Welcome to Inside Pulse’s Live Coverage of WWE TLC 2012! Keep it here for all the match-by-match updates, with the latest in ITALICS!
We are starting with a few new Slammy’s tonight on the YouTube Pre-Show.
Dancer of the Year: Brodus Clay
Top Social Media Ambassador: Charlie Sheen
WWE.com Exclusive Video of the Year: Jerry Lawler returning to Memphis
Crowd Chant of the Year: ‘Feed Me More’
Upset of the Year: Daniel Bryan defeating Big Show & Mark Henry at Royal Rumble
Diva of the Year: AJ Lee
Santa’s Little Helper Battle Royal for the Diva’s Championship #1 Contendership
Rosa Mendes vs. Naomi vs. Candance vs. Alicia Fox vs. Tamina Snuka vs. Natalya vs. Kaitlyn vs. Layla vs. Aksana
Natalya elimites Rosa right away. The Funkadactyls double team Aksana. Tamina tosses Cameron while Aksana eliminates Alicia. Aksana is gloating, and Layla eliminates her. Layla is now being double teamed by Nattie & Tamina, and Tamina superkicks her from the ring. Kaitlyn & Namoi tosses Nattie out of the ring. Tamina tries to life Kaitlyn over the top rope, but Kaitlyn pulls over over the top, and Naomi helps shove Tamina over. Naomi puts Kaitlyn over the top rope, but Kaitlyn slams Naomi’s neck over the top rope. Eve, who was at ringside, comes over and hits Kaitlyn, and Naomi takes advantage and kicks Kaitlyn off the apron for the win.
Winner & #1 Contender – Naomi
More Pre-Show Slammy’s awards:
Insult of the Year: John Cena insulting Dolph Ziggler & Vickie Guerrero
Tweet of the Year: Daniel Bryan saying that he’s not a Goatface, and wants to be known as Beautiful Bryan
YouTube Show of the Year: Z! True Long Island Story
Facial Hair of the Year: Daniel Bryan
Feat of Strength of the Year: Sheamus giving Big Show White Noise
Betrayal of the Year: Big Show helping Big Johnny defeat John Cena
Before the start of the PPV, Lillian asks everyone to stand as they toll the bell 26 times in respect to victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy.
Introduction to the PPV.
Tables Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship #1 Contendership
Sin Cara & Rey Mysterio vs. The Rhodes Scholars
Standard Table Match rules, only one member of the team has to go through the table for the match to be over. JBL calls Cara & Rey the LuchaBoys…I hope that sticks. Cara & Rey send Cody to the floor. Then they send Sandow to the other side, and double baseball slide him. Crowd breaks out into a “Cody’s Mustache” chant. Rey & Cara bring a table in the ring, and lay Sandow on it. Cara goes to the top, but Cody breaks it up, and gets Sandow off the table. The Rhodes Scholars take over, and begin to dominate. Cody lodges Cara’s leg between the ring and the ringsteps, and slams a table into the steps. Scholar’s then set up 2 tables on the floor, and lay both men on a table. Sandow wants to back body drop Rhodes on them, but Rey gets up and pulls Sandow to the floor. Rey hits a 619 on Cody, and Cody is laid out on a table in ring. Rey goes to top for his splash, but Sandow grabs his legs, and Sandow sends him to the floor. Cara comes in, and tries to springboard, but Cody comes in quickly, and shoves Cara off the top during the springboard, and Cara flies to the floor though the previously set up tables (very cool spot).
Winners & #1 Contenders – The Rhodes Scholars
Shield promo on shaky camera, like on Raw. Rollins says that they will feed Ryback more then he can handle. They then say that Kane & Bryan have the audacity to call themselves Tag Team Champions, a Team fights together, trusts each other, and works together. They are an insult to anyone who have held that belt.
United States Champion
Antonio Cesaro (c) vs. R-Truth
Cesaro domiates to start. He has Truth in a headlock. Truth fights out, and hits his moveset. Truth hits the ropes, Cesaro hits his European Uppercut, and follow it with a Neutralizer for the pin.
Winner & Still Champion – Antonio Cesaro
Striker with Cesaro. He wants Cesaro’s reaction to negative reception the crowd is giving him. He says that if they boo him, they are booing his country.
Preview for Tribute to the Troops.
Josh Matthews is with Dolph Ziggler, who is actually happy to face Cena tonight, because he wants to prove he can beat him.
The Miz comes out for MizTV. He brings out his Guest, the 3MB. Drew says that 3MB is better then JayZ. Slater says that they will perform live tomorrow night at the Slammy’s. Jinder then starts to make fun of the Spanish Announcer’s for not speaking English. Slater says that in this country we speak American. This is odd since Jinder & Drew are not American (or atleast their characters). Ricardo comes out to try and keep the peace. 3MB then starts to bully Ricardo. Alberto Del Rio then comes out and takes out 3MB!! 3MB takes advantage due to the numbers game. Miz helps ADR out, and they clear the ring. Slater challenges the 2 of them and a partner of their choosing to a 3 on 3 match tonight.
Hell No together. They have a game plan for tonight. Kane will feed Ryback more Rollins, Ambrose & Reigns.
Striker with Barrett. Barrett says that Kofi may be a Wildcat, but he will need all 9 lives to win tonight.
Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Wade Barrett
Barrett out muscles Kofi to start. Barrett tosses Kofi to the floor. Barrett beats him down, then tries to slide him back in, but Kofi pops up quickly, then hits a Suicide Dive. Barrett fights back, and then hits a Pump Handle Slam for 2. Barrett then hits a 2nd rope elbow. Kofi fights back, and hits the SOS for 2. Kofi hits the 10 punch count in the corner. Barrett shoves him off, then hits a cool looking Full Nelson Slam. Kofi kicks Barrett in the head. Kofi goes to the top, hits a huge splash, but Barrett rolls through for 2. Kofi up, charges Barrett, and Barrett hits a Bossman Slam for 2. Barrett calls for the Bullhammer, but Kofi dodges it, and hits Trouble in Paradise for the pin.
Winner & Still Champion – Kofi Kingston
CM Punk is in his own personal skybox. He cuts a promo on how dumb Ryback is, since he injured him to a point where he can’t defend his title tonight. He then says that The Shield will take out Ryback tonight, and reminds us that he has no affiliation with them.
Team Hell No & Ryback vs. The Shield
Shield comes through the crowd, and look to get wrestling in their back riot gear style outfits. Kane/Reigns, Rollins/Bryan & Ambrose/Ryback square off. Shield then breaks out into gang style beat downs on each of them. Each time one of the face team tries to get advantage, Shield mugs them. They hit Ryback with the Triple Powerbomb. Shield then celebrate. Bryan dives through the ropes, and tries to take them out. Shield eventually starts to beat Bryan down. Kane comes over, but Shield is still able to dominate. In the ring, Ambrose body slams Bryan on a chair. Ambrose & Rollins put a table on the ropes in the turnbuckle. They toss Bryan on the table, and then SUPERPLEX him off!! Reigns slides in for the pin, but Kane breaks it up. Shield then attacks Kane. They attempt the same SUPERplex, but Kane fights them off, then hits Ambrose with the top rope clothesline off the table. Kane then choke slams Ambrose through a chair. Reigns & Rollins pull Kane to the floor, and Reigns tackles Kane through the barrier wall. In the ring, Bryan locks the Yes Lock on Ambrose, but the rest of the Shield come in and take him out. Ryback is finally back, and he is now dominating the match. Ryback with the Meathook on Rollins, and follows it with a Shellshock for 2, when Ambrose breaks it up. Shield then 3 one 1 beats down Ryback, and they travel up the ramp. They lay Ryback out on a table, and Rollins starts to climb a 20 foot ladder that is part of the entrance stage set. Rollins has Ambrose & Reigns go back to the ring to get Bryan, who is starting to get up. Ryback gets off the chair, and climbs up after Rollins, then pulls him down, and Rollins goes through 4 tables, again that was part of the entrance set. Rollins hits his head hard. Back in the ring, Ambrose & Reigns are on Bryan, unaware of what happened to Rollins. and they power bomb him off the top through a table & pin him for the win.
Winners – The Shield
Ad for Slim Jim donating product to USO.
WWE Diva’s Championship
Eve Torres (c) vs. Naomi
No Candace or Brodus with Naomi, although she does come out to “Funk is on a Roll.” Naomi hits a quick fire offense, but Eve quickly puts her down with a neckbreaker for the pin.
Winner & Still Champion – Eve
Recap of Big Show attacking William Regal on SD.
Big Show says that the smartest thing that Sheamus could have done was hit him, so he doesn’t have to endure the beating tonight.
Chairs Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Big Show (c) vs. Sheamus
Back and forth match. Tons of chairs involved. About 7-8 minutes in, Show sets up 2 chairs in the ring, and it looks like he will be looking to Choke Slam Sheamus through the 2. Sheamus gets out, and then hits White Noise through the chairs. Show is slow to get up, and Sheamus is calling for the Borough Kick, Show is slow to get up, but he dodges the Kick, and Sheamus gets caught up on the top rope. Show then hits the WMD punch, but only gets a 2 count. Show then gets a Supersized chair from under the ring, and hits Sheamus with it in the back for the pin.
Winner & Still Champion – Big Show
AJ skips up to Cena, in a cut up Cena shirt & armbands. She can’t wait for all this mess to end tonight.
Miz & ADR come out, and they said that their partner is Brooklyn tough, and they bring out The Brooklyn Brawler.
3MB vs. Alberto Del Rio (w/ Ricardo Rodriguez), The Miz & Brooklyn Brawler
ADR & Miz dominate, Miz hits the Skull Crushing Finale, and tags in Brawler, who locks Jinder in the Brooklyn Crab for the win.
Winners – Del Rio, Miz & Brawler
Recap of AJ/Cena/Dolph/Vickie…aka ‘THAT MUST HAVE BEEN ONE HECK OF A BUSINESS MEETING’
Money in the Bank Ladder Match
John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler
Crowd is firmly behind Dolph. Back and forth to start. Cena goes to get a ladder, but as he is coming back in, Dolph baseball slides the ladder into Cena. Dolph is trying to set up the ladder, but Cena gets in the ring, and spots him. Cena has a cut over his eye, probably from the baseball slide. On the floor, Cena gets the ring steps, and runs over Dolph. Cena pulls out a table, and sets it up in the middle of the ring. Cena goes to get Dolph, but Dolph rings Cena’s neck over the top rope. Dolph starts to climb the ladder, but Cena is back in, and pulls him down. Cena & Dolph go punch for punch (saying Yay! for Dolph and Boo! for Cena). Dolph ends it with a Sleeper. Cena powers through the sleeper, and climbs the ladder with Dolph on his back!! They are an arms length from the case, and it looks like Cena passes out, and they both fall all the ladder through a table!! Both are slow to get up, but Dolph is up first, and he starts to climb the ladder. Cena is up, and he closes the ladder with Dolph on it! He then lifts the ladder, with Dolph still on it, over his head in a AA position! Dolph is able to get off the ladder before Cena tosses it to the floor, but he gets 2 shoulder blocks, and then Blue Thunder. Cena then locks on the STFU, but Ziggler is tapping. Cena eventually lets go to get a ladder. Dolph is on the apron, and he tries to leap frog to Cena, but Cena catches him and goes for the AA. Dolph slides off and hits the ZigZag! Dolph gets a table, but Cena is back to his feet, slams Dolph, then hits the 5 Knuckle. Cena goes for another AA, but again Ziggler slides off, and hits an Implant DDT! Ziggler gets a 15 foot ladder from the aisle, sets it up in the ring, and starts to climb. Cena meets him at the top of the ladder, and they go punch for punch again, this time Cena wins, and knocks Dolph off the ladder. Cena is slow to get to the case, and Dolph is able to get up and bring Dolph down. Dolph then charges at Cena, who counters with a hurricanrana, sending Dolph through a table that is propped in the corner. Cena is still slow to get up, but when he does he goes for the ladder. Dolph back up, and knocks the ladder to the floor. Dolph wedges a chair in the turnbuckle. Dolph tries to run Cena into the chair, but Cena reverses it. Cena goes for an AA, but Dolph grabs the wedged chair, and slams Cena in the back. Dolph goes for a Superkick, but Cena ducks it, nails the AA. Dolph slides to the floor. Vickie Guerrero comes out, and stalks Cena with a chair. AJ makes her way out, and takes out Vickie. She then hits Vickie with a Cena-like shoulderblock, then the 5 Knuckle Shuffle. Cena is back in with the ladder, and AJ is skipping around the ladder. Cena is about half way up, and then AJ pushes down the ladder!! Cena hits the ropes, and Dolph in quickly with a Superkick, and Cena is laid out. AJ has her evil face on, and then throws on a crazy person smile, and skips to the back. Dolph gets up the ladder and gets his case for the win.
Winner – Dolph Ziggler
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