Airdate: Sunday, December 15th, 2013 (Pay-Per-View)
Location: The Toyota Center in Houston, TX
WWE TLC Opener:
Stephanie says tonight, each and every one of us will be part of history, as we’ll witness one of the most important matches in professional wrestling. The WWE Champion vs. the World Champion. Hunter talks about Lou Thesz wrestling Buddy Rodgers. He talks about how that match led to the split of the titles. Hunter name checks some of the most important champions of all time, people like Hogan, Austin, Flair and Michaels. Hunter says tonight those two championships become one. Only one man will walk out, and into the history books, as the champion of champions. Stephanie asks if it will be Cena or Orton, and says tonight we’ll crown the WWE World Heavyweight Champion before the two walk to the back.
- This leads to a video package highlighting the unification match, and the history behind those two belts.
- The pyro hits, and Michael Cole welcomes us to the show, calling it the single most important night in WWE history.
3-on-1 Handicap Match
CM Punk’s music plays, and the straight edge superstar makes his way to the ring for the first match of the evening. The Shield is out next, of course making their way to the ring through the crowd.
We see the Spanish announce team which features Ricardo Rodriguez tonight. Punk starts things off with United States Champion Dean Ambrose. They lock up and break. They lock up again and Punk avoids going into their corner. They never get into it before Rollins tags in. Punk goes to the floor a break. Rollins chases after him but Punk runs back in the ring. Punk decks Ambrose and turns around to ducking a clothesline from Rollins. Punk takes Rollins to the corner and unloads with shoulder thrusts. Punk with back elbows to the face now.
Punk nails a neckbreaker and keeps control of Rollins. Reigns tags in and stares Punk down. Punk ducks Reigns and fires back with forearms. Reigns grabs Punk and tosses him into their corner. Reigns unloads. Punk kicks him and knocks Rollins and Ambrose off the apron. Punk turns around and Reigns levels him. Reigns mounts Punk with right hands now. Reigns stomps Punk and tags Rollins back in for some double teaming. Rollins works Punk over before tagging Ambrose back in. Ambrose with a pin attempt. Ambrose keeps control of Punk with a slow pace. Ambrose picks Punk up by his hair and whips him hard into The Shield’s corner. Reigns tags back in and keeps Punk down.
Reigns drops Punk and kicks him in the gut. Punk starts to make a comeback but Reigns cuts him off and tosses him out to the floor. Reigns follows and waits. Punk gets up and Reigns goes for a spear but Punk moves and Reigns flies over the announce table. Punk comes back in the ring as a doctor checks on Reigns. Reigns makes it back in and ends up tossing Punk back to the floor. It appears Reigns is suffering an eye injury after hitting the announce table. Rollins comes in and goes at it with Punk. Punk goes for GTS but Ambrose makes the save. Punk is distracted and turns around to a big shot from Rollins for a 2 count.
Reigns is still being looked at by a doctor. Punk shoves Rollins into Ambrose, sending Ambrose to the floor. Punk fights back for a 2 count on Rollins. We see Reigns on the floor and it looks like his eye is in bad shape. Punk ducks Rollins and hits a heel kick. Punk makes a comeback and nails a swinging neckbreaker. Punk realizes that Rollins is all alone. Punk with the high knee in the corner and a clothesline. Punk goes to the top and nails a crossbody for a 2 count. Punk with the Anaconda Vice on Rollins now. Ambrose makes the save and breaks it. Rollins tags Ambrose in. Ambrose with shoulder thrusts in the corner. Ambrose takes Punk to the top for a superplex but Punk headbutts him to the floor. Punk nails the big elbow drop and knocks Rollins off the apron. Punk with a 2 count.
Punk goes for GTS but Ambrose slides out. Rollins comes in and Punk hits a GTS on him. Ambrose comes in and slides out of GTS. Punk side steps a Reigns spear. Reigns accidentally spears Ambrose. Punk takes advantage and covers Ambrose for the win....