WWE TLC 2018 : Tables, Ladders & Chairs

Check out the details for WWE TLC 2018(Tables, Ladders and Chairs) event: match card, results, date, start time, and location.

Date- 16 December 2018
Time- 7 PM EST
Location- SAP Center, San Jose, CA, US

WWE TLC 2018 PPV(Tables, Ladders & Chairs) was the tenth pay-per-view event under the TLC series. This was a dual-brand PPV with both RAW and SmackDown’s side of matches taking place at the event. The event was headlined first time by a women’s match with a Triple Threat TLC match where Asuka won the SmackDown Women’s title by defeating Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair.

12 matches were contested on this PPV. Rey Mysterio and Randy Orton finished their rivalry with a chairs match. Daniel Bryan successfully defended his WWE title against AJ Styles, Ronda Rousey defeated Nia Jax in a singles match to retain WWE Raw Women’s Championship, and Seth Rollins lost the WWE Intercontinental Championship to Dean Ambrose.

The show took place for the first time in California. Around 13,408 fans attended the show at The SAP Center in San Jose.

Matches & Storylines

1. R-Truth & Carmella vs. Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox (Finals of Mixed Match Challenge Season 2)

R-Truth & Carmella vs. Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox (Finals of MMC Season 2)
R-Truth & Carmella vs. Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox (Finals of MMC Season 2)

The winners of this match, which concludes a months-long tournament, will not only win an all-expenses-paid vacation but also receive the No. 30 spot in the men’s and women’s Royal Rumble next month. Mahal & Fox earned their place in the finals with a hard-fought victory over Apollo Crews & Bayley. R-Truth & Carmella got into the finals by overcoming The Miz & Asuka, who triumphed in the first season of MMC.

2. Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton (Chairs Match)

Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton (Chairs Match) tlc 2018
Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton (Chairs Match)

Both these superstars will fight to settle their fierce rivalry. The bitter hatred between these two Superstars has fueled several jaw-dropping moments in recent times. This includes Orton viciously unmasking Rey Mysterio during the 20th November edition of SmackDown. Just five days prior to TLC, it was announced on SmackDown that these two would end their rivalry with a chairs match.

3. Buddy Murphy(c) vs Cedric Alexander (Cruiserweight Championship)

Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Cedric Alexander (Cruiserweight Championship)
Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Cedric Alexander (Cruiserweight Championship)

Last week on 205 Live, it was revealed that former champion Cedric Alexander would get his rematch against Murphy for the cruiserweight title. On Monday, 205 Live General Manager Drake Maverick made the match official for TLC.

4. Elias vs. Bobby Lashley (Ladder Match)

Elias vs. Bobby Lashley (Ladder Match)
Elias vs. Bobby Lashley (Ladder Match)

In another battle where Baron Corbin is trying to stamp his authority as in charge of RAW, Elias has to face the almighty Bobby Lashley. Elias and Lashley have been butting heads of late, with Lio Rush playing his part of the instigator to perfection. During Monday’s go-home Raw, it was announced that this grudge bout would now be a Ladder Match, with a guitar hanging above the ring that could be put to use by whichever man grabs a hold of it first.

5. Finn Bálor vs. Drew McIntyre

Finn Bálor vs. Drew McIntyre tlc 2018
Finn Bálor vs. Drew McIntyre tlc 2018

The bad blood has been boiling over between these two during recent weeks on Raw and it’ll culminate in them squaring off at TLC. Finn Bálor will battle Drew McIntyre in a match that could well serve as a preview for all who oppose The Lone Wolf’s authority.

6. Natalya vs. Ruby Riott (Tables Match)

 Natalya vs. Ruby Riott (Tables Match) tlc 2018

Natalya vs. Ruby Riott (Tables Match)

Riott has been more than a thorn in the side of Natalya in recent weeks on Raw. So, it only makes sense that they meet in a brutal match on a card. Who is destined to go through the table when Natalya battles Riott one-on-one?

7. The Bar (c) vs. The New Day vs. The Usos (SmackDown Tag Team Championship)

The Bar (c) vs. The New Day vs. The Usos (SmackDown Tag Team Championships) tlc 2018
The Bar (c) vs. The New Day vs. The Usos (SmackDown Tag Team Championships)

Three of the most dominant tag teams in recent history will collide at WWE TLC. These three teams each have five Tag Title reigns to their names, making them some of the most accomplished squads to compete in WWE. The match comes after The Bar has lost their respective matches against The New Day and The Usos.

8. Becky Lynch (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka (Triple Threat TLC Match For The Smackdown Women’s Championship)

Becky Lynch (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka (Triple Threat TLC Match For The Smackdown Women's Championship) tlc 2018
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka (Triple Threat TLC Match For The Smackdown Women’s Championship)

Becky Lynch’s coveted SmackDown Women’s Championship will be on the line against Charlotte Flair and Asuka in a Triple Threat TLC Match, which is also the first-ever Women’s TLC Match. Flair has been gifted the shot at the title from General Manager Paige. Asuka joined the match after surviving a 9-Woman Battle Royal Match on the November 27 episode of SmackDown.

9. Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Nia Jax (Raw Women’s Championship)

Ronda Rousey vs. Nia Jax (Raw Women's Championship) tlc 2018
Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Nia Jax (Raw Women’s Championship)

Ronda Rousey has been on an absolute tear, charging into every fight and taking the Raw Women’s division to new heights. With her victory in the battle royal at Evolution, Jax earned the right to challenge Rousey for the Raw women’s title.

10. Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin (TLC Match)

Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin (TLC Match) tlc 2018
Braun Strowman vs. Baron Corbin (TLC Match)

Strowman’s deal with Raw commissioner Stephanie McMahon came through as he helped Team Raw win the Men’s 5-on-5 Traditional Elimination Match at WWE’s fall classic. Not only did he get this match, but he also got to choose the stipulation. WWE has also added two stipulations to the match. If Strowman wins, he gets to challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal title at Royal Rumble and Corbin gets stripped of his interim power. If Corbin wins, he becomes full-time RAW General Manager.

11. Seth Rollins (c) vs. Dean Ambrose (Intercontinental Championship)

Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose (Intercontinental Championship) tlc 2018
Seth Rollins (c) vs. Dean Ambrose (Intercontinental Championship)

Since Ambrose returned from injury and turned on his former friend, the two men have been the focal point of Raw each week. Survivor Series hadn’t even ended before we learned that these two would be going at each other for the first time since Ambrose turned on Rollins. Rollins was informed in a backstage segment following his victory over Shinsuke Nakamura that he would finally be able to get his hands on Ambrose, and he seemed rather excited about the upcoming title defense.

12. Daniel Bryan(c) vs. AJ Styles (WWE Championship)

Daniel Bryan vs. AJ Styles (WWE Championship)
Daniel Bryan (c) vs. AJ Styles (WWE Championship)

Daniel Bryan will defend his WWE Championship against Styles at TLC in San Jose, California on December 16. These two fought in an impromptu matchup for the WWE Championship last month on Smackdown, and Bryan won the match after turning heel with a low blow.

Results

NO.MatchesWinnerMatch TypeChampionshipTime
1PCedric Alexander vs Buddy MurphyBuddy MurphySingles matchWWE Cruiserweight Championship10:35
2PBobby Lashley vs Elias EliasLadder match6:20
3Fabulous Truth (Carmella & R-Truth) vs Mahalicia (Jinder Mahal & Alicia Fox) Fabulous Truth (Carmella and R-Truth)Mixed Match Challenge5:50
4The Bar (Cesaro & Sheamus)  vs The New Day (Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston) & The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso)The Bar (Cesaro and Sheamus)  Triple threat tag team matchWWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship12:15
5Braun Strowman vs Baron CorbinBraun StrowmanTables, Ladders, & Chairs match16:00
6Ruby Riott vs NatalyaNatalyaTables match12:40
7 Drew McIntyre vs Finn BálorFinn BálorSingles match12:20
8Rey Mysterio vs Randy OrtonRey MysterioChairs match11:30
9Ronda Rousey vs Nia JaxRonda RouseySingles matchWWE Raw Women’s Championship10:50
10Daniel Bryan vs AJ StylesDaniel BryanSingles matchWWE Championship23:55
11Dean Ambrose vs Seth Rollins Dean AmbroseSingles matchWWE Intercontinental Championship23:00
12Asuka vs Becky Lynch and Charlotte FlairAsukaTriple threat Tables, Ladders, & Chairs matchWWE SmackDown Women’s Championship21:45

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