WWE Hell in a Cell: Kofi Kingston vs. the Miz [Young Guns Round-Table]

Michael PrunkaCorrespondent IOctober 27, 2012

Kofi Kingston defends the Intercontinental Championship against the Miz at Hell in a Cell. Photo: WWE.com
Kofi Kingston defends the Intercontinental Championship against the Miz at Hell in a Cell. Photo: WWE.com

Now to take a look at the Intercontinental Championship match. The Miz invoked his rematch clause and will challenge the recently crowned champion Kofi Kingston.


Bill Pivetz

Kofi won the Intercontinental Title on WWE’s Main Event. I think the title change happened way too soon. WWE seems to be rushing this feud for some reason. I’m all for getting Kofi back into the midcard picture, but it needs to be done right. Miz was just starting to build momentum since his return, but the quick title change seemed to bring it to a screeching halt.

As far as their pay-per-view match goes, if WWE wants to build Kofi back up as a singles competitor, he’ll retain the belt. This feud will continue onto Survivor Series and possibly into the New Year. These two have put on amazing matches in the past, and this one will be no different.

Winner: Kofi Kingston


Michael Prunka

Other than Ryback vs. Punk. this is the match for which I’m most excited. Kofi Kingston seems to be in line for his first singles push since his feud with Randy Orton in 2009, and I couldn’t be any happier.

Kingston won the Intercontinental Championship on last week’s episode of WWE Main Event. He and Miz had a phenomenal 20 minute match! I’m glad that they had that chance to show what they can do if they’re given time, because maybe the bookers will give them time at the PPV.

This is an important match for Kingston. If he and Miz can deliver a memorable match, I think his push will be solidified.

Even though Kingston just won the title, I’m picking Miz to win it back in some dirty fashion. Kingston showed a lot of fire when he was chasing Miz for the title, and I’d like to see him back in that position. That should make up for any harm done by playing hot potato with the championship.

Winner: The Miz


Daine Pavloski

While I enjoyed Kofi as a tag competitor, I’m far more excited for his singles campaign. The Miz and he have put together some great matches in the last few weeks, especially the Main Event match to which Michael referred when Kofi finally won the belt.

I think Kofi will keep the belt at Hell in a Cell to show the WWE Universe that he’s a legitimate singles wrestler and he and the Miz will put on a great show in the process. Miz will be seconds from victory and catch a Trouble in Paradise on the dome again to fall to Kingston, hopefully setting up a long feud between the two.

Winner: Kofi Kingston


Michael Brumagin

I agree. I think this will be an excellent match. Two solid performers. I just hope that they get plenty of time to work. The WWE has a history of giving 45 minutes to an hour for each of its heavyweight championship matches and relegating most of their other matches to midcard status (10-15 minutes). But these two performers can both put together good matches and should be worthy of no less than 25 minutes in a pay-per-view. Though they probably won’t get that much time.

I can also see Miz getting the strap back. I can see Kofi retaining. But—despite what my gut tells me—I’m going to take Miz, just to oppose the crowd. Kofi has won their last few matches (including his victory to take the belt from Miz). It’s hard to have a rivalry if only one side is winning.

Additionally, unlike the heavyweight belts—which usually require some extended reign for the purpose of story—the Intercontinental Championship belt is one of those belts that can flippantly change hands and it is “okay.”

Winner: The Miz


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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