Sunday night is WWE’s 2013 Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, and this is your definitive last-minute guide to all of the action for the company’s marquee show.
With five titles on the line and one guaranteed to find a new home—the WWE Championship is currently vacant and fans should expect a title holder by the end of the night—Hell in a Cell is bound to be an exciting event.
Where: AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami, Fl.
When: Sunday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Watch: Pay-per-view (local cable providers)
Live Stream: WWE.com
Full Hell in a Cell 2013 Card
- Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan (WWE Championship Hell in a Cell Match).
- Los Matadores vs. The Real Americans.
- World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena.
- CM Punk vs. Ryback and Paul Heyman (Handicap Hell in a Cell Match).
- WWE Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes and Goldust vs. Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins vs. The Usos.
- Divas Champion AJ Lee vs. Brie Bella.
- Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel vs. Big E Langston (Pre-show).
Underrated Match to Watch: Los Matadores vs. The Real Americans
There will be a strong contingent of fans that will never give Los Matadores a chance to succeed, but those smarks need to see this fun gimmick for what it is and appreciate the light-hearted nature of the duo and their bull, El Torito.
Diego and Fernando are very talented in the ring, and the tag team will put their wrestling skills on display against two of the best pure workers in the WWE, The Real Americans.
Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro have formed a very admirable team with Zeb Colter as their manager, and this feud with Los Matadores is the perfect way to get The Real Americans over with the casual fans even more.
Not only do the younger wrestling fans get a fun match that they can genuinely enjoy, but the storyline is also interesting enough with Colter on the mic and awe inspiring enough in the ring with four of the best wrestlers in the company to satisfy all fans of the sport.
If the WWE Universe is willing to suspend disbelief to enjoy the product, this bout could steal the show as match of the night, especially if El Torito pulls his shenanigans mid-match and helps continue this feud.
Predicted Winner: Non-Finish.
Main Event Preview and Prediction
While the card features several marquee matches—John Cena is fighting for the World Heavyweight Championship and CM Punk is battling Ryback and Paul Heyman inside the Hell in a Cell structure—the main event will be the WWE title match between Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton with Shawn Michaels as special guest referee.
This bout will also be contested inside the Hell in a Cell, but the ultimate X-factor will be all the possible outside interference. Big Show, Triple H and The Shield have all made their presence felt in this angle and could play a role in the match's outcome.
Despite how convoluted the ending will inevitably and necessarily get Sunday, the in-ring work between Bryan and Orton should be off the charts. Bryan is one of the best wrestlers in the business, and Orton is very good at telling a story when he cares about what’s happening around him.
Add in a legend like Michaels bringing more excitement to the match itself as its referee, and there is something for every fan to enjoy in this main event. As great as the in-ring action will be, the ending of the show will be the biggest focus of the night.
It makes far more sense to give Orton the WWE Championship and continue to push Bryan as the underdog that keeps getting screwed out of his chances to hold the title than to give Bryan his ultimate payoff right now. Not only would losing keep Bryan’s character hot with the fans as he fights against the corporation for the credit he deserves, but a win for Orton also legitimizes his heel run as the face of the company.
With so many chances to give Orton the victory via interference against Bryan (expect Triple H to play a vital role in the outcome of this match), this will be an unpredictable ending that could breed so many exciting storylines.
Predicted Winner: Randy Orton Becomes New WWE Champion.
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