As all WWE fans know, last night's (Sun. October 23, 2017) WWE Tables Ladders and Chairs (TLC) pay-per-view (PPV) card saw some drastic changes made just days out from the event - but AJ Styles and Finn Balor proved it was for the better.
Originally two key matches on the card were set to take place; the first being a 5-on-3 TLC match between The Shield and the team of The Miz, The Bar (Sheamus and Cesaro), Kane, and Braun Strowman. Also on the card was scheduled to be the debut of Bray Wyatt's "Sister Abigail" persona, as she challenged "The Demon King" Finn Balor.
Unfortunately a bad case of the mumps ran through the WWE locker room and infected both Reigns and Wyatt, removing them from their respective bouts. Days out from the event WWE announced their removal from the card but also named some epic replacements.
In place of Reigns WWE decided to welcome back WWE Hall Of Famer and Monday Night RAW General Manager Kurt Angle, who made his return to WWE in-ring action for the first time in 11 years. To replace Wyatt, WWE called up on the services of SmackDown Live's AJ Styles who left an overseas tour early to help out.
The bout between Styles and Balor was regarded as a dream match by professional wrestling fans, as both men have established themselves as two of the best workers in the professional wrestling industry today.
Both Styles and Balor have a shared history with The Bullet Club from their Japan days, as they each served as a Club leader before departing for WWE. Styles and Balor tore the house down with a Match Of The Year candidate bout inside the squared circle - but what they did after the match sent the professional wrestling world on fire.
Styles and Balor hit the Too Sweet gesture with one another, a gesture linked to both The Bullet Club and the N.W.O. A fan on Twitter questioned if the gesture was a slight towards Vince McMahon for handing Bullet Club members The Young Bucks a cease and desist for using it overseas.
"The Phenomenal One" immediately shot that notion down in a lengthy Twitter response:
What are your thoughts on Styles saying that his Too Sweet with Balor wasn't to slight Vince? Do you think it really was just a sign of respect to their Bullet Club roots? Or is "The Phenomenal One" hiding the gesture's true meaning? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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