Kurt Angle & AJ Styles Replace Roman Reigns & Bray Wyatt — WWE TLC

Kurt Angle will make his return to the ring for WWE at this Sunday's Tables, Ladders, and Chairs event, WWE has announced. Reigns is being replaced by Kurt Angle.

According to a new report from WWE.com, Kurt Angle will be making his long-anticipated return to in-ring competition, and will be competing this Sunday at "TLC". In addition, former WWE Champion AJ Styles will replace Bray Wyatt and face "The Demon" Finn Bálor. Angle returned to WWE earlier this year and has been vocal about wanting to wrestle again in a WWE ring.

Bo Dallas, the real-life brother of Wyatt who has been mysteriously off of WWE television for two weeks, is reportedly the third performer in question.

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Reigns was scheduled to be a part of The Shield reunion, teaming with Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose in a five-on-three TLC steel cage match against The Miz, Sheamus, Cesaro, Braun Strowman, and Kane. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in the same month. Same for Bray Wyatt, who has only appeared via pretaped videos to further his feud with Finn Balor.

It's unclear, however, if both wrestlers have contracted meningitis or if this is just precautionary. His last-minute return is in many ways a double-edged sword for fans in that it provides increased intrigue this weekend but doesn't have the expected build and fanfare WWE would've preferred for such a momentous occasion.

  • Michelle Webb