It was reported that Braun Strowman was supposed to face Drew McIntyre for the WWE Championship at Tables, Ladders, and Chairs (TLC). However, those plans were nixed after Strowman suffered an injury and was taken out of WWE TV with a storyline suspension.
This week on Monday Night Raw, Riddle, Keith Lee, and AJ Styles battled each other to determine McIntyre’s next challenger. Styles ended up winning the match and he will now face The Scottish Psychopath at TLC next month.
On the recent episode of Wrestling Observer Live, Dave Meltzer talked about how Strowman injured himself and if he would be away for long.
“I had somebody send me a video from Survivor Series and it’s Jey Uso doing a running Undertaker dive over the top rope onto the pile. In fact, you can see him fall right on Braun Strowman’s left leg and Braun grabs his knee and away you go.”
Meltzer also said that Strowman is likely to avoid surgery and that he would be able to return soon to action.
“The story, as noted, is that Braun was scheduled to face Drew McIntyre at TLC but he got the leg injury and he is rehabbing it. I didn’t hear anything about surgery, just that they are rehabbing it. Presumably, he won’t be out that long but I guess we’ll see.”