WWE TLC was a wild present. It featured a number of stable matches, and two distinctive world championship bouts. However the primary occasion, the Firefly Inferno, was peak cringe WWE — and featured Randy Orton apparently burning The Fiend to demise.
Nonetheless, for as dumb as the primary occasion was, TLC was nonetheless an amazing present. Nothing was was dangerous till the primary occasion, and the 2 world title matches — wherein each Drew McIntyre and Roman Reigns retained — have been must-see good.
Under are the complete outcomes from WWE TLC 2020.
Randy Orton lights The Fiend on hearth
After an evening of wrestling much better than anybody anticipated, we received a fundamental occasion that was nearly as dangerous as everybody anticipated. In a Firefly Inferno match, wherein the purpose was to gentle part of your opponent’s physique on hearth, Randy Orton lit “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt’s jacket on hearth, profitable a really dangerous match.
Then, after the match, he poured gasoline throughout The Fiend’s unconscious physique after which lit him on hearth. Cool
The match was so dangerous. A couple of minutes in, The Fiend raised his arms to summon flames — main to fireplace to shoot out of flamethrowers across the ring. There was no drama, since The Fiend no sells most issues. It was principally simply brawling with exchanges of some signature strikes.
Most of it meant nothing. Some individuals might have loved this, and many individuals will certainly get a tickle out of the preposterous visible of Orton RKOing a man actually on hearth. However it’s simply too foolish. The present ended with what we’re meant to consider is The Fiend’s corpse roasting in the course of the ring, but I am not satisfied it is going to imply a single factor. In an ideal world it would be the top of the character. I think we’ll see him on Uncooked or, if WWE exhibits an uncharateristic quantity of restraint, on the Royal Rumble.
Ranking: 0 stars. Dumb. You’ve got seen the gifs above, now you may skip the match.
Roman Reigns beats Kevin Owens to retain Common Title
Even higher than the wonderful open, this was so enjoyable from starting to finish. Excellent wrestling, excellent drama, this was the most effective match of Reigns’ title reigns to date, and simply probably the greatest WWE matches of the 12 months.
Reigns gained the match, however Kevin Owens was the star. He did such an amazing job of being the scrappy, plucky babyface — and it labored so properly as a result of Reigns was such a giving high heel. The reserving is such that the chances of Owens profitable have been tiny, but I believed a number of occasions that it could occur.
It began with Owens attacking Reigns as Reigns was posing within the ring throughout his entrance. Owens took out Reigns, however was rapidly attacked by Jey Uso. Thus started the story of the bout: It was Owens in opposition to Reigns and Uso at principally each flip. Owens crushed Uso’s ankle with a chair, and later powerbombed him by a desk. However every time Owens had victory in grasp, Uso would return to take it away.
The pacing was nice, as Uso was out for simply the correct amount of time for optimum drama. The match escalated properly, and was completely charming by the point Reigns and Owens traded massive strikes on the tail-end. So many nice spots, like when Owens baited Reigns to spear him, leading to Reigns crashing spectacularly by the baricade, plus an amazing sequence of counters that ended with Owens pop-up powerbombing Reigns by the desk.
Following that powerbomb, it seemed like Owens might actually win — however then Uso appeared for the distraction. After a stunner to Uso from Owens, Owens scaled the ladder as soon as extra. There, when victory was as soon as once more in grasp, Reigns appeared and choked him out with a guillotine atop the ladder.
Ranking: 5 stars. I’ve severe doubts that WWE will observe by with the momentum this efficiency gave Owens, and you can argue that Owens seemed like a loser babyface as two heels double teamed him and nobody got here out in his protection. However I would not change a factor about this match — I beloved it.
Charlotte and Asuka win Girls’s Tag Crew Titles
The bout begins off with a pleasant shock: Asuka’s thriller parter is a returning Charlotte Aptitude. After a easy match, Charlotte pinned Shayna Baszler following a pure choice.
Not quite a bit to say concerning the match itself. Asuka began, with Aptitude coming in to briefly tackle Nia Jax earlier than tagging out. Then a lot of the bout was Jax and Baszler getting warmth on Asuka, constructing to a scorching tag for Charlotte. Charlotte received that scorching tag certainly, clearing home and taking down Jax with a giant boot.
Asuka tagged herself in simply as Jax planted Charlotte with a Samoan Drop, hitting Jax with a flying dropkick. This result in Baszler tagging herself in. The 2 had a pleasant trade, resulting in Baszler getting the Karifuda Clutch, however Charlotte received a blind tag earlier than Baszler might lock it in. Moments later, after Asuka took Jax out on the skin, Charlotte scored the pin on Baszler.
Ranking: 2.5 stars. Not tremendous thrilling however, with the shock of Charlotte’s return, it did not must be.
The Damage Enterprise win Uncooked Tag Crew Titles
One other enjoyable match. After an explosive tag workforce match, Cedric Alexander pinned Kofi Kingston to win the Uncooked tag titles for himself and Shelton Benjamin.
Previous to the bout, Kingston and Xavier Woods promised “massive match New Day” in a backstage section. We received that, as the 2 lit the present up with actually enjoyable flurry of offense because the match opened. Ultimately, the Damage Enterprise slowed issues down — and would ultimately hit Xavier with their very own whirlwind of assaults. The spotlight for me is when Benjamin countered a Increase Drop from Kofi by standing up and catching him, with outstanding velocity. Such an insane athlete.
The end got here when Kingston was perched on the highest rope. Benjamin leaped up there and suplexed Kingston. As he was primed to hit a end, Alexander tagged in and nailed a Lumbar Test for the win.
Ranking: 3.5 stars.
Sasha Banks submits Carmella
I didn’t have excessive hopes for this match when it started. It adopted the lengthy and thrilling WWE Championship opener, and Carmella is not identified for having significantly sturdy matches. However I used to be improper to solid doubt, because the match ended up being excellent. It ended with Sasha Banks retaining her SmackDown Girls’s Championship with the Banks Assertion.
It did begin sluggish — doubtless with the intention to reset an viewers — with Carmella locking Banks in a few relaxation holds, but it surely picked up about halfway by. Banks’ offense seemed nice, as all the time, together with a very nice operating meteora. She additionally hit Eddie Guerrero’s 3 Amigos and Frogsplash combo, which is all the time good to see, for a two-count. However the match actually labored as a result of Banks additionally excels at bumping and promoting, and as such might make Carmella’s offense look sturdy too.
The spotlight got here as the 2 exchanged roll-up makes an attempt, after which countered out and in of every others’ submission holds (Carmella’s Cone of Silence, Banks’ Banks Assertion). There was a robust false completed when Carmella’s new supervisor, Reginald Thomas, pulled her out of the ring to save lots of her from a Banks Assertion. Banks dispatched him with an off-the-apron Meteora, however Carmella scored two superkicks on the skin earlier than rolling Banks in for a two-count.
Moments later, after a inventive reversal by Banks, Carmella would faucet to the Banks Assertion.
Ranking: 3.5 stars. An overachieving match.
Drew McIntyre retains WWE Championship
The present kicked off with a completely unbelievable TLC match for the WWE Championship. After 20 wince-inducing minutes, together with a Cash within the Financial institution cash-in by The Miz that prompted the match to grow to be a triple-threat halfway by, Drew McIntyre gained the bout to retain his title.
Miz’s cash-in happened three quarters by. Up till then, AJ and McIntyre wrestled an amazing match. McIntyre dominated a lot of the primary third, beating AJ out and in of the ring. However AJ turned it round after attacking McIntyre’s leg, together with a calf crusher submissions utilizing a ladder and later a chair. This was glorious, as AJ’s offense was plausible and McIntyre’s promoting was excellent.
Ultimately, AJ hit a Phenomenal Forearm. However as he was scaling the ladder to retrieve the gold, McIntyre scooped him up and gorilla-pressed him over the rope, by a desk. It was gnarly. As McIntyre climbed the ladder, The Miz ran right down to the ring, with John Morrison shut behind, and powerbombed McIntyre off the ladder and thru a desk. Miz formally cashed in his Cash within the Financial institution contract to make it a three-way.
As he triumphantly climbed the ladder, with each McIntyre and AJ incapacitated, he was stopped by AJ’s bodyguard, Omos. Omos then took Miz and dumped him outdoors, by a desk. RIP Miz. Morrison then tried to hit Omos with a chair, however the chair smashed aside upon coming in touch with Omos’ large again. Omos then chased Morrison to the again, taking each out of the equation.
The ultimate jiffy have been superior, with Miz, AJ and McIntyre propped up on two ladders within the heart of the ring. As one was knocked off, the opposite two would combat till there was one left — however then the primary individual knocked off would climb again up, rinse and repeat. It was tense, however in the end McIntyre would outsmart each by (as a substitute of climbing up the ladder to fulfill Miz and AJ) pushing the ladder holding AJ and Miz. AJ tumbles outdoors, Miz will get clocked with a Claymore, McIntyre scales the ladder and wins the match.
Ranking: 4.5 stars.
Kickoff Present end result
The Kickoff Present featured an eight-man tag match pitting Daniel Bryan, Large E, Otis and Gable in opposition to the workforce of Baron Corbin, Sami Zayn, Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura.
It ended with Large E scoring a pin on Intercontinental Champ Zayn after a Large Ending.