WWE News: Matches Advertised for Raw, NXT and Smackdown This Week, Plus TLC PPV Next Sunday, December 20

There are some weeks where WWE barely advertises anything for their weekly WWE Raw, NXT and Smackdown television shows. However, this week they are actually advertising some things. Crazy, I know. I’m not going to have predictions for all of them. I’m just going to list it for you.

WWE Monday Night Raw on December 14

This will be the first Raw from Tropicana Field where the WWE ThunderDome is located. There are three matches advertised.

* AJ Styles vs. Sheamus

* The New Day & Jeff Hardy vs. The Hurt Business (Bobby Lashley, Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander)

* Nia Jax vs. Lana. Yes, they’re giving away a WrestleMania main event on Raw.

There are non-wrestling segments advertised with Bray Wyatt bringing the Firefly Fun House gang to the WWE ThunderDome for a “field trip” as WWE is calling it.

Also, there is this: AJ Styles brings “The Nightmare before TLC” to Raw.

Here’s how describes it.

AJ Styles’ championship dreams equate to nightmares for Drew McIntyre.

The Phenomenal One plans to bring “The Nightmare before TLC” to Raw this Monday to display what’s in store for the WWE Championship Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match. The Miz & John Morrison will back up Styles for his terrifying display, as Mr. Money in the Bank has his own hopes of delivering sleepless nights to the King of Claymore Country.

Thanks in part to Sheamus connecting on a rogue Brogue Kick to the champion, Styles was able to make a statement before his WWE Title opportunity at WWE TLC.

What does Styles have in store ahead of one of sports-entertainment’s most brutal nights of the year?

In other words, it’s a promo segment.


WWE NXT on December 16

Here’s what they have advertised for NXT on Wednesday.

* Kyle O’Reilly vs. Pete Dunne for NXT Title opportunity at New Year’s Evil

* Leon Ruff and Kushida vs. Johnny Gargano and Austin Theory

* Rhea Ripley vs. Toni Storm

* Karrion Kross returns to action


WWE Friday Night Smackdown on December 18

This week’s Smackdown is on Fox Sports 1 in the United States instead of on Fox. They have advertised a few things so far.

* The Street Profits vs. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode in SmackDown Tag Team Title Match

* Bayley vs. Bianca Belair

That’s a summary of what’s advertised for now. I’ll have reviews of all three shows during the week.


This coming Sunday is WWE TLC. Here’s that lineup.

WWE Universal Championship Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Kevin Owens

WWE Championship Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match: Drew McIntyre (c) vs. AJ Styles

“The Fiend” Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton

Smackdown Women’s Championship: Sasha Banks (c) vs. Carmella

Raw Tag Team Championships: The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) (c) vs. The Hurt Business (Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander)

Women’s Tag Team Championships: Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Asuka and Lana


That’s a wrap. Have a great week.