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Why haven't WWE added ladders to the IC Title match?

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WWE have announced this week that the triple threat Tag Team Championship match set for the TLC Pay-per-view will now be a ladder match. 

The New Day vs The Lucha Dragons vs The Usos will now take place with the titles hanging above the ring, making the match fairer, but it means that the match is still a no disqualification so The New Day could have a plan.

This also means that Kevin Owens vs Dean Ambrose will be a straight forward match for the Intercontinental Championship, which means that it will be one of the only matches at the event to not have an added stipulation. 

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A HISTORY WITH LADDERS

Dean Ambrose has a decent history with ladder matches having had some stand out moments in them over the past year.

In 2015 alone he has been in two high octane matches as he was sent crashing through a ladder and out of the match at WrestleMania when he was one of seven men fighting for the Intercontinental Championship. 

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He was then part of the Money in the Bank main event when he and Seth Rollins battled it out in one of the matches of the year, only for Ambrose to lose his grip on the title at the last minute and allow Rollins to retain his World Championship. 

Kevin Owens has also been in a high profile ladder match this year, when he took on Finn Balor in the hopes of recapturing the NXT Championship at NXT: Takeover, Brooklyn. 

Much like Ambrose, Owens came up short in his match, which means this would have been a fantastic way for both superstars to end the year and one of them to end their losing streak with ladders. 

AN ADDED STIPULATION?

TLC is an event where almost every match is stipulated, last years Tables, Ladders. Chairs and Stairs event proved that. 

With only a week to go and the United States Championship match still to be announced, the Wyatt Family taking on The Dudley Boys looking is set to be a Tables match and the Ladders stipulation is already taken - not to mention the overall TLC match. As such, it seems Ambrose vs Owens could go without an added feature. 

A championship match is technically a stipulation in it's own right, which means WWE don't have to add anything to it if they don't feel the need to, but you can't help but think that having someone like Dean Ambrose in a match like this and not adding a stipulation is an opportunity missed. 

Kevin Owens has been suffering from a mystery illness this week, bad enough for him to be sent home from Raw and not appear on Smackdown, so it may be that WWE want him to work a lighter match if he isn't fully cleared for next Sunday's event. 

WOULD YOU PREFER TO SEE A STIPULATION ADDED TO THE IC TITLE MATCH? DO YOU FEEL LIKE IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY MISSED? HAVE YOUR SAY IN THE COMMENTS SECTION BELOW...

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