It has not been a great year for the WWE in terms of ratings. Fans have been disappointed in the lack of quality that they have seen in the past few months.
The absence of major superstars through injury - Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton and Seth Rollins to name but a few - has limited the options the creative team has to work with.
To get the fans excited about the coming weeks, WWE TLC needed a strong showing. And it has certainly was a PPV to remember. Lets' take a look at the moments that got people talking.
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Charlotte Heel Turn
Being the daughter of the dirtiest player in the game, it’s in Charlotte’s genes to play a heel in the Divas division.
After Paige hit Charlotte with the ‘Ram-Paige’, Ric Flair, who was ringside, pulled his daughter’s leg to the bottom rope forcing the referee to break the count. She exposed the middle turnbuckle and then dropped Paige’s head onto it and retained her Divas Championship. So we might be looking at a few more exchanges and another PPV match between these two superstars.
Wyatt Family domination over ECW originals
The Wyatt Family needed something to put themselves back on the map. The outcome of Survivor Series against the Brothers of Destruction had resulted in the Wyatts and their new recruit Brawn Stroman to lose their fear factor.
Winning the Tables match with only Rowan being eliminated, has restored some credibility to the Wyatt’s which they can build on to be one of the most dominating teams in 2016.
German Suplex by KO
Before TLC, every title was held by a Heel in the WWE. Even though Kevin Owens is popular among the hardcore fans, Dean Ambrose deserved a title.
Dean won the Intercontinental Championship with roll up while Kevin Owens was going for a Pump-Up Powerbomb. But that wasn’t the highlight of the match, it was certainly when Kevin Owens hit Dean with a German Suplex.
With that move, we may have been given a hint that KO may be taking a trip to ‘Suplex City’ very soon.
Kalisto’s Salida Del Sol
Kalisto has been given a push by the WWE in the last few weeks. His singles match victory against Ryback in the WWE Championship tournament gave us an indication that Kalisto may be promoted in the future as a singles competitor in the coming months.
He defeated Ryback with a Salida Sel Sol from the top rope. Well, Kalisto took it ten steps forward on TLC. With Jey Uso on top of the ladder, Kalisto performed a Salida del Sol, planting Jey through a ladder resting on the ropes. One for the highlight packages for years to come.
Roman Reigns ‘Beast Mode’
Nobody would have predicted that the WWE Universe in Boston, Massachusetts would be chanting ‘Thank You, Roman’ at the end of the event.
Roman Reigns unleashed a vicious assault on Rusev, Del Rio and Sheamus with a steel chair. The Authority came out, and took Sheamus away. The moment that followed sky rocketed Reigns’ ratings.
He attacked Triple H with a Superman Punch, series of chair shots, and Powerbomb on the Spanish announce table. The table didn’t break, but an elbow drop onto Triple H certainly did.
Roman Reigns was starting to walk out when he ran back and gave one of the most brutal Spears in recent memory. During the whole incident, Roman didn’t look out of place and this intensity is what was needed from him. The WWE finally got Roman right.