WWE will be having its final pay-per-view of 2019 with its annual Tables, Ladders, and Chairs show (or TLC for short). TLC was replaced by Armageddon in the December slot back in 2009 and has been a mainstay ever since with the main stipulation being a TLC match and sometimes a match with either Ladders, Tables or Chairs by themselves. […]
WWE will be having its final pay-per-view of 2019 with its annual Tables, Ladders, and Chairs show (or TLC for short).
TLC was replaced by Armageddon in the December slot back in 2009 and has been a mainstay ever since with the main stipulation being a TLC match and sometimes a match with either Ladders, Tables or Chairs by themselves. There have been some classic TLC bouts in WWE for the past few years way before the PPV came about so the popularity led to its own network special.
Seven matches have been announced so far with no singles titles on the line, rather all the tag team belts are the only title matches so far. In typical WWE fashion, we will likely see more matches announced and some being moved to the pre-show. Here are my predictions for TLC 2019.
Aleister Black vs. Buddy Murphy
Prediction: Aleister Black wins
This is one the more underrated matches on the card and I am excited to see how this will go. Both Murphy and Black are rising stars in the company. Black has been pushed a lot more than Murphy in recent weeks, so expect him to win. It is still going to be a great match that you should keep an eye on.
Rusev vs. Bobby Lashley in a Tables match
Prediction: Rusev wins
Yes, we all love Rusev and he no doubt deserves a lot better than this storyline love triangle. The crowd will go nuts if Rusev puts Lashley through a table. Let’s leave this feud in 2019, please.
Bray Wyatt vs. The Miz
Prediction: Bray Wyatt wins
A note here that the Universal Championship will not be on the line due to Wyatt’s “Fiend” alter-ego is technically the champion.
Despite not being the technical champion, Wyatt should win here. The fans are heavily behind the fresh character and the build-up here has been great. Expect Miz to get some offense in also but Wyatt should walk away victorious here.
Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match
Prediction: Roman Reigns wins
For weeks we have seen Corbin embarrass Reigns, which included Corbin pouring dog food on Reigns while he was handcuffed to the ring post (which was one of the worst things WWE did in my opinion).
Not sure what will go down here but expect this match to be heavily booed since the fans have not been invested in the match at all.
Raw Tag Team Championship – The Viking Raiders (Hanson and Rowe) (c) vs. TBD
Prediction: The Vikings Raiders retain the Raw Tag Team Championship
The Viking Raiders will be having an open challenge with the Raw tag titles on the line. The team has been on a tear as of late and to continue the push of them as champions, I expect them to win here.
As far as who they would face, you have a lot of options. I can see The Usos finally returning to television as that could be a good feud we all did not want until we see it in person. Depending on the situation with Jeff Hardy, we could see him and Matt Hardy reunite to challenge them. They have good options.
SmackDown Tag Team Championship – The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Big E) (c) vs. The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder) in a Ladder match
Prediction: The New Day retain the SmackDown Tag Team Championship
We have seen these teams against each other multiple times but the added stipulation of a ladder makes this match a lot better without feeling repetitive. We know what Kingston can do in a ladder match (case in point his past Money in the Bank Ladder matches) but Big E in this match should be fun to watch.
The Revival has never been involved in a match like this so it’ll be interesting to see how they fare here. This should be a good one.
Women’s Tag Team Championship – The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka and Kairi Sane) (c) vs. Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match
Prediction: The Kabuki Warriors retain the Women’s Tag Team Championship
Asuka and Kairi Sane have been a great tag team since they won the titles and turned heel in the process. while the team of Lynch and Flair provide a lot of star power, they have their differences and they may hurt their chances to win here.
Give Kabuki Warriors the victory here. It not only gives the title legitimacy but also makes the team more legitimate due to the fact they can beat two of the best female superstars in the WWE right now.
Expect a lot of chaos in the TLC stipulation and it’ll be fun to watch.
Remember when I said WWE needs to do a better job pushing the tag team division/titles. Well, we are getting that here as the only titles on the line will be the tag team titles. Still, I feel that there should be some other titles on the line (where are the United States/Intercontinental/SmackDown Women’s Champions?).
Seven WWE singles titles with none on the line? Very strange to see.
Some of the matches will be fun to watch while some fans are not looking forward too. Let’s hope WWE ends its 2019 PPV cycle on a positive note.