WWE TLC 2012 Matches: Wrestlers with Most to Lose in Pay-Per-View

Mike Moraitis@@michaelmoraitisAnalyst IDecember 15, 2012

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Besides the obvious titles that are up for grabs at this Sunday's Tables, Ladders and Chairs pay-per-view, there are many wrestlers who are in desperate need of a victory for various reasons.

Whether it's their last shot at a title or a golden opportunity to earn a shot at a title, some wrestlers have a lot to lose should they fail to emerge victorious.

Let's take a look at some WWE stars with the most to lose in this pay-per-view.


Ryback will take part in a TLC match with Team Hell No against The Shield in what will be a very intriguing matchup.

In the last two pay-per-views, Ryback has had a great chance to make a name for himself, but has come up short in both instances. The chances for Ryback to take the next step in the WWE won't be many moving forward, especially if he loses this match.

If he ever hopes to move on to bigger and better things, Ryback not only needs to be a part of the winning team in this match, he needs to score the final pin that seals the deal.

Team Rhodes Scholars

It won't be easy, but Team Rhodes Scholars is just two broken tables away from earning a shot at the Tag Team titles. But first, they will have to get past Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara.

Before Cody Rhodes went down to injury, this tag team duo was in line to get a title shot against Team Hell No for some WWE gold. Of course, that went by the wayside with one half of the pair in the trainer's room, but that missed opportunity is history.

All that matters now is that Team Rhodes Scholars has another chance to climb to the top of the division, but a loss could send them in the opposite direction.


Sheamus has had some golden opportunities to defeat the Big Show for the World Championship, but has fallen short in each instance.

First, it was the Big Show finishing off Sheamus with two KO punches. Then, it was Big Show who got himself disqualified at Survivor Series to cheaply retain his belt. From English Pub to parking lot, these two have done it all and have seen it all.

Now it's time for steel chairs to get involved, something the Big Show knows all too well at the hands of Sheamus. This rivalry is getting a bit old now, so Sheamus doesn't have much time left to get over the top and become champion.

A loss could send Sheamus back into WWE obscurity. After all, how many times can these two meet?