It was announced on RAW this week that a “Champion vs. Champion” match will headline WWE’s Tables, Ladders and Chairs pay-per-view on Sunday, December 15th, 2013. The match will be contested under “Tables, Ladders and Chairs” rules and will feature both the WWE and World Titles hanging above the ring. It doesn’t appear that the titles are being unified – the winner will simply hold both titles. Of course, that can easily change as we are still three weeks away.
The following is from WWE.com:
UNIONDALE, N.Y. – There can only be one Face of WWE. And although he remains WWE Champion, the odds of Randy Orton reclaiming that symbolic status have just been cut in two by an unlikely challenger: World Heavyweight Champion John Cena. In Raw’s opening moments, The Champ took vocal exception to Orton’s post-victory posturing and offered The Apex Predator a chance to prove his worth in a match that places both World Championships on the line and would name a true Face of WWE. It was a jaw-dropper of a challenge, but the real surprise came when The Authority accepted the Cenation leader’s proposal and decreed the contest would take place with the most unpredictable of stipulations. Who will be left standing with both the WWE and World Heavyweight Championships when the dust settles?
It should be noted that original plans called for Randy Orton to feud with Mark Henry heading into WWE TLC so something major changed within the last 24 hours. More on that shortly.