There have been some changes to the match card for Tables, Ladders, and Chairs. There are also plenty of rumors and predictions going around. So, let us take a look at what we could expect from the last pay-per-view of the year.
R-Truth & Carmella Versus Jinder Mahal and Alicia Fox
The Mixed Tag Team Challenge was a little hit and miss this year. The WWE came up with weird bookings and injuries plagued a lot of participants. This led to the final pairs consisting of Alicia Fox & Jinder Mahal and Carmella & R-Truth.
Surprisingly Carmella and R-Truth have enjoyed popularity since entering the Mixed Tag Team Challenge, so am I pretty sure they will take the win. Their “Dance Break” gimmick has been a hit with the Universe as well. This tag team could bleed through into the main roster for some time after their win.
Cedric Alexander Versus Buddy Murphy
Cedric Alexander is looking to regain his Cruiserweight Championship by defeating Buddy Murphy at Tables, Ladders, and Chairs. However, I do not believe this will be the case.
“The Juggernaut” of the cruiserweight division has brought a lot of attention to 205 Live. The outstanding match at WWE Super Show-Down and Survivor Series proves once and for all that the cruiserweight division stands for outstanding wrestling and that Buddy Murphy is here to stay!
Natalya Versus Ruby Riott
Natalya could be fighting the match of her career this Sunday, since she is facing Ruby Riott for the honor of her recently deceased father Jimmy “The Anvil” Neidhart.
Ruby has been taunting Natalya for weeks, mainly with some inappropriate digs about her father Jimmy. Considering the nature of this storyline, it is highly likely Natalya will take the win.
Sheamus and Cesaro Versus The Usos Versus The New Day
Once again, three of the finest tag teams on the main roster are facing each other for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship. The match could go either way, especially since each of the teams has held the titles at one point.
I believe The Bar might take the victory on Sunday. While The Usos and The New Day have many more years of tag team gold ahead of them, Sheamus’ career might not be around much longer due to a condition called spinal stenosis. He has been able to continue wrestling despite the condition, but the spinal stenosis will start to affect him more as he gets older. So, another title run for Sheamus and Cesaro could be wonderful.
Bobby Lashley Versus Elias
Bobby Lashley and Elias meet again in a ladder match this Sunday. The outcome could be quite straightforward though. Due to Elias’ popularity, he can easily take a loss at the end of the year. But Lashley may have more problems overcoming this loss. So, it is likely Lashley will take the win here.
Randy Orton Versus Rey Mysterio
Orton and Mysterio have both worked together and faced each other in the past, so this chairs match is familiar territory for the pair. It should be a good match, despite the lack of a title to fight for.
Rey Mysterio is my favourite wrestler of all time, so it is natural I want him to win. Unfortunately, the way Randy Orton is being built at the moment, it is likely he will be the one who comes out victorious on Sunday.
Drew McIntyre Versus Finn Balor
I am quite excited for the match between Drew McIntyre and Finn Balor, which is a solid booking. Unfortunately, I do not believe this feud will last for long. WWE wants to push McIntyre, so he will be the one to come out victorious.
McIntyre is one of my favourites at the moment, but that does not mean I don’t want Finn Balor to do well. Finn has been getting poor bookings and has taken the fall more than once over the past year, so I am hoping he can recover from another loss.
Ronda Rousey Versus Nia Jax
Rousey and Nia Jax could have been a big match, but the strong card for TLC has put this one on the backburner. It is unlikely that Rousey will take her first loss at Tables, Ladders, and Chairs; especially when there are matches with Charlotte and Becky Lynch on the horizon.
Seth Rollins Versus Dean Ambrose
While the feud has been one of the most talked about rivalries, the entire buildup and execution of the feud has been weird to say the least. That being said, I do expect a new Intercontinental Champion after this match.
Dean Ambrose taking the title from Seth makes sense especially since Seth could be the next person to take on Brock Lesnar for the WWE Universal Championship. However, I do not think a loss for Seth will be the end of this feud just yet.
Daniel Bryan Versus AJ Styles
The dream matches between Styles and Bryan continue at Tables, Ladders, and Chairs. Even though Styles has been a strong and dominant champion, it is extremely likely that Bryan will take the title on Sunday. Naturally, this could lead to some interesting future feuds!
Braun Strowman Versus Baron Corbin (Unconfirmed Match)
Strowman versus Corbin has been in the cards for weeks, an elbow injury could cause the match to be cancelled. Of course, there are some serious stakes, since a win for Corbin could make him the permanent general manager of Raw.
Hoping for the best, if Strowman can compete, he will beat Corbin. It will lead to some big changes on Raw, and another shot at Brock Lesnar for Strowman.
Charlotte Flair Versus Becky Lynch Versus Asuka
This is undoubtedly the match I look forward to most, although determining a winner is a little harder. Becky is insanely popular and so is Asuka, while Charlotte is backed by management (and still loved by fans).
If I had my pick, I would make Asuka the new women’s champion. I loved her championship reign at NXT, even though she was a heel. Becky could then be moved to Raw for a rivalry with Ronda Rousey. As for Charlotte, I think Asuka has some unfinished business as she was the one who broke her undefeated streak.