WWE Hell in a Cell Analysis
6-man tag team match
Dolph Ziggler, Cesaro and Neville defeated King Barret, Russev and Sheamus
Team Face defeated Team Heel in this opening contest. Let’s hope this 6 can have better storylines in the upcoming months, though Sheamus is in the “waiting mode” as Mr. Money in the Bank.
US Open Challenge:
Alberto Del Rio defeated John Cena to win the United States championship
Prediction: I did predict a new US Champion
I was hoping that Tyler Breeze would be push to the moon and beat Cena for the US title in his main roster match debut. But I was surprised with the return of ADR. And I was even more surprise that they let him beat Cena clean, with just a solid kick to the face. Hopefully, he can have a good reign as US champion, and even another possible run as WWE World champion down the road.
Hell in a Cell Match:
Roman Reigns defeated Bray Wyatt
A solid hell in a cell match, one of the best Reigns match so far. Reigns can work a solid kick ass match. With this feud over, Reigns is now in the World title scene, while Wyatt will resume his feud with the Undertaker. So they ended a feud, and entered a much better program, so good for both of them.
WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day defeated The Dudleys
As I predicted, they want to prolong this feud, and the WWE doesn’t want to make the Dudleys the champions, at least, not yet. The New day is really picking up momentum as an entertaining heel tag team champions. Definitely not in the E and C level, but entertaining nonetheless.
Divas Champion Charlotte defeated Nikki Bella
Quite surprisingly, this was a good match, but still far from the NXT Women classics. Nikki proved that she could work. With this feud over, for now (and the rumors of John Cena and Nikki Bella taking time off) it’s time for fresh challengers. Paige comes to mind. I don’t think they would rush Sasha for the title at the Survivor Series, though that is a major PPV, but I don’t think they can wait that long for Wrestlemania to give her the belt.
WWE World Champion Seth Rollins defeated Kane
This was a solid match, though not in the 4/5 star classics that Rollins has been giving us. Kane is still a good worker for his age, but he can’t deliver 4-star matches even with great workers at his age. I was pleasantly surprised that they let Rollins beat Kane clean. Now, Rollins will work a program with Reigns. And I expect Kane to help his brother against the Wyatts; after all, they did team up in the Mexico house show a couple of weeks back.
Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens defeated Ryback
I actually forgot about this match that I have to edit my article. With this feud over, time for KO to work with a good worker and give us 4/5 star title matches regularly, the IC title is the workhorse title after all, during the time of Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Mr. Perfect, Razor Ramon and the likes.
Hell in a Cell Match:
Brock Lesnar defeated the Undertaker
This was a good kick ass hell in a cell match. This match delivered. The early blood from both men meant so much to the story telling and ring psychology of the match. I’m glad Lesnar won this feud; he ended the streak; so they can’t cheapen that by Taker winning this feud. Then afterwards, The Wyatts showed up, beat up Taker and abducted him. I am excited for this feud. I wonder if they will do this at Survivor Series, or wait for next year.
Overall, a good solid PPV, with good twists like the ADR return and him beating Cena clean for the US strap, and an entertaining main event and the new story afterwards. I’m just sad that Fox didn’t show this live. I hope they show the next PPV’s live again. Or maybe Skinny Mikes can save us, though I don’t think I can watch from there anytime soon.