ECW Heavyweight Champion Christian Vs. Shelton Benjamin (Ladder Match) - Weeks prior to this match, Christian stated that ECW was going to steal the show on this night and that's exactly what they did here. About four minutes into the match, Christian gets busted open above his right eye which he had to get stitched up (during the match) causing the match to be set on paused for a brief period of time. From there, Christian and Shelton put on their own individual highlight reels taking numerous dives and falls off the ladder including Shelton catching Christian in mid air and powerbombing him into a ladder at one point. These two guys even doing dives onto a ladder which showcases Christian frog splashing Shelton in the closing moments of the match and destroying the ladder in the process. The only negative I can say about this match is the match being stopped so the EMT could clean up Christian but other then that, this match was very good. 4/5
WWE Intercontinental Champion John Morrison Vs. Drew McIntyre - This match played out very well as it was strictly a pure wrestling match differing itself from the opening bout. McIntyre stuck mostly to the matbased offense opposing himself from Morrison's risky, diversed style. The match was wrestled at a good pace with the crowd getting more involved as the match progressed into a very good I-C Title showdown between these two very young, gifted competitors. 3.75/5
WWE Women's Champion Michelle McCool Vs. Mickie James - For a gal who screws around with the Undertaker off camera, Michelle McCool surely admires TNA's AJ Styles quite a bit. But back to subject, this Women's Title match played out just how it was suppost to coming off the "Piggy James" comments. This match started out real intense with Mickie wanting to get payback for those disgraceful (but yet funny) "Piggy James" comments. After the intense start, the match didn't stay like that for quite a bit until the closing minutes of the match where these two divas got very physical on the outside until a distraction from Layla where Michelle is able capitalize and able to retain her Women's Championship over Mickie James. 3/5
WWE Champion John Cena Vs. Sheamus (Tables Match) - It has been said before and I'll say it again, Cena's best performances are in these "No Rules", brawling type matches. For being a new comer, Sheamus performed very well too being placed on the biggest stage of his career. Like the previous match, this match started out real intense with Cena controlling the offense until Sheamus is able to turn the tables around and begin to dominate the match and eventually introducing the tables to the match. This was a good brawl among the two with the end being somewhat a "judgmental call" coming off Jerry Lawler's and Matt Striker's comments but in any case, a dawn of a new day was born in Sheamus becoming the new WWE Champion. 3.5/5
World Heavyweight Champion The Undertaker Vs. Batista (Chairs Match) - Coming off a great series back in 2007-2008 over the same championship, these two didn't seem to match up to par on this night where it looked like both guys were having an off night. This match felt to be highly a step down from their previous encounters and for being the first of its kind, this "Chairs Match" didn't have much to offer. Hardly any buildup to any of the spots at all and to top things, Teddy Long coming out reversing the referee's decision and restarting the match didn't help matters either. From where I stand, barely an average match. 3.25/5
Kofi Kingston Vs. Randy Orton - Possibably having the best buildup then any other bout on the card, I truly believe this match lived up to those creditials but yet at the same time I also think the way this match played out, it did not help Orton that much and morely so it did not help Kofi at all. But how you want to look at it, you can consider this match being Kofi's "breakout" match as he dropped the whole Jamaican character and started to morph into his own. Kofi started out real aggressive but maybe too aggressive as Orton was able to dropkick Kofi in mid air on the outside at one point causing Orton's "Viper" character to come into play and begin to pick away the bones by focusing on the ribs of Kofi. Overall, this was a very competitve contest between the two with Kofi doing wonders for Orton all throughout the match. But in the end, it was Orton able to pick up his first clean pin fall victory in quite some time after delivering a devastating RKO. 3.75/5
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Jeri-Show Vs. DX (TLC Match) - After three years of being on and off, the team of HBK and HHH was set out to achieve the one title that has aluted them as a duo over the years. The four started the match out with an intense brawl that started in the ring but soon moved up to the staging area where the weapons got introduced. From there, The Big Show did most of the heavy duty butt kickin' just mauling DX and destroying numerous ladders in the process. The ending involving the smart but idiotic teamwork of Chris Jericho and Big Show that back fired causing Jericho to take a nasty fall onto a table with DX shortly able to climb the ladder and gain the Tag Team Championship. This was good match for what its worth but do not expect the spotfesty and crash and burn spots in this one as this TLC match was moreso an all out brawl between the two teams but they gave enough excitement to have left you watching a good match. 4/5
"TLC" was a good PPV for me. As for the match quality, top to bottom, it surley in my eyes tops WWE's earlier new PPV concepts in Breaking Point and Hell In A Cell (haven't seen Bragging Rights). But overall, I recommend this as a rental at best.