WWE’s final pay-per-view of the decade, TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs takes place this Sunday at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota but the company isn’t done making changes to the show.
WWE waited until the very last minute to announce the matches and due to the prolonged delay, the build for the PPV hasn’t been satisfying. The feuds seem half-baked, the storylines feel rushed and the overall card is lacking the big feel, unlike last year’s closing show.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that WWE may drop Kevin Owens vs Seth Rollins from the TLC card after the recent turn of events on the go-home episode of Monday Night RAW. The Prizefighter left the arena on a stretcher and no official booking was made for Sunday’s show.
Meanwhile, RAW Tag Team Champions The Viking Raiders still don’t have an opponent scheduled for December 15th. Erik and Ivar were rumored to defend the tag team championship against The OC at TLC but it seems that WWE could be cutting the title match from the card as no new challengers were placed before The Raiders after their victory over Street Profits last night.
WWE can book any match until the PPV by announcing the same on social media, but it’s very unlikely for the company to announce Owens vs Rollins and The Viking Raiders vs The OC for TLC as both feuds are still in their nascent stages.
On the other hand, Shinsuke Nakamura is to reportedly defend the United States Championship against Braun Strowman at TLC. Both men were planned for an angle to set their feud in motion last week on SmackDown but WWE had to nix the segment as The Monster has been dealing with an injury.
“Nakamura and Strowman — they were supposed to do an angle on Friday Night SmackDown, but they couldn’t because Strowman got hurt and he couldn’t do the angle.”
WWE’s official statement states that Strowman is dealing with “a hip injury, but it’s nothing serious — but he missed a couple of days.” Let’s see if WWE clears him for Sunday’s showdown.