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WWE TLC 2013 match card: John Cena vs. Randy Orton preview

It's finally time to unify the WWE and world heavyweight championship titles. It happens tonight -- or so they say -- at the WWE "TLC" pay-per-view in Houstonin the John Cena vs. Randy Orton main event match.


John Cena vs. Randy Orton

They are the two biggest stars on the WWE roster, or at least that's the party line. They are the two champions. They are the ones who will unify the two major titles in what could very well be their 639th meeting at tonight's (Sun., Dec. 15, 2013) TLC pay-per-view (PPV) event at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. For that reason, it's somewhat fitting, but if nothing else the two most important titles in history will be hanging above the ring with a ladder somewhere close to make history.

The Road to TLC

It's been a short one.

After Orton successfully defended the WWE championship at Survivor Series last month with some assistance from The Authority, Cena hit the scene and a staredown took place with both wrestlers holding their titles high up in the air.

The implication was clear, we just needed confirmation.

That came the next night on Raw when Cena officially laid down the challenge. Orton was resistant but Triple H took the lead dog role and decided it was a grand idea. And so the match was made, for the main event of the TLC PPV with that very gimmick attached to it.

But what belt was on the line?

The answer didn't come until the next week when it was made clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that WWE had unification in mind. It was stated repeatedly that there will only be one champion coming out of this show. The brand extension is a relic to be laid to rest.

It's time to crown just one "Champion of Champions", as WWE came to call it.

There were two more segments on the way to tonight's match. In the first, the two brawled using tables, ladders, and chairs in a preview of what's to come later on this evening. In the second, they both cut amazing promos hyping the showdown.

Now it's here.

What's at Stake?

Only the title of undisputed champion. That's all, not a big deal, really.

There's still some doubt regarding whether or not one belt will cease to exist after the show, so it's hard to know for certain exactly what is at stake. We can only go off what we're being told and what we're being told is there will only be one champion when the lights go out at the Toyota Center and that's enough to get the blood pumping.

Plus, the winner will be the champion heading into the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania season.


Stay tuned to for complete coverage of tonight's TLC PPV with full results and a live blog, as well as recaps, reactions, videos, and more.

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