On Sunday evening, the final WWE pay-per-view of the year will take place with TLC which has had quite little build-up. Injuries and other situations have caused some rumored matches to be scrapped, but the card for TLC does have seven confirmed bouts with many having stipulations attached. While some more matches could be added to the card before it is time for it to go live, the card has been virtually finalized after Friday Night SmackDown.
There were rumors that a match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship was going to be on the card, but it had to be scrapped. Braun Strowman is dealing with a back injury that won't allow him to enter the ring for a match against Shinsuke Nakamura.
The match most likely to land in the main event will be WWE Universal Champion Bray Wyatt facing off against The Miz. It is not expected that it will be Miz taking on "The Fiend," but the sweater-wearing Wyatt who is the host of the "Firefly Fun House" segments. As of this writing, there is no gimmick or stipulation attached to this match and it is not for the title.
Another big match on the card has The New Day defending the SmackDown Tag Team Championship. As reported by the official website of WWE, this will be a Ladders Match which could lead to it being the most entertaining bout on the entire card.
In an interesting move, The Viking Raiders have decided to issue an open challenge on Sunday for their Raw Tag Team Championship. There had been speculation that they would be facing Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows of The O.C., but that didn't end up being confirmed for TLC.
As of Saturday afternoon, there were only seven matches totally confirmed for TLC and none assigned to the Kickoff Show yet. It is possible that one or two more could be added to the card, but that still remains to be seen.
Here is the fully announced card for TLC 2019:
- WWE Universal Champion Bray Wyatt vs. The Miz
- Roman Reigns vs. Baron Corbin - TLC Match
- SmackDown Tag Team Championship: The New Day (c) vs. The Revival - Ladders Match
- Rusev vs. Bobby Lashley - Tables Match
- WWE Women's Team Championship: The Kabuki Warriors (c) vs. Raw Women's Champions Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair - TLC Match
- Aleister Black vs. Buddy Murphy
- Raw Tag Team Championship: The Viking Raiders (c) vs. TBD by an open challenge