WWE is gearing up for the TLC PPV after a successful Survivor Series and a latest report has revealed some of the matches the company has been planning for the upcoming show.
Dave Meltzer recently talked about the upcoming show on the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio and revealed that a stipulation match between Roman Reigns and Baron Corbin is currently scheduled for the show.
He also revealed that the company officials are planning for Charlotte and Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch to team up and challenge for the Women’s Tag Team Championship at the event.
Though these are not the only planned matches for the show and a previous report had revealed that the company had planned a match between Rusev and Bobby Lashley for Survivor Series but it has now been moved to the December PPV.
These matches are in line with the ongoing feuds on WWE TV and the mentioned tag team championship match has even been advertised locally from a while so it’s very likely that the company will move forward with these plans.
It’s interesting to note here that out of these three bouts, the match between Corbin and Reigns is rumored to have a very unusual stipulation. You can check out a report on the matter here.
WWE TLC 2019 takes place Sunday, December 15th from Minneapolis, MN.
Kevin Owens & Seth Rollins vs. AOP: Rollins hasn’t yet pulled the trigger on his heel turn, leaving some doubt on if he has aligned with AOP and spurred on the attacks on Owens. The two teaming against AOP makes sense in moving the story ahead, whether the heel turn completes for Rollins or just continues to be teased.
Women’s Tag Team Championship — Kabuki Warriors (c) vs. Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair (Ladder match): Flair has struggled to deal with the green mist of Asuka in recent weeks, and came up short in a handicap match with the champs. There’s no “mist match,” and the women deserve a highspot-filled bout on the card. No other rivalry in WWE fits the bill for this type of match, and there’s not enough time left for any other pairing to build to one.
Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin (Tables match): Reigns and Corbin will almost certainly clash at the card after several weeks of antagonism by this year’s King of the Ring. There are two wild card elements here: 1) Will there be a stipulation for the clash? 2) Will WWE make this a 3-on-1 handicap match with Reigns facing Corbin, Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode?
SmackDown Women’s Championship — Bayley (c) vs. Lacey Evans: Evans made her intention to challenge for Bayley’s title clear on SmackDown. While this feels like an unearned face turn for Evans, it seems to be the program for the pay-per-view.
Rusev vs. Bobby Lashley (TLC match): This feud needs a big payoff, or at least something masquerading as such if it will continue to drag on past TLC. As one of the centerpiece feuds of Raw, this would seem to be destined for a gimmick match of some sort. With the inclusion of various legal actions (divorce filings, restraining orders, arrests), it seems a briefcase with some sort of paperwork above the ring is a fair possibility as well.