A surprising heel turn and two title changes highlighted the 2016 WWE Tables, Ladders & Chairs pay-per-view on Sunday. The event, which aired live from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, featured multiple matches with stipulations and plenty to go over in terms of storyline development.
AJ Styles retained his world title at WWE TLC after Dean Ambrose was shockingly betrayed by his friend James Ellsworth. The Phenomenal One and The Lunatic Fringe produced an instant classic brawl in the famous Tables, Ladders & Chairs match. Ambrose sent Styles flying into four chairs, then jumped off a ladder to put him through an announce table with a diving elbow drop.
Dean climbed high to retrieve the WWE World Championship, but Styles saved his reign by knocking him down with a Phenomenal Forearm. It was then Ambrose’s oddball pal Ellsworth emerged, distracting a furious AJ, who tried to give him a Styles Clash on the steel steps.
He was rescued by Dean, who hit AJ with Dirty Deeds, yet when Ambrose went to grab the belt, Ellsworth shoved him off a ladder and through another table.