As we’ve previously reported, a drastic medical outbreak in the WWE locker room is forcing the company to make huge changes to this weekend’s Tables Ladders and Chairs (TLC) pay-per-view (PPV). Monday Night RAW General Manager Kurt Angle has replaced Roman Reigns in the event’s main event; as he’ll team up with Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose to take on the team of The Miz, The Bar (Sheamus and Cesaro), Braun Strowman, and Kane.
Also on the card was a scheduled bout between Bray Wyatt and Finn Balor. Wyatt was also affected by the illness and has been replaced by SmackDown Live’s AJ Styles. Per a report from Wrestling Inc., the illness affecting the WWE locker room is the mumps. WINC. describes the illness as the following:
“Mumps is an airborne virus that can be spread by saliva or utensils – even plates or cups – with an infected person. It can also be spread by coughing or sneezing. Symptoms usually take 16-18 days to appear. It then usually takes several days to a week to disappear.”
WWE had been testing RAW talents for Viral Meningitis, however, it was later discovered that the illness was the mumps. No word yet on if more changes will be made to TLC since the outbreak. There is also no news on whether or not SmackDown Live talent is being tested as well. More to come…..