WWE TLC is this Sunday. And boy is it crazy. Of course, the bigger story is the lead up to the show with the possibility of viral meningitis spreading in the WWE locker room. This has caused a complete change to the TLC Card. Kurt Angle is replacing Roman Reigns in the main event, which is NUTS. Angle’s first match back is a TLC match and he is going in on 48 hours notice. I would have never called that.
Meanwhile, AJ Styles replaces Bray Wyatt to take on Finn Balor which at this point is a special attraction match. That’s an upgrade over what we were going to get. And I just hope it is also the end of the Sister Abigail shit.
And you though this show was going to be a disaster didn’t you?
A viral meningitis outbreak has caused massive changes to this Sunday’s TLC show. The biggest being that Roman Reigns is OUT of the main event match. That puts The Shield reunion on hold for the time being. In his place? Well that is current RAW GM Kurt Angle.
That’s right, Kurt Angle is stepping in a WWE ring for the first time in eleven years on 48 hours notice.
Cage Match: Matanza vs El Dragon Azteca Jr.
-Matt Striker sounds like he is losing his voice. So the show is already off to a great start. (no sarcasm)
-El Dragon starts by hitting a moonsault off the top of the cage.
-Matanza regains control and just starts tossing Dragon around into the cage.
I’ve been making my way through the first Vince Russo Era in WCW. And let me tell you, it is awful. I could count the number of things I like on one hand, and I could still do it even if I had three of my fingers blown off. How anyone can defend any of Russo’s shit on Twitter nowadays is beyond me. What is there to like? Wrestling is non-existent. Matches are kept short and have constant interference, even more so than previous WCW. Women are objectified to nothing but sex objects (a byproduct of that era). Constant backstage segments and quick cuts that look like shit. Oh and he decided to push Jeff Jarrett to the moon.
This PPV is awful. Don’t watch it. Just read my review of it.
Last Luchadora Standing: Taya vs Sexy Star
-First Sexy Star match I’ve watched since her incident at Triplemania.
-Sexy Star hits a couple awful hurricarranas then dropkicks Taya out of the ring. Taya catches Sexy on the outside then slams her into the railing.
-Taya plants Sexy on the ringside chairs but Sexy moves as Taya charges at her.
Sometimes you just see the death of a wrestling character right in front of your eyes. For Bray Wyatt that slow death was happening for a very long time. It started at Wrestlemania and it just kept getting worse and worse.
This past Monday on RAW, the Bray Wyatt character was finally taken off life support.
The Shield Officially Reformed and Will Face The Miz, Sheamus and Cesaro, and BRAUN Strowman in a TLC Match at the TLC PPV
-The show started with Miz handing out a bunch of Mizzies then being interrupted by Roman Reigns. Reigns was later joined by Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins. They attacked Miz and SheSaro. Later in the night, the Shield attacked BRAUN on stage and powerbombed him through the announce table. Kurt Angle already made the 3-on-3 match, but Miz found Angle and told him the Shield said they would take on anyone, so he got Kurt to add Strowman to the match.
Sanada, Hiromu Takahashi and Bushi vs Bad Luck Fale, Leo Tonga and Yujiro Takahashi
-The ring announcer is staying outside the ring so he doesn’t get killed by Fale, smart move.
-Takahashi goes right after Fale, trying to get justice back for Daryl.
-It is a brief beatdown, however, as Fale almost takes Hiromu’s head off with a clothesline.
-Jeremiah Crane tells Ivelisse that he is in love with Catrina, whom Ivelisse is facing tonight. Ivelisse is pissed and Crane calls her a bitch as she walks away so she spin kicks him into the wall.
Battle Royal For A Dario Cueto Unique Opportunity
-Anyone not involved in an actual match here is in this.
-This was clearly a way just to get everyone on the show as in under five minutes we are down to Mascarita Segrada, The Mack, PJ Black and Ricky Mandel.
-And just like that, the Mack delivers a Stunner to PJ Black and he wins.
WINNER: The Mack
Justin C and Cam are here to preview WWE Hell In A Cell. What will happen in the Shane McMahon/Kevin Owens Hell In A Cell match? Will Jinder Mahal really retain the WWE Title again and defeat Shinsuke Nakamura? Justin and Cam also talk about the Shield reunion and whether it is good for the WWE in the short and long term. They dive into the latest with the Bray Wyatt and character and start the show with a breaking NXT spoiler!
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