Two Major WWE Stars Have Been Removed From TLC, And The Shield Reunion Isn’t Happening

We’ve been reporting on the crazy medical issues taking over WWE, and now it looks like two major stars have been removed from Sunday’s WWE TLC event because of it.

First, the good news. Bray Wyatt is off the card, and we’re getting Finn Bálor vs. AJ Styles in a “battle of former Bullet Club leaders” dream match. The bad news: Roman Reigns is also off the card, meaning the Shield reunion — which was more or less the entire selling point of this pay-per-view — isn’t happening. Reigns is being replaced by Kurt Angle. Really.

Via, and not a parody site:

Due to medical issues impacting two WWE Superstars scheduled to appear at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs, streaming live on WWE Network this Sunday, the special event will now feature Kurt Angle competing in a WWE ring for the first time in more than 11 years, as he replaces Roman Reigns. In addition, former WWE Champion AJ Styles will replace Bray Wyatt and face “The Demon” Finn Bálor.

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.

We’ll keep you updated on any further information that becomes available, as soon as we’re done shaking our heads in disbelief and pulling our jaws up from the floor.