Hell in a Cell is an upcoming pay-per-view event produced by WWE. This pay-per-view will feature 2 or 3 Hell in a Cell matches to settle the ongoing rivalries. Last year, Hell in a Cell was exclusive to the Smackdown brand but this year, it’s a co-branded pay-per-view. Out of the many matches announced for the event, two matches will be taking place inside the Hell in a Cell. A third Hell in a Cell match is possible too at this moment.
So overall, Hell in a Cell has all the tools to be an exciting pay-per-view with a lot of brutality and intensity expected. However, amazing matches aren’t enough to make a show successful and there have to be some wild twists and turns. So, here are 6 bold predictions for Hell in a Cell. There’s a small chance of these predictions turning out to be true but if they do, that would make the pay-per-view even better.
The New Day defeated The Bludgeon Brothers (Harper and Rowan) last week to win the Smackdown Live Tag Team Championships for the third time. After the match, Rowan’s injury was announced by WWE, which he suffered during Summerslam. Rowan would be able to return in a few months but his absence would most likely affect Harper in the negative way as WWE Creative found difficult to push Harper as a singles Superstar in the past too.
All of this could change however, if the Creative books Harper as a Monster Heel consumed with vengeance who would do anything to hurt and haunt The New Day and get Rowan’s revenge. This angle could start at Hell in a Cell with Harper interfering in the New Day’s match and attack everyone involved in the match. This would be an interesting story-line if WWE decides to proceed with it.
As much as everyone likes Finn Balor, it can’t be denied that he wouldn’t be able to thrive in the main-event scene on Raw as it’s already crowded with Superstars like Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Braun Strowman, Drew McIntyre etc. Finn Balor also got injured during his first main roster pay-per-view match against Seth Rollins at Summerslam 2016 due to which many people in the back were forced to re-consider his durability.
Ever since Balor’s return to Raw in 2017, he has been mistreated and involved in feuds with no or poor story-lines. Finn Balor has lost all the momentum he had prior to 2017 and there’s no chance he could regain it on Raw so a move to Smackdown Live could benefit him. Balor’s arch-nemesis Baron Corbin is currently the acting General Manager of Raw so expect him to be totally biased against Finn Balor in the coming weeks so Corbin could book Finn Balor in a Loser leaves Raw match against either Bobby Lashley or himself. If Balor ends up losing that match, he could go to Smackdown Live where he would have a chance to thrive with fellow ex-Indie stars AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Shinsuke Nakamura and the Good Brothers.
Jeff Hardy and Randy Orton have been involved in an intense rivalry for over a month and it was recently announced that the two WWE veterans would settle their differences in a Hell in a Cell match. This will be Jeff Hardy’s 1st and Randy Orton’s 7th Hell in a Cell match so Orton would be the one with experience, entering the match. However, for an extreme superstar like Jeff Hardy, this would be a perfect chance to showcase his true potential. Expect some crazy spots during the match.
However, a moment that could go down as one of the most Extreme moments in the history of WWE would feature Jeff Hardy hitting Randy Orton with a Swanton Bomb, but not the usual Swanton Bomb as we often see on Smackdown Live. I’m talking about an insane Swanton Bomb from the top of the Cell. As amazing as it would be to witness such a moment, chances of it happening are quite slim as Jeff Hardy has been dealing with injuries lately and a Swanton Bomb from such a height, with high chances of Hardy missing his target, could end his career. So, expect a crazy spot off the top of the Cell but don’t keep your expectations high for a Swanton Bomb.
As you may all know by now, The Undertaker would be facing Triple H for the last time ever at WWE Super Show-Down on October 6th and there are strong chances that the special event would be broadcasted on the WWE Network like the Greatest Royal Rumble. The match’s build-up started last week when Triple H returned to Raw to announce the match. The build-up continued this week with various Superstars giving their opinions and predictions for this historic match. Shawn Michaels would be returning to Raw next week to hype the match too.
Expect either one or both Superstars to appear at Hell in a Cell to confront each other ahead of their match. The Undertaker always receives a warm reception from the WWE Universe. A short segment featuring a chilling interaction between The Undertaker and Triple H would be fun to watch and hype the audience without stealing the spotlight from other Superstars.
AJ Styles’ reign as the WWE Champion is about to cross the 300-Day mark and many people predict that he would be holding on to the WWE Championship until at least the new WWE game comes out as AJ Styles is its cover star and it makes sense to go with this approach too. WWE, however, could be really unpredictable sometimes. AJ Styles' title win last November was shocking too, in the sense that WWE was about to tour India the following month and it would have made sense for Jinder Mahal to compete in India as the WWE Champion but Styles ended up capturing the WWE title one month before that tour, which made the moment extra special.
Now, Samoa Joe has been nailing his role as the top heel of Smackdown Live. Many people predict that Samoa Joe would be the one to defeat AJ Styles for the WWE title, if not at Hell in a Cell, then either at WWE Super Show-Down or at Smackdown 1000. If Joe defeats Styles at Hell in a Cell, that would be shocking and would also keep the feud fresh and interesting for some more months. So, expect a Title change at Hell in a Cell.
Kevin Owens made his WWE debut in December 2014 and took only 2 months to capture the NXT Title and then remained on top for the rest of his time in NXT. In June, Kevin Owens made his main roster debut and defeated John Cena in a non-title Champion vs. Champion match at Elimination Chamber. Kevin Owens achieved huge success in a short amount of time but ever since his arrival on Raw this year, he has been treated as an upper mid-card jobber. He lost all momentum in his one-sided feud with Braun Strowman this year. Kevin Owens recently “quit” Raw as a part of a new story-line.
Kevin Owens' career can be resurrected if he returns as a vicious heel like he was in NXT but what would be even better is if he returns at Hell in a Cell with Paul Heyman as his new client. Kevin Owens could really benefit as a Paul Heyman guy. Kevin Owens should make an impact on his return by costing Braun Strowman his match against Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship. A feud between a furious Strowman and a bold Kevin Owens with Heyman delivering amazing promos would be an excellent way to push both Owens and Strowman as the top Superstars of Raw and resurrect Kevin Owens’ WWE career.