The Shield vs. The New Day
Kofi and Dean start things off. Kofi with a waist lock and Dean with a standing switch. Kofi with a side head lock into an arm bar. Dean with a wrist lock. Kofi with an escape and Dean slaps Kofi in the face. Seth and Woods tag in and Seth with a side head lock. Woods with a reversal into a wrist lock but Seth punches Woods. Big E tags in and we have a battle of former NXT champions, but Rollins tags in Reigns before that can happen. Reigns and Big E circle each other in the ring. Big E with a waist lock and Reigns with a standing switch. Big E tries to power out of the hold but Reigns with a side head lock. Reigns with a shoulder tackle but it sends Big E into the ropes and he knocks Roman down with a shoulder tackle. Reigns with an elbow. Big E tells Roman something but Roman with a Samoan drop for a near fall. Kofi makes the blind tag and Roman kicks Big E. Reigns avoids Kofi and Rollins and Ambrose take care of Woods and Kofi. Dean, Roman, and Seth clothesline Kofi and Big E over the top rope to the floor. Woods is backed into the corner and Rollins kicks Woods. Ambrose tags in and kicks Woods. Roman tags in and he picks up Woods and hits a short arm clothesline.
Rollins tags in and he goes up top and punches Woods in the midsection. Dean tags in and hits a clothesline followed by a knee drop from Rollins and an elbow drop from Ambrose for a near fall. Woods lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex and Kofi tags in and hits a springboard chop. Kofi with chops to Dean and a drop kick followed by a flying clothesline. Kofi sets for the Boom Drop and he hits it. Kofi misses Trouble in Paradise and Kofi goes to the turnbuckles and Dean with a kick but Kofi avoids the double underhook DDT. Big E is tagged in and he kicks Dean. Woods tags in and he kicks Ambrose. Kofi tags in and they continue with the kicking. Kofi misses the drop kick when Dean moves and Kofi lands awkwardly in the ring post. Woods tags in and he stops Dean. Woods with more kicks to Dean. Big E kicks Dean. Kofi kicks Dean. Woods with more kicks. Big E sends Woods into Dean and he connects with a drop kick. Continue Reading
WWE TLC Kick-Off
Backstage: Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose were interviewed. Rollins said they were feeling good. Dean said he’s not in a good mood at all. Dean said he doesn’t know what Angle’s plans and motivations are but he’s not jumping into the kiddie end of the pool. It’s war. Rollins said he never thought he’d be competing with Angle. Dean admitted it was cool but said they were coming to burn everything down like Kamikaze pilots. They turned down the chance to give away their strategy but promised they had something up their sleeves. Ambrose said it was a four stage plan – tables, ladder, chairs, war.
Backstage: Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose came to Kurt Angle backstage. He said they wanted to do this 2 on 5, but he couldn’t allow that. He said he didn’t know how much he had left in the ring because it was the first time in 11 years but he would give them all that he has. They cut him off. They said they didn’t come to talk about why he is doing this, but to give him this – and handed him a Shield vest. Angle was all about that.
Kurt Angle & Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins vs. Braun Strowman & The Miz & Cesaro & Sheamus & Kane in a handicap TLC Match
Everyone began brawling. Team Angle began drilling everyone with chairs to drive them from the ring. Kane was left along and everyone beat him three on one with the chairs. It’s been all sorts of brawling with Team Angle in charge. They placed Braun and Kane on announce tables outside the ring and set up ladders. Rollins and Ambrose came off the ladders with splash through the tables with the idea being they were trying to take out the biggest monsters on the team. Rollins grabbed at his knee right away and Ambrose was taken out from the force of doing the move, leaving Angle trapped in a three on one situation against Miz, Sheamus and Cesaro. They drove a ladder into the ribs of Angle. They mocked the Shield and teased doing the triple powerbomb but Ambrose and Rollins hit the ring for the save. Cesaro smashed Rollins with a piece of the announce table. Continue Reading
Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose vs. Sheamus & Cesaro – WWE Raw Tag Team Championship Match
Cesaro and Sheamus take the early advantage after Cesaro slams Ambrose into the steel stairs outside by swinging him into them and began mauling him. They teased the idea he may have a separated shoulder but Ambrose said he was good to go and they allowed the match to continue. Cesaro drilled him with a big boot to the face. He worked over Ambrose for a long time, scoring a series of near falls. Cesaro tried to go for the Gotch Neutralizer but Ambrose slipped out and sent him hard into the corner. Cesaro came out of that with a bleeding nose. Rollins made the tag and came off with a Blockbuster for a two count. He nailed a pescado to the outside and tossed him back in, then nailed a Slingblade. The referee checked on Cesaro, which allowed Sheamus to Rollins. Really physical bout.
Sheamus tagged in and nailed a series of backbreakers. They had Cesaro checked out by medical officials before he returned to the ring. Cesaro tagged in and drilled Ambrose with a boot that knocked him off the apron. Sheamus and Cesaro began double teaming Rollins, who kicked up. Ambrose finally made the hot tag and cleaned house on Sheamus. He nailed a series of forearms and kicked away at him. Dean hit a dive to the outside and was seen drilling his own shoulder into the barricade after. He went to the top and nailed an elbow off the top for a two count. Cesaro broke up the attempted pinfall and drilled Rollins off the apron. The challengers went for a double powerbomb. Rollins made the save. Sheamus nailed him with the Brogue Kick. Cesaro locked Dean into the Sharpshooter. He fought to the ropes but caught in a crossface. He gutted it out and still made it to the ropes. Sheamus attacked and went for the pin but Rollins broke it up at the last second. They keep going back and forth with some awesome, physical action. Ambrose somehow kicked up out of White Noise, followed by Cesaro powerbombing Rollins off the ropes onto his own partner. That made the crowd explode. Sheamus went for a Brogue Kick but Ambrose just collapsed. He went to pin Dean, who was lying in wait and scored a two count. Sheamus accidentally kicked his own partner, setting up Seth drilling him and sending him into Dean, who caught him with Dirty Deeds for the pin.
Winners: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins
Pre-Show: Charly is backstage with them for Q&A time! The first question is what their team name is. The short answer is they have no idea and haven’t really thought about it. Question 2: how does it feel being back together after everything that happened. Seth says it’s surreal, after all the wars they had. Third question: what was their favorite Shield moment? Dean points out they opened this building with a TLC, and then they debate whether Jay-Z or the Shield own this building.
Raw Tag Team Title Match: Sheamus & Cesaro vs Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose
Sheamus and Ambrose start us off, and Sheamus quickly winds up on the receiving end of some slick double teams from the Shield. Cesaro comes in and the Shield clear the ring and stand tall together. Dean goes out after Sheamus and eats a Brogue kick, then Rollins dumps Cesaro to the floor and goes for a dive, but gets caught by both champs and slammed on the floor. BIG slam too. Rollins winds up on the receiving end of some double teaming and hits a blockbuster to Cesaro, but Ambrose is still down on the floor and not available to make a tag. Sheamus tags in and slams Rollins back into his corner and covers for 2. Cesaro suddenly becomes the biggest babyface in history by running into the crowd while some assholes are playing with a beach ball, grabs the beach ball, and tears the damn thing to pieces. THAT is long overdue. Rollins is still in peril, but Ambrose is finally up and lays out the champs, creating enough space for Rollins to get to the corner and make the hot tag. Ambrose goes nuts and cleans house on both me, catching Cesaro with a neckbreaker for 2. Rollins connects with a springboard clothesline to Sheamus to send him to the floor, double clothesline sends Cesaro to the floor, and then stereo dives take both champs out. Continue Reading