They say that history is the best predictor of the future.
On Monday Night Raw, Mick Foley laid into CM Punk for putting too much emphasis on statistics rather than legendary moments.
Although it flies in the face of everything Mick Foley so passionately preached about, anyone who is a fan of "legitimate sports" almost certainly likes to look at the numbers. And that's what I'd like to do today.
Cena made the guarantee that he will make it to Hell in a Cell to face CM Punk. But at the end of the show, we got thrown for a curve with the unexpected appearance of Ryback.
Make what you want of this scenario, I think it's much more likely that we'll see Punk defend against Cena at the next pay-per-view than relative newcomer Ryback.
Assuming October's PPV is headlined by the "Straight Edge Superstar" and the leader of the Cenation, let's take a look at some relevant Hell in a Cell statistics for these two competitors and the WWE Championship.