Dean Ambrose challenges WWE World Champion AJ Styles at SmackDown LIVE's next brand-exclusive pay-per-view, WWE TLC, on Dec. 4 in a Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match, and The Lunatic Fringe may just have James Ellsworth to thank for it.
The title match was officially announced by SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon on the Nov. 1 edition of Talking Smack, mere minutes after Ambrose defeated Styles in a non-title contest which stipulated that a victory would result in him becoming the No. 1 contender.
Though The Lunatic Fringe had been adamant that Ellsworth, who accidentally cost Ambrose a similar top-contender opportunity against Styles just one week before, stay far away from ringside, the lovable underdog couldn't resist trying to make things right with Ambrose. Ellsworth may have defied Ambrose's wishes, but his involvement nonetheless proved beneficial for the unhinged Superstar, paving the way for a big win over the WWE World Champion.
Now the stage is set for another highly anticipated showdown between The Lunatic Fringe and The Phenomenal One, this time in one of the most destructive matches imaginable: a TLC Match. The two Superstars have been at each other's throats for months, and the intensity has only ratcheted up since Styles won the WWE World Title from Ambrose in September. What will happen once tables, ladders and chairs are involved?
Who will leave Dallas as SmackDown LIVE's top dog? Can Styles fend off Ambrose's relentless pursuit of the title, or will The Lunatic Fringe brawl his way back to championship glory?
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