Although the Tables, Ladders and Chairs match has become synonymous with the WWE and has even spawned a pay-per-view, it is still a concept that is fairly rare. The TLC match debuted at SummerSlam in 2000, and there have been just 11 more such matches since then.
The 13th is set to take place at this month's TLC pay-per-view as Ryback, Kane and Daniel Bryan will face Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns in the first TLC match that can end only through pinfall or submission. While it has the potential to be one of the all-time best TLC matches due to the mixture of solid in-ring workers as well as brute strength, we can only speculate how good it will be at this point.
WWE fans have had the opportunity to see 12 TLC matches over the years and all of them have been great in some respect. Some of them have obviously outshone others, but it's very difficult to put on a poor TLC match.
With that said, I regrettably had to leave off two matches in my top-10 countdown.
Edge vs. Ric Flair on Raw from 2006 and The Miz vs. Jerry "The King" Lawler from Raw in 2010 fell just short of consideration. Both were solid matches in their own right, but TLC is generally a young man's game and the likes of Flair and Lawler couldn't do some of the things that their younger counterparts have.
Now that the omissions are out of the way, here are the top 10 Tables, Ladders and Chairs matches to ever be contested in WWE.