Kevin Owens challenges Roman Reigns to a Universal Title TLC Match
One week after Kevin Owens sent a definite message to Universal Champion Roman Reigns with his vicious chair onslaught of Jey Uso, The Big Dog addressed the WWE Universe, belittling Kayla Braxton and affirming that neither he nor Jey Uso are afraid of KO.
It wasn’t long before Owens joined the party to stand toe-to-toe with The Head of the Table and challenge him to a Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match at WWE TLC or right there and then. In response, Reigns stated that he accepts but that, because he was a gentleman, he would not do it then. His decision was met with a very insulting response from Owens as his adversary left the ring.
Natalya def. Bayley
After weeks of tensions building between Bayley and her Survivor Series teammate Natalya, things finally reached a boiling point with an explosive one-on-one showdown. And in the final moments, with guest commentator Bianca Belair looking on, The Queen of Harts locked the self-professed “Role Model” in the family Sharpshooter and made her tap out to pick up the huge win.
In the aftermath, Belair gave the outcome a standing ovation, something that clearly didn’t sit well with Bayley.
Daniel Bryan, Big E & Rey Mysterio def. Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler & Shinsuke Nakamura in a Six-Man Tag Team Tribute Match
With the historic original Intercontinental Championship Title displayed at ringside, six former Intercontinental Champions collided in a Six-Man Tag Team Tribute Match to honor the life of the first-ever Intercontinental Champion and WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson.
In the height of the fast-paced matchup filled with numerous near-falls and explosive moments, Daniel Bryan overcame Sami Zayn with a quick pin to give his team the important victory.
After the contest, the defeated team challenged their opponents to get back in the ring. This led to Zayn and Nakamura getting quickly ejected from the ring and leaving The Showoff alone to suffer a trio of painful maneuvers from Bryan, Mysterio and Big E.
Sasha Banks challenged Carmella to a personal match at WWE TLC
Following weeks of attacks in recent weeks, SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks and “The Untouchable” Carmella engaged each other in a highly contentious war-of-words from separate locations.
Things got personal in a hurry, and when the smoke cleared, the intense Superstars had agreed to settle their issues in a SmackDown Women’s Title Match at WWE TLC.
King Corbin def. Murphy
After the Mysterio family assisted Murphy in his victory over King Corbin last week on SmackDown, The King immediately challenged for a rematch and vowed he would be prepared for any Mysterio family interference.
True to his word, Corbin arrived for the match flanked by a hooded Steve Cutler and Wesley Blake. And in the final moments of the contest, the perceived protectors of the crown suddenly attacked Rey Mysterio and his son Dominik at ringside, taking Murphy off his game and paving the way for Corbin to defeat him with End of Days.
Kevin Owens & Otis def. Roman Reigns & Jey Uso by Disqualification
In the wake of last week’s brutal chair attack on Jey Uso and the announcement that he challenge Universal Champion Roman Reigns in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match at WWE TLC, Kevin Owens joined forces with Oits against The Big Dog and his cousin.
For a bit, it looked as if it might be 2-on-1 when Reigns did not show up for the beginning of the match, perhaps leaving Jey to face the “consequences” of his actions from earlier. But Reigns soon joined the action and unleashed a massive assault on Otis that left him unable to continue the match.
Nevertheless, Owens continued in a 2-on-1 disadvantage. Then, in the final moments, when it looked like Owens might get the best of Uso, Reigns suddenly entered the ring and locked him in a Guillotine to bring the disqualification. Nevertheless, Reigns and Uso unleashed a brutal post-match double chair assault on KO. But before he was done, Reigns turned his chair on his cousin, revealing the real consequences of a mistep in the family. As SmackDown concluded, Reigns stood alone, dominant and ready for WWE TLC.