We are live on tape from Lafayette, Louisiana and your announcers are Matt ‘Tables’ Striker, Josh ‘Ladders’ Mathews, and Michael ‘Chairs’ Cole.
Edge comes out to the ring, but he is missing his wheelchair buddy Paul Bearer. Edge says that he is not going to lie. The last four weeks with Kane and Paul Bearer have been bizarre to say the least. They might have been the most bizarre of his wrestling career and possibly his entire life. Words cannot properly explain the bizarre nature, so he has made a video package and he has incorporated Yakety Sax (the music from Benny Hill). It ends with Paul Bearer being injured by Kane.
Edge says that actually happened. Edge says that he wishes that it never did happen. Edge says that people asked him why he did it and he says that there is one name to explain why he did it. That is Kane. Edge says that he has known Kane for over twelve years but he knows what Kane has been like since he was born. He says that Kane is evil. He terrorizes people, uses people, ruins their lives for his own amusement. Edge reminds everyone that Kane terrorized the entire Smackdown roster, blaming them for attacking the Undertaker but Kane knew that he did it. Then Kane used Paul Bearer as a pawn so he could bury the Undertaker alive. Edge says that he knew that he would have to get down to Kane’s level. He needed to be the one to fight fire with fire and face Kane at his own game.
Edge asks rhetorically if he went too far, and he is not sure. He says that the ends justify the means because he has gotten inside Kane’s head. The master of the evil mind games has been one upped. It will all be worthwhile on Sunday when he faces Kane in his match, a Table, Ladders, and Chairs Match. It will look like a tornado went through a trailer park when everything is done. Edge says that he will set up a ladder in the center of the ring and rung by rung, climb it so he can become a ten time World Heavyweight Champion.
We go to commercial.
Teddy Long is in his office and Edge enters. Teddy wants to know what Edge is doing. Is he trying to poke the bear. Teddy says that he doesn’t know if Kane will even show up this week. Edge says that if Kane does not show up he is ready for some other competition. Teddy doesn’t even know if Kane will show up at the pay per view. Edge says that he doesn’t want to win the title by forfeit so he asks Teddy what can they do if Kane does not show up.
Alberto Del Rio happens to walk into the office at this moment. Alberto says that Teddy wants to see him so he can apologize to him. If Teddy is looking for someone to destroy Edge, he is the man.
Rey Mysterio comes in through the other open door in the office and interrupts Alberto Del Rio and he doesn’t want Del Rio to get a title shot. Rey says that he deserves a title match. He says that he would like to show Albertito the type of bite that this dog has.
They argue in Spanish and then Teddy says that they all deserve a shot at the title. If Kane does not show up at the pay per view, Edge, Alberto Del Rio, and Rey Mysterio will be in a Triple Threat TLC Match for the World Title.
Rey doesn’t have a problem with that match. Alberto wants to know what is going to happen if Kane show up. Teddy decides to make it a Fatal Four Way TLC Match at the pay per view.
Alberto and Rey leave and Teddy tells Edge that if Kane does show up, that he hopes God has mercy on Edge’s soul.
We see highlights from last week’s Intercontinental Title Match between Dolph Ziggler and Kofi Kingston when Jack Swagger interfered to cause a disqualification.
Match Number One: Kofi Kingston and Kaval versus Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler with Vickie Guerrero
Swagger and Kaval start things off and Swagger with a front face lock and then he smothers Kaval in the corner before kicking him. Swagger with a punch to Kaval after the referee warns Swagger. Swagger chokes Kaval in the ropes. Kaval tries for a handspring cross body but Swagger catches him. Swagger pushes Kaval into the corner but Kaval with boots to Swagger when he charges. Kaval with a running spin kick and he gets a near fall. Swagger with a knee to Kaval but Kaval with a kick and a rana that sends Swagger to the floor. Dolph tries to interfere but Kaval moves out of the way and Kofi sends Dolph to the floor. Kofi and Kaval are not content with waiting for Swagger or Dolph to re-enter the ring so Kofi hits a tope on Swagger while Kaval hits one on Dolph.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Swagger and Dolph are back in control of the match and Swagger gets a near fall. Swagger works on the arms and then puts Kaval in an arm bar. We see footage from the commercial break to show why Swagger and Ziggler are in control. Ziggler pulled Kaval to the apron when Kaval tried for a springboard move on Swagger. We are back to the action in the ring and Swagger is also working on Kaval’s neck. Swagger with forearms and a boot to the midsection. Ziggler tags in and he kicks Kaval in the midsection. Ziggler points at Kofi before hitting the leaping elbow drop and gets a near fall. Ziggler with a reverse chin lock on Kaval. Kaval stomps on the foot but Ziggler kicks Kaval in the leg. Swagger tags in and he connects with an elbow drop.
Swagger goes for the double jump Swagger Bomb and gets a near fall. Swagger with an arm bar on Kaval and then he goes to a double underhook. Kaval with punches but Swagger keeps Kaval from making the tag. Swagger goes for a release German suplex but Kaval lands on his feet. Kaval tries to make the tag but Swagger stops him again. Ziggler tags back in and he kicks Kaval. Ziggler chokes Kaval with his boot and then in the ropes. Swagger tags back in and he chokes Kaval. Swagger with a forearm to the back but Kaval with a chop. Swagger with a knee and he tries for the Doctor Bomb but Kaval counters with a sunset flip into a standing double stomp. Kaval tries to get to his corner and he is able to make the tag.
Ziggler also tags in and hits a springboard clothesline and then hits a few chops and a drop kick. Kofi with a Superman punch and then he hits the Boom drop. Kofi says that it is over and he sets up for Trouble in Paradise. Ziggler ducks Trouble in Paradise but Kofi is able to hit the SOS. Swagger breaks up the cover and then all four men get into the ring. Kaval forces Swagger over the top rope and both men go to the floor. Ziggler tries for a rollup but Kofi escapes and then Kofi hits Trouble in Paradise for the three count.
Winners: Kofi Kingston and Kaval
After the match, Swagger helps up Dolph Ziggler after taking Trouble in Paradise, but it is a false alliance because Swagger punches Ziggler in the face. Vickie yells at Jack for hitting her man and Jack ignores the screaming and leaves the ring.
We go to commercial.
Jack Korpela is in the interview area with Michael Cole’s unofficial Man Crush of 2010, The WWE Champion The Miz. The Miz is with his manservant Alex Riley. Jack asks Miz about his match on Sunday in a Tables Match. Miz wonders why he is here tonight because he already beat Rey on Raw. Miz says that he is here because he is the most must see champion in the WWE. Miz says that he beat Rey on Raw. On Tuesday, he did a number of interviews. Wednesday he was the guest of honor at the Knicks game and was on Jimmy Fallon. Thursday, he was a VIP at the hottest club in New York. Tonight, he is on Smackdown to beat Rey again. Saturday, he will be on Tribute to the Troops on NBC. Then on Sunday. . . he is interrupted by Alex Riley who thinks Miz is doing the Twelve Days of Christmas. Miz gives Alex that ‘get out of my face’ look and Alex shuts up. Miz says that Sunday is the TLC pay per view and he is going to put Randy Orton through a table. Miz says that people are talking about him, not the people on Smackdown. Miz says that he is the present and the future and then reminds us that he is Awesome.
We go to commercial.
We are back with a new segment called Str8 Outta Brooklyn with JTG. He welcomes everyone. He talks about TLC and how in his neighborhood it means ‘Take the Loot and Seeya’. But in the WWE, it stands for Tables, Ladders, and Chairs. JTG says that Lebron isn’t doing the job in Miami so maybe they need a new King down there. He suggests that the King of the Ring, Sheamus should go down there but he mentions that Sheamus has a restraining order against the sun. He talks about how Miz says that he is the most sought after WWE Champion, but he says that Randy Orton might want to table that thought. He says that everyone should leave the TLC matches to the professionals because he heard that Justin Bieber fell off a ladder reaching for puberty.
We see Kelly Kelly and Kaitlyn talking in front of a mirror earlier this week and Kaitlyn tells Kelly that Tyson Kidd was wrong and she did a good job last night. Kelly thanks Kaitlyn. Kelly turns around and Drew McIntyre is there. Drew says that he saw the Slammys the other night and he was disgusted with what Tyson and his bodyguard said. Drew says that if he was there, they would be paying for what they said. Kelly appreciates Drew’s comments but wonders when they became friends. Drew says that now seems pretty good. Kelly says that she isn’t naïve and has seen what Drew does in the ring.
Drew says that what you see in the ring is not the real Drew McIntyre. He says that he fights for his life and he fights for the best and he fights to win. He says that he is a different person in the ring. He is just a kid from a faraway land looking to get to know Kelly a little better.
Kaitlyn comes back and tells Drew that Kelly has plans because it is girl’s night. Drew accepts that and suggests another time. Drew leaves.
It is time for another Cody Rhodes Grooming Tip. He says that the average person makes a series of bad decisions when it comes to their hair. When you wake up in the morning, you have several options. You can apply massive amounts of product in a failed attempt at style. You could do nothing, which is the worst decision you can make when it comes to your hair. He suggests that you could make a ‘dashing’ decision. You can blow dry your hair. Find a dryer that feels comfortable in your hands. The first rule of blow drying is to maintain a safe distance. He suggests six to twelve inches. This prevents your hair from burning. You should also brush and style your hair at this time. This gets rid of the moisture in your hair. Now you are ready to present yourself to the world.
We go to commercial.
We are back and the announcers talk about the busy week for the WWE on USA Network, including the two hour Tribute to the Troops special on Wednesday night.
We see footage from last week’s Master Lock Challenge where Cody Rhodes fell victim to the Master Lock.
Match Number Two: Dashing Cody Rhodes versus Chris Masters
Cody pushes Masters and then Cody ducks so Masters slaps Cody in the back. Cody with a slap to the face and Masters slaps back. Masters with chops and punches to Cody and the referee pulls Masters away. Masters with an Irish whip and then he press slams Rhodes. Masters with another chop and then he punches Cody in the corner but Cody pushes Masters onto the ropes. Rhodes kicks Masters from behind and hits CrossRhodes for the three count.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
Rey Mysterio is walking in the back as we go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Rey Mysterio versus The Miz with Alex Riley
They circle each other and then Rey gets the crowd behind him. Miz tries to kick Rey but Rey moves out of the way. They finally lock up and Rey with a single leg take down and he tries for a sleeper but Miz gets into the ropes. They lock up again and Miz with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Miz with a clothesline for a near fall. Miz with a kick to the back and then to the chest. Rey with a kick and tilt a whirl head scissors. Rey kicks Miz in the head and hits a baseball slide into the corner. Rey goes to the apron and he sets for a moonsault but Miz clips Rey and Rey hits the mat awkwardly. Miz with kicks to Rey and then when the referee deals with Miz, Alex Riley with a punch to Rey.
Miz with a baseball slide to Rey and it sends Rey into the ring post. Miz punches Rey and then gets a near fall when he returns to the ring. Miz with an elbow to the chest followed by a reverse chin lock. Rey with elbows and a snap mare but he runs into a back elbow from Miz. Miz misses a boot to the head and Rey with kicks followed by a drop kick to the knee and Miz falls into the ropes. Riley pulls Miz to the floor to avoid the hold but Rey with a baseball slide to Miz. Riley helps Miz up and Rey hits a seated splash from the apron on Riley. Miz with a boot to Rey and we go to commercial.
We are back and Rey kicks Miz but Miz with a leaping Side Effect for a near fall. Miz with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot from Rey. Miz catches Rey but Rey counters with a tilt-a-whirl DDT and both men are down. Miz punchers Rey but Rey punches back. Rey with kicks to Miz followed by a springboard cross body for a near fall. Rey with knees to the head. Miz avoids a round kick and he pushes Rey into the turnbuckles. Miz with kicks to Rey and the referee warns Miz. Miz sets up for and hits the Awesome clothesline. Miz goes up top but Rey with a kick that crotches Miz. Rey goes up and hits a Frankensteiner for a near fall. Rey with a drop kick to the back and Miz falls ‘there’. Alberto Del Rio trips Rey when he goes for the 619 and Miz gets a near fall with a rollup, but Alberto thinks that he has cost Rey the match.
Rey with a kick to Miz’s head and then Rey with a drop kick to Del Rio. Rey tries for the springboard dive and Miz gets his knees up and then gets the three count.
Winner: The Miz
After the match, Alberto Del Rio attacks Rey. Edge comes to the ring and goes after Del Rio. Miz attacks Edge but Edge returns fire until Riley pulls Miz out of the ring. Rey sends Alberto Del Rio to the floor.
Teddy Long comes out and he tells everyone to calm down. Teddy reminds Edge that he wanted action tonight. He also points out that Alberto Del Rio has been sticking his nose in Rey’s business. Teddy says that Miz hasn’t proven anything. That means that we will have a tag team match later tonight with Alberto Del Rio and Miz facing Edge and Rey Mysterio.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Michelle McCool and Layla are in the ring in their matching outfits. Michelle says that everyone is looking at the official protest of their tables match against Natalya and Beth Phoenix. They say it is not going to happen because it is barbaric. Layla asks everyone rhetorically if they want to see either of them go through a table. Michelle says that they don’t know what it means to be a Diva. She says that nobody in the back is a Diva. They say that a Diva is Flawless. The table match is off.
Natalya’s music plays and she is joined by Beth Phoenix and they have a Christmas present for Michelle and Layla. They bring it to the ring and put it against the ropes. Natalya says that neither of them is happy about being put through a table, but when did LayCool make the rules.
Michelle and Layla say that they run things. They point out that a Tables Match is not a match for Divas. Layla mentions that it is a man’s match and then Michelle says that if you look like a man and wrestle like a man, you should be somewhere else, like the men’s division.
Beth says that the jokes are getting old and she isn’t laughing at them. Michelle and Layla point out that they are laughing. Beth says that they were laughing six months ago when she got injured by them. Beth says that at TLC, they will make sure that Michelle and Layla will never laugh at them again.
Layla and Michelle say that Beth is too angry but it brings out her masculine side. They want to know how to be put on a table.
Natalya let’s Beth do the honors and they reveal the present of Michelle and Layla’s likeness on a table.
Michelle and Layla do not approve of the gift and instead of going to the table store to return it, they decide to attack the gift givers. That doesn’t work out that good and Natalya goes after Michelle while Beth takes care of Layla with a double sledge. Natalya kicks Michelle to the floor. Beth and Natalya set up the table and they try to double suplex Layla through the table, but Michelle enters the ring and pulls Layla to safety.
Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov are walking in the back as we go to commercial.
Match Number Four: Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov versus Chavo Guerrero and Tyler Reks in the Chavo Guerrero Runs Through the Roster to try to beat Kozlov and Marella Series
Santino and Tyler start things off and Santino with a side head lock and shoulder tackle but Tyler stays on his feet and he tags in Kozlov. Reks with a kick and uppercut followed by a slam. Kozlov traps the arms and hits head butts to the chest. Reks with a series of kicks to Kozlov and Chavo makes the blind tag. Chavo struts in and hits a drop kick for a near fall. Kozlov with a power slam and then he runs Chavo into the corner. Santino tags in and he punches Chavo followed by a hip lock take down. Chavo moves out of the way of the diving head butt and Chavo slams Santino’s head into the mat.
Reks is tagged back in and he punches Santino and hits a short arm clothesline and tags Chavo back into the match. Chavo with a kick but Santino with a split Stunner. Santino tries to swim through air to make the tag and he succeeds. Chavo with Latino Uppercuts but Kozlov with a boot and then he biels Chavo across the ring. Kozlov with an Irish whip but he runs into Chavo’s boots. Chavo goes to the turnbuckles but when he leaps off he is met with a head butt from Kozlov. Kozlov knocks Reks off the apron and then Santino demands the tag. Santino uncoils the cobra and he hits it and gets the three count with a rollup.
Winners: Santino Marella and Vladimir Kozlov
We are back and Matt Striker mentions that Ezekiel Jackson will be on Smackdown next week.
It is time for a look back at the Return of John Cena featuring the Slammy Awards.
We run through the card for TLC this Sunday, available on pay per view (or if you don’t want to buy the pay per view, follow the live coverage on PWInsider.com)
Match Number Five: Alberto Del Rio versus The Miz with Alex Riley versus Rey Mysterio and Edge
6:53 Edge and Miz start things off and they lock up. Edge with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Edge with a side head lock take down. Miz with a knee to the midsection followed by a forearm. Del Rio tags in and he kicks Edge in the midsection. Del Rio with a slam for a near fall. Del Rio with a reverse chin lock on Edge and then he knees Edge in the back. Miz tags back in and he kicks Edge followed by a punch. Edge with a back elbow and he tags Rey into the match and then they hit a double team wheelbarrow slam and Rey gets a near fall. Rey with a kick and forearms. Rey with an Irish whip but he misses a charge and goes shoulder first into the ring post. Miz with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall.
Del Rio tags back in and he kicks Rey and then knees Rey in the back before kicking him and getting a near fall. Alberto with his elbow in Rey’s back and then he goes for a rear chin lock. Rey with elbows but Alberto with a forearm to the back. Alberto throws Rey under the bottom rope. Alberto goes to the floor and he kicks Rey on the floor. Alberto rolls Rey back in and gets the near fall. Miz tags in and he kicks Rey. Miz chokes Rey in the ropes but Rey kicks Miz. Rey hits Del Rio on the apron but Miz with a drop toe hold and punches to Rey’s head.
Miz sends Rey into the turnbuckles and tags Del Rio back in. Alberto with a hard Irish whip. Del Rio with a knee to Rey and then he hits a sunset flip but Rey rolls through and kicks Del Rio. Both men are down and Rey crawls to the corner and he tags in Edge. Edge with a clothesline to Miz followed by a running forearm. Edge with a flapjack to Miz and then he sets for the Spear because he pulls his hair. Riley grabs Edge’s leg and distracts him long enough for Miz to recover and try for the Skull Crushing Finale. Edge counters with an Impaler DDT but Del Rio breaks up the cover.
We go to the back and we see carnage in the hallway. We see Kane walking away so it looks like after injuring his father last week, he is going to torment people he is not related to this week.
Back in the ring, Edge with a drop toe hold to Miz and Rey hits the 619 and Edge with a spear to Miz. Before the referee can make his count, Kane’s pyro goes off and even though Kane is not the fastest man in the world as he comes to the ring, Edge ignores his opponent as he waits for Kane to enter the ring.
Kane takes Edge down and he punches him. Miz and Riley head for the hills and Del Rio attacks Rey on the floor. Some of the wrestlers come from the back to try to break up the situation in the ring between Edge and Kane. There is a mass of humanity trying to separate Kane and Edge and they appear to have things under control, but that doesn’t last long. Kane and Edge start punching people so they can fight some more. Kane with a choke slam to Trent Baretta but Edge with a spear to Kane as we go to credits.
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