WWE DVD Review: TLC – Tables, Ladders, Chairs 2012
To round off 2012 the WWE offered up its TLC pay-per-view.
TLC is an interesting event to witness. It is also one that does exactly what it says on the tin, as in it offers us a tables match, a ladders match and a chairs match, plus we also get them all combined in one TLC encounter.
This time around we got to see Irishman Sheamus and Big Show battle it out in a hard-hitting chairs match. John Cena and Dolph Ziggler had a belter of a ladder match for Ziggler's Money In The Bank briefcase.The Shield were also on hand to challenge the mighty trio of Team Hell No and Ryback in a match that really put the faction on the map.
The TLC concept has been watered down slightly in the more PG version of the WWE, but that is not to say that the concept is lost on its new audience. In fact it is quite the opposite, the action is now a lot more intense and the lack of blood, headshots or other career shortening moves make things all the more enjoyable.
The elevation of The Shield as a worthy addition to the WWE roster started here and it is very good to see the company do such a thing at long last.
There are many surprises during TLC 2012 and the match quality is certainly above par throughout.
On the extras front the DVD has an interview with Dolph Ziggler (by Matt Striker). The Blu-ray however has a wealth of additional features. These includes matches and excerpts from the December 16th Monday Night Raw event and the December 18th Smackdown shows. Highlights here are Ric Flair presenting the Slammy to the Superstar of the Year, The Miz, Alberto Del Rio and Tommy Dreamer facing 3BM, Ryback versus Antonio Cesaro and a Miz TV segment with AJ Lee, Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston.
TLC (Tables, Ladders, Chairs) 2012 is available now from all good retailers.
RRP £17.99 (DVD), £19.99 (Blu-ray)
By Phil Allely