The first match officially announced was Sheamus vs. The Big Show in a Chairs Match for the WWE world heavyweight championship. The Chairs Match is basically a match in which using a chair is legal. The world heavyweight title will likely be the last in the Show vs. Sheamus series before the WWE moves to a new feud for 2013. Show won a Chairs Match last year at TLC against Mark Henry.
CM Punk vs. Ryback in a Tables Match is being advertised for the WWE championship in the New York market. I am a bit surprised that they are continuing the Ryback vs. Punk feud. I expected Ryback to jump into a situation or match with the three new wrestlers from NXT. It is a lot to ask of fans to pay to see a third title match between two guys that just had screw finishes. At this point a fan is in the hole $100, $50 more if they want to see this one. I don’t think anyone believes for a second that Ryback is beating Punk right now so this is going to be a tricky sell.
John Cena will bring his faux injured angle into Brooklyn, NY and take on Dolph Ziggler in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs Match between the 2012 Money in the Bank winners. I have mixed feelings on this one here. I think it’ll be a great match, most Ziggler matches are. However, I think they really need to continue Ziggler’s momentum en route to the world title. That isn’t to say that Ziggler is definitely going to lose here, but chances are pretty good he will. At the same time you really need to keep Cena strong going into WrestleMania. I like the match I am just not sure the timing works here.
We’ll have more to come in the upcoming weeks. Come back on December 16 for full results and reports.
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