On Sunday, the 2014 WWE TLC live online and televised matches will arrive for pro wrestling fans to enjoy. The pay-per-view will be shown on WWE Network for monthly subscribers and on select cable providers that customers can order from. Among the superstars in action will be John Cena, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, Big Show, Ryback, Kane, Luke Harper and Dolph Ziggler.
The pay-per-view will begin with a Kickoff Show at 7p.m. EST on Sunday night, followed by the main show at 8 p.m. EST. Approximate running time for TLC is 3 hours, with the main event expected to be John Cena vs. Seth Rollins in a tables match. Other matches will feature ladders, chairs and even stairs, as the PPV has been named "Tables, Ladders, Chairs & Stairs" for this edition. Big Show and Erick Rowan will compete in their stairs match to try to settle their feud, while Ryback and Kane will battle with chairs. Meanwhile, Dolph Ziggler vies for the Intercontinental Title in a Ladder Match against Luke Harper.
Results will be updated below throughout the night, with the finalized results posted as of 11 p.m. EST.
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WWE TLC Kickoff Show Match
A New Day vs. Goldust & Stardust
The match appeared on the Tables, Ladders, Chairs and Stairs Kickoff Show. Kofi made a hot tag to Big E late who came in and hit a double ramming move into Gold and Stardust in the corner, followed by a German Suplex and huge splash on Stardust. He set up for Big Ending but Goldust interfered. The close saw Big E put Stardust on his shoulder. Kofi jumped off the corner to help complete the double team move for the pinfall win.
Winners: A New Day won via pinfall over Stardust & Goldust.
WWE Tables, Ladders, Chairs & Stairs Pay-Per-View
Michael Cole introduced fans to Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland for the final pay-per-view of the year. The Intercontinental Championship belt was seen hanging over the ring for the opening match.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Luke Harper - Intercontinental Title Ladder Match
Early on, Harper took control on the outside and ended up tossing Dolph into the timekeeper’s area. Luke set up the ladder in the ring and made a climb but Dolph rushed into the ring to shove the ladder over to the ropes. Luke came back with a big boot to knock Ziggler down. Ziggler made another save later into the match with Harper responding by knocking him down and shoving a ladder onto him.
Later still, Dolph was on the outside and stood up with a ladder. Harper dove out of the ring and crashed into the ladder to take down Ziggler. Harper started to clutch his left arm with JBL saying he may have broken it. Harper continued to hold the arm and made a save moments later to knock Ziggler off a ladder in the ring.
Both guys punched each other off the ladder at one point. Ziggler was bleeding on the face, with Harper bleeding on his arm. A bit later, Harper set up for a powerbomb but Dolph countered and drove him face first into a ladder on the mat. Dolph made the climb with Harper grabbing his leg towards the end. Dolph jumped off and DDT’d him.
The finale saw Ziggler get on one ladder and drive it over against Harper into the ladder under the belt. Dolph jumped onto the ladder and started a climb. Harper set up another ladder next to it, which Dolph used to bash him with. With Harper down on the mat, Dolph climbed to the top and sat on the ladder to retrieve the belt, regaining the IC title.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler won the ladder match over Luke Harper to become new Intercontinental Champion.
The Usos vs. The Miz & Damien Mizdow - WWE Tag Team Title Match
Mizdow mimicked most of the moves that got Miz early on. At one point, both Usos had Miz up for a while in a standing suplex. Mizdow did a handstand in the corner to mimic it. At one point, The Usos had control, but Miz left the ring to get his stolen Slammy and the belt to leave the scene. Mizdow followed him. One of The Usos prepared to jump out onto Miz but he shoved Mizdow in from to take the hit. As The Uso got back up, Miz cracked him with his Slammy causing the DQ.
Winner: The Usos won due to disqualification over The Miz and Damien Mizdow.
Backstage, Byron Saxton interviewed Seth Rollins. He said he was going to dedicate his win tonight to the two people who are watching at home tonight, HHH and Stephanie. He blamed the vigilante Sting for that, and said John Cena is going to pay. Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury were standing by with him. Rollins said he doesn't need a pin or submission tonight just to smash Cena through a table like he's been doing the past few weeks. He said he will stop at nothing until Cena brings The Authority back.
Erick Rowan vs. Big Show - Stairs Match
Show dominated most of the match, but Rowan countered a move at one point and backdropped Show onto the bottom of the steel stairs in the ring. Cole said Show hadn’t moved sine that happened. Rowan picked up the other half of the steps and then got up on the ropes to jump off with the steps. Show rolled out of the way in time but still got caught on his side. King said the stairs bounced back and hit Rowan in the head.
Show recovered and was able to hit a huge chokeslam to slam Rowan onto the steps. Show took the steps and put them across Rowan, then kneeled across him while leaning on the steps to secure the pinfall win.
Winner: The Big Show won via pinfall over Erick Rowan.
John Cena vs. Seth Rollins - Tables Match
A stipulation was included for this match that should Cena lose, he will lose his #1 contender status for the WWE World Heavyweight Title. Rollins was introduced first and accompanied by J&J security. Cena was out next. Paul Heyman had also come to watch from ringside, scouting things for Brock Lesnar. Cena got the early advantage taking Rollins down to the mat. Several times early on, Cena brought a table in, with J&J trying to yank it out. The second time Cena shoved the table to cause them to hit the crowd barrier. Cena had the table in the corner and was about to put Rollins through but J&J got involved to stop Cena and moved the table out of the ring, allowing Rollins to recover.
Cena got in control again and hit the Five Knuckle Shuffle. He set up for the AA, but J&J came in to take him down then helped Rollins beat him up some. They tried to pick up Cena to smash through the table but he countered and then beat up Noble up the ramp. Cena grabbed a guard rail from near the ramp to hit down Noble, Mercury and Rollins. He suplexed Noble onto the guardrail, with Mercury coming over to hit cent head first against tables.
Cena tried to fight off Mercury and Rollins, with Rollins getting the apprehend. he set up two tables outside the ring and then got on the apron to try to suplex Cena out. Cena blocked it twice and then suplexed Rollins back in the ring. Later still, Cena got control and had Rollins in the AA near a table. He accidentally hit the referee down and he fell to the outside. Cena ended up fighting Rollins on the corner and hitting an AA through the table but there was no ref to see it. J&J rushed back in to attack Cena and cleared out the table debris, then set up another in the corner for Rollins.
Cena fought them all off and then hit an AA with both Mercury and Noble on his shoulders through the table. Rollins got back in, and he and Cena battled on the apron with the two tables set up next to the ring. The two ended up shoving each other off the apron together and crashing through the tables, just as the ref saw it. He called for the bell with the commentators confused over what happened.
Two other refs came in to try to help decide the winner with one saying it was Cena the other say it was Rollins. The legal ref told Lillian to restart the match since he couldn’t determine a winner. Rollins quickly attacked Cena and dove out of the ring onto him. Cena recovered and slammed Rollins onto the announcers table, causing him to knock Cole down. JBL checked on Cole who wasn’t talking. JBL’s headset appeared broken too.
Big Show appeared and walked down the ramp towards the ring. He got in the ring and tossed part of a table out, then attacked Cena with headsets and other big moves. He set up for a move to chokeslam Cena, but suddenly Roman Reigns’ theme music hit and he came walking down through the crowd. Reigns got in the ring and punched back at Big Show who head butted him away. Reigns responded with the Superman punch and then speared Show through a table in the corner. Rollins brought his MITB case in and Reigns ducked it, then hit a Superman punch on him. Cena grabbed a stumbling Rollins to AA through the table nearby for the big win.
Cena celebrated and looked out at Heyman who nodded back at him, realizing Cena will meet Lesnar at Royal Rumble in January.
Winner: John Cena won the tables match against Seth Rollins to retain his #1 Contender Status for the WWE World Heavyweight title.
AJ Lee vs. Nikki Bella - Divas Championship Match
Brie Bella was ringside for her sister. At one point, AJ had the pin near the ropes, but Brie put Nikki's leg on the ropes. The ref caught it and yelled at Brie to leave ringside. As he was arguing with Brie, Nikki retrieved some sort of spray from inside her boot and sprayed AJ in the face. That set up the Rack Attack for the pinfall win.
Winner: Nikki Bella defeated AJ Lee via pinfall to retain the Divas Championship.
Roman Reigns had a backstage interview saying he vowed to come back and make impact. He said spearing Big Show through a table and punching Rollins in the mouth, that was impact. He said if fans think he did damage at the Royal Rumble last year, just wait until they see this year, because that will be impact. Believe that.
Ryback vs. Kane - Chairs Match
At one point, Kane threw a bunch of chairs into the ring and attempted a chokeslam. Ryback blocked it and dumped Kane onto the set of one of the chairs. Ryback was able to bash Kane repeatedly with a chair at one point. He set up for the Meathook Clothesline but as he rushed forward, Kane threw the chair at his face to knock Ryback down.
Kane managed to hit a chokeslam moments later, but Ryback was able to kick out. Ryback recovered, hit the Meathook Clothesline and got the pinfall win.
Winner: Ryback won via pinfall over Kane in the chairs match.
Jack Swagger vs. Rusev - US Championship Match
Winner: Rusev won via submission over Jack Swagger to retain the United States Championship.
Swagger had the Ankle Lock but Rusev rolled through to counter it, tossing Swagger down. Rusev got on his back for the Accolade with Swagger putting an arm to the mat to try to block it. He struggled a bit and eventually got to the ropes. However, Rusev yanked him back to center ring and put the hold on again. Swagger looked about to pass out, but fought back and got to his feet, then was able to turn it into another Ankle Lock. Rusev struggled with it and finally was able to get to the ropes.
On the outside of the ring, Rusev managed to deliver a big boot to Swagger to knock him down. Back in the ring, another big boot took down Swagger. Rusev put on The Accolade again and this time Swagger lightly tapped out giving Rusev the win.
Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt - TLC Match
At one point, Bray knocked Dean back onto a ladder in the ring, then hit the running Senton Bomb on him for a near fall. He put a rest hold on Ambrose for a bit using a a kendo stick in his mouth. Dean stood up but Wyatt chopped him back down with the stick, then set up a ladder in the corner to whip Ambrose against. Wyatt extended his arms and rushed from corner towards the ladder but Dean moved aside for Wyatt to run into it.
Later, Ambrose set Wyatt up on a table on the ramp, then climbed a mid-sized ladder to sit on top of. He jumped off with an elbow drop to smash through Wyatt through a table. Dean set up another table and put Wyatt on it, then climbed an even bigger ladder to do another big elbow drop off and smash Bray through the table. The fans chanted “one more time” after.
Wyatt went for Sister Abigail at one point, with Ambrose countering for a near fall. He threw Wyatt into a ladder in the corner, then hit Dirty Deeds for a near fall of his own. Moments later, Dean noticed something on a tablet screen near ringside. He got a weird look on his face and walked up towards the stage to get the biggest ladder on the set and bring it down to set up in front of the Spanish announcers table. Wyatt was back up and started to attack using a chair on Dean. Wyatt tried to throw Dean towards the steps with a chair against his throat. Dean blocked it and did it to Bray instead.
With Bray down on the Spanish announce table, Dean climbed to the top of the ladder. He paused for a moment then did the elbow drop from off the top to crash through Wyatt and the announce table. Both guys were down as refs rushed in to check on them.
The finish saw Ambrose take a monitor he had laying near the side of the ring. He tried to rush forward with it to hit Wyatt but it was stuck to the wires and exploded with sparks flying, blinding Ambrose. Wyatt grabbed him for a quick Sister Abigail to win it.
Winner: Bray Wyatt defeated Dean Ambrose via pinfall in a TLC match.
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