WWE Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2019
- Date: December 15, 2019
- Location: Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota
TABLES, LADDERS AND CHAIRS MATCH:
Roman Reigns vs. Baron Corbin
Bray Wyatt vs. The Miz
TABLES, LADDERS AND CHAIRS MATCH FOR WWE WOMEN’S TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP:
The Kabuki Warriors (c) vs. Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair
Rusev vs. Bobby Lashley (w/ Lana)
SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP LADDER MATCH:
The New Day (c) vs. The Revival
OPEN CHALLENGE RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:
The Viking Raiders (c) vs. TBD
Aleister Black vs. Buddy Murphy
– Prior to Survivor Series, a feud began between Roman Reigns and King Corbin. During the men’s Survivor Series elimination match, an altercation occurred between the two. After Corbin had essentially caused the elimination of their Team SmackDown partner Mustafa Ali, Reigns performed a spear on Corbin, which resulted in Corbin being eliminated, while Reigns went on to win the match for his team. On the following SmackDown, Reigns called out Corbin, who claimed Team SmackDown won because of him, and stated that Reigns had betrayed his team by attacking him.
Reigns challenged Corbin to a match, however, Corbin instead introduced Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode and Roode challenged Reigns instead, in which Reigns won. Following the match, a brawl ensued. On the December 6 episode, a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match between Reigns and Corbin was scheduled for TLC.
– On the November 8 episode of SmackDown, The New Day’s Big E and Kofi Kingston defeated The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder) to win the SmackDown Tag Team Championship. A rematch was contested on the November 15 episode where NXT’s The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Roderick Strong, Bobby Fish, and Kyle O’Reilly) interfered thus the match ended in a no-contest. On the December 6 episode, The Revival defeated Heavy Machinery (Otis and Tucker), Lucha House Party Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik, and Mustafa Ali & Shorty G in a fatal four-way elimination match to earn another rematch for the title against The New Day at TLC.
– At Survivor Series, “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt defeated Daniel Bryan to retain the Universal Championship. On the following SmackDown, Wyatt (as his Firefly Fun House character) challenged Bryan, who was now embracing the “Yes Movement” again, to another match for the title, which Bryan accepted. The Fiend then appeared and attacked Bryan, ripping out his hair. On the following SmackDown, The Miz, who had been intertwined in the feud, said that Bryan had not been seen since The Fiend’s attack and stated that although he and Bryan did not like each other, they were both part of the WWE family, and he would find Bryan.
Wyatt interrupted and wanted to “play” with Miz since Bryan had disappeared and wanted to become a part of Miz’s family, which enticed Miz to search for Wyatt. Later backstage, Miz found a photo-shopped picture of Miz’s family with Wyatt in place of Miz, afterwards Wyatt attacked Miz. A non-title match between Miz and Wyatt was then scheduled for TLC, marking Wyatt’s first match since his return in April to wrestle as his Firefly Fun House character instead of The Fiend (as Wyatt and Miz never had a previous rivalry).
– On the November 18 episode of Raw, Buddy Murphy went to Aleister Black’s locker room to challenge him only to find that Black was absent which Murphy claimed that Black was all talk and no fight. The following week, Black appeared and attacked Murphy after his match. On the December 2 episode, after watching Black’s match from backstage, Murphy was interviewed where he challenged Black once more. The following week, a match between Murphy and Black was scheduled for TLC.
– During the women’s Survivor Series elimination match, Team Raw captain Charlotte Flair and partner Asuka had an altercation, resulting in Asuka spitting green mist on Flair’s face; Asuka walked out of the match while Flair was eliminated. A match between the two occurred on the following night’s Raw where Asuka spat green mist on Flair’s face once again and pinned her to win the match thanks to assistance from Asuka’s tag team partner Kairi Sane. The following week, Flair lost to the Kabuki Warriors (Asuka and Sane) in a handicap match.
On the December 9 episode, Flair approached former rival and Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch and stated that although she did not like Lynch, she disliked The Kabuki Warriors even more. Lynch initially rejected Flair and then won a handicap match against The Kabuki Warriors by disqualification, after which, they put Lynch through a table. Later, Lynch and Flair agreed to team up and face The Kabuki Warriors in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs tag team match for their WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship at TLC.
– Prior to the 2019 WWE Draft, Rusev, his wife Lana, and Bobby Lashley all returned from their hiatus; during the September 30 episode of Raw, Rusev’s Universal Championship match ended in a no-contest when Lashley appeared, called out Lana, and proceeded to make out with her. All three were drafted to Raw, and Lashley and Lana continued to torment Rusev with their love affair over the next several weeks. Lana explained that she cheated on Rusev because he had cheated on her first and that he was a sex addict. Divorce papers and a restraining order were eventually issued against Rusev. On the November 25 episode of Raw, Rusev violated the restraining order and brutally attacked Lashley, after which security escorted Rusev out of the building.
The following week, Rusev once again violated the restraining order and attacked Lashley, though the security did not attempt to stop him. The security in turn arrested Lashley and Lana after Lashley shoved a cop and Lana slapped a police officer. On the December 9 episode, Lana and Rusev signed their divorce papers under the agreement that Rusev received a match against Lashley at TLC, which was made a tables match.
– On the December 9 episode of Raw, Raw Tag Team Champions The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar) issued an open challenge for their championship. Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) accepted the challenge, but were defeated. The following day on WWE Backstage, it was revealed that The Viking Raiders had issued another open challenge for the titles at TLC.