As noted last week, WWE had to change their plans for the WWE TLC main event because of an injury to Braun Strowman’s leg.
During Wrestling Observer Live, Bryan Alvarez confirmed that the injury happened during a spot with Jey Uso at Survivor Series.
Alvarez said, “During the break, 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.”
The good news is that it doesn’t look like Strowman needs surgery, which means that he probably won’t need to be out of action for several months.
Alvarez added, “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.”
McIntyre will defend the WWE Championship against AJ Styles at the TLC pay-per-view. If Strowman is ready in a few weeks then, in theory, they could have Strowman challenge for the title in January at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view.