Get ready for the biggest event WWE has in December. Where the stars of NXT show off their skills….what? This is for TLC? Shit. OK, let’s do it.
New Day vs. Goldust & Stardust
Can it be the old day already? If they are going to turn The New Day heel soon, then I will make it through this. Would much rather have a new Nation. The Dusties will pull the job here to get New Day over. Funny how quickly Gold & Stardust have gone from champs to pre-show…again.
Winner: New Day with the Holy Roller (or whatever Jesus-themed finishing move they have).
Damien Mizdow & The Miz vs. The Usos for the Tag Team Championship
The fact that Damien Sandow has made his stunt double gimmick work is a testament to his ability. The bigger deal is that he is the most over thing on TV right now. I would like to think this will have a big payoff when he splits from Miz. I have been a wrestling fan too long to know they will screw it up. Miz & Mizdow are too good right now for a title change.
Winner- Another Mizdow victory that Miz takes credit for.
Rusev vs. Jack Swagger for the U.S. Championship
If WWE is keeping Rusev undefeated for WrestleMania, we are about to see some repeat feuds. You have already run him through the roster not named Cena or Orton and you still have five months to go. If we saw Swagger lose at Summerslam, why would we believe he has a chance here? Because Rusev broke an old racists leg? Shouldn’t we be happy he did?
Winner- Rusev and anyone who gets up to get something to eat during this match.
Erick Rowan vs. Big Show in a Stairs Match
Two big, lumbering guys in a match with a big, lumbering stipulation. I expect hurricanranas and springboard planchas. By hurricanranas I mean kicks and by planchas I mean punches. Throw some stair spots for some seasoning on this shit sandwich.
Winner- Big Show, who turns face after the match, then heel on Raw. He is face again by Rumble.
Luke Harper vs. Dolph Ziggler in a Ladder Match for the Intercontinental Championship
I am expecting a lot of people to be surprised how good this match is. Not because of Ziggler, but Harper. We know Ziggler can make anything look like a million bucks. I hope they let Harper use this opportunity to show why he is who internet fans think he is.
Winner- Harper with Ziggler taking a bump that he probably shouldn’t.
Kane vs. Ryback in a Chairs Match
The rebuilding of Ryback continues. While he may never get more title shots, he can be a solid #3 or #4 face on Raw. All depends on if WWE can stay consistent with him. I am wondering how much can be done in a match like this with no head shots. My guess is a hell of a lot of “WCW shots to the back”, chokeslam on a chair, Shellshock on a chair. 1,2,3.
Winner- Ryback (pink) eyes himself a victory.
AJ Lee vs. Nikki Bella for the Divas Championship
If this is AJ’s last match let’s hope they let her leave with something better than Survivor Series. I will watch this match thinking in my head AJ is leaving, which is more than I can say for the live audience.
Winner- Nikki with Brie’s help while no one wonders why the hell Brie is bad again after a four month fucking buildup to her match with Stephanie to have Nikki turn on her only to have the angle swept under the rug.
Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt in a TLC Match
While I may not like Ambrose and Wyatt feuding, this should be the match of the night. Putting Dean in a TLC match is a good way for the audience to connect with his “unstable” character and have him look strong in a loss. Will he have to win a feud eventually? Yes. He should have beaten Rollins at Hell in a Cell. This doesn’t feel like the end of Ambrose/Wyatt so I think Dean gives as good as he gets and comes up short. WWE needs to be careful, though. If he loses too much, fans will think he looks weak and then you have a problem.
Winner- Bray Wyatt using the rocking chair of doom.
John Cena vs. Seth Rollins in a Tables Match
WWE loves telling fans the ending to their main events before they happen. If this was Rollins vs. Cena in a tables match, I would give Rollins a chance to win. Saying Cena will lose his title shot with Brock if he loses is basically like sending him out there to “fingerpoke of doom” Rollins and win. Rollins will work his ass of and Cena will…be Cena.
Winner- Cena triumphant at the end of a PPV again, reaching Hogan levels of ridiculous.