No champions will be changed in the cage match
By Donny Chedrick
WWE has to truly consider returning the Halloween Havoc pay-per-view next year if they plan an event falling this close to Halloween. Tonight we get Hell in a Cell – a structure of steel that has shortened careers left and right.
The event has an intriguing concept, and the matches inside the cell are almost always entertaining. We get to witness three championship matches inside the cell as Roman Reigns defends his United States title against Rusev, Kevin Owens defends the WWE Universal belt versus Seth Rollins and Sasha Banks clashes with Charlotte for the Raw Women’s Championship. Thousands will pack into the TD Garden in Boston in hopes for an exciting show.
Bayley vs. Dana Brooke – We’ve seen these two go at it for the last few weeks with each picking up a victory in singles action then also facing off in an arm-wrestling contest. Bayley is going to be the next big-time female wrestler on the main roster, so hopefully this is a case where WWE continues to build her up and not stop her momentum in its tracks.
Brooke is young as well to the main roster but should not be in the upper echelon of women’s wrestling at the moment. Expect a Bayley victory here and for her to continue to push to be at the top.
Prediction: Bayley wins via pinfall.
Enzo & Cass vs. Gallows & Anderson – In the tag-team match that isn’t for the gold, two teams are trying to figure out where they stand in WWE face off. After Gallows & Anderson were stopped on multiple occasions from winning the Raw Tag Team titles, they look like they are being used as a stepping stone type of team.
Enzo & Cass are still building their way up, but following a feud with the Shining Stars and now a feud with Gallows & Anderson, it appears that WWE isn’t ready to pit them against New Day just yet. However, that could start after this feud is over. Enzo & Cass need to win this match to keep their momentum going.
Prediction: Enzo & Cass win via pinfall.
TJ Perkins (c) vs. The Brian Kendrick (Cruiserweight Championship match) – Perkins is the young star that WWE wants to see carry the Cruiserweight division for a while. This is an easy one as Brian Kendrick is here to help and job out to young talent. Perkins will retain. Prediction: TJ Perkins wins via submission.
New Day (c) vs. Cesaro & Sheamus (Raw Tag Team Championship match) – I have picked against the New Day far too many times in their tremendous 400+ day reign as WWE tag team champions, and I’m not going to do it this time either, despite this being a match that possibly gives us a lot more false finishes than expected.
A team like Cesaro & Sheamus is unorthodox, but we have seen in the past when two “enemies” team up to win the tag team gold. However, I don’t think the New Day falls.
Prediction: New Day wins via pinfall.
Roman Reigns (c) vs. Rusev (United States Championship match) – This is a match that I would like to see kick off the main card of the show. Reigns and Rusev are a couple of big boys but are also extremely athletic and able to do a lot of different moves. Putting them in a cell makes it all the more exciting.
Lana will play no factor in the match since it is in the cell, or will she? I don’t expect seeing a title change, especially since Reigns continues to be built as a top guy in the company. Prediction: Roman Reigns wins via pinfall.
Kevin Owens (c) vs. Seth Rollins (WWE Universal Championship match) – These two guys will give viewers great matches every single time they step foot in a wrestling ring, even though they could do it if they were on the street too.
Kevin Owens should not see his time as champ come to an end because Rollins will have thoughts of Triple H in the back of his head – and for good reason, because I think Triple H will be back tonight to set up something interesting possibly for Survivor Series next month. With that being said, Kevin Owens wins.
Prediction: Kevin Owens wins via pinfall after a Triple H pedigree to Seth Rollins.
Sasha Banks (c) vs. Charlotte (Raw Women’s Championship match) – With Boston being the site for tonight’s event, the main event could be this due to the fact that Sasha Banks is from Boston. This will make history in women’s wrestling as no two women have ever been in a Hell in a Cell match, but no two women have ever main-evented a big event before.
This feud has been interesting, and the two have gone back and forth being champion. As much as I want to say Charlotte does the heel thing and wins the belt back in Banks’ hometown, I don’t think it happens tonight.
Prediction: Sasha Banks wins via submission.
Hell in a Cell has the potential to be a very good show, however, I don’t see any titles being changed. This show also needs to build for the future and a huge event that occurs Nov. 20 in Survivor Series.