The WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view is coming this month and there will be three matches on the show that actually take place inside the Hell in a Cell structure. The United States Championship match between Roman Reigns and Rusev, and Universal Championship match between Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens are the first two. The third is the WWE Women’s Championship match between Charlotte and Sasha Banks.
On his podcast Bischoff on Wrestling, Eric Bischoff chimed in on the women’s WWE Hell in a Cell match. According to Bischoff, he doesn’t like the idea at all, and doesn’t feel that fans will buy into it as well. His opinion is that the standard for the match is something fans won’t buy into in this situation.
“I am not taking anything away from either of those athletes that happen to be women. I am suggesting that the audience may not necessarily want to see that type of entertainment and that type of match out of that type of an athlete. That’s just my opinion.”
While there are some who may consider that a sexist statement, Eric Bischoff is a smart man when it comes to what works in wrestling. There is a thought that wrestling fans wouldn’t want to see two women beat each other with weapons, slam each other into a cage, and end up taking ridiculous bumps, ending up a bloody mess inside the Hell in a Cell.
— The Ring Side View (@theringsideview) September 29, 2016
However, that is not what the Hell in a Cell match means anymore. The days when Undertaker almost killed Mankind in the Hell in a Cell structure are over with. Sure, Shane McMahon took a huge high spot, flying off of the cell at WrestleMania this year, but those are rare in today’s environment. There is rarely any blood in the WWE anymore.
Despite that, the WWE Hell in a Cell structure is still something that means violence and pain. When it comes to the WWE women, they have proven that they can put on great wrestling matches that sucks in a crowd just as much as the men do. But, do people want to see these women put on violent displays and try to injure each other inside the Hell in a Cell structure?
— guillaume1972 (@guillaume19721) October 6, 2016
WWE Monday Night Raw general manager Mick Foley knows what the WWE Hell in a Cell structure is all about. He took the two biggest bumps in WWE history from the event. He was thrown off the cell into the announcer’s table and then took an even harder fall through the top of the Hell in a Cell cage and into the ring, knocking himself out and leaving part of his tooth in his nose.
The question is whether or not the match even needs to take place inside the Hell in a Cell structure. Will it even come into play? If the WWE just wanted to eliminate outside interference, they could have wrestled elsewhere in a regular cage match. However, Bayley told Fox Sports that the women want the same chances that men get, including Hell in a Cell.
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While it is nice that the women are getting equal treatment by getting into the WWE Hell in a Cell match itself, the question is now whether or not fans will buy into it. Do fans want to see Charlotte and Sasha Banks trying to injure each other in the cage, which is the entire reason for the match? As far as Eric Bischoff is concerned, this is one match at WWE Hell in a Cell that he is not interested in watching.
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