Hell in a Cell takes place this Sunday night with cage matches and a WWE championship match that nobody wants to see yet Brock Lesnar and the Undertaker will rematch one of the bloodiest HIAC matches in WWE history.
It is difficult to get amped up about Hell in a Cell after what some feel has been some of the worst promoting of a special event on WWE television in quite some time. One face-to-face between the Undertaker and Lesnar and some corny angles between Seth Rollins and Kane have left fans wondering what there is to be excited about on Sunday’s event.
Here’s a look at tonight’s card:
Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker (Hell In A Cell)
You’d never know it on television but this is a rematch of one of the greatest Hell in a Cell matches in company history. Lesnar defeated Undertaker at No Mercy 2002 leaving the arena with the WWE world heavyweight title and the blood of the Undertaker all over his body. It was a massacre which is highly unlikely to be repeated Sunday.
At SummerSlam a lot expected a competitive match that shown no controversy at all. Knowing WWE they don’t like ending anything just like that as a rivalry for them it’s “smell money” trick which in some cases actually works out.
Nonetheless, there haven’t been many bad Brock Lesnar matches since he came back a few years ago and I don’t expect that to change Sunday.
Who goes over? Brock won at Mania and Taker got a contested win at SummerSlam. Logical booking would have Lesnar win since he will be going on to bigger things at Mania. However, there is talk of a John Cena vs. Undertaker match at Mania. A win here by Taker greatly helps that match. This will probably be the end of Taker until Mania while Lesnar will have time to put this loss behind him. Plus, a loss here could actually play into a bigger story. I am going with Undertaker. Some will complain but at the end of the day Lesnar beat him at WrestleMania which is a much bigger win than anything done between these two since.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship – Seth Rollins vs. “Demon” Kane (If “Demon” Kane loses “Corporate” Kane loses his job as Director Of Operations)
Seth Rollins taking on Kane has turned out to be an interesting clash in the match card. If Kane loses the match, Corporate Kane will be fired from Director of Operations.
The time has come for Kane to end his role of Director of Operations and return to his celebrated masked character. He should not be battling for Championship, which is most required for Rollins at this stage.
Does Kane have any chance of leaving the arena with the WWE world title? I don’t think so but you really never know. Kane has won the WWE championship in the past where he was a large underdog so anything is possible. My suspicion is that this will lead into a rematch at Survivor Series so I expect either a screwy ending or Seth to get a cheap win.
WWE United States Championship Open Challenge – John Cena vs. ???
This is a strange one. It is easy to get excited and come up with all kinds of fun scenarios but at the end of the day, surprises rarely deliver in these situations. See Chris Jericho showing up as Ambrose and Reigns’ mystery partner. The only caveat here is that Cena is leaving the company for several weeks so logic would dictate that the company would book a big angle and title change here.
The names of Big E, Dean Ambrose and a few others are doing the rounds. With reports of The Cenation leader taking off from WWE for close to two months, there is a strong possibility of him losing the match. This way the title will change hands. Whoever the opponent is, Cena is going to lose.
Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt – (Hell in a Cell)
Kind of like all of Bray’s feuds and programs when you think about it. With Bray Wyatt, you always have to expect some kind of cheap finish in a cage match. Yet, the company seems focused on pushing Reigns to WrestleMania so a cheap win or loss makes no sense whatsoever.
In case of Bray Wyatt, in spite of enjoying good fan following, he was forced to lose some key matches of late. You could envision a finish which sees Dean Ambrose turning on Reigns to cost him the match, although with Cena on hiatus and Randy Orton “out of action” that probably is less likely than ever.
With those 4 matches being the ones to attract the most attention on the card this Sunday, here’s the rest of the card for tonight’s event:
Charlotte vs. Nikki Bella for the Divas Championship
New Day vs. The Dudley Boyz for the WWE Tag Team Championship
Kevin Owens vs. Ryback for the Intercontinental Championship
Cesaro, Neville, and Dolph Ziggler vs. Rusev, King Barrett, and Sheamus