Top 3 Matches Revealed for WWE TLC

Imaan JalaliFeatured ColumnistNovember 21, 2012

Photo courtesy of WWE
Photo courtesy of WWE

Since the close of Survivor Series and the Nov. 19 edition of Raw, many feuds have remained unresolved.

With one more WWE pay-per-view to go before the end of the year, fans should expect the current storylines to play out before the start of 2013 and the road to WrestleMania 29.

And conclude they will, as the next pay-per-view offering will undoubtedly be rife with crash landings, bone on metal and steep drops from 15 feet in the air.

WWE Tables, Ladders and Chairs (TLC) will emanate from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY and feature the following triple-header, according to Dave Meltzer of

These matches are now being advertised locally in the New York market and are the plans for the top three bouts:

John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler - TLC match

CM Punk vs. Ryback - Tables match

Big Show vs. Sheamus - Chairs match

Obviously, the John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler bout makes sense, as the two have been embroiled in the AJ Lee-Vickie Guerrero "scandal" in the last several weeks.

Since Ziggler toppled Cena through a bathroom stall divider on Raw, the angle is not only more personal, but can potentially decide the fate of either Vickie or AJ.

After all, a TLC match can only end when an item, hanging in the balance, is retrieved.

In this case, because no championship is on the line, two scenarios are likely: either Ziggler's Money in the Bank briefcase will be suspended, or a "pink slip" meant for one of the warring women will be fastened above the ring.

Ziggler and Cena fighting for the professional lives of their respective ladies would definitely give the match a greater sense of urgency and anticipation.

Second, it is no surprise that CM Punk and Ryback are slated to square off in a tables duel. 

At both Survivor Series and Raw, Ryback was power-bombed through the Spanish announcers' table by the NXT trio of Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose.

While Punk may or may not be affiliated with the rogue group, he had no qualms about gloating in the wake of Ryback's destruction, especially in the final seconds of Raw.

The burning question is, though, will the surging Ryback fail to win the WWE title for a third consecutive pay-per-view?

Lastly, given the fact that Sheamus waylaid Big Show countless times with a steel chair following their controversial title contest at Survivor Series, a chairs match at TLC would be apropos.

As for the outcome, it's probably too soon for Sheamus to win back the world heavyweight title, as Big Show is just warming up as champion.

Not to mention, a Big Show-Randy Orton feud, pitting the knockout punch against the devastating punt kick, could entice a lot of viewers down the line.

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