WWE Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2012: Twitter Explodes in Anticipation of TLC PPV

David Daniels@TheRealDDanielsSenior Writer IDecember 16, 2012

Feb 25, 2012; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; Wrestler and actor John Cena prior to the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
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WWE’s Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2012 will be worth every penny.

At least that’s what the Twitter hype would suggest.

The PPV event will feature many of professional wrestling's biggest stars, and many of them and their fans have been sounding off prior to the competition.

On Sunday morning, Sheamus tweeted about his attempt to knock off Big Show in a Chairs match for the World Heavyweight Championship.

Less then 24hrs to my chairs match vs @wwethebigshow @ #WWETLC. Last opportunity 2 get back what's mine.Win or loose I'm going out swinging!

— Sheamus (@WWESheamus) December 16, 2012

Much of the crowd is pulling for Sheamus, perhaps because the 7’0”, 440-pounder isn’t the most polarizing wrestler in the world. Or at least that’s what one WWE fan would lead you to believe.

want sheamus to win tonight, big show is so dull as champ.

— #Nattie4DivasChamp (@xGeorgebyNature) December 16, 2012

While Sheamus vs. Big Show may be the evening’s most anticipated showdown, Dolph Ziggler vs. John Cena in a Ladder match isn’t far behind. The two will compete for Ziggler’s World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank contract.

Many fans, like Emmanuel Arevalo, are predicting a Ziggler victory because it’d create a more entertaining plot.

I don't like to be negative,but I just can't see anything positive about John Cena beating Dolph Ziggler & becoming Mr.MitB again.

— Emmanuel Arevalo (@E13A) December 16, 2012

Scott M. Fishman of the Miami Herald is hoping for a script in which Cena bites the dust as well.

Would love to find out AJ and Dolph Ziggler are really working together...cost Cena the match and the new Edge and Lita is born!#WWE #TLC

— Scott M. Fishman (@smFISHMAN) December 16, 2012

Judah Friedlander is choosing to side with Cena nation, though. He isn’t too confident in Ziggler. In fact, he thinks he can take him.

Hey @heelziggler , you couldn't beat me in a ladder match if you were on an escalator. You're lucky I'm banned from wrestling in @wwe #TLC

— Judah Friedlander (@JudahWorldChamp) December 16, 2012

R-Truth will also face off against champion Antonio Cesaro on Sunday night in a singles match for the U.S. title.

Rob McNichol of The Sun said of a potential R-Truth championship:

Going to have to stop crying at some point tonight. I think R-Truth trying to win the US title might set me off again later, though. #SPOTY

— Rob McNichol (@RobMcNichol) December 16, 2012

And in the cleverest way possible, Cesaro guaranteed a victory against the half-wrestler, half-rapper.

Truth Loses. -Cesaro #WWETLC

— Antonio Cesaro (@AntonioCesaro) December 16, 2012

Kofi Kingston was a bit more animated in expressing how hyped he is for his Intercontinental Championship match against Wade Barrett.

Brooklyn-bound. #WWETLC. Barrett vs Kingston. No tables. No ladders. No chairs. Feet. Fists. Faces. Just. A. Fight. #BOOM

— Kofi Kingston (@TrueKofi) December 16, 2012

And if you haven’t heard, Barrett adopted a new nickname prior to his showdown with Kingston.

Rooting for My English Muffin, @wadebarrett during the PPV tonight. #BarrettBarrage

— Scarlet (@WWEScarletKiss) December 16, 2012

Twitter is guaranteed to liven up even more when TLC 2012 kicks off.


David Daniels is a featured columnist at Bleacher Report and a syndicated writer.