WWE TLC 2017: 5 potential returns at WWE TLC
Let's be honest. One of the main reasons that WWE and indeed sports entertainment trumps real sports for many of us is the 'drama' element that is synonymous with it.
Practically nowhere else will you see interference and cheating when a referee's attention is distracted, in a shamelessly blatant manner. Or a sudden change of heart in the middle of a match, as one of the performers decides to go bad or good, as per the storyline.
One of the most exciting aspects of sports entertainment, is the concept of the unannounced return. We saw how the WWE Universe exploded in unison when The Hardyz invaded WrestleMania 33. Or when AJ Styles showed up unannounced at the previous Royal Rumble. WWE did a fabulous job of keeping Kane's return a secret, this week on RAW.
TLC has a rather underwhelming card except for the main event. It stands to reason that WWE may have an ace up its sleeve, to make the event an unforgettable one indeed.
Let's look at five returns that could happen at the pay-per-view that could have long-term implications on Survivor Series and beyond.
#5 John Cena
You simply do not book John Cena and Roman Reigns in a huge match, and have just a one-off contest. Heading into Survivor Series, which is one of the bigger pay-per-views of the year, it is more than likely that John Cena could return to exact revenge.
After all, he was pinned clean at No Mercy. And John Cena is hardly ever pinned clean. Bear in mind, that it is completely fair to help someone in a TLC match as there is no disqualification.
Considering how the Survivor Series format usually is, it wouldn't be outside the realm of possibility to see Team Cena vs. The Shield in a Survivor Series contest. Or maybe yet another marquee match between John Cena and Roman Reigns.
The ratings have fallen and WWE may need yet another set of pipebombs between the two men to boost them up again.
Of course, John Cena isn't the only person gunning for Roman Reigns...