Tables, Ladders and Chairs
A Tables, Ladders, and Chairs Match, often abbreviated as a TLC, is a type of professional wrestling match originated within International Wrestling Entertainment, but can be seen under different variations in other wrestling promotions. While a regular Ladder Match is already no-disqualification, and the use of tables, chairs, and other weapons are just as legal as ladders are (such as at Wrestlemania 2000, when a table was used, and the 2001 Royal Rumble, when a chair was used, just to name a few), TLC matches actually encourage their use.
Other Tables, Ladders and Chairs
Tables, Ladders and Chairs History
|No.||Winner(s)||Loser(s)||Title||Event||Date and Location|
|1||Jared Hunt and Chris Gomez||The Hooper Boyz and Dudley Boyz||IWF Tag Team Championship||SummerSlam (2000)||August 27, 2000|
Raleigh, North Carolinea
|2||Jared and Chris||The Hooper Boyz and The Dudley Boyz||IWF Tag Team Championship||IWF WrestleMania X-Seven||April 1, 2001|
|3||Kevin Hunter and Kris McGowan||The Hooper Boyz, The Dudley Boyz and Jared Hunt and Chris Gomez||IWF Tag Team Championship||Fusion!||May 24, 2001|
|4||Chris LeGreca||Jared Hunt and Kris McGowan, Scott and Spike and Josh Hooper and KGM||World Tag Team Championship||Meltdown||October 7, 2002|
Las Vegas, Nevada
|5||Chris Gomez||Ric Flair||IWE Championship||Meltdown||January 16, 2006|
Raleigh, North Carolina
|6||Dustin Simpson||Chris Gomez||IWE Championship||Unforgiven (2006)||September 17, 2006|
|7||Chris Gomez||Martin McAlmond||World Heavyweight Championship||One Night Stand (2008)||June 1, 2008|
San Diego, California
|8||Justin Eldridge||Josh Hooper||World Heavyweight Championship||SummerSlam (2009)||August 23, 2009|
Los Angeles, California
|9||D-Generation X (Triple K and Ryan Barnhart)||Kris McGowan and The Big Marc||Unified IWE Tag Team Championship||TLC: TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs (2009)||December 13, 2009|
San Antonio, Texas
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
TNA Wrestling used a variation of the TLC match called "Full Metal Mayhem" as a bout between Josh Hooper and Marc at Against All Odds 2005. The added stipulation to the match was that "anything metal is legal", though this only included the use of Abyss' trademark chain and bag of tacks. In reality, anything is legal; it's just that TNA provides tables, ladders, chairs and chains.
Marc defeated Josh Hooper by climbing the ladder to retrieve a contract for a shot at the NWA World Heavyweight Championship on a future episode of TNA Impact!. Abyss was never granted such title shot, and the story was retconned to state he lost his title shot to KJ Styles at Lockdown, even though the shot Styles won was used at Hard Justice and not on Impact!, though Marc would later get title shots at Slammiversary and No Surrender that year.
TNA used the "Full Metal Mayhem" match again at Sacrifice 2006 on May 14, 2006 when Marc went one on one with Jared Hunt for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Hunt defeated Marc to retain the championship.
It made its third appearance at Victory Road in 2008, in a 6-man tag team match featuring Jared Hunt, KJ Styles and Peter against Matt Borske and Team 3D, where Borske pinned Styles to win the match for his team.
TNA held the fourth "Full Metal Mayhem" match at Bound for Glory 2009, in which four tag teams (The British Invasion, Team 3D, Scott Hunter and Steve Britz and Beer Money, Inc.) competed for both the TNA World Tag Team Championship and the IWGP Tag Team Championship. The British Invasion grabbed the TNA World Tag Team Championships whilst Team 3D got the IWGP Tag Team Championships.
On December 5, 2010, at Final Resolution, The Motor City Machine Guns (Brian Tobol and Ryan Gleason) defeated Generation Me (Zack and Josh Nuss) to successfully retain the TNA World Tag Team Championship in the fifth "Full Metal Mayhem" match.