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This review is from: WWE: TLC - Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2010 (DVD)
The one night where every WWE match has a little more spice to it as each match features either chairs, tables, ladders or all three. Its TLC and on a side note I loved the opening video package along with the song as it was awesome and really lended a cool feel to start off the event.
-Ladder Match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship, Dolph Ziggler (Champion) w/Vickie Guerrero vs. Jack Swagger vs. Kofi Kingston: Not a bad opening contest here, the pace stays fast, the unique styles of each guy really gel well together. Swagger seemed to suffer and injury to his wrist when Kofi throws a ladder at him, Dolph also makes good use of the ladders while Kofi does some great moves involving ladders. Great funny moment where Vickie climbs the ladder but Kofi lifts it and frightens her. The closing minutes are great where each guy prevents the other from getting the belt, Swagger and Kingston are up top, the belt falls to the ground and Ziggler grabs it and is declared the winner. 6/10.
-Diva's Table Match, Beth Phoenix & Natalya vs. Laycool: Shockingly not a bad Diva's match as it was all about whether Beth and Natalya could get revenge on Laycool for their actions over the past few months. Beth & Natalya used plenty of power moves, Layla and Michelle hit some quick moves and the tables got set up to be used but it wasn't until Natalya hit a huge splash onto both Layla and Michelle crashing them through a table to win. 5/10.
-WWE Tag Team Championship Match, Santino Marella & Vladimir Koslov (Champions) vs. Heath Slater & Justin Gabriel w/Nexus: A bonus match that isn't great but its a way to cool down the crowd, who did cheer Santino's antics. There was some good mat wrestling, but it was mostly a comedic match that saw Marella go for the cobra but Nexus interferes causing a DQ. 3/10. Barrett comes down with a chair and beats up both tag champs with it.
-Number One Contender's Ladder Match, Sheamus vs. John Morrison: Show stealing match here, Sheamus uses his power and also makes good use of the ladder being that this was is first ladder match. Morrison was the real star here as he broke out in this match as no matter how badly he was beat down he wouldn't quit. There were tons of close calls, the ladder usage was well timed and Morrison ends up springing off the ropes and hitting a huge running kick, then climbs the ladder and grabs the contract to become the number one contender. 10/10.
-Tables Match for the WWE Championship, The Miz (Champion) w/Alex Riley vs. Randy Orton: After cashing in Money in the Bank on Orton and winning the title a few weeks before, we have the rematch that is good to a point but didn't exactly flow well mainly cause you knew Orton wasn't going to win. There were some hard hits and some close calls with the tables, the pace is good but the chemistry is lacking, the end however is unique as Orton puts Alex Riley through a table, but Miz hits the Skull Crushing Finale and puts Randy on the broken table. The ref comes to and awards the match to Miz before seeing the replay and restarts the match, however soon after Orton is put through a table on the outside and Miz wins. 6/10.
-Fatal 4-Way TLC Match for the World Heavyweight Championship, Kane (Champion) vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Edge vs. Rey Mysterio: This is a clustered up match with some great spots and some that are botched, one good one sees Rey hit a dive off a ladder onto Kane and Edge on the outside. The shining star here was Del Rio as he was able to counter a lot of the other's moves, though he does take a massive fall from a ladder going through a table on the outside. The problem with the match is as great as it is at its peak there are a few too many botches for this to be considered an all time classic. Though the closing moments are good, Rey gets Tombstoned, Kane goes for the title but Edge slams a chair into his leg a few times then spears him off the apron sending him through a table. Edge ends up climbing the ladder and grabs the belt to win his 10th title. 8/10 for the effort.
-Some segment happens where Cody Rhodes comes out and runs down the crowd in Houston, a big ol' Santa comes out whose of course Big Show. Its runs a bit too long and Show ends up beating up Cody who leaves the ring humilated.
-Chairs Match, Wade Barrett vs. John Cena: CM Punk comes out to join the commentary team for this main event. For months Cena had been the target of Nexus and this was the way to end this long running rivalry. Its not a bad match, the fight goes all over the ringside area and onto the entrance ramp, once the chairs start swinging things pick up however it does take a little too long to get there. Cena takes some hard shots, Wade does shine at parts in this match but of course Cena ends up making his comeback and hits a massive AA onto some chairs and covers to win. 6/10. The thing that brings down the score a tad is the goofy but loud aftermath as Cena wheels Wade on a cart to the entrance way and drops a tons of chairs on him.
While the scores don't exactly reflect it this was a good PPV, all the guys tried hard and the showstealing Sheamus/Morrison match is worth buying this for alone.