- The 2012 WWE TLC pay-per-view opens up with Lilian Garcia. They sound the bell 26 times for the victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary school tragedy. Lilian thanks everyone and we go to an opening video for TLC.
We go to the ring and out comes Rey Mysterio for his team. Tables, ladders and chairs are set up on the way to the ring. Sin Cara is out next for his team. The winners of this match will get a future WWE Tag Team Title shot. Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes are out next. Sandow cuts a promo and disses Brooklyn. Cody rips their facial hair and a small "Cody's mustache" chant starts. Sandow says they will give everyone something to talk about tonight.
The match starts and they go at it. Sandow and Rey, Cara and Rhodes. They double team Cody and send him out to the floor. Cara leaps off Rey's back and elbows Sandow in the face. Rey and Cara toss Sandow out and they've cleared the ring early. They hit a double slide kick on Sandow and go under the ring for a table, sliding it back in the ring. Cody comes in but they drop him with the table. Sandow ducks it but they kick his legs out. They hit Sandow in the face with the table next. Rey and Cara set the table up now. Rey puts Sandow on it while Cara goes up top. Cody makes the save. Cody throws Rey out of the ring while they double team Cara.
Cody works on Rey outside now. Back in the ring for more double teaming on Cara. They go to double team Cara through the table but he counters and sends Sandow to the floor. Rey stops Cody from attacking Cody. Cara goes at it with Cody and arm drags him across the ring. Cody drops Cara's face in the corner and hits the Disaster Kick. Sandow whips Rey into the ring post. More double teaming on Cara. Sandow and Rhodes in control on the floor now. They put Cara's leg in between the steel steps and ram it with a table. They set up two tables on the floor and put Rey and Cara on top of them. Cody runs the ropes but Rey trips Sandow. Rey stops Cody and hits a senton from the top. Rey with the DDT on Sandow. Cody tries to powerbomb Rey but Rey sends him to the floor. Rey leaps from the apron to the floor and takes out Rhodes. Cara leaps in and unloads on Sandow.
Cara takes Sandow out on the floor while Rey brings Cody in the ring for back and forth. Rey goes for 619 and nails it. Rey puts Cody on the table and goes up top. Sandow knocks Rey off the top and makes the save. They hit Rey in the head with a table and he goes to the floor. Cara comes in and takes down Sandow with an enziguri. Cara limps as he sends Cody to the floor. Cara with another big kick to Sandow. Cara tries to springboard in on Sandow but Cody rushes in and shoves Cara out of mid-air, sending him crashing through a table on the floor.
Winners and New #1 Contenders: Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes
- After the match, officials and Rey check on Cara while Rhodes and Sandow celebrate in the ring.