It's hardly surprising, but it sounds like acting Raw general manager Baron Corbin will indeed have to face The Monster Among Men after all.
According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com, Braun Strowman is scheduled to to appear at this Sunday's TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs pay-per-view in San Jose, where it's presumed he'll go up against Corbin.
Strowman recently underwent minor shoulder surgery, leaving his status for TLC in doubt. WWE implemented this in storyline by having Corbin, Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre take part in a brutal attack on Strowman. It culminated with Corbin hitting his arm with the steel steps, leaving the Monster Among Men seriously injured.
The match stipulation is that if Strowman defeats Corbin in their TLC match, he'll earn a Universal Championship match against Brock Lesnar at the January Royal Rumble pay-per-view. Corbin would also lose his status as an authority figure for Raw.
But should the "Constable" win, he will replace Kurt Angle as the full-time general manager of Raw, which would obviously raise plenty of questions about the future for the Olympic gold medalist.
What This Means
It would have been a major surprise if Strowman were not to show up at TLC this Sunday. If he weren't able to compete, WWE would have likely set up a new opponent for Corbin on this week's episode of Raw. Thankfully, Strowman will be healthy for his match against Corbin, giving us fans a dream bout featuring two of the most dominant big men in the wrestling world today.
It's believed Lesnar has just a couple of more matches on his contract, with one of them expected to take palce WrestleMania 35. That means he'd have to compete at least once between now and the 'Mania, meaning it's likely Strowman will win defeat Corbin to set up their title bout at the Royal Rumble.