Welcome to Ringside News’ live results coverage for WWE TLC 2019.
WWE TLC is the final PPV of 2019 – and the decade – and it’s sure to be a fun car wreck ahead of the Christmas season, even though it’s possible the first WWE PPV ever to not feature a title match. The main event tonight is one of the few matches on the card without a stipulation, but it doesn’t need much more salt and pepper than it already has. I’m talking about The Miz Vs. The Fiend. After weeks of messing with Daniel Bryan, The Fiend turned his attention on The Miz and started toying with Maryse and Monroe. All that led to tonight, where the two go toe-to-toe in a non-title match.
There will indeed be two Tables, Ladders, & Chairs matches tonight, the first of which is between Roman Reigns and Baron Corbin, and the second is The Kabuki Warriors Vs. Charlotte Flair & Becky Lynch with the Tag Team Championships on the line. Both of these were good choices to elevate with the stipulation, because on their own they may have been dull affairs. That said, expect Charlotte and Becky to take the Women’s titles tonight, because we all know Vinny Mac has no respect for legit tag teams.
Speaking of which, the match that could very well steal the show tonight is a ladder match between The Revival and The New Day. These two teams will battle it out again, with the SmackDown Tag Team Championships on the line. The Raw tag titles will also be defended tonight in an open challenge, so there isn’t much more to say on that front.
Rusev will finally get his hands on Bobby Lashley tonight, after a month of being teased and having his chain jerked by Lashley and Lana. This match will be under Table rules, and it should be a real fun one….assuming WWE does the logical thing and has Rusev go over.
The only other matches announced tonight are Buddy Murphy Vs. Aleister Black, and Andrade Vs. Humberto Carrillo. TLC kicks-off at 6 PM EST with the pre-show, and we’ll have all the results here. Remember to follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and enjoy the show!
The WWE TLC Kick-Off show begins with the panel of Charly Caruso, The Coach, David Otunga, and Booker T. They run down the card and hype the WWE Network.
The panel discuss the TLC match for the Women’s Tag Team Championships and Booker T says this is his shuckey-duckey quack quack moment of the night. Booker says this match is his match of the year, and he believes The Kabuki Warriors will shock the world and win. Otunga agrees, saying they’re an established tag team.
— WWE (@WWE) 15 December 2019
We see a video package for the whole Rusev/Lana/Lashley storyline. Coach talks to Lana and Lashley and asks them if all the drama has been worth it. Lashley laughs and says of course it has been. He says we only see the drama and not the intimate moments. Booker T asks if Lana is holding Bobby back and he says she hasn’t. He says he hasn’t had any allies but now he does. Lana gets mad and says everyone attacks her at all times but she could fire back. Charly asks Lana what will happen if Rusev wins tonight. Lana mocks Caruso, saying she’s a wannabe Renee Young, doing Renee’s job because she got promoted. Lana rants on until they cut her off. Coach apologises to Charly, who says she never takes Lana seriously.
The Revival come up on the Kick-Off Show panel and rant and rave about how they’r the best tag team in the world. Booker says he doesn’t know and they challenge Harlem Heat to a match, saying they could beat them any day. They say they will win the ladder match tonight and prove themselves the best tag team in the world. Once they leave, Booker says he could have whooped them but he needs to set an example.
TIME. FOR. ACTION.
— WWE (@WWE) 15 December 2019
Humberto Carrillo Vs. Andrade W/Zelina Vega
This match begins and Andrade cracks Humberto with an elbow, then dodges a dropkick and hits a running boot to the face. Andrade puts Carrillo in the corner and attacks him, then whips him to the opposite corner and delivers a running knee for a one-count.
A big back drop from Andrade, then a taunt to the fans. Humberto builds a head of steam with a a springboard arm drag, then a second that sends Andrade to the outside. Carrillo takes to the top rope but gets distracted by Vega, allowing Andrade to shove him off and into the barricade.
Andrade gets Humberto in the ring and applies a hanging armbar over the ropes. Andrade breaks the hold at the referee’s count, then he takes a wristlock, before transitioning into a rear chinlock. Carrillo looks for an enziguiri but misses, then hits a hurricanrana to create some distance. Andrade runs for a knee in the corner but hits the buckles and flies over the ropes to the floor.
Back in the ring, Carrillo lands a flurry of kicks, then looks for a standing moonsault but Andrade counters him. Andade looks for the running knees in the corner but gets dropkicked and rolls to the floor. Carrillo follows-up with a twisting senton to Andrade on the floor, then tosses him back inside for a near-fall.
Andrade takes the back but gets elbowed. Almas looks for a kick but gets caught up in the ropes. Carrillo hits a missile dropkick from the top rope for a near-fall. Carrillo goes to the top rope but Andrade punches him into the tree of woe hanging on the outside. Andrade hits a double stomp onto the apron, then slides him back into the ring for a near-fall!
— WWE (@WWE) 15 December 2019
“This is awesome” chant from the crowd. Andrade’s eye is badly cut and bleeding. Andrade counters a suplex attempt, then looks for the discus elbow but Carrillo dodges, Humberto kicks Andrade, then Almas connects with a big lariat and both men are down. Andrade goes up top but gets kicked and Carrillo climbs up with him. They exchange on the top rope until Carrillo hits a kick and they both fall.
Andrade hits a back drop into the turnbuckles, then hits the running knees in the corner for a near-fall. Similar to Raw this week, Andrade almost hits Vega and Carrillo looks to roll him up with a hurricanrana but Andrade sits down into it for a near-fall. Andrade hits a suplex, then climbs up top but Carrillo goes up and hits an inverted hurricanrana, followed by an asai moonsault for the win!
Winner: Humberto Carrillo
Quite possibly the best Kick-Off match ever, that was awesome; great action, good pacing, and logical. After the match Andrade blows-off Zelina Vega and leaves alone – terrible idea breaking them up, they’ve never been properly utilised and are far better as a team.
Back with Kick-Off panel and they show us a video package for The Miz Vs. Bray Wyatt. They discuss what it must like to be The Miz right now, in a difficult position between protecting his family and fighting a monster.
Aleister Black cuts a promo about beating Buddy Murphy with a Black Mass and making him fade to black. The panel talk about how impressive Murphy is, but that he’s facing a really difficult task in Aleister Black.
The panel run down the card one last time, and that’s the end of the Kick-Off show.
OH HELL YEAH!
— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) 15 December 2019