The excitement over the 2012 edition of WWE’s Tables, Ladders and Chairs (TLC) pay-per-view is through the roof, which is a genuine surprise considering that this is a secondary event on the WWE calendar.
While many fans are still unhappy about the way this event was built—considering that WWE champion CM Punk will not be wrestling and the hype this show is still garnering—the WWE did a great job booking TLC.
True fans won’t want to miss a second of this wild PPV action.
Where: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York
When: Sunday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. ET
Watch: Pay-per-view (local cable providers)
Live Stream: WWE.com has PPV for $44.99
Fresh Faces Going Over
With the duo of Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes, The Shield and Dolph Ziggler all likely winning their respective matches on Sunday night, the new wave of fresh faces taking over the WWE is a welcomed change of pace.
One of the biggest gripes the hardcore wrestling fans have with the WWE product is the lack of unpredictability, but the WWE has thrown even the snarkiest fan a curveball.
What’s left to complain about after these younger stars go over at the TLC PPV?
The 2012 edition of TLC was written off months ago as a throwaway PPV because of its proximity to the Royal Rumble, but instead of doing what the company normally does, the WWE has decided to blow out TLC to make the Rumble seem even more important.
With a great show on tap, the WWE will achieve its goals.
TLC Marks the Beginning of the Road to WrestleMania 29
With the Royal Rumble PPV next on the schedule—the Rumble is the true starting line for the hype towards WrestleMania 29—the TLC show is setting the stage for the next four months' worth of build.
The WWE knows when and how to ramp up its programming, and as seen by the pleasantly entertaining episodes of Raw and SmackDown this week, the company is going all-in on the TLC PPV.
If the WWE cares about TLC right now, imagine how it is going to blow out every PPV on the road to WrestleMania.
Add in the possibility of run-ins at the show this Sunday (a returning Brock Lesnar or The Rock are two options), and there isn’t a good reason to miss a second of what could be the WWE’s best show of the year.
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