On December 19th, World Wrestling Entertainment presents the WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs Pay-Per-View. This will be the second annual TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs event, after it replaced the Armageddon event that ran for nine years. The concept of this PPV is for the matches to feature a chairs match, a table match, a ladder match, and a TLC match that consists of all three in one. Last year’s event saw three of these types of matches. Currently, there has been only one match announced for the card, Kane vs. Edge for the World Heavyweight Championship in a TLC Match. These are my predictions on what other matches will be on the Tables, Ladders & Chairs card and who will come out victorious.
Natalya and Beth Phoenix vs. LayCool (Layla and Michelle McCool): Natalya was able to win her first title in the WWE at the Survivor Series pay-per-view, the Divas Championship. She won the title despite facing both Layla and Michelle McCool in a two-on-one handicap match for the championship, making McCool tap out to the sharpshooter. After the match was over, LayCool attacked Natalya before Beth Phoenix made her triumphant return after being out of action for six months. Phoenix took out both members of LayCool and saved Natalya in the process. This will probably lead to a tag team match between these four divas. Prediction: LayCool win the match, leading to another match at the next pay-per-view for the Divas Championship.
Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Kaval for the Intercontinental Championship: Dolph Ziggler has managed to hold on to his Intercontinental title for the past four months, in his quest to have the longest IC championship reign in history. Ziggler has beaten all-comers for his belt, including Kofi Kingston and MVP. In Ziggler’s most recent title defense at Survivor Series, he took on Kaval, who used his title shot that he won by winning the second season of NXT. Kaval gave a great account of himself and was on verge of winning the title numerous times, but came up just short in the end, with Ziggler retaining his belt. Kaval will probably issue another challenge to Ziggler or win a #1 contenders match to become the next contender for the title. Prediction: Kaval wins his first championship gold in the WWE, dethroning the long-time champ Ziggler.
Chairs Match – Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Ted DiBiase for the United States Championship: Daniel Bryan has been United States Champion since defeating The Miz for the gold at the Night of Champions pay-per-view. Bryan has successfully defended his title at every single pay-per-view, including Survivor Series against Ted DiBiase, his likely opponent at TLC. DiBiase has been trying to break away from his father’s shadow, ever since he joined the WWE. DiBiase inherited the Million Dollar Championship from his father earlier this year, but gave it back to him, citing that he wants to win a real championship by himself in the WWE. DiBiase has won tag team championships in the past but has yet to taste singles gold in the company. Prediction: Bryan retains his United States Championship by submission.
Tables Match – Sheamus vs. John Morrison: The feud between Sheamus and John Morrison has been going on for the past few months, and their feud was rekindled on the special 3-hour Monday Night Raw, where the two met in the finals of the King of the Ring tournament. Sheamus got the better of Morrison on that night, winning the 2010 King of the Ring. But their feud doesn’t seem to be over just yet. Sheamus has a lot of history already at the TLC PPV, where he won his first WWE Championship from John Cena in a tables match. It is probable that Sheamus and Morrison will have one final match at this pay-per-view to decide who the better man really is, and the likely match will be a tables match. Prediction: Sheamus picks up the victory, putting Morrison through a table, via his finisher.
TLC Match – Kane (c) vs. Edge for the World Heavyweight Championship: Edge has been a thorn in Kane’s side for the past month. Edge won the right to challenge Kane for the world title at the Survivor Series pay-per-view by winning a number one contenders match against Alberto Del Rio and Rey Mysterio. Edge made the feud more personal by abducting Kane’s father, Paul Bearer and subjecting him to cruel behavior, trying to get into Kane’s head. At the Survivor Series event, it looked like Edge had beaten Kane and won the world title but upon further review, both wrestlers’ arms were down for the count of three and the match was called a draw, meaning Kane regained the title. They will have a rematch at the TLC PPV in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs match. Prediction: Edge climbs the ladder and takes down his tenth world title.
TLC Match – The Miz (c) vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Championship: Randy Orton retained his WWE title at the Survivor Series pay-per-view by defeating Wade Barrett. The next night on Monday Night Raw, Orton was forced into a rematch with Barrett for the title, which Orton won again, even with a damaged knee due to an attack earlier in the night by Nexus. Moments later, The Miz cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase and won the WWE Championship over a clearly fatigued and damaged Orton. Since Orton lost the title, he is entitled to a rematch, and Orton will likely take that rematch at the TLC pay-per-view in a TLC Match, looking for revenge and to take back his WWE title. Prediction: The Miz retains the world title with help from his apprentice, Alex Riley.