WWE always does things to surprise us, but the potential Hell in a Cell card seem… interesting, to say the least. WWE made it a big deal to make sure we all renewed our WWE Network subscriptions after Night of Champions. WWE made Night of Champions relatively stacked and surprising because of this. Now that the subscriptions have come in, it seems WWE is planning to make Hell in a Cell a bit of a throwaway PPV. Still, even in that, there is potential for magic.
Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer recently claimed that the card for Hell in a Cell appeared to change a bit with the injury of Roman Reigns. A lot really did, seeing as Roman was set to be in a big position for each PPV leading up to WrestleMania. Now that he is gone, WWE had to pull an interesting angle. According to the Observer, WWE will be putting Dean Ambrose up against John Cena either on RAW or at the Hell in a Cell PPV. The winner of that match will go on to later face Seth Rollins in a Hell in a Cell match. The loser of that match will take on Randy Orton, also in a Hell in a Cell match.
Meanwhile, Brock Lesnar will not be there to defend his WWE World Heavyweight Title. This would only be the second time in WWE history that a World Title of some kind was not defended or fought for on a PPV. Hilariously, both of those times are happening this year. Daniel Bryan not defending his WWE World Heavyweight Title months ago was the first time.
Many figured Brock would not compete at every PPV. WWE could easily schedule him, but Lesnar was never set for Hell in a Cell. He is not advertised for much leading up to the event, or at the arena where Hell in a Cell takes place.
Many thought that Lesnar was not at RAW on Monday, and will be off Hell in a Cell due to health issues. I wrote about this a few days ago on The Inquisitr, where the rumor had gotten out of hand, proving it false. WWE then came out disputing that Lesnar had any health issues, much less a heart problem. Most believe that WWE will end up checking Brock for any problems related to his heart, just to be sure.
The idea that we will still see at least two big Hell in a Cell matches is good, though. It would make sense for us to see Cena vs Orton and Rollins vs Ambrose. Many have wanted to see what Dean and Seth could do in a Hell in a Cell match together. Hopefully WWE does not ruin that possibility by giving us Orton/Ambrose and Rollins/Cena. That would mean that Ambrose would have to beat Cena, so that may be tough to see. We could literally see Mankind type of stuff from those two.
The Observer claimed that we could still see things change, as in WWE there is always a chance for that. The thought is that since Lesnar and Reigns are not going to be part of the show, this is really the best opportunity.
Hell in a Cell takes place on October 26, so WWE will obviously be showing what they plan to do very soon. The setup for the PPV will have to start within the next few weeks, so if there is a change in potential plans we will know sooner rather than later.
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