WWE TLC 2016: Examining The Undertaker’s Potential Impact On AJ Styles Vs. Dean Ambrose
November 25, 2016 - WWE
WWE TLC will be headlined by AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose for a WWE Championship, though a genuine furious label in a compare is someone who isn’t even in it: The Undertaker.
When The Undertaker returned on SmackDown’s 900th part final week, he betrothed that if Team SmackDown mislaid during Survivor Series, a superstars on a patrol would have to understanding with “The Phenom” himself. Though Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt picked adult a win for a blue brand, The Undertaker also hinted that he’d be adhering around for some-more than only his standard WrestleMania run.
A gossip flush final week that The Undertaker’s initial argument on his lapse would be opposite possibly Orton or Styles, and PWInsider’s Mike Johnson (h/t WhatCulture) recently reported that Styles vs. The Undertaker could even take place during WrestleMania 33:
Mike Johnson of PWInsider is stating that he’s conference rumblings that AJ Styles is being severely considered. While appearing on Taz’s show, Johnson pronounced that a awaiting of Taker severe Styles for a WWE World Championship is being “heavily discussed.”
Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t SEScoops) also reports that WWE wants to do The Undertaker vs. Styles, though that it might have to wait until after Royal Rumble when Undertaker is entirely recovered from hip surgery.
But conveniently enough, WWE TLC should be a end to a long-running WWE Championship adversary between Ambrose and Styles. The TLC compare itself is designed to be a blowoff bout, and given that Ambrose and Styles have been feuding for what seems like forever, it’s approaching that Styles will keep a WWE pretension during TLC and pierce on to his successive challenger.
Despite Team SmackDown picking adult a “W” during Survivor Series, The Undertaker still has a bone to collect with both Styles and Ambrose since conjunction luminary was a essence survivor and both jeopardized SmackDown’s chances of violence Team Raw due to their beef with one another.
That is reason adequate for The Undertaker to aim Ambrose, Styles or maybe even both during TLC.
Given the recent unsatisfactory WWE Network subscriber count as good as Goldberg’s certain impact on a hum surrounding a company, WWE is in a position where a advantages of focusing on part-time performers might transcend a drawbacks, during slightest in a minds of association officials.
Goldberg’s lapse and successive dismantling of Brock Lesnar has left a lot of people articulate about WWE, so most so that Goldberg has been announced for The Royal Rumble and Lesnar is approaching to follow suit. This has turn a accessible sign that, like it or not, WWE will continue to rest on part-time stars who are blockbuster attractions and use them during a tip of a card.