WWE has issued a statement in regards to the major shakeup for WWE TLC.
Several wrestlers have been sidelined with a viral infection that changed the face of WWE TLC. WWE contacted Fightful and stated the following.
"We have confirmed that three of our performers have been diagnosed with a viral infection. As a precautionary measure, we are ensuring in-ring performers and staff are tested and immunized in accordance with recommended medical guidelines."
The company also linked to the press release on the changes, that see Kurt Angle replacing Roman Reigns in the WWE TLC main event, and AJ Styles against Finn Balor.
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.
WWE has tested several talent for viral meningitis of late. Fightful.com will have full, live coverage and discussion of WWE TLC, as well as a post show Podcast.