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TLC is reportedly heading back to Dec., Oct. PPV shifted to Melbourne


UPDATE: Per Wrestling Observer, WWE confirmed the Oct. 21 event in Boston is now a house show. It looks like the Melbourne stadium show on Oct. 6, Super Show-Down, will serve as that month’s PPV.

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Rumors that WWE was undecided on a couple of the names for their remaining 2018 pay-per-view (PPV) events look like they were half-true.

The show coming to Boston’s TD Garden on Sun., Oct. 21 was going to be this year’s TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs. But when the crowd at Raw last night (July 9) saw an advertisement for that date, it was simply referred to as a Raw and SmackDown “SuperShow”.

According to PWInsider’s sources, that’s because TLC is moving back to its familiar Dec. spot on the schedule. Prior to last year’s show in Minneapolis, all eight of the previous shows with the TLC name had taken place in the last month of the year. If this report is correct, WWE is returning to form and that name will grace the Sun., Dec. 16 event in San Jose.

Which still leaves questions about Oct. in Boston. The company has scaled back on PPVs this year, but it seems unlikely they’d go almost two months between Sept. 16’s Hell in a Cell and Nov. 18’s Survivor Series. They could use the Clash of Champions name which had been slated for San Jose - that show took place in Sept. of 2016, and Beantown got it last year.

But where’s the fun in that? There’s going to be a lot of calls for the return of Halloween Havoc. Personally, I’m hoping rumors Great Balls of Fire was a one-year gimmick prove wrong, because as a 12 year trapped in a middle aged man’s body, I had too much fun with it.

We’ll throw it to you, Cagesiders. What name would you like to see make a comeback for Oct. 21?


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