In my opinion the second best PPV of 2011. All the matches were interesting, whether it be because of the build-up, the participants or simply the fact that it's TLC.
United States Championship Match:
Dolph Ziggler vs. Zack Ryder
Good match between these two guys, this was one of the best openers to a PPV in 2011. It was good to see Zack's Dad in the crowd, he looked genuinely proud of his son's accomplishments.
WWE Tag Team Championship Match :
Air Boom vs. Primo & Epico
Now, I wasn't keen on any of these guys, Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne have never interested me, they just fly high and get the crowd going, woop. But in this match, i'd never truly payed proper attention towards Epico And Primo, seeing as they actually used really good, unique tag-team moves frequently, I strongly suggest getting this DVD just for that matter, it's rarer to find a brilliant tag-team match than to find a Mew in Super-smash Brother's. Melee.
Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett
Table matches..in my opinion the worst concept of a match ever. Well, I guess these two did pull of a good match, it had it's moments where it'd feel abit blunt though. As a Wade Barrett fan, I was rather disappointed with his performance, but the ending was really cool in this match, and I was kinda glad this match ended when it did. Their fued was awesome..this is a forgettable match.
Divas Championship Match
Beth Phoenix vs. Kelly Kelly
Kelly Kelly can't wrestle..Beth Phoenix can..
Intercontinental Championship Match:
Cody Rhodes vs. Booker T
I'm sorry, this match was so disappointing, I really thought that Cody Rhodes or Booker T could really pull this off. To start of, they had this match running throughout the night really, Cody Rhodes kept attacking Booker T either backstage, or as Booker T was in the middle of his entrance. So this made me feel as though Goldust would re-place Booker, but didn't. However, I enjoyed the match itself I guess, it showed me that two guys with nearly a 20 year difference can wrestle together with decent chemistry. Not all that amazing, but well done Booker T!
Sledgehammer Ladder Match:
Triple H vs. Kevin Nash
Right, now..when I first watched this match, I wasn't too keen on it. Firstly, the idea is that, the person who climbs the ladder and get's the sledge-hammer, can use it throughout till pinfall or submission. So, was it a good match? Yeah, it had some very good moments, but it reminded me too much of Triple H vs Undertaker (Wrestlemania 27); great moments, but slow transitions. There were a few botches in here, which I blame Nash for..I also don't feel the connection between these guys here..the only emotional part, is at the end of the match. But well done to Triple H, for using the ladder in ways I've never seen before.
Sheamus vs. Jack Swagger:
Fairplay, this match was actually really good. I say this, because Swagger (who is the biggest jobber in the mid-card division..if you get what I mean?) actually did have momentum in this match, which (against Sheamus) I was really impressed. I would say, this would be your above average/good match on Smackdown though, so although impressive, it wasn't the greatest match on the card.
Chairs Match for the World Heavyweight Championship:
Mark Henry vs. Big Show
Probably the worst match between Mark Henry and Big show, I didn't like the concept of the match, I don't like the Big Show, I didn't like how boring it was, I really didn't like how it was so quick, and this was just..by FAR..the worst match on the card.
(Initial) Rating: 2/10
However, I'm not the one for spoilers, but you all probably know anyways. After the match, Big Show gets his little buddy out, and the crowd go absolutely crazy. For this, and the fact that I fist pumped for 3 minutes, the rating goes up.
Triple Threat TLC Match for the WWE Championship:
CM Punk vs. The Miz vs. Alberto Del Rio
Okay, so this match was actually one of my favorite matches of 2011. It was a very predictable winner, but it did have me going at times where I thought someone else was going to win. CM Punk had a very good showing, proving to the world why he currently deserves to be WWE Champion. In this match, there was the use of many tables, broken ladders, chairs and even handcuffs. I would recommend this PPV just for the purpose of this match.
So overall a very good, consistent PPV. If you havn't already noticed, John Cena wasn't on the card either.
Overall Rating: 8/10