The TLC weekend was quite eventful for WWE. The Raw-exclusive event was supposed to witness The Shield faction back in action after three long years against the team of The Miz, Braun Strowman, Kane, Sheamus, and Cesaro. But, Roman Reigns was not able to perform on the show due to virus affection. Bray Wyatt also suffered the same consequence on that night.
The Smackdown roster also suffered big problems while working in the South America region. AJ Styles suffered a stomach problem and was pulled off from the second night in Chile. Another big star, Kevin Owens also could not work on that night due to personal problems for which he was granted a leave and go back to his home country of Canada.
The absence of two big superstars from the show was supposed to hamper the attendance to a big extent. The fans were not happy after learning the news that two marquee players were unable to perform. However, this was not the only reason why Triple H was called to perform as a replacement.
Reports from Wrestling Observer Newsletter suggested that a local wrestling promotion paid $900,000 for the two nights. Just after the news broke out that AJ Styles will not be able to perform on the second night, they expressed their disappointments with the ongoing show.
As a result, WWE thought to bring a big name to make the local crowd happy. Triple H was the first name under consideration since he has always been a trusted shoulder for the company in these conditions. Being a true veteran, the Game always keeps himself ready to perform in such shows. So, it did not take a long time for him to fly into Santiago, Chile.
Since he acted as a replacement for AJ Styles, a babyface role was reserved for him. As a result, he ended up going against a heel in Rusev. The Cerebral Assassin of the WWE was fit for the role, instantly. He defeated the Bulgarian Brute in an entertaining match. Also, after the show, he showed some dance moves alongside New Day inside the ring.
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