Welcome to the final Smackdown Live PPV of the year, which is the 2016 TLC PPV? The Tables, Ladders & Chairs PPV features tables, ladder, chairs or just a TLC match. The main event will be A.J. Styles defending the WWE title against Dean Ambrose in a TLC match. We also got to see the Miz defend his Intercontinental title against Dolph Ziggler once again. Bray Wyatt will team with Randy Orton as he attempted to finally win championship gold against Heath Slater and Rhyno. Hopefully they can be on par or better than the Survivor Series, which took place last month. Let’s see how things turned out with the TLC PPV!!
We started the PPV with the Wyatt Family facing Heath Slater and Rhyno for the Smackdown tag titles. When Orton joined the Wyatt Family I was skeptical on how this would work, but this has been great. Let’s remember, they were the sole survivors at the Survivor Series against Team Raw. Heath Slater and Rhyno have been a feel good story as Slater earned a contract and they became tag champs. I’ll admit that Orton and Bray worked really well together in this match. During the match, Harper saved Orton from a Gore from Rhyno and Orton looked out for Bray in the match. In the end, Orton hit the RKO out of nowhere on Rhyno to pick up the win and become new tag champs. Winners and New Smackdown Tag Champs: The Wyatt Family
Match Rating: 3/5- About damn time that Bray finally wins a championship in the WWE.
This was a No DQ match between Nikki Bella and Carmella. These two have been feuding ever since Carmella attacked Nikki a few months ago. This past Smackdown Live we saw Carmella leave with a vicious black eye after their brawl. The match at this PPV was pretty much a brawl as they used all types of weapons. They used kendo sticks, the barricade and a fire extinguisher throughout the match. After Nikki finished spraying Carmella with the fire extinguisher, she hit her finisher for the win. Winner: Nikki Bella
Match Rating: 2.5/5
These two have been feuding for what seems like months now. We had Baron Corbin taking on Kalisto in a Chairs match. With the ways these two have been booked I really didn’t have high hopes for this match. Let’s just say that I was wrong about this one because it was a helluva match between these two. These two pulled out some really good tricks in this match and in the end, Corbin hit a nasty End of Days on a pile of chairs. Winner: Baron Corbin
Match Rating: 3.5/5
This was a battle for the Smackdown Women’s championship as Becky Lynch defended her title against Alexa Bliss. These two have been feuding for a few months also, but it was put on hold when Lynch was hospitalized. Lynch finally got a chance to defend the title on Smackdown Live, but it ended in controversy when Bliss tapped with her leg on the ropes. This was a Tables match because Bliss slammed Lynch through a table during their contract signing. This match was given a nice amount of time and they had a pretty good match. In the end, Bliss powerbombed Lynch through a table from the apron through the table that was set up on the outside. Winner and New Smackdown Women’s Champ: Alexa Bliss
Match Rating: 3/5
Now we had the Ladder Match for the Intercontinental Championship as the Miz defended against Dolph Ziggler. This match is billed as their final encounter as they’ve been feuding for quite a few months now. In this feud, Ziggler captured the championship when he put his career on the line at the No Mercy PPV. Miz would later regain the title with the help of Maryse on the 900th episode of Smackdown. These two have showcased some of their best work throughout this feud and expected this match to be really good also. With this being a ladder match, they pulled out all the stops for this one. They used everything possible, including the ladders numerous times on each other. In the end, while they were fighting on the ladders, Miz kicked Ziggler below the belt and retrieved the title to win. Winner and Still Intercontinental Champ: Miz
Match Rating: 3.75/5- Another great encounter from these two once again. With Miz getting into it with Daniel Bryan prior to the match, mocking him throughout the match and cutting a promo on him after the match, will Bryan return to the ring for WrestleMania 33?
We have the main event of the PPV as A.J. Styles defended his title against Dean Ambrose in a TLC match. The IC Ladder Match was the match of the night, but this one took the spot. Let me say one thing, have anyone had a better first year in the WWE than A.J. Styles? This guy can’t have a bad match and once again he proved why he’s one of the best EVER. During this match, we saw so many crazy spots from Styles and Ambrose. Did you catch that 360 Splash from Styles onto Ambrose on the outside through the table? Did you see Ambrose hit that elbow drop that put Styles through the table? This match had it all and when it seemed like Dean was about to capture the title again, Ellsworth pushes him off the ladder. After Ambrose crashed into two tables on the outside, Styles retrieved the title and won the match. Winner and Still WWE Champion: A.J. Styles
Match Rating: 4.25/5
Overall Rating: 7.5/10- This was actually a really good PPV from Smackdown Live. Coming into the TLC PPV, I honestly didn’t have high expectations, but I was wrong. The only match I wasn’t feeling was the Nikki/Carmella match, but it wasn’t an awful match. Below are my top 3 matches of the night and see if you agree.
- A.J. Styles© vs. Dean Ambrose
- Miz© vs. Dolph Ziggler
- Baron Corbin vs. Kalisto
What did you think about the TLC PPV? What was your match of the night? Head to the comments section below and give me some feedback.