WWE Hell in a Cell 2013: Superstars Who Will Make the Biggest Impact
All hell is set to break loose on October 27, 2013 when WWE presents its annual Hell in a Cell pay-per-view.
After the massive disappointment that was Battleground, WWE desperately needs to make up for it and deliver with this event.
However, it is not all resting on the creative team's booking decisions.
Once WWE sets them up for success, it is up to the wrestlers themselves to take what's given to them and do what they do best: entertain.
Each and every cog in the wheel has a responsibility to prove their value and give the fans their money's worth, but we all know full well that there are some people that are just more important to the show than others.
Which superstars are going to be the true focal points of Hell in a Cell and make the biggest impact throughout the night? Let's take a look.
Not only does Big Show not have a match announced for Hell in a Cell, but he's technically supposed to be fired from WWE entirely at this point, so how is he going to make an impact?
The fact that this is perhaps the biggest storyline going on in WWE right now means that there is no chance Big Show will be completely absent from the event.
Whether his job is reinstated and a match is made official beforehand or not is irrelevant.
Big Show is a huge focal point at the moment—no pun intended—so the likelihood that Hell in a Cell will come and go with him not making an appearance is extremely low.
At Battleground, Big Show knocked out the two challengers for the WWE Championship (as well as referee Scott Armstrong) and despite the cell being in the way, history has shown us that it doesn't always prevent outsiders from coming into play.
After costing The Shield the tag titles, there's also a chance that Big Show will team up with Cody Rhodes and Goldust to face the trio.
He might even take on Dean Ambrose himself, possibly for the United States Championship.
One way or another, Big Show is not going to sit this one out.
There is absolutely no way, whatsoever, that John Cena will ever be a part of a pay-per-view without a good portion of the spotlight being on him.
This is made all the more obvious by the amount of attention that WWE is giving to his return coupled with his random World Heavyweight Championship title shot.
Cena has a chance to end what has been a stagnant title reign for Alberto Del Rio and immediately find himself a champion once again.
That's quite a good turnover, dropping the title and leaving just to return and win another one, isn't it?
Granted, Cena might not pull through with a new belt around his waist. However, it's safe to say that this will be the first time in months that Del Rio's match is booked as a legitimately important part of the card rather than some glorified filler.
Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton
The biggest selling point of this pay-per-view is the main event between Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton. So it goes without being said that this should, for all intents and purposes, be the most talked about aspect of the event when it's all over with.
Both of these men are on equal ground for responsibilities to carry this match.
It is up to Bryan to keep that momentum going and remain the top babyface in the company, particularly after John Cena's return, which could easily steal the attention away from him.
Likewise, Orton has to cement his spot as the top heel and not lose any ground. If he does, we could see a very lackluster title reign coming out of it and a main event spot going to waste.
The last match these two had at Battleground ended in a way that disappointed a lot of fans.
So, it is more important than ever for this to wow the audience and either give them a proper finale for this feud or the right amount of steam to move forward onto some new plans.
Despite being a retired superstar, Shawn Michaels just can't help being the man on top.
He's the main event, after all.
Michaels will play an integral role in the Hell in a Cell match as the special guest referee and may actually be the person who can make the single biggest impact on the whole show.
Mr. Hall of Fame holds the future of the WWE Championship in his hands and whatever part he plays in the outcome will make a huge difference.
Will Michaels end up turning on his former protege and siding with Triple H and Orton, or will his rebellious side come through and cause him to act on behalf of Bryan?
Do you think Michaels is going to end up giving a superkick to someone? If so, whom?
What other ways do you think these particular wrestlers, or any others, will make an impact at Hell in a Cell?
Let us know your predictions and theories in the comments below!
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