This Sunday marks a big event for the WWE this year, as”Hell In A Cell” broadcasts from New Orleans. So many people enjoy watching this because of the simple fact that a steel cage is involved (and believe me, who doesn’t like to see a fight in a steel cage) and most wrestlers in the main event are stars. These stars bring more attention to the event and so on, even though the PPV itself isn’t necessarily “big”. In this paper, I will go over a few lesser matches, with of course, the main event:
Divas Championship Match: Kelly Kelly (c) vs. Beth Phoenix
To start off things, and much respect goes to the Divas and what not, but this match has buried itself. Beth Phoenix has been completely buried, in which the match almost has no point. Phoenix has been pinned by Kelly in the last two PPV’s, and just recently earned a shot to win back the championship belt by a simple tag-team match win. Sure, Kelly Kelly is the “fan favorite” but really, what fan is focused on this match? The answer, nobody.
My expectation: Beth Phoenix wins the title back finally, with no real point in winning it in the first place. Thanks WWE for the build-up.
Tag-Team Championship Match: Air Boom (c) vs. Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler
A simple fill-in match at best. Literally was announced last minute, and there’s a couple things I find interesting. Swagger has been denied the United States title multiple times, by Dolph. In fact, this happened just a few weeks ago, so this truly is an odd pairing, even with the cougar there building up her “stable”.
My expectation: Air Boom wins because of Swagger and Ziggler having bad communication in the ring.
Sin Cara vs. Sin Cara
Through the past month, the two have been fighting back and forth, through which one would win one week, and the other the next (even if not an official contest). Both wore the original white suits though, and this past week, the “bad” Sin Cara, also known as Hunico, revealed his new black mask, finally distinguishing the two apart (although one is clearly bigger than the other). So Hunico had spoken to Mistico, the “good” Sin Cara, saying that he had stolen his name from a while back, and that whoever wins at Hell In A Cell would earn the right to be called Sin Cara. Of course the challenge was accepted, and now here we are.
My expectation: Black Sin Cara, Hunico, wins after an average match. The average fan doesn’t know much about this feud, and so I feel that this leads to not many people caring who get’s the “real” job as Sin Cara. Expect the feud to continue after this.
Sheamus vs. Christian
Over the past few months, both have somehow cost each other a chance at being the World Heavyweight Champion, and now it’s time to settle their differences.
In recent weeks, Christian was facing against World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry in a lumberjack match, Sheamus interfered, and cost Christian the match. Christian then complained the next week to Triple H about how Sheamus interfered, but Triple H simply said that, “It’s a Lumberjack match.” Christian then threatens HHH with a possible lawsuit combined with Cody Rhodes and Dolph Ziggler. All Christian wants is “one match.” So Triple H awards him the match on Sunday against Sheamus, and one more match on Friday against Orton, and one on the very same night against John Cena.
HHH is showing who’s the boss, and makes this week more interesting, especially with Christian having to fight Cena, Orton, and considering Sheamus in the same week.
My expectation: Sheamus pulls out the win, plain and simple. Expect some more development from Christian’s involvement with HHH.
Hell In A Cell match for World Heavyweight Championship: Mark Henry (c) vs. Randy Orton
First off, I want to say just how amazing of a heel Mark Henry is. Coming out and breaking everything week in and week out truly seems to work with the fan basis. Mark Henry worked for 15 hard years, and it’s all finally paid off. The WWE can truly be amazing at times and situations in throwing a certain superstar in the spotlight, and Henry was the perfect candidate.
Anyway, Mark Henry and Randy Orton fought at “Night Of Champions”, and Mark Henry finally won what was rightfully his. Orton invoked his championship rematch clause, thus leading to what should be another great match between the two, especially now that it’s in a steel cage.
My expectation: Mark Henry wins yet again. Defending his title for the first time with a victory should skyrocket him, making him an even better heel.
Hell In A Cell triple-threat match for WWE Championship: John Cena (c) vs. CM Punk vs. Alberto Del Rio
With so much build-up to this match, there is truly no point in Cena losing this match. Del Rio has been buried the past few weeks, although he did in this past week’s edition of RAW beat CM Punk and Cena with a chair inside the steel cage which was lowered after Punk defeated Del Rio. Completely buried could be too far, but I feel that out of the three, Del Rio has no chance of winning the title in the end.
CM Punk is still “The Best” in my opinion, and deserves the belt, especially after winning and being put down by the WWE iat the last PPV. Unfortunately, the odds are stacked against him.
The question is, what’s the point? Why should Cena lose the belt, there is no real reason except for Punk’s latest wins, and Cena will most likely leave still holding the belt. However…
My expectation: I’m a gambling man, and I feel that CM Punk deserves the title at this point. CM Punk wins it, and everybody leaves satisfied with this ppv.
Grading scale (1-10 with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best) :
I’m giving this ppv a 7/10. Great matches lined up, just hope the WWE doesn’t find someway to screw it up, as it has happened before, and I would not be surprised to see it again.