WWE TLC took place from the Target Center in Minneapolis last night. Here’s all the action that went down as the match card itself was shuffled due to some superstars falling victim to some bugs in the locker room.
Sasha Banks def. Alicia Fox (Kickoff Match)
Is the third time the charm? It was indeed for Sasha Banks, as her latest bout against Alicia Fox resulted in the boss scoring a win via the patented Banks Statement.
Asuka def. Emma
Undefeated on NXT, the Empress of Tomorrow finally made her RAW roster debut as a determined Emma was deadset on ending the undefeated streak of Asuka. Instead, Emma’s ferocious assault and dirty tricks resulted in Asuka surging back to claim victory with a ruthless onslaught of her own that ended with Emma tapping out to the Asuka Lock.
Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss def. Mickie James
It wasn’t all happy stories in the women’s division however, as little miss Bliss, as Mickie James just couldn’t manage to connect the right set of moves to put the RAW champ down. Playing dirty, Bliss countered the offense of James with a targetted series of holds and strikes to her injured shoulder, eventually using a turnbuckle to good effect and finishing off the match with a DDT.
Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann def. Gentleman Jack Gallagher and The Brian Kendrick
The wisdom of The Brian Kendrick was no match for the combined might of Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann, as even the dastardly Jack Gallagher couldn’t help even the odds in this cruiserweight showdown. With both sides having inflicted plenty of damage to each other, the finish came when Swann and Gallagher took each other out of the ring and Cedric Alexander jumped Kendrick with a Lumbar Check to earn the win.
Enzo Amore def. Kalisto to become the new WWE Cruiserweight Champion
Well how about ‘dat? Enzo Amore is now offically a two-time Cruiserweight champion. Despite having been dominated and outclassed for most of the match by Kalisto, Amore decided to play smart and dirty, messing up the ring apron and jabbing Kalisto in the eye with his thumb while a distracted ref went to work. A JawdunZo followed, with Kalisto’s shoulder’s down for the full three count.
“The Demon” Finn Bálor def. AJ Styles
While Finn Balor’s demonic side saw his match against Sister Abigail postponed, the replacement opponent was simply…phenomenal. In a top-rope spectacle for the ages, it was AJ Styles against Balor, with both men pulling out the craziest of high-risk moves. Each attack led to a counter from the opposition, with both men exhausting their arsenal and then some as they wore each other down.
The finish came when Styles was unable to connect a 450 Splash on Balor, leaving the demon enough room to land a running drop kick and a Coup De Grace to end an incredible match.
Kurt Angle and Raw Tag Team Champions Dean Ambroseand& Seth Rollins def. Intercontinental Champion The Miz, Cesaro, Sheamus, Braun Strowman and Kane
The odds did not look good for The Shield. With Roman Reigns out of commision due to some viral mumps going around in the locker room, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose needed an ally. They needed a partner who was crazy enough to join them not only in an extreme rules match, but a handicap one at that.
Kurt Angle was fortunately, just mad enough to help out. The RAW general manager suited up in the trademark black of the Shield, and joined the tag team champions for a match to be remembered. Tables were broken, ladders were used to maximum effect and a garbage truck became a battleground as the Hounds of Justice faced an uphill battle.
With the monsters Kane and Braun Strowman unable to co-operate and eventually removing each other from the match, the Shield managed to chuck the Gift of Destruction into the garbage truck and hit the switch. Is Strowman dead? I think he may be. It’s amazing how you can get away with murder in wrestling. Anyway, Kane was brought down with a series of chairs, the Bar was down and that left only the Miz to suffer the pain of the dreaded Angle Lock.
Your winners: The Shield and Kurt Angle.
Last Updated: October 23, 2017