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WWE TLC 2017 Results and Review
Sasha Banks defeated Alicia Fox
Alicia Fox has been hitting her stride as someone that is crazy, and hits hard in the ring. She busted Sasha Banks wide open on Raw, and in this match the two hit each other hard. I mean a lot harder than most of the divas or the women, rather, and it was nice to see them get physical and not “sexy”. The two put on a show of strength and eventually Banks would get the big win.
Asuka defeated Emma
There is no rhyme or reason for the way that this match went. Asuka won but it took her roughly 20 minutes to get the job done. Emma has been a jobber on Raw but was able to take on Asuka in this match and surprise her. She nearly got a few pinfalls, and that really shocked the crowd. But of course it was Asuka getting her big win and moment on the PPV that really was the story here, and it was a good opener for a hot crowd of 13,000 plus fans.
Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann defeated Jack Gallagher and The Brian Kendrick
This was a high flying, fast paced match, and it really was good to see. The main spot I recall was a Phoenix Splash from the top onto Kendrick, and a lot of diving. I loved it. This was a great cruiserweight match that was a lot of fun to watch and had some great spots overall. The teams work really well together, and the crowd was into the offense, even if no one is watching 205 Live.
Alexa Bliss defeated Mickie James
Mickie James carried Alexa Bliss to a great match in my opinion. The two had some miscues at certain times, but overall, this match was a fun romp that had a lot going for it. It had a lot of back and forth, good chemistry at times, and Bliss hitting and missing her moves. James is a veteran and can go fast or slow, and doesn’t look winded at all. I liked this one, and Bliss would get the win with the DDT because I like her and that’s awesome! Or because she’s awesome, I don’t know, I love her.
Enzo Amore defeated Kalisto
Well, you knew this was going to happen, didn’t you? Well Kalisto put on a good lucha match, and you know what? Enzo was good too. That’s right, Enzo was great here and he put on a show of great back and forth action with some great overall moves. His top rope leaping DDT is great to watch, and really is a positive. He would win with a thumb to the eye, and a roll up, but that’s ok.
The Demon Finn Balor defeated Aj Styles
A dream match for the ages, and it was quite good overall. A lot of back and forth, no one got the advantage early on, and the two traded moves like there was no tomorrow. Styles looked tired from his 18 hour flight, but Balor carried him at times, and you know what? Styles is the best in the world at what he does, and it shows. The Demon would get the win with his finisher, and he would come out like Alex Wright on Raw. This was a good overall match, with lots of back and forth, kicks, and some nice shotgun blasts from Finn Balor, who took this first of what may be many matches between the two.
Jason Jordan defeated Elias
Throughout the show you had to endure Elias trying to play his music and Jordan interrupting by throwing salad at him. This was an insult of the eighteen century, and while the match was good, the crowd was dead and Elias would lose again. Why is this guy getting so much heat and losing? He should be winning and getting monster heat, but hey, I don’t write the shows, I just watch them. This was a better match than I thought, and it was worth their time slot before the main event.
Kurt Angle and The Shield defeated Braun Strowman, Kane, Cesaro, Sheamus, and the Miz in a TLC Match
Kurt Angle came out in shield uniform and got a huge reaction. He seemed so happy to just be there, and it showed. When you watch this match, you could tell that the teams were treating Kurt with kid gloves. They were protecting him throughout all of the offense, and the younger men were taking on a bulk of the responsibility. At one point Kurt gets powerslammed through a table and is carted away. Then the Shield has to try and fight off 5 men. This was exactly like Hogan and Savage versus the Dungeon of Doom and the Four Horseman in a steel cage at Superbrawl. I loved the cheese factor, but the match was very long and kind of convoluted at times. There was a spot where Braun Strowman was throwing into a dumpster! That’s right, a dumpster and carted away. Angle would return with his music and then he would take out 4 guys, before he would eventually get the better of The Miz and win big.
Overall, TLC 2017 was an entertaining show and was made a lot better by Aj Styles and Kurt Angle. I didn’t miss Roman Reigns at all, even though his music played at the end, and that was that. This may have been the most fun that I’ve had watching WWE in a long time, and it was definitely worth checking out again. I just wish my stream wasn’t lagging and skipping, which is a constant issue I’m seeing with the WWE network on the iPhone.