WWE’s Hell in a Cell 2018 is here! Let’s take a look at the match card for the dual-branded pay per view and make some predictions!
WWE Hell in a Cell 2018 is finally here. After a wildly entertaining Summer Slam, and a couple of ho-hum weeks of buildup, Hell in A Cell has high expectations. Hopefully, Hell in a Cell is a great pay per view, and the matches reflect that. My greatest fear going into this is they’re going to use Hell in a Cell as a stepping stone to further pump up Nostalgia pay per view 9000. Which is known to most of us as the Super Show-Down taking place October sixth in Australia.
Hopefully, we get some good writing, some good matches and one hell of a pay per view. For now, let’s bask in the glow of my 10-3 performance at Summer Slam. With my only misses being the Miz, AJ style technically losing in a disqualification and underestimating how long this B-team bit would last.
Since WrestleMania 2017 my record is now 33-8-1, and I am pretty much locked in now. I feel a perfect show prediction coming on. Let’s get to it!
SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. Rusev & Aiden English
In 2017, I watched my very first Hell in a Cell match between the New Day and the Usos. A year later, I’m not totally sure I’ve seen a better tag team match. Unfortunately, that night the New Day lost their titles that night and did not get them back till a couple of weeks ago. Hell in a cell seems to be a perfect set up for Aiden English and Rusev to win a title and become a big relevant. However, I just don’t thing Rusev’s run is going to be in the tag division. It’ll be a fun match, but New Day should pull it out.
Head & Heart: The New Day
Raw Tag Team Champions Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre vs. Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose
This match is going to be awesome, and that’s about all I can guarantee. Dolph Ziggler and Seth Rollins are two great in-ring performers. While Drew McIntyre and Dean Ambrose will provide some grit and physicality to balance it out. I’m not sure what kind of move it would be to have the Shield Control all the major titles on RAW. It would at minimum be an extremely interesting move. Though I cannot see Raw having the majority of its intrigue for the weekly shows revolving around those three. I think this match will end with some shenanigans and Dolph and Drew will Retain.
Head & Heart: Dean and Seth
Daniel Bryan & Brie Bella vs. The Miz & Maryse
This really should be a kickoff show match. I don’t really understand why this is happening. There has to be a better way to let us know that Total Divas and Total Bellas are starting their new seasons in the next week or so.
Head: Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella
Heart: Miz and Maryse
SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch
This is a tough one to call because I am battling my heart to make a logical decision on this. The bottom line is, these two will face each other again at Evolution. The question is, after attacking Charlotte Flair for four weeks after Summer Slam, can Becky Lynch afford a loss? I don’t think she can. I think the play here is to have Becky Lynch cheat and win, much like Shinsuke Nakamura and Jeff Hardy.
Then you have Charlotte feign an injury through the Super Show-Down and you have her return in time to enact her rematch clause for Evolution. What would be interesting is if Becky Lynch pushes Charlotte to the brink and Charlotte takes a chair to Lynch. Then says something to the effect of “You did anything you had to get your shot at my title, and I’ll do anything I have to to keep it.” Then we get a weird heel vs heel match at Evolution. Either way, I don’t see Becky Lynch leaving with the title.
Head: Charlotte Flair
Heart: Becky Lynch
Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton (Hell in a Cell Match)
Why? Someone call DJ Woolite because this match is brought to you by Washed FM.
Head: Jeff Hardy
Heart: I just hope all the moves land correctly.
Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey vs. Alexa Bliss
Alexa Bliss is a great heel champion, but she’s already set to face Trish Stratus at Evolution. Meaning, Ronda Rousey is going to have to face someone else, and not activate her rematch clause. I bet this match will be a lot better than their Summer Slam match, but Ronda is going to win this one easy. Maybe Alexa and her crew will attack Ronda and Natalya after and then Nia Jax can come back and well get Ronda vs Nia Jax at Evolution. Then I can get my hopes up again, only to have them crushed because WWE won’t make Nia Jax their most dominant Women’s champ ever. Even though she clearly should be.
Head & Heart: Ronda Rousey
WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe
Samoa Joe did what Samoa Joe does best at Summer Slam. He ran his mouth then got beat up pretty badly. Fortunately for Joe, and unfortunately for my predictions, his butt whoopin’ actually resulted in a win, since Styles was disqualified. I don’t think there will be any disqualifications this time, and “Wrastling Jesus” doesn’t lose. Period.
Head & Heart: AJ Styles
Universal Champion Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman (Hell in a Cell Match with Mick Foley as Special Guest Referee)
I am looking forward to this match. Not because it’s going to be some incredible classic match between two of the biggest male superstars on Raw. Because I cannot wait for all the WWE Universe who inexplicably hates Roman Reigns to be so mad! I cannot wait! When Roman kicks out of that third running power slam. Then hit’s Braun with the Super Man punch and then rebounds off the cage into the spear. Then Mick Foley hits that 1,2,3 and the Big Dog retains! Ooo wee! I cannot wait for that cascade of boos while Reign’s music starts to hit and he lifts that red belt into the air again!
Head & Heart: Roman Reigns.
How do you think things will shake out? Which matches are you looking forward too?
WWE Hell in a Cell can be seen Sunday, September 16, at 7 PM Eastern on the WWE Network.