WWE TLC Results (12/19) - New World Champion!
Airdate: Monday, December 19th, 2010 (Pay-Per-View)
Location: The Toyota Center in Houston, Texas
Results by Wrestling Attitude
"Yes, sir, we promised you a great main eventů"
WWE TLC Opener:
We start out the show with a video package highlighting tonight's Tables, Ladders and Chairs theme, as well as the main feuds heading into tonight.
The pyro hits and Michael Cole welcomes us to the PPV proper. Cole hypes tonight's TLC theme right off the bat before gloating about his Slammy awards and introducing Matt Striker and Jerry Lawler who will be announcing with him tonight. The Intercontinental Championship is shown dangling above the ring, and it looks like we'll get a three way ladder match to kick things off. Kofi Kingston's music hits and he makes his way out to the ring to a big pop.
Triple Threat Ladder Match
- Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Jack Swagger
All three men stare each other down and everything breaks down quickly with everyone going after everyone else. Kofi is able to toss Ziggler to the outside and he turns around into a couple of big right hands from Swagger. Kofi tries to fight back but Swagger buries his shoulder in Kofi's midsection, only to run right into Kofi's back, stunning both men and sending them to the floor. Ziggler sets up a ladder and races up itwhile both men are stunned, almost reaching the title before Kingston and Swagger tip him over and send him to the outside. Kingston hits Swagger with a beautiful dropkick before slamming the ladder down on top of Swaggers hands and wrists. Ziggler is in with another shorter ladder. He takes Kofi down and wedges the other ladder in the corner, avoiding a dropkick from Kofi and connecting with a big neckbreaker.
Swagger is back in the match after having his wrist quickly taped by a medic and he slams Ziggler's face into the mat. Swagger sets up a ladder but Kofi jumps through the ladder with a double knees to Swagger that knocks him back. Kofi begins to climb, but jumps off onto Swagger instead. Kofi puts a ladder on top of Swagger, but ends up eating a rocker dropper into the ladder from Ziggler. Everyone is down and Vickie Guerrero is in the ring. She begins climbing the ladder slowly. Kingston is in and he climbs, telling Vickie to stop. Vickie doesn't listen and continues to climb, reaching for the belt, but Kingston begins to tip the ladder. Vickie screams, but Kofi drops the ladder when Swagger comes in and hits him with another ladder from behind. Swagger slams the ladder into Ziggler before climbing the ladder sets up in the middle of the ring. Kingston in turn picks up the smaller ladder and uses it to knock Swagger to the outside before eating a clothesline over the top rope from Ziggler.
Kingston is the first man back into the ring, but Swagger isn't far behind, immediately locking in the ankle lock. Kingston begins scaling the ladder while Swagger keeps the ankle lock hooked in. Ziggler jumps over both men and climbs to the top of the ladder, reaching for and touching the belt. Ziggler climbs to the outside side of the ladder, and Kingston kicks Swagger off, sending him crashing down to the mat. Kingston climbs and he and Ziggler fight it out at the top of the ladder. Kingston looks to get the advantage with a couple of quick right hands, but Ziggler is able to lock in the sleeper at the top of the ladder. Kingston fights the sleeper off and knocks Ziggler down a rung before reaching for the title. Ziggler comes back, stopping Kingston and reaching for the title himself. Kingston knocks Ziggler off the ladder, and Kingston has a clear shot for the title. Swagger climbs up the ladder and he and Kofi both reach for the title simultaneously grabbing it and letting it fall to the mat. Ziggler scrambles under the ladder and picks up the belt, and the referee calls for the bell.