You have to draw the line somewhere. With less than two weeks to go before the Tables, Ladders and Chairs pay per view, WWE has not exactly been trying their hardest to get the card together. After the conclusion of Friday’s SmackDown, a grand total of three matches have been announced. That leaves a lot of room for more matches, but what won’t be making the cut?
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, a pair of matches that were both previously planned as well as built on television will not be taking place. First up is the Viking Raiders defending the Raw Tag Team Titles against the OC’s Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. The teams have been feuding on and off for months, with the OC defeating them to become the Best Tag Team In The World at Crown Jewel. That is the Raiders’ only pinfall loss to date in WWE.
They’ve done it before. Check out the OC vs. the Viking Raiders from earlier this year:
The other match that is no longer on the schedule is Aleister Black vs. Buddy Murphy. The two have been building things up over the last two weeks with Murphy knocking on Black’s door to pick a fight with him. Black responded by attacking Murphy this week on Monday Night Raw. It is not clear why either of these matches will not be taking place, but there is a chance that they could be added back to the card.
It looks like a fight to me. Check out Black going after Murphy:
Opinion: At this point, what else are they supposed to put on instead? The Tables, Ladders and Chairs card is hardly deep in the first place and now they are turning down matches that have been set up perfectly well? And for what? To throw on a few more matches that have been given no time to set up and are going to be announced with less than a week’s build? I don’t get this and it continues to make the company look indecisive about its own events.
Which of these matches sounds more interesting? What do you see getting added to the card? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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