WWE TLC 2012: Possible Run-Ins Fans Should Be Watching for at PPV

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistDecember 13, 2012

Dec. 30, 2011; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Brock Lesnar during a heavyweight bout at UFC 141 at the MGM Grand Garden event center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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WWE pay-per-view Tables, Ladders & Chairs (TLC) takes place on Sunday, Dec. 16, and the excitement over this secondary show is surprisingly high.

The WWE has done a great job of building to the main-event matches and have masked the removal of WWE champion CM Punk and his match from the card perfectly.

While there are likely to be no major title changes on this show, there will be something monumental that happens. That huge moment will come in the form of a run-in.


Kassius Ohno

While this is by far the longest shot, there is a chance that a second wave of members of The Shield could appear during the TLC PPV, possibly led by the brightest star in developmental right now Kassius Ohno.

Despite a recent report that the WWE may not trust Ohno to be ready for the main stage yet (PWInsider via WrestlingInc.com), his years of experience on the independent circuit and his relationship with many of the company’s younger stars will likely see him called up soon enough.

With Team Hell No and Ryback committing an injustice on Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns at the event, what better way to correct that than by having three more young stars infiltrate the arena and save the day for The Shield.


The Shield

While The Shield may need a run-in to save them from a loss at TLC, it may be the group of young wrestlers themselves that does the ultimate run-in on John Cena’s match against Dolph Ziggler for the Money in the Bank briefcase.

It is easy for The Shield to justify attacking Cena. This is a man who has been handed title shots and was handed this match with Ziggler because of something Vickie Guerrero did. Allowing Ziggler to win would be the ultimate form of justice.

The WWE is setting the stage for Ziggler to beat Cena in the ladder match at TLC, but allowing him to win clean is not likely. The Shield taking Cena out would be the perfect way to give the young star the chance to go over.


Brock Lesnar

Of all the possible run-ins the WWE Universe should be ready for, the biggest and most intriguing would be the return of Brock Lesnar.

With Ryback scheduled for a fight against an injured Punk on Raw in January for the WWE title, now is the time for Lesnar to make his move and return to the company.

Instead of seeing Lesnar versus Triple H again for no reason, why not build Ryback up as the next huge star by letting him feud with—and eventually go over—one of the biggest names in the business?

Lesnar has been sitting on the sideline, waiting for the call from Paul Heyman to assist Punk. What better time to destroy Ryback than when he is beating up on the other Heyman guys, The Shield?


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