WWE Hell in a Cell 2016: Match Card & Predictions

This year’s Hell in a Cell might have had the worst PPV build-up we’ve seen in a long time. The RAW Creative Team are responsible for some unreasonably stupid booking and some bad 3-hour episodes. However, the PPV is on its way and the delivery might exceed the created expectations! Let’s see the card and who’s most likely to win at Hell in a Cell!

Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows

Gallows and Anderson desperately need to win this. We all know their careers in the WWE haven’t been going well, at all. This “no more fun and games” gimmick is an opportunity to rebuild their image as dangerous individuals.

The RAW Creative team put a spanner in the wheels again by having Anderson lose to both Big Cass and Enzo Amore in two consecutive weeks. I sincerely hope this was some misguided attempt at making Anderson & Gallows’ win at Hell in a Cell look like a surprise.

If Anderson and Gallows lose this, as well, their image might finally get damaged beyond repair.

Rusev vs. Roman Reigns /Hell in a Cell Match for the US Championship/

This is one match where the crowd most probably will be on the contrary when it comes to the face/heel roles, assigned by the Creative. The chances of Rusev getting cheered over Reigns are huge.

I don’t see Rusev, regaining his championship. However, he will undoubtedly come out looking strong. Hell in a Cell is the type of environment where his brute force will allow him to shine.

This rivalry has to end and Reigns needs to move on to someone else. He needs to prove that he can get an ovation without Rusev, working hard to get booed.

TJ Perkins vs. Brian Kendrick /Cruiserweight Championship Match/

This should be one of the most entertaining wrestling pieces on the card. However, it’s a time for personalities to be established, as well. The Cruiserweight Title cannot be an afterthought at Hell in a Cell.

Brian Kendrick has been playing mind games with TJP the whole time. His latest move was to beg TJ to let him win the title. Pulling the champ’s heart strings will cause him to hesitate and will cost him the title.

With an established fan base and a recognizable character, Kendrick might be a better person to drive the character development in the division.

 Cesaro & Sheamus vs. The New Day /Tag Team Championship Match/

It’s time for the New Day to step down. Cesaro and Sheamus are a novelty act but the fans are excited to see them work together. When they pulled off a victory against the champs on RAW, the audience cheered spontaneously. That comes to show that the odd pairing have entertainment value.

Cesaro and Sheamus won’t stay together for too long and will end up feuding with each other but in the meantime they’ll liven up RAW’s dead tag team division. It will also give the fans time to start craving the New Day again.

Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks /Hell in a Cell Match for the RAW Women’s Championship/

This will be the first women’s Hell in a Cell match in the WWE. It’s a monumental event in women’s wrestling history. However, I can’t help but feel worried about Sasha’s health. There is no doubt that women can make great matches in any conditions.

The issue here is that Sasha just recently recovered from a serious injury and it might not be the best time for her to go through that kind of a rough match. Both girls will go far and beyond to meet the huge expectations placed upon them and it might cost Sasha a lot.

Hopefully, no one will get hurt and if everything goes to plan, Sasha should leave Hell in a Cell still as the champ. Her reign just began. We’ve already seen Charlotte feud with pretty much everyone during her time at the top. Now the Boss can bring us rivalries we haven’t seen before.

Owens vs. Rollins /Hell in a Cell Match for the WWE Universal Championship/

Although this is a Hell in a Cell match, there will be interveniences. Owens vs. Rollins was a ridiculously dirty match last time and it will remain like this for this PPV too.

The real storyline is Rollins vs. The Authority but we are yet to see it play out. This is why KO will retain (maybe feud with Jericho for a while after that) and Rollins will go to war with Triple H.

Hopefully, the shenanigans which are bound to take place at Hell in a Cell will be tasteful. We don’t need anything over the top. The best case scenario will be a great wrestling match that does both men justice and then some Triple H to start the real feud here.


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