WWE TLC 2018 PPV Predictions & Spoilers of Results (Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2018) | Smark Out Moment
The WWE Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2018 pay-per-view is presented by Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live and scheduled for December 16, 2018 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. Follow along here for spoilers and information on the event's card, lineup of matches and news regarding the pay-per-view.

The following are my predictions for the 2018 WWE TLC PPV. Check back for Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2018 results and review coverage here when the time comes..

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Mixed Match Challenge Tournament Finals: MahAlicia (Jinder Mahal and Alicia Fox) vs. Fabulous Truth (R-Truth and Carmella)

This has been so whacked out with all the replacements. I think we had something like 8 different substitutions throughout this season, and I can't imagine this was at all what WWE had planned for the #30 Royal Rumble entry spots at the beginning of this whole thing, as I doubt that was even the planned prize until they had announced it. As far as a winner prediction goes, the only reason I'm going with Fox and Mahal is because I feel like they'll want to do at least R-Truth or Carmella having a dance break in the Royal Rumble, if not both, and they can't do that in the #30 spot. That has to come midway through or so.

PREDICTION: Jinder Mahal and Alicia Fox win.

Intercontinental Championship Match: Seth Rollins (c) vs. Dean Ambrose

I had thought this would be a TLC match, but for some reason, even though this has a belt involved, they didn't do that. Are they trying to save the gimmick match for later down the road? Have they just checked out of this feud a bit? I don't know. As far as winner, I'm kind of stuck on that, too. It entirely depends on what they want to do with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania. If the rumor is true that Rollins will fight Lesnar, which I hope isn't the case, then he has to drop this title and he might as well do it here to Ambrose. But Ambrose is the type of person who doesn't need a title and is almost weighed down by it, so it wouldn't shock me at all if Rollins retains and then drops the title to someone else later down the road, or to Ambrose in January instead of now.

PREDICTION: Dean Ambrose wins the title, unless the story being told is Rollins winning but Ambrose continuing to be a thorn in his side and eventually costing him the belt through interference on the Road to WrestleMania.

TLC Match: Baron Corbin vs. Braun Strowman

Stipulation: If Corbin wins, he becomes permanent Raw general manager. If he loses, he forfeits his authority on Raw and Strowman gets a title shot at Brock Lesnar at Royal Rumble

Logic would dictate Strowman would win, right? That is, of course, unless someone interferes and costs him the match to start a new feud, like Lashley.

UPDATE: This match is unlikely to happen, with Strowman's injury, but they're still acting like it's technically on the card. However, I'm assuming the alternative is going to be a six-man tag team match with Corbin, Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley (if he isn't in the MMC finals) against Elias, Finn Balor and either Dolph Ziggler or Kurt Angle.

PREDICTION: Braun Strowman wins if it's a singles match. If it's a six-man tag, it depends on any stipulation.

WWE Championship Match: Daniel Bryan (c) vs. AJ Styles

Frankly, I don't know if WWE had this plan all along, or if they just panicked and threw a Daniel Bryan heel turn into the mix to change things up for the sake of shock and getting the attention off all the problems. Once that happened, this rematch was obviously the direction to go.

PREDICTION: Bryan retains the title, unless there is even more chaos up WWE's sleeves.

Raw Women's Championship Match: Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Nia Jax

No way Jax wins. Not a chance.

PREDICTION: Ronda Rousey retains the title.

SmackDown Women's Championship TLC Match: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka

Hm...so I had thought that Asuka against Becky Lynch could have been a possible WrestleMania match, if they don't go with Nia Jax against Becky Lynch. I don't think Asuka/Flair makes sense for Mania. Now, I'm very curious if Asuka is being worked into the plans in some way, with this being the first step...

PREDICTION: Becky Lynch retains the title.

Finn Balor vs. Drew McIntyre

I honestly don't think this match is going to happen. I think they're going to have to pull Strowman from his match with Corbin and as a replacement, they'll do Balor, Elias and either Kurt Angle or Bray Wyatt against Corbin, McIntyre and Lashley.

PREDICTION: McIntyre wins, if the match happens.

Ladder Match: Elias vs. Bobby Lashley

I honestly didn't think this match was going to happen. I thought they'd merge it with Balor/McIntyre and Corbin/Strowman.

Instead, it's now a ladder match where a guitar will hang and whoever grabs it can use it. These matches are ridiculous, because it's already a No DQ match by being a ladder match. If you grab the guitar and that's not the end of it, why not just beat the fuck out of the person with the ladder?

PREDICTION: Elias wins, if the match happens.

SmackDown Tag Team Championship Triple Threat Match: The Bar (c) vs. The Usos vs. The New Day

So why is this happening when The New Day lost a few chances at the titles, instead of just The Usos getting a title shot? Oh well, at least we know it should be good due to the teams involved.

PREDICTION: The Usos win the titles?

Tables Match: Natalya vs. Ruby Riott

I don't get why this is on the card, but some other things that would be more important are. Oh well. This should be a pre-show thing anyway.

PREDICTION: Natalya wins.

Cruiserweight Championship Match: Buddy Murphy (c) vs. Cedric Alexander

Very, very shocked that this match is on the card, not just because it's a 205 Live match, but because they've already done this before and it's just a rematch. I would have thought maybe they'd establish a new challenger, instead. Oh well, at least we know this will be good, even if they put it on the pre-show instead of the Natalya/Riott match.

PREDICTION: Buddy Murphy retains the title.

Chairs Match: Randy Orton vs. Rey Mysterio

They really shoehorned the chair thing in like they do every year. Ugh. Hopefully, this is a brutal match that really showcases Orton's dark edge.

PREDICTION: Flip a coin. It doesn't matter. Let's go with Orton.

PREDICTED MATCHES (as of 12/10/2018)

Raw Tag Team Championship Match: Bobby Roode and Chad Gable (c) vs. The Authors of Pain

I can't help but feel that Roode and Gable only won these titles because WWE wanted to convince people that Raw is exciting and to tune in because anything can happen, not that they're supposed to actually be the champions right now. I fully expect AOP to win them back and if this card wasn't already so stacked, I would think it would happen here. I guess it'll just happen on Raw next week instead.

PREDICTION: I don't think the match is happening, but if it does, AOP wins.

United States Championship Match: Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Rusev

Forgive me if I think after all these months of Nakamura not meaning a damn thing to the booking committee that he isn't going to be scheduled for this card, but no, I don't think this match will actually happen here. It's just a possibility, but I think it'll stay on SmackDown.

PREDICTION: Shinsuke Nakamura retains the title.

Jeff Hardy vs. Samoa Joe

This could happen, but I don't think it will. I figure it's just a TV feud.

PREDICTION: Samoa Joe wins.

Universal Championship Match: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. LMAO

Seriously, you think Brock is showing up here? Come on. He's popping up MAYBE at Royal Rumble and like two episodes of Raw and then he MIGHT drop the belt at WrestleMania, but he might even keep it longer than that. This is what happens when you put the belt on him. You get months of nothing.

PREDICTION: "Fuck you, you're getting Rollins/Ambrose. That's good enough. Shut up." from Vince McMahon

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