Superstar of the Week: Roman Reigns
Who else could possibly be the mega star of this past week in WWE? Roman Reigns racked up a total of four wins across three shows. Roman's feud with Bray Wyatt was concluded with a win inside the Hell in a Cell. That match was quite brutal at times. Moving on to Raw, Reigns had two really good matches worth watching. Before he could move on to the main event, Roman had to knock off Kofi Kingston in their first singles match-up. In the final match of the night, Roman was able to beat Kevin Owens, Alberto Del Rio, and Dolph Ziggler in a four-way war to become number one contender to the WWE Title. And to cap off the week, Reigns scored a count-out victory over Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens on SmackDown. All four of these matches had the potential of being match of the week, which is also saying something for those doubters out there.
Match of the Week: The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar - Hell in a Cell Match
Looking back at the last seven days, we have witnessed some of the best in-ring from WWE in quite awhile. That's not saying those talented men and women don't put on good matches every week, I'm just saying it showed from Hell in a Cell, to Raw, and all the way through SmackDown. It's hard to just pick one match for this spot! But if I had to pick one match that will be looked back on in twenty years... it has to be The Final Chapter. The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar put each other through hell just to prove who the better man is. I've been watching WWE pay-per-views since 2011, so the Hell in a Cell matches that I've watched since then haven't been as historical. It's hard for me to say this, but Brock Lesnar is now in two of my match of the year candidates. I have to give huge props to both Taker and Lesnar for reminding me why I love wrestling.
The Highlight: Halloween SmackDown
There were so many things I enjoyed this week! This week's edition of SmackDown featured a Halloween theme. Now, these holiday-themed shows aren't always the best. However, WWE had me hooked from beginning to end. Not all of the matches made sense, but the bouts were all certainly worth watching. Reigns vs. Owens was fresh and exciting. The four-corners tag team match was fast-paced and all over the place at times. The street fight provided fans with light-hearted entertainment in which The Miz was destroyed. Paige vs. Natalya and Del Rio vs. R-Truth severed their purposes. And the main event, which was well-developed throughout the show, was spooky and lots of fun to watch. If you missed this episode or decided to skip because of the Halloween theme, I highly recommend you check it out.
The Lowlight: Rusev's Injury
For those of you that have been loyal readers of The Five-Count, you probably know I'm not the biggest Rusev fan. News broke this week that Rusev has once again gone down with an injury while working a match. It's very unfortunate and can hinder his career even more. Fans complain that John Cena ruined Rusev's 2015, but I have to remind them that Rusev's injury in May of this year is what caused things to spiral downhill. I sincerely hope Rusev makes a quick recovery.
Prediction: Who Will Join The Undertaker?
I love this time of year. Survivor Series is upon us, which means friends and foes will be colliding in Traditional Survivor Series Tag Team Elimination Matches. Over the last few years, we've had one to two of these matches on the card. It seems this year we will be seeing The Undertaker battling The Wyatt Family in some capacity. While it is a simple one, my current prediction is we will see Undertaker, Kane, Dean Ambrose, and a returning Daniel Bryan take on all four members of The Wyatt Family in one of the main events, if not the closing match at the upcoming PPV.
That's all for this edition. What did you think of Hell in a Cell? What were your thoughts on the #1 Contender's Tournament on Raw and the Halloween-themed SmackDown? I would love to hear from you below in the comments area!
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