WWE made a plan for the main event of TLC as reported earlier. The WWE Championship was supposed to be on the line in this match where Drew McIntyre would defend against Braun Strowman. But a potential injury suffered by the latter name could have gotten in the way and that match could be canceled. Although there’s no concrete news available on this.
Braun Strowman was slated for a WWE Title Match at TLC, although he wasn’t included in the tournament that is ongoing for the new number-one contender’s match due to the storyline purpose where he has been suspended by the WWE. While this was supposed to be instigating the scenario, now it seems the suspension occurred because he’s actually injured.
Braun Strowman Injured; WWE TLC 2020 Main Event Plans To Change?
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that he heard Braun Strowman was possibly injured. This could be the reason why he was written out of action on Raw. It is a knee injury that occurred during the Survivor Series pay-per-view event. The headbutt angle followed the next night on Raw to protect him from the competition.
“Word going around is he’s injured and that’s why WWE did the headbutt and suspension angle.”
It was noted that Braun Strowman would’ve gotten a Title shot against McIntyre directly but the injury ruined the plans. The qualifying matches done on RAW were a “last-minute thing”. The suspension isn’t to the suspension is not to “cover up the injury” but it may be a way to build more heat for Strowman heading into TLC as he’s been converted into a heel, again.
WWE has “indefinitely suspended” Braun Strowman who wasn’t happy about this at all and reacted in a heated manner on the issue. Keeping the storyline perspective aside from this angle, this could help to keep him off television for sometimes if he’s legit injured. WWE must be having a backup plan, as well if he is injured.
The Men’s Team RAW secured a clean sweep over the Men’s Team SmackDown at the 2020 Survivor Series pay-per-view. The insider belief is that Braun Strowman could have injured his knee at Survivor Series during that elimination match. It hasn’t been confirmed that he is legitimately injured, but that is the story doing rounds on the internet.