Welcome to the WWE TLC pre-show, and we are live on the WWE Network. Jonathan Coachman, Booker T, David Otunga, and Sam Roberts consists of the panel.
- Cruiserweight Title Match: Buddy Murphy © defeated Cedric Alexander
- Ladder Match With Guitar Above The Ring: Elias defeated Bobby Lashley
Welcome to the TLC PPV! We get an intro video package to hype the matches that will be taking place tonight. Our opening contest is…
Mixed Match Challenge Finals: R-Truth and Carmella vs. Jinder Mahal and Alicia Fox
Mahal and Truth start things off but Truth got the better of him. After a blind tag by Fox, Carmella and Truth hit a double hip toss then did a dance break. The Singh Brothers then got into the ring to dance before being tossed out. Fox attacked Carmella from behind then hit a swinging neck breaker for 2. Fox with a head lock but Carmella fought out and hit a hurricanrana. Carmella with a series of strikes. Truth and Mahal got tagged in. Truth hit a spinning forearm shot but Fox tagged herself in. They had some fun with Fox and Truth that led to Carmella hitting her with a super kick until Mahal broke it up. Truth sent him to the floor. Fox went for a roll up but Carmella reversed and locked in a submission for the win.
Winner: R-Truth and Carmella
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Title Triple Threat Match: The Bar © vs. The Usos vs. The New Day
Kofi and Sheamus start things off with Kofi landing a drop kick then tagging in Woods who then hit a series of kicks and splashes. Cesaro broke it up. A brawl between the teams breaks out and Cesaro caught Jey with a major league uppercut. Sheamus caught Woods with a back breaker for 2. The champs double team Woods in the corner and beat him down with quick tags for the next few moments. Woods and Sheamus battled on the top rope until Woods caught him with a drop kick. Kofi and Cesaro got the hot tags with Kofi landing a series of shots to Cesaro then landing with a boom drop. Kofi went for Trouble In Paradise but Cesaro caught him. Jimmy tagged himself in but caught a big boot by Kofi. Cesaro lifted up Kofi and Jimmy hit a crossbody out of the air. Jimmy with a big boot to Cesaro and Kofi rolled up Jimmy. Jey in now and they landed a double head kick to Kofi. Jey with another super kick to Kofi then Woods then Sheamus, and Cesaro. A superkick party! Jey with a samoan drop to Kofi for 2 as Woods broke it up. Jey went to the top rope and hit a splash. Cesaro sent him to the ring post and covered Kofi for 2. Cesaro did the giant swing to Kofi then the sharpshooter but Woods hit a flying DDT. Sheamus is now legal and took out Woods. Kofi avoided the super kick and rolled up Sheamus for 2. Kofi with a double foot stomp to Sheamus and tagged in Woods who went to the to rope. Kofi with a head kick to Sheamus and Woods with spring board elbow drop for 2. Jey broke it up. Cesaro with an uppercut to Jimmy and Jey. Kofi drop kicked Cesaro to the floor. Kofi with a dive off the top rope to the floor to take out some of his opponents. Sheamus and Woods left in the ring to battle it out with Sheamus hitting a big boot to Woods for the win.
Winner: The Bar ©
TLC Match: Baron Corbin vs. Braun Strowman – If Strowman wins, he’ll challenge for the Universal Title at the Royal Rumble & Corbin loses all authority or if Corbin wins then he’s the permanent Raw GM.
Strowman comes out with a sling on his right arm and cuts a promo about how TLC matches doesn’t have any DQ’s. Thus, if someone would help him then it would be legal. We then see members of the Raw roster including Heath Slater, Finn Balor, Chad Gable, Bobby Roode, and Apollo Crews with chairs in their hands surrounding the ring. They attack Corbin only for him to get out of the ring and walk up the stage. Kurt Angle walked out and grabbed a chair and hit him a few times. Corbin got into the ring where all of the stars hit their finishers. Strowman put his foot on Corbin and Slater counted the fall.
Winner: Braun Strowman.
Tables Match: Natalya vs. Ruby Riott
They start brawling to begin the match until Riott tossed her to the ground and put some kicks to her. Natalya fought back and they went to the apron where Natalya tried to suplex her off but they continued to exchange right hands. Natalya speared Liv Morgan off the apron through the table. Riott checked on Morgan. Back in the ring, Natalya hit a nice german suplex then hit a baseball slide to Logan. Natalya tossed her into the barricade then landed a slap. Natalya went for a powerbomb but Riott fought out and Natalya sent her into the barricade. Natalya suplexed Morgan through a table. Riott talked trash to Natalya then sent her into the steel steps. Back in the ring, Natalya tried to german suplex her through a table but it was blocked. Natalya with the sharpshooter but Riott was able to tip the table where it fell on Natalya. Moments later, Natalya hit an electric chair. Natalya grabbed a table that had an image of Ruby on it then put on a Jim Neidharts jacket. Riott caught her with a super kick and went to the top rope but Natalya knocked her off. Natalya placed her on the top rope but Ruby hit a head kick. Natalya with a powerbomb to Ruby through the table for the win.
Singles Match: Finn Balor vs. Drew McIntyre
They start brawling to begin the match only to have McIntyre pick him apart for a few moments. Balor mounted a comeback and landed a series of chops. McIntyre placed him on the top rope but Balor knocked him down and landed a series of kicks. Balor went to the top rope and McIntyre tossed him across the ring. McIntyre with a series of strikes then another toss. McIntyre worked over the left arm of Balor until Balor fought back with some strikes in order to get the fans back into the match. Balor with a double foot stomp and a spinning DDT followed by a clothesline out of the ring. Balor with an outside dive to McIntyre. Back in the ring, Balor connects with the sling blade but only to be caught with a back breaker by McIntyre. Balor rolled him up for 2 then hit a head kick then went to the apron but McIntyre knocked him down and hit a headbutt. Dolph Ziggler comes out of nowhere and super kicks McIntyre then grabs a chair but McIntyre kicked him in the face. Balor drop kicked McIntyre into the corner then hit the double foot stomp for the win.