In the modern PG-era, the TLC pay-per-view is about as close as we get to seeing the WWE hark back to their hard-hitting Attitude Era days.
And, with the WWE Universe lapping up the increased daring and danger brought about by an arena full of tables, ladders and chairs in Boston last night, it looked as if the wrestlers, too, were embracing their chance to up the ante.
Two Superstars who definitely put their bodies through the wringer were Roman Reigns and Sheamus as they competed for the Heavyweight title. A fact proven by two photos the Celtic Warrior has uploaded to social media showing the state of his back in the aftermath of the match.
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Sheamus may have come out on top against Reigns - sending the former Shield member spiralling out of control in the process - but there is no doubt he had to earn the right to retain his title.
The number of tables, ladders and chairs the Irishman was thrown into easily reached double figures and the battle scars on his back are proof of the legitimate pounding he took.
Downhill from here?
Of course, whilst there's no doubting Sheamus' toughness he still can't escape the fact that he needed the help of The League of Nations to secure victory over Reigns last night.
He might claim in his Twitter post that 'you'll never beat the Irish,' but, even after his TLC win, it can surely only be a matter of time before someone puts an end to his title reign.
WWE fans: Were you happy with the TLC ending. Did the WWE get it right or wrong? Have your say in the comments below...
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