WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders, and Chairs - Predictions and Analysis

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WWE present's their final Pay-per-view of 2015, TLC live from Boston Massachusetts, the home of Sasha Banks, this Sunday night live on Sky Box Office and the WWE network. 

WWE's rating's have taken a hit in recent weeks and they were hoping that bringing back the ECW Originals would help this improve, it doesn't seem to have done much since their current buy sales for TLC are also down. 

There have only been six matches officially announced for this weekend's event and here are the GiveMeSport's WWE Team's predictions.


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The New Day (c) vs The Lucha Dragons vs The Usos - Tag Team Championship Ladder match 

Phillipa: Much like Dolph Ziggler tweeted a few weeks ago, I too feel thatThe New Day really have taken their ball and ran with it. This gimmick is the most over thing in WWE right now, but the issue is that WWE doesn't want to become too complacent, they need to allow someone else to take those titles and let The New Day chase them for a while. 

I think The Lucha Dragons deserve a shot, I know it has lacked build up, but they are innovative and unique and a feud between The New Day and The Lucha Dragons would be a fantastic advertisement for the tag team division, so I am going for The Lucha Dragons. 

Fellow WWE Lead Writer Raza Kazi: I think it will be a surprise if The Lucha Dragons win although it's been great to see them more active in the ring and on the microphone and this three-way is a great way for them to showcase their talent.

I do think it'll be between the New Day and The Usos who actually stand a chance but the WWE have invested too much in the New Day for them to lose. I think the New Day retain the Tag Team Championships.

Kevin Owens (c) vs Dean Ambrose - Intercontinental Championship

Phillipa: I would absolutely love for Dean Ambrose to walk out of TLC on Sunday night with the IC Title, finally it will mean WWE will have a story line to book him into. It's sad that his talent is wasted, but a feud with Kevin Owens could well be a fantastic one and I don't think this will end here. I think Owens will retain on the night, but the rematch at The Royal Rumble could well see the scales title in Ambrose's favor. 

Raza: It's a shame we didn't get a proper build to this match as it definitely had the potential to be one of the standout matches on the night. But both men haven't exactly done anything memorable to make this a must watch match and the WWE didn't help themselves by not having a stipulation to really take them both to the limit.

I don't see any real threat from Ambrose right now as Owens can definitely offer more as the Intercontinental Champion so I believe Owens will retain his title.

Alberto Del Rio vs Jack Swagger - Chairs Match

Phillipa: It's become fairly obvious that this match has been thrown together last minute because of WWE's current lack of talent. It isn't the worst match they could have come up with, but who actually thinks Jack Swagger has a chance? Del Rio has been on fire since his return and if they want The League of Nations to continue to look dominant then they can't have any of the champions losing their belts. It's sad because Swagger was once World Champion and now he isn't even a credible threat for the US Title, how much difference time makes. 

Raza: Again, it's not a match a lot of fans probably wanted but it's something we'll have to watch. It will be a huge surprise if Jack Swagger actually walks out with the title in the Chairs Match as we know John Cena will come back and take his championship at some point.

It should be a solid wrestling match and hopefully, a bit of excitement will be added with the stipulation, but I expect Alberto Del Rio to walk out with the title.

Charlotte vs Paige - Divas Title

Phillipa: A rematch from Survivor Series that no one really wanted, Paige's third Divas Championship shot in a month and if she can't defeat Charlotte for the title this time then WWE should ban her from having another shot for at least six months because it is slightly unfair that she is having shot after shot when other Divas can't even be given one. Part of me hopes Paige does defeat Charlotte because her title reign has become stale and, at least, Paige has a good character right now. 

Raza: Another rematch for Paige and you have to question how many more opportunities she will get. I do think the WWE missed a trick here as they could have added a great stipulation to make the Divas feel important, but we're not getting it.

We've seen teases of Charlotte turning heel but I'm not sure we'll get it so soon. I can tell but feel that this time round Paige will finally grab the Divas Championship

The ECW Originals vs The Wyatt Family

Phillipa: This would have worked out so much better if WWE had brought back Tommy Dreamer on Raw this week because it really was great to see him return. I think Rhyno's return was underwhelming compared to this, but it shouldn't really take away from the match. 

A tables match was a great stipulation to add and it will be great to see who goes through a table. It also has to be The Wyatts that win this, after months of them being defeated by every opponent, this has to be the time that they finally prove they are genuine contenders. 

Raza: I haven't been a huge fan of this story line and I don't think bringing back Tommy Dreamer and Rhyno was the correct call either as the WWE could have done this differently.

The Wyatt Family desperately need the win here and it would be God for them to defeat some of the legends as it will be a step in the right direction on a very, very long road to recovery. They're talented and they can succeed, but it's time the WWE booked them correctly. I do think the Wyatt Family can win this one.

Sheamus (c) vs Roman Reigns - TLC

Phillipa: This is another main event that WWE have literally thrown together because they currently have no one else to fill these spots. Sheamus hasn't had a bad first few weeks as champion and right now with him being the leader of the League of Nations and in The Authority's pocket, it's hard to see him losing to Roman right now. 

I think this will still be a great match with a twist at the end, it's the final PPV of the year and WWE will want to go out with a bang so it will be great to see what they decide to end with, but I do think Sheamus will be walking out with the World Championship. 

Raza: This probably isn't the main event we were expecting a couple of months ago, but it's the main event we're getting. I've been impressed with Sheamus since he captured the championship as he's played the role of the heel champion very well.

Reigns still sounds a bit green on the microphone especially this past week on Raw, but there's certainly an improvement. We all know the long-term plan is still for Reigns to be the champion and Sheamus has only recent captured the title. Expect Reigns to come close but Sheamus to retain the gold.

Other matches that are rumored to be taking place on Sunday night include Tyler Breeze vs Dolph Ziggler and Ryback vs Rusev, these are still yet to be officially announced. 


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