WWE had plans for TLC, but they held off on one of those big moments. They had a very good reason for not pulling the trigger on Big E’s Intercontinental Title match during the company’s final pay-per-view of 2020. WARNING This article contains SPOILERS.

Click here for a big spoiler about Sami Zayn vs Big E for this week’s Friday Night SmackDown.

Ringside News asked around about why WWE held off on Big E vs Sami Zayn. The original plan was to have that match at TLC.

We were told that Sami Zayn vs Big E was held back from TLC for a feel good Christmas episode moment, and to drive viewership. We don’t want to spoil how that match ends, but you can click here for our complete spoilers for this week’s Christmas episode.


WWE held another match during the Christmas episode of SmackDown, Daniel Bryan vs Jey Uso, that was also previously planned for the TLC pay-per-view.

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