WWE Hell In A Cell Preview & Predictions

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With Summer Slam in the books, WWE presents WWE Hell In A Cell tomorrow night. With the show in more than 24 hours, who will walk out victories in their respective matches?

Roman Reigns (c) vs. Braun Strowman – Hell in a Cell Match For The WWE Universal Championship

Martin’s Take: When Roman Reigns won the Universal Championship last month at SummerSlam, he put a target on his back and Braun Strowman will be looking to make Reigns reign as champion a short one. Even though Strowman has gotten the momentum over the past several weeks, Reigns is at his best when it really matters and the lights are on bright. Strowman will put up a fight, but at the end of the day Roman Reigns will walk out still Univeral Champion.

Prediction: Roman Reigns

Luke’s Take: As far as I can remember, I can only remember two instances when someone cashed in with the champions knowledge. Rob Van Dam beat John Cena at One Night Stand, and Cena beat CM Punk via disqualification. It didn’t really make sense for Strowman to win Money in the Bank to begin with, so I am envisioning a Roman Reigns win. Just quietly, it would not be a huge surprise if Ambrose and Rollins snuck up from under the ring during the match.

Prediction: Roman Reigns

AJ Styles (c) vs. Samoa Joe Singles Match For The WWE Championship

Martin’s Take: Even though their match ended in a DQ at SummerSlam, AJ Styles vs Samoa Joe put on one of the best matches on the entire show. Seeing the match, they put on at SummerSlam, the match at Hell In A Cell will be nothing but phenomenal. Even though Joe has been successful at getting in the mind of Styles, it will not be enough to win the WWE Championship. In a hard-fought match, Styles will find a way to walk out with the title still in his position.

Prediction AJ Styles 

Luke’s Take: It’s the SummerSlam rematch, and it could be match of the night. Joe has seen a resurgence of popularity since re-igniting his feud with AJ Styles, with it being possibly the best feud on SmackDown. Joe has been on a rampage, tormenting AJ Styles for weeks now and Styles now has the chance to exact punishment for that. This could easily run into the Survivor Series event in two months, so I will go with an AJ Styles win here as Joe will take the title come November.

Prediction: AJ Styles 

Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella vs. The Miz and Maryse – Mixed Tag Team Match

Martin’s Take: Over the past several weeks, the two married couples have been going at each other with Brie Bella coming to her husband Daniel Bryan aide after the antics from Maryse at SummerSlam where she helped her husband The Miz win his match against Daniel Bryan. To me, this match reminds me a lot of the match at WrestleMania between John Cena and Nikki Bella against Miz and Maryse without all the publicity. Both sides hate each other which could make for a very interesting match if allowed the right amount of time and the right booking. Even though Miz and Maryse are fantastic, Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella need to pick up the win here, especially Bryan with him losing to Miz a month ago.

Prediction: Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella

Luke’s Take: Daniel Bryan just signed a contract extension with WWE, and he has been on a tearaway rampage since re-starting things with The Miz. Maryse and Brie Bella have been rather interesting to watch, with the main event on SmackDown leaving a unique taste in the mouths of viewers. This feud seems to make money where it is on the card, so it would not surprise me to see this continue further. We could also see a little surprise from Andrade “Cien” Almas and Zelina Vega, which leads me to saying that Miz and Maryse get the win here.

Prediction: The Miz and Maryse

Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Alexa Bliss – Singles Match For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship

Martin’s Take: Since winning the WWE Raw Women’s Championship at SummerSlam in very convincing and quick fashion, Ronda Rousey has been dominating as champion taking care of the former champion Alexa Bliss and picking up some momentum along the way. Even though the former champion has weakened Rousey during this past week’s episode of Raw, I see Rousey doing everything she can to keep Bliss from targeting her ribs even more. With WWE Evolution coming up soon, the first All Women’s WWE Pay Per View there is no way I can see Rousey losing the title leading up to the show. With her MMA background, I expect Rousey to use that to her advantage and walk out with the title still in her hands.

Prediction: Ronda Rousey 

Luke’s Take: Ronda Rousey has been dominant since capturing the Women’s Championship at Summerslam. In fact, she has been outright dominant since WrestleMania. Bliss and Rousey has been the best women’s feud on RAW this year, and both want to take the momentum into WWE Evolution. With how Rousey has been performing, it would take some magic from Bliss to regain her title. That won’t happen, with Rousey continuing her reign of dominance.

Prediction: Ronda Rousey

Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton – Hell in a Cell Match

Martin’s Take: For the past three months, this rivalry between Randy Orton and Jeff Hardy has become one of the best feuds on SmackDown Live. Both superstars absolutely hate each other; Orton has been targeting Hardy since he returned from his injury even costing him the United States Championship. This match should be one of the most underrated matches on the card and a match I am absolutely looking to. At the end of the day, Jeff Hardy will pick up the win here getting payback at Orton for everything he has put him through over the past three months.

Prediction: Jeff Hardy

Luke’s Take: Ten years ago, Jeff Hardy and Randy Orton had one of the better feud spanning 2007/08. It would culminate with a much younger Hardy and Orton having a fantastic match at the Royal Rumble, the event that peaked my interest in professional wrestling. This was a feud that basically came outta nowhere (pun intended), with it snaking it’s way through Nakamura and Hardy.

Prediction:

Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Becky Lynch – Singles Match For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship

Martin’s Take: Since losing at SummerSlam, a fire has been lit under Becky Lynch with her getting a brand new attitude and blaming her former Best Friend and SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair for costing her the chance at winning the title. Even though the Lynch heel turn is a change, it has not worked out well with her. With that aside, both women have a lot of history with each other and have put on quality matches with each other in NXT and on the main roster. Even though it would be great to see Lynch champion, I do not see that happening right now and Charlotte will find a way to defeat her former best friend and walk out with her title.

Prediction: Charlotte Flair 

Luke’s Take: Becky Lynch and Charlotte have been engaged in the best feud within the Women’s division in recent history, with Lynch getting over bigtime with the WWE Universe. The booking of Lynch at the moment is incredibly similar to that of Steve Austin, which is suiting her perfectly. Charlotte has a tough time on her hands trying to retain her title here. This is my upset pick of the night, as I think Lynch gets the title now instead of later down the line.

Prediction: Becky Lynch

Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins – For The Raw Tag Team Championship

Martin’s Take: For the past several months, Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre have been going at it with Seth Rollins with Ziggler and McIntyre getting the upper hand early with Ziggler winning the Intercontinental Championship defeating Rollins. With the two on one advantage going Ziggler and McIntyre way, Dean Ambrose could not have returned from his injury at a better time to even the playing field for Rollins. Out of the two tag team title matches on the show, this is the one that is the most interesting and will be the one to watch. This match can go several directions, but I do not see Ziggler and McIntyre losing the titles so early since they just won, then unless one of them is poised for a Univeral Title Feud soon.

Prediction: Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre

Luke’s Take: Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre have had some nice air-time since coming together a while back. That has ended up with the RAW Tag titles around their waste, as well as some time hitting up the main event scene. Ambrose and Rollins will have beef with these two, which will probably see this culminate into a Survivor Series elimination match in a few months. With Ziggler and McIntyre having just won the titles, they won’t be dropping them yet.

Prediction: Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre

The New Day vs. Rusev Day – Tag Team Match For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship

Martin’s Take: Since winning the SmackDown Tag Team Titles just a few weeks ago, The New Day has been waiting to find out who is their next challenger. After this past episode of SmackDown Live, that question was answered when Rusev Day defeated The Bar. This match is going to be interesting, two fan-favorite Tag Teams fighting for the right to become SmackDown Tag Team Champion. Even though it would be amazing to see Rusev Day have a title reign, the New Day has too much momentum on their side and do not look to slow down anytime soon.

Prediction: The New Day

Luke’s Take: After dissention was slowly coming between Rusev and Aiden English, the tag team is now in with a shot at the SmackDown Tag Team titles. The New Day have always been consummate performers on the mic and in the ring, so don’t expect them to slow down anytime soon. Rusev Day is over as much now as it ever has been, and while I think we will see them with a reign soon, it will not be after Hell In A Cell.

Prediction: The New Day

Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs Tye Dillinger For The WWE United States Championship.

Martin’s Take: This is just a throw away matchup here, no build-up or anything at all. Since winning the title, Shinsuke Nakamura has done absolutely nothing outside of being in the background of the Orton vs Hardy feud. Besides that, when was the last time we have seen Tye Dillinger in something meaningful? With that in mind, this match is easy to predict and Nakamura will walk out with the title.

Prediction: Shinsuke Nakamura 

Luke’s Take: A match that really has just flown up out of nowhere, there’s not much to be expected out of this. Nakamura has been in relative obscurity for where he should be with the US title, while Tye Dillinger hasn’t mean anything since… Baron Corbin and AJ Styles were feuding? No surprises here, Nakamura wins in a decent but short contest.

Prediction: Shinsuke Nakamura

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