Oct. 28, 2016
2016 WWE Hell in a Cell Preview & Prediction
This Sunday night, the WWE Hell in a Cell will be live from the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
Hell in a Cell will have three main events, which will be Hell in Cell matches, but which main event will be the main headliner. Fans will debate that question for the next two days. But in the end, seven matches will happen on this show, so let's preview and predict this card.
WWE Cruiserweight Championship: TJ Perkins (c) vs. Brian Kendrick: Six weeks ago, the cruiserweights were looking to be that new attraction to Raw. However, going into Hell in a Cell, the cruiserweights have become a dud. When thinking about this match, Kendrick vs. Perkins seemed to have some story. We know about their past and how they were riding at shows together, but WWE had to go repetitive. However, this past Monday's Raw showed us that this feud might end. Kendrick is desperate to win. This has been his M.O. Since the end of the Cruiserweight Classic and his arrival on the Raw brand for the past six weeks, which is cool. He's in his second run with the WWE, one that didn't seem to go well at first. So, in a segment that was backstage, Kendrick told Perkins if he can throw away the match. What does this mean? Also, watch out for a Rich Swann since he pulled out a victory on Raw over Kendrick. Could this mean he gets a future shot at the Cruiserweight title? But anyways, Perkins' time as champion will end on Sunday. After that, where does he stand in the division? He hasn't stood out since winning the Cruiserweight Classic, but he needs a strong performance this Sunday, and that is crucial for his stock. (Winner) Brian Kendrick)
Bayley vs. Dana Brooke: The main roster has been different for Bayley. The program that she had with Sasha Banks and Charlotte was okay, but it didn't feel special. Then, she feuds with Dana Brooke. To call this horrible is harsh. Meanwhile, Brooke has struggled since the call-up. For example, a horribly booked wrestling match on Raw two weeks ago, and an arm wrestling segment last week. We head into this PPV with notable moments in this feud. Honestly, why is this match on this card, which is a darn shame because we all know that Bayley is a top wrestler in the Women's division. Look at her matches from NXT. Either way, Bayley is going to walk out of this event as the winner.
Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows: A match I'm calling a No. 1 Contender's match. Building Enzo and Cass is going to be slow. They haven't been in the main feuds, but this helps them in the future. Maybe when WrestleMania 31 rolls around, they'll win the championships in Orlando. It could also lead to a split, in which Cass could get a singles run. Anderson and Gallows have had many opportunities for the tag titles this summer. But, WWE never gives them that opportunity and keeps New Day as tag champions. Both teams could need a win here, and it's a tough call, but based on booking 101, I'm going to take a risk and say Anderson and Gallows win.
Raw Tag Team Championship Match: New Day (c) vs. Cesaro & Sheamus: Cesaro and Sheamus could be a dark horse here. Recently, both superstars were paired by Mick Foley after their Best-of-Seven series ended because of a medical decision. Foley promised them a title shot. Since then, the tag teams has tried to stay on the same page, and while there is no chemistry, they have pulled out victories. This past Monday, they even pulled out a win over New Day in a non-title match. While I'm not a fan of these results, these tag teams gave us an indication of what could happen this Sunday. There's a chance this could be a dark horse match of the night. Storytelling will be the key in this contest. I'm not going with a title chance here because I want to see New Day break Demolition's record, but should be a top fight of the night. Give me New Day to win this match.
Hell in a Cell Match for the United States Championship: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Rusev: In a feud that started late in the summer, in which there was no result at SummerSlam. And the leader of the Roman Empire overcome the odds and beating Rusev last month at Clash of Champions to win the U.S title. The end game is going to happen this Sunday. Rusev has looked for ways to get the upper hand on Reigns. But inside Satan's Structure, anything will happen despite the brutality of Hell in a Cell. The MVP of this feud has been Rusev. His promo segments are strong and are drawing heat, in which some on the WWE roster has done. Reigns hasn't stood out and are still trying to play the heel game in his recent promo. Pre-recorded promos should be better if I"m being honest. These two will step into Hell in a Cell and end their feud. But my end game has Reigns winning.
Hell in a Cell Match for the Universal Championship: Kevin Owens (c) Seth Rollins: I can see either guy winning this match, and, unfortunately, I'm not saying this because this is a heated feud with a ton of drama. But it has had moments where it is stalled, and it needs to end. There is this debate as to whether WWE will go all-in on the Rollins face turn and put as the top guy or pause on that top guy turn. I have an Owens victory here because it legitimize's his reign. I'm not expecting him to keep his title until WrestleMania, but I see Owens being team captain for Raw in the Team Raw vs. Team SmackDown match at Survivor Series. Then, a feud with Chris Jericho. Give me Kevin Owens to win this match.
Hell in a Cell Match for the Raw Women's Championship: Sasha Banks (c) vs. Charlotte: Okay! Charlotte has this crazy record of being undefeated in single's competition matches on PPV, but there is no reason for her to win on Sunday. Just like Rollins, I don't see Charlotte as champion for quite a while. We already saw her time as champion, and we loved it, but we need a new chapter. Time for Banks to NOT get injured and enjoy her championship reign. I can see her turn heel and feud with Bayley at WrestleMania 33. But in her hometown of Boston, inside Satan's Structure, as a first ever women's main event, which is historical? Zero logic behind a Charlotte victory. Yeah, Sasha Banks is retaining her title.