So TLC 2015 is in the bag and it looks like the general consensus is that it was the same as it is every year. I.e. the booking was sometimes baffling and it was clearly a placeholder show before next month’s Royal Rumble, but that there was enough weapons-based carnage to make up for the questionable creative.
TLC has been a WWE institution since 2009, when the company felt that, gee, wouldn’t it be great to take an impactful stipulation bout, dilute it and string it out over the length of an entire PPV? (see also: Hell in a Cell). Before TLC, however, there was Armageddon, which was WWE’s December PPV from 1999 onwards (aside from in 2001 when it was renamed Vengeance, because WWE felt ‘Armageddon’ was too harsh following 9/11 and God bless America etc.).
Far from being predictable or, heaven forbid, consistent, the quality of Armageddon