TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs is a professional wrestling event produced annually by WWE, a Connecticut–based promotion, and broadcast live and available through the WWE Network and pay-per-view (PPV). The event was established in 2009, replacing Armageddon in the December slot of WWE's pay-per-view calendar. However, the concept of the show is based on the primary matches of the card each containing a stipulation utilizing tables, ladders and/or chairs as legal weapons. The event's concept was voted by fans via WWE's official website and was chosen over an event with street fight main events and an event featuring a single-elimination tournament.
Championship bouts were scheduled on every card, with the lower-tier titles featured on the undercard and the top-tier featured on the main card.
The 2014 event was also referred to as Tables, Ladders, Chairs... and Stairs, because the first ever Steel Stairs Match, between Erick Rowan and Big Show, took place at the event.
In the 2017 edition of the event, it was moved earlier from the usual December slot, to October slot before the upcoming Survivor Series event that helds on November.