The wait for Kurt Angle’s WWE in-ring return is over. The WWE has announced that due to medical concerns Roman Reigns has been removed from the scheduled Three On Five match-up between The Shield and the team of The Miz, The Bar (Sheamus and Cesaro), Braun Strowman, and Kane at this weekend’s Tables Ladders and Chairs (TLC) pay-per-view (PPV).
Reigns will be replaced by Monday Night RAW General Manager Kurt Angle. In addition, Bray Wyatt has also been replaced by SmackDown Live’s AJ Styles. Wyatt’s replacement stems from medical concerns as well. Here’s the official statement from WWE:
“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.”