WWE: Why the Armaggedon Hell in a Cell Match Is the Best Option for the Next PPV

Chris Featherstone@@CraveWrestlingFeatured ColumnistSeptember 21, 2012


One of the most memorable Hell in a Cell matches was the one that took place on December 10, 2000.

To this day it has not been duplicated, being the first, and only, Hell in a Cell match with six participants—Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, Rikishi, Rock, Triple H and Undertaker.

During a time when the WWE was immersed with Hall of Fame talent, the match lasted more than 30 minutes and was filled with unforgettable spots.

Who can forget Undertaker "chokeslamming" Rikishi off the cell onto the trailer in the aisle? What a gutsy move by Rikishi to take that bump.

The WWE has a chance to relive history with the next pay-per-view, exclusively purposed to showcase this brutal match.

With the recent reports that John Cena's recovery will be longer than expected (h/t wwe.com), another Armageddon-style Hell in a Cell match would be the best possible option. Seeing how the WWE wants to keep the Punk/Cena feud going, having five other participants included in the match does not require a significant build and does not have to go past the PPV.

Five Superstars that would fit the mold for this concept to join CM Punk would be Alberto Del Rio, Cody Rhodes, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth and Rey Mysterio. This would be a high-impact, high-intensity match that would be able to not only relive, but athletically eclipse the former six-man Hell in a Cell match.

There would be a number of near-falls which would suspend reality and convince the WWE Universe that CM Punk actually has a chance to lose the match.

Case in point—Santino Marella involved in the 2012 World Heavyweight Championship Elimination Chamber match.

He was the least likely person to win the match, but finished the runner-up and received the most pops he has ever witnessed throughout his entire WWE tenure.

Kofi Kingston or R-Truth could garner a significant amount of underdog pops during the match, captivating the audience to stay glued to their seats for an potentially unpredictable finish.

The quality of the match would be stellar, the crowd interaction would be chart-busting, and the commentary would be exciting—all the components needed to form a series of lasting WWE highlight reels. 

Do you think the Armageddon Hell in a Cell match should be relived? Comment civilly below.


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