After Monday Night Raw last night, the WWE came clear with their intentions of the two main event matches for Hell in a Cell. John Cena vs. Randy Orton and Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins were built to perfection last night. Before the pretty sizable news is reported, let’s analyze last night’s Raw.
The Cena vs. Orton clean was fluid and timely. It all made sense. Triple H began the segment with his cronies and talked about how they will wipe the floor clean with Ambrose and Cena at Hell in a Cell. Orton then came out later on in the show and cut a scathing promo on Cena and actually sounded great on the microphone, a rare occasion these days with his character limitations. Lastly, the end-result showed Orton RKO everybody, especially Paul Heyman, which will make sense a little later.
As for Ambrose and Rollins, Rollins cut a promo that made him noticed as the WWE’s future star. Later on in the show, Ambrose acted cool and professional backstage with Cena, but came out at the 10:00 o’ clock hour and lit up the stage on the mic. He brought out special tools that would help in the street fight. Ambrose’s promo was simply beautiful, and then Rollins entered the arena to come back at the Lunatic Fringe.
To think these two young superstars didn’t build their match enough, Mick Foley, legendary wrestler, returned to a ruckus crowd and added the obligatory Foley-touch to this match. His words lit a fire under these two and the WWE did the proper thing by bringing him back. He’s the legend of the Hell in a Cell match. Only Foley could relate to what these two men were about to face.
Both matches were built properly. Going back to that news, which was learned about early on during Raw, there’s a new stipulation that will give relevance to the match between John Cena vs. Randy Orton.
“Tonight on WWE RAW, Triple H announced a huge stipulation for the co-main event of this Sunday’s PPV. The winner of the match between John Cena and Randy Orton inside Hell in a Cell will receive a match against Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.”
For right now, it is unknown as to when Brock Lesnar will be challenged for his WWE World Heavyweight championship. Survivor Series is the next pay-per-view and it will be located in St. Louis, Missouri. Orton’s hometown is St. Louis, but who knows if that will play a part in the booking strategy.
The early reports said that Lesnar wouldn’t return until the Royal Rumble. However, like his new contract states, Lesnar is usable whenever the WWE wants. So, it is more like a pay-to-play type of deal. If Lesnar does return for Survivor Series, that will add tremendously to the card. The WWE Universe wants him, and it will get some of the fans off Vince McMahon’s back for not having a fighting champion on Raw or Smackdown.
For the first time in quite a while, the WWE managed to build a PPV properly. Especially a middle-of-the-road show like Hell in a Cell, they have two main events that have potential to steal the show. In the meantime, go back and watch the segment with Rollins, Ambrose and Foley on repeat.
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