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Early Predictions for WWE TLC 2018

How this year's TLC PPV match card will look like?
How this year's TLC PPV match card will look like?
Kevin Cooper

As now the Survivor Series PPV is in the past, it's time for us to move on to the WWE's next PPV- TLC. The PPV will be held in SAP Center in San Jose, CA on 16th December. And as it'll be the last PPV of this year so WWE will try to make it as entertaining as possible after all we're talking about Table, Ladders, and Chair.

Thus far, only one match has been confirmed. Yes, at Survivor Series it was announced that Seth Rollins will defend his Intercontinental Championship against Dean Ambrose at TLC PPV next month.

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So, with pure speculations and some rumors let's see how this year TLC PPV match card might look like. Without further ado let's get started.


#8 Kick-off- AOP vs Bobby Roode and Chad Gable (Raw Tag-Team Championships)

I think Roode and Gable might come short beating Akam and Rezar for the titles
I think Roode and Gable might come short beating Akam and Rezar for the titles

AOP finally won their first championships on the main roster a few weeks back defeating Seth Rollins. And as the duo is now done with Survivor Series PPV they now need a new challenger to defend their Raw tag-team championships and right now on the Raw brand, there is no better opponent for them other than Bobby Roode and Chad Gable.

Also, be seeing how Roode and Gable are being carved as a team I guess WWE might be thinking the same to make happen. So, expect Roode and Gable to start a feud with AOP as early as this week on Raw. And as it'll be AOP's first title defense since winning them, I guess Roode and Gable might come short beating Akam and Rezar for the titles.

But still, if their match ends this way at TLC PPV, expect their feud to continue further.

Winner: AOP retains the Raw Tag-Team Championships

#7 Main-Show- Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs Rey Mysterio (United States Championship)

Expect the two men to officially start their feud this week on SD Live
Expect the two men to officially start their feud this week on SD Live

For Shinsuke Nakamura, it can't be said that the year 2018 has gone too good for him, although he may have won the United States Championship and also came so close to winning the WWE Championship too.

But as this year is coming to an end, Shinsuke Nakamura has slowly started to come up front. As the rockstar is now scheduled to face Rey Mysterio in a championship match at WWE Starrcade after his champion vs champion match at Survivor Series against Seth Rollins.

Also, Rey Mysterio is now done fighting with Randy Orton as the former has already started his feud with Nakamura in-house shows. So, I guess it won't be hard for one to figure out who's going to be Nakamura's next opponent other than Rey Mysterio. Expect the two men to officially start their feud this week on SD Live.

And though Nakamura has stayed in the dark for a long time, if he fights the master of 619 next month at TLC PPV, I'm afraid but I have to go with Nakamura as I don't see much chances for Mysterio beating Nakamura in their first encounter with the U.S title on the line.

Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura retains the United States Championship via DQ

#6 Seth Rollins (c) vs Dean Ambrose (Intercontinental Championship)

How could this year's TLC PPV take place without these two maniacs beating the hell out of each other?
How could this year's TLC PPV take place without these two maniacs beating the hell out of each other?

It's no secret to anyone that Seth Rollins will fight Dean Ambrose next month at TLC PPV with the Intercontinental Championship on the line as at the Survivor Series PPV the same was announced.

Although for weeks and weeks Ambrose is getting the upper hand on Rollins, no matter whatever the reasons are, when next month they will take on each other I can say for sure, both men will tear up each other apart so bad that their match might even end up in a draw as if both men fails to answer referee's ten-count.

So, I guess as it'll be their first encounter since their split-up, so, there isn't any chance that Ambrose will beat Rollins clean for the title. The only answer to making their feud going on is to ending up their match in a draw rather than making one of the two opponents win.

Winner: Ends in a draw due to both men not answering referee's 10-count

#5 Becky Lynch (c) vs Naomi (SmackDown Women's Championship)

I guess it'll be the self-proclaimed The Man Becky Lynch who will easily pick up a win over Naomi
I guess it'll be the self-proclaimed The Man Becky Lynch who will easily pick up a win over Naomi

Though Becky Lynch and Naomi have fought each other a couple of times, not after Lynch's recent title win. And inserting Naomi into the title picture right now would be a good move as there are not many top 'face female superstars have left on blue brand expect, Charlotte Flair.

So, expect Lynch and Naomi to kick-start their feud as early as this week on SD Live or maybe next week, be seeing the concussion Lynch is suffering from right now.

So, if the two women will battle each other at TLC PPV with SmackDown Women's Title on the line, I guess it'll be the self-proclaimed The Man Becky Lynch who will easily pick up a win over Naomi as I don't see any reason WWE extending this feud by making Lynch suffering a defeat from the hands of Naomi.

Winner: Becky Lynch retains the SmackDown Women's Championship

#4 The Bar (c) vs SaNiTY (SmackDown Tag-Team Championships)

Making Sanity The Bar' next challenger will be a good move for both teams
Making Sanity The Bar' next challenger will be a good move for both teams

The Bar became the tag-team champions for the fifth time beating The New Day this past month at SmackDown 1000, where Big Show turned heel and aligned himself with the Swiss Cyborg and The Celtic Warrior.

While the insane ones, SaNiTY is doing up very well thus far on the SmackDown Live since making their debut.

With the recent alliance of Big Show with Sheamus and Cesaro this past month, I guess making Sanity The Bar' next challenger will be a good move for both teams. As the two teams have already encountered most of the tag-teams currently present on the blue brand. So, it'll a good vibe for both teams and for the fans too.

So, I guess this coming week on SD Live the insane ones might step up to challenge The Bar for the titles. And if they battle at TLC PPV next month, The Bar is likely to walk off still as the champions from the PPV, possibly due to Big Show's interference.

Winner: The Bar retains the SmackDown Tag-Team Championships

#3 Daniel Bryan (c) vs AJ Styles- TLC match (WWE Championship)

To make things a little bit
To make things a little bit

more fresh

, inserting The Miz into the title picture would be a great move

The heel turn of Daniel Bryan this past week on SmackDown Live has come out of nowhere. Nobody would have expected Bryan to turn heel and win the WWE Championship defeating the champion AJ Styles for it.

According to the rumor, the heel turn of Bryan was decided just so Styles won't suffer another defeat from the hands of Brock Lesnar this year just like last year's Survivor Series. So, be seeing how things have turned out for Styles and Bryan last week, it's no secret to anyone that these two maniacs will take on each other next month at TLC PPV with the title on the line.

And as Styles and Bryan have fought each other a couple of times, I guess to keep things fresher the two men are likely to fight each other in a Tables, Ladder, and Chair match as it's the title of the PPV too.

So, if the two men will battle at TLC, I guess it'll be Bryan who will walk out of the venue still as WWE Champion as I don't think WWE will take the title off Bryan just yet. Also, to make things a little bit more fresh, inserting The Miz into the title picture would be a great move, be seeing his history with Bryan and Styles.

Winner: Daniel Bryan retains the WWE Championship

#2 Ronda Rousey (c) vs Nia Jax (Raw Women's Championship)

Nia Jax won the 30-Women Battle Royal in order to earn a future title opportunity
Nia Jax won the 30-Women Battle Royal in order to earn a future title opportunity

Ronda Rousey faced-off Nia Jax at this year's Money in the Bank pay-per-view where Rousey wasn't successful in defeating the latter as their match ended in DQ after Alexa Bliss cashed-in her MITB briefcase on Nia to win the WWE Raw Women's Title.

Also as you already know, this past month at WWE Evolution PPV, Nia Jax won the 30-Women Battle Royal in order to earn a future title opportunity. And as the Survivor Series is now in the past, so, Nia Jax is likely to receive her title match against Ronda Rousey next month at TLC PPV.

And this time it'll be hard for Rousey to defend her championship due to the new alliance of Nia Jax and Tamina. So, if the two women will face each other at the aforementioned PPV, I will probably go with Ronda Rousey as there aren't even slight chances of Jax defeating Rousey with the title on the line.

Winner: Ronda Rousey retains her Raw Women's Championship

#1 Braun Strowman vs Baron Corbin- TLC Match

I don't see a way through which Corbin can beat the monster
I don't see a way through which Corbin can beat the monster

From months and months, some friction can be seen building up between Braun Strowman and Baron Corbin. Due to the cheapshot pulled by Corbin on Strowman earlier this month in his Universal Championship match against Brock Lesnar, Braun Strowman has become blood-thirsty of Corbin

Also, at Survivor Series following the traditional 5-on-5 Men's Elimination Match Corbin once again attacked Strowman from behind making things worse for him.

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And as the Survivor Series is in the past now and Strowman was told by Stephanie McMahon, he can't lay his hands on Corbin until the Survivor Series PPV gets over, so, I guess this coming week on Raw we might see another match getting official for the PPV.

A TLC match between Strowman and Corbin at the TLC PPV.

If the two men will fight at the aforementioned PPV, I will probably go with Strowman who will win the match as I don't see a way through which Corbin can beat the monster, unless until he pulls out a cheap shot on Strowman once again.

Winner: Braun Strowman defeats Baron Corbin


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Edited by Nishant Jayaram

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