Tossing Salt Presents:
WWE Hell In A Cell 2022
Thoughts & Predictions
June 4, 2022
Coming up tomorrow night from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL, is WWE Hell In A Cell. I wonder if we’ll see an appearance by MJF? An appearance outside the arena at a WWE Premium Live Event, especially one held in the hometown of current AEW Champion CM Punk and one that AEW runs often, would be awesome. I’m calling it now. An “Invasion” outside the arena of a WWE event by MJF, as a shot at Tony Khan and AEW. Watch and see.
And now, what was I saying and doing? Oh yeah, the WWE and Hell In A Cell. As of this writing, Saturday morning, seven matches have been officially announced. I’m kind of speculating about two others. And predictions for all will follow. I’ve got my Miss Cleo vibe going on. It’s prediction time. Let’s do this.
Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins in Hell in A Cell.
If the plans for Cody are, as assumed, to go on to eventually face Roman Reigns for one of the big titles, then he shouldn’t lose… ever. But on the other hand, Cody has already beaten Seth twice and WWE likes to do that 50/50 booking, so Seth needs to get a win. Or does he? Seth is a made man and he can lose the match, cackle about it on RAW Monday night and make some excuses, and he’ll be good. It won’t hurt him a bit. I think the safe money here is to go with Cody. He needs to be an unbeatable American Nightmare when he eventually does fight Roman. Cody should win here.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
Bobby Lashley vs. Omos & MVP in Hell in A Cell.
Lashley really does deserve better than this,having to drag Omos through yet another big match on a PPV, but at leastthe addition of MVP will make the match more watchable and also give Lashley someone he can work with. Omos has the size, but he’s just not really getting it yet in my opinion. On a scale between an El Gigante or a Don Leo Jonathan, Omos falls easily more towards the Gigante end of the spectrum. Putting him with MVP as a manager was a good thing and hopefully, these matches against Lashley will rub off and he’ll get better as time goes on. As for this match, Lashley should take out MVP and get the win.
Winner: Bobby Lashley
WWE Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair vs. Asuka vs. Becky Lynch – Triple Threat Match.
Triple threat matches suck! It’s just my opinion, but WWE tends to rely on them too much, especially where the women are concerned. A singles fight with Bianca and Asuka would be great. Becky is great as well but, and again this is just my opinion, she takes away from the match more than helps. I just want one on one and may the best woman win. And in this match, the best woman is Asuka. I want to see her win, but in the words of Mick Jagger, you can’t always get what you want. Bianca is the current WWE darling and she’s not losing that belt anytime soon. Bianca wins.
Winner and STILL WWE RAW Women’s Champion: Bianca Belair
Edge & Rhea Ripley & Damian Priest vs. Liv Morgan & AJ Styles & Finn Balor.
This should be a good match so far as six-man tag team matches go, but the winning team and who is might be is not in any doubt and let me tell you why. Liv Morgan needs to take some time off soon to do a big movie role. And also, I think we’re getting teases for a fourth member of Judgement Day. So we get a new addition to the group and Liv gets taken out with an injury so she can go do her movie.
Winners: Judgement Day (Edge, Rhea Ripley & Damian Priest)
WWE United States Champion Theory vs. Mustafa Ali.
I like the semi-push that Mustafa Ali is getting and it’s good to see him back on television regularly, even if he does lose every other match. I’d love to see him wearing gold at some point. Ali is damn good. But that being said, it’s not time to take the belt off of Theory yet. I think he’s really just starting to come into his own as the United States Champion and Mr. McMahon’s protege and losing the title this soon would hurt his momentum quite a bit. So expect a great match, lots of near falls, and then some shenanigans at the end where Theory snatches a victory from the jaws of defeat to retain his title.
Winner and STILL United States Champion: Theory
Kevin Owens vs. Ezekiel.
If Kevin wins, what’s the point? Owens has been so damn good in his role as the frustrated seeker of truth, and Ezekiel (not Elias) has been getting the biggest push of his career and killing it as well. I’d look for Chad Gable & Otis to get involved and have their “help” cost Owens the match. And the craziness can keep on keeping on.
Happy Corbin vs. Madcap Moss – No Holds Barred.
Ross just debuted a new look, a new image, and unfortunately lost the suspenders, which I kind of liked. The point is though, you don’t start off a new beginning by immediately losing. At the end of the night, Happy won’t be happy. Look for Moss to win.
Winner: Madcap Moss
And that’s the end of the announced matches, but I have a strong suspicion that there may be one or two more added before that opening bell rings. Based on the events of Smackdown last night on Fox, I’m going to speculate that we’ll be seeing these two matches added to the show as well. We might not, but better safe than sorry, right?
WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey versus Natalya
Point of interest here. When Rousey first started training for wrestling down in NXT, Natalya was one of her first training partners. The two women are said to be close friends in real life. And none of that really matters as Natalya, from fresh out of catering and the mid-card gets a shot at Rousey and the big blue title. How do you think that’s going to go? Not too good! An easy win for the baddest woman on the planet. Ronda keeps her belt.
Winner and STILL WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion: Ronda Rousey
Sami Zayn versus Riddle
If this match happens, as I suspect it will, it may possibly be the dark horse match of the night and steal the show. Riddle gets better every day and Sami rarely has a bad match. Some dumb situations to be sure, but he always gives 1000% to make it entertaining for us fans. In that way, he reminds me of R-Truth in that win or loss, it doesn’t matter. It’s going to be fun. I’d love to see a program between Truth and Sami. Just imagine the promos. You’re smiling already. I can tell. Book it, Vince. As for this match, if it happens, Riddle wins.
And there you go, my predictions for WWE Hell In A Cell. Am I right? Am I wrong? Let me know who you think will take that illustrious trip to the pay window if you will. Any thoughts, questions, or comments are welcome and appreciated as well.
And with that, I’m gone. Take care and be good and watch out for any foreign objects. I’ll see you at the matches.