The dust has barely settled from an explosive Survivor Series show a couple of weeks back, and yet we have already arrived at another go-home show on SmackDown Live. With TLC this Sunday, what surprises did WWE’s blue brand have in store, before their final brand-exclusive pay-per-view of the year?
This Tuesday’s show was headlined by Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton facing American Alpha, with the winners going on to face Heath Slater & Rhyno for the Tag Team Championships on Sunday; but the matter of the WWE World Championship also had to be addressed before Sunday.
Would James Ellsworth continue to be a thorn in AJ Styles’ side, or would this be the week where Ellsworth finally get his comeuppance?
#1 Bliss puts Becky through a table
SmackDown Live began this week with Renee Young in the ring, ready to oversee the Smackdown Women’s Championship match contract signing, between Alexa Bliss and Becky Lynch.
While not feeling anywhere near as prestigious as Raw’s Women’s Championship, the feud between Alexa and Becky has been good, and the fans seem invested in their match at TLC and are eagerly anticipating the outcome.
The build to Sunday’s bout continued with some verbal back and forth, between Champion and challenger, and was turned up a notch, when the inevitable brawl ensued and ended with Alexa Bliss putting Becky through a table.
Can Alexa get the upper hand again on Sunday and walk out of TLC as Smackdown Women’s Champion?