We’re less than two weeks away from the annual Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, and only three matches have been confirmed for the event thus far.
This means that there are only two episodes of Friday Night SmackDown and one episode of Monday Night Raw remaining before the event kicks off at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Matches can – and possibly will – be announced on other shows such as Main Event or even on WWE.com exclusives.
A WWE.com exclusive did confirm one match for the event, a diva’s match which will finally see Nikki and Brie Bella go one on one, with the loser becoming the winner’s personal assistant. At first it was heavily rumoured that this match would be the first ever diva’s encounter to take place inside a cell; but that won’t be the case.
Change of plans
Another big talking point of the event was the match between Dean Ambrose and John Cena. A no holds barred, contract on a pole match with the winner of the bout advancing to the main event to take on Seth Rollins inside the steel structure.
This would have resulted in one of the two men pulling double duty in Dallas but the events which unfolded on Monday Night Raw this week have had an impact on the pay-per-view.
I believe fans were excited to see the match between Ambrose and Cena at the Hell in a Cell event, but Triple H decided that the two would need to rip each other apart before the event, and ordered the two to face off on Raw instead, with the same stipulation.
Orton vs Cena
With Seth Rollins still waiting in the wings to see who he will face, his questions were answered in the main event of Monday Night Raw where Dean Ambrose yanked down the contract from the pole to confirm his place in the main event of Hell in a Cell, it’s certainly bad news for Rollins being locked inside the cell with the unstable Ambrose.
The Cena and Ambrose match also confirmed another match for Hell in a Cell; earlier on Monday Night Raw Randy Orton expressed his desire to challenge the loser of the John Cena and Dean Ambrose inside the cell, which means we’ll see another classic encounter between long-time rivals Cena and Orton.
This is a great chance for Orton to make his mark in the main event scene once more after playing second-fiddle to Seth Rollins. Whilst Cena has been busy chasing the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and Seth Rollins, The Viper has been busy hitting RKO's in hilarious vines which have taken over the internet.
It will be a memorable event for Ambrose and Rollins, as well as the fans that have followed their journeys from the independent circuit to the WWE; closing out a WWE pay-per-view is no small feat and they have a big responsibility on their shoulders to close out the show in brilliant fashion which is something they’re definitely capable of.
Even though only three matches have been announced, there are a handful of matches which are simply a matter of when they’ll be announced, not if.
The Big Show taking on Rusev is expected, whilst Cesaro should be challenging Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Championship. Goldust and Stardust should be in action, AJ Lee and Paige could meet once more whilst Sheamus will also be expected to defend his gold.