A momentous coronation awaits one man at WWE TLC 2013.
Both the World Heavyweight Championship and the WWE Championship will hang above the ring at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The right to be called "Champion of Champions" awaits the victor of the main event.
CM Punk and Daniel Bryan will both try to survive in handicap matches, Big E Langston looks to continue his reign and a quartet of tag teams go to battle.
The last WWE pay-per-view of 2013 begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Dec. 15.
TLC promises to end with a single champion, with misshapen ladders, cracked tables and bent chairs surrounding Randy Orton and John Cena. Korn provides the event's official theme song, "Never Never," as WWE provides fans with another night of violence and drama to savor.
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Legally stream the pay-per-view on a variety of devices and via a number of sources. Fans can order the show from their local cable companies, for one.
TLC will also be available via Google Play, the Amazon app store or similar programs for viewing on smart devices. Otherwise, Samsung Smart TVs, XBOX consoles and the Playstation Network offer a way to see every dropkick and table smash.
Final TLC hype happens on the pre-show which begins at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT.
Catch up on all the buildup for the pay-per-view matches, and enjoy a clash between Dolph Ziggler and Fandango. The pre-show will stream on YouTube (in either English and Spanish), Pheed and Facebook, among other sites.
Per WWE.com, The Miz, Mick Foley and Booker T will be on the pre-show panel discussing the night's biggest matches.
For Fandango, this marks his first TLC appearance. Ziggler was in the main event of the pay-per-view a year ago. Will he be able to get a win here and snatch back some of the momentum he had as 2012 closed?
WWE's resident ballroom dancer and his leggy dance partner stand in his way.
- Big E Langston vs. Damien Sandow (Intercontinental Championship)
- AJ Lee vs. Natalya (Divas Championship)
- Cody Rhodes and Goldust vs. Ryback and Curtis Axel vs. Big Show and Rey Mysterio vs. The Real Americans (Tag Team Championship)
Sandow defeated Ziggler to earn the right to challenge Langston at TLC. Sandow seemed destined to become world champ when he carried around his Money in the Bank briefcase.
A loss to Cena left Sandow still in the hunt for his first championship with WWE.
To take the Intercontinental Championship from Langston, though, he'll have to use his wiliness and agility to avoid getting tossed around by the powerhouse. History appears to be on Langston's side.
Since TLC 2010, every IC champ has successfully retained at the event.
Natalya will also strive to be champion as she battles AJ. Natalya has defeated AJ with the Sharpshooter in non-title action several times recently. Can she ride that hold to victory when it matters or is AJ's Black Widow going to decide the outcome?
Tamina Snuka's imposing presence may cause a distraction or perhaps fans will see Tamina and AJ's relationship end. On the Dec. 9 Raw, Tamina accidentally kicked AJ off the apron.
Should AJ blame Tamina for losing the title, a feud between a bodyguard and the bodyguarded is likely to kick off.
The Rhodes brothers have more opponents than they'd like. WWE is sending three sets of foes at them in a Fatal 4-Way tag team title match.
Ryback and Curtis Axel, like The Real Americans, hold a non-title victory over the champs. Will the confidence born from that be enough to win this time out, or does the team of Big Show and Rey Mysterio make the most of their new pairing?
- Daniel Bryan vs. The Wyatt Family (Handicap match)
- CM Punk vs. The Shield (Handicap match)
- John Cena vs. Randy Orton (TLC match for WWE Unified Championship)
Bryan goes it alone against Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper and Erick Rowan. Wyatt has tried to lure Bryan into his clan with both threats and appeals to his darker side.
How long can Bryan survive against these three brutes? Does Wyatt use force to have Bryan align with him?
Regardless of how those questions are answered, fans can be sure that there will be some high-quality wrestling. Bryan has looked impressive against both Harper and Rowan in singles action.
Punk has a similar fate ahead of him. Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose will serve as his opponents at TLC.
Especially considering that his ribs have been bruised as of late, Punk has no chance against The Shield should they stay united.
His only hope is that their recent infighting leads to an implosion.
On the Dec. 9 Raw, Reigns and Rollins clearly had issues with Ambrose's arrogance. They still fought as a unit, however, something Punk has to pray won't happen on Sunday.
To end the night and to cap off the WWE pay-per-view calendar, Cena and Orton will each put their championship on the line in at TLC match.
The two rivals have been clashing since their days at Ohio Valley Wrestling. After years of intense matches and personal attacks, Orton and Cena meet again with a historic opportunity on the line.
Triple H has promised that one man will walk out as champion.
Will that be Orton, Cena or does Triple H end up being the one with gold draped on both shoulders? One reign must end while another begins, TLC becoming the birthplace for the merging of two championships.
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