It’s time for another WWE PPV, and things are about to get a bit crazy, as the whole show will contain many matches with tables, ladders, and chairs. While these aren’t typically items associated with a regular wrestling bout, many of TLC’s bouts will contain stipulations allowing them to be used during the evening.
Both Raw and Smackdown have plenty of matches planned for the evening. In fact, there are 12 matches on the card, and chances are that many of these won’t go longer than 10 minutes, since this isn’t one of WWE’s “big four” events of the year and there simply isn’t enough time for everything. There is a good chance this show will be moving a mile a minute.
On the Raw side of things, there is only one match that really makes sense. If you’ve been keeping up with the Monday night series, then you know it has not been good in quite some time. However, Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose for the Intercontinental Championship should be fantastic. Aside from that, there’s a lot you can probably skip out on since the storylines simply aren’t there.
For Smackdown, TLC is stacked with great matches. To highlight a couple, (The New) Daniel Bryan takes on AJ Styles for the WWE Championship in what should be an instant classic. Also, the Smackdown Women’s Championship is on the line when Asuka, Charlotte Flair, and “The Man” Becky Lynch battle for the title in a TLC match. Again, this should be an instant classic.
This year’s TLC PPV is coming to the SAP Center in San Jose, California today at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT, with a Kickoff Show beginning one hour prior. You can see the event for yourself on the WWE Network or on PPV through your cable or satellite provider.
Here’s what is currently planned for TLC:
- R-Truth & Carmella vs. Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox (Finals of MMC Season 2)
- Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton (Chairs Match)
- Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Cedric Alexander (Cruiserweight Championship)
- Elias vs. Bobby Lashley (Ladder Match)
- Finn Bálor vs. Drew McIntyre
- Natalya vs. Ruby Riott (Tables Match)
- The Bar (c) vs. The New Day vs. The Usos (SmackDown Tag Team Championships)
- Becky Lynch (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka (Triple Threat TLC Match For The Smackdown Women’s Championship)
- Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Nia Jax (Raw Women’s Championship)
- Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin (TLC Match)
- Seth Rollins (c) vs. Dean Ambrose (Intercontinental Championship)
- (The New) Daniel Bryan (c) vs. AJ Styles (WWE Championship)
In case you’re not caught up, don’t worry; we put the final results in spoiler blocks. The Kickoff Show begins at 6 PM ET / 3 PM PT.
NOTE: The Cruiserweight Championship match was added to the Kickoff Show.
Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Cedric Alexander (Cruiserweight Championship)
Match in progress