We are days away from Hell in a Cell, a pay-per-view where both main event matches will take place inside the demonic structure that superstars like the Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley, Triple H, Kane and Chris Jericho made famous.
The deadly Hell in a Cell match has been one of the featured matches of the WWE in the last 15 years, and it was made into its own pay-per-view two years ago with this being the third incarnation of WWE Hell in a Cell.
The main event of the evening pits "the face of the WWE" John Cena against "the Mexican Aristocrat" Alberto Del Rio and "the Voice of the Voiceless" CM Punk in the first ever Triple Threat Hell in a Cell Match for Cena's WWE Championship.
Upon closer look, between the three competitors in the match, there isn't a lot of previous Hell in a Cell experience.
John Cena has only been in one Hell in a Cell match in his illustrious career, he faced Randy Orton in the satanic structure at the inaugural Hell in a Cell pay-per-view in 2009.
Cena lost the match, and would lose the WWE Championship to Orton in the match that went on for about 21 minutes.
CM Punk has also been in one Hell in a Cell match, also at the inaugural Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, CM Punk defended his World Heavyweight Championship in the cell against the Undertaker, who has been in more Hell in a Cell matches than any other WWE Superstar.
Punk would lose to the Undertaker in what would be the shortest Hell in a Cell match in WWE history at a lowly 10 minutes.
Alberto Del Rio has never been in a Hell in Cell match, having been on WWE television for just over a year now.
So for those keeping score at home, that means that between the three competitors, there's only two matches and both were losses. Someone is walking out of Hell in a Cell with their first victory in the cell.
Usually when predicting winners, you have to look at what the competitors have been doing as of late.
John Cena is the current WWE Champion, having defeated Alberto Del Rio two weeks ago at the Night of Champions pay-per-view in Buffalo, New York. Some people might be skeptical about WWE taking the title off of Cena after having just won it a short time ago, throw in the fact that Cena is the guy in WWE and it seems very unlikely that he'll be walking out of Hell in a Cell with a loss.
Del Rio got involved in this when he cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase at SummerSlam on CM Punk to win his first WWE Championship (his first title in the company). His first run with the title was a disaster, he would lose it to Cena at Night of Champions.
The WWE has its first tour of Mexico coming up, and the rumors are that officials want Del Rio to be the WWE Champion going into the tour, so that's enough incentive to make him a possibility to win the match.
This leaves CM Punk seemingly out of the loop. Punk shocked the world with his shoot promo months ago, and it led to him winning his first WWE Championship at Money in the Bank.
He retained the title against John Cena at SummerSlam only to lose it minutes later to Alberto Del Rio. Punk has since been in a personal feud with COO Triple H that involved Kevin Nash for a bit.
With Punk vs Triple H seemingly on hold, WWE threw Punk in the WWE Championship match at Hell in a Cell. So it seems ridiculous that they would give the title to Punk, it's not like he's flipped the whole wrestling world upside down since his shoot promo or that giving him the title seems to be the right move ratings-wise and business-wise, right?
So that's a complete breakdown of the Triple Threat Hell in a Cell Match and each competitor has as much a chance as the other to walk out the winner. Time will tell as to who the WWE feels was the right man to walk out with the win. Thanks for reading, don't forget to leave a comment and as always...
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