Welcome to my predictions for Hell in a Cell PPV!
If you are new here, you maybe asking “What is ‘Hell in a Cell’ ?”
Hell in a Cell (HIAC) is a stipulation inside WWE (And other promotions) that 2 superstars are locked inside a massive steel cage that is 20ft high,and weighs 5 tonnes and generally the only way to win is by pinfall or submission.
There has been cases where superstars have escaped from the Cell to compete outside or even got to the top of the cell and jumped off of being thrown off the cell.
The most famous HIAC moment has to be The Undertaker vs Mankind at the 1998 King of the Ring PPV where Mankind (Mick Foley) was thrown off the cell and fell through an announcers table.
And then at last years Wrestlemania 32 PPV, Shane McMahon who is the SmackDown Live Commissioner and son of WWE chairman, Vince McMahon leaped off the top of the HIAC and went through an announcers table where The Undertaker had been lying on. Shane McMahon would go on to be defeated.
- Shane McMahon vs Kevin Owens in a ‘Hell in a Cell’ Falls Count Anywhere match!
PREDICTION: Kevin Owens to win. Shane has lost both of his matches since he returned to WWE back in 2016 where his first match against The Undertaker at WM 32 was inside Hell of a Cell and now a year and a half later, he is back inside of this cell. The build up to this match has been fantasic and if can pull off a good match like he did with AJ Styles at Wrestlemania 33, then it could turn out to be a good match!
- Bobby Roode vs Dolph Ziggler
PREDICTION: Bobby Roode Bobby hasn’t been in the spotlight that much since his debut on SmackDown Live and Dolph…well…Dolph appears to be killing himself as a character.
- Randy Orton vs Rusev
PREDICTION: Randy Orton The 3rd match in this fued where we think Rusev is now face. He doesn’t suit to be a face. I must prefer him being the monster heel that he was when he was in the fued with John Cena back in 2015. Hopefully this match will last longer than 10 seconds.
- Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin vs The Hype Bros (Kickoff match)
PREDICTION: Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin to win We OBVIOUSLY know what is going on here. This is the first PPV back for Shelton Benjamin against The Hype Bros who haven’t been doing that well in terms of being a team lately. The ATGMBR from WM33 seems to be a complete afterthought at this point.
- AJ Styles (C) vs Baron Corbin for the United States Championship
PREDICTION: AJ Styles to retain Baron is just not suited with a belt. He just isn’t. I can’t see him be a champion of anything. Even him with the MITB case was a bad idead. What a joke. AJ Styles should hold the belt until Wrestlemania 34.
- The New Day (C) vs The Usos in a ‘Hell in a Cell’ match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship.
PREDICTION: The New Day to retain This should hopefully be the last match in this fued as it is getting to be a pain. Don’t get me wrong, it has been a good fued, but it has run it’s course and it is now time to put it to rest and let The New Day challenge someone new (Chad & Shelton) for the belts at Survivor Series.
- Natalya (C) vs Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women’s Championship
PREDICTION: Charlotte Flair to win Natalya is a very good champion but I feel that this title reign is going to be very short because WWE wants to build up the amount of champioships that Charlotte has and and match that with her father Ric Flair. She would be the 2nd women to have held both the RAW and SmackDown Women’s Championship (Next to Alexa Bliss)
- Jinder Mahal (C) vs Shinsuke Nakamura for the WWE Championship
PREDICTION: Shinsuke Nakamura to win I was a bit torn on this match. I really was. Jinder has slowly grown on me in the last few weeks and he is a really good heel and to be honest, I would like to see him keep going as a champion to Royal Rumble. I like Shinsuke a lot and he deserves the belt as he is a fighting champiom (Not to say taht Jinder isn’t), but hopefully this opens up a oppertunity for a big storyline to happen with say Bobby Roode and Shinsuke going to WM34.
And that is my predictions, it looks to be a stacked PPV with some great matches (Especially the HIAC match) and I am looking forward to the WWE Championship match.
I will be tweeting my thoughts throughout the PPV at https://twitter.com/PFNWrestling