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Figure Four Weekly 10/23/2017: Recapping WWE's unusual TLC PPV

Making the most of a bad situation, Sunday night's TLC pay-per-view provided a fun ending for what must have been a rough week for WWE.

Two wrestlers (Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt) being pulled from a PPV due to a viral infection just days before the show is always a bad situation. But TLC being built almost solely around the in-ring reunion of The Shield made the timing especially awful. Having a mediocre PPV is forgivable in the Network era, but WWE knew that they had to give ticket holders worthy replacements. AJ Styles stepping in for Wyatt against Finn Balor was a logical choice with both being former leaders of the Bullet Club, but Kurt Angle returning on such short notice to team with Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose was surprising.

The strong fill-ins led to inevitable claims about WWE 

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