The WWE returned to pay per view with Sunday’s Hell In A Cell, where one title changed hands and 8 matches were shoved down our throats. Overall, the three plus hours moved along but the show felt bland at times. Somewhere in that mix of ordinary, five wrestlers left Hell In A Cell as real losers.
If you missed Hell In A Cell, be sure to check our results. The future looks bleak for The Hype Bros and singles careers don’t seem any better. Since Ryder’s return from injury, they’ve struggled to get on the same page and that continued during the Hell in a Cell pre-show. Not only were the two not working well together, their outfits didn’t even match. Before Ryder went down with his injury, the two were getting a title shot and they were one of the more popular teams. Maybe, Ryder and Mojo Rawley should get a few wins and WWE will see the big reaction they typically receive. With the lack of tag team competition, WWE should keep the two together. [Image: Photo via WWE.com] I have a strong feeling our readers aren’t going to like this choice. Hell in a Cell was Bobby Roode’s first pay per view and it should have been a glorious moment. Roode scored the win, but Dolph Ziggler seemed like the bigger star. We saw a different side of Ziggler on Sunday; where he had no entrance music, stopped playing to the crowd and after the match left Roode laying in the center of the ring. It’s not like Roode’s wrestling wasn’t on par with Ziggler. When it comes to building future stars, I thought the point here was for Ziggler to help elevate Roode during a big moment in his career. [Image: Photo via WWE.com] For the women of SmackDown, Charlotte is the most talented when it comes to natural ability and Natalya is a veteran who knows how a match should be played out. With such talent in the ring, the match still started and ended slow. It’s like the two ladies weren’t clicking that night and that happens to the best. Since it doesn’t seem like the angle is ending, there’s still time for redemption. Maybe, WWE has simply produced the same match too many times over the years and they need to do a better job of mixing the talent. [Image: Photo via WWE.com] Jinder Mahal’s Cinderella story continues for another month by defeating Shinsuke Nakamura. The WWE Champion has struggled to be accepted by fans and Sunday’s match didn’t help. We’ve seen Jinder improve since being given the title; but it seems like for every step forward, Jinder takes two steps back after a disappointing match. When facing someone like the widely popular Nakamura, Jinder should have easily gotten heat. Though, it felt like the heat had to do with fans not having interest in the match. It’s time for both to go their separate ways as the past few months have been far from entertaining. [Image: Photo via WWE.com] The entire Randy Orton – Rusev program seemed like a filler program with little making any progress. At least Orton got the win as it’s becoming clear that Rusev will never be a true main event wrestler. To me, the match was boring all around but some of our readers noted how the victory helped Orton. At this point, I’m not sure what to do with Rusev. He could be demoted to a low-level mid card wrestler or perhaps a face turn is needed. It feels like WWE has overused Rusev as a heel as he doesn’t naturally grab heat like several years ago. [Image: Photo via WWE.com]