Before we can turn our attention to the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view there is another main roster special that takes place before it.
Live from Madison Square Garden will air on the WWE Network on October 3. Brock Lesnar takes part in his Go to Hell Tour by taking on The Big Show that night. The event has been hyped up a lot and rightfully so, as the last WWE Network special – The Beast in the East – was a huge success
Currently, six matches have been announced for the event but it won’t be a surprise to see one or two more additions which probably won’t air on the WWE Network.
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BROCK LESNAR VS. THE BIG SHOW
This was the first match announced for the event and the WWE are doing a good job of hyping it up without Lesnar even being there. This would be a good way for Lesnar to showcase his dominance against a giant, especially with Hell in a Cell taking place in the same month.
Lesnar won’t lose this match. It’s that simple. He’ll be allowed to show-off just how much of a beast he is so it looks as if The Undertaker stands no chance whatsoever of defeating him later in the month. It’s definitely an interesting month for The Undertaker, Lesnar and The Big Show.
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Back at No Mercy 2002, Lesnar and The Deadman battled it out inside of a Hell in a Cell and 13 years later they’re doing it again.
That same year but at Survivor Series, The Big Show defeated Lesnar for the WWE Championship at Madison Square Garden and they’re doing it again years later. Who knows whether the WWE will bring up that particular year, but for this event it’s difficult to look past Lesnar.
JOHN CENA © VS. SETH ROLLINS – STEEL CAGE MATCH: WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIPS
Rollins doesn’t lose out on anything next week.
In fact, he has the chance to regain his United States Championship, but he must go through Cena inside of a steel cage if he wants it back. With the way storylines are playing out it remains doubtful that Rollins will defeat Cena.
He has his focus on Kane and potentially defending his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against him. So defeating Cena for the gold probably isn’t the right move. Cena retaining allows him to enter new feuds, which is probably what will go down.
I believe Cena retains his championship against Rollins in what should be the match of the night.
DOLPH ZIGGLER VS. RUSEV
Thankfully this isn’t another pay-per-view match.
This should mark the end of their feud so we don’t have to see another match at Hell in a Cell. A double turn has been rumoured for quite some time now, which could see Summer Rae side with Ziggler and Lane reunited with Rusev.
Whether it happens remains to be seen, but this match should be given enough time to be relevant. A short match with no time does nobody any favours.
With Ziggler winning at Night of Champions, I see Rusev taking this one.
KEVIN OWENS © VS. CHRIS JERICHO – WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP
This is a match that should excite the fans tuning in.
Owens and Jericho have competed against one another a number of timed in live events, and every single match has been given great reviews. So with this being shown on the WWE Network we should expect it to challenge Cena and Rollins as the match of the night.
The title is now on the line so it does add something more to it rather than an ordinary singles match. However, Owens is slated to defend the title against Ryback at Hell in a Cell so we should expect him to retain against Jericho.
RANDY ORTON VS. SHEAMUS
For so long now we’ve been hearing it’s the last time the two face off.
We were wrong, Orton and Sheamus are going at it against at Madison Square Garden. The one thing we’re guaranteed is a solid match. You can’t fault the two for what they do in the ring as they’re two solid workers with great chemistry.
It’s the fact that we’ve seen it over and over again, it makes the next match they have seem irrelevant.
I think an Orton win makes sense here. This is because it would make a future Sheamus cash-in seem more of a surprise considering he’s coming off a number of losses.
NEW DAY © VS. THE DUDLEY BOYZ – WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
This one probably isn’t as easy to predict as it seems.
This is because The Dudley Boyz are from New York so the reaction they will receive on their way to the ring will be immense. So it’s not difficult to imagine what the reaction might be like if they can dethrone the champions inside Madison Square Garden.
The feud is excellent, both teams have great chemistry and it could easily go on for a little while longer.
I still believe New Day will find a way to retain their titles this time.
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