While the WWE did not specify which infection sidelined these three wrestlers, a press release did confirm some superstars had to be pulled from the pay per view due to an infection. "As a precautionary measure, we are ensuring in-ring performers and staff are tested and immunized in accordance with recommended medical guidelines". They announced that AJ Styles would fill in for Bray against Finn Balor, while Kurt Angle will take Reigns' place and team up with Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose. To their credit, they've done a wonderful job of-of not just replacing Roman Reigns and BRay Wyatt, but arguably creating a better card for TLC. Our Bryan Alvarez tweeted that their match is now scheduled to get a good amount of time on Sunday and that creative is working on big changes for Raw with Reigns out.
Earlier this week it was reported that Wyatt, his brother Bo Dallas and JoJo Offerman girlfriend of Wyatt whom he is supposed to be dating were infected with viral meningitis. While Roman Reigns may prove to be irreplaceable, breaking the emergency glass for Kurt Angle is certainly a refreshingly ambitious crack for WWE.
One festival, many celebrations
In the first year of his presidency, former president Barack Obama lit the ceremonial Diya in the East Room of the White House. The President lighting the Diwali lamps at the White House denoted a public display of the extension of American diversity.
So, now we have a dream match and it has the potential to steal the show.
While Styles will be making a one-night-only appearance on the RAW ppv this weekend, it's unclear if Angle will be wrestling for the brand from here on out.