WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILER FOR SMACKDOWN
Well, WWE Tables, Ladders & Chairs is two days away which means it's time for my predictions. I once again missed last months Survivor Series, which sucks is all the predictions I had in my head were right. But it's time for TLC and I'm not missing this one.
In a turn from 2009's TLC, all the matches are either Table, Ladder, Chair or TLC matches. That may not turn out to be a good thing, but I am hoping that WWE surprises us.
Without further rambling, let's get to the predictions.
TRIPLE THREAT LADDER MATCH FOR THE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Dolph Ziggler(c) vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Jack Swagger
Random fact: This is the first pay-per-view since Money in the Bank that Swagger has participated as an individual in a match that was announced before the show.
These three are definitely capable of having a good match if they're given time, maybe even match of the night material since Daniel Bryan isn't on the card.
Kofi has shown he can use a ladder in innovative ways in his three Money in the Bank matches. Swagger won Money in the Bank at Wrestlemania so they could have him win the match and start billing him as an unlikely ladder match specialist. Let's just hope he can unhook a title quicker than he can unhook a briefcase. Ziggler's had the title for a couple of months now and I think it's time they take the belt off of him.
Will Beth Phoenix Turn on Natalya at TLC?
There's also the case of a possible unification match with Daniel Bryan down the road and since Bryan/Ziggler has already been done, I think the most logical choice is Swagger.
MY PICK: Jack Swagger
TAG TEAM TABLES MATCH
Natalya & Beth Phoenix vs. Michelle McCool & Layla
Finally, a women's match that I might actually want to see, if only to see both members of LayCool go through tables. Unfortunately, in order for what is most likely planned to happen, I most likely will not get to see what I want. Beth Phoenix is eventually going to turn on Natalya. I don't expect it to happen this Sunday, but I do expect that the seeds will begin to be planted for the turn. Natalya most likely goes through the table.
MY PICK: Michelle McCool & Layla
Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio
Oh... wait a second, this match isn't happening. Read on to find out why.
No. 1 CONTENDER LADDER MATCH
Sheamus vs. John Morrison
This is going to be short and simple because I am almost 75 percent sure of what will happen. Since Sheamus needs to move back into his feud with Triple H and Morrison will most likely face Miz at the Rumble, this is what I think will happen.
At the end of the match, Sheamus will be on top of the ladder reaching for the contract, Morrison will be out of commission on the floor when the lights go out...
TIME TO PLAY THE GAME
...Triple H comes out, Sheamus climbs down the ladder and starts fighting with Hunter. While Sheamus is distracted, Morrison climbs up and grabs the contract
MY PICK: John Morrison
John Cena vs. Wade Barrett
Nothing needs to be said.
MY PICK: John Cena
TABLES MATCH FOR THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP
The Miz(c) vs. Randy Orton
Another random fact: In the picture of the Miz & Orton for the match on wwe.com, the WWE Championship still has Orton's name on it.
How long will Miz hold the WWE Championship?
WWE is reportedly very pleased with the Miz since he won the championship so I don't see them taking the title off him here. Miz will go on to face Morrison, but as of right now, Orton has nothing to move onto.
MY PICK: The Miz
FATAL FOURWAY TLC MATCH FOR THE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Kane(c) vs. Edge vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Alberto Del Rio
Here's the spoiler: Tonight on Smackdown, Teddy Long announces that he is adding Mysterio and Del Rio to the TLC match.
I personally feel that TLC matches are better when they have more than two people in it so I like this decision. This being Del Rio's first PPV main event and shot at the World Title, I think they'll give him lots of time to shine in the match. He definitely won't come out of this match with the title, he will sometime in 2011, but the time's just not right now.
Mysterio is probably still feeling a little banged up so I doubt he wins the title. Kane has had his time withe the belt and I'm pretty sure he'll lose the title on Sunday
MY PICK: Edge
With Edge winning, I hope that WWE realizes they have a tremendous opportunity to make us fans go crazy. If Christian is ready to return by the Royal Rumble, he needs to win it and go on to face Edge at Wrestlemania 27.