WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs will be live and in-your-face tonight from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. You can see all the thrill and spills on the WWE network or you just stick around here and read about the all about the event as it happens. This is SmackDown’s final pay per view of the year, so expect these superstars to pull out all the stops. Also expect another shocker to compete with the stunning main event conclusion of Goldberg vs. Brock Lesnar at the Survivor Series.
Tonight, AJ Styles will be putting his title on the line again against Dean Ambrose in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs match. Will James Ellsworth pop up in the main event? Will Dean Ambrose become a two-time WWE World Champion? And don’t forget all the other matches on the card. Will Dolph take back the IC title from The Miz or will the “Showoff” fall to WWE’s resident “A-lister”? Will Alexa Bliss knock Becky Lynch from the top of SmackDown’s female division? And will The Wyatt Family rise to tag team supremacy? There’s so many questions that will be answered tonight live on pay per view or the WWE Network.
TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs starts at 8 p.m EST. tonight on the WWE Network. Meanwhile, you catch the kickoff show at 7 p.m. EST, where you can view surprise matches and in-depth analysis from WWE’s panel (usually including Rene Young, Booker T, Lita and Jerry “The King” Lawler; participants subject to change).
Stick around to find out the live results and updates as it happens at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs.
WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2016 Card
AJ Styles (c) vs. Dean Ambrose in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs match for the WWE World Championship
WWE managed to pull off another shocker, and it came in the form of James Ellsworth. The beloved, chinless competitor turned on Dean Ambrose, knocking him off a ladder into some tables. Ellsworth, SmackDown’s resident twerp, is now one of SmackDown’s top villains.
Overall, this was a very exciting contest. One highlight that comes to mind is Dean Ambrose doing an elbow drop off of a ladder onto AJ Styles, putting the Phenomenal One through an announcer’s table in the process. Another highlight is AJ flying through the air with a “phenomenal forearm,” knocking Ambrose off the ladder as he was only an inch away from taking the title. But seriously, hats off to everyone, including James Ellsworth. Expect retribution from Ambrose on the next episode of SmackDown. I now predict a triple threat match at the upcoming Royal Rumble event pitting AJ Styles against Ambrose and Ellsworth (yep, Yertle the Turtle without a shell will most likely be in the match) for the WWE World Championship.
It was announced on Talking Smack that James Ellsworth will challenge AJ Styles for the WWE World Championship this Tuesday on SmackDown. Chinless James believes he has AJ’s number, and can pull off the impossible one more time against Styles (this time with the world title on the line). Good luck, Ellsworth! I know Ambrose will be chomping at the bit to gain some retribution.
Congratulations to AJ Styles as he continues a very impressive and dominant reign as WWE World Champion.
AJ Styles defeats Dean Ambrose and takes down his WWE World Championship in this TLC contest
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Alexa Bliss in a Tables Match for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship
This match was straight fire! There were great spots with Bliss showing her mean streak, dropping Becky hard on her head with a DDT and doing all she can to make the Irish-born star hurt. Becky had a mean streak in her as well, and looked like she was going to rip off Alexa’s arm at one point with her finishing submission the “Disarm-her.” But tonight didn’t bode well for Becky. Bliss really shined and ended the match by power-bombing Becky into a table. Alexa Bliss has solidified herself as the future of WWE for years to come.
Alexa Bliss defeats Becky Lynch and wins the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship after power-bombing Becky through a table.
Look below to see the 22 hottest photos of the now-new WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion: the very lovely and talented Alexa Bliss:
Baron Corbin vs. Kalisto in a Chairs Match
This was a fun and intense match, where chairs were flying all over the place. Kalisto brought the fight to Baron and came at Corbin in the very beginning of the match swinging a steel chair. Kalisto looked like he was going to win quite a few times in the contest, doing insane stunts and projecting his body at Baron. Kalisto was excellent at avoiding Corbin’s chair shots outside the ring. Towards the end of the match, Kalisto tried to take to the air once again, but was squashed by Corbin with a chair. Corbin then did his finisher the “End of Days” onto a pile of chairs, pinned Kalisto and then tried to pull the commentators. Baron Corbin is a future star on SmackDown, and it wouldn’t surprise me to see him in the main event scene in the foreseeable future. In the end, Corbin conquered Kalisto.
Baron Corbin defeats Kalisto via pinfall
The Miz (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
Dolph Ziggler and The Miz fought in a hellish war. Competitors climbed up the ladder, but also smashed this metal object against their opponent. This match was very close, where both wrestlers were only a hair away from retrieving the IC Championship. Neither Maryse or The Spirit Squad got involved in this match, as I predicted. But The Miz did walk away with the gold and his girl at the end of the match. While Dolph was trying to grab the title, Miz scaled the ladder and kicked him two times in the nuts (ouch!). The Miz would then take down his championship and then trash talk SmackDown general manger Daniel Bryan. He sealed his victory promo by kissing his smoking hot wife. Tonight was just The Miz’s night! Not quite the night for the “Showoff.” Sorry, Dolph!
The Miz defeats Dolph Ziggler and takes down the Intercontinental Championship in this ladder match
Nikki Bella vs. Carmella
This was actually a pretty hardcore match. Kendo sticks were used and Nikki Bella took to the air with a roundhouse kick off the barricade (something she never does). Carmella really has a mean streak when she has a weapon in her hands. The action spilled outside the ring quite a bit, but the conclusion of the match took place inside the ring with the help of a fire extinguisher. Nikki Bella put out Carmella with an ending “rack attack,” finishing off the “Princess from Staten Island.” But the real “surprise” (not really) came at the end when Carmella told Bella that it was really Natalya who attacked Nikki at Survivor Series. What a shocker (not).
Nikki Bella defeats Carmella via pinfall
Heath Slater & Rhyno (c) vs. The Wyatt Family for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
The Wyatt Family stood tall once again tonight. They’ve taken down the tandem of Heath Slater & Rhyno, and their reign of terror continues to sweep through SmackDown. This was a predictable outcome, but it good to finally see a title around Bray Wyatt’s shoulders. This is the first time that Bray has ever won a championship in the WWE (which is absolutely crazy consider how popular this guy is). Heath Slater & Rhyno put up a good fight, but it was not enough to take down The Wyatt Family. One highlight is when Luke Harper sacrificed himself to save Randy Orton from a gore by a charging Rhyno. The match came to a conclusion when Bray distracted Rhyno long enough for Orton to strike him with the RKO.
The Wyatt Family (Randy Orton & Bray Wyatt) capture tag team gold. Orton pinned Rhyno to win the match.
Kickoff Match: The Ascension, The Vaudevillians & Curt Hawkins vs. American Alpha, Apollo Crews & The Hype Bros
American Alpha, Apollo Crews & The Hype Bros defeat The Ascension, Curt Hawkins & The Vaudevillians after Chad Gable pinned Simon Gotch
Watch the kickoff show here: