Hell in a Cell – Match Card & Predictions

Hell in a Cell airs on Sunday, September 16th. Headlined by a match including the incredibly questionable decision for Braun Strowman to use his MITB Briefcase now instead of, you know, the couple of times they beat down the Shield – Strowman takes on Universal Champion Roman Reigns. With all but the mid-card titles on the line, our Panel at Win Column Sports decides to give their predictions!

The Panel:

Spencer Love

Parker Love

Prince Gill

Match Card

  • Daniel Bryan & Brie Bella vs The Miz and Maryse
  • Jeff Hardy vs Randy Orton – Hell in a Cell match
  • Raw Tag Team Championship MatchDolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre (C) vs Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins
  • Smackdown Tag Team Championship MatchThe New Day (C) vs TBA
  • Raw Womens Championship Match – Ronda Rousey (c) vs Alexa Bliss
  • Smackdown Womens Championship Match – Charlotte Flair (c) vs Becky Lynch
  • WWE Championship Match AJ Styles (c) vs Samoa Joe 
  • Universal Championship Match – Roman Reigns (c) vs Braun Strowman – Strowman’s MITB Cash In

Predictions

Daniel Bryan & Brie Bella vs The Miz and Maryse

Spencer: I don’t think that Daniel Bryan should defeat the Miz until WrestleMania; I think Maryse wins dirty to continue this feud. Prediction: The Miz & Maryse

Parker: With the suicide diving extraordinaire Brie Bella in his corner, Daniel Bryan will even the odds and get his win. However, he won’t pin/submit The Miz. Brie makes Maryse tap to keep the Miz vs Bryan feud going. Should be a fun match, nothing really more to this. Is it me, or did Brie and Maryse take a lot of the heat off this feud? Prediction: Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella win

Prince: Building upon what Parker mentioned, I think the women have taken a lot of heat off this feud. Nevertheless, it’s been fun, and I do think Brie will be the one defeating Maryse. Gives The Miz something to brag about as Bryan didn’t pin/submit him. I don’t expect anything crazy here, but I think the feud is going to intensify after this Sunday. Prediction: Daniel Bryan & Brie Bella

Jeff Hardy vs Randy Orton – Hell in a Cell match

Spencer: As per usual, I will never pick Randy Orton, regardless of how sure I am he’ll win a match. Prediction: Jeff Hardy

Parker: This is definitely worthy of the Cell stipulation. Orton brutalized Hardy, and Brother Nero got his revenge via jumping off stuff. I’d have to assume Jeff Hardy jumps off somewhere high to cost himself the match, especially since Orton needs the win here to establish more credibility as a heel. My biggest hope? That this leads to a breaking point for Hardy, and we start to see another member enter the Woken Universe. Prediction: Randy Orton defeats Jeff Hardy 

Prince: I’m enjoying this feud quite a bit. I think Hardy’s promos have been a bit off, but these two veterans know how to work. Orton is the perfect heel and everybody loves Hardy so its pretty hard to screw the narrative here. As Parker mentions, I think Hardy goes for a big spot that costs him the match that eventually leads to his breaking point. I’m also excited to see heel Orton utilize the cell. Prediction: Randy Orton

Raw Tag Team Championship MatchDolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre (C) vs Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins

Spencer: While I definitely see this feud continuing for one more match, I think they use this opportunity to put every championship on RAW on the members of the Shield. Prediction: Rollins & Ambrose

Parker: Seeing Drew with a main roster championship belt makes me happy, albeit the wrong one. Seth and Dean are a phenomenal tag team, but do they really need the belts here? Keep the belts on Drew and Dolph for a while, and see how it plays out. I don’t know how to feel about Seth getting another championship here, while the IC championship isn’t being defended. Dolph and Drew have a lot to do still, with potential feuds against The Revival, AOP and potentially American Alpha? Note: If you think Bobby Roode and Gable stay together for a long time, you’re crazy. Prediction: Drew and Dolph retain

Prince: As much as I love Ambrose and Rollins, Drew and Dolph need to retain to keep themselves credible. The RAW tag team division has been weak as of late (B Team is horrible) so let’s keep the titles on a legit tag team. Prediction: Drew and Dolph

Smackdown Tag Team Championship MatchThe New Day (C) vs Rusev Day (Rusev & Aiden English)

Spencer: I could write an entire essay on why Rusev Day deserves to win the championships, but I’ll simply predict that they win and bask in my glee. Prediction: Rusev Day

Parker: TheNew Day definitely deserve the belts again. They constantly entertain, no matter what their role is. Whether its commentary or in the ring, they are fantastic, and they should absolutely not lose the belts here on their first defence. As much fun as Rusev day is for fans (not me), I can’t see them going over New Day.  Give the Princes of Positivity a long reign, allow the tag division to shine with great matches, and Smackdown will continue to thrive. Prediction: The New Day retains

Prince: I’m fine with either team winning. The Smackdown tag team division is in such a good place right now that either team would put on great defences. I am slightly leaning towards Rusev Day, just because their story has been written so well at this point that them capturing the titles would really bring everything full circle. Prediction: Rusev Day

Raw Womens Championship Match – Ronda Rousey (c) vs Alexa Bliss

Spencer: I’m writing my predictions last, so triple lol. Prediction: Ronda Rousey

Parker: Lol. Prediction: Ronda Rousey retains.

Prince: Double lol. Prediction: Ronda Rousey

Smackdown Women’s Championship Match – Charlotte Flair (c) vs Becky Lynch

Spencer: WWE needs to capitalize on Becky’s momentum and give her a big win here. Prediction: Becky Lynch

Parker: The best feud on Smackdown comes to a head this Sunday. To me, it’s simple. Pull the trigger & give Becky the win. Her momentum will take a serious hit with a decisive loss here. Remember when Shinsuke turned heel and lost his first match? Will we see a potential double turn here too? If rumours are to be true, then yes. Either way, seeing Becky win gold – face or heel – seems much more interesting to me right about now. Prediction: Becky Lynch becomes the new Smackdown Women’s Champion. 

Prince: The best women’s feud I’ve seen in a while. Just as a whole, Smackdown has the best storylines going into this PPV. The only way to capitalize on this feud is to have Becky win, and if she doesn’t, then people will no longer be invested into this. Don’t screw this up creative. Prediction: Becky Lynch

WWE Championship Match AJ Styles (c) vs Samoa Joe 

Spencer: Is this where Joe finally earns the WWE Championship? No, no it isn’t. Prediction: AJ Styles

Parker: This is the hardest match for me to predict. On one hand, I want Miz to be the one to take the title from Styles so badly. On the other hand, Joe is so effing good. From a fairly forced promo about Styles’ family on the build to SummerSlam to a feud this hot, these two have the chemistry to have made this work. Joe does need a win here, in my opinion. Every advantage in a Cell match seem to be in the Samoan Submission Machines favour. Styles has made the belt feel special again, but I think it’s time to see what Joe can do with a belt on the main roster. He’s been phenomenal – pun intended – throughout this feud. PredictionSamoa Joe becomes the new WWE Champion. 

Prince: This is currently my favourite feud on Smackdown and that’s saying a lot. Samoa Joe just gets it. Given the material, not many on the roster can make it work, but Samoa Joe does. Not only does he make it work, he’s cutting some of the best promo’s in his career, and is currently my favourite on the mic. Obviously, he can go in the ring and I think it’s time to put the title on him. AJ Styles is amazing. We all know that. It’s really easy to get behind him in this feud and he’s now currently the longest reigning WWE Champion in Smackdown history. He deserves everything he has achieved in the WWE, but it’s Joe’s time to shine. Prediction: Samoa Joe

Universal Championship Match – Roman Reigns (c) vs Braun Strowman – Strowman’s MITB Cash In

Spencer: There’s no way Roman loses his first title defence, right? Prediction: Roman Reigns

Parker: Strowman has a been a stupid heel. Very Stupid. On another note, what happened to the last guy who announced his MITB cash in? Strowman could have cashed in on a prone Reigns after any of the multiple beatdowns he’s performed in the past few weeks, but he hasn’t because he’s a good bad guy. Have I mentioned Strowman has been a stupid heel? Regardless, Reigns isn’t losing his first title defence after chasing Brock for as long as he did.  Prediction: Roman Reigns, while I continue to wonder why Miz didn’t win MITB.

Prince: This was stupid. The Shield should have turned heel while Strowman should have been the monster babyface. With the roles reversed, I don’t feel as invested and because of that, I don’t really care what happens here. I mean seriously, you think Roman is going to lose after chasing Brock for like three years? I know you guys can’t be that naive. Prediction: Roman Reigns

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