U.S. Champion Antonio Cesaro vs. R-Truth
United States Champion Antonio Cesaro will attempt to shed the challenge of R-Truth once and for all at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs in a rematch from last month’s competitive bout at Survivor Series.
With recent victories including a masterful win in a RAWactive Fatal 4-Way (WATCH), The Swiss Superman appears to have a tight grip on the U.S. Title, even if he doesn’t think too highly of the country his title represents. But if one Superstar can pry the championship gold from the absurdly strong Cesaro, it might just be The Rapping Superstar.
A veteran like former U.S. Champion R-Truth is capable of finding and exploiting weaknesses in almost any opponent — perhaps even the Swiss Superstar and his nearly flawless arsenal. Experience advantage aside, R-Truth is also fighting with American pride. Eager to unseat the arrogant and condescending champion, Truth would like to return the U.S. Title to the waist of a Superstar who respects America.
On a stacked card of diverse matchups, the U.S. Title bout has the potential to be a sleeper. With a motivated brawler of a ring general on one side of the ring and a brash, uppercut-throwing up-and-comer on the other side, the championship bout has all the makings of a gritty fight, even sans tables, ladders or chairs.
At WWE TLC, will Cesaro continue steamrolling through the competition, or will Truth succeed in defending America and embarking on a second U.S. Title reign? Either way, you get the sense this rivalry will meet a very physical resolution on pay-per-view Sunday, Dec. 16. (HOW TO WATCH)