Hell in a Cell is right around the corner...Oh Joy.
Seriously though, is anyone really that excited about this PPV? We just had one about two weeks ago, and Hell in a Cell matches are pretty pointless to begin with in today's PG era. There's no real feuds, no real buildup and honestly no real point.
But who knows, maybe things will be a little different this year.
Either way, Hell in a Cell is shaping up to be a pretty average event, but the WWE always seems to have a little trick or two up its sleeves lately, so expect a few surprises here or there.
Here's five things that would make Hell in a Cell an event worth watching.
The Hell in a Cell match has always been defined by its brutality.
Recently, thanks to the WWE's tamer image, the once horrifying match has been reduced to a shell of its former self. There's no super crazy spots, no top of the cell action and of course, absolutely no blood.
Those were basically the three reasons why I'd watch Hell in a Cell matches in the first place. No one even gets sent to hell anymore like the good ol' days.
Hopefully, things will change this Sunday, at least for one night.
With Triple H taking over the reigns, maybe he'll bring back the carnage that we all crave when watching a match of this caliber. After all, Triple H knows all about how dangerous the cell can be. He's a master and has probably lost about a gallon of blood inside the steel structure.
It's definitely a long shot, but if I'm going to pay $50 for this thing, I better see some freakin' violence.
You can't have the 5 Things That Would Make This PPV Awesome without including Awesome Truth right? That's like having the 5 Best Champions in Wrestling History and not including David Arquette.
(That was a joke. Please don't flood the comment box degrading me for my lack of wrestling knowledge.)
Anyways, The Miz and R-Truth, although they were fired a week ago, are definitely going to come back in a big way when their time comes. If the WWE does decide to bring back Awesome Truth this Sunday, they better do it right.
There's so many ways they could go about this: maybe some interference in the WWE title main event, backstage anarchy, or they'll just go crazy and beat up every referee they see.
No matter what it is, I want to see the return of Awesome Truth because when they return, big things will happen. And when it comes to PPVs, the philosophy has always been the bigger, the better.
Once the two fired superstars come back to lay some truth on the WWE world, there's no doubt that things are only going to get crazier and way more entertaining. They're the two hottest guys on Raw not named CM Punk, and they need to come back this Sunday.
According to the current HIAC card, Dolph Ziggler and Cody Rhodes will be having a day off.
That's stupid, and hopefully the WWE adds a surprise match here or there, considering there's five matches currently scheduled for Sunday.
I don't know about most people, but I'm a big fan of Ziggler and his U.S. Title Reign.
He's starting to actually bring a little bit of credibility back to the belt, and if he continues to defend it, and win on a consistent basis, then there's no doubt he'll be a main event threat very soon.
Of course, the IWC's golden boy Zack Ryder is waiting for his big moment after winning last Monday. What better place to do it then at HIAC?
Although this match would have the potential to steal the show, I don't think a Ryder win is in the cards, nor would it be good for the U.S. Title scene.
Ziggler is just doing too good of a job right now as champ. He's been generating heat like never before, his mic skills have improved significantly and he's continuing to prove that he's one of the best wrestlers in the entire WWE.
Word around the water cooler is that Air Boom is going to take on Ziggler and Jack Swagger in a Tag Team title match. Hopefully, they cancel that idea and decide instead to opt for a much for interesting U.S. title match.
Ziggler vs. Ryder would easily be one of the most anticipated events of the night, especially for the entire IWC.
As for Cody Rhodes and his Intercontinental belt, there's not really many ways the WWE can go if they choose to throw together a quick title match. Rhodes proved last Monday that, like Ziggler, he's a legitimate title holder with the battle royal win.
But with no real feud going on right now in the IC title picture, any match would look pretty rushed on Sunday. Sheamus would have been a good call, but he'll be busy this Sunday in his match with Christian.
Rhodes' best bet is to continue his rise up the ladder by interfering in the WHC match and costing Randy Orton the title during his cell match.
I don't think it will happen like that though. Instead, I hope we see the return of one of the greatest superstars of all time...
I'm just going to come right out and say it: I think Mark Henry is going to beat Randy Orton again—CLEAN—this Sunday inside the cell.
He's that unstoppable right now, and if Orton couldn't beat Henry last month, there's no way he'll be able to do it while locked inside a gigantic cage.
There's only one man who could defeat Henry at this point: The Undertaker. The time for him to return is perfect, and there's no doubt that things would get pretty interesting on Friday nights if The Deadman showed his face this Sunday.
The Undertaker made the Hell in a Cell match what it is today, and if Henry continues his domination on Sunday, hopefully The Phenom is next in line for a title shot. All the pieces are falling into place for a very exciting night for Smackdown.
Unfortunately, this poster points more towards a return of the Big Red Machine, which is still something worth tuning in for, since I'm sure he's going to be pretty pissed off.
Let's all pray that Kane rips the cage door right off its hinges, just like he did over 10 years ago.
It would be nice to see The Phenom again though.
No matter what happens, Mark Henry is in some trouble after this Sunday.
We've all seen it before.
John Cena is down and out; its over. He's crawling around the ring, grabbing the ropes for support like he just woke up after a long night with Charlie Sheen. There's no possible way he's going to win this match, right?
Suddenly, like a seizure of strength, Cena starts flying around the ring, putting his hand in front of his face and beating up everyone in his path. Throw in a surprise STF counter and chalk up another victory for the current king of wrestling.
Sure its exciting for every 12-year-old who can't remember that they saw the same exact thing last week, but for older fans its gotten oh so predictable.
In July and August, we saw two of the best main events in recent wrestling history as CM Punk and Cena put on a wrestling clinic. It put to bed that whole Five Moves of Doom nonsense, and it solidified that a new era was rising in the WWE.
Although Cena was distracted once or twice during those matches, he was practically beaten clean, 1-2-3, right in the middle of the ring. No crazy comebacks, no surprise FUs (I know it's an Attitude Adjustment, but screw that), and no celebration for Cenation.
Change is good. Too bad it didn't last long. One month later, Cena was champ again after beating Alberto Del Rio at Night of Champions.
Now, Cena will be defending his title against both Punk and ADR in the first ever triple-threat Hell in a Cell match, and I hope that the WWE does more with this match than just the usual routine. If the WWE really wants to make this PPV worth the money, they'll surprise us all with an incredibly unexpected main event.
Its not that I hate Cena either, like most people around the IWC who have gone through puberty, I just feel there's better options and story lines out there right now than another Cena title run.
There's plenty of ways to go with this, Awesome Truth/Kevin Nash interference, Triple H involvement, maybe even something we haven't even considered.
No matter what it is though, it should end with Cena getting pinned and taking the loss. It was bad idea putting the belt back on him so quickly in the first place.
He's lost the last two HIAC PPV matches he's competed in, so why not? I just can't see another STF, another successful title defense and another night fading out on a happy John Cena.
It's just too predictable at this point.
Thanks for reading guys.
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