The Road to WrestleMania 32 is nearing as WWE’s final pay-per-view of 2015 is set to get underway. TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs will take place in Boston on Sunday night with every championship on the line.
WWE continues to push Roman Reigns, giving the former Shield member another WWE World Heavyweight Championship opportunity. TLC marks the fourth 2015 PPV at which Reigns will have a match for the company’s top title, and he’s fought for the right to have a WWE World Heavyweight Title match at three other PPV’s.
With a few of WWE’s top stars injured or taking some time off, some of the company’s most popular wrestlers won’t be a part of the PPV. John Cena, Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker, Randy Orton and Seth Rollins have all been left off the card.
Below are predictions for every match on the card for WWE TLC 2015.
Sheamus vs. Roman Reigns (WWE World Heavyweight Championship TLC Match)
Sheamus won’t lose the title to Reigns just a few weeks after cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase and taking the championship. WWE doesn’t have to worry about making Reigns look weak, considering he doesn’t have to be pinned to lose the match. The League of Nations is almost certain to get involved in this No-DQ match, allowing Sheamus to keep the title until at least the Royal Rumble.
Kevin Owens vs. Dean Ambrose (Intercontinental Championship Match)
Owens is favored to win the title with good reason, and he could keep the belt to begin an extended feud with Ambrose. Owens might be the company’s best heel and Ambrose is probably WWE’s most beloved babyface, considering Reigns still hasn’t won over a portion of the fan base. With the IC Title continuing to lack the prestige it once had, a feud between Owens and Ambrose could help place more importance on the belt.
Prediction: Kevin Owens
The New Day vs. The Lucha Dragons vs. The Usos (Tag Team Championship Ladder Match)
The New Day continues to be the most entertaining part of “Raw” during most weeks, and there’s little reason to take the title off them. The Usos are well established and don’t need the belts, and The Lucha Dragons haven’t gained a whole lot of steam with the crowd.
Prediction: The New Day
Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger (United States Championship Chairs Match)
Swagger hasn’t done much of anything over the last year and a half, and WWE didn’t bring Del Rio back to lose the title to Swagger in less than two months. Swagger is feuding with Del Rio because of Zeb Coulter’s involvement, and now that the manager and current champ are headed their separate ways, Swagger could soon find himself off of TV again.
Prediction: Alberto Del Rio
The Dudley Boyz, Tommy Dreamer & Rhyno vs. The Wyatt Family (8-Man Elimination Tables Match)
Dreamer and Rhyno probably won’t be wrestling for WWE much longer, and it wouldn’t make sense for them to beat The Wyatt Family, whom WWE has a lot invested in. The Dudley Boyz put over The New Day when they first returned to WWE, and they should do the same for Bray Wyatt and Co.
Prediction: The Wyatt Family
Charlotte vs. Paige (Divas Championship Match)
WWE has teased a potential heel turn for Charlotte, and that could continue on Sunday with the champ cheating to keep her title. Charlotte was at her best in NXT when she was the heel champ, and she could have a somewhat lengthy run with the title in WWE, potentially facing Becky Lynch with the belt on the line in the near future.