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WWE Hell In A Cell – Thoughts & Predictions
October 7, 2017
We are just a few short hours away from WWE Hell In A Cell, the Smackdown Live exclusive pay-per-view event, coming this Sunday night on the WWE Network. I’m watching Bob’s Burgers and listening to Puddles Pity Party with the earphones. I’ve got it going on! And this show definitely has it going on too with a solid and stacked card. It should be pretty damn good from bell to bell. No doubt about it. Are you ready for some thoughts and predictions? Of course you are. And this is where normally, I would pull out the crystal ball and a fake accent and channel the late, great Sister Cleo. But not today. I’ve still got plenty of predictions, but we’re going with Dionne Warwick instead. She hosted the show “Solid Gold” and was a legendary singer and performer before getting involved in some psychic friends network scandal. I guess the psychics didn’t see that coming, did they? But that’s what friends are for. Let’s get to the matches and figure out what will be happening.
Kevin Owens vs. Shane McMahon (Hell in a Cell)
Look for Shane to take lots of crazy bumps and do some sick stuff, cause that is what Shane McMahon does. Look for Owens to sell Shane’s moves like a million bucks and make Shane look like the second coming of Ricky Steamboat. And in the end, look for Owens to take Shane out to lunch and score a pin to capture the win. If Shane wins… well, there is no reason for Shane to win. Kevin should win and then move to RAW where he can go after the Universal Championship and Brock Lesnar.
Winner: Kevin Owens
United States Championship — AJ Styles (c) vs. Baron Corbin
Corbin has been losing match after match after match. AJ has been hot and on fire and seems to get better every day. AJ should win and retain the title, but if that happens, Corbin can pretty much just bend over and kiss his own ass good-bye. He lost to Tye Dillinger this past week and can’t afford another loss. How about a cheap win by Corbin and a new United States Champion. It shouldn’t happen and there is no real reason for it to happen, but that’s why I think it will.
Winner and NEW United States Champion: Baron Corbin
WWE Championship — Jinder Mahal (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
We are just a few short weeks away from the big WWE tour of India and Jinder is being promoted and pushed as the major drawing card for the WWE tour of this country that has over a billion people. So does that sound like Jinder will be losing the WWE Championship any time soon to you? Nope, me neither. The Brothers will get involved and in the end, after taking a tremendous beating, Jinder will get the pin and retain the title.
Winner and STILL WWE Champion: Jinder Mahal
Tag Team Championship — The New Day (c) vs. The Usos (Hell in a Cell)
Maybe I’m the only one, but I’m getting tired of the Usos and New Day rivalry. It’s only been a couple of months actually, but seems like so much longer. Hopefully, this match, regardless of who wins and who ends up with the Smackdown Tag Team Championship, will be the end of it. I’m kind of burnt out on the New Day so I’ll go with the Usos on this one. I think they have more future potential over Woods, Big E and Kofi who have pretty much already gone through their entire bag of tricks and have gotten stale. New Champions as the Usos take home the win.
Winners and NEW Smackdown Tag Team Champions: The Usos
Women’s Championship — Natalya (c) vs. Charlotte Flair
My brain says Flair. My heart says Flair. But I don’t want to see Charlotte as the champ again yet. I know she’s going to eventually be Women’s Champion again and since she and her Dad, Ric Flair, have a new book out, this would be a great time to put the strap back on her. But Natayla is so good and deserves a longer reign. Will she get it? Natayla steals a win over Charlotte and retains her title.
Winner and STILL WWE Smackdown Live Women’s Champion: Natayla
As for the question, will Carmella cash in her Money In The Bank contract and go after Natayla and the Women’s title after Natayla beats Flair? I think she’ll be there and she’ll tease it, but will she cash in? Nope, I don’t think so.
Randy Orton vs. Rusev
A good match and Orton wins with the RKO out of nowhere. Rusev gets buried again.
Winner: Randy Orton
Dolph Ziggler vs. Bobby Roode
I wonder who Dolph will try to impersonate on Sunday night? I hope it’s someone good, like maybe CM Punk. That could be fun. As for this match, it’s Bobby Roode making his WWE pay=per-view in-ring debut. And it will indeed be a glorious night as Roode scores the pin and win and lays out Ziggler to be the victor.
Winner: Bobby Roode
Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin vs. The Hype Bros (Kickoff Show)
And finally, on the Kickoff Show, we have the Hype Bros. versus the 2017 incarnation of the World’s Greatest Tag Team. Will the Hype Bros. break up here? Will they turn heel as a team? Will they do the hustle? I think it’s been teased long enough and it’s time to live up to the hype (Bros) and make an impact. They won’t win the match, but I expect a beat-down on Shelton and Gable after the match as Zack and Mojo go bad.
Winners: Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin
And I guess that’s it. Am I right? Am I wrong? Let me know what you think. Comments and thoughts are welcome. And with that, I’m down and gone. Have a great night and I’ll catch you later. Take care.