WWE TLC PPV Results
December 14, 2014
Report by: Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
The show opens with a video package highlighting matches tonight including John Cena vs. Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt.
We go live to Cleveland where a huge display of pyro goes off. Michael Cole is the first to welcome us to the show.
Dolph Ziggler is out first to kick off the show.
WWE Intercontinental Championship – Ladder Match
Luke Harper (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
Lilian Garcia introduced the challenger Dolph Ziggler and champion Luke Harper. Ziggler got a big hometown pop from the crowd in Cleveland tonight.
Luke Harper avoids a superkick early. Both bail to grab ladders sliding them under the bottom rope inside the ring. Harper launches Ziggler face first into a ladder at ringside. Harper then tosses Ziggler into the timekeepers area. Harper sets up a big ladder under the title inside the ring. Ziggler pushes it over to cut Harper off, but Harper lands and then drops Ziggler with a big boot. Harper sets up a ladder across the ring apron and announce table. Harper plants Ziggler with a spinning side slam on the outside. Harper sets up another ladder in the ring. Ziggler again cuts him off, but Harper sends Ziggler face first into the ladder. Harper then pushes the ladder over and it bounces off the head of Ziggler. Ziggler climbs up the top turnbuckle and tries using the ladder, but Harper kicks him off and Ziggler crashes on the outside. Harper attempts a suicide dive, but Ziggler gets a ladder up! Harper crashes into the ladder and then lands shoulder first on another on the outside! Ziggler quickly sets up a ladder inside the ring, climbs and Harper cuts him off. Ziggler kicks Harper away, gets his hand on the title and Harper pushes the ladder overs as Ziggler crashes into the ropes. Ziggler catches Harper with a big dropkick. Harper catches Ziggler during a Fameasser attempt.
Harper powerbombs Ziggler spine first over a ladder in the corner! The cameras zoom in on the body of Ziggler who is filled with marks and welts all over his back. Harper puts a ladder over the chest of Ziggler and catapults him into the second rope. Ziggler is busted open. A WWE doctor starts attending to Ziggler. Ziggler sees Harper climbing up the ladder in the ring. Ziggler slides in and jumps up with Harper. Ziggler with big rights. Both fall off the ladder. Ziggler counters a powerbomb and drops the face of Harper over a ladder. Ziggler sets up the ladder. Harper cuts him off. Ziggler jumps off and catches Harper with a DDT. Ziggler uses another ladder as a shield as Harper hits him with one. Harper catches Ziggler clean with the ladder. Harper keeps swinging and Ziggler catches Harper with a quick superkick. Ziggler catches Harper with a big shot and Harper falls back first on the ladder over the ring apron and announce table. Ziggler climbs up the ladder in the ring. Harper pushes the ladder over and Ziggler comes crashing down. Ziggler uses one ladder to bridge to the other catching Harper. Ziggler is climbing and Harper with kidney shots. Harper sets up the other ladder. Ziggler catches him with a superkick! Harper is down. Ziggler reaches up and grabs the title.
Winner and new WWE Intercontinental Champion: Dolph Ziggler
After the match, Dolph Ziggler celebrates at ringside with the title.
WWE Tag Team Championships Match
The Miz and Damien Mizdow (c’s) vs. The Usos
We start with The Miz and Jey Uso. Jey with early pin attempts on Miz. Tag to Jimmy Uso as Miz quickly rolls out. A loud “WE WANT MIZDOW” chant breaks out. Miz works over Jimmy in the corner. Jimmy with a quick takedown and rights. Jimmy with a few chops. Tag to Jey who assists in a double vertical suplex on Miz. Mizdown jumps in flipping up in the corner doing his stunt work. Miz with a quick DDT on Jey. Miz teases a tag to Mizdow. Jey with a quick roll up, Miz kicks out and drops Jey with a clothesline. Jey catches Miz with a big kick to the head. Hot tag to Jimmy who drops Miz with clotheslines. Jimmy with a corner splash to Miz, but Miz fires back with a big boot thanks to a distraction by Mizdow. Jimmy catches Miz coming off the top and Mizdow breaks up the pinfall. Miz with the Skull Crushing Finale on Jey. Jimmy counters a Figure Four by Miz into single leg Boston Crab. Miz gets to the bottom rope to break it up. Miz with a big left, Jimmy avoids the Skull Crushing Finale and lands a superkick. Jimmy goes up top and Miz rolls out. Miz and Mizdow grabs the titles and ringside and go to leave. Jimmy with a splash catching Mizdow. Miz hits Jimmy with a Slammy at ringside.
Winners via DQ: The Usos
Winners and still WWE Tag Team Champions: The Miz and Damien Mizdow
Backstage, Byron Saxton is with Seth Rollins. Rollins said John Cena is going to pay starting tonight. He said the beauty of tonight is he doesn’t have to pin or submit Cena. Rollins said all he has to do is put him through a table.
Steel Stairs Match
Big Show vs. Erick Rowan
Erick Rowan with shots to Big Show in the corner including a big side kick that dropped Big Show. Big Show with a big boot to the gut and scoop slam on Rowan on the outside. Big Show sends Rowan shoulder first into steel steps at ringside. Rowan kicks steel steps back into the chest of Big Show who propped them up ont he ring apron. Rowan stacks steel steps on top of each other in the entrance area. Big Show with another kick to the gut and sends Rowan into the steel ring post. Big Show with a big chest chop to Rowan. Big Show tosses steel steps on top of the announce table. Big Show picks up the steps and drives them into the ribs of Rowan. Back in the ring, Big Show props steel steps in the corner. Rowan with elbows. Big Show sends Rowan face first off the stairs in the corner. Another shot to the steps on Rowan and Big Show follows with a quick clothesline. Rowan with some rights, picks up Big Show and scoop slams him over the steel steps! Rowan picks up the other steel steps, climbs up to the second rope and jumps dropping the steps. Big Show moved and it appears the stairs bounced back hitting Rowan in the shoulder. On the outside, Big Show charges at Rowan and Rowan crashes through the steel steps he setup earlier! Back in the ring, Big Show picks up one of the steel steps and eats a kick from Rowan. Big Show with a chokeslam on Rowan over the steel steps. Big Show follows with a knockout punch. Big Show does to pin Rowan, but then pins down Rowan using the steel steps and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Big Show
A video package runs hyping John Cena vs. Seth Rollins.
Back live, Paul Heyman is walking to the ring. Heyman remains at ringside.
John Cena’s No. 1 Contendership is on the line
John Cena vs. Seth Rollins w/ Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble
Cena and Rollins exchange rights and lefts early. Cena with a quick bulldog. Joey Mercury with the first distraction allowing Rollins to take Cena down. Rollins works over Cena in the corner with boots. Cena catches Rollins with a huge clothesline. Cena grabs a table from under the ring and slides it inside the ring. Mercury and Noble quickly take it out. Cena grabs another table, slides it in and again Mercury and Noble try to remove it. They get in a tug of war with Cena. Cena pushes them back into the barricade. Rollins cuts off Cena and puts a table on the top turnbuckle over the ropes. Cena has Rollins up for a powerbomb. Mercury and Noble hit the ring to remove that table. Rollins with a big DDT on Cena. Rollins sets up a table against the corner and works over Cena in the corner. Cena with his twisting planting bomb on Rollins. Cena connects with the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Mercury and Noble hit the ring and attack Cena. Cena kicks Rollins away and bails when Noble tries to run away. Cena drops Noble with a shot to the head. Cena grabs an exposed barricade and hits Noble with it. Cena next pushes Mercury away and then gets in a shot on Rollins as well. Mercury with shots to Cena at ringside to slow things down. Rollins with a big superkick to the body of Cena as Mercury holds Cena. Cena is sent face first into the steel ring post. Mercury and Rollins try to run a table at Cena. They crash it through a steel ring post instead. Cena fights back tossing Mercury into the timekeepers area. Rollins quickly sends Cena into the barricade. Back in the ring, Cena and Rollins exchange right hands. Rollins with an inverted DDT on Cena. Cena launches Rollins over the top rope. Cena rolls another table inside the ring. Rollins grabs the Money in the Bank briefcase and hits Cena in the ribs with it. Back in the ring, Rollins cracks the briefcase over the back of Cena repeatedly. Rollins sets up a table and taunts the audience in Cleveland. Cena has Rollins up. Referee bump. Cena attempts an AA. Rollins lands on his feet and kicks Cena in the head. Cena is sitting over the table chest first. Rollins is going up top. Cena with a huge right hand. Cena has Rollins up. AA through the table. The referee is still out. Noble runs in hitting Cena with a knee. Mercury rolls Rollins out of the way and clear out the broken table. Noble with rights to Cena on the mat. Mercury and Noble lift up Cena to the shoulders of Rollins, Cena with rights to Rollins, tosses Rollins out and tosses Noble into Mercury in the corner. Cena has Mercury and Noble up for an AA. Cena with an AA on both through a table. Cena has Rollins up. Rollins counters falling to the ring apron and getting in a shoulder charge. Cena is now on the ring apron exchanging shots with Rollins. Both Cena and Rollins grab each other, fall of the ring apron and crash through the table.
The referee calls for the bell.
WWE referees are now in the ring discussing the finish. We see multiple replays of both men going through the table at ringside at the same time. The referee talks with Lilian Garcia. Garcia says the match must restart.
Rollins immediately attacks Cena kicking him out of the ring and then splashes over Cena through the ropes. Cena with an AA on Rollins over the announce table and the table doesn’t break. Back in the ring, Cena sets up a table near the corner. Big Show is walking out and gets inside the ring. Big Show with a big body shot to Cena.
Big Show starts choking Cena when the music of Roman Reigns hits. Reigns is walking down through the crowd and jumps over the barricade. Reigns attacks Big Show with big rights. Reigns with his Superman Punch on Big Show and then spears Big Show through a table! Rollins misses a briefcase shot. Reigns with a Superman on Rollins. Cena with an AA on Rollins through a table to get the win.
Winner: John Cena
After the match, Michael Cole, JBL and Jerry Lawler discuss how Brock Lesnar will defend the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against John Cena at the Royal Rumble PPV on 1/25 live in Philadelphia. An official graphic hits the ring to plug the match.
Backstage, Byron Saxton is with WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella and Brie Bella. Brie said they have had problems, but blood is thicker than water. She calls AJ Lee a phony and that she will never come between them.
WWE Divas Championship Match
Nikki Bella (c) w/ Brie Bella vs. AJ Lee
AJ Lee with shots on both Nikki Bella and Brie Bella at ringside. Back in the ring, AJ kicks Nikki away. Nikki plants her with a quick spinebuster. Nikki drops AJ over her knee. Nikki drives a knee into the back of AJ and keeps her grounded. Nikki continues to keep AJ grounded pulling back on her head. AJ breaks free and gets a front choke applied. Nikki breaks it up sending AJ to the corner. AJ with a roll up from the corner for a two count. Double clothesline. AJ with a Lou Thesz Press and right hands. AJ with a quick neckbreaker on Nikki for another two count. AJ gets her knees up in the corner catching Nikki and follows with a tornado DDT. AJ drops Nikki face first on the mat and gets yet another two count. Brie puts Nikki’s foot up on the bottom rope during a pinfall. The referee sends Brie to the back. AJ is yelling at Brie to leave. The referee is distracted allowing Nikki to spray some hairspray in the face of AJ. Nikki drops AJ over his shoulders, hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.
Winner and still WWE Divas Champion: Nikki Bella
Backstage, Tom Phillips is with Roman Reigns. Reigns said he told the whole world he would be back. He officially declares himself for the Royal Rumble match.
Kane vs. Ryback
Both Kane and Ryback grab steel chairs to start the match. Both swing and drop the chairs. Kane avoids a chair shot from Ryback, grabs a chair and cracks it over his back. Ryback sends Kane into a corner where a chair was setup. Ryback bounces Kane off the ring repeatedly and then connects with a quick body splash. Ryback goes up to the second rope and repeatedly connects with a body splash over Kane. Ryback puts a chair over Kane, goes up to the top rope, jumps and Kane gets his knees up using the chair. Ryback starts coughing in pain. Kane puts a chair over the top turnbuckle and connects with snake eyes on Ryback off the chair. Kane with shots to the ribs of Ryback using a chair in the corner. Kane props Ryback up in the corner and Ryback fights back with a kick. Kane with rib shots using the steel chair. Ryback then kicks the chair in the face of Kane. Kane then catches Ryback with a quick uppercut. Ryback with a belly-to-belly suplex to slow things down with Kane. Kane grabs a chair and starts cracking it over the body of Ryback repeatedly. Kane tosses tons of steel chairs inside the ring that were setup at ringside. Kane sets up two chairs and Ryback with a spinebuster on Kane through the chairs! Kane launches a chair into the face of Ryback as he charged in and follows with a quick chokeslam. Ryback kicks out after two. Ryback connects with his Meat Hook clothesline on Kane. Ryback has Kane up and connects with Shell Shocked. Ryback hooks the leg and gets the win.
A plug for “WWE Week” on the USA Network this week airs.
WWE United States Championship Match
Rusev (c) w/ Lana vs. Jack Swagger
Lana went to cut a promo when Jack Swagger’s music cut her off.
The bell rings and Swagger with big rights early. Swagger plants Rusev near the corner, tries to throw his bad ankle off the steel ring post and Rusev pushes Swagger away. Swagger drops Rusev with a quick clothesline and follows with a corner splash. Swagger drops Rusev again this time with a big boot. Swagger gets the Patriot Lock applied. Rusev fights out and tries to lock on the Camel Clutch. Swagger is trying to prevent it and Rusev is dropping some big blows. Swagger gets to the bottom rope to break it up. Rusev pulls Swagger to the middle of the ring and Rusev gets the Camel Clutch applied again. Rusev is pulling back. Swagger looks to pass out. The referee checks on Swagger. Swagger somehow starts to fight back and out of the submission. Swagger fights out and gets the Patriot Lock applied! Rusev fights out and rolls to the outside. On the outside, Rusev catches Swagger with a big kick to the head. The referee starts the count. Swagger rolls in at 9, but Rusev drops him with another kick to the head. Rusev gets the Camel Clutch applied again. The referee calls it.
Winner and still WWE United States Champion: Rusev
After the match, Rusev celebrates with his title.
A promo for Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena at the Royal Rumble on 1/25 with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the line is shown. Back live, Michael Cole mentions that Roman Reigns has declared himself the first entrant in the Royal Rumble match.
A video package runs hyping Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt tonight.
Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt
Ambrose launches a ladder over the top rope at Wyatt to officially kick off the match. Ambrose tosses Wyatt back inside the ring and Wyatt quickly rolls out. Ambrose with a suicide dive catching Wyatt. They brawl over the barricade and into the audience. Ambrose with a headbutt. Wyatt then quickly irish whips Ambrose into a barricade. Ambrose jumps off the WWE Network panel table and takes out Wyatt! They brawl back to the ringside area and Ambrose cracks a steel chair over the back of Wyatt two times. Ambrose sets up a table at ringside and then pulls out two kendo sticks. Ambrose jumps in and stands over Wyatt who is staring at him. Wyatt sits up and is daring Ambrose to hit him. Wyatt goes for a chair and Ambrose starts to light up Wyatt with kendo stick shots. Ambrose with a Russian Leg Sweep on Wyatt using the kendo stick. Ambrose grabs a steel chair, jumps off the second rope and connects with an elbow drop over Wyatt using the chair. Ambrose sets up a chair near Wyatt, grabs the kendo stick and starts choking Wyatt with it sitting him down on the chair. Ambrose cracks the kendo stick over the chest of Wyatt. Ambrose goes up top, Wyatt catches Ambrose with a huge uppercut, Ambrose falls and crashes through a table at ringside. Wyatt has the kendo stick and starts cracking it over the body of Ambrose.
Wyatt props the kendo stick up on the top turnbuckle and sends Ambrose eye first into the stick! Wyatt rolls up Ambrose and gets a two count. Wyatt grabs a small ladder and knocks Ambrose down with it inside the ring. Wyatt drops Ambrose over a ladder. Wyatt grabs a kendo stick and starts choking Ambrose with it. Ambrose starts biting the stick to try and counter Wyatt. Wyatt cracks the stick over the shoulder of Ambrose. Wyatt sends Ambrose chest first into a ladder setup in the corner. Wyatt ends up splashing the ladder in the corner when Ambrose moves. Ambrose with splash and bulldog combo on Wyatt from the corner. Ambrose puts a ladder up on the top turnbuckle, stands on top of it, jumps and takes out Wyatt in the ring! Ambrose wraps up the arms of Wyatt in the ropes, hits the ropes and dropkicks him while still in the ropes. Ambrose with a leg drop over the back of Wyatt’s neck pushing him back inside the ring. Ambrose eats a huge clothesline from Wyatt after countering a Sister Abigail attempt. They brawl to the outside and Ambrose gets Wyatt on top of a table. Ambrose is climbing up a ladder nearby and sits at the top. Ambrose jumps dropping an elbow over Wyatt and crushing Wyatt through the table! Ambrose smiles picking up Wyatt. Ambrose puts Wyatt on another table and brings over an even taller ladder.
Ambrose drops another flying elbow and again crashes over Wyatt through the table! Ambrose tosses Wyatt back in the ring and Ambrose is now trying to recover after all the damage. Wyatt with a Sister Abigail out of no where! Ambrose kicks out. Ambrose counters a second Sister Abigail attempt into a close pinfall. Wyatt hits the ladder in the corner and Ambrose with his Dirty Deeds DDT for another close two count. Ambrose pulls a TV out from under the ring and looks distracted. Ambrose smiles and grabs a big ladder. Ambrose sets it up near the Spanish announce table and starts to clear off that table. Wyatt hits Ambrose in the gut with a steel chair and then cracks it over his back a few times. Wyatt with headbutts to Ambrose, puts the steel chair under his jaw, Ambrose blocks it and then drops Wyatt jaw first over a steel chair on the steel steps! Wyatt is coughing as Ambrose tosses him over the Spanish announce table. Ambrose starts climbing up the big ladder, gets near the top, jumps and connects with a big flying elbow over Wyatt crashing through the announce table at ringside! Ambrose pushes Wyatt back inside the ring. Ambrose smiles at Wyatt, blows a kiss, picks up the flat screen monitor he pulled out before, charges in, the cord pulls him back, Ambrose charges a second time and the cord explodes in his face with sparks flying up. Wyatt with Sister Abigail on Ambrose, hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
After the match, Bray Wyatt walks to the back as the show comes to a close.
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