WWE Tables, Ladders & Chairs will be a one-match show highlighted by a historic (for one reason or another) unification match in the main event.
WWE has already lost precious time to hype this pay-per-view due to their Thanksgiving special, where WWE opted to book light slapstick comedy rather than a coherent television program.
Like Survivor Series, where the go-home Raw went country, WWE feuds will continue to struggle to connect with fans, as yet another Raw go-home show will be themed.
Intercontinental champion Big E Langston has had minimal interaction with Damien Sandow, whose lengthy feud with Dolph Ziggler led him to a shot at Big E's title.
Now, on an episode where Sandow and Langston will likely be too busy performing Slammy Tomfoolery draped in tuxedos, the two have less than a week to make their feud mean something.
With both Daniel Bryan and CM Punk in similar three-on-one matches against hot stables, one of these two matches is destined to be poorly received by the live audience.
A three-on-one handicap match including top stars should seldom be booked on a pay-per-view, let alone being booked twice.
Pay-per-views should be avenues to build money-drawing stars. Mixing them up in handicap matches does nothing for their singles brand. Fans may be burned out on these parallel feuds by the time the second handicap match is set to begin.
WWE's weak undercard will be saved by the intrigue of a unification match 11 years in the making. Unfortunately, this match has the makings of disappointing fans more than any pay-per-view has this year, which is saying a lot.
WWE's standards of pay-per-view finishes have been lowered so much that even if Randy Orton went over as a heel, it would be considered a satisfactory finish simply because it is a finish.
Conspiracy theorists have come out of the woodwork predicting what TLC's finish will entail. These finishes include every scenario except either Cena or Orton going over.
Should Cena or Orton fail to capture the undisputed championship in at TLC, it would be difficult to imagine paying customers being happy about it.