Welcome to the WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2016 results coverage! The latest pay-per-view arrives from Dallas, Texas at American Airlines Center on Sunday, December 4th and is a SmackDown exclusive event. The majority of the matches feature special stipulations including the use of weapons including tables, ladders, and chairs. Here’s a look at all of the big match-by-match results and major highlights for TLC 2016!
Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt defeated Heath Slater and Rhyno via pinfall to become new tag team champions. Late in the match, Rhyno went after Luke Harper on the floor, delivering a spear onto him. As Rhyno got back in the ring, he watched Bray do his crab walk, causing a distraction. Orton used that moment to strike and hit the RKO on Rhyno for the pinfall win. Post-match, Harper came into the ring and Orton took his belt from him. Later, Orton stared at Harper who was holding Bray’s belt for him. Orton eventually put his belt on Harper’s shoulder and then the three Wyatt members posed together.
Nikki Bella defeated Carmella via pinfall in a No Disqualification match. The finish saw Nikki use a fire extinguisher to spray down Carmella before hitting a finisher for the pinfall. Post-match, Nikki was leaving up the ramp but Carmella stopped her on the mic saying she hasn’t evened the odds yet, because she knows who attacked her at Survivor Series. Carmella revealed it’s Nikki’s “Total Divas” friend Natalya.
The Miz defeated Dolph Ziggler in a ladder match to retain the Intercontinental title. Two ladders were set up in the middle of the ring near the end. Ziggler got up both and was near grabbing the title but Miz kicked him between the legs and Ziggler fell off. Miz pulled down the belt and retained the championship. Post-match, Miz got on the mic to cut a promo about how he’s a winner and everyone else including Ziggler are losers.
Baron Corbin defeated Kalisto via pinfall in a Chairs match. Late in the match, Kalisto gained control after picking up a chair and slamming it against Corbin’s back several times. Kalisto went up top for a big move and jumped off, but Corbin was ready with a chair to smash against him on the way down. Corbin took the pin for the win. Post-match, he tore the top off the announcers’ table and yelled at Mauro Ranallo that this is going to happen to everyone and it will be “the end of days.”
Alexa Bliss defeated Becky Lynch in a Tables Match to win the WWE SmackDown Women’s title. Late in this one, Becky was on the apron and Bliss on the floor. Bliss pulled on the apron to trip up Becky and then got under her to deliver a huge powerbomb. Becky crashed through the table set up next to the ring and the bell rang. Bliss was handed the championship and taunted the fans from in the ring as she celebrated. Outside the ring, the female interviewer tried to get some comments from Becky but she didn’t want any part of it. A teary-eyed Becky said she didn’t want to talk right now and doesn’t feel good about herself. She walked up the ramp upset.
AJ Styles defeated Dean Ambrose in a TLC Match for the WWE World Heavyweight title. The match went inside and outside using tables, ladders, and chairs throughout. In one big spot, Ambrose had control and tore apart all of the announcers’ tables. He set up a ladder on the farthest one down the line and put AJ on the table next to that. Ambrose jumped off and hit an elbow drop to crash through AJ on the table. Later, Dean set up a ladder in the ring as AJ was still down on the outside. Ambrose got up the ladder a bit but Styles got to the apron and then jumped off the top rope to hit a Phenomenal Forearm, taking Ambrose down off the ladder.
In an amazing move by Styles he set up Ambrose on a table near the bottom of the ramp. AJ got back in the ring, jumped on the side top rope and hit a 450 splash to crash through Ambrose through the table. Styles went back in the ring again and set up the ladder ready to claim the title. Just then, James Ellsworth came walking down the ramp wearing a neck brace. Styles came to the outside and punched him down, then tore the ring steps apart. He brought Ellsworth back onto the half of the steps for a Styles Clash, but Ambrose rushed over to clothesline Styles and hit Dirty Deeds with Styles on the steel steps.
Back in the ring, Ambrose set up the ladder and made the climb but Styles came in and went up with him. Ambrose managed to punch Styles off to the outside. Dean continued the climb looking ready to grab the title. Ellsworth got in the ring and shoved the ladder over, causing Dean to crash through the table on the outside. Fans chanted “Yes” as Ellsworth left the ring and encouraged Styles to get in and make the climb. AJ did just that and grabbed the belt to remain champion.
As Styles’ music played on, he celebrated on top of the ladder with the title. Ellsworth pumped his fists in celebration as he backed up the ramp, while Ambrose was laying through the broken table unconscious.