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December 20, 2014 - WWE
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Reviewing WWE TLC PPV
Many fans had reservations entering WWE’s TLC pay-per-view, and while it can be argued that a large apportionment of a label didn’t deliver, a few name Superstars came divided from a eventuality looking great.
Among them were Dolph Ziggler, Luke Harper and Dean Ambrose, who all put onward conceptual performances that prevented TLC from being a sum loss.
Question on Everybody’s Mind: What Stood Out Most?
While a name few competence have elite a Tables, Ladders and Chairs categorical eventuality between Ambrose and Bray Wyatt, a ubiquitous accord seems to be that a high indicate of a night came during a really beginning.
Ziggler and Harper kicked off a pay-per-view apportionment of a uncover in fantastic fashion, as a Showoff degraded a former Wyatt Family member to recapture a Intercontinental Championship in a hard-hitting and enthralling ladder match.
Both group laid it all out on a line and were destitute open, smashed and painful by a finish of a match. The IC pretension hasn’t felt truly critical in utterly some time, yet they altered that—even if it was usually for one night. Not usually did a compare assistance Ziggler continue building on a movement he combined during Survivor Series, it also showed that Harper has a intensity to be an upper-tier heel.
Ring Rust Radio’s Take
Ambrose and Wyatt put on a good opening in their possess right, yet it suffered from a fact that fans had to lay by a slew of other gimmick matches before removing to it.
Also, while Ziggler and Harper looked like equals in their match, Ambrose positively shone brighter than Wyatt in their encounter, as a Lunatic Fringe took a immeasurable infancy of a large spots, including several death-defying bend drops off ladders and by tables.
The other compare of note pitted John Cena opposite Seth Rollins in a tables match. Shockingly, that hitch didn’t tighten a show, yet that competence have been a good thing, given it was an overbooked disaster during times.
Cena eventually won when Roman Reigns returned to even a contingency by holding out Big Show, yet Mr. Money in a Bank wasn’t finished any favors. Rollins indispensable a ton of assistance and was radically put by a list on 3 occasions. Rollins should eventually be fine, due to his measureless talent level, yet there were some weird decisions in a compare to contend a least.
Backstage fallout from TLC (h/t Reddit.com’s MetsFan4Ever around WrestlingInc.com)
Brock Lesnar Returns on Raw
After 3 months divided from WWE programming, WWE World Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar done his lapse Monday night on Raw.
In further to holding out guest ubiquitous manager Chris Jericho, a Beast Incarnate sealed a uncover by interfering in a enclosure compare between Cena and Rollins. He helped Rollins win in a process, that should make for an engaging build toward Royal Rumble.
Question on Everybody’s Mind: What’s Next for a Champ?
As has prolonged been anticipated, Lesnar will face Cena for a third time in 5 months when they accommodate in a universe pretension compare during Royal Rumble.
Cena warranted a No. 1 contendership by violence Randy Orton during Hell in a Cell, and he defended it Sunday during TLC with his tables compare feat over Rollins. Now that a rematch is strictly set, a concentration shifts toward who will come out on top.
While some seem to consider that Cena has a legitimate shot, all signs seem to be indicating toward Lesnar retaining. WWE has already left this distant with a Beast as champ, so it competence as good take it all a approach to WrestleMania.
Lesnar ended The Undertaker’s undefeated strain during WrestleMania and dominated Cena during SummerSlam this year, that means he is a ideal claimant to put someone over in an positively outrageous approach in a categorical eventuality during WrestleMania XXXI. In sequence to do that, he needs to demeanour clever and be a champion, that will be a box when he defeats Cena during Royal Rumble.
Ring Rust Radio’s Take
Aside from Lesnar’s expected delight during Royal Rumble, an engaging fold has been combined to a brew in a form of Rollins.
After Lesnar aided Rollins Monday, Mr. Money in a Bank shook hands with Paul Heyman. Rollins afterwards suggested on SmackDown that he orchestrated a attack. He also claimed that he designed to make Cena’s life miserable until he concluded to lapse a Authority. Lesnar can positively assistance him do precisely that in a entrance weeks.
From Heyman’s perspective, distinguished a understanding with Rollins creates clarity given he possesses a Money in a Bank briefcase. Rollins attempted to money in on Lesnar during Night of Champions, yet he was foiled by Cena.
Since Rollins is an ever-present threat, Heyman is scold to get him on his side. Of course, this fondness could mangle down during any given time, given nothing of 3 group concerned are famous for their honesty. Regardless of how it plays out, though, it’s an intriguing further to a bigger angle of Lesnar vs. Cena.
Backstage refurbish on Lesnar’s future (F4WOnline around WrestlingInc.com)
Roman Reigns Returns during TLC
Roman Reigns missed 3 months of in-ring movement after undergoing surgery to scold an jailed hernia usually before to Night of Champions.
Although he done some appearances in via-satellite promos and supposed a Superstar of a Year Slammy Award, TLC noted his lapse to earthy movement as he took out Big Show and helped Cena improved Rollins.
Question on Everybody’s Mind: Is Reigns Destined to Win a Rumble?
While it seems blatantly apparent that WWE views Reigns as a subsequent large star, a WWE fanbase seems separate on him.
He gets large reactions whenever he appears and boasts a demeanour and altogether participation a tip man needs. At a same time, however, he needs to make strides on a mic, and not everybody is sole on his in-ring work, either, notwithstanding a fact that he brings a certain grade of explosiveness and fad to a table.
Regardless of that side of a blockade one competence tumble on, it’s time to get prepared for Reigns’ climb to a apex of a company. It is a matter of time before it happens, and it could start as shortly as WrestleMania XXXI.
Whoever wins a Royal Rumble compare will finish Lesnar’s pretension power during ‘Mania. Reigns is already a tip claimant and has been announced as a initial entrant, following his record-breaking opening in final year’s Rumble match.
Ring Rust Radio’s Take
There is still copiousness of time before Royal Rumble, yet early indications are that Reigns is a odds-on favorite.
WWE has done a Rumble leader blatantly apparent heading adult to a pay-per-view in new years, and Reigns stands out in that courtesy so far. Although Reigns clearly wouldn’t be a misfortune choice, Superstars such as Daniel Bryan (if healthy), Dolph Ziggler and Dean Ambrose all seem like improved options on paper.
They could all play a loser purpose opposite Lesnar during WrestleMania, they’re all hugely renouned and they’re all as well-rounded as a Superstar can be. Bryan is a loyal furious card, given it is misleading when he is entrance back. Ziggler is intriguing in given nobody on a whole register has some-more movement than him during present.
Reigns would expected advantage from another year of growth before winning a Rumble and a WWE World Heavyweight Championship, yet it seems like a really genuine probability that he’ll accomplish those goals in a entrance months.
Backstage greeting to Vince McMahon’s comments (PWInsider around WrestlingInc.com)
Ring Rust Radio’s Season 7 Fantasy WWE Standings
1. Mike Chiari: 80
2. Joe Arcidiacono: 45
T3. Donald Wood: 30
T3. Brandon Galvin: 30
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