After a lackluster Survivor Series, the WWE Universe is holding out hope that Sunday’s TLC pay-per-view will ride the wave of momentum created with the announcement of a title unification match to success.
Whether you believe the storyline was rushed or love it unconditionally, the match between John Cena and Randy Orton with both the WWE Championship and World Heavyweight Championship on the line should have everyone intrigued by the possible outcomes.
Add in the tables, ladders and chairs stipulation, and even the most jaded wrestling fans will have to admit their interest in this bout.
Here is all the vital viewing information fans will need for Sunday’s show and a full preview and prediction for the epic main event.
Where: Toyota Center Houston, TX
When: Sunday, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m. ET
PPV Live Stream
If you're unable to order the pay-per-view on your television, there are plenty of other ways to catch Table, Ladders and Chairs Sunday night. Whether you want to view the show on your computer, mobile device or gaming system, WWE has you covered, as you can purchase the event through all of these outlets, according to WWE.com:
- Google Play
- Amazon AppStore
- Windows 8 AppStore
- Samsung SMART TV
- PlayStation 3
- Xbox 360
Kickoff Live Stream
The pay-per-view will be preceded by a special "Kickoff" match between Dolph Ziggler and Fandango, starting at 7:30 p.m. ET. The match is free and can be viewed on all of these platforms, according to WWE.com:
- WWE App
- Samsung SMART TV
- Sony Entertainment Network
- Xbox Live
|Full 2013 TLC Match Card|
|John Cena vs. Randy Orton||WWE Championship and World Heavyweight Championship||Unification Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match|
|CM Punk vs. The Shield||N/A||3-on-1 Handicap Match|
|Daniel Bryan vs. The Wyatt Family||N/A||3-on-1 Handicap Match|
|AJ Lee vs. Natalya||Divas Championship||N/A|
|Big E Langston vs. Damien Sandow||Intercontinental Championship||N/A|
|Ryback and Curtis Axel vs. Big Show and Rey Mysterio vs. Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro vs. Cody Rhodes and Goldust||Tag Team Championship||N/A|
|Dolph Ziggler vs. Fandango||Kickoff Match||N/A|
Main Event Preview and Prediction
For the first time in 11 years, the WWE will hold a match to determine which superstar is the undisputed champion of the company. While it’s unclear how this match will end or why the company has pushed this storyline along so fast, the magnitude of the bout is unquestionable.
John Cena has brought prestige back to a World Heavyweight Championship that meant little for years prior. It would be a shame to see the big gold belt go the way of the dodo, but it’s clear that the company has something major up its sleeve.
Randy Orton has excelled as one of the top heels and he has played the role of WWE champion to perfection. Now that Triple H and Stephanie McMahon have made it clear that both titles will be on the line and only one man will be champion, the decision to merge the titles will result in the TLC main event being one of the most important matches of the last decade.
As if the unification wasn’t enough to get fans excited about this bout, the long history between Cena and Orton should result in yet another excellent chapter in the duo’s rivalry. Both men debuted in 2002 and have amassed an astounding 25 combined world championship reigns in that time. Add in several marquee PPV main events prior to Sunday’s show, and the duo has become very familiar with each other.
While it’s clear that the match will be well-worked in the ring, there are questions remaining about which Superstar will walk out of TLC as the new champion. The possibility of a huge swerve as the company heads into WrestleMania season is through the roof.
At the forefront of those conspiracies is Triple H.
The COO mentioned in his interview with Michael Cole on WWE.com that “the King of Kings would crown the champion of champions” at Sunday’s PPV. That could simply mean that Triple H will be there to award the unified title to the winner or it could mean something much more devious.
Triple H will walk out of TLC as company’s sole world champion.
How it happens is unclear—Kane could play a role, a returning star could make his presence felt or Vince McMahon could step in at the last moment to alter the match—but the WWE has been subtlety teasing the notion that Triple H could award himself the title when he deems neither competitor is as good as him.
Not only would this add a bona fide star like Triple H to every major PPV along the road to WrestleMania, but it would also further build back to the Daniel Bryan vs. the Authority storyline, with Bryan eventually overcoming the odds and winning the title at WrestleMania XXX.
This prediction is admittedly outrageous, but all the signs point to a swerve of this magnitude.
Predicted Undisputed WWE Champion: Triple H
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