WWE TLC should be a pay-per-view filled with surprises, namely in its top three matches. Daniel Bryan could wind up joining the Wyatt Family after all, with Bray Wyatt continuing to campaign for his services. With the Wyatts sure to enjoy a post-match beatdown at Bryan’s expense, win or lose, it’s likely he won’t be able to escape this time around.
The Shield’s ongoing dissension is being used as a tool to convince fans that CM Punk will have a chance this Sunday. Punk could be a beneficiary of budding turmoil within the talented stable, but an ensuing split would feel rushed. The correct finish is for The Shield to benefit from their ongoing game of one-upmanship with a win. This would extend the process of tension-building, thus adding more intrigue to an inevitable breakup.
It’s anybody’s guess who will walk out of Houston as the Unified WWE Champion, which will make TLC more marketable. Fans will be interested in whether Cena or Orton walks out as the victor, or whether an added plot twist takes WWE in an entirely different direction.