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COMPLETE WWE TLC PAY PER VIEW COVERAGE: THE SHIELD'S IN RING DEBUT; A LEGEND RETURNS TO THE RING; WHO HAS THE MONEY IN THE BANK BRIEFCASE?; AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2012-12-16 22:44:08
Welcome to PWInsider.com’s live coverage of the TLC Pay Per View from Brooklyn, New York. This is the final wrestling pay per view of 2012 and features a number of matches utilizing tables, ladders, and chairs.

The preshow starts off with Matt Striker and Scott Stanford at the announce table.

Matt and Scott talk about the World Title Match and we have a video package.

Sheamus is in the locker room and Booker T tells him that he made them sign that clause.

Sheamus interrupts and he says that he did it to make sure that things did not get out of control.

Booker wishes him luck.

Sheamus says that he is sick of the image of seeing Big Show smirking on his face.

Booker tells Sheamus to beat Big Show and use a chair to win the World Title back.

We go to a video package for the TLC Match with the Shield against Ryback, Daniel Bryan, and Kane. We see footage of The Shield attacking John Cena and Matt wonders what the injustice they were taking out on John Cena.

Michael Cole is in the back with Josh Mathews and they talk about the Slammys tomorrow night on Raw. Cole mentions some of the awards that are up for grabs tomorrow night. Josh reminds everyone that the WWE Universe is who will determine the winners and you can only vote on the WWE App.

Michael says that there are some categories on the WWE website and over a half million votes have been made.

The first category is Best Dancer of the Year and it is Brodus Clay.

The second category is for Top Social Media Ambassador and the winner is Charlie Sheen.

The third category is WWE.com Exclusive video of the year and the winner is Jerry Lawler with the footage from when he traveled home after the heart attack.

The fourth category is crowd chant of the year and the winner is “Feed Me More”.

The fifth category is Upset of the Year: Daniel Bryan successfully defending the World Title against Big Show and Mark Henry inside a steel cage.

The sixth and final category awarded on the pre-show is Diva of the Year and the winner is AJ Lee.

There are six more ‘technical awards’ that will be awarded later.

We see a video showcasing the features of the WWE App.

Eve joins Matt and Scott at the announce table for the Pre Show Battle Royal.

PreShow Match: Santa’s Helper Divas Battle Royal for the Number One Contender Spot

The participants in this match are Kaitlyn, Tamina Snuka, Cameron, Naomi, Natalya, Rosa Mendes, Layla El, Aksana, and Alicia Fox. The winner come to the ring in their Christmas attire.

They pair up and Alicia sends Cameron into the corner. Rosa is the first Diva eliminated and Natalya gets the honors. Natalya goes after Layla while Tamina works on Kaitlyn. Cameron and Naomi with a double suplex and double leg drop after some dancing on Aksana. Tamina eliminates Cameron. Alicia misses an axe kick in the corner and Aksana eliminates her. Layla with a forearm to Aksana. Aksana sends Natalya intot he mat.

Aksana poses in the ropes and Layla kicks her to the floor and Aksana is eliminated. Natalya kicks Kaitlyn. Layla with forearms to Natalya. Natalya and Tamina work over Layla.

Layla with kicks to Tamina and Natalya. Layla with a cross body to Natalya. Layla with a forearm to Natalya. Natalya puts Layla on the apron but Layla with a kick. Tamina eliminates Layla with a forearm.

Natalya tries to suplex Naomi out of the ring but Naomi and Kaitlyn eliminate Natalya. Tamina with a Samoan drop to Naomi. Kaitlyn fights out of a Samoan drop but she goes to the apron. Kaitlyn grabs Tamina and Naomi helps eliminate Tamina.

We are down to Naomi and Kaitlyn.

Eve gets up from her seat at the announce table to stand at ringside to see who she will fight later tonight.

Namoi with a leap frog but Kaitlyn with a clothesline. Naomi with a boot and then Naomi sends Kaitlyn to the apron. Eve slaps Kaitlyn and Naomi with a drop kick to eliminate Kaitlyn.

Winner: Naomi

Michael Cole and Josh Mathews are in the Slammys Control Center and we are reminded that the WWE Universe is responsible for the results. Over 2.7 million people have downloaded the application.

We have more ‘technical’ awards.

The next Slammy is for Insult of the Year and it is John Cena for what he said to Vickie Guerrero and Dolph Ziggler.

The winner for Tweet of the Year is Daniel Bryan.

The winner for YouTube Show of the Year is Z! True Long Island Story.

The winner for Facial Hair of the Year is Daniel Bryan.

The winner for Feat of Strength Award is Sheamus for hitting White Noise on Big Show.

The final technical Slammy is Betrayal of the Year and the winner is Big Show for helping John Laurinaitis.

We go to a video package for the John Cena versus Dolph Ziggler match.

The pay per view officially starts from the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Lillian Garcia announces that they will toll the bell 26 times to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Connecticut.

Your announcers are Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and John Layfield.

Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes have something to say. Of all of the loathsome ignoramuses spread across this country. Is there any form of life lower than the Brooklyn hipster? They are the unwashed masses.

Cody says that him and Damien are not pseudo intellectuals primping and prepping ridiculous facial hair looking like you just came out of bed.

Damien says that they are trying in vain to be cool, but fail miserably, just like their opponents. They will give the people something to talk about.

Cody says that they will become the Number One Contenders.

Damien says ‘You’re Welcome’.

Match Number One:Number One Contender Tables Match: Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara versus Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes

All four men start in the ring. Rey with kicks and forearms to Sandow followed by a kick. Cara with kicks to Cody and then Cara throws Rey into Rhodes for a head scissors to send him to the floor. Rey and Cara send Sandow over the top rope to the floor.

Rey and Cara with a double baseball slide to Sandow. Rey and Cara get a table and bring it into the ring. Rey and Cara hit Cody with the table. Sandow avoids the table and Rey and Cara with drop kicks to the knees. They hit Sandow with the table.

Rey and Cara set up the table in front of the turnbuckles and Cara goes up while Rey puts Sandow on the table. Cody saves Sandow and he punches Cara. Cody throws Rey under the ropes to the floor.

Sandow and Rhodes kick Cara while he is still on the turnbuckles. Cody punches Cara and Sandow punches him as well. Cody slams Rey’s head into the apron. Sandow sends Cara into the turnbuckles and Cody kicks him. Cody and Damien try for a double gourdbuster but Cara escapes and he sends Sandow to the floor.

Cara with kicks to Cody and then he goes up for the double jump arm drag. Cody hot shots Cara and then hits a Beautiful Disaster drop kick. Sandow sends Rey into the ring post. Cody kicks Cara and Sandow punches and kicks Cara.

Cody throws Cara to the floor and then Cody kicks Rey. Sandow punches and kicks Rey. Cody picks up Cara and puts him on his shoulders. Sandow sends Rey into the ringside barrier a few times.

Sandow gets a table from under the ring. Cody puts Cara’s leg between the steps and ring post and then Cody and Sandow use the table on the steps. Sandow sends Rey into the ringside barrier again. More tables are pulled out from under the ring and they are set up on the floor.

Sandow puts Rey on the table and punches him. Cody puts Cara on the table and punches him. Sandow and Cody go into the ring and they talk about how to go through the tables. Sandow is tripped by Rey and then Rey with a seated senton on Cody from the top. Rey with La Mistica on Sandow. Cody and Rey go over the top rope. Rey with a seated senton on Cody from the apron.

Sin Cara with a springboard cross body to Sandow followed by a head scissors that sends Sandow to the floor. Cara with a corkscrew pescado onto Sandow. Rey rolls Cody back into the ring. Cody tries for an Alabama Slam but Rey with a sunset flip and he sends Cody into the ropes. Rey with a 619 and Cody falls onto the table. Rey goes up top but Sandow crotches Rey. Sandow tries to wake up Cody and he gets him off the table. They hit Rey in the head with the table and Rey falls to the floor.

Cara with an enzuigiri to Sandow but Cody with a kick. Cody is sent over the top to the apron. Cara with another enzuigiri. Sandow sends Cara to the apron and Cara with another enzuigiri. Sandow pushes Cara off the apron and through the table on the floor to end the match.

Winners: Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow

After the match, Cody helps Sandow with the Cartwheel of Contendership.

Michael, Jerry, and John talk about the Shield getting their first match.

The Shield had some comments earlier today. They introduce themselves. They are the Shield of Justice. Ryback put WWE Champion CM Punk into surgery. He is reckless and dangerous. Punk is champion for 392 days and he is robbed of the chance to defend his title. They will give Ryback a taste of his own medicine. Seth says that they will feed Ryback more than he can handle. They will be the ones to finish Ryback.

They tell Kane and Daniel that they are not off the hook. They have the audacity to call themselves Tag Team Champions. A team never argues or doubts each other. They trust each other and fight together. They fight together and win together. Kane and Bryan are insult to Tag Team.

Reigns says that they just don’t like them.

Match Number Two: United States Title Match: Antonio Cesaro versus R Truth

They lock up and Truth puts Cesaro in the corner and Truth with a clean break. Truth dances and then he punches Cesaro and tells him USA. Truth wants to know ‘what’s up’. Cesaro with a kick and forearm to the back. Cesaro with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Cesaro gets a near fall.

Cesaro with a side head lock. Cesaro blocks a hip toss but Truth counters a hip toss with a rollup for a near fall. Truth with a rollup for a near fall. Truth with a punch and side head lock take down. Cesaro with a belly-to-back suplex to get out of the hold. Cesaro adjusts his neck and he kicks Truth. Cesaro with a forearm to the head followed by a head butt.

Truth with punches but Cesaro with a knee to the midsection and Cesaro gets a near fall. Cesaro with a modified Million Dollar Dream chin lock. Cesaro sends Truth into the turnbuckles and they go around the ring but Truth gets a second wind. Truth blocks on the fifth attempt and he sends Cesaro into the turnbuckles and connects with a clothesline.

Truth with a flying corkscrew forearm followed by a kick. Cesaro with the scissors kick but Cesaro kicks out. Truth punches Cesaro followed by an Irish whip. Cesaro with an elbow but Truth with a leg lariat and he gets a near fall. Truth sets for a suplex and he tries to turn it into a stunner. Cesaro with a European uppercut to the back of the head followed by the Gotch Style Neutralizer for the three count.

Winner: Antonio Cesaro

After the match, Matt Striker asks Antonio about the negative response. He says that he is an international superpower. He is the greatest United States Champion in history. By booing him, the people are booing their own country. They have no respect for their country, their fellow citizens, or themselves.

Tribute to the Troops is Wednesday and Michael Cole mentions that John Layfield is the man behind the show happening. We see some Touts.

Josh Mathews is with Dolph Ziggler in the back. Josh asks Dolph about the Ladder Match. Dolph says that Vickie through Vince McMahon has endorsed thievery. Cena would earn the same contract that he lost already. If Ziggler wins, what does he get because he has the contract. Ziggler says that he wants Cena to put his career on the line.

Maybe Cena loses his mind while he watches the rise of the star of 2013 . . . Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler says that everything changes tonight.

Miz comes out and he is dressed to talk.

We have a PPV edition of MizTV and it is time for some couches, director’s chairs, and end tables.

Miz says that you can take all of the subways, transits, and railways but you will not get the trainwreck that is Jinder Mahal, Heath Slater, and Drew McIntyre.

The 3MB make their way to the ring. Slater, Mahal, and McIntyre act like rock stars and mess up the furniture.

Miz starts to ask a question and Slater asks Miz how he can call them a trainwreck. Miz wonders how they can be called a band. Mahal says that they combine into a supergroup. McIntyre says that 3MB is bigger, badder, and better than Jay-Z.

Miz throws out a few reallys and the members of 3MB fire back with reallys of their own.

Slater says that the Rolling Stones wish that they could rock out like 3MB. Tomorrow night at the Slammys, they will perform live.

Miz congratulates them and says that we know when the bathroom break will happen.

Jinder asks everyone if they think that is funny. Mahal insults the Spanish Announce Team. They want to know what the announcers are saying. Slater tells them that you speak American in this country. Drew tells them to shut up.

Ricardo Rodriguez comes to the ring and he tries to stop 3MB from tormenting the announcers. 3MB put Ricardo against the ropes and Alberto Del Rio comes out and he goes after Slater, McIntyre, and Mahal. Del Rio with a belly-to-back suplex to McIntyre on the apron. Del Rio takes down Slater, but it turns into a three-on-one situation.

In the ring, they attack Del Rio but Miz helps out Del Rio. Del Rio with a savate kick to McIntyre and then he clotheslines Drew over the top rope.

Slater says that this is not how it is going to work out. Slater makes a challenge to Del Rio and Miz to find a tag team partner for a match.

Miz says that they will find a partner and the beating that they will get will be AWESOME

Kane is in the back with Daniel Bryan. Kane says that he wants to make sure that they are on the same page. Bryan says that Ryback is as difficult to talk to. He says that he cannot stand people who say the same thing over and over and over again. Kane says that it does not matter what Ryback says, it is what he does. Kane says that he knows about TLC matches. Bodies will be broken, but they will be the ones who will break them. They will feed Ryback Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns.

Bryan repeats yes.

Matt Striker is with Wade Barrett. Matt asks Wade how confident he is going into his match with Kofi Kingston. Wade says that he is supremely confident. He has already beaten Kofi on numerous occasions. The Wildcat has been unleashed. However, Kofi is a cat that does not have nine lives. He is a cat who will be neutered by the Barrett Barrage.

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