WWE’s continuing experiment with brand-exclusive PPVs moves into December (although, if rumors are true, might already be getting dropped or at least reduced in 2017), with the Smackdown-branded show TLC: Tables, Ladders and Chairs! This is actually the first gimmick-specific PPV for the blue brand, while Raw got Hell in a Cell back in October. Also, it’s only been two weeks since Survivor Series, so there’s been a bit of a scramble to put a show together! As for the PPV itself, here’s some of the things we want to discuss headed into the final Smackdown PPV of 2016!
How To Build A PPV In Two Weeks
Smackdown once again gets the short end of the stick, being forced to have their brand-exclusive PPV only two weeks after a massive cross-brand show in Survivor Series, while Raw gets to wait until later in the month. And yet, they seem like they might have pulled it off once again. Sure, there are a bunch of rematches here, but they’ve been built relatively well, as Smackdown continues to make the best use of their relatively limited time when compared to Raw, making sure to put storylines in motion before Survivor Series, many of which will almost certainly pay off here. It’s still insane that we’re getting PPVs every other week, but Smackdown has continued to make their offering seems like they might be worth watching, something we haven’t been able to say for their supposed competition.