WWE Hell in a Cell 2012

WWE Hell in a Cell 2012: Will There Be a 'Restroom Break' Match Tonight?

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Luis CamposAnalyst IOctober 28, 2012

One of the things I learned after witnessing Night of Champions in person last month in Boston is that fans, regardless of how much they love professional wrestling, take restroom breaks.

As silly as it may sound, restroom breaks influence a great deal of the atmosphere that is set up during a high-profile event.

Only an idiot (or someone with a very small bladder) would take a break during a pay-per-view's main event. As such, fans have to be smart about what action they choose to miss during "restroom breaks" and "food-runs."

As a result, large numbers of fans travel in packs to the restrooms and concession stands during matches that they may perceive to be the worst of the night.

These matches do not necessarily need to be bad and can in fact be good, but it doesn't matter because when it comes to the excitement of watching a match, fans vote with their stomachs and bladders.

As I learned last month, divas matches—generally typecast as "boring"—tend to be the "restroom break" matches for most pay-per-views. Will we see a continuation of this trend tonight?

With a myriad of matches with little buildup on the card, could other matches be the fans' "restroom break"?

Take Alberto Del Rio versus Randy Orton. As I have outlined in the past, the poor buildup to this match could turn a potentially great lockdown between two outstanding superstars into a "restroom break" match.

Perhaps the honor of "restroom match" will go to Kofi Kingston versus The Miz.

Despite the fact that the feud between these two men could have the potential to build these superstars and bring prestige to the Intercontinental Championship, Miz's losses to Kingston in the past week have taken the predictability of this match out. Regardless of what happens during the match, Kofi will win. Why stick around and watch?

Or maybe the restroom match is yet to be announced. With the WWE's trend of inserting matches during PPVs, maybe fans' bladders will get relief on account of an announced match. 

In the end, one match will get the distinction of being the "restroom break" match of the night, but for once it looks like it won't be a Ryback match.

 

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