WWE TLC Results (12/16) – New Tag Team #1 Contenders, The Shield’s In-Ring Debut, New Alliances

Bill Pritchard

United States Championship
R-Truth vs Antonio Cesaro (c)

Cesaro backs Truth into the corner but Truth punches him and mocks him with a 'USA' chant, then Cesaro comes back with some punches and a headlock. Truth punches him a few times to break it, then he sends him into the ropes and almost gets a quick pinfall with a schoolboy attempt. Truth goes for another pin before applying a side headlock, then Cesaro makes it to his feet and breaks the hold with a side suplex. Cesaro kicks him in the stomach and punches him in the head, then he headbutts him before Truth makes a short comeback with some quick strikes. He hits the ropes but Cesaro drops him with a clothesline, then he puts him in a grounded chinlock and pulls back on Truth's neck.

Truth uses the crowd's energy to make it to his feet, then Cesaro slams his head into the turnbuckles but Truth fights back with some heavy right hands and a clothesline. He whips Cesaro into the ropes and hits a corkscrew elbow and a scissors kick for two, then he whips him back into the corner and goes for a clothesline. Truth gets caught with an elbow but he elbows Cesaro right back, then he sets up a suplex but Cesaro floats over and uppercuts him, followed by the Neutralizer for the win. Matt Striker joins Cesaro in the ring for a post match interview, and he asks Cesaro what he thinks of the audience's negative reaction to him. Cesaro shoves him out of the way and says he is a real superpower, and the only thing they are booing is themselves, because they don't respect each other.

Winner – Antonio Cesaro

Dolph Ziggler is backstage talking about how tonight's match is unfair, and he says John Cena already lost his briefcase but yet he gets rewarded again. He says he doesn't get anything for beating Cena tonight, and he wants someone to promise him that Cena's career is over after tonight. Dolph says Cena doesn't deserve a shot at him, and he is the biggest rising star in WWE, so he's almost glad they have this match tonight because he'll steal the show.

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