27 Jan TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2011 DVD review – Ringside Report + Wrestling Uncensored
The last WWE pay-per-view of the year featured historic unique matches, Kevin Nash VS. HHH in the first Ladder Sledgehammer match and the crowning of Daniel Bryan as World Heavyweight Champion.
TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2011 delivered some of the most shocking and exciting moments in WWE last year with a solid card from start to finish. Zack Ryder, after creating a huge following and chasing Dolph Ziggler for the WWE United States Championship, made the most of his opportunity at TLC. Ryder competed in the greatest match of his career thus far as his signature moves were spectacular and the final moments of the bout had a thrilling end.
In quite possibly the last match for Evan Bourne on WWE home video, Bourne and his partner Kofi Kingston defended the WWE Tag Team Championships against Primo and Epico. This match started a shift in the tag team division as Bourne and Kingston did not last much longer. Fast-paced matchup as possible the fastest competitors right now in WWE were all in this match. Don’t blink or you’ll miss the end to this one.
In a rare appearance, HHH returned to the ring to give his former friend Kevin Nash one final match. With a sledgehammer hanging above the ring. HHH and Nash nailed each other with ladders with HHH targeting the vertical base of Nash almost throughout the fight. Nash looked strong and powerful throwing HHH around, but in the end HHH with the help of a ladder, table and sledgehammer quite possibly ended the wrestling career of Nash.
Daniel Bryan stated he was going to cash in his Money In The Bank contract at WrestleMania 28, however, Bryan saw after Big Show had won the World Heavyweight Championship, Show was completely vulnerable and Bryan took advantage. Bryan immediately got in the face of Michael Cole, who has been criticizing him ever since he returned to WWE, creating an amazing moment for fans waiting for Bryan to get his due in WWE.
In the main event CM Punk fought off the challenge of The Miz and Alberto Del Rio in a TLC match to successfully defend the WWE Championship. Del Rio in his second straight TLC main event took the fight to both Punk and Miz showing a more aggressive side than usual. Punk, handcuffed to the ring, was able to take apart the ring in order to fight back and take down both of his opponents climbing the ladder.
Once again WWE made their year-end events some of their best of the year. WWE fans that enjoyed the Best Pay-Per-View Matches of 2011, need to get this DVD to complete the set as quite a few matches on TLC should have been on that box set.
TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2011
Runtime of 180 minutes
Released on Jan. 24, 2012