WWE TLC 2009 Predictions | Smark Out Moment

WWE TLC 2009 Predictions

Posted by Anthony Mango Tuesday, December 8, 2009
This month, TLC no longer stands for Tender Loving Care nor The Learning Channel, but rather the much more brutal Tables, Ladders, and Chairs - a pay-per-view featuring those dangerous weapons. So far, the gimmick ppvs have been hit or miss, but on paper this looks rather impressive save for one giant pale Irish flaw.

Women's Championship: Michelle McCool (c) vs. Mickie James
I have a feeling that Beth Phoenix may be turning face soon to balance out the trio of Michelle/Mickie, Natalya/Beth, and Layla/Maria and that the booking of the triple threat #1 contender match where Natalya and Beth kept going at it was a test run for such a turn. If that does happen, Mickie just might not end up being the champion by defeating Michelle, as that could go to Beth instead. Do I really care? No. But I'd rather see Beth turn face and have a good set of matches with Natalya than to have the same old garbage on rerun where Mickie beats Layla and then Michelle tries her hardest to cut a promo but comes off looking stupid. Because there are three other titles that have the potential to change hands here, I don't think this will be one of them.

PREDICTION: Michelle McCool retains.

Intercontinental Championship: John Morrison (c) vs. Drew McIntyre
Well we all know that it isn't long before Drew McIntyre wins the title from Morrison. Why? Because HHH likes him, and whoever HHH has a crush on is pushed (see Sheamus). The question is whether or not Morrison drops it now or later. It could go either way, though I'm starting to think there may be a chance at Morrison winning the Royal Rumble (which I would love to see) and if that's the case, he won't be Intercontinental champion at the same time, so he could very well drop it here, although he could also drop it on Smackdown in between now and the Royal Rumble. I foresee three potential title changes at this ppv, and I don't think they'll pull the trigger on all three, so this may or may not happen depending on the other two. The match itself should be decent but not great, as I haven't been impressed by McIntyre at all yet.

PREDICTION: McIntyre wins by pinfall or loses.

Randy Orton vs. Kofi Kingston
Kingston has looked great so far and the only win that Orton has over him (recently) was through cheap methods, so I'd be surprised if Kofi walked out with the win. Orton will get a quick RKO after a very back-and-forth match. Kingston will lose, but he'll walk out looking very good in the process.

PREDICTION: Randy Orton wins via pinfall.

ECW Championship (Ladder Match): Christian (c) vs. Shelton Benjamin
Goddamn am I excited about this! I love ladder matches, I think Shelton's massively underrated, and I think Christian has done a great job putting people over as of late. These two are having a great set-up where both are staying face and talking about stealing the show, and I think it's a guarantee that they will. I'm a little worried that they may try TOO hard and get injured, but then again, these two know what they're doing. I can see Christian dropping the title here in order to participate in the Royal Rumble, and Shelton having to defend against Regal at the ppv.

PREDICTION: Shelton Benjamin wins the title.

WWE Championship (Tables Match): John Cena (c) vs. Sheamus
I won't drag this down by reiterating why I feel this way (as, again, you can read my full thoughts in this article) but simply put, I think it's a travesty that Sheamus is being put in a main event spot just because he's friends with HHH, and I think it's a huge mistake. An even bigger mistake will be if they somehow are stupid enough to give Sheamus the title here, but I'm hoping and praying that that doesn't happen. I don't think it will, but you never know, as the WWE has shown at times to be INCREDIBLY incompetent. Still, as said, I think Cena will retain here, and I think the layout will be very similar to what we've seen a million times. Sheamus spends the entire match beating the hell out of John who fights back a few times but doesn't do too much. Then out of nowhere, Cena is able to give Sheamus the Attitude Adjustment onto a table and retain.

PREDICTION: John Cena retains.

World Heavyweight Championship (Chairs Match): Undertaker (c) vs. Batista
Like the IC title match, it's more of a question of when rather than if. I'm more inclined to think that Batista wins the title here and Undertaker enters the Royal Rumble, but you never know as they may want to do a rematch between the two at the ppv. Whatever happens, I hope this feud doesn't last long as I'm tired of Taker/Batista, and I hope that if Batista is going to be walking into WrestleMania as champion that he faces Morrison or Cena instead of Triple H. Don't ask me how that might happen, but you can NEVER count HHH out of the world title for WrestleMania.

PREDICTION: Batista wins the championship.

Unified Tag Team Championship (TLC Match): JeriShow (c) vs. DX
If this match would have taken place a few months ago, I would have thought JeriShow would drop the titles and Jericho would win the world title from the Undertaker. Now that that is over with, it seems like they won't be doing Edge/Jericho, most likely since Edge needs more time to recover. Instead, Jericho and Big Show will probably remain tag team champions up until WrestleMania. Therefore, DX has to either lose here or drop the titles back to JeriShow soon afterwards. The match will have its slow points with Big Show but should be entertaining overall.

PREDICTION: JeriShow retains.

With the Road to WrestleMania approaching fast, it's hard to say whether or not this pay-per-view will be a catastrophe or a glorious beacon of awesomeness in the eyes of history, seeing as how one little mistake can theoretically ruin their Superbowl of 2010 or start a snowball effect of amazement. We'll just have to wait and see and hope they know what they're doing.

Tony Mango is the head writer, host of Smack Talk, and founder/CEO/director of operations for Smark Out Moment as well as all branches under A Mango Tree including Fanboys Anonymous. He is a writer, creative director/consultant, media manager and entertainer. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


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