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Despite the fact that Hell in a Cell has been given a generally good all-round build, the Creative team couldn’t help themselves from failing to announce one particular title match.
TAntonio Cesaro has been hugely impressive since winning the U.S. Title from Santino Marella, but unfortunately, he has no match scheduled at the time of writing.
It’s not just the lack of a confirmed match that is an issue, as he could still have an opponent named this week on SmackDown, it’s the fact that there is no meaningful rivalry to exploit.
Sure, he lost to Justin Gabriel clean on Raw, which would suggest a title match between the two at Hell in a Cell, but that feud has been going on for no more than a few days.
The U.S. Title is the only championship belt not to be involved in a prolonged feud heading into the PPV, which does mark an improvement on recent months of booking but is still somewhat disappointing.
I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see another pre-show Battle Royale determine a new no. 1 contender, most likely Gabriel, only for Cesaro to emerge victorious once again.
Cesaro, and the US Championship, deserve better.