WWE Hell in a Cell 2014 Results: Victories That Will Impact Survivor Series

Sharon GlencrossContributor IOctober 29, 2014

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One thing is for sure: Sunday's Hell in a Cell pay-per-view produced several results that should serve to impact November's Survivor Series event in St. Louis.

The biggest development? Thanks to his victory over Randy Orton, John Cena is now the new No. 1 contender to Brock Lesnar's WWE Championship.

Per Monday's Raw, the star will also captain a team to go against The Authority in a traditional Survivor Series elimination match.

Lesnar showing up at the Scottrade Center to kick off his program against Cena and help out Team Authority doesn't seem like that much of a stretch. The former MMA fighter has been notably absent from television over the past few weeks, and he has to resurface at some point.

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It would fit in with the company's recent swerve-style booking mentality if Lesnar showed up out of nowhere and ran in on the main event.

In other news: Paige lost to AJ Lee in their Divas Championship bout after Alicia Fox inadvertently cost her friend the match. The following evening, Paige turned on Fox and badly beat her before Jerry Lawler made the save.

Ah, friendships in WWE. They never last, do they?

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Considering how often WWE has booked Lee vs. Paige, it's surely time for both women to move on and do something else.

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Paige and Fox could potentially face off at Survivor Series, with Lee taking on a new challenger.

Nikki Bella is definitely a possibility for the spot against Lee, with the added intrigue of what impact Brie—currently her sister's servant for a month after losing to her on Sunday—would have on the bout. Whether or not a conflicted Brie would really be willing to cheat to help her sister steal the Divas Championship could be a big storyline heading into it.

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OK, so Nikki's not a great wrestler, but she has improved over the past few months. Her work in her match against Brie was surprisingly solid, and Lee could probably carry her to something very respectable.

The Hell in a Cell result also indicated that one frequently underrated wrestler might be working his way back to the main event scene. Dolph Ziggler retained his Intercontinental Championship in a solid win against Cesaro in Dallas then defeated Kane the following night on Raw.

Yes, it looks like after a very difficult 18 months, Ziggler might be on a winning streak. Presumably, WWE is building him up to be on Cena's team at Survivor Series.

It's possible, maybe even likely, that the bookers have done so much damage to the star that he can't be rehabilitated, but it's a positive sign that they're at least going to try.

As well as being a generally enjoyable pay-per-view, Hell in a Cell nicely set up some interesting matches and angles for the upcoming Survivor Series event. Ideally, the writers will be able to follow through with all the promising storylines they have started.


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