The first match of the TLC pay-per-view has been officially announced.
WWE announced that Roman Reigns and King Corbin will face off in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs match at TLC, taking place on December 15. The two have been feuding for several weeks and they were at each other's throats at Survivor Series when the two were on Team SmackDown in a traditional Survivor Series match against Team NXT and Team Raw. Reigns and Corbin had a match on the November 8 episode of SmackDown where Corbin picked up the win.
After enduring repeated attempts at ridicule and humiliation from King Corbin, Roman Reigns will finally get his hands on his royal rival in a Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match at WWE TLC.
The issue between The Big Dog and Corbin has simmered for weeks with tensions seemingly escalating each Friday on SmackDown. When obligated to join forces on behalf of Team SmackDown at Survivor Series, their flimsy alliance predictably imploded and saw Reigns responsible for Corbin’s elimination following a Spear after the King of the Ring had caused the elimination of fellow teammate Mustafa Ali.
Though Reigns won that match for Team Blue, it didn't keep him safe from the King's continued needling, be it a mocking Big Dog mascot or a derisive remix of Reigns’ theme music.
With Corbin ducking his challenges, Reigns has instead targeted his frustrations at royal allies Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler. He sent an emphatic message by not only defeating The Glorious One on the Nov. 29 edition of SmackDown, but also decimating him afterward.
Fightful will have live coverage of TLC with a post-show podcast taking place after the pay-per-view.