Despite originally being scheduled for 12th December, it is being reported that WWE has now cancelled the TLC pay-per-view.
The original feature show schedule for the rest of the year included Tables, Ladder and Chairs along with Crown Jewel on 21st October and Survivor Series on 21st November. Next year would then start with Day 1 on 1st January and the Royal Rumble on 29th January.
In the new report Fightful Select have commented that the event has now been removed from the calendar as it is thought to be too close to the pay-per-view at the turn of the year. Apparently the decision to make this change was made “well over a month ago”.
The first time in WWE’s history they’ve run a show on New Year’s Day, Day 1 is scheduled to take place at Atlanta’s State Farm Arena.
The Tables, Ladder and Chairs pay-per-view became an annual part of the WWE calendar in 2009. The show replaced Armageddon which had been the regular December show for a number of years before that.
Some notable activity has happened on the traditional end of year special, including in 2009 when D-X faced Chris Jericho and The Big Show in a unification match for the WWE Tag Team Championships.
As with the majority of last year’s WWE pay-per-views, last year’s event took place in the ThunderDome. On the show Drew McIntyre defeated The Miz and AJ Styles to retain his WWE Championship, whilst Roman Reigns was also able to keep his Universal Championship in a match with Kevin Owens.
That show was headlined by Firefly Fun House match between ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton. The final image of that show was Orton setting fire to The Fiend’s lifeless body.
Wyatt went on to face The Viper once again at WrestleMania 37, before being released by WWE in July 2021. Since then there has been plenty of speculation as to when and where he will show up next.