What's the story?
Brock Lesnar will not be a part of Raw's TLC PPV, despite the fact the PPV will take place in his hometown of Minnesota. In addition to that, the main event on a TLC PPV is traditionally a TLC match for the WWE/Universal Championship, however, this will obviously not be the case this time, due to Lesnar's absence.
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In case you didn't know...
Brock Lesnar won the WWE Universal Championship at WrestleMania 33 and is set for a one year run with the title, despite his part-time status.
The heart of the matter
Brock has been more active than he was during his previous title run, however, his limited schedule still means he will miss several key PPVs.
We previously reported on dirtysheets.net that both Lesnar and Cena are set to miss Survivor Series, which is why Cena vs Reigns was moved to No Mercy.
However, the fans in Minnesota will be bitterly disappointed to see that their hometown hero and the current champion won't be appearing at the show. According to our sources, Lesnar won't appear again after No Mercy for the remainder of 2017.
Raw's No Mercy PPV will be up first, and will take place on September 24th, emanating from the Staples Center in LA.
The WWE know the situation they are putting themselves in when they opt for Brock as champion. That's not to say I disagree with it. Brock is the biggest star in the company, by far.
What I do disagree with is PPVs every two weeks and especially gimmick ones, where you have to shoe-horn talents into Hell in the Cell and TLC matches because you have the PPV coming up, rather than organically using the gimmick matches correctly to conclude intense feuds that warrant them.
As soon as we learn more about the actual main event at TLC, I will reveal it right here, as an SK Exclusive.
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