Monday Night RAW Superstars Elias and Bobby Lashley are set to go 1-on-1 at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs on December 16, 2018. The betting odds for the big men’s matchup have already been revealed.
According to Sky Bet, Lashley (8/13) is the clear favorite to emerge victorious while Elias (6/5) is the underdog.
Over the past few weeks, Elias has transitioned into a babyface role while Lashley is enjoying a heel run with his manager Lio Rush. WWE has done a great job in slowly building up their feud that peaked last week on RAW with Elias being absolutely destroyed by Bobby, Baron Corbin and Drew McIntyre.
It would be interesting to see how WWE plans the finish at TLC given Corbin has the power to change the landscape of the typical babyface vs. heel match. An interference or assist from Drew or Baron could help The Dominator leave San Jose with the win over his hot rival.
Lashley was originally planned to have a babyface run on his return to WWE, but his gimmick quickly got stale owing to the directionless feud with Sami Zayn. Bobby was once expected to capture the Universal Championship by slaying “The Beast” Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. However, Roman Reigns would eventually go on to dethrone Lesnar at summer’s biggest PPV, thus ending The Conqueror’s 504-day title reign.
Lashley is also being considered as the dark-horse to win the 30-Man Royal Rumble Match in January. A Rumble victory for Bobby would again put the plans for his WrestleMania 35 dream match with Brock in motion.
Elias is reportedly in for a big push as a babyface in the absence of Reigns who is currently undergoing Leukemia treatment.
There are various ways WWE can book Elias post-December 16. Whatever it turns out to be, the WWE Universe is definitely walking with Elias at TLC.