The last pay per view of the year and for the wrestlers who aren’t already on the injured list, let’s hope they make it out of this pay per view unscathed. There has been some really good storylines headed into TLC and I think we will see some great matches. So let’s take a look at the card and make some predictions.
Mixed Match Challenge Final
The Fabulous Truth, R-Truth and Carmella will take on Jinder Mahal and Alicia Fox for the right to be called Mixed Match challenge winners. I have enjoyed the pairing of R-Truth and Carmella, especially their dance breaks. I have a feeling that Jinder and Fox will pick up the victory though. But I’m going against my instincts in this one and picking the Fabulous Truth.
Gohomepwb.com pick: The Fabulous Truth
Cruiserweight Championship Match
Buddy Murphy will put his Cruiserweight championship on the line against Cedric Alexander. These two always have great matches and think this will be a pick em for the winner. I think the title needs to stay on a heel for a while longer, until Mustafa Ali gets the nod to be champ. So I think Murphy will remain champion.
Gohomepwb,com pick: Buddy Murphy
Randy Orton vs Rey Mysterio
Orton and Mysterio bring their rivalry to TLC in chairs match. Rey Mysterio got the better of Orton at Crown Jewel and he was able to put a beating on him at Smackdown Tuesday night. I think this match will be a good one, but to me a very predictable one. Orton will get the win.
Gohomepwb.com pick: Randy Orton
Natalya vs Ruby Riott
The leader of the Riott Squad will take on Natalya in a tables match this Sunday. Ruby has been getting the better of Natalya in recent weeks in a very personal storyline. Ruby has been taking shots at Natalya at the expense of her recently deceased father, WWE legend Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart. I hope Natalya gets her revenge and gives Ruby a physical receipt.
Gohomepwb.com pick: Natalya
Bobby Lashley vs Elias
A guitar will hang above the ring in this ladder match. Elias and Bobby Lashley have had a budding rivalry lately. On Monday night Elias was pinned by Lio Rush. I look for Elias to one, have a great song lined up for Lashley and two, get his revenge on Lashley and Rush via the guitar hanging above the ring.
Gohomepwb.com pick: Elias
Finn Balor vs Drew McIntyre
I wouldn’t be surprised to see this match turn into a triple threat. If not a triple threat, then at least some type of involvement from Dolph Ziggler. Balor was not at RAW Monday night, but McIntyre was. McIntyre spent a lot of time talking about how no one stays undefeated forever. I think somehow, someway Balor will win this match in my upset of the night prediction.
Gohomepwb.com pick: Finn Balor
Smackdown Tag Team Championship
This is the gohomepwb.com official pick for show stealer of the night. Not only are the three best tag teams in the WWE in one match, it’s a title match! I think we are going to see a new champion crowned in this one and I personally think the Uso’s will get the win. After this match, it would be nice to see some new tag teams challenge The Uso’s for the titles.
Gohomepwb.com pick: The Uso’s
Braun Strowman vs Baron Corbin
A TLC match between Strowman and Corbin. If Corbin wins he will be permanent RAW general manager. No way Corbin wins and as a matter of fact I think this will be a squash match. I think they will tease a no show by Strowman, but when he does show… look out! Bring back Kurt Angle as RAW general manager already.
Gohomepwb.com pick: Braun Strowman
Intercontinental Championship Match
In one of the most heated rivalries in recent memory, former Shield brothers Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins will do battle. I have a feeling Ambrose may win this one. I think Rollins will be pushed into the Universal title picture after TLC. So getting the title off of him at TLC makes sense. But RAW storylines haven’t made much sense lately and I think Rollins will win.
Gohomepwb.com pick: Seth Rollins
RAW Women’s Championship
Ronda Rousey, who is undefeated since joining WWE, will take on Nia Jax. RAW has booked Jax to look really weak lately. It’s kind of weird that they do that considering she blasted Becky Lynch and broke her face with one punch. They could have really built off that and made Nia look like somebody who could legitimately knock out Rousey. But RAW writers dropped the ball with it. It wouldn’t make sense for Rousey to lose at this point, and I don’t think she will.
Gohomepwb.com pick: Ronda Rousey
Smackdown Women’s Championship
Eeeeeeekkk! I’m am super pumped for this match. I think it will be violent and captivating. Three of the top women wrestlers in the entire industry will go to war in a tables, ladders and chairs match. If the Smackdown tag team title match doesn’t steal the show, this one certainly will. As for the winner, I am leaning towards Charlotte. Becky’s injury came at a really bad time and I think it slowed her momentum. The best way to get it back is to have her chase a great heel like Charlotte.
Gohomepwb.com pick: Charlotte
WWE Championship Match
Daniel Bryan will defend his WWE title for the first time since winning it against AJ Styles. Styles invoked his contractual rematch and I personally think AJ’s days as WWE champion are over. I don’t foresee AJ winning his championship back. As a matter of fact I think he will be a RAW superstar at the next superstar shake up. Bryan wins this one, but not clean. Probably setting up one more match at the Royal Rumble.
Gohomepwb.com pick: Daniel Bryan