WWE Hell in a Cell 2012: Will the Big Show Suffer Championship Déjà Vu?

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WWE Hell in a Cell 2012: Will the Big Show Suffer Championship Déjà Vu?
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On last week's episode of Friday Night SmackDown, The Big Show defeated Randy Orton to become the No. 1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Championship against Sheamus at Hell in a Cell.

Before he secured that spot for this month's pay-per-view, TBS came to the ring to explain why he's been in such a bad mood since his return. He wants the World Heavyweight Championship.

And in case you forgot how long Big Show's last WHC reign lasted, he wasn't ashamed to remind us: 45 seconds. After he had defeated Mark Henry to win the belt, Daniel Bryan cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase to make The Big Show's reign the shortest of all time.

Of course, Bryan was defeated by Sheamus at WrestleMania in a record-breaking 18 seconds. That was six months ago, and Sheamus has held the title ever since.

Over the last six months, as Sheamus has held the championship, I don't think it has done much for Sheamus or for the championship. I don't think a few more months will be any different. The World Heavyweight Championship is due for a change, and I think that change will happen at Hell in a Cell.

But by the time Raw airs the following evening, The Big Show will have already lost the World Heavyweight Championship.

To Dolph Ziggler.

Booking things this way allows us to have a new champion without Sheamus working another long program with Ziggler already. At Survivor Series, all three men could be involved in a traditional Survivor Series match, postponing a Triple Threat title match for TLC in December.

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In January, Sheamus could be booked as the odds-on favorite to win the Rumble, after winning last year and going on to WrestleMania to capture the World Heavyweight Championship.

Long term, this also gives another angle for The Big Show to work down the line. After the Money in the Bank 2013 pay-per-view, The Big Show can work another program with the current WHC. This time, however, he remains constantly paranoid that if he wins, he'll get cashed-in on again. All at once, he tries to earn a chance to recapture the WHC while keeping the newest Mr. Money in the Bank winner at bay.

Booking it this way also allows for a WrestleMania main event that I think could steal the show: Dolph Ziggler vs. Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight Championship.

What do you think? Will The Big Show suffer the same fate at Hell in a Cell that he suffered at the hands of Mark Henry and Daniel Bryan? Will Sheamus be able to overcome The Big Show? Will Ziggler get an opportunity to cash in the briefcase?

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