By Kerby Rodriguez
The final WWE PPV event of the year (and the decade) is here; WWE TLC takes place This Sunday and WWE has found themselves in a weird position for this one championship wise. Of course we know Brock Lesnar is for sure not gonna work TLC so the WWE Championship is out of the picture but then it gets interesting with the Universal Title as Bray Wyatt will be competing as his “normal” self and not defending it. Meanwhile, Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch has found herself on the Tag Team Division and will be challenging for the Women’s Tag Team Championship. So three top championships will not be defended on the and yet somehow WWE has built an interesting card that you can look forward to so props to them on that front. So let’s dissect the betting odds and predicts the winners for Sunday’s events that will definitely not be about Tender Loving Care instead it’ll be about Tables, Ladders and Chairs.
The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka and Kairi Sane) (c) vs. Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair – Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
As mentioned before Lynch has found herself in the Women’s Division and it’s not for the worst to be honest. This is actually the most important the Women’s Tag Team Titles have felt since the titles were introduced in February. At last year’s TLC event Asuka, Flair and Becky had what I considered my match of the year for 2018 (a TLC Match for the Smackdown Women’s Championship) so adding Sane to the mix can only better, and perhaps top, what we saw last year. Odds favor The Kabuki Warriors (-220) and it makes sense. I don’t think they’re planning on keeping Lynch in the tag team division especially with Wrestlemania season starting next month and I don’t think the partnership with Charlotte will actually survive this match. I’m all for Asuka and Kairi to continue to dominate and perhaps find themselves at a big scenario come ‘Mania.
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Bray Wyatt (“Normal Version) vs. The Miz
How much of a safe bet is Bray Wyatt currently? The odds favor him (-1300) over his opponent The Miz (+600) and of course they should. This is a non-title match that has been built well but is also a placeholder to drag out the story of Wyatt and Daniel Bryan (whom we still haven’t seen since THE FIEND dragged him under the ring 3 weeks ago). The Miz and Wyatt have done a great job building for this one but I will be surprised if Miz gets the win over perhaps the most protected champion in the company right now.
Roman Reigns vs. Baron Corbin – Tables, Ladders and Match
Look it’s time to admit it; Baron Corbin is a really good heel. He’s good in the spot he is and in my book this match should be for a championship (perhaps the Intercontinental Championship) especially because I hate TLC Matches that have to be won by pin fall (you’re removing the Ladder Match aspect for gods sake!). The odds favor Roman Reigns (-850) over Corbin (+450) and if this were any other PPV event I would say Corbin could be the wild card and take the win but as mentioned before Wrestlemania season is looming, The Royal Rumble is 6 weeks away and Reigns is an odds in favorite to win it so let’s put a cap on this feud and send it to pasture. Reigns for the win.
That’ll do it for WWE TLC and for this year of WWE PPV events. As always you can join me Sunday on twitter (@its_kerby) to discuss the event via live tweet and subscribe to The Wrestling Space on YouTube for more wrestling content.