WWE Hell In A Cell 2016: Thoughts and Predictions…

WWE Hell In A Cell 2016: Thoughts and Predictions
Doug Maynard
October 29, 2016

We are just a little over a day away from the WWE Raw exclusive pay-per-view presentation, live on the WWE Network, known as WWE Hell In A Cell. Eight matches have been announced for this event including the first ever Women’s Hell In A Cell match, as well as matches for the WWE Universal, WWE United States, WWE Raw Tag Team and WWE Cruiserweight Championships. It’s a stacked card and looks like it should be one helluva show. And of course, what that means is that it’s time to break out the Crystal Ball and do that prediction thing. Yeppers, my friends… that’s why we’re here. So with a little channeling of Jeanne Dixon, Sister Cleo and Gary Spivey, let’s see how well I can look ahead and see the future. It’s WWE Hell In A Cell and it’s Sunday night. And here is who I think will win each match and why. Let’s do this…

WWE Universal champion Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins inside Hell in A Cell.

I’m expecting Jericho to get involved in some way, shape or form. It also wouldn’t surprise me to see Triple H make a return and get involved. This match will be brutal and stiff and both Owens and Seth will give 150%, sacrificing their bodies for our amusement. Seth is slowly making the baby-face turn, but he’s not there yet. Not entirely. Owens is just awesome and RAW has truly become the Kevin Owens (and Chris Jericho) show in more ways than one. It’s not time to switch the championship yet. I think Owens has only just started to show what he can do as the “longest running WWE Universal Champion of all time”. Just like the Beatles, we’ll see Kevin get by with a little help from his friends.

Winner and STILL WWE Universal Champion: Kevin Owens

WWE Raw Women’s champion Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte inside Hell in A Cell.

Two of the best female wrestlers going today taking on the steel cage and making history as they fight to determine who will be the WWE Raw Women’s Champion. I don’t think this is going to be a great match, but it won’t be from lack of effort by Sasha or Charlotte. These two women are incredible athletes and damn good wrestlers that can more than hold their own against any man or men. Sasha is the champion, but so far, her title reign has been less than impressive. Charlotte, as her father did before her for so many years, casts a wide shadow that the other ladies of the WWE seem to pale in comparison. I think there will be at least one or two really big high-spots to give the fans a reason to do their “holy crap” chants. And when the smoke settles, the “Queen” will be champion once more.

Winner and NEW WWE RAW Women’s Champion: Charlotte Flair

WWE United States champion Roman Reigns vs. Rusev (with Lana) inside Hell in A Cell.

The fans still don’t like Roman. Rusev is a beast and honestly, Reigns has been more of a heel in this feud (in my opinion) than Rusev. I think we’ll see one helluva match and I’m going for a title change here. Rusev crush and Rusev win.

Winner and NEW WWE United States Champion: Rusev (w/ Lana)

WWE Raw Tag Team champions The New Day vs. Sheamus & Cesaro.

The New Day don’t need the belts and to be honest, their act is starting to get stale. They need a major change in their routine and going from Champions to challengers may be just the way to do it. And if Sheamus and Cesaro can’t win the belts together as a team, then what was the point for this whole storyline anyhow? I’m looking for some new “teammates who can’t get along” champions.

Winners: Matt Hardy and MVP… ooops, my bad… New RAW Tag Team Champions: Sheamus and Cesaro

WWE Cruiserweight champion TJ Perkins vs. Brian Kendrick.

If Kendrick doesn’t win, we riot. Actually, I don’t think he will… yet. Kendrick is getting desperate so let’s twist the knife just a few more times and do the title change a little further down the line, perhaps at the Survivor Series. After a fast paced and great match, the Champ keeps the belt.

Winner and STILL WWE Cruiserweight Champion: TJ Perkins

Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows vs. Enzo Amore & Big Cass.

The WWE doesn’t know how to use Anderson and Gallows properly. They’d be better off working on Smackdown as the “Arn and Tully” to AJ Styles “Flair” as part of “The Club”. Enzo and Cass don’t need to win here. They’re over. These teams need to do something big and make an impact to get things started again. Look for Anderson and Gallows to dominate, devastate and kick ass. Look for Enzo and Cass to get big pops. And I think we’ll see an “injury” to Enzo before the night is done.

Winners by DQ: Enzo and Big Cass

Bayley vs. Dana Brooke

Bayley has really stalled since coming to the main roster. Dana is… well, I don’t even know. I’m not impressed by her all that much honestly and this match does nothing for me. Bayley needs a jump-start to get things moving again. This may be what happens.

Winner: Bayley

Cedric Alexander, Lince Dorado, & Sin Cara vs. Drew Gulak, Tony Nese, & Ariya Daivari

The Cruiserweights get to fly and show off what makes them special. I would personally prefer to see the Daivari team get the win. I was once friends with Ariya back on MySpace and he’s a cool dude. But this will probably kick off the show and they want the fans to be happy so look for Sin Cara and friends to get the win. Cedric Alexander is impressive in that ring too. These guys are no Juvi or Jamie Noble, but they still surely have it going on and this should be a good match.

Winners: Cedric Alexander, Lince Dorado and Sin Cara

And that’s it. Am I right? Am I wrong? Am I getting ready to go to work? For all of those questions, “YES!”. I’m Doug and I’m out of here. Thanks for reading and I’ll catch you later, gators. Have a great one and always stay a fan.


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