SAN JOSE — Elias got the win in an unorthodox variation of a Ladder Match at WWE TLC Kickoff by seizing a guitar suspended above the ring, but Bobby Lashley walked out of San Jose with a big fat hit under his belt.

We refer, of course, to the smash of that very same guitar across the back of The Living Truth, who was out to defeat and demoralize his foe after an increasing series of indignities at Lashley’s hands. The strummer certainly came to play in San Jose, brutalizing Lashley’s arms in the rungs of the ladders and powerbombing him off of one ladder and onto another. Elias also thwarted the interference of Lio Rush, which was more than enough to carry him up the proverbial stairway to heaven and grab hold of the six-string in the rafters.

Bobby Lashley brings the pain against Elias in WWE TLC 2018 Kickoff Ladder Match

In a war of a Ladder Match, Bobby Lashley inflicts brutal punishment on Elias at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2018.

That, unfortunately, was where the good times ended. Elias’ attempt to smash the guitar over Lashley’s back was cut short by Rush, who intercepted The Living Truth and opened the door for The All-Mighty to splinter the instrument across Elias’ back, hitting his favorite gluteus maximus pose for good measure over his fallen foe. The Living Truth will certainly go down as the victor tonight; if he made any mistake at TLC Kickoff, it was that he wanted the win and the vindication. A student of the greats should know better than anybody that you can’t always get what you want.

SAN JOSE — Elias got the win in an unorthodox variation of a Ladder Match at WWE TLC Kickoff by seizing a guitar suspended above the ring, but Bobby Lashley walked out of San Jose with a big fat hit under his belt.

We refer, of course, to the smash of that very same guitar across the back of The Living Truth, who was out to defeat and demoralize his foe after an increasing series of indignities at Lashley’s hands. The strummer certainly came to play in San Jose, brutalizing Lashley’s arms in the rungs of the ladders and powerbombing him off of one ladder and onto another. Elias also thwarted the interference of Lio Rush, which was more than enough to carry him up the proverbial stairway to heaven and grab hold of the six-string in the rafters.

Bobby Lashley brings the pain against Elias in WWE TLC 2018 Kickoff Ladder Match

In a war of a Ladder Match, Bobby Lashley inflicts brutal punishment on Elias at WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2018.

That, unfortunately, was where the good times ended. Elias’ attempt to smash the guitar over Lashley’s back was cut short by Rush, who intercepted The Living Truth and opened the door for The All-Mighty to splinter the instrument across Elias’ back, hitting his favorite gluteus maximus pose for good measure over his fallen foe. The Living Truth will certainly go down as the victor tonight; if he made any mistake at TLC Kickoff, it was that he wanted the win and the vindication. A student of the greats should know better than anybody that you can’t always get what you want.