WWE Hell in a Cell 2012 Predictions: Sunday's Biggest Locks

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistOctober 28, 2012


 With Hell in a Cell just a few hours away, it’s time to predict the outcome of the biggest locks from WWE’s Sunday PPV.

There are a plethora of championships on the line and big-name superstars in the mix, but there aren’t as many locks leading into this year’s Survivor Series as in years past.

There are only three stone-cold locks at Hell in a Cell this time around.

The WWE has done a great job keeping the fans off the scent of the storyline direction, and there are several different angles the company could take with each match. There are bigger gears turning, but the following situations are a lock Sunday.


Kofi Kingston Retains the Intercontinental Title

While the WWE Universe will buy into the hype around Kofi Kingston getting a well-deserved push, the Intercontinental Title is nothing more than a stop-gap for midcard talent. Kofi’s win here is actually only great news because it puts The Miz back in place for a top-tier push.

Between helping to put over Ryback and putting over Kingston by making him look great in their mini-feud, The Miz is setting the stage for a return to prominence.

While a loss here won’t mean an immediate title match right away, The Miz is heading back to the main event. That’s very good news for the WWE Universe.


Someone Interferes in the Main Event

While there are still huge questions about which star it will be that breaks into the Hell in a Cell structure and how the match will end, the fact that a WWE wrestler will taint the finish is a stone-cold lock.

Brock Lesnar and the Big Show are the two biggest names being thrown around, but with the WWE backing itself into a corner with this booking, interference is the easiest way to get out of trouble.

There are a million ways the company can play the final few minutes of the Hell in a Cell main event, but it has become very clear that CM Punk must retain the WWE title. No matter what or who that takes to get it done.


CM Punk Retains the WWE Title

Just as someone interfering with the main event is a lock, the fact that the superstar will be interfering on behalf of Punk and help the WWE champion retain his gold is just as big of a lock.

With ratings falling fast for the three-hour episodes of Raw and Survivor Series on the horizon, the WWE needs a swerve big enough to get fans talking at the water cooler without taking the belt off Punk and ruining his meeting with The Rock at the Royal Rumble.

That swerve comes in the form of Brock Lesnar saving Punk and helping him retain the WWE title.

It doesn’t matter how the match ends, but the biggest lock of the night is Punk standing tall to close the show.


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