October is here and another Hell In A Cell is about to make history.
8 matches have been booked for the show and we here at Wrestlenewz felt the urge to predict the card, like every other wrestling fan. We gave it our best attempt and here’s what the staff came up with.
Don’t forget to add your own predictions in our comments section. Let’s see if anyone correctly predicts all 8 matches.
Hell In A Cell play by play coverage is being handled by WrestleNewz and the pre-show begins at around 7 PM EST with the main card at 8 PM EST. We’ll also have the fallout, so stay tuned.
WWE Championship: Jinder Mahal vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Dorathy: Mahal. I think Mahal wins with the help of the Singh Brothers and continues his heel title reign.
John: I may be foolishly optimistic on this one, but I am hoping that Nakamura ends Mahal’s reign. Win lose or draw, however, I am bummed that this one, which screamed for the Cell, is just another wrestling match.
Joe: Jinder Mahal. WWE is going to keep the title on Jinder until at least January since they’re headed to India in December. The Singh Brothers will play the deciding factor.
Hell in a Cell Match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships: New Day vs. The Usos
Dorathy: New Day. This could go either way, but my gut is saying New Day pulls out the win.
John: WWE wanted New Day to have the longest tag title reign. Check. WWE wants New Day to have the most title reigns ever. Getting there. What does all that mean? It means that Jimmy and Jey are going to leave Hell In A Cell with the titles, because New Day needs to gain them back at some point.
Joe: New Day. I know the WWE wants to make New Day one of the geatest stables/teams in history. Retaining the tag titles inside Hell in a Cell is a step in the right direction.
Hell in a Cell Match: Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens
Dorathy: Owens. Weird feeling HHH gets involved, helps Owens, and launches a HHH/Shane feud that will lead up to a Wrestlemania 34 match.
John: It would be like a feel good moment if Shane McMahon wins.But, it won’t be. I think this program goes on, perhaps slowly, but until the spring of next year. In order for it to take that long to come to the big payoff, a McMahon loss is a requirement.
Joe: Kevin Owens. There’s no need for Shane McMahon to win as it’s not like he’s being built for a major title run. An Owens win means the possilbity of Triple H returning and that will get fans excited.
SmackDown Women’s Championship: Natalya vs. Charlotte Flair
Dorathy: Nattie. Maybe this is just wishful thinking. I love Charlotte, but I’d like to see Natalya hold onto that title for a little longer.
John: As much as I was happy for Natalya to win the title, that happiness is fleeting. She won’t have the belt much longer. I think this was a token run for the Queen of Harts, and it’s about time for Charlotte to reclaim her throne.
Joe: Charlotte. We’ll see Charlotte capture the title, but only for a few minutes. I have Carmella cashing in MITB and leaving with the belt.
United States Championship: AJ Styles vs. Baron Corbin
Dorathy: Corbin. Corbin has been on a losing streak and I feel this is about to change come HIAC. If he was being ‘punished’ via his Cena SummerSlam loss and losing his MITB contract then hopefully this sentence is over. I like Corbin, his character, and in-ring style. I love AJ, but I think it is time for a change things up with that US Championship and perhaps Styles will move towards a Heavyweight Championship program once he drops the US title.
John: With Baron Corbin having had such a bad run lately, having lost the Money In The Bank briefcase already and all, it’s hard to imagine him winning the US title. Especially since AJ Styles is a pretty popular champion. So, sorry Baron, but Styles leaves with the gold.
Joe: Baron Corbin. This could go many ways as Tye Dillinger could enter the match. I think Corbin will steal the win as he needs it.
Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler
Dorathy: Roode. Bobby’s winning and it’ll be GLORIOUS!
John: Ziggler’s status is in doubt. His current gimmick sucks. And he’s just not glorious. So, without a doubt, this one is all going to lead to a win for Bobby Roode.
Joe: Bobby Roode. We are witnessing the rise of Roode and downfall of Dolph Ziggler all at once.
Randy Orton vs. Rusev
Dorathy: Rusev. Orton walked away with a quick win at SummerSlam and I see this match as an opportunity for Rusev to gain some revenge.
John: If we are lucky, this one will be over as quickly as possible. Seriously, this is likely a filler match somewhere on the card, so I expect it like, between two really good matches. This one is a waste, but I will give the win to Rusev.
Joe: Randy Orton. I’d say Orton is the bigger star and he desperately needs a win; plus a new challenge.
Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin vs. The Hype Bros
Dorathy: Gable/Benjamin. For two reasons: this is Benjamin/Gable’s first PPV, so winning seems right for their story. Also, the Hype Bros losing is just the straw to break the camel’s back for this tag team to break up.
John: I am predicting either a heel turn or a breakup. Perhaps both. But, at the end. there will also be a Hype Bros win here.
Joe: Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin. The Hype Bros are going their separate ways while Gable & Benjamin look to enter the title scene.