News has surfaced that WWE was forced to make changes to a certain match at the TLC PPV because of a suspended star.
Earlier this week it was revealed that Robert Roode and Primo Colon were both suspended for 30 days due to Wellness Policy violations.
This comes after Roode was last seen on SmackDown where he was stretchered out of the arena after getting attacked by Roman Reigns in late November.
It turns out that WWE did have plans for Roode at TLC, according to Dave Meltzer on the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio. Per the report, WWE originally planned for Roode and Dolph Ziggler to challenge The New Day for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles as of last week. However, at the time, he was told that the match could be changed.
In fact, WWE did end up changing the contest as The New Day will defend the titles against The Revival at TLC. The move of challengers happened before the news of Roode’s suspension came out.
As of this writing, there’s still no word on what substances they tested positive for.
WWE holds the TLC pay-per-view event on Sunday, December 15, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Target Center.