There are several WWE Superstars on the roster who need a victory at Hell in a Cell on October 27.
For these guys, rebounding at the pay-per-view and defeating their foes has to be their absolute No. 1 priority. It may be the only way to get their careers back on track.
So, factoring in just how much they require a win and their overall importance to the company, here are the top five wrestlers who need a win at the show in Miami.
OK, so former World Heavyweight champion Dolph Ziggler doesn’t officially have a match for the pay-per-view yet.
This isn’t really surprising considering the dismal state of his WWE career—he’s obviously far from a priority for the booking crew right now.
Hopefully, though, he will end up on the card, possibly against United States champion Dean Ambrose. If this does indeed happen, look for Ziggler to regain at least some of his lost momentum and defeat Ambrose for the belt.
Ryback desperately needs to improve his abysmal record at the big shows—he’s won just once on pay-per-view this whole year—and gain a victory against CM Punk at Hell in a Cell.
A Ryback victory at the show makes even more sense when you consider that the star has the numbers advantage—as noted on Monday’s Raw, Paul Heyman has been thrown into the match too, making it two-on-one.
If the star still somehow manages to lose to Punk, he’ll be stripped of all credibility entirely. It will be nearly impossible for WWE to rebuild him.
While nothing is official yet, it is clear going by recent episodes of Raw that Triple H and Big Show are headed for some sort of physical clash at the event.
If this is the case, let’s hope management makes the right decision and gives Big Show the victory.
Hey, it’s not like Triple H needs the win—he’s over as the company's top villain regardless—and the giant needs to gain some measure of revenge after all Triple H and Stephanie have put him through in the past several months.
John Cena makes his grand return to WWE at Hell in a Cell to take on Alberto Del Rio.
If the company wants to hype the star’s comeback for all its worth—and it surely will—he’ll have to defeat Del Rio and win the World Heavyweight Championship. There's no other choice.
Anything else would be a dire disappointment that would drag down the whole event, which is being built specifically around Cena.
Besides, with Del Rio having held the title for months and months, it’s more than time for a new World Heavyweight champion.
Sad as it is to say, Daniel Bryan’s star power seems to have diminished slightly in recent times. This is probably due to a combination of bad booking—the ending of Battleground was truly atrocious—and repetitive storylines (just how many times are him and Randy Orton are going to clash anyway?).
If Bryan is to get his career back on track, he needs a resounding win over Orton in their Hell in a Cell match—and a lengthy run with the WWE title. Not only would this put him back on the map, it would also set him up for a potential showdown with John Cena in the future.