Well, this is going to be a quick predictions article. The FOX era of SmackDown which I've been talking about for months finally launched. SmackDown got an impressive 3.87 million viewers. Hey, that's a lot lower than their heyday but still on the wasteland of Friday night television that's a solid number. SmackDown had 1.4 million viewers in the 18-49 ratings share. Even though that episode didn't do a lot to sell why SmackDown should be watched every week those numbers are good for now.
Yet, WWE forgot about Hell in a Cell. A reason why this piece should be relatively short is that WWE only has FOUR matches scheduled on the card. Which is unthinkable in the era where WrestleMania lasts two days. I'm sure more filler matches will be added but they probably won't be worth predicting.
Bayley vs Charlotte Flair
Honestly, I'm sure this match will get a solid amount of time. No clue if they can recapture the magic of the past clashes between the Four Horsewomen. Bayley seems like she has no direction. Charlotte Flair has been consistent but overall there has been nothing to make us care about this feud. Does Bayley beating Charlotte Flair reestablish Bayley as a legitimate threat?
I just got to go with Bayley because there seems like no clear angle for Charlotte Flair.
Maybe I'm mad at Luke Harper for sticking around but like man it feels like we just keep going in circles with Wyatt/Rowan/Harper and I can never take them seriously. I wish Luke Harper would've gotten the chance to go back to NXT similar to Finn Balor, Killian Dain, Tyler Breeze, and Fandango. He's a guy that would've done well in that brand.
I'm more interested in seeing Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan team because that's where the money is at. Daniel Bryan taking on Roman Reigns could be an epic match if they build it up right. Yet again this feels like WWE wants to push Erick Rowan and Luke Harper. Meaning I wouldn't be surprised to see them win this match.
Winners: Rowan and Harper
Becky Lynch vs Sasha Banks
This should be a fantastic match. Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks have really built a good feud unlike Charlotte/Bayley. This was the perfect opponent for Becky Lynch. As I felt that the whole "The Man" gimmick was starting to fade. Having Sasha Banks come back to be her rival has made Becky Lynch entertaining again. Not saying that she wasn't entertaining but she is just so much better now than she was when she was feuding with Lacey Evans and the others.
I'm expecting some hardcore elements within Hell in a Cell. I wouldn't be surprised to see them scale the cage a couple of times. Maybe we see some tables breaking. I’m just hoping there isn't to many botches within the match. This has the potential to be a fantastic match and honestly could be better than the disastrous main event of WrestleMania 35 where Becky Lynch won the title. Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks should be given plenty of time tonight. I don't see Becky Lynch losing the championship any time soon. The only thing that could screw up this prediction is if FOX wants Becky Lynch on SmackDown. Then they would have to have her drop the title somehow.
Winner: Becky Lynch
Seth Rollins vs "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt
Will Seth Rollins slay The Fiend?
Rollins defeating Bray Wyatt wouldn't be something out of the ordinary. WWE has derailed hyped up gimmicks before. Also, does WWE really want to put the title on Bray Wyatt that fast?
The biggest thing I want out of this match is seeing Bray Wyatt actually wrestle. No more mandible claw garbage and spooky supernatural effects. Let's see if The Fiend can actually wrestle in Hell in a Cell under the bright lights. That's what I'm hoping to see. Wyatt actually wrestling and less goofy gimmicky stuff mid-match. I also wouldn't be surprised to see Seth Rollins slay The Fiend so WWE doesn't work themselves into having Bray Wyatt be undefeated.
I'm in the minority but The Fiend and Firefly Funhouse doesn't do it for me. Maybe I still feel bitter for how the first Bray Wyatt run went down. That I enjoyed his gimmick so much and then as time went on it got worse.
I give Wyatt credit for creating an entirely new character. That's something that is pretty incredible. Seth Rollins has been on a heck of a run and I can't see him losing to The Fiend. So, I just have to go with Rollins. "The Fiend Slayer" seems like something WWE would say too. Also, for fans worried about Bray Wyatt not winning. WWE is probably going to keep pushing him either way.
Winner: Seth Rollins
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