WWE Says “Three Of Our Performers Have Been Diagnosed With A Viral Infection”

Roman Reigns

This Sunday’s TLC pay-per-view has undergone two major changes with the news that both Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt will be unable to compete due to an unspecified viral infection, and that Hall of Famer Kurt Angle will make his first in-ring appearance for WWE in more than 11 years.

In a statement to ESPN, a WWE representative said, “We have confirmed that three of our performers have been diagnosed with a viral infection. As a precautionary measure, we are ensuring in-ring performers and staff are tested and immunized in accordance with recommended medical guidelines.”

WWE did not say who the third performer is.

The company revealed this afternoon that Reigns and Wyatt won’t be wrestling at TLC due to medical issues that are impacting them. Reigns had been scheduled to team with Raw Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose against Braun Strowman, Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Cesaro, Sheamus, and Kane in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs 5-on-3 Handicap Match.

SmackDown LIVE Superstar AJ Styles will make a one-night-only appearance on Raw to take on Finn Balor, taking the place of Wyatt in that one-on-one match. This will be their first one-on-one match.