Hell in a Cell Predictions
This is one of the weirdest builds to a PPV I have ever seen. As of just 3 hours before the PPV start time, there are only 4 advertised matches. There are usually at least 10 on the night before, but the fact that there are only 4 is crazy. I do have to say though; the advertised matches are going to be some good ones. There are 3 title matches scheduled to go on, but I think they’ll put a few extra matches on before the night is over. The WWE had a big week as far as their weekly shows go, so that is probably the reason for the poor build ups, but it still seems weird. And next week, there is going to be a draft, so things could get different pretty fast. I don’t know how the rest of the month will unfold, but it should be interesting to see what happens. For now, I’m just going to predict the advertised matches and if there are more matches, I will try to get them in before the show. This feels like the most peculiar prediction article that I have ever written, but here it goes.
*Predicted Winner will be bolded
*Match card is likely not in exact order
- Women’s Singles Match
Natalya vs. Lacey Evans
This was a last-minute addition and this feud has not been a great one. It is going to be a kickoff show match and I think it has potential. I don’t have much to say about this match, but I think Lacey Evans picks up the win here. Natalya has nothing to gain or lose, but Lacey Evans picking up a win could help her moving forward.
- Women’s Tag Team Match: Women’s Tag Team Championship
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross (C) vs. Kabuki Warriors
I think that Paige is coming back to manage the Kabuki Warriors or at least I heard that she may be making her way back to TV soon, so I think that could be just the momentum that this talented team needs. Bliss and Cross have been champs for 61 days, so far, but it seems like it has been longer. I think it is time for a change here and this could be just the thing that Asuka and Kairi Sane needs to give them TV time.
- Six-Man Tag Team Match
The Viking Raiders and TBA vs. The OC
I don’t have a clue who the mystery partner will be for this match, so it is difficult to say who will win here. I think the coolest guess could be a guy that has sort of aligned himself with Viking culture. The man I’m talking about is Edge. He has had a recurring role in the TV show Vikings and there have been rumors that he may have been cleared for action. It would be a very cool thing to see, but I’m not expecting it. For now, I say that The OC picks up the win, but if Edge happens to be the special guest, there is absolutely no way that The OC wins.
- Men’s Singles Match
King Corbin vs. Chad Gable
We have seen this matchup a few times over the last few weeks and it hasn’t disappointed. These two work very well together and I expect another great matchup here. With that being said, Gable picking up a win wouldn’t be a shock at all, but I think the WWE has more invested in Corbin moving forward, so I think he gets the win here. I would like to see a special stipulation added to this match, but I guess we’ll see what happens.
- Men’s Tag Team Match
Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan and Luke Harper
An intriguing matchup here, but I just can’t see Bryan and Roman taking the loss tonight. Depending on what they have planned moving forward, it could lead to a future match between Bryan and Roman, if they lose. The team is currently -300 favorites and I think it will go just that way, but a loss here would solidify Harper and Rowan moving forward. It really is an odd matchup at the moment, because I feel like we haven’t heard a whole bunch for Daniel Bryan in all of this. If Bryan is truly becoming a face again, I don’t expect them to lose.
- Women’s Singles Match: SmackDown Women’s Championship
Bayley (C) vs. Charlotte Flair
Charlotte Flair made Bayley tap out in their tag team match on Friday night, which earned her another chance at the SmackDown Women’s Championship. I haven’t seen odds on this particular match, but I’m just gonna go with Flair without knowing the favorite in this. Clash of Champions was a disappointment after Bayley exposed the bottom turnbuckle to secure the victory, but I think Charlotte will get the better of Bayley tonight. This also could be an indicator of the champion staying on the blue brand. The draft is coming up and I’m not really sure if the champions will stay on the brands that they represent or if the titles will carry over regardless of who drafts them. I’d say Charlotte is one of the main performers that FOX is wanting on SmackDown, but who knows? That is a big reason for me choosing Charlotte, but I personally think she wins regardless of where she is drafted next week.
- Women’s Hell in a Cell Match: RAW Women’s Championship
Becky Lynch (C) vs. Sasha Banks
I first thought that this would be the exact time that Becky Lynch drops the title, but I’ve had my doubts over the last couple weeks. With the circumstances of the draft, I’d say this looks like it will be the end of The Man’s reign. Banks still hasn’t looked particularly strong, but I think this is the ideal time for the titles to change hands. Sasha Banks is currently the favorite at -300, which is pretty high odds. The Hell in a Cell match will be a cool addition to this feud and I expect this match to be a favorite among fans. I could see Lynch retains, but it think it makes more sense if she loses at the moment.
- Men’s Hell in a Cell Match: Universal Championship
Seth Rollins (C) vs. Bray Wyatt
This match is probably the most difficult one to predict in the last year or so. Wyatt’s Fiend character is the hottest character that the WWE has spawned in over a decade and it would be a surprise to see him take a clean loss, scratch that, it would be an abomination if he loses tonight, but I can’t really see him staying on RAW at the moment. Obviously there isn’t going to be a DQ in a Hell in a Cell match, but could there be a No Contest? Rumors are swirling of a future Fiend vs. Taker matchup and my best guess is that Undertaker shows up and something happens to prevent Wyatt from winning. SmackDown isn’t going to get every superstar, so having someone like Rollins sticking back on the red brand makes total sense. It’s no secret that they want Wyatt on SmackDown and I think it will happen, so my best guess is there won’t be a clear winner and we see Wyatt on Friday nights from here on out.