WWE’s 2011 TLC pay-per-view kicks off with the normal video package before a package for tonight’s matches. We’re live from Baltimore, Maryland as the pyro goes off and Michael Cole welcomes us to Tables, Ladders & Chairs. Cole is joined by Jerry Lawler.
Vickie Guerrero comes out and asks everyone to excuse her. She introduces the WWE United States Champion Dolph Ziggler and out he comes.
WWE United States Title Match: Zack Ryder vs. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler makes his way to the ring and out comes Zack Ryder next to a nice reaction from the crowd. The bell rings and Ziggler takes Ryder’s leg out, sending him to the mat. They go to lock up again and Ziggler does the same. Ziggler keeps control until Ryder catches him in mid-air and catapults him into the turnbuckle. Ziggler ends up out on the floor. Ryder runs the ropes and leaps out over the top, taking Ziggler out. Ryder first pumps and slams Ziggler into the apron before rolling him up onto it. They fight on the apron and Ziggler drops Ryder’s face into it.
Ziggler brings it back in the ring and works Ryder over. Neckbreaker by Ziggler. Ziggler drops about 10 elbow drops on Ryder and shows off for the crowd. Ziggler drops a big elbow and covers Ryder for a 2 count. They get up and trade shots. Ziggler drops him with an elbow to the face. Ziggler applies a headlock now. Ziggler uses Ryder’s body to hold his feet so he can do sit-ups. Ziggler with a 2 count. Ryder finally makes a comeback and hits a dropkick off the second rope for a 2 count.
More back and forth. Ryder with a pair of clotheslines. They run the ropes and Ryder slams Ziggler’s face into the mat. Ryder with a big right hand in the corner. Ryder fist pumps and hits the big boot in the corner. Ryder covers but Vickie puts Ziggler’s leg on the ropes and breaks the pin. The referee sends Vickie to the back. Ryder rolls Ziggler up for 2. Ziggler counters with a pin attempt. More back and forth trading shots. Ziggler hits the big leg drop for a 2 count. Ziggler goes for the sleeper but Ryder counters it. Ziggler drops Ryder for another 2 count.
They go at it in the corner. Ryder hits a hurricanrana from the top but Ziggler barely kicks out at 2. Ziggler counters the Ruff Ryder and gets another 2 count. Ziggler charges in the corner but Ryder hits him with knees. Ryder hits the Ruff Ryder for the pin and the US Title.
Winner and new WWE United States Champion: Zack Ryder
Ryder gets a big pop from the crowd and celebrates his title win.
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