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WWE TLC 2016 results, live streaming updates: AJ Styles vs. Dean Ambrose

WWE TLC is all set to pop off tonight (Sun., Dec. 4, 2016) from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas at 8:00 p.m. ET, live on the WWE Network. You may also be able to watch this on pay-per-view (PPV) if your cable provider is carrying the event. will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, match-by-match coverage of TLC below, beginning with the first match of the evening and right on through to the main event.

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AJ Styles def. Dean Ambrose
Alexa Bliss def. Becky Lynch
Baron Corbin def. Kalisto
The Miz def. Dolph Ziggler
Nikki Bella def. Carmella
The Wyatt Family def. Heath Slater & Rhyno
American Alpha, Apollo Crews, & Hype Bros def. Curt Hawkins, the Ascension, & Vaudevillains



It will take all you have held, in evolution's design it will burn up all obstacles, changing opposition to a carnal ash, but me, I'm just here to liveblog a pro wrestling show, folks.

Pre-show opens with Renee Young welcoming us to the show and introducing our panel, consisting of Booker T, Peter Rosenberg, and Daniel Bryan. They discuss the show a bit and toss to Tom Phillips in the Social Media Lounge. Tom will be hosting a Q&A with Alexa Bliss later on in the pre-show.

The panel hypes up a ten-man tag as our pre-show match and moves on to discuss the tag team championship match.

After a hype video for the Network, they move on to Carmella vs. Nikki Bella. Peter Rosenberg is wearing Bella Twins socks, which gets Booker to ask him if his name isn't Mark, because ha ha. After that, they move on to the Intercontinental Championship by way of a video package.

The panel discussion concludes and Bryan leaves the table as they move on to Kalisto/Corbin and then the women's championship. Once the women's title video package concludes, Natalya joins the panel for discussion of the match and then we toss to Tom in the Social Media Lounge with Alexa Bliss.

She says her inspirations are Trish Stratus and Rey Mysterio, which is kinda weird given how many Akira Taue moves she does, but whatever, I ain't gonna argue. The next question is about losing her match in Glasgow and she reiterates that she was robbed and says she's going to prove that she's a better champion than Becky. As far as tapping goes, Becky was trying to break her arm, what should she have done. The last question is why she'd be a better champion, and she says she'd be a whole lot better and she's what the new era is supposed to look like. She then turns the tables and asks Tom why he thinks she'd make a better champion, he sputters, and she walks off.

Renee promises our pre-show match as up next!


American Alpha (Chad Gable & Jason Jordan), Apollo Crews, & Hype Bros (Mojo Rawley & Zack Ryder) vs. Curt Hawkins, the Ascension (Konnor & Viktor), & Vaudevillains (Aiden English & Simon Gotch)

Apollo and Curt to start, Hawkins grabs a side headlock, takeover, Apollo out with the headscissors, Hawkins escapes. Crews off the ropes with a shoulder block, dropdown, flip over, dropdown, dropkick! Ryder in but the Edgeheads don't explode because Viktor tags in. He clubs away at Ryder and whips him across but Zack gets knees up. Ducks a lariat only to run into a back elbow, but when Viktor goes to suplex him, Ryder reverses to a neckbreaker.

Tag to Mojo, body slam and it's Hammer Time! Sitout Polish Hammer! Konnor in, Mojo ducks him and goes into a three-point stance before a chop block, but Man Who Was Once Like A Rat forces him in the corner and tags English in. Aiden works a wristlock, wrenching, but Rawley drops him with a single big right hand. Jordan tags in, fireman's carry takeover into an armbar, tag to Gable. Rolling leg snap, Alpha clear the apron, double hip toss, double dropkick to Gotch, Gable with the old-school flying headscissors!

Dudes dumped outside left and right until only Apollo remains in the ring, then all ten men get in the ring at once. They square off and it quickly turns into a brawl until the faces clear house and we go to break.

Back in and Hawkins is suplexing Gable. He locks a reverse chinlock on but Chad is right out of it and off the ropes only to get tripped low. Curt grapevines the leg and tags Viktor in, who immediately puts boots to the Olympian. Konnor in, Viktor lays Gable out with a knee for two before Konnor locks a reverse chinlock of his own on Chad. Gable out with body blows, off the ropes, sunset flip, Viktor tags back in.

Overhead punches and a big chop, tag to English. He tags Gotch in quickly and they double-team Gable but aren't able to put him away. Viktor tags back in and goes back to the reverse chinlock. Gable gets awak, Viktor tries to deny him the tag and Gable goes off the ropes and kicks Viktor, but the delay is long enough for the heels to clear the apron. Pop-up superkick from Viktor!

English in, grounding Gabe with a front chancery. Gable to his feet, Jordan on the apron, an O'Connor roll almost gets him the tag but English catapults him into his corner! Chad clears some space and gets the tag! Jordan running over Konnor, capture suplex on Gotch, Olympic Slam on Konnor, Hype Ryder on English, the Ascension take out Hype Bros, diving lariats from Alpha take out Ascension...

American Alpha, Apollo Crews, & Hype Bros win by pinfall with Grand Amplitude from American Alpha on Simon Gotch.


The pre-show panel then moves on to hyping the Network before putting John Cena's spot on Saturday Night Live over. From there, onto discussion of the TLC Match for the WWE Championship after a video package for WrestleMania. Pre-show closes with a video package for the match and a house ad for this week's episode of NXT.


Show proper opens with a video package about the carnage inherent in bringing tables, ladders, and chairs into pro wrestling that turns into a recap package for the various feuds on tonight's show.

Beauty and the Man-Beast (Heath Slater & Rhyno) (c) vs. the Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt & Randy Orton) (WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship)

Bray and Rhyno to start, collar and elbow, Rhyno gets a side headlock, takes it to a wristlock, Bray fights out and Rhyno throws hands. Whip and Rhyno comes back with a jumping lariat only for Bray to wipe him out and tag Orton in. The Viper throws uppercuts and Rhyno returns with chops before coming off the ropes with a shoulder block. Wristlock, tag to Slater, he comes in punching but Orton throws knees. Heath with a leg lariat and a corner forearm but gets back dropped on to the apron, where Wyatt takes his legs out from under him.

Orton drags Heath in and suplexes him onto the ropes before laying the Garvin stomp in. Bray tags in and clubs Slater with mounted punches to the back of his head. Corner lariat follows and he dumps Slater outside, tagging Orton. Heath stumbles his way to the apron, out on his feet, and Orton drags him up for the rope-hung DDT but Heath fights it. Slingshot... ORTON CATCHES HIM WITH THE POWERSLAM! It's only good for two but Heath is gasping again as Wyatt tags in.

Bray working a rear chinlock with a knee to Heath's back. Bray sends Heath to the ropes but Slater has some boots ready and manages to tag Rhyno even as Wyatt is catching him with the big Rock Bottom. Rhyno to the corner but he fights Bray off with an uppercut and hits a diving shoulder block to follow. Orton saves Bray and makes a tag, and then Harper saves Orton from a Gore on the outside! Orton slides back in the ring with Rhyno...

The Wyatt Family win by pinfall with an RKO from Randy Orton on Rhyno, becoming the NEW WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions!

The Wyatts celebrate with the titles in the ring, Bray putting his title on Harper's shoulder. Randy and Luke get in each other's faces for a moment but Orton puts his title on Harper's shoulder as well! Friendship is the best, even when it's all cult-y.


Dean Ambrose is being interviewed backstage. He says he's sure James Ellsworth is fine, keeping his chin up, er, keeping his spirits up. But he's out of the danger zone, watching at home on his couch, so don't worry about him. He then says that his temper is his game plan tonight, if he gets pissed off he's just gonna roll with it. In another time, another place, it might have been an honor to be in the ring with AJ Styles, but AJ's an easy way out guy and there's no easy way out in a TLC match.

It's bonecrushing, life-altering work, and that's the way he likes it. Something about him makes him make his life as difficult as possible, and tonight, there's only one way to win. Horrible pain and suffering equals glory, and a friend of his once said it's gon' be hard times.

AJ is also backstage for an interview. He says maybe Dean's right about hard times, but he's been in these matches before and he knows Dean Ambrose well now. Knocking him down was never hard, keeping him down is the problem, but after some chair shots, some tables, some ladders, sure, Dean will get back up... just in time to see AJ holding his WWE Championship on top of the ladder.

Carmella vs. Nikki Bella (No Disqualification Match)

Carmella bails outside immediately and knocks Nikki down when she follows. Hammer blow to the back and she throws back in the ring but eats a spear into grouned punches. They roll for position and end up outside on the far end as Nikki looks for a powerbomb but Carmella struggles and reverses into a headscissors takeover right into the stairs!

She throws Nikki into the barricade and Dan Engler counts for some reason. Carmella works the leg a little and suplexes Bella leg-first into the ropes, posing for the crowd before making the cover for two. Small package gets Nikki two but Carmella takes her leg out again and covers for two more of her own. Another suplex into the ropes but Nikki's out at one.

Carmella scoops her up into the tree of woe and heads outside for plunder. She's got a kendo stick and does Cena's "You can't see me" taunt before swing for the fences. Nikki gets out of the tree but Carmella stays on her, whacking the crap out of her knee with the kendo stick before locking the Code of Silence on, but Bella gets out with the kendo stick herself!

Nikki kicks Carmella down from a seated position on the apron and reclaims the kendo stick but before she can use it Carmella rams her into the barricade. Nikki returns the favor into the apron and hops up on the barricade for the leaping roundhouse kick! Back in the ring Nikki fires shot after shot with the kendo stick to Carmella's hamstring but all it takes is one shot to the knee to crumple Bella to the mat.

Carmella chucks her outside and struggles with her charlie horse, eventually getting to her feet and trying to drag Nikki back into the ring, but Nikki has a fire extinguisher and gives her a face full of cloud! She halfway empties the damn thing on the Staten Islander, turning her butt white with ice...

Nikki Bella wins by pinfall with the Rack Attack 2.0.

Carmella gets on the mic and yells for Nikki's music to be cut. She hopes Nikki's proud of herself, and if she thinks she evened the odds from Survivor Series, she didn't, because it wasn't Carmella that attacked her. But she does know who did it, her "little friend" from Total Divas, Natalya.


Commentary throws to a video package for the Intercontinental Championship match, so presumably that's up next.

Daniel Bryan runs into an interview backstage and he addresses the rumor that he'd like to see Miz lose. He says that's right, but not for the reasons you'd think. He thinks Dolph is a better representative for SmackDown, but despite Miz's arrogance, he brings a certain star quality to the Intercontinental Championship.

Miz rolls up and crows about Bryan finally admitting that he doesn't like him, and Bryan says he's never liked him. Miz concurs and says he wishes it was Bryan wrestling him tonight (and he's not the only one, I imagine), but he's gonna beat Dolph all the same.

Dolph Ziggler vs. the Miz (c) (WWE Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match)

They have a staredown, Miz pointing at the title, they dodge each other and Dolph takes Miz to the mat for punches before backing him in the corner. Miz catches a superkick, looks for the Skull Crushing Finale, Dolph looking for a sleeper but Miz is out with a catapult. Dolph goes to get a ladder and Miz levels him with a slingshot dropkick. He tries to throw Dolph into a ladder but the Show-Off blocks and ties to return the favor. Miz blocks, SCF attempt, Dolph going for the big DDT, Miz runs him over with a big boot!

Miz grabs the ladder from the ramp and drags it off towards the ring before throwing it at Dolph. Ziggler dodges, Miz tries to throw him into another ladder but Dolph reverses and sends Miz into the ladder! Dolph goes back to the folded ladder and takes it to the ring but Miz blindsides him and grabs the ladder, ramming it into Ziggler's gut! Dolph barely dodges a second that would have pinned him against the steps and levels Miz with a clothesline.

Dolph scrapes Miz's face across the side of the ladder before lifting one side to try and crush his head in it. Miz shoves him away and catches him with a drop toehold into the ladder! Miz heads back in and Dolph clips him with the ladder but Miz returns the favor by dropkicking the ladder into him. They play tug of war over the ladder in the corner and Dolph wins, sending Miz shoulder-first into the ringpost.

Dolph tries to take the ladder in the ring but Miz holds on to his leg. Miz looking for a powerbomb but Dolph slips out and hits the big DDT onto the ladder! Dolph grabs a tall ladder and puts it in the ring. He goes to set it up but Miz catches him from behind with a dropkick! Miz waits for Dolph to get up and traps him in the corner with the ladder, wedging it on the ropes and firing a dropkick off for added measure.

The A-lister gets up on the ladder but Ziggler has the wherewithal to grab a facelock and try for a suplex. Miz halfway reverses it and Dolph kicks him off the ladder before hitting a diving elbow drop from the ladder! He follows up grabbing Miz by the head and ramming him into the ladder before heading out to get another and setting it up. He starts to climb but Miz is right behind him. He kicks Miz down but Miz ain't giving up and yanks him down. Ziggler with a lariat and he chucks Miz out of the ring!

Dolph's climbing but as soon as he touches the title Miz knocks the ladder down! Miz traps Dolph in a corner again, ladder vertical this time, and does Yes! fingers... running dropkicks! Dolph bowls Miz over and sets the ladder up again, climbing, but Miz is close behind him and they end up on top in the struggle. Ziggler throwing big rights and Miz is dangling... he falls!

Dolph has a hand on the title but again Miz is right on him and snaps his leg against the ladder. He hooks Dolph's leg around the step, almost a spinning toehold, and then tips the ladder over. Dolph tries for a superkick through the ladder but Miz catches him and closes the ladder on his leg before hitting a shinbreaker on the ladder! He tries to drop the ladder on the wounded leg but Dolph dodges it. Miz posts the leg onto the ladder knee-first! Sandwiches Dolph's leg in the ladder a few times and then he threads the leg through the steps... FIGURE FOUR THROUGH THE LADDER!

It can't win him the match, of course, so he breaks it and abuses the leg one last time before getting in position, stalking for the Skull Crushing Finale. He drags Dolph up but Ziggler throws elbows and hobbles away. Tring for the superkick but his leg gives out, Skull Crushing Finale on the edge of the ladder! Miz sets up the ladder and climbs but Dolph knocks the ladder away! Miz is hanging from the hook! Dolph clips him with the ladder and Miz falls down to the mat, screaming expletives in agony!

Dolph struggles to set the ladder up and begins his own excruciating one-legged climb. He's literally hopping up the rungs but Miz is desperate and manages to hop his own way back in and block it... ONE-LEGGED SLINGSHOT POWERBOMB ON THE LADDER! Miz drags himself up and over on one leg, steeling himself and setting up a second ladder next to the first. He's hopping his way up the rungs but Dolph is right there on the other climbing with his arms!

They get to the top and slug it out as the title waves between them. Miz gets hands on it but Dolph punches him over and over before throwing headbutts and knocking Miz down! Dolph's climbing but the ladder is just a little ahead of the title and Miz has enough time to climb up and kick the Show-Off low twice! Miz shoves Dolph off the ladder and climbs up...

Miz wins by retrieving the Intercontinental Championship from the hook, retaining the title.

Miz gets on the mic, dedicating his win to Daniel Bryan. "Hey Daniel, we did it!" he says, saying his favoritism towards Dolph motivated him to be the greatest Intercontinental Champion ever, and that's why we're in day 19 of Miz's Never-Ending Intercontinental Championship Reunion Tour. He tells Dallas to give Dolph a participation award, because we all knock participation award means loser. The winner, he says, gets the spoils, and he and Maryse kiss before she helps him out of the ring.


Baron Corbin vs. Kalisto (Chairs Match)

Kalisto sets the ring with chairs before Corbin even comes out, tossing about half a dozen chairs into the ring to ready himself.

He goes for a Van Daminator right away but Corbin swats the kick aside and brushes away a followup strike. Baron sets a chair up and looks for a powerbomb up Kalisto fights out and sits Corbin down in it with kicks. Knocks him out with a dropkick, sets a chair up for a double jump splash to the outside! Kalisto follows behind Corbin but gets shoulder blocked off the apron.

Corbin rolls out after him and traps his head against the apron, laying forearms in to crush Kalisto's skull. Corbin chokes Kalisto with his shirt and whips him back and forth between the barricade and the apron before throwing him into a pile of chairs set up in the aisle. Back in the ring, Corbin continues the assault, whipping Kalisto into the corner hard and wedging a chair between the top two ropes on the opposite corner. Corbin plants him hard but Kalisto refuses to die!

Baron adds a few more chairs and sets six of them up but Kalisto dodges him and drop toeholds him into the chair wedged in the corner! Chair to the gut, he drops it... HEADSCISSORS DRIVER ON THE CHAIR! Kalisto up top, seated senton through the chairs... NOT ENOUGH! Both men are struggling after that one, Corbin heading outside. Kalisto sees an opening, off the ropes, suicide dive, Corbin counters it into Deep Six!

Corbin throws Kalisto back in the ring and pins him for a nearfall before mounting him for forearms and kicking a chair in frustration. The Lone Wolf makes a pile of chairs in the ring as Kalisto takes a breather. He follows, chair in hand, but only wallops barricade on his first try, and announce table on the second. Third time hits the barricade again, and the fourth the steps, jamming Corbin's hand. Kalisto fires kicks, and hops up on the barricade, diving headscissors takeover!

He throws a chair in Corbin's face and charges in with a dropkick that sandwiches Baron into the barricade. Back in the ring Kalisto drops a leg and picks up a chair, laying it on Corbin's chest. He goes up top, moonsault knee drop... Corbin kicked out! Kalisto gets another chair and tees off on the Lone Wolf's back once, twice, three times! Kalisto re-piling the chairs, looking for Salida Del Sol, Corbin blocks, Kalisto with kicks, up top, he dives right into a chair-assisted lariat! Corbin grabs a wristlock...

Baron Corbin wins by pinfall with a short-arm End of Days on the pile of chairs.

Corbin ain't happy, though, he rips the cover off the announce desk and says that's gonna happen to anybody that gets in his way.


Natalya is backstage for an interview to address Carmella's claims earlier. She doesn't want to comment, though, she just wants to wish Becky Lynch good luck tonight, putting her over as a great representative for SmackDown. She calls Carmella a liar and walks off.

SmackDown Women's Championship up next, as evidenced by the video package.

Alexa Bliss vs. Becky Lynch (c) (WWE SmackDown Women's Championship Tables Match)

Becky charges right in and gets Bliss in the corner for fists and feet. Short-arm lariat follows and the champion rolls out for plunder. Before she can get a table, Alexa throws a slingshot dropkick and chucks Lynch into the barricade, shoving the table back under the ring before Becky bowls her over and returns the barricade toss. Hammer blow to the back and another barricade toss, Becky leads her around the ring and kicks her to try and set up a powerbomb but Bliss escapes to the apron and fires a kick to the head off.

Legsweep takes Alexa down to the apron and they go back in the ring. Leapfrog into a flapjack from the champion before she throws a snap suplex and goes to get the table out. She sets it up and heads to the apron, cutting Bliss off with a kick and looking to suplex her outside and through the table but Alexa blocks and nearly throws the champion off the apron herself. Bliss with a knee and hammer blows before setting Lynch in the corner for boots.

Short whip in the corner, Becky dodges a forearm and throws kicks, nearly sending Alexa into the table. Bliss escapes another attempt by biting Becky's hand! Choke against the ropes followed by a double knee strike and a short facebreaker. She slams the champion face first to the mat, giant step, stomps grind her face into the mat some more and Alexa heads out for a table of her own.

She unfolds the legs when Becky comes through but dodges her and throws her into the steps before sliding the table in the ring. Bliss slams Lynch's head into the apron and throws her in the ring. A few disdainful stomps and Alexa proceeds to set the table up before dragging Becky to her feet and setting her up for more punishment in the corner. Bit of a struggle and they slug it out, Alexa knocking the champion to the mat and clubbing her back.

Bliss rolls Lynch up on the table and climbs but Becky cuts her off. Strikes in the corner, Lynch to the second thinking superplex but Alexa blocks and knocks her down short of the table. Kick to the face cuts off further offense and Bliss follows to the mat. Becky goes for a slam through the sideways table but Alexa slips away and calls her pathetic before unclipping one set of legs and leaning the table in the corner. The champ wakes up with uppercuts into the lariat combination (two arms and a leg!) before calling for the Straight Fire forearm.

Bliss dodges, Becky stops short and looks for the exploder, Bliss blocks and knocks her down with a forward legsweep. Becky looking to sunset flip her through the table, Alexa blocks and hits the double knee / moonsault double knee combo and looks to knock the table over on Lynch. She rolls out of the way and Bliss throws some mounted punches before setting the table back up flat. Fireman's carry from the champ, Bliss knocks the table aside and slips away... DDT ON THE INVERTED TABLE!

Becky's got tricks of her own, though, Dis-arm-her through the legs of the table! Pumphandle Rock Bottom follows it up and Lynch sets the table up on the bottom rope in the corner, setting Alexa up on it. She heads around outside and climbs up but Bliss fires off an up kick and a headbutt before dropping the champion with an iconoclasm! Shotgun dropkick, whip, reversal, drop toehold into the table but it doesn't break!

Baseball slide takes the fighting to the apron, they slug it out forearm for forearm, Bliss rakes the eyes...

Alexa Bliss wins by powerbombing Becky Lynch through a table, becoming the NEW SmackDown Live Women's Champion.

Becky is interviewed on the ramp but she doesn't appreciate being interviewed right now. She let herself down and doesn't feel good about it, and heads off.


A house ad for 205 Live follows, and then the obligatory video package for the main event.

AJ Styles (c) vs. Dean Ambrose (WWE World Championship Tables, Ladders, & Chairs Match)

They charge at each other right away and Dean goes to mounted punches before getting AJ in the corner to stomp the proverbial mudhole in him. Whip across, big back elbow, the challenger continues to lead with chops. Off the ropes again, big back body drop and Dean heads outside for plunder, throwing a chair in the ring before coming with a ladder.

AJ whacks the ladder with a chair and backs Dean off before claiming the ladder and setting it up in the middle of the ring to climb. Dean in to yank AJ down, AJ returns the favor and decks him with a big right. Whip into the ladder reversed, AJ ducks the ladder but Ambrose pushes it into him on the rebound and clotheslines Styles clean out of the ring.

Ambrose leads Styles up the ramp, slamming his face into a pile of blunder before throwing him across a table. He throws the table at AJ Genichiro Tenryu style to follow up and takes a seat, inviting AJ to have a talk before throwing him into the chair. He drags Styles down the stage and suplexes him onto a steel ramp! He adjusts a table and takes the champ over, setting him up on it before climbing up a ladder. AJ gets off the table before he can jump and Dean follows him into the crowd, clipping him with a Northern lariat.

Dean puts a trash can on AJ and knocks him to the floor with a forearm before fighting deeper in the crowd and throwing Styles back to ringside over the barricade. Ambrose climbs the barricade and lies in wait, jumping into a dropkick from the champion! Leaping lariat against the barricade follows and AJ continues the chase, clobbering the challenger with a big right hand, but a second lariat on the timekeepers barricade is dodged and Dean crotches him on it.

Ambrose with a chair, he charges across the ringside area to level AJ with it! Dean takes the chance to climb the ladder in the ring but Styles is right there to knock him down! The champ closes the ladder and picks it up, throwing it at Ambrose and proceeding to slam him on it. A knee drop connects and Styles leans the ladder on the ropes, looking to suplex Dean through it but he blocks. Dean picks the leg, catapult into the ladder and AJ goes tumbling outside! He throws the ladder to the outside, bowling AJ over!

The challenger gets a table and slides it in the ring, but before he can set it up AJ clobbers him across the back with a chair! Chair to the gut follows, and a second shot across the back leaves Ambrose in agony. Styles sets the chair up and drags Dean over for a side slam through it! More chair shots follow and AJ sets another up before heading out for more, four in total. He sets them up in a square as Dean stirs but Ambrose blocks the suplex... CRASH LANDING THROUGH THE CHAIRS!

Dean follows it up with a body slam onto a single, folded chair before coming off the top with a chair-assisted elbow drop! He slides the champion into the ringpost and sets up a table leaning in an adjacent corner. AJ blocks whatever he's got planned with a Styles Rush, blocks a counter neckbreaker, straight suplex takes the challenger through the table! Disdainful slaps wake Ambrose up and he throws combinations, running into a dropkick and using the rebound energy to hit the pendulum lariat!

Ambrose throws Styles to the apron and climbs up top, dragging the champion up. AJ blocks and knocks Dean to the mat, springboard eats a boot, Dean tries for Dirty Deeds, AJ blocks, they throw hands and Ambrose back body drops Styles to the outside. Suicide dive practically sends AJ into the announce table! Dean disassembles two of the announce tables and sets a ladder up on one! Punch after punch to the champion's forehead to keep him down on the table, Dean climbs... ELBOW DROP THROUGH THE ANNOUNCE TABLE!

Both men are spent but Dean has a smile on his face as he crawls for the apron. He drags a new ladder out from under the ring and proceeds to slide it in. (Do you suppose that's his favorite Whitesnake album?) He's climbing but AJ stirs... PHENOMENAL FOREARM TAKES AMBROSE OFF THE LADDER! Both men climbing now, reaching, and soon enough slugging it out on the top before falling off the ladder at the same time, so weary are they. Dean ducks a lariat, looks for Dirty Deeds, AJ slips out, looking for the Styles Clash, Ambrose gets him up in an Alabama Slam clutch and spins him into the ladder!

Ambrose begins climbing over AJ's body but the champion keeps hold of his pant leg and pulls him down, trying to powerbomb him outside but Dean manages to reverses, Frankensteinering AJ out of the ring! AJ yanks him off the apron and clubs him, considering his next move... MOONSAULT INVERTED DDT ON THE OUTSIDE! Styles moves a table around and puts Dean on top of it, throwing a few punches to keep him down. He stumbles on the stair, showing the damage of the match, and climbs in... SPRINGBOARD 450 SPLASH THROUGH THE TABLE!

AJ puts it together and rolls back in the ring to climb the ladder, repositioning it for maximum climb, when James Ellsworth makes his way down the ramp, still in a neck brace. Styles immediately heads out to beat on the chinless one, disassembling the steps once more. He drags him over for the Styles Clash but Dean hits him with a lariat and a Dirty Deeds on the steps! Ambrose is scrambling in the ring now, to set the ladder up and climb it! He drags himself up the steps but Styles ain't dead yet and climbs after him, wobbly on his feet.

A single punch knocks AJ down and to the outside and Dean keeps climbing but Ellsworth knocks the ladder over, sending Ambrose through two tables! AJ crawls back in as Ellsworth exhorts him to climb!

AJ Styles wins by retrieving the WWE World Championship from the hook, retaining the title.

AJ holds the title close atop the ladder as Ellsworth smiles from the ramp. That's the show, folks.

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