Hell in a Cell 2015 Predictions
John Cena vs. ??? for the WWE United States Championship
Zach: With Cena taking a break from the company until the end of the year after Hell in a Cell, I'm actually interested to see who they plan on throwing against him in this match. The United States title has been on an uphill climb since finding itself on Rusev's waist last year and really shot into the stratosphere thanks to subsequent reigns by John Cena and Seth Rollins. I would love for WWE to take this opportunity to throw the belt on a midcard guy and take advantage of the momentum the title has to give someone a real push. I don't see Cena winning this one, so here's hoping that his opponent is one of the Damien Sandow's of the world...
Josh: Your winner and new WWE United States Champion, ???!
Marc: I'm so sick and tired of the US Open Challenge that the thought of this opening a Pay Per View is enough to almost make me not want to watch... at least we're getting it out of the way first. Cena is cashing in his accrued vacation time and leaving us until close to the new year. Given that Cena is leaving for nearly two months, him keeping the belt seems like a real long shot, although WWE's recent lack of adherence to the "30 Day Rule" would suggest otherwise. The real question here is who is cena facing for the belt. Likely candidates are Damian Sandow or Heath Slater. However my money is on Braun Stroman or even Luke Harper reappearingto rescue the belt, injuring Cena in the process.
Kevin Owens vs. Ryback for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
Zach: This has been a real wasted feud, Ryback and been granted several rematches and even Chris Jericho was granted an Intercontinental title match in the middle of this whole thing. It's sad to see that Kevin Owens appears to have become mired in the midcard shuffle, he is consistently one of the best performers on the roster and it feels like having him win his debut match against John Cena was all for naught, especially since, KO's record against Ryback since winning the IC title is a staggering 1 – 6 – 1. Hopefully WWE wakes up and sees that Owens could bring prestige to the fallen championship, but in the mean time, Owens retains, but we haven't seen the last of these two...
Josh: Ryback wins by disqualification (or countout), but still your WWE Intercontinental Champion, Kevin Owens!
Marc: Owens has been a shitty Champion. There's only room for one pussy, chickenshit on the Roster, and Seth Rollins has that on lockdown. Owens will win through dubious methods. Plus, didn't Ryback already get a rematch...
The New Day vs. The Dudley Boyz for the WWE Tag Team Championship
Zach: Suddenly, Hell in a Cell is looking a lot tike Night of Champions 2.0, thus proving just how meaningless WWE pay-per-views, if you can still even call them that, really are. I know I'm repeating myself again, but I can't say enough how much I love The New Day, they're really the best thing going for WWE right now and they've proved this week after week since they enterted the tag title picture earlier this year, and while I have a lot of respect for the Dudleys, I would rather not see them walk out the champions on Sunday. As cool as it would be to see them as the ten time Tag Team champions, I don't want to see the belts change hands again. Don't get me wrong, I love the Dudley Boyz, but I'm also tired of seeing the Tag Titles change hands every few weeks, I feel that if the titles are to mean something, we can't keep playing hot potato with them. This one ends with the New Day on top, but with a tainted win, I expect to see these teams face each other again at Survivor Series.
Josh: Your winners and still the WWE Tag Team Champions, The New Day!
Marc: The New Day bubble has burst, or is close to bursting. Given New Day's recent rocket to the stars, the WWE universe needs a break, at least in the eyes of WWE Brass. Dudley Boys are a lock for this match. There has been much attention paid to the idea that this will be their tenth WWE Tag Team Title reign, and they are surly going to get it. Gold returns to Dudleyville on Sunday.
Charlotte vs. Nikki Bella for the WWE Divas Championship
Zach: As we trek along through Night of Champions 2015, October Edition, we get yet another rematch, and another show of wasted talent. If you want my thought on the "Diva's Revolution" you can go back and see my thoughts on this match from last month, or any one of my SmackDown recaps. Well, since this one is kind of a waste, I'll say that Paige's prediction comes true and Nikki wins the title back thanks to a little Twin Magic, or some interfernce, either way it gets the job done. We will then see the rubber match at Survivor Series, and put this rivalry to bed once and for all.
Josh: Your winner and new WWE Divas Champion, Nikka Bella!
Marc: Didn't Nikki Bella get a rematch already?
Seth Rollins vs. Kane for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Zach: This is the very definition of a filler feud if I've ever seen one. After more than twenty years with the company, you would think that Kane's character would receive a little more respect than this, but that would require WWE to actually care about characters and the content they produce. Anyway, despite months of build up to this feud it isn't going to go anywhere, I expect this match to end with some kind of interference of disqualification, but either way Rollins retains his WWE title.
Josh: Your winner and still WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Seth Rollins!
Marc: After months, no YEARS of fan demands, Al Snow finally returns to a WWE ring. Accompanied to the ring by The Rock, Juventud Guerra and The Rotting Corpse of Test, Al Snow enters the match for an unannounced Triple Threat contest. After the back and forth contest reaches the fifty minute mark, Snow hits the Canadian Destroyer for the pinfall victory over Kane, becoming the new, Undisputed WWE Champion. In all seriousness, unless Sheamus cashes in, I cannot imagine a universe in which Rollins doesn't walk out, WWE Champion.
Bray Wyatt vs. Roman Reigns – Hell in a Cell Match
Zach: The fact that this match is higher on the card than the world title match is a slap in the face to both Rollins and Kane, but I understand that WWE doesn't want to have to lift the cage twice, and god forbid you champion headline an event. Anyway, the claim is that this was done to keep anyone from interfering in the match, but as anyone who has watched WWE for any amount of time knows, that claim has been proven false on numerous occasions. Wyatt comes out on top once again and we set up for a Wyatt Family vs. Roman and Friends for the traditional Survivor Series match next month, at least that's how I would book it, because I really don't think we need a Team Authority match after the bullshit that went down at last year's show.
Josh: Your winner, Bray Wyatt!
Marc: Roman Reigns will win the WWE Title at a marquee Pay Per View. Whether it is Wrestlemania 32 or SummerSlam, it is a definite fact. Because of this, there is no singles feud that Reigns is going to lose between now an then. Despite popular opinion that this big dog should be put to sleep, Reigns will continue to steamroll everyone that gets in his way, even the immovable object, Bray Wyatt. Reigns wins this yawner of a cage match.
The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar – Hell in a Cell Match
Zach: Well, this is the one everyone has been waiting for, and the thing WWE is counting on getting them plenty of new WWE Network subscribers. I love the Undertaker and I respect Brock Lesnar, but this match really doesn't do anything for me, to be completely honest. This will be the third time we've been these two in the ring since Wrestlemania 30, and I really stopped caring after Taker won in their last encounter. I see Taker winning the rubber match, but it will be due to the inteference of whomever WWE plans on throwing at Lesnar next.
Josh: Your winner, The Undertaker!
Marc: I want Taker to win... but he won't. Taker should win for the sake of his character... but he wont. Taker must win to redeem himself after his loss at Wrestlemania. A win here brings the story full circle and gives the fans a happy ending. Lesnar would hardly be tarnished after losing to Taker and he can still go on to paralyze and injure whoever he wants in the ring just fine. Taker must win... but he won't.