WWE TLC 2020 PPV Match Card, Start Time, How To Watch, And Predictions
Find out everything you need to know about the 2020 WWE event and more.
There's not better way to close out 2020 than with some tables, ladders, and chairs. And just our luck, today is WWE's December PPV, TLC--and you can check out GameSpot's live coverage of the TLV PPV. It's a pretty extreme show, with massive, aerobatic spots and tons of weapons being used inside the ring. The wrestling promotion will close out 2020 with some big matches, many of which have titles on the line.
Taking place at Tropicana Field in Tampa, Florida--the new home of the --TLC will take some of WWE's biggest superstars and put them inside a wrestling ring located on a baseball field. It's like two sports for the price of one. The event will be streamed live, so make sure to check out the start time in various time zones below.
Main card start time:
- 4 PM PT
- 6 PM CT
- 7 PM ET
- 12 AM GMT (December 21)
- 11 AM AEDT (December 21)
Like every other PPV, there will also be a pre-show, which you can watch for free on Twitter, YouTube, and on the WWE Network. The one-hour-long Kickoff Show typically features one match and a cast of famous faces analyzing the upcoming match.
How to watch:
If you're looking to watch WWE's TLC PPV, you're going to have to sign up for the WWE Network, which costs $10 a month. The streaming service no longer offers one month for free, but it is well worth the price of admission, as there is plenty of other content to keep you entertained, like old episodes of Raw, Smackdown, WCW Nitro, PPVs, and original content. There is also a free tier, which you can use to watch the Kickoff Show of the PPV, but not the main card.
The match card is still coming together for the upcoming PPV, so we'll keep you updated as more shows are booked. As of this writing, there are seven matches on the card, two of which are TLC matches.
- Drew McIntyre (c) vs. AJ Styles - TLC match for the WWE Championship
- Roman Reigns (c) vs. Kevin Owens - TLC match for the Universal Championship
- "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton - Firefly Inferno Match
- Sasha Banks (c) vs. Carmella - Smackdown Women's Championship
- Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Asuka & ??? - Women's Tag Team Championship
- The New Day (c) vs. The Hurt Business - Raw Tag Team Championship
- Big E, Daniel Bryan, Otis, & Chad Gable vs. Sami Zayn, King Corbin, Cesaro, & Shinsuke Nakamura [KICKOFF SHOW]
There is still time for more matches to be booked for the event. While WWE PPVs have been running a bit shorter during the COVID pandemic--which has actually been great--there shouldn't be more than four additional matches booked for the PPV.
We'll keep the match card updated in the following days leading up to the December 20 event. And like everyone else on the internet, we also have opinions about the outcomes of these matches. So check out a few predictions below.
The New Day vs. The Hurt Business
If you've spent any time listening to GameSpot's wrestling podcast Wrestle Buddies (what a plug!), then you know how I feel about The Hurt Business. Their stock is on the rise, as this group--led by MVP doing some of his best mic work ever--are making their mark on Raw. This feels like it could be a passing-of-the-torch moment, with longtime champions The New Day handing off the belts to the next up-and-coming stars... Well, "up and coming" is a bit of a silly thing to say considering Cedric Alexander is the only current member who didn't debut in the early-to-mid '00s. Regardless, this will be a fantastic match, and Hurt Business will get the win, with a long feud coming between them and The New Day.
Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler vs. Asuka & Lana
Remember the Women's Tag Team Championships? Well, they're back in the spotlight with the tale of Lana being bullied by Nia Jax--a storyline Jax was involved with a couple years ago where she was bullied by Alexa Bliss. This feels like the first time in quite a while where there has been any real emphasis on the titles. The problem with this match is that Asuka & Lana winning the titles doesn't feel incredibly plausible: there is no reason for the duo to get the titles, especially with Asuka as a singles champion already. Jax & Baszler will get the win, and hopefully, WWE can rebuild the women's tag team division.
And make sure to come back to GameSpot on Sunday, December 20 for live coverage of TLC.