October 22, 2017
KURT ANGLE returns to a WWE ring for the first time in 11 years tonight due to medical issues causing Roman Reigns to be unable to compete.
What insanity will take place this year as Superstars from WWE’s flagship show throw caution to the wind in the pursuit of championship glory?
1st MATCH OF TLC ⇒ Emma VS Asuka (1 on 1)
It was a good match to open the show. But it would have been better off if Asuka had a better opponent. Emma really doesn’t fit as the opponent. But still smart booking by WWE to give Asuka a strong win on her debut on TLC.
The match went for a long time and it felt boring for some time. So, a quick squash match would have been the solution.
Winner:- Asuka (via Submission)
Miz is complaining about how Kurt Angle is purposely stealing their spotlight by making his comeback. Miz thinks he’s just doing this to get in the ring with The Miz and get some spotlight off his star power.
Miz mocks Angle’s neck and brings in Braun Strowman.
Strowman says he’s snuffing out Angle’s return to the ring. He’ll do all that as long as his partners stay out of his way.
Kane walks in and says if anyone is going to wrap a chair around Angle’s neck, it’ll be him.
The Miz, Sheamus, and Cesaro hold up their fists like The Shield.
2nd MATCH OF TLC ⇒ The Brian Kendrick and Jack Gallagher VS Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann (Tag Team Match)
It was a good match but I don’t care about this match at all. Even I can’t remember if this match was on the Card or on the Pre-show. Just flashy moves and nothing else. I think WWE needs to do something with the Cruiserweight division pretty quickly.
Well, at least, now I care about the Cruiserweight Championship match.
Winner:- Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann
Charly Caruso is backstage with Alexa Bliss.
Bliss says she didn’t like when Mickie James said she had a “biscuit butt.” Bliss likes her butt. When she was young, she idolized Mickie James. She’s gone toe-to-toe with WWE Hall of Famers, but that was the good old days. After tonight, she won’t have good days.
They’ll just be old.
WWE RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
(3rd MATCH OF TLC)
(Mickie James vs. Alexa Bliss)
It was an OK match. Kind of dragged in the first half, picked up in the second, and ended abruptly. So the usual Alexa Bliss match.
A proper heel victory we are seeing for years. Slight Distraction ……..Head to the turnbuckle and finsher……1, 2, 3.
Winner:- And still WWE RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPION…..Alexa Bliss
Charly Caruso comes in to interview Mickie James.
James says she’s proud of her performance and hopes she proved she was worthy of this opportunity. It won’t be her last opportunity for the title and will have another run.
James thanks the WWE Universe for their love and support. She’s grateful for them.
Kurt Angle is warming up backstage when Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose come in.
Angle says he couldn’t let them do this match 2-on-5. He’s not sure what he has left, but he’ll give them his all. Rollins says they’re not here to talk strategy. They came here to give him a vest.
Ambrose says he’s in The Shield.
Angle says, “Oh I’m in. You can believe that.”
WWE CRUISERWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
(4th MATCH OF TLC)
(Enzo Amore VS Kalisto)
Another heel victory style, Enzo grabs the apron. Kalisto pulls him into the ring, and the apron comes with Enzo. The referee goes to fix the apron, and Enzo pokes Kalisto in the eye.
Enzo then hits JawdonZo for the win.
Winner:- And New Cruiserweight Champion……Enzo Amore
Charly Caruso interviews the now 2-time WWE Cruiserweight Champion, Enzo Amore. Enzo has to catch his breath and says he has to thank… himself.
As for the crowd, they get a no thank you.
The commentators talk about Smackdown Live allowing AJ Styles to come over and compete against Finn Bálor to replace the unwell Bray Wyatt.
5th MATCH OF TLC ⇒ AJ Styles vs. “The Demon” Finn Balor (1 on 1)
Excellent match. No doubt one of Finn Balor’s best since joining the main roster. It’s hard to have a bad match with Styles.
That match delivered on a number of levels. Most impressively is the fact it was just thrown together last minute. Hats off to both.
A bit sloppy at times ….. but still preparing for the match with a 2-day notice is a big task.
I think MATCH OF THE NIGHT FOR ME.
Winner:- “The DEMON” Finn Bálor
Balor helps Styles to his feet, and the crowd gives them a round of applause. They hold up the “Too Sweet” hand gesture and connect. The crowd popped big for that.
6th MATCH OF TLC ⇒ Elias VS Jason Jordon (1 on 1)
It was a largely dull match that was just acting as a buffer for the main event.
Botched ending. No good.
The Miz is backstage with his team.
Miz says they’ll treat Ambrose, Rollins, and Angle like the garbage they are.
THE MAIN EVENT
(7th MATCH OF TLC)
(3 on 5 Handicap Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match)
Kurt Angle, Seth Rollins, and Dean Ambrose
The Miz, Sheamus, Cesaro, Kane, and Braun Strowman
This was a long match. The match dragged at times, but it started hot and ended hot. There was a lot of action and some big bumps, but everyone looks ok after.
They certainly protected Kurt Angle in his return. Didn’t have a lot of time to get ring ready, so they kept his stuff to a minimum.
Rollins and Ambrose went through so much but still fighting back. A true Shield Spirit.
Strowman chokeslamed by Kane through the stage. Kane pulls the whole string of chairs collapse onto Strowman! And after that Strowman is thrown into the garbage truck, and the door closes on him! The truck then drives off with Strowman in it!
7 tables destroyed consisting of 2 Announce tables for Kane and Strowman each, 1 for Kurt Angle and 1 for Rollins, 2 for Ambrose and 1 for Cesaro.
Anybody can kick out of the Skull Crushing Finale, So did KURT ANGLE.
The Shield surrounds The Miz. Rollins knees him, Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds, and Angle hits an Angle Slam! The Shield then hits the Triple Powerbomb on The Miz.
Winner:- Kurt Angle, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose
Overall, the two additions of AJ Styles and Kurt Angle made this a memorable night. Styles/Balor is excellent.
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