CM Punk will get his chance to bust through The Shield at WWE TLC, though it won’t be on a level playing field. The Straight Edge Superstar has the deck stacked against him, as he’ll be taking on United States Champion Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns all at once in a 3-on-1 Handicap Match.
Though The Shield made an impact upon their WWE debut one year ago by consistently helping Punk extend his historic WWE Championship reign, the relationship between The Hounds of Justice and The Second City Saint has been anything but friendly in recent weeks.
CM Punk had been focused on helping Daniel Bryan vanquish The Wyatt Family, but that all changed on the Nov. 25 edition of Raw. After a brutal clash with The Wyatts, the eerie trio walked off with a dazed Bryan in tow. Punk, visibly exhausted, tried to chase after the bizarre clan, but was stopped dead in his tracks when Roman Reigns appeared seemingly out of nowhere, viciously spearing Punk to the arena floor. The Hounds of Justice pounced on their weakened prey, throwing him back in the ring for their devastating Triple Powerbomb.
The Second City Saint thought The Authority might have been behind the sneak attack. But while Kane said The Authority’s investigation found no collusion, Kane came up with a way for Punk to release his frustrations, announcing the 3-on-1 bout. Though Punk likes having the odds against him, having to face all three Shield members at once may be too high a mountain to climb for the former WWE Champion. He’ll be facing the United States Champion, the crafty Seth Rollins and a man who single-handedly defeated four Superstars at Survivor Series in Roman Reigns.
Despite the incredible disadvantage he’ll be facing, will CM Punk be able to survive, or will The Shield serve their twisted brand of justice at the final pay-per-view event of 2013? Find out at WWE Tables, Ladders & Chairs, live on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 8 ET/5 PT.