Kurt Angle Wrestling At WWE TLC 2017; Replacing Roman Reigns

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Due to an illness going round in the WWE locker room, WWE TLC 2017 is getting some major changes. The Shield reunion has to be postponed as Kurt Angle has replaced Roman Reigns in the main event of the PPV.

WWE.com announced that Kurt Angle will join Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose to face The Miz, Sheamus, Cesaro, Kane and Braun Strowman in a TLC match.

This is the first time that Kurt Angle is wrestling in the WWE after 11 long years. Since that time, Angle spent a decade wrestling for Impact Wrestling.

The illness affecting Roman Reigns could be meningitis or the mumps.

In either case, it has affected other people on the roster including Kevin Owens, Bray Wyatt and Bo Dallas just to name a few.

Some of them may not have the illness itself, but they are viral infections so keeping wrestlers away from the public and others is being done as a precautionary measure.

Since Bray Wyatt is unable to wrestle Finn Balor at the PPV, AJ Styles is wrestling on his behalf.

This is the first time that Finn Balor and AJ Styles will be facing each other in the WWE. This match could steal the show since Styles rarely disappoints.

We're not sure how long the illness will affect the WWE Superstars, but hopefully everyone gets healthy very soon. WWE may have to call up some people from NXT if more wrestlers get sick.

For now, TLC 2017 is looking a lot different than before due to the changes.

The return of Kurt Angle is sure to excite many fans all around the world since he came back in the WWE in a non-wrestling role earlier this year.

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