WWE Hell in a Cell: Sheamus vs. Big Show [B/R Young Guns Round-Table]

Michael PrunkaCorrespondent IOctober 27, 2012

Sheamus defends the World Heavyweight Championship against Big Show.
Sheamus defends the World Heavyweight Championship against Big Show.Gallo Images/Getty Images

Now we'll be taking a look at the World Heavyweight Championship match. Sheamus will defend the title against Big Show.

Michael Prunka

Unlike everyone on my Twitter feed, I like this storyline. I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it. As dominant a champion as Sheamus is, he needs a challenge from someone like Big Show.

One of my problems with Sheamus has been his happy-go-lucky demeanor. It was apparent throughout his feud with Del Rio. If Sheamus doesn’t take his opponents seriously, why should we?

Now they’re not going to have a show-stealing match. I’m fine with that. Big Show is all business. He has advised Sheamus on more than one occasion to take this match seriously. As dominant as Sheamus has been, Big Show has been on a roll and seems to be unstoppable.

The sheer fact that Sheamus is challenged makes this matchup compelling to this viewer. For the first time since the Fatal 4-Way match at Over the Limit, there’s a chance Sheamus will lose the World Heavyweight Championship.

On top of all of that, Dolph Ziggler has teased cashing in his Money in the Bank title shot. I wish that this match was a Hell in the Cell match because that kind of brutality would set up Ziggler’s cash-in perfectly.

My prediction is that Big Show beats Sheamus for the title and Ziggler ultimately walks out as World Heavyweight Champion.


Winner: Big Show and then Dolph Ziggler



Daine Pavloski

Once again, I have to disagree with Prunka... sort of. This match really does nothing for me, and I do kind of hate it.

I respect that Sheamus is great in the ring and has a funny accent, but apart from that he hasn’t done much as a champion. He’s had some less than good feuds (Del Rio) and hasn’t been able to compete with the Raw title race.

Big Show isn’t the answer to inject some excitement into this feud. Show has been very hard for me to buy as a heel since turning on the WWE Universe. I’m sorry, but you can’t be the court jester on Raw and Smackdown week in and week out for years and then expect me to buy you as a monster. Just won’t happen.

They’ll come together for a normal big guy vs big guy match, trading huge blows back and forth; at some point Sheamus will probably lift the Big Show to show off his awesomeness, but Big Show will get the last laugh... sort of.

Big Show will win the match, dodging a Brogue Kick and catching Sheamus with the WMD... or Knockout Punch... whatever it’s called. Big Show will get the 1-2-3 and head to the ropes to get his belt and he’ll be so happy and the crowd will be stunned. Then, out of nowhere, POW! Brogue Kick from Sheamus (who wasn’t so knocked out), leaving Big Show laying on the mat. Ziggler will come running down the aisle and cash in to capture the title.

To me, the cash in is the only thing that can save this match and make the World Heavyweight title interesting again.


Winner: Big Show and then Dolph Ziggler



Bill Pivetz

I keep forgetting that Sheamus is the World Champion. He’s been overshadowed since winning the title. The way WWE is booking him isn’t helping either. He’s become an Irish version of John Cena—smiling and always joking with his opponents. Sheamus should be booked as a tough champion regardless if he is a babyface.

I wasn’t a fan of the way WWE went about making Big Show a heel. Since the turn, though, he’s been much more entertaining. I can’t buy into a 7-foot superstar who’s always jolly. Big Show is much better booked as a monster heel.

With that being said, Sheamus will retain against Big Show. I expect Dolph Ziggler to finally cash in his briefcase after Big Show knocks out Sheamus with the right hand.


Winner: Big Show and then Dolph Ziggler




Michael Brumagin

I like how I can be the last one to type on this match and can still say that these guys are riding my coattails....

I am also of the mind that Big Show will win—after a grueling and destructive match—only to be humiliated yet again. I think having Show humiliated will serve as motivation to create a monster, which the WWE is lacking with Mark Henry out and Kane in a buddy-buddy tag team.

I also like the idea of a Heyman faction—which could include Show, who—after his humiliating loss—would be needing some “respect.” He was a Heyman guy back in ECW.


Winner: Big Show then Dolph Ziggler



The Round-Table is a collaborative effort by four of the Bleacher Report Sports Writing Interns to discuss pro wrestling. Participating in the inaugural round-table will be B/R Featured Columnist and Hell in a Cell Coverage Team member Michael Prunka and B/R Correspondents Bill PivetzDaine Pavloski and Michael Brumagin.


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