We are days away from one of the most possible damaging pay per views that WWE has each year. Not damaging as far as story line, but damaging as far as physical abuse. Hell in a Cell used to be a real dangerous place to be, especially when the fight went to the outside and even on top. We all remember the famous Undertaker vs. Mankind match where we almost saw a man die in the ring. Since that famous match the WWE has reinforced the cage and added another layer on top, so we won’t be seeing anymore wrestlers fall through. The most we get now is a drop from the side of the cage onto an announce table, which is still painful but not when they scale down about half the cage before they do it. Since this is a pay per view, and the end to a few story lines, there will only be two hell in a cell matches and the others will be regular matches. Let’s take a look at the matches, which are in no particular order, and make some predictions.
Dolph Ziggler, Cesaro and Neville vs. Rusev, Sheamus and King Barrett: Dolph Ziggler hasn’t been in a pre-show in a while, which means that there are no current story lines that he can be part of. There’s rumor of him winning over Cena before Cena takes some time off, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it. This is the epitome of a pre-show match, as these are just a bunch of faces and heels thrown together while people take their seats. If you think this matters it doesn’t, and the win will go to Ziggler, Cesaro and Neville.
John Cena vs. TBD: Maybe this will be the win that was in the works for Ziggler or it could be someone from NXT making their debut. Tyler Breeze made his debut on Smackdown, so this may be another way to introduce him to the WWE universe that doesn’t watch Smackdown. Cena will win, but will be really positive and annoying about it.
Kevin Owens vs. Ryback: I’d say Ryback respected the title more but didn’t do much with it, but I could also say the same thing about Kevin Owens. Both of these guys are big in their very own way, but I believe Kevin Owens does have a little more stamina, and that’ll make this match just that much bearable. Kevin Owens will win, but look for some over exaggerated power moves.
The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, and/or Xavier Woods) vs. The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley): I haven’t seen the “free bird” rule implemented lately, so it would be nice to see it but I doubt it’ll happen. I’ve actually grown quite fond of Kofi and Xaveir as Youtube personalities more than wrestlers, but I don’t think that the Dudley Boyz will lose two pay per views in a row. I see the Dudley Boyz as the winners and they put Xavier through a table.
Seth Rollins vs. Kane: This match is made with the knowledge that there is no story line worth going with that has Kane as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. It’s been shown that Corporate Kane and The Demon Kane are two different wrestlers, so the threat that Kane will be fired from The Authority means nothing because we still have The Demon. Kane will lose, turn on the Authority and proceed as The Demon Kane while Rollins retains the championship.
Charlotte vs. Nikki Bella: With the rumor of John Cena taking some time off soon, why would Nikki do anything but follow him. Nikki already broke the Divas Championship record for days held, so the need for her to have it again isn’t there. I say Charlotte retains it, but Paige comes down and that feud starts.
Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt: This is the first of the two Hell in a Cell matches scheduled for the pay per view. There can’t be too much damage done as they still need the cell for the next match, so look for a no spectacular ending. The members of the Wyatt family will no doubt be present and so will Dean Ambrose and probably Randy Orton. Orton won’t be down there at first, but he’ll show up later. Roman Reigns will win and the feud will be at an odd standing, seeing how the Wyatt family has 4 members and it’s just Roman, Dean and Randy. Will see see a fourth member to that team and will they be the new S.H.I.E.L.D., I guess we’ll have to wait and see.
The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman): The end of Brock Lesnars Road to Hell end with this match. The series of matches between these two also end at this pay per view. Hell in a Cell is essentially Undertakers level and he is the final boss. I want to say that Undertaker will win like the last match, but with a better outcome, but this could be Lesnars big win from the last pay per view. This is truly a hard match to call and the bonus of Paul Heyman being out there makes it a two on one against the dead man. I don’t want to have to pick one, but I’ll go ahead and say Undertaker wins this one.