Security surrounds the ring as Baron Corbin enters. I’m sure the security is to protect Corbin from Braun Strowman. Corbin of course names himself captain of the Raw men’s Survivor Series team, but can’t compete. Makes no sense. He names Ziggler, McIntyre, and Strowman as the first three members. He taught Braun to respect authority at Crown Jewel. And Braun will teach Corbin how to eat through a straw.
To quote every woman I’ve ever been with: This feels dirty. Let’s just get it over with.
OPENING SEGMENT: ROMAN REIGNS
Roman calling out Brock is bad ass. Lesnar doesn’t come out when called, he waits until someone is beaten down and vulnerable. Chicken shit? Probably. But he almost always is the one standing at the end, so maybe he has the right idea. I’m smelling a triple threat match for the title. Or maybe a number one contender match between Strowman and Lesnar first. Corbin is a bitch as GM and is so easy to hate.
I thought the Hell in a Cell main event was a really good match. I thought it was total crap that Strowman and Reigns laid there for 5-10 minutes while everything happened around them. I know you want the focus to be on the guys fighting on top of and falling off of the cell, but come on, have them do SOMETHING. Dan McQuade of Deadspin thinks there’s too much interference in these types of matches. What people really seem to be pissed about is the ending. I don’t put a lot of stock in what live crowds have to say anymore, but there’s a video going around of them chanting “this is bullshit” when the match was declared a no contest. So I want to know what people think, if a Hell in a Cell match should EVER be declared a no contest and if you’re cool with last night’s ending.
Welcome to my first blog post, hopefully it’s not as bad as I think it will be. Let me tell you a little bit about myself before I give you my predictions of tonights PPV. I grew up in the attitude era and loved it. Unlike children of today, there was no WWE network. I had to save up for it or beg my mom to rent it for me, and it wasn’t $10. I wasn’t able to watch every single PPV, but the ones I did watch were AMAZING. One of the PPV’s I was able to watch was The King of the Ring, so when I think of Hell in the Cell, I think of Undertaker Vs Mankind. The most amazing match ever, in my book. Anyways, enough with the nostalgia, lets get down to tonight’s line up.
SmackDown Tag Team Championship: New Day (c) vs. Rusev Day (Kickoff Show)
Rusev Day! Rusev Day! Rusev Day!
I enjoy a good chant, but I really don’t see Rusev Day pulling it off. I enjoy them, but I still think they need to grow as a team. That and New Day just recently became champions, which I had the pleasure of witnessing live. (WHICH WAS AMAZE BALLS, FYI). So I really don’t see them losing.
It should be a pretty good match, Rusev is a brut in the ring and so powerful. I am hoping it will be Big E and Kofi representing New Day, since Aiden english is so how do you say it “Skrawny”. Not saying Kofi, is at that level, but Woods is too solid and not as lanky. I also love when Kofi goes flying, so I would love to see that. I wouldn’t be surprised if Lana decides to throw some interference to help her hubby. Either way It will not help them, and probably will end up costing them the match. I feel as though we may see a tag team pop up at the end of the match. We didn’t get any new blood from NXT showing up, so maybe tonight will be the night?
Winners: NEW DAY!!!!
“New Day Rocks…New Day Rocks…New Day Rocks”
Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton (Hell in a Cell Match)
MIXED TAG MATCH: DANIEL BRYAN & BRIE BELLA VS. THE MIZ & MARYSE
WWE loves to trade wins, and Miz won at SummerSlam. Let’s just hope that Brie and Maryse don’t get too much ring time.
PREDICTION: Daniel Bryan & Brie Bella
In my posts I often say of current low- and mid-card talent that they strike me as a future champion. So I’ve decided to list my top five men and top five women, and why I think they’ll succeed in WWE. I won’t use anyone who has already been a champion, so that leaves out Andrade “Cien” Almas and Drew McIntyre, who have both been NXT Champions, though I think both of them will be WWE/Universal Champions someday. This is exclusively wrestlers who have never held any title in WWE/NXT who I think will be a WWE/Universal/Women’s Champion at some point.
It is now officially okay to boo Roman Reigns. Carry on.
I label these “predictions” to be traditional. Below is what is going to happen.