Braun Strowman had his elbow ”shattered” at the hands of Baron Corbin on RAW. But it was actually done so that WWE could write Braun off WWE television, as he actually required elbow surgery. WWE had only exaggerated the severity.
On PW Insider Elite audio, Mike Johnson discussed what backup plan WWE had in case Braun Strowman isn’t medically cleared for TLC. He said how the expectations among those he spoke to were that Braun would make it for TLC.
But it’s unsure just how severe the elbow injury is when they would operate on him. Also, how long it will take for him to heal. He would go on to say how he was told that WWE would still have Braun on TV one way or the other.
He also noted that another likely scenario would be Braun decimating Corbin in a very one-sided match. This way he wouldn’t have to wrestle much until the Royal Rumble. At the moment the situation isn’t grave.
We do hope Braun makes it back in time for TLC so that he can beat Baron Corbin and get another opportunity to face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Title at the Royal Rumble.