WWE Hell in a Cell 2012: How the Company Has Set the PPV Up to Fail
Are we done with the upcoming Hell in a Cell pay-per-view yet?
The WWE missed a tremendous opportunity to sell the show on Monday Night Raw, leading me to believe this weekend’s event will be an epic fail.
The fact that another $44.95 will be plunked down for mediocrity makes me mad. While I watch these events for the drama and story ideas, I am still a fan who wants to see quality matches, believable storylines and the hint of the unknown.
No wonder Vince McMahon has made his presence felt on Raw for three weeks in a row for various reasons related to the upcoming PPV. It also explains the sham of A.J. Lee being released from her duties as Raw’s general manager and the rise of Vickie Guerrero to power within the company.
Somehow, I knew in the back of my mind that A.J. would make her way to a program with John Cena. But then again, doesn’t everyone seem to be in a program with Cena at some point in their WWE tenure?
Due to his limitations and the fact there has not been a real buildup to the match, I am convinced Ryback will be our new WWE champion next week when we all tune in to Raw next Monday. John Cena guaranteed it, so that makes it all true and right with the WWE Universe.
Because of the way the company did not build up battles between Randy Orton and Alberto Del Rio so far this week—or the Sheamus and Big Show rivalry—I have an empty feeling inside.
As a result of Rhodes Scholars winning the tag team tournament, and that we will not see Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio challenge for the World tag titles against Daniel Bryan and Kane, we will miss seeing two great performers this event needs.
You have to admit that Daniel Bryan and Kane are quite entertaining. Bryan facing Dolph Ziggler could be a feud we will see for the next year if in fact Ziggler claims the World title after cashing in his MITB contract.
Because Ziggler swears he will become champion this weekend, and Guerrero is now overseeing general managerial duties for Raw, look for the two to split ways. This could lead to a Ric Flair sighting in the near future.
Ziggler could be a great performer with or without a manager (much like Shawn Michaels), and Flair would be an obvious choice. All that needs to be done is Flair needs to appear and convince Ziggler he can make him a champion.
This also means if Ziggler wins, it will be some time before Wade Barrett finally becomes the World champion.
Eve is a great fit for the Divas title, and there may be a rebirth in the division, but Kaitlyn and Layla need more help to make this division stick. Remember, WWE, Winter, Velvet Sky, Lacey Von Erich, Angelina Love and Melina are all wrestling independently or in other promotions.
There are so many questions about Sunday. The only match I think will really work will be Kofi Kingston and The Miz for the Intercontinental title. Kingston being given a singles strap, and how he beat The Miz was puzzling, but hopefully it also means Kingston receives a push toward the WWE title.
So many questions, but not enough answers. The WWE better hope this PPV rolls smoothly, or there will be more problems that exist and more questions still left unanswered.
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