WWE TLC 2017
October 22, 2017
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
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WWE TLC Kickoff Match: Sasha Banks vs. Alicia Fox
Sasha and Fox are engaging in rockers punches. Fox is trying to regain composure on the outside. Fox with a knee to midsection of Sasha. Fox bounces Sasha’s head on the top turnbuckle. Sasha responds with a series of forearm shames. Fox connects with a hair whip. Fox mocks Sasha. Fox punches Sasha in the jaw. Fox applies a rear chin lock. Sasha gets back to a vertical base. Sasha with a Lou Thez Press to Fox. Sasha transitions into a ground and pound attack. Sasha is throwing Fox around the ring like a ragdoll. Fox is begging for mercy in the corner. Sasha dropkicks Fox out of the ring. Fox is losing her mind as we head to a network commercial break.
Fox shoves Sasha off the top rope. Sasha delivers back to back forearm strikes. Fox connects with a Tilt-A-Whirl Back Breaker. Fox brings Sasha back into the ring at the count of eight. Fox with the lateral press for a two count. Fox goes back to the rear chin lock. Sasha with a Leg Scissors TakeOver that sends Fox face first to the middle turnbuckle. Sasha goes for a Running Crossbody Block, but Fox catches her in mid-air. Fox dumps Sasha in between the ropes.
Fox is throwing a temper tantrum. Fox with Back to Back Northern Lights Suplex’s for a two count. Sasha is trying to create distance. Fox goes for another back breaker, but Sasha counters with a Crossbody Block. Sasha rolls Fox over for a two count. Sasha sends Fox crashing to the outside. Sasha dishes out more forearm strikes to Fox. Sasha connects with a Tilt-A-Whirl Head Scissors. Sasha kicks Fox in the chest. Fox responds with a Big Boot for a two count. Fox goes for the Scissors Kick, but Sasha ducks out of the way. Fox slaps Sasha in the face. Sasha locks in the Bank Statement which forces Fox to tap out.
Winner: Sasha Banks via Submission
First Match: Asuka vs. Emma
Emma is trying to play mind games with Asuka. Asuka floats over into a front face lock. Asuka transitions into a Grounded Dragon Sleeper. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Emma applies a wrist lock. Asuka responds with a side headlock. Emma goes for a shoulder block, but Asuka stands still. Asuka blocks a right hand from Emma. Emma starts showing off her grappling skills. Asuka applies a Modified Fujiwara ArmBar. Emma slaps Asuka in the face. Emma kicks Asuka in the gut. Asuka drops Emma with a Running Hip Attack. Asuka stomps on Emma’s ass. Asuka with a single leg takedown to Emma. Emma fights out of the Ankle Lock. Emma lands a Basement Dropkick that knocks Asuka off the ring apron.
Emma whips Asuka into the ringside barricade. Back in the ring, Emma repeatedly rams Asuka face on the canvas. Emma with the lateral press for a two count. Emma bounces Asuka’s head on the top turnbuckle. Emma gets Asuka tied in the tree of woe. Emma kicks Asuka in the back. Emma starts yanking the hair of Asuka. Emma connects with the Emma Sandwich for a two count. Emma drives her elbow to the back of Asuka’s neck. Asuka fights out of the Full Nelson Submission Hold. Emma slaps Asuka in the face. Asuka tells Emma to bring it.
Asuka goes for a German Suplex, but Emma blocks it. Asuka with the O’Connor Roll for a two count. Asuka drops Emma with the Shining Wizard. Asuka ducks a clothesline from Emma. Asuka with a Missile Dropkick. Asuka starts kicking Emma in the head. Emma responds with a forearm shiver to the back of Asuka’s neck. Emma follows that with a Sliding Leg Lariat for a two count. Emma is distracted by the Minneapolis crowd. Asuka gets Emma trapped in the Ankle Lock. Asuka connects with a German Suplex. Emma hip tosses Asuka off the ring apron. Emma rolls Asuka back into the ring. Asuka dishes out a Spinning Leg Lariat. Asuka applies the Asuka Lock which forces Emma to tap out.
Winner: Asuka via Submission
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Second Match: Cedric Alexander & Rich Swann vs. Jack Gallagher & THE Brian Kendrick
Swann and Kendrick will start things off. Kendrick drives his knee to the midsection of Swann. Kendrick hits Swann in the back. Kendrick goes for a Snap Mare TakeOver, but Swann lands back on his feet. Swann dishes out a knife edge chop. Kendrick brings Swann to the corner. Kendrick tags in Gallagher. Gallagher applies a Inverted Indian Death Lock. Swann transitions into a side headlock. Gallagher leapfrogs over Swann. Swann SomerSaults over Gallagher. Swann connects with a dropkick. Swann tags in Alexander. Alexander drops Kendrick with a back elbow strike. Kendrick makes the blind tag. Alexander with a Leg Scissors TakeOver to Kendrick. Alexander follows that with a Dropkick that sends Kendrick crashing to the outside.
Gallagher trips Alexander from the outside. Swann levels Gallagher with a Flying Cannonball off the ring apron. Alexander delivers a Double SomerSault Plancha to Gallagher and Kendrick. Alexander goes for the cover, but Kendrick kicks out at two. Alexander lands a knife edge chop. Alexander tags in Swann. Swann whips Kendrick into a Tilt-A-Whirl Back Breaker by Alexander for a two count. Swann heads to the second rope. Swann is distracted by Gallagher. Kendrick drives Swann’s knee to the canvas. Kendrick tags in Gallagher. Gallagher applies a Cravate. Following a snap mare takeover, Gallagher stomps on Swann’s chest. Gallagher tags in Kendrick. Kendrick connects with a ButterFly Suplex. Gallagher and Kendrick continues to cut the ring in half.
Gallagher talks smack to Alexander. Swann launches Kendrick out of the ring. Gallagher goes for a Back Body Drop, but it’s to no avail. Swann makes the hot tag to Alexander. Alexander with a perfectly placed elbow strike across the jaw of Gallagher. Alexander follows that with a HandSpring RoundHouse Kick for a two count. Alexander with a SpringBoard Clothesline for a two count as Kendrick breaks up the pin attempt. Kendrick rams Alexander’s back to the ring apron. Swann goes for a Tornado DDT, but Kendrick counters with a Northern Lights Suplex. Gallagher tags in Kendrick. Alexander with the inside cradle for a two count. Kendrick responds with a SuperKick. Kendrick gets Alexander trapped in the Captain’s Hook. Swann breaks up the Submission Attempt with a Phoenix Splash. Swann lands a RoundHouse Kick. Gallagher responds with a Vicious HeadButt. Alexander plants Kendrick with the Lumbar Check to pickup the victory.
Winner: Cedric Alexander & Rich Swann via Pinfall
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Third Match: Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Mickie James For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Bliss applies an arm-bar. Mickie transitions into a hammer lock. Mickie with a Double Leg TakeDown to Bliss. Mickie follows that with a jack knife cover for a two count. Bliss is hiding in between the ropes. Mickie slaps Bliss in the ass. Mickie ducks a right hand from Bliss. Bliss drives her elbow to the jaw of Mickie. Bliss applies a wrist lock. Mickie uses her athleticism to regain control of the match. Mickie connects a Hair Whip. Mickie follows that with a Running Boot for a two count. Bliss sends Mickie to the ring apron. Bliss snaps Mickie face off the top rope. Bliss starts targeting the left shoulder of Mickie. Bliss goes for the cover, but Mickie kicks out at two. Mickie is having a hard time getting back on her feet.
Bliss applies an arm-bar. Mickie gets back to a vertical base. Mickie delivers a series of forearm shivers. Bliss responds with a Swinging Arm-Ringer for a two count. Bliss steps on Mickie’s wrist. Mickie is trying to fight out of the corner. Mickie creates separation with a Hurricanrana. Mickie and Bliss are trading back and forth shots. Mickie drops Bliss with a Leg Lariat. Mickie rams Bliss face into the canvas. Mickie starts unloading on Bliss. Mickie with a Spinning Heel Kick to midsection of Bliss. Mickie has Bliss shoulders pinned to the mat for a two count.
Mickie goes for a DDT, but Bliss counters with the Standing Switch. Mickie with a Standing Bridge for a two count. Bliss connects with a Sunset Flip PowerBomb for a two count. Bliss is showing her frustration. Mickie ducks a forearm smash from Bliss. Mickie drops Bliss with a Flap Jack. Bliss knocks Mickie off the top turnbuckle. Bliss goes for the Twisted Bliss, but Mickie ducks out of the way. Mickie levels Bliss with the Missile Dropkick for a two count. Bliss responds with a Throat Punch. Mickie lands a Desperation Thrust Kick. Bliss whips Mickie’s face to the middle turnbuckle. Bliss plants Mickie with the DDT to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE Raw Women’s Champion, Alexa Bliss via Pinfall
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Fourth Match: Kalisto (c) vs. Enzo Amore For The WWE CruiserWeight Championship
The referee is trying to calm Kalisto down after the bell rings. Kalisto blocks a Big Boot from Enzo. Kalisto applies a side headlock. Enzo drops Kalisto with a back elbow strike. Enzo applies a side headlock. Kalisto leapfrogs over Enzo. Kalisto goes for a Spinning Leg Lariat, but Enzo ducks out of the way. Kalisto is chasing Enzo around the ringside area. Enzo misses on a Elbow Drop. Kalisto connects with a Tilt-A-Whirl Head Scissors TakeOver. Kalisto starts kicking Enzo in the hamstring. Kalisto mocks Enzo. Enzo is stumbling and bumbling around the ringside area.
Kalisto lands a Suicide Dive. Kalisto rolls Enzo back into the ring. Enzo is trying to create separation. Kalisto is distracted by the referee. Enzo drives Kalisto face to the top turnbuckle. Enzo repeatedly stomps on Kalisto’s chest in the corner. Enzo with a clubbing cross faces to Kalisto. Enzo kicks Kalisto in the ribs. Kalisto responds with a Roll Through Leg Lariat. Enzo rams his boot across the chest of Kalisto for a two count.
Enzo applies a rear chin lock. Kalisto gets back to a vertical base. Kalisto launches the back of Enzo’s head to the bottom turnbuckle. Kalisto drops Enzo with an Enziguri from the ring apron. Kalisto follows that with the Spike Hurricanrana for a two count. Kalisto goes for the Salida Del Sol, but Enzo blocks it. Enzo connects with a Flying DDT for a two count. Enzo goes for the JawdonZO, but Kalisto blocks it. Kalisto is dragging Enzo to the center of the ring. Enzo with a perfectly placed thumb to the eye of Kalisto. Enzo plants Kalisto with the JawdonZo to pickup the victory.
Winner: New WWE CruiserWeight Champion, Enzo Amore via Pinfall
Fifth Match: AJ Styles vs. “The Demon” Finn Balor
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Balor backs Styles into the ropes. Balor applies a side headlock. Balor goes for a shoulder tackle, but Styles stands still. Coming out of test of strength, Balor and Styles are in a standing switch exchange. Balor with a leg scissors hold to Styles. Styles tells Balor to bring it. Balor lands a spinning heel kick to the midsection of Styles. Styles leapfrogs over Balor. Styles connects with the dropkick. Balor responds with an enziguri from the ring apron. Balor gets Styles in the SurfBoard Submission Hold. Balor transitions into an Inverted Indian Death Lock. Styles crawls to the bottom rope to create separation.
Styles with a jaw breaker to Balor. Styles follows that with a knife edge chop. Balor dropkicks Styles out of the ring. Balor goes for the SomerSault Plancha, but Styles counters with a clothesline. Styles delivers a knee drop for a two count. Balor starts forearming Styles in the corner. Styles kicks Balor in the jaw. Styles drops Balor with the Phenomenal Forearm for a two count. Styles with a Running Pendulum Back Breaker. Styles kicks Balor in the back. Styles and Balor are trading back and forth shots.
Styles levels Balor with a Step Up Enziguri for a two count. Balor dishes out a flurry of bodyshots. Balor with a Running Enziguri that sends Balor crashing to the outside. Balor connects with the SomerSault Plancha. Balor follows that with a SlingBlade. Balor goes for the Running Basement Dropkick, but Styles counters with the Ushigoroshi. Balor fights out of the Styles Clash Position. Styles with a WheelBarrow Gut Buster for a two count. Following a Double Leg TakeDown, Balor repeatedly stomps on Styles gut. Balor lands a Hesitation Dropkick. Styles responds with the Calf Crusher.
Balor blocks another Phenomenal Forearm Attempt by Styles. Balor takes out Styles with the PK. Balor with a Running Basement Dropkick that sends Styles back first into the ringside barricade. Styles tackles Balor over the announce table. Balor ducks a clothesline from Styles. Balor and Styles collides into each other with a Double Crossbody Block. Following a Forearm Exchange, Styles connects with the Phenomenal Blitz. Balor drops Styles with a Over Head Kick. Balor with the 1916 for a two count. Balor drives Styles into the turnbuckles. Styles with a SpringBoard FrankeSteiner for a two count. Styles goes for the SpringBoard 450 Splash, but Balor ducks out of the way. Balor plants Styles with the ShotGun Dropkick. Balor lands the Coupe De Grace to pickup the victory.
Winner: “The Demon” Finn Balor via Pinfall
Sixth Match: Jason Jordan vs. Elias Samson
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Jordan backs Samson into the corner. Samson goes for a side headlock, but Jordan counters with back to back waist lock takedowns. Samson is trying to create separation. Jordan shoves Samson. Samson is regaining his composure on the outside. Samson punches Jordan in the jaw. Samson with a clubbing blow to the back of Jordan. Samson applies a side headlock. Samson drops Jordan with a shoulder block for a two count. Samson applies an arm-bar. Jordan leapfrogs over Samson. Jordan connects with a Running Slam for a two count.
Jordan dropkicks Samson for another two count. Jordan applies a Sleeper Hold. Samson with a Knee Strike that sends Jordan face first to the middle turnbuckle. Samson rams Jordan’s face on the ring apron. Samson with the lateral press for a two count. Samson clotheslines Jordan. Samson locks in the Abdominal Stretch.
Jordan tosses Samson out of the ring. Jordan lands a series of haymakers. Jordan drives Samson back first into the turnbuckles. Jordan connects with a Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex. Jordan follows that with a Corner Spear. Jordan with a Saito Suplex for a two count. Jordan places Samson on the top turnbuckle. Samson has Jordan staggering after a high knee strike. Samson bodyslams Jordan into the turnbuckles. Samson goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Jordan counters with a inside cradle to pickup the victory.
Winner: Jason Jordan via Pinfall
Seventh Match: The Miz, Sheamus, Cesaro, Kane and Braun Strowman vs. The Shield & Kurt Angle in a 5 on 3 Handicap Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match
The Shield and Angle starts things off with multiple chair shots to Team Miz. Ambrose sends Cesaro out of the ring. The Shield is wearing Kane down with a flurry of chair shots. Rollins and Ambrose with the Suicide Dive to The Bar. Angle hits Strowman with a ladder. Rollins drops Kane with a Flying Knee Strike. Ambrose kicks Kane out of the ring. The Shield starts clearing the German and Spanish Announce Tables. The Bar gets in The Shield’s way. Rollins sends Sheamus shoulder first to the steel ring steps. Ambrose places Cesaro crotch first on the ringside barricade. Strowman runs through Rollins with a Body Avalanche.
Strowman switches his focus to Angle. Rollins and Ambrose sends Strowman to the steel ring post. The Shield takes out Kane and Strowman with a Flying Elbow Drop/Frog Splash off of separate ladders. Angle rolls Miz back into the ring. The Bar starts double teaming Angle. Sheamus is choking Angle with a chair. The Bar connects with a Double Clothesline. Miz and The Bar goes for the Shield PowerBomb, but Ambrose and Rollins gets in the way. Sheamus with a ground and pound attack to Ambrose. Cesaro hits Rollins in the back with a broken table piece. Angle delivers a series of German Suplex’s to Miz, Sheamus and Cesaro.
Kane gets back on his feet. Angle ducks a clothesline from Kane. Kane drives his elbow across the jaw of Angle. Kane goes for the ChokeSlam, but Angle counters with the Ankle Lock. Strowman chopblocks Angle. Strowman sends Angle crashing into the barricade. Strowman plants Angle with a Running PowerSlam through a table. Team Miz is absolutely destroying The Shield. Angle is being taken to the backstage area. Sheamus whips Rollins sternum first to the turnbuckles. Strowman with a clubbing blow to the back of Ambrose. The Bar sends Rollins face first to a steel chair that was wedged in the corner. Sheamus with a Flying Double Axe Handle to Ambrose. The Shield are getting mollywhopped.
Strowman goes for the Running Body Avalanche, but Rollins sends Strowman shoulder first to the steel ring post. Rollins SuperKicks Kane. Sheamus and Rollins are trading back and forth shots. Kane accidentally hits Strowman in the back with a chair. Miz is trying to calm Strowman down. The Shield jumps into the melee that’s ensuing in the center of the ring. The Bar goes for a Trust Fall PowerBomb, but the table didn’t break. Strowman launches Ambrose through the table in the corner. A Garbage Truck arrives to the stage. Cesaro and Strowman dumps The Shield into the Garbage Truck. The Shield takes out Team Miz with Stereo Crossbody Blocks. Miz is hightailing back into the ring.
Rollins hits Miz in the back with a steel chair. The Shield are double teaming Miz on the stage. Kane attacks Rollins from behind. Kane uppercuts Ambrose. The Shield goes for a Double Vertical Suplex, but Strowman blocks it. Kane starts brawling with Strowman. Kane ChokeSlams Strowman off the stage. Kane deposits a collection of chairs on top of Strowman. Rollins whips Miz face first across the video board. Kane ChokeSlams The Shield through two tables. Strowman finds a way to get back on his feet and he’s pissed. Strowman attacks The Miz & The Bar. Strowman and Kane are exchanging blows around the garbage truck. Strowman goes for the Running PowerSlam, but The Bar drags Kane off his shoulders.
Kane drops Strowman with a Big Boot. Team Miz dumps Strowman into the garbage truck. The Garbage Truck heads out of the Target Center. Miz drops Rollins with a DDT. The Bar follows that with their White Noise/Diving Clothesline Combination for a two count. Kane sets up for the TombStone, but Angle returns to the ringside area. Angle with a Back Body Drop to Cesaro. Angle dodges a Brogue Kick from Sheamus. Angle connects with an Angle Slam on the stage.
Angle slams Cesaro through a table. Angle with a big haymaker to Miz. Kane clotheslines Angle. The Shield Spears Kane through the ringside barricade. Miz from behind delivers the Skull Crushing Finale for a two count. Miz goes for another Skull Crushing Finale, but Angle counters with the Ankle Lock. Miz kicks Angle out of the ring. Rollins drops Miz with the V-Trigger. Ambrose follows that with the Dirty Deeds. Angle continues the sequence with the Angle Slam. The Shield and Angle plants Miz with the Olympic Shield Bomb to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Shield & Kurt Angle via Pinfall
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