We have made it to the final PPV of this chaotic year. D-VON....GET THE TABLES, LADDERS, AND CHAIRS. This is WWE’S gift to us the WWE Universe this holiday season.
Here is everything advertised for tonight's show:
Drew McIntyre vs AJ Styles(WWE Championship):
Preview (via WWE) - A Phenomenal challenger awaits Drew McIntyre at WWE TLC, as the WWE Champion will meet AJ Styles with the title on the line.
The King of Claymore Country reclaimed the WWE Title with a grueling win over Randy Orton that began his second reign. McIntyre has prided himself on being a fighting champion, and will now face Styles who’s began his most recent red brand tenure a perfect 6-0. The Phenomenal One earned his WWE Title opportunity with a “Sudden Death” Triple Threat Match win over Keith Lee and Riddle.
What will happen when these two elite Superstars meet in the ring for the first time?
"The Fiend" Bray Wyatt vs Randy Orton(Firefly Inferno Match):
Preview (via WWE) - Randy Orton and The Fiend are set to turn up the heat at WWE TLC in the first-ever Firefly Inferno Match.
Orton and Wyatt are no stranger to the destructive flames, as The Viper once sadistically burned down The Wyatt Family Compound. Last week, The Viper trapped Wyatt inside a burning box, but The Fiend emerged unscathed to punish Orton for his brutality. Now Orton will have to step inside The Fiend's twisted inferno, and HE never forgets.
After The Fiend’s mind games cost Randy Orton an opportunity to once again compete for the WWE Championship, The Viper fired right back by taking hold of Alexa Bliss in attempt to coax The Fiend during a tense installment of “A Moment of Bliss.”
The Fiend has changed every man to step into the ring with him, but Orton has proven time and again to be a different breed of Superstar? Can The Legend Killer walk through the fire or will The Fiend burn Orton for his past transgressions?
Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler vs Asuka and ???(WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship):
Preview (via WWE) - Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler have imposed their will on the red brand, and now the tandem has reshaped their WWE TLC clash.
The WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions were slated to defend their titles against Raw Women’s Champion Asuka & Lana, but the brutal actions of Jax & Baszler changed the equation. A devastating attack resulted in an injury that has left Lana unable to compete and forced Asuka to find a new partner of her choosing before Sunday's showdown.
The Empress of Tomorrow & Lana struck gold when first teaming together in impromptu fashion the night after Survivor Series, with the Raw Women’s Champion scoring a roll-up pin on The Queen of Spades for a non-title victory. Lana went on to achieve the unthinkable by defeating Jax in one-on-one action which sparked the outburst from the champions.
Can Asuka find a partner in short order to pay back the champions and strip them of their titles? Or will Jax & Baszler continue their brutal streak of dominance?
Roman Regins vs Kevin Owens(Universal Championship TLC Match):
Preview (via WWE) - Ever since making his jaw-dropping return to WWE and winning the Universal Title in short order, Roman Reigns has radiated the smugness of a man who believes he can’t be touched.
Kevin Owens is hellbent on changing that.
After weeks of animosity, KO challenged The Head of the Table to what is certain to be a barbaric Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match for the Universal Title at WWE TLC. Reigns, who recently scored a monumental victory against WWE Champion Drew McIntyre at Survivor Series, immediately accepted.
Is KO up to the task of becoming a two-time Universal Champion and taking the title from The Head of the Table in a deadly Tables, Ladder and Chairs Match?
At the very least, the challenger has already proven that he knows how to wield one of the match’s trademark weapons, as Jey Uso can likely attest after being on the receiving end of several menacing chair strikes from KO at the conclusion of the Nov. 27 SmackDown. When he finally decided that Jey had had enough, KO helped himself to a seat at the head of the blue brand’s announce table, no doubt sending a message to SmackDown’s self-proclaimed Head of the Table.
Sasha Banks vs Carmella(Smackdown Women's Championship):
Preview (via WWE) - At WWE TLC, Sasha Banks will once again put her SmackDown Women’s Title on the line against Carmella in an extremely personal showdown.
For weeks, “The Untouchable One” unleashed a series of sneak attacks on The Boss. In response, Banks surprised Mella during one of her backstage vignettes and unleashed an all-out assault of her own, locking her in the Bank Statement until the she was pulled away by WWE personal.
But when a SmackDown Women’s Championship Match at WWE TLC against Sasha Banks was scheduled to be made official on the Dec. 11 edition of the blue brand, Carmella opted to “borrow” the match contract and deliver the signed version to the ring via a sommelier rather than come in person. This only served to further aggravate The Boss, and she decided to flip the script and make the executive decision to face Mella for the title in the main event of SmackDown in order to get her hands on the self-proclaimed “untouchable” Carmella.
Later that night, when Carmella’s sommelier decided to get involved in the impromptu title match, Sasha snapped and got herself disqualified as she went after her challenger with a new level of aggression. After the bell, Sasha went even further by locking the sommelier in the Bank Statement. But Carmella used this distraction to regain the advantage and unleash a brutal assault that culminated in her smashing a bottle of champagne on the back of The Boss! Then, taking a drink herself, she dumped champagne on Banks to add insult to injury.
Six-time World Champion Sasha Banks is truly a dangerous titleholder, making history time and time again whether it be in Hell in a Cell, a WWE Iron Woman Match or simply in a one-on-one contest for the ages. Nevertheless, despite the glamour of Carmella, there is also no denying that Mella is still money. She boasts an impressive title resume of her own as a former SmackDown Women’s Champion with wins over elite competitors like and Charlotte Flair and Asuka.
Will Carmella prove untouchable against the irate Boss?
Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods vs Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander(RAW Tag Team Championship):
Preview (via WWE) - The New Day will look to keep The Hurt Business in the red and once again retain their Raw Tag Team Titles at WWE TLC.
Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods have gotten the better of Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander in two epic championship battles on the red brand. Alexander has found success on his own in recent matchups against Kingston & Woods, but his solo swagger has definitely caught the attention of his Hurt Business associates.
It will be another clash of styles when The Power of Positivity takes on the no-nonsense culture that MVP has put in place.
Will The New Day head into the holidays feeling golden? Or will The Hurt Business be stacking titles and profits entering the new year?
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