TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs is a professional wrestling event produced annually by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), a Connecticut–based promotion, and broadcast live and available only through pay-per-view (PPV). The event was established in 2009, replacing Armageddon in the December slot of WWE's pay-per-view calendar.
The concept of the show is based around the primary matches of the card each containing a stipulation utilizing tables, ladders and/or chairs as legal weapons. The event's concept was voted by fans via WWE's official website and was chosen over an event with street fight main events and an event featuring a single-elimination tournament.
Since its origin, the event has been held only in indoor arenas in the United States. Championship bouts are scheduled on every card, with the lower-tier titles featured on the undercard and the top-tier featured on the main card. Under the Brand Extension, WWE assigns its performers to either Raw, SmackDown or in the case of the 2009 event, ECW, which cause matches to be set up between wrestlers on the same show. In 2012, replacing Money in the Bank (PPV) in the July slot of WWE's pay-per-view calendar.
The concept of this pay-per-view is that the main event matches have stipulations that involve legally using tables, ladders and chairs. In 2010, every match involved tables, ladders, or chairs. During the show, there were Tables matches, Ladder matches, Chairs matches, and TLC matches.
In a tables match, the only way to win is to put your opponent through a table. In a ladder match, the only way to win is to climb the ladder and retrieve the item above the ring. In a chairs match, the only way to win is by pinfall or submission in the ring, while using a chair as a legal weapon. In a TLC match, the same rules apply as a ladder match, but tables and chairs can also be used.
TLC dates and venues
|Raw-branded event||SmackDown-branded event|
|TLC 2009||December 13, 2009||San Antonio, Texas||AT&T Center|
|TLC 2010||December 19, 2010||Houston, Texas||Toyota Center|
|TLC 2011||December 18, 2011||Pennsylvania, Philadelphia||Wells Fargo Center|
|TLC 2012||December 16, 2012||Brooklyn, New York||Barclays Center|
|TLC 2013||December 15, 2013||Houston, Texas||Toyota Center|
|TLC 2014||December 14, 2014||Cleveland, Ohio||Quicken Loans Arena|
|TLC 2015||December 13, 2015||Boston, Massachusetts||TD Garden|
|TLC 2016||December 4, 2016||Dallas, Texas||American Airlines Center|
|TLC 2017||October 22, 2017||Minneapolis, Minnesota||Target Center|
|TLC 2018||December 16, 2018||San Jose, California||SAP Center|
|TLC 2019||December 15, 2019||Minneapolis, Minnesota||TBA|
|TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs|
|2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017 • 2018 • 2019|