- We go backstage to Renee Young at the social media lounge. The hashtag for tonight is #WWETLC. Renee plugs a Facebook poll, shows off some tweets and encourages fans to talk TLC on social media tonight.
- We go back to the panel. They talk about Daniel Bryan vs. The Wyatt Family and CM Punk vs. The Shield. We go backstage to The Shield. Dean Ambrose says Punk should be scared because they’re going to beat him to a pulp. Seth Rolls takes a shot at The Rock and says “it doesn’t matter what Punk thinks” in regards to him coming out on top. Roman Reigns says Punk is just a liar, he has no chance tonight. Reigns says he’s got another spear waiting for Punk. Ambrose says Punk is a man of conviction and beliefs but after tonight, he will only believe in one thing – The Shield.
Fandango vs. Dolph Ziggler
We go to the ring and out first comes Summer Rae and Fandango.
Fandango cuts a promo on how he people of Texas dance. Dolph Ziggler is out next to a big pop. We take a break early in the match but come back to Ziggler in control. More back and forth. Ziggler with a Fame-asser for a 2 count. Fandango comes right back with a pin attempt of his own. Fandango with another big suplex for a 2 count.
They go to the top and Ziggler takes control. Summer gets on the apron and distracts Dolph, allowing Fandango to knock him to the mat. Fandango nails the top rope leg drop and gets the pin.
- We go back to Renee Young in the social media lounge to show off some fan tweets. The panel discusses Fandango’s win over Ziggler and Kofi’s attack on The Miz, who is no longer on the panel.
- We get another video package for Cena vs. Orton.
- The 2013 WWE TLC pay-per-view kicks off from Houston, Texas with Triple H’s music. He and Stephanie McMahon make their way out as Lilian Garcia introduces them. Stephanie speaks from the stage and says everyone is a part of history tonight. Triple H talks the history behind both titles, shouting out some legends who have held them. Both Randy Orton and John Cena’s names get booed when Stephanie plugs the match. Stephanie and Triple H head to the back. We get an opening video.
- We come back to the Toyota Center in Houston and get the pyro. Michael Cole welcomes us to TLC. We go right to the ring and out comes CM Punk.
Handicap Match: CM Punk vs. Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose
Punk makes his way out as Lilian Garcia does the introductions. We see some recent highlights of this feud before The Shield makes their way out, coming through the crowd.
We see the Spanish announce team which features Ricardo Rodriguez tonight. Punk starts things off with United States Champion Dean Ambrose. They lock up and break. They lock up again and Punk avoids going into their corner. They never get into it before Rollins tags in. Punk goes to the floor a break. Rollins chases after him but Punk runs back in the ring. Punk decks Ambrose and turns around to ducking a clothesline from Rollins. Punk takes Rollins to the corner and unloads with shoulder thrusts. Punk with back elbows to the face now.
Punk nails a neckbreaker and keeps control of Rollins. Reigns tags in and stares Punk down. Punk ducks Reigns and fires back with forearms. Reigns grabs Punk and tosses him into their corner. Reigns unloads. Punk kicks him and knocks Rollins and Ambrose off the apron. Punk turns around and Reigns levels him. Reigns mounts Punk with right hands now. Reigns stomps Punk and tags Rollins back in for some double teaming. Rollins works Punk over before tagging Ambrose back in. Ambrose with a pin attempt. Ambrose keeps control of Punk with a slow pace. Ambrose picks Punk up by his hair and whips him hard into The Shield’s corner. Reigns tags back in and keeps Punk down.
Reigns drops Punk and kicks him in the gut. Punk starts to make a comeback but Reigns cuts him off and tosses him out to the floor. Reigns follows and waits. Punk gets up and Reigns goes for a spear but Punk moves and Reigns flies over the announce table. Punk comes back in the ring as a doctor checks on Reigns. Reigns makes it back in and ends up tossing Punk back to the floor. It appears Reigns is suffering an eye injury after hitting the announce table. Rollins comes in and goes at it with Punk. Punk goes for GTS but Ambrose makes the save. Punk is distracted and turns around to a big shot from Rollins for a 2 count.
Reigns is still being looked at by a doctor. Punk shoves Rollins into Ambrose, sending Ambrose to the floor. Punk fights back for a 2 count on Rollins. We see Reigns on the floor and it looks like his eye is in bad shape. Punk ducks Rollins and hits a heel kick. Punk makes a comeback and nails a swinging neckbreaker. Punk realizes that Rollins is all alone. Punk with the high knee in the corner and a clothesline. Punk goes to the top and nails a crossbody for a 2 count. Punk with the Anaconda Vice on Rollins now. Ambrose makes the save and breaks it. Rollins tags Ambrose in. Ambrose with shoulder thrusts in the corner. Ambrose takes Punk to the top for a superplex but Punk headbutts him to the floor. Punk nails the big elbow drop and knocks Rollins off the apron. Punk with a 2 count.
Punk goes for GTS but Ambrose slides out. Rollins comes in and Punk hits a GTS on him. Ambrose comes in and slides out of GTS. Punk side steps a Reigns spear. Reigns accidentally spears Ambrose. Punk takes advantage and covers Ambrose for the win.
Winner: CM Punk
- After the match, Punk hits the stage to celebrate. Reigns, puffy eye and all, shows frustration in the ring as we go to replays. Rollins and Reigns talk as Ambrose tries to recover on the mat.
- Renee Young is backstage with AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka. Renee asks about Natalya winning and AJ says, “and they call me crazy.” AJ talks about how nobody has her number because hers is #1. She says the WWE Universe, Total Divas, Natalya and the Divas division are all jokes. AJ says she always wins when it counts and after tonight, she will be the only one laughing.
WWE Divas Title Match: Natalya vs. AJ Lee
We go tot he ring and out first comes Natalya in some new ring gear. WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee is out next with Tamina Snuka.
They lock up and Natalya goes for a quick roll up. AJ kicks out but Natalya takes her right back down with a headlock. AJ breaks out and starts working on Natalya’s arm. More back and forth. Natalya with a suplex for another 2 count. Natalya goes back to working on the arm as Tamina looks on. Natalya with a dropkick to the back of the head. AJ goes to the floor to regroup. Natalya follows and comes face to face with Tamina. AJ takes advantage with a baseball slide but Natalya sends her face first into the fan barrier. Natalya brings AJ back in the ring and stares at Tamina. Natalya comes back in but AJ kicks her off the apron.
AJ with a 2 count now. AJ with a headlock but Natalya stands up with her on her back. Natalya runs into a heel kick and AJ covers for another 2 count. Natalya rams AJ back into the corner and they both go down. Natalya runs into boots in the corner. AJ takes her back to the corner and kicks away. AJ charges with a clothesline but Natalya moves. Natalya goes for a slam but AJ turns it into a Black Widow submission. Natalya overpowers but AJ rolls her up. Natalya rolls through and dropkicks AJ in the face. Natalya catches a kick and clotheslines AJ. More offense from Natalya. Natalya nails a nice suplex and hits another. Natalya talks some trash and nails a sitdown slam. Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter and locks it in. AJ crawls for the ropes but Natalya pulls her back to the center of the ring. AJ breaks it and slams Natalya.
Tamina gets on the apron but Natalya knocks her off. AJ locks in the Black Widow again but Natalya breaks it. Natalya nails a big clothesline and goes for the Sharpshooter again but AJ rolls her up by her hair for the win.
Winner: AJ Lee
- After the match, Natalya gets emotional in the ring as we go to replays. AJ laughs her way up to the stage with Tamina.
- We get more hype for tonight’s title unification match.
We go to the ring and out comes Damien Sandow with a public service announcement. He rips on Southern slang and says he is about to become our champion. WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E Langston is out next to not much of a reaction.
They lock up and both go for their finishers but have no luck. They go at it. Big E nails a huge back drop and throws Sandow out of the ring under the bottom rope. They meet on the floor and Big E runs over Sandow. Sandow sends Big E into the ring post and he goes down. Sandow brings Big E back in for a 2 count. Sandow drops right hands and an elbow for another pin attempt. Sandow with a headlock.
More back and forth. Sandow counters Big E and nails a big clothesline for another 2 count. Sandow is very aggressive tonight. Sandow drops the Elbow of Disdain and a knee drop before covering for 2. Sandow with another headlock. Big E comes back and runs over Sandow into the corner. Sandow comes right back with a dropkick for another 2 count. Sandow with a knee drop. Sandow with headbutts to the back as he takes Big E to the corner. Big E ends up dropping back and slamming Sandow with an electric chair. Big E with a pair of clotheslines and a belly-to-belly suplex. Big E with a splash to the back and another 2 count. Langston goes for the Big Ending but Sandow counters and drops him for a 2 count.
Sandow goes for You’re Welcome but it’s blocked. Sandow slides out of a Big Ending and rolls Big E up for 2. Sandow with more offense. They run the ropes and Big E runs over Sandow. Langston drops his straps and nails the Big Ending for the win.
Winner: Big E Langston
- We see Randy Orton backstage getting ready. Vince McMahon walks up and shakes Orton’s hand before walking off.
- We go back to the announcers who send us back to the panel – Josh Mathews, Booker T and Mick Foley. We see footage from the pre-show where Kofi Kingston attacked The Miz while he was speaking. Booker says Miz vs. Kofi will take place tonight. Foley adds that it’s No DQ.
We go to the ring and out comes Zeb Colter with Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro. Rey Mysterio is out next followed by his partner Big Show. Ryback and Curtis Axel are out next followed by WWE Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes and Goldust.
Ryback starts things off with Cody. They lock up and Ryback sends him to the mat. They lock up again and Ryback takes control. Cody turns it around and tags in Goldust for some double teaming. Ryback takes Goldust to the corner and tags in Axel. Axel nails a big dropkick and they go at it. Goldust makes a comeback and kicks Axel to the mat before going to work on his arm. Goldust tags in Big Show. Axel tries to attack but Show overpowers and works on Axel’s arm. Show with a big chop to the chest.
Show with another big chop to the chest. The crowd chants for one more so Show gives it to them. Rey tags in and keeps up the attack on Axel. Axel turns it around and slams Axel as Ryback tags in. Ryback comes off the second rope with a splash and a 2 count. Ryback slams Rey’s face into the turnbuckles and tags back in Axel. Rey ends up countering and they clash in mid-air with crossbody attempts. Ryback comes back in but Rey tags in Goldust. Goldust unloads on Ryback and hits the big right hand. Goldust with a spinebuster. Goldust knocks Axel off the apron but turns around to a big shot from Ryback. Ryback misses a powerbomb and Goldust rolls him up for the pin. Ryback and Axel are eliminated.
Ryback drops Goldust on his way out of the ring. Jack Swagger comes in and takes Goldust to the corner before grounding him to the mat. Swagger takes it back to the corner and tags in Antonio Cesaro. Fans chant “we the people” as Cesaro and Swagger keep control. Goldust ends up on the floor. Swagger follows and runs over him with a big clothesline. Swagger brings Goldust back in for the ankle lock but he fights it off. Cesaro tags in and stops Goldust from tagging. Cesaro with a gutwrench slam and a 2 count. Goldust makes a comeback but Cesaro cuts him off and tags Swagger back in. Swagger with a bear hug now. Goldust finally rolls Swagger up for a 2 count and is almost able to make a tag but Swagger stops him. Goldust nails a springboard back elbow out of nowhere.
Cesaro tags in and hits the Cesaro Swing on Goldust. Swagger comes in and Cesaro catapults Goldust into a big slam from Swagger. Swagger covers for 2. Swagger nails a big Swagger Bomb and Cesaro tags in for more double teaming. 2 count by Cesaro. Another pin attempt by Cesaro. Cesaro with a headlock now. Goldust kicks Swagger off the apron and kicks Cesaro away. He goes to tag but Swagger pulls Cody off the apron. Goldust comes off the top with a hurricanrana on Cesaro. Show grabs Swagger on the floor and tosses him into the barrier. Goldust and Cesaro go at it. Goldust nails a powerslam. Goldust tags in Show. Show runs over Cesaro and slams him face first from high in the air. Show with a back splash in the corner and a big forearm. Show knocks Swagger out and turns around to knock Cesaro out of the air. Show covers for the pin. Swagger and Cesaro are eliminated.
It’s down to Show and Rey vs. Goldust and Cody now. Show helps Goldust to his feet and makes sure he’s good to go before they lock up. Goldust with a headlock. Show fights out and knocks Goldust out of the ring. Show brings Goldust back in by his head and slams him on the mat. Show runs into a boot in the corner. Goldust goes up top for a crossbody and nails it but Show kicks out at 2. Show catches a kick but Goldust blocks a chokeslam. Goldust nails a DDT for a 2 count. Cody tags in for some double teaming on Show. They nail a double suplex and Cody covers for 2.
Cody goes for a Disaster Kick but Show knocks him out of the air. Rey tags in and unloads on Cody. Rey goes to the top and nails the senton. Cody comes back with a kick and a sunset flip. Rey rolls through with a kick to the head and a 2 count. More back and forth. Cody nails a Disaster Kick for a 2 count. Rey blocks Cross Rhodes and drops Cody for 619. Goldust comes in and Rey drops him for 619 also. Rey hits it on Goldust first. Show grabs Goldust and throws him into the barrier outside of the ring. Cody gets caught but rams Show back into the apron. Show scoops him but Cody slides out and sends Show face first into the ring post. Cody springboards in but Rey powerbombs him for a 2 count. Rey comes off the top but gets caught. Rey blocks Cross Rhodes. Cody blocks a 619 but Rey rolls him up for another close 2 count. Fans chant “this is awesome.” Cody finally nails Cross Rhodes for the win.
Winners: Cody Rhodes and Goldust
- After the match, Show comes back in the ring and shakes hands with the Rhodes brothers. Show helps Rey up and Goldust checks on him also. Rey falls back to the mat and Show helps him to the back.
- There’s a backstage segment with Titus O’Neil, Darren Young, The Great Khali, Los Matadores and El Torito to promote the Brawlin’ Buddies toys. Vickie Guerrero and Brad Maddox come in and play fight with each other until everyone else walks out. Kane walks in and his music plays. He stares at Vickie and Brad as they hurry away. Kane picks up the Cena toy and has the Brodus Clay toy knock him out of the room.
Brodus Clay vs. R-Truth
They go at it to start the match. Truth takes Clay to the corner and works him over. Clay turns it around but runs into a forearm and a pair of boots. Truth with a missile dropkick and a pin attempt. Truth with a scissors kick and another pin attempt. They end up on the floor and Truth takes Clay back down. Truth brings it in the ring but Clay turns things around. Clay drops Truth in the corner and stomps away. Clay goes to the second rope and squashes Truth.
Clay with a 2 count and an elbow drop. Clay drops a big double leg drop. Clay keeps control and socks Truth in the mouth with a right hand. Clay hits a big suplex and starts mocking Truth. Tensai has been yelling at Clay to get the pin. Clay with a pair of splashes in the corner that sends Truth out to the floor. Clay goes to throw Truth into the steel steps but Tensai gets in the way and they argue about Clay getting the win. Clay brings Truth back in and follows. Clay turns Truth upside down in the corner and charges with a pair of splashes. Tensai comes up on the apron and argues with Clay, telling him to get the cover. Clay says he’s better than Tensai. Tensai drops off the apron and walks off. Cameron and Naomi argue with Clay now. They also walk out. Clay turns around to a kick to the jaw from Truth. Truth rolls Clay up for the win.
No Disqualification Match: Kofi Kingston vs. The Miz
We go to the ring and out first comes Kofi Kingston. The Miz is out next.
They go at it and Kofi beats Miz down in the corner. Kofi follows Miz to the floor and continues the aggressive attack. Kofi brings Miz back in but tosses him right back over the top rope. Kofi charges with a suicide dive through the ropes but Miz cuts him off with a big right hand to the jaw. Kofi comes back and sends Miz crashing into the barrier. Kofi with kicks to the gut now. Kofi goes for Trouble in Paradise but Miz ducks and Kofi kicks the ring post. Miz works on the leg now.
Miz ends up bringing Kofi back in the ring and working on his leg. They go back to the floor with Miz in control. He brings Kofi back in for another 2 count. More back and forth. Miz with the big clothesline in the corner. Miz comes flying off the ropes but Kofi dropkicks him in mid-air. Fans chant “boring” and they want tables. Kofi ends up getting the win.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
- We get more hype for tonight’s main event plus a video package for The Wyatt Family and Daniel Bryan.
Handicap Match: Daniel Bryan vs. Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan and Luke Harper
We go to the ring and out first comes Daniel Bryan to a big pop. The lights go out, the lantern lights up and out comes The Wyatt Family. Bray sits at ringside in his rocking chair as Rowan and Harper enter the ring.
Rowan starts off and Bryan charges. Rowan turns it around but Bryan fights back. Rowan drops Bryan with a big elbow to the mouth. Fans chant for Bryan as Harper tags in for some double teaming. Bryan turns it around on Harper and kicks away. Harper cuts him off with a huge slap to the mouth. Rowan tags back in and keeps Bryan down in the corner. Rowan with a big body slam and another. Harper with an elbow to the lower back and now a bear hug. Bryan tries to make a comeback but Harper powerbombs him for a 2 count. Bray finally tags in.
Bray comes in and yells at Bryan before splashing him in the corner. Bray wails away on Bryan and beats him down in the corner. Bray whips Bryan hard into the corner. Bray walks upside down like a spider before tagging in Harper for some double teaming. Harper with the gator roll as fans chant “that was creepy” at Wyatt. Rowan comes back in and manhandles Bryan some more. Rowan hits a big fall-away slam. Harper comes back in with a big boot before tagging in Wyatt. Bray yells at Bryan some more. Bray offers Bryan one last chance to shake his hand. Bray says he will make all of this go away. Fans chant “no!” at Bryan. He kicks Bray’s hand and they brawl. Bryan ducks a clothesline but Wyatt takes him out with a big elbow in the air.
Bray tags in Harper and orders him to finish Bryan. Harper nails a powerbomb but Bryan kicks out at 2. Harper goes back to Bray for more advice. Harper misses a big running boot in the corner as Bryan moves out of the way. Bryan hulks up and dropkicks both Rowan and Bray off the apron. Bryan with a dropkick on Harper. Bryan takes Harper to the top for a super back drop. Harper kicks out at 2. Bryan with kicks on Harper now. Bryan goes to the top and nails the flying headbutt but Rowan breaks the pin. Rowan misses a splash in the corner. Bryan traps Rowan in the ropes and unloads on him with kicks. Bryan comes in off a tag but Bryan kicks him off the apron. Rowan also gets kicked off the apron. Harper gets sent over the top. Bryan rolls up Wyatt for 2. Wyatt connects with a kick to the head. Bryan runs the ropes and nails a suicide dive on Harper, sending him into the announcers. Bryan drops Rowan into the steel steps. Bryan fights back in and nails a missile dropkick on Bray. Bryan goes for the Yes Lock but Bray beats him in the head with right hands.
Bray nails Sister Abigail on Bryan for the win.
Winners: The Wyatt Family
- After the match, Bray cradles Bryan’s head and laughs as we go to replays. We come back and The Wyatt Family is posing over Bryan, who is still knocked out. The lights go out with Bray laughing.
- We get a “don’t try this at home” promo and more from the announcers and then the pre-show panel. Foley predicts Cena will win while Booker goes with Orton.
- They air a video for tonight’s main event.
TLC Match for the Unified WWE Title: John Cena vs. Randy Orton
We go to the ring and see both belts hanging high above the ring. Tables, ladders and chairs are all around the ring. Out first comes WWE Champion Randy Orton to mostly boos. World Heavyweight Champion John Cena is out next to a big mixed reaction. We get official ring introductions from Josh Mathews.
They lock up and go to the corner. Cena with a headlock now. Orton fights out but Cena drops him with a shoulder. Cena goes to the floor and grabs a table but Orton nails him from behind. Orton grabs a ladder and stands it up in the ring. Cena stops him and crashes the ladder into Orton, sending him over the top rope. Cena goes back to the table and slides it into the ring. Cena leans the table in the corner as Orton clutches his elbow. Cena goes for an Attitude Adjustment but Orton slides out. They attempt shots into the table but get blocked. Orton brings a chair into the ring and kicks the ladder out. Orton charges with the chair but Cena blocks it. Orton kicks him and nails him with the chair. Orton with chair shots to the gut now.
They go to the floor and Orton keeps control with the chair. Orton mocks Cena. Orton swings the chair but Cena ducks and Orton smacks the ring post. Cena grabs the chair and beats Orton with it now. Cena sets up a table on the floor. He tries to powerbomb Orton through it but Orton slides out. Orton sends Cena crashing into the steel steps. Orton goes back in the ring and stands the ladder up. Orton climbs the ladder but Orton stops him. Cena pulls Orton back down and they go at it. Orton with a dropkick. Orton with a kick to the gut and a headbutt. Orton keeps control and works Cena over. Cena fights back but Orton powerslams him.
Orton slides another chair and ladder into the ring. Cena hits Orton with the ladder and sets it up under the belts. Cena climbs the ladder but Orton stops him. Orton grabs the ladder and charges but Cena ducks it. Orton grabs the chair and cracks Cena in the back with it. Another big shot to the back from Orton. Orton exposes the turnbuckle now. Cena comes back with shoulder tackles and the big slam. Cena goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle but Orton kicks him in the face. Orton sends Cena head first into the corner where a steel chair is wedged. Orton brings a ladder back in the ring and climbs for the belts. Cena stops him once again and knocks Orton to the mat. Cena hits a Five Knuckle Shuffle from high on the ladder. Cena knocks Orton from the apron through a table on the floor, using a ladder. Cena sets the ladder up and climbs for the belts.
Cena grabs the belts but Orton rushes in at the last minute and nails a RKO. They trade shots on their way up now. Cena brawls back and clotheslines Orton over the top rope. Cena goes after him and slams him face first into the apron. Cena nails Orton in the face with the steel steps. Orton looks to be busted open. Orton gets up and Cena hits him in the head with the steps again. Cena brings a table into the ring and leans it in the corner. Cena goes back after Orton but Orton decks him in the head with a microphone. Cena goes down. Orton drops Cena onto the steel steps. Orton mounts Cena and wails away with microphone shots to the head. Orton takes apart the Spanish announce table now. Orton takes his time as Cena gets up. Orton goes for a punt kick but Cena moves. Cena puts Orton through the announce table with an Attitude Adjustment.
Cena crawls back into the ring and stands the ladder up. Cena is slow to climb but goes for the belts. Cena grabs the belts and tries to bring them down but Orton tips over the ladder. Cena is stuck hanging above the ring. Orton cracks him in the back with a chair, causing Cena to fall without the belts. Orton wails away with chair shots on Cena. Orton taunts Cena as he tries to get up. Cena rushes up out of nowhere and spears Orton through a table in the corner. Orton goes to the floor while Cena is down in the ring. Orton lifts up part of the floor mats and has a handcuff and chain hidden there. Orton cuffs Cena to the bottom rope. Cena recovers and is shocked. Orton enters the ring and taunts Cena with the cuff key. Orton tosses the key out into the crowd.
Cena tries to break the cuff chain while Orton walks up the ramp and grabs the tallest ladder there is. Cena watches as Orton stands the ladder up. Cena struggles with the cuff chain and unscrews the bottom rope from the turnbuckle. Cena meets Orton at the top of the ladder with the belts, bottom rope still hooked to him. Cena beats Orton in the head and knocks him to the mat. Cena is hung up on the loose bottom rope and has a problem getting the belts. Orton grabs the bottom rope and tries to pull Cena off the ladder with it. The ladder tips and Cena falls face first into a ladder. Orton stands the ladder back up and takes his time taking the belts down.
Winner and New Unified WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Randy Orton
- After the match, Orton celebrates with his belts. “No Chance” hits as Triple H, Stephanie McMahon and Vince McMahon make their way out. Cena looks from outside the ring as Vince congratulates Orton. TLC goes off the air with the McMahons standing around Orton with his two titles.