Earlier this week it was reported that a meningitis outbreak had sidelined Bray Wyatt, Bo Dallas, and ring announcer JoJo. There was speculation that more members of the roster would be affected. That has turned out to be the case and WWE has announced two MASSIVE changes to the TLC PPV this Sunday, October 22nd. Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt are both sick and out of action. Because of this KURT ANGLE will make his long-awaited return to a WWE ring to replace Reigns in the TLC match alongside Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose. AJ Styles will replace Wyatt in the match against Finn Balor. HOLY CRAP!!!!
Here’s more via WWE.com
A WWE Hall of Famer and the current General Manager of Raw, Angle will join forces with Raw Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose to battle the daunting combination of Braun Strowman, Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Cesaro, Sheamus and The Big Red Machine Kane in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs 5-on-3 Handicap Match.
The showdown between “The Demon” and Styles is one that the WWE Universe has been wanting for a long time and promises to be one of the most exciting matches of 2017.
This is huge on TWO accounts. First, Kurt Angle is returning to wrestle in WWE after more than a decade.
Is it true??? Oh It's damn true! Your Olympic Hero will be wrestling along side of The Shield… https://t.co/Q6MMYO5pCA
— Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) October 20, 2017
There were rumors that he would be returning to the ring soon, but no one expected it to be like this. Styles and Balor is a dream match that many have wanted ever since the two came to WWE. Balor and Styles promise to be an incredible match despite a lack of build. Both are incredible in-ring performers who know how to put on a good show. As for Angle, it isn’t like he’s been on the shelf for a decade. He’s proven he can go in the ring still with stints in TNA and the indie circuit.
Predictably people are reacting strongly to this massive turn of events!