Bold Predictions for WWE TLC 2019 Match Card Results, Big Moments
The annual Tables, Ladders & Chairs pay-per-view is typically forgettable on the whole, but one or two matches and moments steal the show and become a highlight of the year.
The 2019 edition of TLC will feature several marquee matchups and the continuation of storylines from Raw and SmackDown, but most members of the WWE Universe will have their eyes set on stipulation matches.
Whether it's one of the two Tables, Ladders & Chairs bouts or the tables match between Bobby Lashley and Rusev, there is potential for several of the announced bouts to exceed expectations.
Here is the TLC card so far and predictions for the biggest matches and moments.
2019 WWE TLC Match Card
Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match: Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin
SmackDown Tag Team Championship: New Day (c) vs. The Revival
Bray Wyatt vs. The Miz
Aleister Black vs. Buddy Murphy
Women's Tag Team Championship Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match: The Kabuki Warriors (c) vs. Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair
Tables Match: Rusev vs. Bobby Lashley
Raw Tag Team Championship: The Viking Raiders (c) vs. TBD
Daniel Bryan Gets Involved with Bray Wyatt
One of the best storylines in WWE right now is the psychological war between Daniel Bryan and "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt. With Bryan on the shelf as part of the angle, The Miz is filling in as a proxy for the leader of the Yes! Movement.
As weird as it sounds, it will be Bryan who helps Miz beat the universal champion in the non-title matchup.
The Royal Rumble pay-per-view needs a marquee championship match to go along with the men's and women's Battle Royals, so pushing off the rematch between Bryan and Wyatt is smart booking. Adding The Miz to the storyline was also correct, as it will protect the actual marquee match the WWE Universe wants to see in January.
Despite the history of hatred between The Miz and Bryan, the leader of the Yes! Movement is embracing the fans again and should come to the aid of his former foe. If Bryan costs Wyatt the win while he is not in his Fiend persona, it won’t hurt the aura of the character.
In addition, Bryan getting involved in the matchup is the kind of unforgettable moment that would help make the PPV worth watching.
Roman Reigns Builds Momentum for Royal Rumble
Whether the WWE Universe likes him or not, Roman Reigns is one of the most marketable stars in the company and will continue to be booked in the biggest matches of the year.
With the Royal Rumble next on the calendar, WWE Creative will start building The Big Dog's momentum for possibly winning the Battle Royal by portraying him strong in the TLC match against Baron Corbin.
Corbin and his goons, Bobby Roode and Dolph Ziggler, have been making the life of Reigns a living hell over the last several weeks. As a result of always being on the losing end of segments, expect the former universal champion to dominate the matchup on Sunday.
The hardcore stipulation will let Reigns and Corbin put on an interesting clash, but whether they can get the WWE Universe to invest in the storyline is one of the bigger questions for fans heading into the show.
Lana Turns on Bobby Lashley
One of the storylines generating most attention is Lana and Bobby Lashley taking on Rusev. Regardless of whether the actual program is well-written or the acting has been good—neither have been—they have been successful in getting Rusev over with the crowd again.
Now that wrestling fans are back on The Bulgarian Brute's side, it's time for Lana to turn on Lashley and help her husband win on Sunday.
This program has been ripped straight from the episodes of the old Jerry Springer show, and what better way to take it to the next stage of storytelling than by throwing in a massive swerve and having The Ravishing Russian return to Rusev.
Instead of having Lana be the mastermind of this big prank to make Lashley look foolish, she should turn naturally after she sees her husband finally standing up for himself and finding that confidence he had been lacking.
After winning the match and getting the girl, Rusev would be a made man with the WWE Universe.
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