TLC 2015 Detailed Coverage!
Here at Wrestling’s Dirty Deeds, we shall be bringing the detailed action report from WWE TLC 2015 courtesy of the WWE Network. We’ll be covering everything that occurs on the show whether it be good or bad…
We are shown a promo highlighting the plight of Reigns with the rise of Sheamus before turning to the gimmick for the evening, TLC. We then go to the arena for the last PPV of 2015 with our announcers Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and JBL before we are now off to our first match for the evening.
WWE Tag Team Championship: Triple Threat Ladder Match – The New Day (c) vs. The Lucha Dragons vs. The Usos
The New Day come out first and cut one of their typical standard but epic promos which really generates themselves heat with the audience before doing a hilarious pose followed by Big E hip gyrating and Xavier’s trombone…amazing before The Usos and The Lucha Dragons come out, whilst Xavier Woods joins the commentary. Now, this should be a good match but hopefully it isn’t to gimmicky which will be difficult. Nevertheless, within five minutes of the match opening this wish is broken but the spots and moments seem different and the guys are using their agility to their advantage. After a few minutes of lots of risk taking and a gimmick infused contest, The New Day are successful in retaining the titles after Xavier interferes and throws his trombone at one of the Lucha Dragons. An good match with nice spots and a brilliant finish.
Match Rating: 3.5 out of 5.0 Stars
Rusev (w/Lana) vs. Ryback
To my surprise, there is actually a buildup promo shown for this match which is based around the reuniting of Rusev and Lana, and him inadvertently causing an injury to Lana leading to a nice mind games tactic from Lana to gain the upperhand. Both guys make their way out to pretty much no reaction from the audience, Rusev really isn’t benefiting from his on-screen partnership with Lana, because in some ways it is making him look like a sissy. The action is very much a power battle between both men, but Rusev is able to gain the upper hand following more mind games and tactics with Ryback which allows him to superkick (I think) and lock him in the Accolade to pick up the win by either knockout or referee stoppage, I’m not sure which. Honestly, a little bit of a tedious match that I could happily not watch again.
Match Rating: 2.0 out of 5.0 Stars
We go backstage to Dean Ambrose who is joined by Roman Reigns, and they chat about their respective matches this evening and how they envisage the evening going before we go to our announcers discussing the evening and the forthcoming match.
WWE United States Championship: Chairs Match – Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. Jack Swagger
To my surprise again, there is a short video clip shown before this match highlighting the brief but needed buildup to this match, as it helps with the credibility of the match but also Swagger. Alberto comes out to an okay reaction whereas Swagger doesn’t get much really, which isn’t surprising as I honestly couldn’t tell you what he has done this year. The action quickly goes to the outside, with Swagger making first use of the chair. The match sees Alberto remain pretty dominant bur Swagger is able to mount a couple of comebacks and look strong in doing so, before locking in his Patriot Lock with the chair. The move is eventually broken, and Alberto comes back with a chair to the stomach followed by a failed aerial move when Swagger catches him and is able to nail The Swagger Bomb, which despite close fails to pick up the win. Del Rio eventually picks up the win after an aerial move lands Swagger on a load of steel chairs to retain the championship. Now, I was expecting a 3-minute squash match but to see something actually quite competitive was really cool and refreshing, I actually thoroughly enjoyed that match.
Match Rating: 3.0 out of 5.0 Stars