TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs is a professional wrestling event produced annually by WWE, a Connecticut–based promotion, and broadcast live and available only through pay-per-view (PPV). The event was established in 2009, replacing Armageddon in the December slot of WWE's pay-per-view calendar. However, the concept of the show is based around the primary matches of the card each containing a stipulation utilizing tables, ladders and/or chairs as legal weapons. The event's concept was voted by fans via WWE's official website and was chosen over an event with street fight main events and an event featuring a single-elimination tournament.
The event was held only in indoor arenas in the United States. Championship bouts were scheduled on every card, with the lower-tier titles featured on the undercard and the top-tier featured on the main card.
The concept of this pay-per-view is that the main event matches have stipulations that involve legally using tables, ladders, or chairs. In 2010, every match involved tables, ladders, or chairs. During the show, there were Tables matches, Ladder matches, Chairs matches, and TLC matches. In a tables match, the only way to win is to put your opponent through a table. In a ladder match, the only way to win is to climb the ladder and retrieve the item above the ring. In a chairs match, the only way to win is by pinfall or submission in the ring, while using a chair as a legal weapon. In a TLC match, the same rules apply as a ladder match, but tables and chairs can also be used.
|TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs (2009)||December 13, 2009||San Antonio, Texas||AT&T Center||Christian (c) vs. Shelton Benjamin in a Ladder match for the ECW World Heavyweight Championship
John Cena (c) vs. Sheamus in a Tables match for the WWE Championship
Jeri-Show (Chris Jericho and Big Show) (c) vs. D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match for the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship
|TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs (2010)||December 19, 2010||Houston, Texas||Toyota Center||Kane (c) vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Edge vs. Alberto Del Rio in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match for the World Heavyweight Championship
John Cena vs. Wade Barrett in a Chairs match
|TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs (2011)||December 18, 2011||Baltimore, Maryland||1st Mariner Arena||Kevin Nash vs. Triple H in a Sledgehammer Ladder match which can only be won by pinfall or submission
CM Punk (c) vs. The Miz vs. Alberto Del Rio in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match for the WWE Championship
|TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs (2012)||December 16, 2012||Brooklyn, New York||Barclays Center||Ryback and Team Hell No (Kane and Daniel Bryan) vs. The Shield (Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose) in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match which can only be won by pinfall or submission
Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. John Cena in a Ladder match for Ziggler's World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank contract
|TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs (2013)||December 15, 2013||Houston, Texas||Toyota Center||Randy Orton (WWE) vs. John Cena (WHC) in a unification Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match for the WWE Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship|
|TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs (2014)||December 14, 2014||Cleveland, OH||Quicken Loans Arena|