WWE TLC 2018 – Full Results with Videos: December 16, 2018
WWE TLC aired with a packed card for the 10th consecutive year in WWE programming. Multiple championships matches hyped-up the night already. The special attraction-cum-main event of the show was a first-ever Tables, Ladders and Chairs match from the women’s division. Meanwhile, Raw’s authoritative power was also in stake in a huge TLC match. Here’s how all of those went by from the SAP Center in San Jose, California.
Elias vs Bobby Lashley
This match from RAW took place at the WWE TLC kick-off show. Elias stated by delivering a dropkick on Lashley through a ladder. Lashley came back hitting a spinebuster on a ladder. Elias countered giving a powerbomb on Lashley on the ladder. He climbed and grabbed the guitar to win the match. Lashley and Lio Rush assaulted Elias once the contest got over.
Mixed Match Challenge II Finals
Team Mahalicia (Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox) vs Team Fabulous Truth (R-Truth & Carmella)
R-Truth and Carmella started the match with a dance break. The Singh Brothers interrupted them with Bollywood dance. Truth took them out of the ring and Carmella hit a spinning scissors takedown on Fox. Later, R-Truth hit a spinning splash on Mahal before putting on Fox’s hats. It led Fox to kick Truth. However, Carmella hit with a superkick on Fox and applier the Code of Silence to get the submission win.
SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match
The Bar vs The Usos vs The New Day
An early brawl broke out in the match with Kofi Kingston getting the upper hand hitting the Boom Drop. But Jey Uso connected with a Pop Up Samoan Drop on Kingston. He followed up with a splash for the near fall. Cesaro locked in the Sharpshooter on Jey. Woods tried to break it but ate a Brogue Kick from Sheamus to digest the pinfall. The Bar retained their titles at WWE TLC.
Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match (If Braun Strowman wins he earns a Universal Title shot if Baron Corbin wins he becomes Raw General Manager permanently)
Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin
Corbin expected to get a forfeit win at WWE TLC. However, Strowman showed up and received backup from Apollo Crews, Finn Balor, Roode, and Gable. All of them hit Corbin with chair shots. Kurt Angle made his entrance and beat him down as well. Crews hit a Frog Splash, Balor hit the Coup De Grace, and Angle gave an Angle Slam on Corbin. Strowman delivered a big boot on Corbin to get the win in this TLC match.
Natalya vs Ruby Riott
The Riott Squad brought a poster of Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart attached to a table. It fired-up Natalya who slammed Ruby Riott’s face into a table, repeatedly. She wanted to spear Riott through the table, but Lov Morgan took the bump instead. Natalya also delivered a scoop slam on Logan through the table at ringside. She put on Jim’s jacket and delivered a powerbomb through the table to win the match.
Finn Balor vs Drew McIntyre
A back and forth going started the match at WWE TLC. McIntyre sent Balor across the ring with a belly to belly suplex. Balor came back with a Slingblade, but McIntyre came back with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Dolph Ziggler showed up suddenly and hit a Superkick on McIntyre. However, McIntyre tossed him outside the ring. This distraction allowed Balor to set McIntyre up for the Coup De Grace and hit it successfully for the victory.
Randy Orton vs. Rey Mysterio
Randy Orton started the match cracking a chair on the back of Rey Mysterio. However, Mysterio came back with a baseball slide dropkick to the legs of Orton that sent him face-first into the apron. Mysterio connected with the splash outside the ring followed by a Hurricurana that put Orton face first into a chair in the corner. Orton tried to come back with a snap suplex. Mysterio hit the 619 and rolled Orton up on the chairs to win the Chairs match.
Raw Women’s Championship Match
Ronda Rousey vs Nia Jax
Nia Jax started the match wrenching her into the corner. Ronda hit some jabs to come back, but Nia hit a splash on her into the corner. Ronda came back teasing an armbar. Nia delivered a powerbomb on Ronda to counter. The champion came back hitting a superman elbow on Nia. The contender came back with a Samoan Drop, but Rousey locked in the arm-bar to tap her out. After the match, Becky Lynch attacked Nia Jax in a backstage segment.
WWE Championship Match
Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles
Daniel Bryan avoided any physical contact trying to annoy AJ Styles after this match began at WWE TLC. Styles caught him with a dropkick to start the bout. Bryan targeted the ribs of Styles and locked in the LeBell Lock.
Later, AJ connected with a Springboard 450 splash and went for the Calf Crusher. However, Bryan escaped the hold to eat a Phenomenal Forearm, outside the ring. The former champion then went for another one and nearly hit the referee. It allowed Bryan to roll him up to retain the title.
Intercontinental Championship Match
Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose
Seth Rollins started this match with a springboard flying clothesline. He continued with repeated elbows to get the upper hand. Ambrose came back targeting the legs of Seth Rollins. He put on the Clobber Leaf submission move on Rollins to injure him, further. Rollins came back with a superplex, followed up with a Falcon Arrow for two. He delivered a powerbomb on Ambrose in the barricade. While coming back into the ring, Ambrose caught Rollins with a Dirty Deeds to become new IC champ at WWE TLC.
Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match For The SmackDown Women’s Championship
Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka
Charlotte tried to get an early advantage in this match, but Becky delivered some steel chair shots on her. She jumped off a ladder on Charlotte through the table, after that.
The Queen came back with a huge spear on Asuka and putting Becky through a table. At one point, Charlotte and Becky both climbed the ladder trying to grab the title.
Ronda Rousey came out to the ring and toppled the ladder to put them down. Asuka climbed the ladder and grabbed the title to win the WWE TLC match and her maiden title.
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