2013 WWE TLC Results Coverage (Updated)
2013 WWE TLC PPV Results from Houston, TX:
TLC Kickoff Pre-Show:Josh Matthews hosted a panel which included Mick Foley (in a Santa hat), Booker T, and The Miz. During their talk about CM Punk vs. The Shield for a 3-on-1 handicap match, Matthews was interrupted by a handheld camera promo from Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns talking about how they'd destroy Punk tonight. After that, Miz kept making remarks about Kofi Kingston, which eventually brought him up to the set where he got in Miz's face and slapped him. Miz went after Kofi with Booker and Foley having to keep them apart.
Fandango defeated Dolph Ziggler via pinfall. Late in this match, Ziggler had control and went up to fight Fandango on the corner area. As Dolph went for a big superplex, Summer Rae got onto the side apron and started to scream and yell, distracting him. Fandango shoved him down to the mat, then jumped off the top rope with the big leg drop for the win.
The pre-show concluded with Matthews, Booker T and Foley discussing the title unification TLC match between Cena and Orton, showing a special video package with former champs speaking first. A limo was then shown pulling in backstage with Triple H, Stephanie and Vince McMahon all getting out and walking down the hall. Mick Foley said "business is about to pick up" just as the live online show ended.
CM Punk defeated The Shield via pinfall in a 3-on-1 handicap match. Late in the match, Punk tried for GTS on Ambrose, but he managed to escape it. Reigns got into the ring and went for a running Spear. Punk moved aside causing Reigns to spear Ambrose, which led to Punk getting the win.
AJ Lee defeated Natalya via pinfall to retain the Divas Championship. Natalya had the Sharpshooter on at one point which AJ managed to break out of. AJ put the Black Widow on Natalya, but she got free of that. Natalya went for another Sharpshooter but AJ turned it into a pinfall which she secured for the victory.
Big E Langston defeated Damien Sandow via pinfall to retain the Intercontinental Championship. Langston was able to gain control of the match when he hit the electric chair on his opponent. He followed with clotheslines and a belly-to-belly suplex, then a running splash. Later on, Sandow was able to get his boots up as Langston charged at him. Langston followed right up with a big clothesline, then hit The Big Ending for the win.
The Rhodes Brothers defeated Big Show and Rey Mysterio via pinfall to retain the WWE tag team championship. The first team eliminated was Ryback and Curtis Axel, with Goldust making the pin on Ryback. Next up, Big Show eliminated Real Americans after pinning Cesaro. Late in the match, Cody dove out onto Show who caught him. On the outside, Cody ran Show into the ring post, then went to the top rope and jumped at Mysterio, but Mysterio was able to turn it into a powerbomb for a near fall. Later, Rhodes went for the CrossRhodes, but Mysterio avoided it. Moments later, Cody hit CrossRhodes on Mysterio and scored the winning pinfall. Post-match, Show, Mysterio, Rhodes and Goldust all shook hands and hugged as good sports.
R-Truth defeated Brodus Clay via pinfall. Late in the match, Clay got in an argument with Tensai on the outside of the ring. Clay put Truth in the ring, then tangled him up in the ropes. He ran and hit Truth with his knees. Tensai got on the apron to untie Truth. Clay said to him "Come on, I'm a main event player," then added "I'm better than you." That was enough to make Tensai walk off, with The Funkadactyls following him. R-Truth took advantage with a big kick to Brodus' face and then the pinfall.
Kofi Kingston defeated The Miz via pinfall in a No DQ match. Late in this contest, Miz hit a clothesline on Kofi in the corner, then went up top. He jumped off but Kingston connected on a kick. Later on, Miz ran into one of the turnbuckles he had exposed earlier. Kofi followed with Trouble in Paradise to get the win.
The Wyatt Family defeated Daniel Bryan via pinfall in a 3-on-1 handicap match. Bray Wyatt started the match sitting out in his rocking chair as Harper and Rowan faced Bryan. About four minutes into the match, Bray got up and went into the ring to compete. Late in the match, Bryan was in control after hitting a top rope suplex on Harper. He delivered Yes! kicks on him, then Erick Rowan. Bray managed to block the Yes! Lock attempt and then was able to hit Sister Abigail on Bryan for the win. Post-match, all of the Wyatts posed over Bryan who was down on the mat.
Randy Orton defeated John Cena via pinfall in a TLC match to become the undisputed WWE champion. About twenty minutes into the match, Orton went to the ringside area and grabbed a pair of handcuffs from under the mats/padding on the floor. He put the handcuffs on Cena's arm and tied him to the bottom rope. Orton then showed him the key and threw it out into the crowd. He went out and grabbed a large ladder to set up in the center of the ring. Cena eventually got the bottom rope undone and was able to climb with it up to the top of the ladder where he fought with Orton. He knocked Orton off and tried to grab the titles. Orton grabbed the hanging rope that Cena was attached to and eventually yanked him down through a table in the corner of the ring. From there, Orton climbed back up the ladders and got his hands on both belts as Cena was down. Orton undid the two belts and won the match.
Post-match, Vince McMahon, Triple H and Stephanie all arrived down to the ring to applaud Orton's big win. Stephanie hugged him and HHH shook his hand, as did Vince. Orton held both title belts up above his head as Cena shook his head, frustrated at the loss.