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WWE TLC match card previews: Featuring Randy Orton vs. John Cena, CM Punk vs. The Shield and more!

Breaking down the 2013 edition of "TLC", with complete previews for every advertised match on the card. The show will feature Randy Orton vs. John Cena in a Champion vs. Champion TLC match, The Wyatt Family vs. Daniel Bryan, CM Punk vs. The Shield, and more!

Don't miss WWE's fifth annual TLC pay-per-view (PPV)! Live from Toyota Center in Houston, TX the show features a champion vs champion TLC match between John Cena and Randy Orton, plus two handicap matches pitting CM Punk and Daniel Bryan against multiple foes. Big E Langston and AJ Lee will defend their Intercontinental and Divas titles, respectively, in one-on-one action. This year's show also features Dolph Ziggler and Fandango on the free internet kickoff show and much more.

The action starts Sunday, December 15 with a free streaming pre-show at 7:30PM ET/4:30PM PT, while the PPV broadcast will begin at 8PM ET/5PM PT.

For all the ways to watch this annual event, consult your cable or satellite directory, or

The show features

They're calling it the "single most important match in WWE history". World Heavyweight Champion (WHC) John Cena collides with WWE champion Randy Orton with both men's belts hung above the ring. Cena has sought to paint himself as a working man's champ, while The Viper - until recently the "face of the company" for HHH's Authority - has had everything in his career, including the WWE title, handed to him on a silver platter. Cynics and company loyalists alike will have their eyes on Sunday's main event. Because whatever happens will loom large as 2014 starts, and with it the road to WrestleMania XXX.

The co-main event(s)

Last month, Daniel Bryan and CM Punk fought back-to-back against The Wyatt Family. Now, The Beard has to go it alone. Bray Wyatt has been trying to get Bryan to join his family, promising to unleash the monster within him. The Yes Man has stuck to his answer (NO!), but has taken his lumps while backing it up. In order to stay independent, he'll have to stave off three men at TLC.

And why isn't The Best in the World still partnering with Bryan? He has issues of his own, seemingly triggered by some negative comments about Triple H's leadership. Whether The Authority is telling the truth about ordering The Shield to take out Punk, they will be trying to take him out in Houston. Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns are all on the docket for The Second City Saint on Sunday night.

In other action

Damien Sandow has done a lot of things in WWE, but holding a title is not one of them. He's gone through former WHC Dolph Ziggler to get a shot at Big E Langston's Intercontinental belt, but the athletic strongman isn't going to let his first major league championship go without a heck of a fight.

AJ Lee has defended her Divas championship against Brie Bella and fought the entire cast of Total Divas, but it's been a long time since Natalya has had her one-on-one for the strap. AJ has had a long reign at the top of the women's division - could it all come to an end tonight?

And The Show-Off will look to get things started with at a frenetic pace as he's set to dance with Fandango on the free internet kick-off show!

In this StoryStream, we'll have previews of each and every match on the card. Stay tuned!

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