In the final week before Hell in a Cell this Sunday, WWE faced the tough task of building toward the pending pay-per-view and confirming the rest of the card for the show. On both Raw and SmackDown, WWE pushed the pay-per-view as best as it possibly could in an attempt to convince viewers that it will indeed be worthy of watching.
Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton clashed several times over the course of the week, but it was the bearded yes-man who was the last man standing when all was said and done. Could this indicate that Bryan will be the WWE champion come Sunday, or will Orton find a way to bounce back from his recent shortcomings?
John Cena will remain off WWE television until Hell in a Cell, but that didn't stop World Heavyweight champion Alberto Del Rio from running his mouth this past week. Will the Mexican aristocrat take advantage of Cena's injured arm in their upcoming match, or will the leader of the Cenation be the one to finally unseat Del Rio as world champion?
CM Punk received a major boost in momentum with a blockbuster victory in tag team action alongside Big E. Langston on Raw. Can he carry said momentum inside Hell in a Cell with him when he finally gets his chance to silence Paul Heyman once and for all?
Here, I will break down the week in wrestling by analyzing the Monday Night Raw, Friday Night SmackDown and WWE Main Event broadcasts, including each show's highlights, low points and other noteworthy, monumental moments. Also, an award will be given to the show and Superstar that shined the brightest over the course of the week.