WWE TLC 2012: Mind-Blowing Swerves That Should Come to Fruition Sunday

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistDecember 15, 2012

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton 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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It’s almost time for WWE’s 2012 edition of the Tables, Ladders and Chairs (TLC) pay-per-view, and the possibility of huge swerves coming to fruition Sunday has continued to grow exponentially.

With WWE champion CM Punk off the card, the company may need to add a huge swerve to the programming to get the fans interested enough to tune into Raw the following Monday.

All of the following storyline swerves would add intrigue to the TLC PPV, and they would bring the fans back for weeks to come.

Let’s make it happen WWE!


A.J. Lee Helps Dolph Ziggler Win

According to The Wrestling Observer via WrestleZone, the WWE is trying to stay away from the A.J. Lee love angle with John Cena; instead, the company is leaning more towards the diva playing crazy and Cena dumping her.

This change of storyline direction could be setting up A.J. to interfere with the TLC match between Cena and Dolph Ziggler, effectively costing Cena the chance at the Money in the Bank briefcase.

While the interference could be unintentional—creating an even more convoluted crazy angle­—the possibility that A.J. could be working with Ziggler is the much more interesting way to take this storyline.

A.J. may not be the only superstar that could turn heel at the TLC PPV.


Randy Orton Heel Turn

Despite being injured by The Shield on this week’s episode of SmackDown, there is a chance Randy Orton could not only be part of the TLC PPV, he could be the biggest topic of discussion if he becomes a heel Sunday.

With the current WWE plans consisting of Orton squaring off against Sheamus for the World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 29 (h/t The Wrestling Observer via WrestleZone), turning Orton heel soon is the smart idea.

With the six-man tag match between The Shield and Team Hell No and Ryback taking over the main-event slot, what better way to turn Orton heel than by having him hit the ring and helping The Shield gain the victory.

That’ll get the WWE universe to tune in to Monday’s Raw.


John Laurinaitis Makes His Triumphant Return

According to Raj Giri of Wrestling Inc., former vice-president of talent relations John Laurinaitis was at Raw this week, and many are expecting a return to the ring as a manager sooner rather than later.

With no titles likely to change hands at TLC, what better way to get the crowd excited than by having the return of one of the most hated figures in recent WWE history in Johnny Ace?

There are plenty of heels that could use a manager like Laurinaitis.

No matter who Johnny Ace returns to align himself with, the fact that the leader of "People Power" would be back on television would make Raw a must-watch.


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