WWE TLC Pay-Per-View Predictions: December 13, 2014

WWE TLC Pay-Per-View Predictions:  December 13, 2014

Coming up tomorrow night is the WWE pay-per-view (or special event, depending upon who you ask), WWE Tables, Ladders and Chairs (oh my!). Honestly, I had totally forgotten that there was even a pay-per-view going on this weekend. I haven’t watched RAW or Smackdown in almost two weeks (and based on the recaps that I’ve read, I haven’t really missed a thing.) But that being said, this is a big weekend and a big deal and thus, its time to shake out the cobwebs, come in out of the rain and do that prediction thing… cause that’s what I do. So let’s just keep it short and sweet (like my ex) and get right to work. Where my crystal ball and Sister Cleo outfit at? Let’s do this…

The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Big E) vs. Gold & Stardust
Pre-Show Kick-off Tag Team Match

So far, with the New Day team, I’m not that impressed. They’re all too happy and too cheerful and dare I say it, too stereotyped with the gimmick. All that’s missing is the Reverend Slick leading the team in a sing-a-long of “Jive Soul Bro”. The 1980’s called and they want their gimmick back. I’m glad to see the WWE doing something with Big E and Kofi, but is this really the best that they can come up with? I liked the ideas for a new “Nation of Domination” far better. And I hear that JC Ice is looking for something to do. Okay, maybe not.

As for this match, the New Day guys are the new (day) guys. Goldy and Cody have had their run with the gold belts and now, it’s time to start putting over the other folks as we build to (hopefully) a Dustin versus Cody match at Wrestlemania 31. Yeah, I’m still hoping to see the brothers have their big match, maybe a Dusty on a pole match, against each other. The Rhodes boys are headed for a split somewhere down the road and the new guys start their “New Day” with a big win in the pre-show match.

Winners: The New Day

(Champion) Rusev w/ Lana vs. Jack Swagger
United States Championship Match

We’ve already been there / done that with this match and though I’d love to see Swagger make the big comeback and kick Rusev’s ass all over the arena, it’s not going to happen. Swagger will look great in his quest to get revenge for his mentor / manager Zeb Colter, but in the end, his best won’t be enough and he’ll end up falling victim to the power of the Putin-loving modern day Hulk. Rusev smash… and retain the title.

Winner and STILL United States Champion: Rusev w/ Lana

(Champion) Nikki Bella w/ Brie vs. AJ Lee
Divas Championship Match

Why are Nikki and Brie friends again after all that happened? What happened to their “bitter feud”? And what’s up with AJ? Are the rumors true and will this be her last hurrah with the WWE? I hope not. Anyhow, Brie gets involved and gets an AJ sized ass-whooping. Nikki takes advantage and scores a sneaky win, thus retaining the Divas title.

Winner and STILL WWE Divas Champion: Nikki Bella

Ryback vs. Kane
Chairs Match

Chairs matches are just no disqualification matches with a lot of attention focused on the chairs. Ryback is getting the big push now and Kane is winding down a great career so that means the “Big Goof”… I mean “Big GUY” gets to take that trip to the pay window and be the “Chairman” of the night. Poor Kane. He deserves better, but it’s part of the job.

Winner: Ryback

(Champions) The Miz & Mizdow vs. The Usos
Tag Team Championship Match

This should be a fun match with lots of high impact and action. I love how they’ve created a love-triangle story with Naomi and actually made this into a match that has something more than titles as the main focus. The tension with Miz and Mizdow is getting better every week and will hopefully continue for sometime to come, at least until the Royal Rumble. This match MAY end up stealing the show and could easily go either way. I don’t think we’re ready for a title change yet so I’ll go with Miz & Mizdow retaining after Uso Jealousy gets the better of the Usos and we get a count-out. If Naomi comes to ringside with the Uso’s at the start of the match, count on the guys with the “money-makers” to retain.

Winners by Count-Out… and STILL WWE Tag Team Champions: The Miz & MizDow

Erick Rowan vs. Big Show
Steel Stairs Match

Steel stairs match? Really? Really? Really? This is a stupid gimmick / stipulation for the match. Just say No DQ and leave it at that. Steel steps? Shaking my head over and over. Really? Big Show bores me. Rowan isn’t much better, but he’s got a cool nickname, same as my second favorite type of gum, so I’ll lean towards the fuzzy-faced red beard as the winner… just because.

Winner: Erick Rowan

(Champion) Luke Harper vs. Dolph Ziggler
Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match

Another match that could really go either way. Dolph is on fire (again) and I think we’re really starting to see the start of a big Ziggler push here. But then we have Harper who is kind of a unique character and makes an odd, but fascinating pick as the Intercontinental Champion and it’s too soon for him to lose that title yet. Both men are climbing that ladder and neither can really afford a major loss right now or else all of the momentum they’ve gathered will be shot to hell. I think Dolph can stand a loss more than Harper can at this point and time so I’ll go for the Brody 2014 edition, Luke Harper to find a way to climb that ladder and retain the gold. Maybe we’ll get some outside interest in the match and a new spokesperson with Harper who can cause a distraction and allow Harper to capitalize and take the win. I wonder what Christian is doing tomorrow night? And wouldn’t Luke Harper make an interesting “Heyman guy”? Hmmmmm…

Winner and STILL Intercontinental Champion: Luke Harper

Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt
Tables, Ladders, and Chairs Match

This will be the smash-mouth, hard-hitting, kick-ass, Pier Six brawl of the night. Both men work stiff, hit hard and put on a show second to none. And both need a big win here… or at least to not lose. There are so many ways this could go and could be argued for Wyatt and Ambrose alike. Who to choose? I think Ambrose and his crazy-train antics will allow him to recover from a loss easier than Bray would be able to so I’ll go with Ambrose taking the fall in the match of the night where there are no winners or losers, just survivors. And maybe we’ll see the WWE pay-per-view debut of the NXT Tag Team Champions, come to join Wyatt’s cause… maybe? It should be one helluva match.

Winner: Bray Wyatt

John Cena vs. Seth Rollins
Tables Match- (If John Cena loses he is no longer the # 1 Contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship)

Somehow, I don’t see Seth Rollins versus Brock Lesnar as a headline match for a WWE pay-per-view. Rollins is good, but his character works better as the ambush-while-the-back-is-turned type of guy. Cena versus Brock has already been done, but the anticipation is there for one more time. It works and it will be the better match to draw in fans and sell the pay-per-view event. I’m not a big Cena guy, but I don’t think that Super-Cena is really to take that kryptonite bullet just yet. Look for lots of shenanigans by the J&J Security Team. Look for others to get involved. Look for Seth to dominate. And look for Cena to put Rollins through a table and take home that big win and the #1 Contendership for the WWE World Championship… cause that’s what he does.

Winner: John Cena

And there you go. My predictions for the WWE TLC pay-per-view extravaganza, tomorrow night on the WWE Network. Am I right? Am I crazy as a fruit loop looney-toon? We’ll see tomorrow night at the show. Thanks for reading. I’m Doug and I am out of here. Take care!


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