WWE TLC 2012 Results: The Good, Bad and Ugly from Sunday's PPV

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistDecember 18, 2012

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  Big Show sits on Alberto Del Rio 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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While the majority of the 2012 edition of WWE's TLC was well done, there were some definitively good, bad and ugly moments from Sunday’s pay-per-view.

The TLC PPV is customarily a secondary show that doesn’t mean much in the grand scheme of planning for the WWE, but this year’s edition was different.

After a wild night of action, this is the good, bad and ugly from the WWE’s TLC show.


The Good: The Shield

In one of the greatest in-ring debuts in WWE history, The Shield beat the team of Ryback, Daniel Bryan and Kane and cemented their spots as three of the brightest young stars in the company.

All of the hype that surrounded Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and even Roman Reigns has come to fruition already in the short time they have been on TV.

The WWE has something great on their hands.

With a million different directions the company could take this angle, the talent that each of the young stars possess will make them the long-term answer to the complaints about the WWE product getting stale.


The Bad: The Big Chair

After a feud that had been much better than advertised, the Big Show and Sheamus battled in what likely will be the last installment of their war at TLC.

Too bad it didn’t live up to the expectations set by the other matches.

While the added chair stipulation was fun, it didn’t add enough to the story to make this match any better. Add in the fact that Big Show was forced to pull out a huge, oversized steel chair, and this match was just too overboard.

The best part of any match with Big Show and something that is oversized is how the announcers oversell the enormity of the item. Whether it’s a gargantuan ladder or a gigantic chair, it always amazes Michael Cole and the announce team.


The Ugly: The Brooklyn Brawler

With the WWE doing its best to continue The Miz’s face turn, while also experimenting with an Alberto Del Rio face turn, they decided what better way to get them over than by marching out 3MB to be the heels in an impromptu match.

Instead of adding a monster face to even up the score and ensuring the common fans realized that Miz and Del Rio were good guys, the WWE found the worst possible alternative ever; the Brooklyn Brawler.

The ties to Brooklyn are very obvious, but there are plenty of former WWE legends or current WWE superstars that would have been a better addition to this match than the Brooklyn Brawler.

Heck, even Zack Ryder would have been a better alternative to what we got Sunday.


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