WWE TLC was a wild show. It featured several solid matches and two exceptional World Championship matches. But the main event, Firefly Inferno, was Peak Cringe WWE – and Randy Orton apparently burned and killed The Fend.
Nevertheless, for Dumb as the main event, TLC was still a great show. Nothing was worse until the main event, and the two world title matches – which retained both Drew McIntire and Roman Reigns – should look good.
Below are the complete WWE TLC 2020 results.
Randy Orton sets fire to The Find
After a night of wrestling far better than anyone had expected, we got a main event that was as bad for everyone as expected. In a Firefly Inferno match, in which the goal was to burn a portion of his opponent’s body into flames, Randy Orton lit “The Fend” Bray Wyatt’s jacket on fire, winning the match very badly.
Then, after the match, he poured gasoline on The Ferrand’s unconscious body and then set it on fire. Cold
The match was so bad. Within minutes, The Fend raised his arms to summon flames – causing flames outside the Flemethrowers around the ring. There was no drama, because The Fenced does not sell the most things. It was mostly just controversy with the exchange of a few signature moves.
It mostly meant nothing. Some may have enjoyed it, and many will certainly get a tickle from the retrospective scene of Orton RKOing, which literally fires a person. But this is very silly. The show ended with something that we believe is the corpse of Fiend wandering in the middle of The Ring, yet I’m not convinced it would mean the same thing. In an ideal world this would be the end of the character. I doubt we’ll see him on Raw if WWE showed an indefinite amount of restraint at the Royal Rumble.
Rating: 0 stars idiot. You have seen the gif above, now you can skip the match.
Roman Rance retains Universal title by defeating Kevin Owens
Even better than the excellent open, it was a lot of fun from beginning to end. Outstanding wrestling, outstanding play, it was the best match of the reign title so far, and easily one of the best WWE matches of the year.
The match won, but Kevin Owens was the star. He did such a great job of being a raucous, lazy babyface – and it worked so well because Reigns were such top heels. The booking is such that Owens’ chances of winning were small, yet I have at times believed that it will happen.
It was started by Owens attacking Riggs while Riggs was posing in the ring during his entry. Owens ruled, but was swiftly attacked by Jay Uso. Thus began the story of the bout: it was against Owens on Riggs and Uso at basically every turn. Owens crushed Uso’s ankle with a chair, and later powerbombed him through a table. But each time Owens won in a victory, Uso returned to take it back.
The pacing was great, as Euos was out for just the right time for optimal play. The match went well, and by the time Riggons and Owens traded big moves at the tail-end, it was completely captivating. So many great spots, such as when Owens banned Riggans for rigging him, resulted in Riggins crashing gracefully through the barricade, as well as a great series of counters that Owens popped up with powerbombing Riggons. Ended with
After that powerbomb, it seemed that Owens could actually win – but then Uso appeared to be distraught. Following a stunner from Owens to Uso, Owens once again extended the ladder. There, when the victory was once again understood, Reigns appeared and knocked him out of the ladder with a guillotine.
Rating: 5 stars I have serious doubts that WWE will pace Owens after this performance, and you could argue that Owens looked like a loser babyface, like two heels double him and no one defending him He Came. But I won’t change the point about this match – I liked it.
Charlotte and Asuka win women’s tag team titles
The boxing begins with a nice surprise: Asuka’s mystery parter is a returning Charlotte Flair. After a simple match, Charlett pinned Shayna Beazler after a natural selection.
Not much to say about the match. Asuka began, briefly to come to Nia Jaxa before tagging along to Flair. Most of the fights then were Jax and Bussler warming up to Asuka, who was producing a hot tag for Charlett. Charlate actually got that hot tag, to clear the house and take down Java with a big boot.
Asuka tagged herself, stating that Jackson engaged Charlett with a showman drop, hitting Jackson with a flying drastic. This leads to bassler tagging Self There was a good exchange between the two, which led to Basler getting the Karifuda clutch, but Charlotte got a blind tag before Baszler could close it. Shortly afterwards, after Asuka takes Jackson out, Charlett pins Bassler.
Rating: 2.5 stars. Not super exciting, but with the surprise of Charlotte’s return, it didn’t need to be.
Heart Business Wins Raw Tag Team Title
Another fun match. After an explosive tag team match, Cedric Alexander pinned Kofi Kingston to win the RAW tag title for himself and Shelton Benjamin.
Prior to the bout, Kingston and Xavier Woods promised “big matches new day” in the backstage segment. We got that, as both of them created a lot of uproar about the show with the opening of the match. Eventually, the Hurt business slowed things down – and eventually hit Xavier with his tornado of attacks. The highlight for me is when Benjamin counted a boom drop from Kofi and caught him with remarkable speed. Such a crazy athlete.
The finish came as Kingston sat on the top rope. Benjamin leaped there and defeated Kingston. As he primed to hit a finish, Alexander tagged along and naming a lumbar check for the win.
Rating: 3.5 stars
Sasha Banks beats Carmela
I did not expect much of this match when it started. It followed the long and exciting WWE Championship opener, and Carmela is not known for particularly strong matches. But I suspect it was wrong, because it was great after the match ended. It ended with Sasha Banks and retained the SmackDown Women’s Championship with a Banks statement.
There was a possibility of a slow start – Carmella closed the banks to keep the audience going again, but it caught the middle of the way. Banks’ offense looked great, as always, including a well-run meteorite. She also hit Eddie Guerrero’s 3 Amigos and Frogplash combo, which always seems good for a two-count. But the match was really working because the banks also collide and sell, and Carmella’s offense could be strong as well.
The highlight came in the form of two exchange roll-up efforts, and then countered into each other’s submission holdings (Carmella’s Cone of Silence, Banks Banks Statement). When Carmella’s new manager Reginald Thomas pulled him out of the ring to save him from the Banks statement, a strong falsity came to an end. Banks sent him off-the-apron with Meteora, but Carmella scored two superkicks on the outside before Banks rolled for a two-count.
Moments later, after a creative rearrangement by Banks, Carmella would tap on the Banks statement.
Rating: 3.5 stars. An overbearing match.
Drew McIntire retains WWE Championship
The show kicked off with a stunning TLC match for the WWE Championship. After 20 wins-indenting minutes, a penny in the bank cash-in by The Miz led to the match becoming a triple-threat, with Drew McIntire winning the bout to retain his title.
Miz had a cash-in of about three quarters. By then, AJ and McIntire fought a brilliant match. McIntire became quite dominating in the first third, beating AJ inside and outside the ring. But AJ swung at McIntire’s leg after attacking him, including using a calf crusher ladder and later a chair. This was excellent, as AJ’s offense was reliable and McIntire’s sales were outstanding.
Eventually, AJ executes a spectacular event. But as he was moving up the ladder to obtain the gold, McIntire lifted him up and stabbed the gorilla with a rope through a table. It was amazing. As McIntire climbed the ladder, The Miz ran under the ring, behind John Morrison, and powerbombed McBeer from the ladder and through the table. The Miz officially cash-to-cash its Money in the Bank contract to make it three-way.
When he triumphantly climbed the ladder, along with both McIntire and AJ, he was intercepted by AJ’s bodyguard, Omos. Omos then took Miz and threw him out through a table. Rip midge. Morrison then tried to hit Omos with a chair, but the chair broke apart as Omos came in contact with the giant’s back. Omos then followed Morrison out of the equation.
The final few minutes were awesome, with Miz, AJ and McIntire standing on two ladders in the middle of the ring. As one was knocked out, the other two would fight until one left – but then the first knocked one would climb back up, rinse and repeat. This was tense, but eventually McIntire would knock out both (and instead climb the ladder to meet Miz and AJ) and push the ladder up, grabbing AJ and Miz. AJ collides from the outside, Miz encounters a claymore, McIntire wins the ladder and wins the match.
Rating: 4.5 stars
Kickoff show result
The Kickoff Show featured an eight-man tag match against Daniel Bryan, Big E, Otis and Gable against the team of Baron Corbin, Sami Zayn, Sisaro and Shinsuke Nakamura.
It ended with Big E scoring a pin on Intercontinental Champion Zan after the Big Ending.