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Kurt Angle TLC

When the speculations of Roman Reigns possibly missing the TLC PPV first began, many believed Brock Lesnar would be the most logical choice to replace Reigns if he did miss the show.

So when WWE announced that the Raw GM Kurt Angle would step in and compete at the TLC PPV, it came as a big surprise for the fans who were hoping for Lesnar to be a part of the PPV.

However, according to Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Brock was never considered for the spot despite the fact that he would have been a hometown star in Minneapolis, where the event was held.

Regarding the match between AJ Styles and Finn Balor, it’s being said that Chris Jericho was contacted for an appearance but he was unavailable due to being on a tour with Fozzy.

It’s not known how many other stars were considered before they settled in for Styles as a replacement for Bray Wyatt on the show this past Sunday.

As we noted before, Vince McMahon reportedly made the call for Kurt Angle to make his in-ring return and replace Roman Reigns in the Main event of the TLC PPV.

  • Kristopher Robinson


  • jedi

    I think he looked nervous & stiff. Not very fluid, I think if he had more then 4 days to prep he would have been better. His interaction with Shameus coming back looked scary! Then Cessaro went though the table & he looked good then back to ehhh. Guess it’s also just as much as the dance partner!

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    Well excuse the WWE they didn’t have much to go with so they had to go with something that going to make people still tune in to watch the show. They did the best they could it also ended up being a heck of a Main Event.

  • CC

    I think he is correct(ish) considering he was not prepared for this match, hence the reason he sat the bulk of the match out.
    He was visibly worn out quite quickly.

    I agree it should have been someone else, for two reasons.
    One because Kurt was not prepared and it reflected badly on him.
    Two because a Kurt return should have been reserved for a bigger match and ppv.

  • CC

    Eh? Why on Earth would Lesnar have made sense?
    Why the hell would he want to team with Ambrose and Rollins?
    Plus, if they used him at the PPV that would have severely limited his appearances going forward.

    Plus I don’t remember hearing a single word mentioned about him being rumoured.

  • Leedraven

    Just a wasted return for Kurt. At this point in his career that was not the kind of match he should have been involved in.

  • Kristopher Robinson

    I slightly disagree.

  • Kristopher Robinson

    Lesnar wouldn’t have made sense.

  • jedi

    Kurt does not still have it & should have been someone else!