TLC PPV Relying On Only One Match

By Damian Seeto
Cena and Orton
Image from Randy Orton – WWE Universe Facebook

This year’s TLC PPV seems disappointing, because there is only one match that is worth watching.

You would think WWE would have had a stronger card for TLC, considering how abysmal Survivor Series was this year. They started off with a bang, announcing the huge John Cena vs. Randy Orton match quickly, but the rest of the card is disappointing.

First of all, they’ve booked two of the most popular stars in two separate handicap matches. CM Punk faces The Shield all by himself, while Daniel Bryan goes up against the the whole Wyatt Family. Handicap matches usually take place on Raw and Smackdown. Why would fans want to pay $50 or so to see their favorite wrestlers get beaten up? PPV should never feature 3-on-1 handicap matches, because they’re unappealing.

The other two matches are AJ Lee vs. Natalya for the Divas Title and Big E Langston vs. Damien Sandow for the Intercontinental Title. I’m sure both of these matches will be enjoyable, but they’re still only normal singles matches. For a PPV that is called “Tables, Ladders and Chairs,” I expect to see more matches involving weapons.

The past two TLC PPV events had been enjoyable because almost every match involved weapons of some sort. This year, however, only the Orton vs. Cena match will have weapons; not to mention WWE only has five matches booked for the event thus far. Talents like Rey Mysterio, Big Show, Cody Rhodes and more don’t even have a match at the PPV yet. It’s likely an unannounced match will feature on the PPV, but people usually pay for a PPV before the event starts.

Even though the main event is intriguing, this is only because it’s a TLC match and is for both the WWE and World Heavyweight Titles. If it was only a straight up wrestling match between Orton and Cena again, the PPV would look even more unappealing than it already is.

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