PPV Fusion: TLC 2012

by Firefly on 18th December 2012

The 2012 WWE TLC Pay-Per-View starts with Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara taking on “Team Rhodes Scholars” Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow in Tag Team Tables match which sees Rhodes get the victory for his team to become the Number One Contenders to the WWE Tag Team Championship, when he counters Cara’s attempt to springboard into the ring at Sandow by pushing him backwards, forcing Cara to fall through one of the tables set up at ringside.

Next, Antonio Cesaro is pitted against R-Truth for the United States Championship, in a match which sees Cesaro get the victory and retain his title, when he hits Truth from behind with an uppercut, and follows it up the Neutralizer for the 3-count.

After Josh Mathews interviews Dolph Ziggler about his Money In The Bank Ladder match against John Cena to take place later on, The Miz presents “Miz TV” with his guests “3MB” Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, and Drew McIntyre.

The segment sees 3MB attempt to intimidate the Spanish announcers until Ricardo Rodriguez appears in an attempt to convince them to back away, but as 3MB focus on Rodriguez and start to attack him, it prompts Alberto Del Rio to come to his aid, along with The Miz when he gets caught in the crossfire.

After being thrown out of the ring by Del Rio and The Miz, 3MB challenge them to find a partner and take them on later on, to which The Miz and Del Rio agree.

After a video hyping The Rock and the next WWE Pay-Per-View, Royal Rumble on 27th January 2013, an interaction backstage involving Kane and Daniel Bryan, and Matt Striker interviews Wade Barrett about his upcoming match with Kofi Kingston, Wade Barrett goes against Kofi Kingston in a match for the Intercontinental Championship.

The match sees Kingston get the victory and retain his title, when he hits Barrett with Trouble In Paradise for the 3-count.

After CM Punk insults the fans and talks about how he will enjoy watching The Shield against Ryback from his sky box in the arena, Ryback and “Team Hell No” Kane and Daniel Bryan are pitted against “The Shield” Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Dean Ambrose in a Six-Man Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match.

The match sees The Shield get the victory, when they put Daniel Bryan through a table, and Reigns covers Bryan for the 3-count.

After a video recapping the “Santa’s Helper” Diva Battle Royal from the Pre-Show, Naomi goes against Eve Torres for the Divas Championship in a match which sees Eve get the victory and retain her title, when she hits Naomi with a snap swing-neckbreaker for the 3-count.

Afterwards, Eve invites a photographer into the ring and poses over the downed Naomi in celebration.

After a video recapping the events of SmackDown! Involving Sheamus, The Big Show, and William Regal (click here for our SmackDown! report), and Matt Striker interviews The Big Show about his upcoming match with Sheamus, The Big Show takes on Sheamus for the World Heavyweight Championship in a Chairs match.

The match sees Show get the victory, when he hits Sheamus with an oversized steel chair to the back and covers him for the 3-count.

After an interaction backstage involving John Cena and AJ Lee, “3MB” Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, and Drew McIntyre are pitted against Alberto Del Rio, The Miz, and their mystery partner, who is revealed to be the Brooklyn Brawler, in a Six-Man Tag Team match.

The match sees Brawler get the victory for his team, when he puts Mahal in a Brooklyn Crab for the 3-count.

After a video recapping the events involving AJ Lee, Vickie Guerrero, John Cena, and Dolph Ziggler that led to the upcoming match, Dolph Ziggler goes against John Cena in a Money In The Bank Ladder match.

The match sees Ziggler get the victory and retain his Money In The Bank contract, when AJ pushes over the ladder with Cena on top of it, and he follows it up with a superkick to Cena before setting the ladder back up and climbing up it to grab the briefcase.

A defeated Cena starts climbing to his feet, as TLC goes off the air.

About the Author: Firefly

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Discovering WCW Monday Nitro in the 1990s, he has been hooked on wrestling ever since, later going on to also discover WWF (now WWE), and even later numerous independent promotions, IMPACT Wrestling (Formerly known as TNA) and now the very captivating challenger known as AEW.

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