WWE TLC 2016 took place on Sunday, December 4th at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX.
– Bray Wyatt & Randy Orton def. Rhyno & Heath Slater: Slater and Rhyno’s tag titles are on the line in this one. Rhyno starts things off, which Mauro notes is the first time Rhyno started the match off since he started teaming with Slater. Rhyno hits a flying clothesline on Wyatt, then tags in Slater. Orton and Wyatt take control of the match against Slater, then Wyatt beats down Slater in the corner. Orton tags back in and hits a spinning powerslam on Slater, then he lets Wyatt tag back in. Slater gets the hot tag to Rhyno and Rhyno starts working on Wyatt. Rhyno hits a flying shoulder block off the middle rope, then he punches Orton off the apron. Rhyno measures Orton for The Gore at ringside, but Luke Harper pushes ORton out of the way and takes Rhyno’s spear. During the commotion Orton tagged in, and when Rhyno goes to set up Wyatt for the Gore, Orton runs in and hits Rhyno with an RKO instead. Orton pins and gets the win, and we have new Tag Team Champions.
– Dean Ambrose gives an interview backstage where he says there’s nothing easy about winning a TLC match. Ambrose says “horrible pain and suffering equals glory” and there are going to be hard times tonight. Immediately after, AJ Styles does an interview where he says knocking Dean Ambrose down isn’t the problem, it’s keeping him down. He says after some tables, ladders, and chairs tonight, Ambrose won’t be able to get up until after AJ has won.
– Nikki Bella def. Carmella: This one is a no disqualification match. Nikki goes for a powerbomb at ringside early on, but Carmella reverses it into a hurricanrana into the ring steps. Back in the ring. Carmella hits a vertical suplex then starts working on Nikki’s knee. Carmella grabs a Kendo stick from under the ring and starts beating Nikki with it. Nikki makes a brief comeback, but Carmella drops her again with kicks to Nikki’s bad knee. Nikki grabs a fire extinguisher and sprays Carmella with it, then hits the TKO for the win. After the match, Carmella cuts a promo on Nikki.
– The Miz def. Dolph Ziggler: The Miz’s Intercontinental Title is on the line in this one. The champion takes things to the outside early on where he drops Ziggler with a big boot. The Miz beats down Ziggler with a ladder, then drop-toe-holds Ziggler right into a ladder. The Miz attempts to powerbomb Ziggler into a ladder that’s leaned up against the ring, but Ziggler gets out and hits a tornado DDT on Miz into the ladder. Back in the ring, Ziggler slams The Miz into another ladder, then hits a flying elbow drop fora two count. Ziggler climbs ladder in the middle of the ring and tries to grab the IC Title belt from the ceiling, but The Miz pushes him off and Ziggler crashes into another ladder. Ziggler attempts a superkick, but The Miz grabs his leg and pulls him into a ladder. The Miz continues beating down Ziggler, then he goes up the ladder for the belt. Ziggler pushes the ladder and leaves The Miz hanging from the belt, then The Miz falls and starts selling his knee. Ziggler starts climbing the ladder, but The Miz powerbombs him off and onto another ladder. The Miz and Ziggler both climb the ladder and fight on the top of them. Ziggler headbutts Miz and sends Miz flying down to the mat. The Miz comes back up and hits Ziggler below the belt twice then pushes him off the ladder. The Miz grabs his IC Title belt from the ceiling to win the match. The Miz cuts a promo after the match calling Ziggler a loser and he dedicates his victory to Daniel Bryan.
– Baron Corbin def. Kalisto: Corbin starts off in control, but Kalisto quickly dropkicks him to the outside and follows up with a suicide dive. After some brawling at ringside, Corbin throws Kalisto into a pile of chairs, then back into the ring where he regains control of the match. Kalisto comes back with a drop toe hold on Corbin into a chair. Kalisto hurricanranas Corbin into another chair, then goes up top. Kalisto comes flying off with a senton splash onto Corbin onto a pile of chairs. Corbin rolls outside and Kalisto goes for a suicide dive, but Corbin catches him and hits the Deep Six on the floor at ringside. Corbin misses several chair shots at ringside, and Kalisto comes back with some kicks and hurricanrana off the fan barricade. Back in the ring, Kalisto lays a chair on Corbin and hits a moonsault onto it, but Corbin kicks out at two. Kalisto makes a pile of chairs in the middle of the ring, then goes to the top rope. Kalisto comes flying off, but Corbin hits him out of the air with a steel chair. Corbin follows up with an End of Days into the pile of chairs.
– Alexa Bliss def. Becky Lynch: Lots of back and forth action between Becky and Alexa in the opening minutes, with several near-table spots. After some brawling at ringside, Alexa throws Becky back in the ring and lays her on a table. Alexa climbs the turnbuckle, but Becky hops up and knocks Alexa down. Becky goes for a superplex, but Alexa fights out. Alexa knocks Becky down, then stands up the table up against the turnbuckle. Becky comes back with a series of clotheslines. Becky goes for a t-bone suplex on Alexa through the table, but Alexa fights out and drops Becky. Becky gets Alexa in the Dis-arm-her, but Alexa gets out. Becky lays a table across the bottom ropes, the drop-toe-holds Alexa into it. They start fighting on the ring apron, then Alexa powerbombs Becky off the apron through a table at ringside for the win. Alexa celebrates with the Women’s Title in the ring, while Becky tells an interviewer at ringside that she doesn’t want to talk.
– AJ Styles (c) def. Dean Ambrose: This one is the TLC Match for AJ Styles’ World Championship. Ambrose starts things off with a clothesline then stomps a mudhole in AJ in the corner. Ambrose and AJ start fighting over a ladder in the middle of the ring until Ambrose slams it into Styles’ head. Ambrose clotheslines AJ to the outside, then brawls with him up the ramp where there are plenty of tables, ladders, and chairs. Ambrose throws AJ over a table then hits him in the head with it, then he throws AJ into some chairs. Ambrose hits a vertical suplex on AJ onto a steel ramp, then they brawl through the crowd. Ambrose puts a trash can over AJ’s head then clotheslines him down, before throwing him back to ringside. Ambrose gets on the fan barricade and comes flying off of it towards AJ, but AJ catches him in mid-air with a dropkick. AJ then hits a flying clothesline on Ambrose up against the fan barricade. Ambrose crotches AJ on top of the fan barricade, then hits him with a chair. Back in the ring, Ambrose and AJ continue going back-and-forth with a ladder. AJ slams Ambrose on top of a ladder on the mat, then follows up with a knee drop to the head of the challenger. Ambrose comes back with a slingshot that sends AJ flying into a ladder and out of the ring. Ambrose throws the ladder from inside the ring onto AJ Styles at ringside. Ambrose grabs a table and starts setting it up in the ring until AJ rolls back in the ring and starts beating down Ambrose with a steel chair. AJ then side-walk-slams Ambrose onto an unfolded chair, and continues beating on Ambrose with chairs. AJ grabs more chairs from ringside and throws them on the mat. AJ unfolds four chairs facing each other and tries to suplex Ambrose into it, but Ambrose reverses and suplexes AJ through the four chairs. After a series of reversals, AJ suplexes Ambrose into a table standing up against the turnbuckle, and both men are down. Ambrose comes back with a lariat, then throws AJ out to ringside. Ambrose follows up with a suicide dive, then slams AJ’s head into the announce table. Ambrose sets up a ladder on the Spanish announce table, and lays AJ on the English announce tale. Ambrose climbs the ladder and comes off with a flying elbow drop on Styles through the announce table. Ambrose throws another ladder in the ring as AJ lays at ringside. Ambrose sets up the ladder and starts climbing, but AJ springboards off the top rope with a Phenomenal Forearm that knocks Ambrose down to the mat. Both men are slow to get up, then AJ attempts a Styles Clash. Ambrose reverses it and swings AJ into the ladder. Ambrose starts climbing the ladder and AJ tries to powerbomb him off of it, but Ambrose reverses into a hurricanrana that sends AJ to the outside. AJ drops Ambrose with a kick at ringside, then hops on the ring apron and does his patented moonsault into a reverse DDT. AJ lays Ambrose on a table at ringside, then climbs back in the ring. AJ springboards off the top rope and hits a 450 splash onto Ambrose through the table. Back in the ring, AJ starts climbing the ladder until James Ellsworth walks down the ramp and distracts him. AJ comes down the ladder and starts beating down Ellsworth at ringside. AJ goes for a Styles Clash on Ellsworth off the ring steps, but Ambrose breaks it up with a clothesline. Ambrose hits the Dirty Deeds on Styles on the ring steps, then gets in the ring and starts climbing the ladder. AJ climbs up the other side of the ladder and starts fighting with Ambrose, but Ambrose knocks him off and AJ falls to ringside. Ambrose is about to grab the title belts, but James Ellsworth pushes the ladder over and Dean goes flying through two tables at ringside! Ellsworth has officially turned on Ambrose. AJ gets back in the ring, climbs the ladder, and grabs his WWE World Title belt as Ellsworth cheers him on from ringside. AJ Styles wins the match and is still the Champ That Runs The Camp.