WWE TLC is just six nights ahead of us which will conclude the PPV schedule for 2019. It is one of the rarest occasions where the company has not filled up the card except for only three matches from SmackDown.
Tonight on WWE Raw, we expect a plethora of matches will be lined up for confirmation whereas a surprising match should get official on this upcoming Friday night on SmackDown.
As reported by Wrestling Observer Newsletter, an Intercontinental Championship matchup will be in-store at WWE TLC. Shinsuke Nakamura is the reigning champion who does not have a number one contender for the title, at present.
But he may find out a monster blocking his way on this upcoming edition of SmackDown on FOX. None other than Braun Strowman is rumored to challenge him for the title, as noted by the source.
— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) December 7, 2019
Shinsuke Nakamura’s title run has fallen short since day one and the blame goes to the WWE creative team. They neither focused on the prestigious belt nor did they wanted to portray the champion stronger by pitting him against a stronger opponent. So if Braun Strowman does end up facing Nakamura at WWE TLC, he will be the favorite one to win the title.
In that case, Braun Strowman will win his first singles championship at WWE TLC. This could be good as the Monster among Men could bring back the attention to the mid-card title with much ease. As for now, SmackDown has three matches announced for the gimmick-based PPV.
WWE Champion Bray Wyatt will compete against The Miz in a non-title match at WWE TLC. The New Day will defend the SmackDown Tag Team Championships against The Revival whereas Roman Reigns will face King Corbin in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match.
Also, SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley vs. Lacey Evans should get official for this upcoming Sunday night.
Here is the potential full match card for WWE TLC 2019,
Universal Title Match
The Fiend Bray Wyatt vs Daniel Bryan
Roman Reigns vs. King Baron Corbin
Smackdown Tag Team Title Match
The New Day vs Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler
WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles
Kabuki Warriors vs Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair
WWE RAW Tag Team Title Match
The Viking Raiders vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
Intercontinental Title Match
Shinsuke Nakamura vs Braun Strowman
Rusev vs Bobby Lashley
Randy Orton vs AJ Styles
Kevin Owens vs Seth Rollins
Aleister Black vs. Buddy Murphy