WWE TLC 2012 Card: Predictions for Every Title Match

Mike HoagCorrespondent IIDecember 15, 2012

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  The Celtic Warrior Sheamus leaps towards the Big Red Monster Kane during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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WWE’s Tables, Ladders and Chairs pay-per-view (PPV) card will not feature a CM Punk title defense, but it still has several other championships on the line. There are some good story lines as well that should make the year’s final PPV a memorable experience.

The entire card itself is meant to excite. The added bonus of having title matches with interesting plots makes this a very exciting event.

Let’s take a look at who we’ve pegged to retain and win new titles at TLC.


World Heavyweight Championship Chairs Match

Sheamus vs. Big Show (c)

Putting Sheamus up over Big Show won’t be too difficult considering how high the WWE has built him to this point. Physically, the imposing Show has the tools and size it takes to build a dominate showstopper. That hasn’t been the plan, though; everyone’s seen it all before.

Sheamus’s 31 chair shots on Big Show is an interesting recent memory when looking at this matchup. Frustration boiled over for him after winning by disqualification and that frustration manifested in the post-match barrage.

This time around, with the title on the line, chair shots will be perfectly legal.

Winner: Sheamus recaptures championship via brogue kick to head (Big Show holds chair in front of his body, gets tagged with kick to chair to face).


Intercontinental Championship Match

Wade Barrett vs. Kofi Kingston (c)

Kingston has finally dug himself out of the undercard and is in a good position to continue to lock down the Intercontinental bracket for the foreseeable future. Barrett, though, is an up-and-comer and a future star in the business. His ability shouldn’t be underscored.

So what happens when two deserving and up and coming stars square off? Usually some type of plot twist of story line will emerge in order to build a feud for as long as possible.

A Barrett and Kingston feud has immense potential and involving a third party would certainly spice things up a bit.

Winner: Barrett wins via DQ, Kingston retains championship.


United States Championship Match

Antonio Cesaro (c) vs. R-Truth 

Cesaro held off Kofi Kingston, R-Truth and Wade Barrett in an impromptu Fatal 4 Way match on Raw on Dec. 3.

Had Kingston or Barrett won, it likely would have ended in the unification of the two belts at TLC, a move that’s long overdue. However, Cesaro overcame the Kingston and R-Truth attempt to team up and take the belt.

This bout could really go either way, but the end of Cesaro’s title run looks to be on the horizon.

Winner: R-Truth via subsequent Lie Detector and Truth Axe finishers.