WWE Hell in a Cell: Predicting the Rest of the Card
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WWE's next pay-per-view, Hell in a Cell, is coming up in a couple of weeks.
There are only two confirmed matches as of right now.
Sheamus will defend the World Heavyweight Championship against Big Show and Kane and Daniel Bryan will put their tag team titles on the line.
WWE has been building up the WWE Championship match over the past few weeks. CM Punk will either face John Cena or Ryback.
I expect to see Miz defend the Intercontinental Championship.
We’ll have a better idea of the card in the coming weeks.
The Miz vs. Kofi Kingston for the IC Title
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The Miz and Kofi Kingston had an altercation involving Larry King on the October 8 edition of Raw.
Although it was a small incident, WWE has two weeks to build this feud even more as they head into Hell in a Cell.
I’d be more than okay if this feud continued past the pay-per-view. Kofi has been stuck in the tag team division for over a year. Though, he captured the tag titles on multiple occasions with Evan Bourne and R-Truth.
In a WWE.com exclusive, Kofi and Truth decided to part ways and continue their careers as singles competitors. It’s no secret that Kofi achieved great success as a singles competitor, especially in his feud with Randy Orton.
This could be a great start to not only reintroduce Kofi to the midcard title picture, but to build Miz up as a credible Intercontinental Champion as well.
Team Hell No vs. Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara for the WWE Tag Team Championship
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Team Hell No’s opponents will be decided on the October 15 edition of Raw.
Rey and Sin Cara will face the Rhodes Scholars, Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes. I wasn’t surprised when I saw that these two teams were in the finals. WWE hasn’t featured any of the other teams as much as these two. The only other team I could see being in the finals was the Prime Time Players.
I believe that Rey and Sin Cara will win the tournament on Raw. They have been a team longer than Sandow and Rhodes have. They are the fan favorites among kids and can put on an exciting match with Kane and Bryan.
In the end, Kane and Bryan will retain the tag team titles. Their act is just getting started. They can continue this until the Royal Rumble.
I do feel, however, that the Rhodes Scholars will become tag champs eventually. They just need to be built up as the top heel tag team before challenging for the tag titles.
CM Punk vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship
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CM Punk vs. John Cena has been one of the best rivalries in WWE history. Dating all the way back to June of last year, John Cena and CM Punk have had excellent matches.
This year has been no different. Although the rivalry was put on hold in order for Punk to feud with Chris Jericho and Daniel Bryan, WWE ended up back at Cena and Punk. Their match at Night of Champions had many viewers on the edge of their seats.
Cena underwent elbow surgery to remove bone chips on September 20. Many thought that since there was six weeks between Night of Champions and Hell in a Cell, Cena would be back in time. However, officials within the WWE aren’t sure about Cena’s status.
WWE introduced CM Punk to Ryback during a segment with Mick Foley. They have been teasing a possible CM Punk and Ryback match. Now with Vince McMahon announcing that Punk has to choose between Ryback and Cena, who knows what the WWE Title match is going to be.
I believe Punk will choose Cena due to the fact he is not 100 percent. Plus, it gives the fans the impression that Punk is dodging Ryback. Right now, Punk taking on Cena at less than 100 percent is still better than Ryback, in my opinion.
Ryback is way over with the crowd. His time in the main event will come. I think Ryback needs to be in a feud with a veteran like Big Show before jumping to the main event scene.
Regardless of who his opponent is, CM Punk walks out of Hell in a Cell still WWE Champion.