WWE TLC 2012: Best Moments from Sunday Night's PPV Event

Ian Hanford@Ian_HanfordFeatured ColumnistDecember 17, 2012

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WWE's TLC pay-per-view event was exciting from start to finish because it had a little something for everybody.

Heel turns, excellent usage of weapons and surprising finishes were all included in this anticipated event, making it a home run for all parties involved.

Some moments stood out more than others, though. Headliner matches ended in emphatic ways, but they also included moments that were worth remembering for other reasons.

Let's take a look at the best moments from Sunday night's event.


The Shield Powerbombs Ryback

The entire match was fun to watch, but this was the night's really crazy moment.

After The Shield isolated Ryback on the outside of the ring, the team was able to put him through the Spanish announcers' table. This isn't the only reason that the team was able to pull off the win on Sunday night, but it certainly set the tone.

This also fits the angle of the story well. The Shield are supposed to be a young group of street-tough guys, and Ryback has been indestructible so far in his WWE career. For The Shield to take the next step in their story, it had to show that Ryback was human.

It will be interesting to see where this up-and-coming group goes from here. Either way, putting Ryback through that table was one of the night's most powerful moments.


Big Show's Big Chair

The TLC PPV event is supposed to feature chairs, but not chairs that are this big.

Big Show gave me some comic relief by finishing Sheamus with that enormous chair on Sunday night. The rest of the match was exciting as well, but that's not something that I expected.

Part of this is good just because the whole chair theme got old with this match, but that was also to be expected considering the name of the entire event.

Big Show. Big chair. It just makes sense. It's such a minor detail to some, but finally Show was able to use a weapon that fit his enormous fists.

Show's KO punch and Sheamus' White Noise onto a chair were also great moments in this match, but this finisher stood out.


A.J. Lee Helps Dolph Ziggler Win

Ziggler didn't win without some help, but it was hard to tell that it would come from A.J. Lee. Lee came out to help John Cena initially, but wound up pushing the ladder over as he tried to climb to victory.

Lee's relationship with Cena was bound to end this way, but it didn't necessarily have to come tonight. From a writing standpoint, it was perfect for this to happen tonight, especially in the way that it did.

This was a back-and-forth match, but Ziggler needed to win. He's been waiting for his chance to climb the WWE ladder for a while now, and he should finally have a chance to make that happen.

It's hard to say that Cena is done, but it will be interesting to see where the WWE takes him from here. One thing is for sure—Lee's role in this match definitely changes the script.