Monday, December 5, 2016

WWE Tables, Ladders and Chairs Recap #WWETLC

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE brings you the WWE Tables, Ladders and Chairs Recap. WWE TLC was live at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. On the Pre-Show we saw Ten Man Tag Team Action as American Alpha, The Hype Bros and Apollo Crews battled The Ascension, The Vaudevillians and Curt Hawkins. The pay per view kicked off with Heath Slater and Rhyno defending the WWE SmackDown Live World Tag Team Championship against The Wyatt Family. Nikki Bella battled Carmella in a No DQ Match. The Miz defended the WWE Intercontinental Championship against Dolph Ziggler in a Ladder Match. Baron Corbin battled Kalisto one on one in a Chairs Match. Becky Lynch defended the WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship against Alexa Bliss in a Tables Match. AJ Styles defended the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Dean Ambrose in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match.

The WWE TLC theme song this year was "Ready For War (Pray For Peace)" by Adelitas Way.

** Pre-Show **

- "Ten Man Tag Team Match": American Alpha, The Hype Bros and Apollo Crews vs. The Ascension, The Vaudevillians and Curt Hawkins: The match closes out with The Ascension tagging in and out and working on Gable. Viktor applies a chin lock and lands a chop on Gable before tagging in English. The Vaudevillians pick up where The Ascension left off and double team Gable. Gable tries to fight back by landing a kick on Viktor, but Viktor slows down Gable's momentum with a thrust kick. English slingshots Gable, but Gable lands on the top rope and then starts cleaning house. Konnor and Jordan both tag in and start trading shots. Jordan lands a series of dropkicks on Konnor and then drops Gotch with an Olympic Slam. Jordan and Gable hit a double clothesline on both Konnor and Viktor. Crews stops Hawkins from helping by dropping Hawkins with a suplex and sending Hawkins outside. Jordan and Gotch hit the Grand Amplitude and score the pinfall.
Winners: American Alpha, Hype Bros and Apollo Crews, by pinfall.

** WWE TLC **

- "WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Championship Match": Heath Slater and Rhyno (c) vs. The Wyatt Family: The match closes out with Bray sending Slater to the floor and then Orton drops Slater gut first off the top rope. Orton stomps repeatedly on Slater then tags Bray in. Bray unloads on Slater in the corner then tags Orton back in. Orton sets up Slater for the hanging DDT, Slater escapes, but gets planted with a power slam for a near fall. Bray tags back in, applies a chin lock and pounds on Slater's back.
Slater lands a kick on Bray, hits a leg lariat on Orton and finally hot tags Rhyno. Rhyno unloads with a series of running clotheslines on Bray and Orton. Luke Harper tries to get involved, but ends up getting Gored by Rhyno on the floor. Orton saves Bray and then hits the RKO on Rhyno. Orton covers, scores the pinfall and we have new tag team champions.
Winners: Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton, by pinfall, to win the WWE Smackdown Live World Tag Team Championship.

- "No DQ Match": Nikki Bella vs. Carmella: The match closes out with Carmella working over Nikki's leg. Carmella puts Nikki in the tree of woe and unloads on Nikki in the corner with kendo stick shots. Carmella gets a near fall after the kendo stick beating and then locks Nikki in the Code of Silence submission. Nikki grabs the kendo stick and cracks Carmella with it to escape the submission. Nikki lands a kick on Carmella and then sends her into the ring post. Nikki plants a roundhouse kick and then unloads kendo stick shots on Carmella. Carmella and Nikki take the fight outside where Nikki sprays a fire extinguisher at Carmella. Nikki hits the Rack Attack 2.0 on Carmella and scores the pinfall. After the match, Carmella reveals to Nikki that it was Nattie Neidhart that attacked her from behind at WWE Survivor Series.
Winner: Nikki Bella, by pinfall.

- "WWE Intercontinental Championship, Ladder Match": The Miz (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler: The match closes out with Miz hitting the Skull Crushing Finale on Ziggler right on a ladder. Miz climbs the ladder and then dangles for a minute as Ziggler shoves the ladder away. Miz crashes to the canvas and Ziggler starts to climb. Miz is up and slingshot power bombs Ziggler off the ladder. Miz sets up two ladders and he and Ziggler trade punches while climbing. Ziggler with a head butt on Miz and Miz lands a low blow on Ziggler. Ziggler falls off the ladder after the jewel shot, Miz grabs the title and picks up the victory.
Winner: The Miz, by title retrieval to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship.

- The Miz Promo: After the match, The Miz grabs a microphone. Miz mocks the Dallas fans, claims to be the greatest WWE Intercontinental Champion ever, Dolph Ziggler deserves a participation award and dedicates this win to Smackdown Live GM Daniel Bryan.

- "Chairs Match": Baron Corbin vs. Kalisto: The match closes out with Corbin grounding and pounding Kalisto. Corbin starts stacking chairs up in the middle of the ring until Kalisto gets up and unloads kicks on Corbin. Corbin and Kalisto go out to the floor where Kalisto hits a hurracanrana on Corbin off the barricade. Back in the ring, Kalisto hits a springboard leg drop and a moonsault on Corbin for a near fall. Kalisto lands a chair shot on Corbin and goes for Salida Del Sol. Corbin blocks it, forcing Kalisto to go to the top rope instead. Kalisto dives off the ropes, but gets hit with a chair as Corbin tosses it at him. Corbin lays out Kalisto with End of Days on top of the stack of chairs in the middle of the ring and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Baron Corbin, by pinfall.

- "WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship Match": Becky Lynch (c) vs. Alexa Bliss: The match closes out with Becky unloading European uppercuts on Alexa, a drop kick and two straight clotheslines. Becky gut kicks Alexa and goes for the BexPlex. Alexa blocks, so Becky tries to sunset flip Alexa into a table set up in the corner. Alexa counters and hits a double knee into Becky's ribs. Alexa ground and pounds Becky, then counters a fireman's carry by Becky and plants Becky with a DDT on the back of a table laying on the mat. Becky applies the Dis-Arm-Her submission, then pump handle slams Alexa. Becky lays Alexa out on a table and goes to the top rope. Alexa boots Becky, tosses Becky off the ropes and then drop kicks Becky into the corner. Becky sends Alexa face first into a table, but misses an attempted baseball slide. Becky and Alexa go to the apron and trade shots. Alexa grabs Becky and power bombs her off the apron and through a table on the floor for the victory.
Winner: Alexa Bliss, to win the WWE Smackdown Live Women's Championship.

- "WWE World Heavyweight Championship, Tables Ladders and Chairs Match": AJ Styles (c) vs. Dean Ambrose: The match closes out with Ambrose grounding and pounding Styles. Ambrose climbs a ladder and hits a flying elbow on Styles through a table. Ambrose climbs the ladder, going for the title, but Styles hits the Phenomenal Forearm, knocking Ambrose off the ladder. Styles and Ambrose climb the ladder together and headbutt each other repeatedly until both fall off. Ambrose counters the Styles Clash and sends Styles into the ladder. Styles regains control after more back and forth moves and puts Ambrose on a table outside. Styles hits a springboard 450 on Ambrose and both go through the table. Styles sets up a ladder, but James Ellsworth hits the ring. Styles attacks Ellsworth, but Ambrose makes the save. Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds on Styles on the steel steps and climbs the ladder. Styles finds a way to get back up and meets Ambrose on the ladder. Ambrose sends Styles flying off the ladder and reaches up for the title. Just before Ambrose grabs it, Ellsworth turns on Ambrose and tips Ambrose off the ladder, sending Ambrose crashing through a table at ringside. Ellsworth cheers on Styles as Styles climbs the ladder and grabs the title for the victory.
Winner: AJ Styles, by title retrieval, to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

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