Top 5 Performers of WWE TLC (Tables-Ladders And Chairs) Matches
Critics often entitle the TLC gimmick as the most dangerous environment provided to compete. It stands for the Tables, Ladders, and Chairs all of which surround the ring during these kinds of matches. All of these toys remain entirely legal to use in this particular contest making it a destructive situation, altogether. Superstars can go to any extent receiving a No-Disqualification atmosphere.
WWE TLC comes back in December, each year which is one of favourite PPV events for the fans. Previously it was just a gimmick match on the programming that ended up being an entire PPV. From 2009 onwards, WWE introduced this separate event originated from the gimmick that is continuing.
While this TLC gimmick is one of the unique interventions from WWE creative team, it also produced some legends in the process. Over the years, we have received some technicians made for the TLC stipulation. They helped to make these kinds of matches famous from the innovation. In return, their names became synonymous whenever WWE arranges the TLC PPV.
Here are those five best performers in TLC-Tables, Ladders and Chairs matches,
Honorable mention: The Dudley Boyz
The Dudley Boyz are famous for their stunts with tables ever since the beginning of TLC gimmick. They competed in several such TLC matches at Wrestlemania and other PPV events to come up with some innovative stunts. One of them was to put their opponents with the 3D move through the table. Even before the retirement, they used to use the catchphrase where D-Von Dudley got the tables to help his brother attack someone with it. In this process, they played an integral part to make this stipulation popular.
TLC record: Win 1 Loss 2
Chris Jericho competed in his first TLC match back in 2001 teaming up with Chris Benoit against the Dudley Boyz. They were able to come out as the winners despite going up against Tables specialists. Later Y2J competed in his second match in 2002 teaming with Christian against Bubba Ray and Spike Dudley. Seven years later, Chris Jericho solidified his legacy in the TLC matches. He competed in the inaugural WWE TLC show in 2009 defending the world tag titles with Big Show.
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Triple H and Shawn Michaels were the opponents. Regardless what the outcome was, he hung on with the legendary opponents delivering a high-profile match. This main event match was one of the main reasons why fans wanted to get the tradition of WWE TLC to continue. No wonder why Chris Jericho deserves a spot on this list.
TLC record: Win 1-Loss 3
Kane is a monstrous character in WWE programming whom we can expect the least to be specialist in WWE TLC matches. He is on the list courtesy of his performances in this environment over the years. His debut back in 2002 was a memorable affair. He single-handedly retained World Tag Team Championships against Bubba Ray and Spike Dudley. Later, he walked into the 2010 edition of WWE TLC to retain the World Heavyweight Championship against Alberto Del Rio, Rey Mysterio, and Edge.
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Meanwhile, Kane delivered another spectacle in 2012 main event of WWE TLC teaming up with Daniel Bryan and Ryback against The Shield. Finally, he was in for last year’s TLC PPV to begin a feud with Braun Strowman.
In all the final three matches, he ended up on the losing side. However, it was always a special experience to witness this behemoth doing incredible stunts using the Tables, Ladders, and Chairs.
TLC record: Win 3-Loss 0
CM Punk holds the best record in TLC matches, as he never lost a contest in this environment. Furthermore, all of these wins came in either the WWE or World Heavyweight Championship matches. He defeated Jeff Hardy at Summerslam 2009 to win the world title.
Two years later, the ‘best in the world’ started building his legacy as the WWE Champion. He defended the title successfully against Alberto Del Rio and The Miz. This title reign went a long way until 2013 where he received another TLC match against Ryback. Thanks to the Shield, he came up as the winner to retain the championship.
He delivered a solid match despite suffering from a knee injury. These outings at TLC keeps CM Punk number three on this list.
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TLC record: Win 0-Loss 5
Providing entertainment and creating spots are one of the primary reasons for TLC’s success. Jeff Hardy has been successful in doing so despite the record not being in his favour. Team Matt and Jeff Hardy featured in the inaugural TLC match in 2000 against Edge-Christian and Dudley Boyz.
In 2001 the same lineup went into a Wrestlemania TLC match. Jeff Hardy delivered a Swanton Bomb onto Spike Dudley and Rhyno. Then Edge hit him that 20-feet high mid-air spear which is one of the greatest Wrestlemania moments.
Hardys and Dudley Boyz went to war on a couple of more occasions in these kinds of matches. It was in 2009 when he competed in the only singles TLC contest against CM Punk. Unfortunately, he came up short but not before delivering some death-defying stunts. These will always be something memorable experiences for the fans which made Jeff Hardy a high-flying superstar. Being in TLC matches helped him to expose these skills to impress the fans.
TLC record: Win 5-Loss 2
WWE TLC has elevated levels of the superstars above alongside this man, Edge. However, he also showed the flip side of the coin after taking early retirement. He competed, the most in Tables, Ladders and Chairs environment that had an ill-effect on the body. The neck injury forced this master of TLC matches to take immediate and permanent hiatus from the squared circle. But before going into the dawn, the Rated-R Superstar managed to set the bar ‘rated’ as well for Tables, Ladders, and Chairs.
Meanwhile, Edge and Christian already made the TLC match popular during their tag team bouts with Dudleys and Hardys. Later the ultimate opportunist made his name as a singles competitor in these matches.
He paved an incredible legacy by competing in the TLC matches against the likes of John Cena, Ric Flair, and The Undertaker. Most of the times, Edge was the one to take big bumps to entertain the fans. He always came up with some fresh-looking spots that felt special. It was the most prominent world championship match in TLC history back in 2010. Edge secured his 10th title on the 2nd WWE TLC PPV event which was his final outing in a contest, pendant for him.
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