John Cena and Dolph Ziggler will square off in TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs for Ziggler's Money in the Bank briefcase and a potential spot to compete for the World Heavyweight Championship, via the WWE.
The WWE tweeted:
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The announcement came on Monday night's Raw episode, setting up the big-name matchup for the WWE's final pay-per-view.
This is a chance of redemption for Cena. He cashed in his Money in the Bank contract at Raw 1,000, but beat WWE champion CM Punk by disqualification, earning him the victory but not the title. He consequently became the only superstar in WWE history to cash in the contract, but failed to come away with the championship.
You can bet Cena will bring his "A" game against Ziggler with an opportunity to get another shot at the world title.
For Ziggler, he's not going to go down without a fight and it's not out of the question that he defeats Cena at TLC. He not only had to persevere for the Money in the Bank contract, he has actually looked dangerous lately, with eye-opening victories over Randy Orton. He also had a close one-on-one match against Cena.
Cena is undeniably pumped about the TLC matchup. He said on Monday night's Raw, "When I get that briefcase, I will become champion."
But Ziggler is no easy matchup and it should make for a tantalizing, if not historic showdown between the two giants.
The WWE has taken its lumps throughout the years, but it may actually have something here.