The second annual WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders, & Chairs came to you, live on pay-per-view, from the Toyota Center in Houston, TX.
For weeks, Edge has tormented Kane by abducting Kane’s father, Paul Bearer, and ultimately setting up the manager’s unintentional demise at the hands of Kane all in pursuit of winning the World Heavyweight Title and Edge, along with two other Superstars, would get that opportunity as Kane would defend the World Heavyweight Title against “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge, “The Master of the 619” Rey Mysterio, and “The Essence of Excellence” Alberto Del Rio in a Fatal 4-Way TLC Match!
After cashing in his Money-in-the-Bank title opportunity to take the WWE Title on a then injured Randy Orton to usher in the “Era of Awesomeness”, Randy Orton would get his opportunity to regain the WWE Title from the overconfident champion as The Miz would defend the WWE Title against “The Viper” Randy Orton in a Tables Match!
For months, John Cena had to suffer the indignity of being under the thumb of Nexus leader Wade Barrett and, after having no choice but to find himself fired from the WWE at Survivor Series, Cena made The Nexus’ life a living hell, eventually leading to Barrett rehiring John Cena and, at WWE TLC, John Cena would get to fulfill his promise to take out every member of The Nexus when Cena goes one-on-one with Nexus leader Wade Barrett in a Chairs Match!
After their intense rivalry began a number of weeks ago, Sheamus has a new heir of confidence after becoming the 2010 King of the Ring, but, at WWE TLC, the 2010 King of the Ring Sheamus would go one-on-one with “The Guru of Greatness” John Morrison in a Ladder Match with the winner being named the new #1 Contender for the WWE Title!
After Jack Swagger interfered in Kofi Kingston’s shot at the Intercontinental Title a couple of weeks ago out of “protest” over losing to Kofi Kingston the week prior, both Superstars would get their shot at the gold as Dolph Ziggler would defend the Intercontinental Title against Kofi Kingston and “The All-American American” Jack Swagger in a Triple Threat Ladder Match!
After bullying Natalya & Beth Phoenix to no end, Layla & Michelle McCool may pay the price as LayCool would face Divas Champion Natalya & “The Glamazon” Beth Phoenix in the first ever Divas Tag Team Tables Match!
- Intercontinental Championship: Triple Threat Ladder Match: Dolph Ziggler (c) (with Vickie Guerrero) def. Jack Swagger & Kofi Kingston to retain.
- First Ever Divas Tag Team Tables Match: Natalya & Beth Phoenix def. Layla & Michelle McCool
- WWE Tag Team Championship: Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov (c) def. Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel (with Husky Harris & Michael McGillicutty) by DQ after Michael McGillicutty interferes; Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov (c) retain.
- #1 Contender’s Ladder Match for the WWE Title: John Morrison def. Sheamus to become the new #1 Contender for the WWE Title.
- WWE Championship: Tables Match: The Miz (c) (with Alex Riley) def. Randy Orton to retain.
- World Heavyweight Championship: Fatal 4-Way TLC Match: Edge def. Kane (c), Rey Mysterio, & Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez) to become the new World Heavyweight Champion.
- Chairs Match: John Cena def. Wade Barrett by pin following the Attitude Adjustment through six chairs.
The show kicks off in a big way as the Intercontinental Title would be up for grabs, literally, as Dolph Ziggler would defend the Intercontinental Title against Kofi Kingston and “The All-American American” Jack Swagger in a Triple Threat Ladder Match where the only way to win is to utilize a ladder to grab the Intercontinental Title belt that hangs high above the ring! During the match, and with all competitors down, Dolph Ziggler’s girlfriend, Vickie Guerrero, would attempt to climb the ladder to grab her boyfriend’s Intercontinental Title, but Kofi Kingston would start to tip the ladder over, but Dolph would plead with Kofi not to, but Jack Swagger would blast Kofi with the ladder, allowing Vickie to get to safety! At the end of one of the most controversial ends to a Ladder Match in WWE history, both Kofi Kingston and Jack Swagger would battle atop the ladder in the middle of the ring and both men would simultaneously unhook the Intercontinental Title, but the title belt would fall to the mat and Dolph Ziggler would scramble to retrieve the title belt, technically retaining the Intercontinental Title!
Then it was time for the first ever Divas Tag Team Tables Match as the two-time Slammy Award winners LayCool would face Divas Champion Natalya & “The Glamazon” Beth Phoenix where the only way to win is for is to put one of your opponents through a table! During the match, Natalya would show her power as the Divas Champion would manage to simultaneously lock both Layla & Michelle McCool in the Sharpshooter! In the end, it was LayCool attempting to deliver a double superplex to Natalya through the custom table, but Natalya would counter and would shove LayCool onto the custom table, but when the table did not break, Natalya would dive off of the top rope to deliver a splash to send both members of LayCool through the table to win the match!
Backstage, World Heavyweight Champion Kane recalls not celebrating Christmas as a child and, while other kids were opening presents and building snowmen, he would sit alone in his house in the “dark” before stating that he feels the same way now as he is “alone in the darkness”! Kane then proclaims that, for the first time in his life, he is giving out “Christmas presents” as he is delivering Tables, Ladders, & Chairs and he is going to “play with his new toys” before destroying a Christmas tree and lights while screaming “Merry Christmas”! Can anyone stop an angry World Heavyweight Champion when Kane defends the gold against Edge, Rey Mysterio, and Alberto Del Rio in a Fatal 4-Way TLC Match?
On a night where their leader, Wade Barrett, would look to take out John Cena in a Chairs Match, Nexus members Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel would be looking to regain the WWE Tag Team Titles as Slater & Gabriel, with fellow Nexus members Husky Harris & Michael McGillicutty in their corner, would challenge Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov for the WWE Tag Team Titles! In the end, Michael McGillicutty would enter the ring and deliver a chop block to Santino Marella, resulting in a disqualification win for Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov! After the match, Nexus leader Wade Barrett would come to the ring with a steel chair in hand as Barrett would proceed to waylay both of the WWE Tag Team Champions with vicious chair shots to the spine in a clear cut message to John Cena! Will Wade Barrett do the same thing to John Cena that Barrett did to Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov?
Then it was time to determine the new #1 Contender for the WWE Title as the 2010 King of the Ring Sheamus would go one-on-one with “The Guru of Greatness” John Morrison in a Ladder Match with the winner being named the new #1 Contender! During a brutal and punishing Ladder Match, both Superstars would fall to the outside of the ring, but while John Morrison fell to the arena floor, Sheamus fell all the way through a ladder set up on the outside of the ring! Shortly after this, John Morrison would deliver one final, albeit vicious, kick to Sheamus before, injured knee and all, John Morrison would scale the ladder and retrieve the contract hanging high above the ring to become the new #1 Contender for the WWE Title! John Morrison now has a date with destiny to challenge for the WWE Title, but when will Morrison get his shot at the gold?
After leading an assault on WWE Tag Team Champion Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov earlier in the night, Nexus leader Wade Barrett, with Nexus member Husky Harris in tow, are heading to the locker room of The Nexus, but when they arrive, Barrett & Harris find Heath Slater, Justin Gabriel, & Michael McGillicutty strewn all over the locker room with a steel chair still under the head of McGillicutty and another chair wrapped around the shoulder of Slater! A distraught and unsettled Wade Barrett then orders Husky Harris to lock the doors to the locker room! Wade Barrett has all but lost his backup in the attack on The Nexus, but how does it affect the Chairs Match between John Cena and Wade Barrett?
Then it was time for the WWE Title to be defended as The Miz, with Alex Riley in his corner, would defend the WWE Title against “The Viper” Randy Orton in a Tables Match! During the match, and with the referee down and out, Randy Orton would attack the frequently interfering Alex Riley and put Riley through a table, but this would give The Miz time to recover and hit the Skull Crushing Finale on Randy Orton! Then, with the referee still down, The Miz would move Alex Riley out of the remains of the table before placing Randy Orton in the remains of the table and bringing the referee to and the referee would see Orton laid out among the destroyed table and would call for the bell for The Miz to retain the WWE Title! After seeing the replay of the end of the match, the referee would order the match to restart, but shortly after this, Alex Riley would knock Randy Orton off of the ring apron and through the table, earning The Miz the victory to retain the WWE Title! How will Randy Orton respond The Miz’s questionable retention of the WWE Title?
Then it was time for the World Heavyweight Title to be put on the line as Kane would defend the World Heavyweight Title against “The Rated-R Superstar” Edge, “The Master of the 619” Rey Mysterio, and “The Essence of Excellence” Alberto Del Rio in a Fatal 4-Way TLC Match where the only way to win is to climb the ladder and retrieve the World Heavyweight Title! During the match, and with all four competitors down, Alberto Del Rio’s personal ring announcer, Ricardo Rodriguez, would enter the ring and would try retrieve the World Heavyweight Title for Del Rio, but Kane would re-enter the match and would deliver a chokeslam to Rodriguez, as well as a chokeslam to Del Rio and another to Edge through a table on the outside! A little later on in the match, Alberto Del Rio would scale the monstrous ladder set up in the ring, but with Del Rio just moments away from retrieving the World Heavyweight Title belt, Rey Mysterio would push the ladder over with Del Rio flying from the top of the ladder all the way to the outside and through a table! Shortly after this, Kane would be the one scaling the ladder, but Edge would come back into the ring and attack Kane with a steel chair and Edge would send Kane to the ring apron before delivering a Spear to Kane that would send Kane off of the apron and through a table on the outside before Edge would proceed to climb the ladder and retrieve the World Heavyweight Title belt to become a ten-time World Champion!
“Dashing” Cody Rhodes would then make an appearance on the show and would berate the Houston population about “Irritable Jowl Syndrome” before Rhodes is interrupted by “The World’s Largest Santa” Big Show, who, along with The Bella Twins, handing out t-shirts and DVD’s of the movie, “Knucklehead”! Rhodes responds by telling Big Show that Show has “no dignity” before Big Show tells Rhodes that Rhodes is “too uptight” and that Rhodes should try running around in his “underwear”and Rhodes responds by saying that it is “ridiculous” that Big Show is starring in movies and he is not before calling Big Show a “Vanilla Shrek”! Big Show then offers Rhodes a role in “Knucklehead 2” and puts his hands on the expensive suit of Rhodes, which enrages Rhodes! Big Show would then respond by delivering a large backdrop to Rhodes before ripping the expensive suit of Rhodes right off of Rhodes, leaving Rhodes in his underwear!
Backstage, Nexus leader Wade Barrett and Nexus member Husky Harris are heading towards the ring, but when they get ready to walk through a doorway, Husky is met with a chair shot to the face by John Cena!
Then it was time for the main event as the 2010 Superstar of the Year John Cena would look to finish taking out The Nexus as Cena would go one-on-one with Nexus leader Wade Barrett in a Chairs Match where chairs are legal to use in the match that can only end by pinfall or submission! At the end of a vicious Chairs Match, it was John Cena setting up six steel chairs, face-to-face, and delivering a hellacious Attitude Adjustment to Wade Barrett through all six chairs en route to picking up the win! After the match, John Cena would chase Wade Barrett up the ramp, continuing to waylay Barrett with chair shots along the way all the way to the floor next to the staging area! Cena would then grab a hold of a large palette and slam it on top of Wade Barrett, trapping the Nexus leader as Cena would proceed to jerk about a dozen steel chairs hanging up as part of the WWE TLC set all on top of Wade Barrett, burying Barrett in chairs just like Barrett tried to bury the career of John Cena! What is the status of Wade Barrett after all of the steel punishment brought on him by John Cena? Has John Cena truly destroyed The Nexus and its leader?