The next pay-per-view (PPV) on the WWE schedule is the TLC event set to take place on Sun., Dec. 15, 2013, at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, the company's annual end of the year showcase playing off the popular Tables, Ladders, and Chairs gimmick match that took the pro wrestling world by storm in the early 2000s.
We're already just one week out from showtime and most of the card is booked. Let's take a look:
- John Cena vs. Randy Orton (TLC match for the WWE and world heavyweight titles)
The unification match that may not be a unification match but is probably a unification match. WWE is promising as much and considering how hard the sell has been, it might be smart to finally just buy in. Or don't and be surprised if that's the ending we get.
- CM Punk vs. The Shield (3-on-1 handicap)
Divide and conquer. Believe in The Shield.
- Daniel Bryan vs. The Wyatt Family (3-on-1 handicap)
Divide and conquer. Recruit and corrupt.
- Big E. Langston vs. Damien Sandow (Intercontinental championship)
Somewhat of a surprise considering the booking on both sides, but there aren't many mid-card contenders right now. Sandow fits the bill after failing to win the world heavyweight title on his Money in the Bank cash-in. He'll probably fail here too, and that's fine. His job is to make Big E. Langston look good in the process.
- AJ Lee vs. Natalya (Divas championship)
This is always the program the creative team was working towards, it just got pushed back a few times. Now it's here and it's underwhelming but considering the state of the women's division in WWE, it would be one hell of a feat for it not to be. A title change here is possible.
That's the card, Cagesiders. You buying?