WWE will hold their Hell in a Cell pay-per-view on Sunday from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
The show will rely on the company’s part-time talent as Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker face off in what will likely be the final chapter of their program in the Hell in a Cell structure. After what happened last month with Sting at Night of Champions, where he suffered a severe neck injury after taking bumps he should have never been cleared to do, plenty of eyes will be on Undertaker and Lesnar for their well being and long-term physical health. It was at Wrestlemania 30 where Undertaker suffered a severe concussion while working Lesnar and had to leave the building via EMS to be taken to the hospital. Suffice it to say every spot in this bout will be under the microscope with stiffer bumps being increasingly scrutinized.
Also in Hell in a Cell will be Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt, two stars that should be bonafide main eventers by now but have been relegated to mid-card roles due to poor booking. This bout will showcase two of the company’s most promising “up and coming” talent, serving as a good contrast to the other HIAC match, which relies on part-time veterans.
Another big storyline heading into Hell in a Cell will be who will challenge John Cena for the WWE United States Championship. After Sunday, Cena is scheduled to take a couple of months off from WWE, where he will miss the company’s European tour in November. We’ve heard a half dozen names come up as potential opponents for Cena, with none being confirmed. It’ll be interesting to see if WWE uses the opportunity to showcase a new talent from NXT — such as Finn Balor — or if they “go to the well” with an already established talent.
Kane will challenge Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship with the stipulation if he loses, Corporate Kane will be “fired” as “Director of Operations.” This program has been seen as nothing more than a stopgap for Rollins and we’d be shocked if he dropped the title to Kane on Sunday. Since this one has been announced, we’ve seen it as a way to add credibility to the title reign of Rollins.
The Dudley Boyz will challenge The New Day for the WWE Tag Team Championship in a match where we’re expecting a title change. We heard weeks ago the talk was the Dudleyz would go over for the titles, it was just a matter of when. Considering New Day retained at the show in Madison Square Garden, we’re predicting a title change here. As impressive as New Day have been, WWE will look to continue the intrigue surrounding the Dudley Boyz, a return officials have been pleased with.
The undercard will see Charlotte defend the WWE Divas Championship against Nikki Bella. The original plan had Paige also in this bout but saw her pulled due to backstage heat. Ryback will challenge Kevin Owens for the WWE Intercontinental Championship and the Kickoff will feature Dolph Ziggler, Cesaro & Neville vs. Rusev, Sheamus and King Barrett. That bout was a new addition after the legitimate shoulder injury to Randy Orton. Originally, Orton was scheduled to team with Dean Ambrose to face Luke Harper & Braun Strowman. Orton is dealing with a badly separated shoulder.
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