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WWE: Lana out of TLC tag title match, Asuka to get new partner


WWE has announced that Lana is out of TLC following an angle that took place on Monday's go-home episode of Raw.

It was said on Monday's Raw that -- due to being attacked by Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax earlier in the show -- Lana won't be able to wrestle at TLC. Raw Women's Champion Asuka and a partner of her choosing will now challenge Baszler & Jax for their Women's Tag Team titles at the pay-per-view.

Who Asuka will be teaming with at TLC hasn't been revealed.

Lana defeated Jax on this week's Raw, pinning her after fighting out of a Samoan drop attempt from the second rope. As Asuka celebrated Lana's win backstage, she was ambushed by Baszler. Jax then attacked Lana in the ring. Baszler and Jax beat Lana down and ended the attack with Baszler bending Lana's leg back and Jax giving it multiple leg drops. Asuka then recovered and ran out to make the save.

WWE said that Lana had been taken to a local medical facility and had "devastating injuries to her elbow and leg." Later on Raw, Baszler vs. Dana Brooke ended in a disqualification when Jax interfered and pushed Brooke off the top rope. Mandy Rose ran out with a kendo stick to make the save for Brooke after the match. She attacked Baszler and Jax with the kendo stick, but Baszler was able to get it away from her. Asuka then attacked Baszler and helped Brooke and Rose clear the ring.

TLC is taking place on Sunday (December 20). Here's the updated card for the show:

  • Universal Champion Roman Reigns defends his title against Kevin Owens in a tables, ladders, and chairs match
  • WWE Champion Drew McIntyre defends his title against AJ Styles in a tables, ladders, and chairs match
  • SmackDown Women's Champion Sasha Banks defends her title against Carmella
  • Randy Orton vs. "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt
  • Women's Tag Team Champions Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax defend their titles against Asuka and a partner of her choosing
  • Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) defend their titles against The Hurt Business (Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander)