WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs (2010)
The main rivalry from SmackDown involved the Champion Kane against Edge, Rey Mysterio and Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship. In November, Edge was named number one contender for the World Heavyweight Championship. In his quest for the title, Edge abducted and psychologically tormented Kane's father Paul Bearer. At the previous pay-per-view, Survivor Series, Edge failed to claim the championship after the match ended in a draw via double pinfall. With Edge still in custody of Bearer, he continued to taunt Kane leading to a match on the December 3 episode of SmackDown. Edge beat Kane and as a result, determined the stipulation to be a Tables, Ladders and Chairs match (a match type that Edge helped pioneer) for the World Heavyweight Championship. On the December 17 episode of Smackdown, General Manager Teddy Long added Rey Mysterio and Alberto Del Rio, who were previously in a rivalry themselves and scheduled to be in a Chairs match against each other, to the World Title Match making it a Fatal Four Way Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match. The main rivalry from Raw involved the Champion The Miz against the former Champion Randy Orton for the WWE Championship. After Orton successfully defended the WWE Championship against Wade Barrett on the November 22 episode of Raw, The Miz cashed in his Money in the Bank contract to face Orton immediately afterward and defeated Orton for the championship. On the December 6 episode of Raw, Orton tried to use his rematch clause, but the Raw General Manager said that The Miz did not have to defend his championship that night, but would instead defend it at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs, with The Miz choosing the stipulation. After intefering in Orton's match with The Miz's apprentice, Alex Riley, The Miz decided that the stipulation would be a Tables match. Another rivalry from Raw involved John Cena and Wade Barrett in a Chairs match. In November 2010 at Survivor Series, former Nexus member John Cena lost his job after Randy Orton defeated Wade Barrett under the stipulation that if Barrett did not win the WWE Championship, Cena would be fired for not following Wade's orders. However, following his firing, Cena continued to attack Nexus members knowing that since Nexus attacked the security upon their debut, Cena would be free to attack Nexus without any restraints. This came to a head when on December 6, John Cena stated that his attacks on Nexus may stop, but the attacks on Barrett will not. This caused a mutiny within Nexus. The following week, during the Slammy Awards, Barrett would rehire Cena, who would have been kicked out by the other members of Nexus had he not, under the condition that Cena would face Barrett in a Chairs match.