WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2016: Reactions & Review

Carmella vows to make Nikki Bella look "fabulous" at WWE TLC, Dec. 4, 2016Still sporting a shiner courtesy of The Fearless One, Carmella issues a warning to her opponent in tonight's No Disqualification Match at WWE TLC. More ACTION on WWE NETWORK : http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: https://goo.gl/QmhBof Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J42016-12-04T19:56:00.000Z

Here’s our final thoughts on SmackDown Live’s WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2016!


Apollo Crews, American Alpha (Jason Jordan and Chad Gable) and The Hype Bros (Mojo Rawley and Zack Ryder) vs. Curt Hawkins, The Vaudevillains (Aiden English and Simon Gotch) and The Ascension (Konnor and Viktor) (10-Man Tag Team Match)

10-Man Tag Team Match: WWE TLC 2016 KickoffThe Hype Bros, American Alpha & Apollo Crews join forces against The Vaudevillains, The Ascension & Curt Hawkins in a supersized WWE TLC 2016 Kickoff battle. Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network. #WWETLC More ACTION on WWE NETWORK : http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: https://goo.gl/QmhBof Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J42016-12-05T01:40:46.000Z

Reactions: SD Live’s tag team division has been pretty healthy since the brand split made its return. They tend to put on some of the more standout bouts on WWE PPV’s and their respective pre-shows. Tonight, we got four of the Blue Brand’s teams to align themselves with two up and coming singles Superstars. While this had the standard multi-man tag formula we’re used to seeing from WWE, it was still fun to watch. Some of the more fun moments came when everyone just started chugging any man they could grab out of the ring and when Crews suplexed Hawkins outside of the ring onto a pile of other men. Team Babyface took the win here after an impressive looking Grand Amplitude. This didn’t go too long, was perfectly paced and was an overall decent bout.

Rating: 2 & a Half out of 5 Stars


The Miz (c) (with Maryse) vs. Dolph Ziggler (Ladder Match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship)

Dolph Ziggler climbs the ladder against The Miz: WWE TLC 2016Dolph Ziggler tries not to get rung up against Intercontinental Champion The Miz in their Ladder Match at WWE TLC 2016. Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network. #LadderMatch More ACTION on WWE NETWORK : http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: https://goo.gl/QmhBof Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J42016-12-05T03:08:06.000Z

Reactions: We’ve seen a number of jaw dropping ladder matches in the WWE. This simply wasn’t one of them. It was very slow and plodding, plus the few shocking moments that did occur weren’t all that exciting. Miz Powerbombing Ziggler into a corner ladder made us perk up just once, but everything else fell flat. Ziggler’s had a good record of putting on entertaining Ladder Matches at TLC, but it appears that upstanding record has been broken. The Ladder spots here were weak and the match itself never really entered into a higher gear. Miz retained, which was honestly the right move here since he’s made the title a bit more important these days. We’re just disappointed in this plodding effort from two guys who put on a great feud this year. This should have so much better…

Rating: 2 & a Half out of 5 Stars


Nikki Bella vs. Carmella (No Disqualification Match)

Carmella uses a kendo stick to batter Nikki Bella: WWE TLC 2016Carmella savagely targets her swings of a kendo stick at Nikki Bella in their No Disqualification Match at WWE TLC 2016. Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network. #WWETLC More ACTION on WWE NETWORK : http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: https://goo.gl/QmhBof Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J42016-12-05T02:17:59.000Z

Reactions: This grudge match was a long time coming. The final match we got here was just…OK. Nothing we expected to see from a surprisingly entertaining Women’s feud. The action here was basic No DQ fodder. Carmella’s Kendo stick work was cool to see, plus Nikki’s high flying kick right from the crowd barricade was impressive. Nikki’s overuse of the fire extinguisher wasn’t all that great to witness as it lead into the finish, though. Oh and watching the ref initiate a ring-out count was strange (wasn’t this a No DQ match?), which sucked too. Carmella’s post-match bombshell wasn’t much of a surprise either. This whole show segment could have been a lot better with more time and creativity, to be quite honest.

Carmella reveals the identity of Nikki Bella's mystery attacker: WWE TLC 2016Moments after their No Disqualification Match concluded at WWE TLC 2016, Carmella explained that Nikki Bella's mystery attacker from Survivor Series 2016 is also a castmate from "Total Divas." Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network. #WWETLC More ACTION on WWE NETWORK : http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: https://goo.gl/QmhBof Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J42016-12-05T02:30:54.000Z

Rating: 1 & a Half out of 5 Stars


Baron Corbin vs. Kalisto (Chairs Match)

Kalisto relies on steel chairs to cut Baron Corbin down to size: WWE TLC 2016Kalisto employs real steel to gain an edge against Baron Corbin in their Chairs Match at WWE TLC 2016. Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network. #ChairsMatch More ACTION on WWE NETWORK : http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: https://goo.gl/QmhBof Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J42016-12-05T03:47:59.000Z

Reactions: Now this was fun! We weren’t expecting Kalisto and Corbin to put on one of the better matches of the entire evening, but that’s exactly what happened here. Kalisto’s small yet fiery spirit gave us some hope, plus Corbin’s viciousness combined quite nicely with the creative uses of this match’s stipulation. Kalisto’s high-flying offense looked even better than before since he used the outside barrier and chairs to magnify their damage. But Corbin cut him off several times with big moves (that Deep Six on the outside made us cower in pain so hard). The finish was the best moment of all. Kalisto got smacked hard with a chair shot while he came off the top rope, then he ate an End of Days face first onto a pile of chairs. This was a fun contest from two guys we weren’t expecting to be entertained that much by. Good effort all around!

Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars