WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2017: Reactions & Review


Here’s my final thoughts on WWE Raw’s TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2017!

Alicia Fox vs. Sasha Banks

Reactions: You know what? For a Kickoff Match that looked like a pure squash on paper, this turned out a tad bit better than I expected it to be. Alicia got a lot of time to work her gimmick as the chick with a few screws loose, which was fun to watch since it’s usually not on display these days. And Banks came with her working boots on as usual. This was a decent little contest that kept me somewhat entertained due to Alicia’s wild in-ring antics. More Alicia Fox sounds like a great idea to me, so can we get more of that please?

Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars

Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Mickie James (WWE Raw Women’s Championship)

Reactions: While the action here was passable, both women didn’t really do enough to get me and the crowd fully into it. I’ve gotten used to enjoying Bliss’ mic work more than her generic performances in the ring. That was the case once again with this title match. This was as basic as it comes, folks – babyface starts out on a good note, heel uses dirty tactics to gain control, babyface makes a comeback, then the heel employs even more dirty tactics to gain the victory. Wash, rinse and repeat. This bland matchup belonged on an episode of Main Event, not a PPV.

Rating: 1 & a Half out of 5 Stars

Asuka vs. Emma

Reactions: This one was akin to the structure seen during this show’s Kickoff Match. Emma put in a good effort as she adopted a game plan that kept her in the fight. But once Asuka really got going, there was no stopping her. Emma pulled off a few good maneuvers on her once NXT rival, but Asuka’s main roster debut wasn’t to be ruined on this evening. Asuka pulled out all the best moves NXT viewers have become so accustomed to cheering for. This showcase did its job of making Asuka look like the mega threat she’s been built up to be.

Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars

Kalisto (c) vs. Enzo Amore (WWE Cruiserweight Championship)

Reactions: If it wasn’t for Kalisto’s interesting offense, this one would have been a complete dud. That doesn’t mean this match was completely saved by his involvement, however. It just means it wasn’t a complete bore. But sadly, this title match seemed to drag on and on and on while Enzo was in control. And unsurprisingly, Kalisto’s moments of control revived the action and got the crowd (slightly) back into it. But the deflating feeling I felt after this match’s conclusion didn’t help matters much. This wasn’t 100-percent atrocious, but it was halfway there .

Rating: 1 & a Half out of 5 Stars