Triple Z makes predictions for WWE's Hell in a Cell event.
RAW and SmackDown continue to try and one up each other. I'm sure we will start to see more hints of this on the way to Survivor Series. We get the second installment of the "Wendy" saga, a dream match of 2009, and Rousey's fist title defense.
The New Day VS Rusev Day
This is clearly going to go in New Day's favor. It is a shame that The New Day are on the kickoff show. Yet, maybe they provide the correct energy to get people to subscribe to the WWE Network. I mean most people are subscribers if they are watching. This is also a offshoot of the co-branded pay-per-views. The cards are better but more spots are already filled with more prestigious titles.
The New Day will continue to ride the success train. I don't expect them to drop the title to a tandem that has already tried.
Winners: The New Day
Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre VS Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose
One of the biggest WWE storylines of 2018 is the revival of Dolph Ziggler. Some may argue that he was bringing it on SmackDown but in reality this is the most we have talked about him in months. What does that say about Drew McIntyre? What does that say about RAW creative? Will WWE continue to give RAW less talent in order to establish new "main-event" styled talent.
Although Ziggler is on this phenomenal run. Winning championships and all, there comes a point when he is going to drop the title. In this case Ziggler/McIntyre probably will drop the tag titles. So we get the championship filled Shield on Monday nights. Hopefully this doesn't cause a downward spiral for Ziggler/McIntyre but it might.
Winners: Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins
Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella VS The Miz and Maryse
I know on SmackDown it was for storyline purposes but one can wonder can Maryse still go? We know Brie Bella can. Will Maryse show up this Sunday? Although her involvement doesn't matter in the larger picture it plays a pivotal role in this tag match. Whatever happens in this match will lead to another solo showdown between Bryan/Miz.
Which makes me think that Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella will win this round.
But the war is far from over.
Winners: Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan
Charlotte Flair VS Becky Lynch
WWE will try to push Becky Lynch as an anti-hero. Charlotte Flair is obviously WWE's golden girl. If they are setting her up to beat Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania 35. It is a poor decision. Lynch should win this Sunday. Let's highlight the word should. Her arc is ever changing and it is time for WWE to cool the jets on Charlotte Flair. Especially if they want that dream match.
Winner: Becky Lynch
Jeff Hardy VS Randy Orton
Party like it is 2009. I actually have no issues with this match. Jeff Hardy can still go, and Orton is sadistic. I never thought a Randy Orton/Jeff Hardy feud would happen in 2018. Especially with the fresh crop of talent that surrounds both men. Due to their veteran presence they are having their match inside Hell in a Cell. A barbaric structure that will allow Randy Orton to deliver punishment to Jeff Hardy. The tall structure also may be used as a leaping point for Jeff Hardy. This has incredible potential to steal the show. Once again nostalgia sells.
Orton will win after Hardy goes through some extreme spots. I'm sure we will see a plethora of RKO's.
Winner: Randy Orton
Ronda Rousey VS Alexa Bliss
This match has so many layers. Reason being the impending Evolution event. Will WWE swallow their pride and not have Charlotte Flair main event? The confirmed matches are Lita vs Mickie James (weird right?) and Trish Stratus vs Alexa Bliss. The rumored match is Nikkie Bella vs Ronda Rousey. So where will this title go? I'm going to go bold. Everyone is predicting Rousey, and I think it would be good for her to take a loss. Even if the loss isn't clean. Bliss and Stratus with the title on the line could be something wild to watch. But Rousey and Bella could be an insane title match too. Although I so badly want to pick the upset in Bliss. I know WWE is going to want either Rousey or Flair to main event. Meaning that the title is staying on Ronda Rousey.
Winner: Ronda Rousey
AJ Styles VS Samoa Joe
One of the best matches at SummerSlam. We finally get a second chapter to the Wendy saga. I wonder what the betting odds are for Samoa Joe saying "Wendy." This match deserved Hell in a Cell. This rivalry is personal, and it feels real. Hardy/Orton must of used their veteran leverage. Anyways, I think Joe wins purely on the mind games.
Winner: Samoa Joe
RETURN OF THE SIDENOTE:
Roman Reigns VS Braun Strowman
So is Mick Foley going to be used as a prop? Also WWE basically ruined Braun Strowman by turning him heel. You had an organic monster babyface and you decided to turn him heel? Roman Reigns haters will keep hating there is no need to pander to them. I mean I use to hate Reigns' booking. Now it is more of a shrug because it has gotten better. Obviously Strowman isn't going to win this.
Winner: Roman Reigns
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