WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs, has had its landscape changed drastically.
In the wake of a reported virus that has affected members of the Monday Night Raw roster, both Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt have been pulled from the Sunday night card, per the WWE.
The loss of Reigns means that The Shield reunion on PPV will be delayed. But instead of having just Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose go it alone in a 5-on-2 handicap match, the Raw general manager, Kurt Angle, will make his return to the ring and team up alongside the Tag Team Champions.
This past week on Raw, Reigns was defeated by Braun Strowman in a Steel Cage Match, after Kane made his unexpected return to the company, appearing from underneath the ring and chokeslamming Reigns, leading to a Strowman win. After the match, The Miz announced that Kane would be the fifth member of his team for Sunday’s 5-on-3 TLC Handicap Match, which was supposed to signal The Shield’s in-ring return as a full unit.
The other blockbuster match on the card featured what was supposed to be the culmination of the rivalry between “The Demon” of Finn Balor and Sister Abigail, the split-personality of Bray Wyatt. It appears that not only is Wyatt susceptible to sickness, but Sister Abigail is as well as A.J. Styles has been tabbed to take his place, giving fans a blockbuster showdown of Styles vs. Balor inside a WWE ring for the first time in history.