The kickoff show for WWE TLC will feature a star-studded eight-man tag team match including two men that have challenged for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania in years gone by
Friday Night SmackDown will light up the early portion of the evening at WWE TLC with an eight-man tag team match that will see Otis, Chad Gable, and Big E team with former WWE Champion Daniel Bryan against Cesaro, Shinsuke Nakamura, “King” Baron Corbin, and current WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn.
Currently, on the SmackDown brand, Daniel Bryan and Big E have been regular thorns in the side of Sami Zayn, meanwhile, Otis and Chad Gable have been engaged in a mid-card tag team feud with Cesaro and Nakamura. Baron Corbin, and his new knights, have typically been feuding with the Rey Mysterio family, who are not on this card.
Big E, Daniel Bryan, Otis & Chad Gable vs. Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn, King Corbin, Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura (Kickoff Match)
Tensions are high between the eight Superstars, no more so than for Big E and Zayn. Big E crashed The Great Liberator’s presentation of the first-ever Sami Awards, taking home “Superstar of the Year” honors and leaving Zayn lying in pain and disarray.
Gable helped guide Otis to a victory over Nakamura in one-on-one action this past Friday night on SmackDown, gaining some retribution after The Artist & Cesaro mocked Otis’ recent Alpha Academy training.
Meanwhile, after being formally introduced by King Corbin as The Knights of the Lone Wolf and helping Corbin to victory recently, will Steve Cutler & Wesley Blake again play a role?
Don’t miss this massive Eight-Man Tag Team Match tonight on the WWE TLC Kickoff Show at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT on the award-winning WWE Network and WWE social platforms, including TikTok. Then catch WWE TLC at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. ET , streaming on WWE Network!
Below is the full card for WWE TLC:
WWE Universal Championship - Tables, Ladders, Chairs
Roman Reigns (c) vs. Kevin Owens
WWE Championship - Tables, Ladders, Chairs
Drew McIntyre (c) vs. AJ Styles
WWE SmackDown Women's Championship
Sasha Banks (c) vs. Carmella
WWE Women's Tag Team Championships
Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Asuka & TBA
Firefly Inferno Match
'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton
WWE Raw Tag Team Championships
The New Day (Xavier Woods & Kofi Kingston) (c) vs. The Hurt Business (Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin)
Eight-Man Tag Team Match - Kickoff Show
Daniel Bryan, Big E, Chad Gable, and Otis vs. Cesaro, Shinsuke Nakamura, Sami Zayn, and King Corbin
Fightful will have live coverage of tonight's event beginning at 6 p.m. Eastern