2012 TLC PPV Results Coverage
Welcome to 2012 TLC PPV results coverage. On this blog post, the latest updates for each match on the Sunday night WWE TLC card will be presented as they occur. Among the big matches are Sheamus vs. Big Show for the World Heavyweight Title in a Chairs Match, and Ryback teaming with Team Hell No to take on The Shield in a TLC Match.
The 2012 TLC PPV begins at 8PM EST from Barclay's Center in Brooklyn, NY. CM Punk will not be on the card due to knee surgery, so the WWE Championship will not be contested. However, the World Heavyweight, Intercontinental and US Championships are all on the line. There's also a free live stream show featuring a divas battle royal to determine a #1 contender for Eve's Divas title.
Results will be updated starting after 7:30PM EST when the special live pre-show begins online. Full results will be here after 11PM EST!
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Scott Stanford opened the pre-show with an outside shot of people filing into Barclay's Center. On camera, Matt Striker joined Stanford, as they discussed the first-ever event in Barclay's. Stanford hyped the Santa's helper battle royal with the winner taking on Eve during the TLC PPV.
They showed video highlights from Friday's Smackdown where Big Show got involved and hit William Regal with a chair, causing Sheamus to get counted out. Sheamus was frustrated that he couldnt' attack Show.
They went backstage to Booker T talking to Sheamus in the locker room about the no contact clause. Sheamus interrupted said he knows he's just doing his job but doesn't hold against him. Sheamus got up and said he's tired of all the games and wants to wipe the smirk off Snow's face. Booker told him to do that he needs to beat him - with one of these - and handed him a steel chair.
Stanford and Striker talked up Ryback and Team Hell No versus The Shield in a six-man tag match. They showed video highlights of the feud and how it started.
Backstage, Michael Cole and Josh Matthews talked about the upcoming Slammy awards for Breakout Star of the Year, Match of the Year, and Superstar of the Year. They said winners will be determined by the WWE Universe via voting on the WWE app and online. They talked over some of the online winners of awards so far.
Brodus Clay won Best Dancer of the Year. Top Social Media Ambassador went to Charlie Sheen who joined WWE Raw via Skype earlier this year. WWE.com Exclusive Video of the Year went to Jerry Lawler for his video after his heart attack when he met with the doctor who helped save him. Crowd Chant of the Year was "Feed Me More!" for Ryback. Upset of the Year was Daniel Bryan defending the World Heavyweight title against Big Show and Mark Henry at Royal Rumble 2012. WWE Diva of the Year went to AJ Lee.
Santa's Helper Divas Battle RoyalThe winner of this match becomes #1 contender for Eve's WWE Divas Championship. This match will be part of the live streaming pre-show at 7:30PM EST on YouTube and Facebook.
Competing were Rosa Mendes, Cameron and Naomi, Kaitlyn, Natalya, Alicia Fox, Layla, Aksana, Tamina Snuka. Eve Torres joined Stanford and Striker on commentary.
Rosa Mendes was dumped out of the ring first and argued with the ref as he told her to leave the area. Eve talked up her own accomplishments as the match went on. The Funkadactyls did a double split legdrop on Aksana, right before Tamina tossed Cameron out through the ropes. Aksana started to pose on the middle ropes and got dropkicked out of the ring.
Striker asked Eve about her strategy if she were to face Layla later on, and they talked about how Layla, Eve and Naomi were all NBA dancers. Layla hit a double crossbody off the ropes to take down Natalya and Tamina. Later, Tamina was able to punch Layla off the side apron to eliminate her. Moments later, Natalya was eliminated by Kaitlyn and Naomi. It came down to Tamina vs. Naomi vs. Kaitlyn. Tamina hit the backdrop on Naomi.
Tamina was trying to eliminate Kaitlyn, but instead, Naomi rushed over and shoved Tamina out. Eve stood up with her championship belt on her shoulder to watch the finals of Naomi vs. Kaitlyn. Naomi managed to dump Kaitlyn onto the side apron, but Kaitlyn responded with a yank down to drag Naomi neck first across the top rope. Eve came over and hit Kaitlyn on the apron, then Naomi dropkicked Kaitlyn out of the match to win. Eve laughed from the ramp as Naomi celebrated.
Winner: Naomi wins the Divas Santa's Helper Battle Royal. She faces Eve for the Divas Championship during TLC PPV.
Cole and Matthews gave out some more online Slammy Award winners:
Show of the Year: Zack Ryder YouTube
Tweet of the Year: Daniel Bryan "Goat face is a horrible insult."
Insult of the Year: John Cena
The TLC Pay-Per-View opened with Lilian Garcia and then the bell sounding 26 times for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in CT.
Opening match starts.
Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara vs. Team Rhodes Scholars
They showed a video from earlier today by The Shield. They talked about how tonight they'll feed Ryback more than he can take. They also doubted if Kane and Daniel Bryan are much of a team, saying they're a disgrace to all tag teams.
R-Truth vs. Antonio Cesaro
US Championship Match
The two fought back and forth late in this one. Cesaro put on a submission hold and kept it locked on for several minutes. Cesaro brought Truth to the corner where Truth gets revved up and starts to fight back. Truth drops Cesaro several times before hitting a big elbow from off the ropes. Truth kicked Cesaro then hit a scissors kick for a near fall. Cesaro tries to come back with Truth kicking him in the face for a 2 count. Cesaro finally makes another comeback and this time hits Truth with a big uppercut from behind. He followed up with the Neutralizer for the win.
Post-match, Striker interviewed Cesaro in the ring about how the fans are reacting to him. Cesaro calls himself "an international superpower" saying he's unlike America. He calls himself the greatest US Champion in history and says fans are booing their own country when they boo him.
The Miz did an episode in the ring of MizTV. His guests were Slater, Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal of 3MB. Slater talked about how they'll be performing live at the Slammy's tomorrow night. Slater wasn't happy that Miz called them a trainwreck. They also went outside the ring and started surrounding the Spanish announce team. Ricardo Rodriguez came down to try to intervene and got pushed up against the ring. Del Rio came running down and starts beating up all three guys from 3MB. Miz and Del Rio said they'll find a partner for a tag match later on.
They had a segment with Daniel Bryan and Kane backstage discussing Ryback and teaming up with a guy who chants the same thing over and over. Kane said he just cares about what he does not what he says. Bryan did his "Yes, Yes, Yes!" chant to end it.
Wade Barrett vs. Kofi Kingston
Ryback & Team Hell No vs. The Shield
Naomi vs. Eve Torres
WWE Divas Championship
Sheamus vs. Big Show
World Heavyweight Title Chairs Match
Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre vs. Alberto Del Rio, The Miz and Brooklyn BrawlerThe Miz and Del Rio brought out a resident of the area as their partner - Brooklyn Brawler. He came to the ring wearing a Nets jersey. In the match, 3MB tried to double and triple team him to keep him away from a tag. Slater eventually missed a second rope splash move and Brawler made a hot tag to Miz. Miz beat up Mahal then knocked Slater off the apron.
Miz hit a huge DDT and had a near fall on Jinder. Del Rio took out McIntyre wit ha dive move on the outside. Ricardo Rodriguez even got involved. The Miz hit Skullcrushing Finale on Jinder, then tagged in Brawler for a Boston Crab to win it.
Winners: Brooklyn Brawler, The Miz and Del Rio win via submission over 3MB.
John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler
Late in this match, Cena had the ladder ready but Ziggler dropkicked it into his face and the ladder fell to the outside floor. Ziggler tries to send Cena towards a chair, but Cena stops and makes his comeback. The two end up fighting on the turnbuckle. Ziggler hits a headbutt to send Cena down to the mat. Ziggler jumps off the top rope, but Cena catches him and rolls through. Cena goes for the AA but Ziggler managed to block it. He hits some chairshots and takes Cena down again. Ziggler goes for a superkick but Cena counters with the AA. Ziggler rolls to the outside as Cena gets ready to climb a ladder.
MITB Ladder Match
All of a sudden, Vickie Guerrero rushes down to the ring and gets a chair to bring in. Vickie prepares to hit Cena with it but AJ rushes down. Vickie swings at AJ but AJ ducks it and then takes Vickie down. AJ hits a spear on Vickie then takes her down. AJ then hit a Five Knuckle Shuffle on Vickie and then celebrated as Vickie rolled to the outside. Cena set up the ladder and started the climb, but shockingly AJ shoved the ladder over and Cena went down. Ziggler looked surprised by it and AJ acted upset. AJ stared at Dolph then smiled before skipping off. Ziggler climbed up the ladder and grabbed his briefcase to win.
Post-match, Ziggler celebrated while replays were shown. Ziggler went up the ramp with the MITB briefcase, as Cena is recovering in the ring.
Winner: Doph Ziggler wins the ladder match over John Cena to retain the MITB briefcase.
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