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This Month in Wrestling: Tables, Ladders and Chairs Recap and Essential Podcasts
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There’s something troubling to be said about the state of WWE when NXT – billed as a training ground promotion for would-be future stars – completely blew “Tables, Ladders and Chairs” out of the water, off the top of a cage, and through nine tables with “Takeover: R Evolution” on Thursday. Sami Zayn’s ousting of Adrian Neville as the NXT champ wasn’t just a better technical match than nearly everything WWE threw at Cleveland last night, it had stakes and characters with well-developed motivations. The same can only be said for maybe 40% of “TLC 2014.” I don’t think anybody expected it to top “Survivor Series.” Sting can only make his first appearance once, after all. But with the exception of the Intercontinental Title match and a few other epic morsels, a lot of this PPV felt tossed together to use up time. More