World Wrestling Entertainment will present their final pay per view event of the year this Sunday with “TLC.” The show, which features only six scheduled matches, takes place from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. Let’s run through the card along with my predictions.
Triple Threat Ladder Match for the Intercontinental Championship: Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Jack Swagger
I could easily see this match serving as the opener. Expect an excellent, fast paced match before Ziggler finds a way to win and retains the I/C strap.
Divas Tag Team Tables Match: Lay Cool (Layla and Michelle McCool) vs. WWE Divas Champion Natalya and Beth Phoenix
While I may be off, I expect Beth to turn on Natalya on Sunday. That being said, look for the turn to happen after either McCool or Layla go through a table first, giving Natalya and Beth the win.
Ladder Match for the #1 Contender Spot to the WWE Championship: Sheamus vs. John Morrison
Chances are the winner of this match will challenge for the WWE Championship at the Royal Rumble. The feeling here is Morrison wins (after taking a few insane bumps along the way) after a little help from a returning Triple H. This off course will set the stage for a HHH-Sheamus program running through Wrestle Mania.
Chairs Match: John Cena vs. Wade Barrett
The WWE really dropped the ball on this whole storyline regarding Cena, Barrett and The Nexus. It started off red hot and then stayed interesting throughout the summer but the ending has been lame to say the least. If anyone in the world thinks John Cena will lose this match, you’re on dream street (i.e. Ted DiBiase Jr.). Cena gets the win, defying all the odds and stamping his ticket into the Royal Rumble match itself next month, whoopee.
Tables Match for the WWE Championship: The Miz (c) vs. Randy Orton
For Orton to win on Sunday would totally show the lack of confidence Vince and Co. have with Miz as champion. While I don’t think it’s that far fetched for Orton to win, Miz has appeared on media outlets everywhere this week doing P.R. work for the “E”. With that said, Miz retains here with a little help from Alex Riley.
Fatal 4-Way TLC Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Kane (c) vs. Edge vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio
This match was changed to a four way at Tuesday’s Smackdown taping. It will be interesting to see how a four way TLC is worked. As far as who comes out on top, let’s look at each superstar’s chance to win. Del Rio is a rising star but not ready for the strap. Mysterio is too banged up to carry the World Title. Edge winning would make sense but the way he’s dominated Kane in recent weeks, having the “Rated R Superstar” coming out on top would make Kane look much too weak. Kane retains here and heads into the Royal Rumble as World Heavyweight Champion.
TLC takes place this Sunday, live on pay per view. The show will get under way at 8 p.m. EST. For more information, log on to www.wwe.com