The WWE have released a new Kickoff Pre-show match for Hell in a Cell this weekend after the announcement that Luke Harper and Randy Orton were unable to participate.
The Kick Pre-show match will no longer be Dean Ambrose and Randy Orton vs Luke Harper and Brawn Strowman. Instead, the WWE have set up a match of Neville, Cesaro, and Dolph Ziggler vs Rusev, Sheamus, and King Barrett, according to NoDQ.
This match will once again leave fans disappointed not only because they won't see Orton or Ambrose wrestle, but because several fan favorite superstars have been demoted to the Kickoff spot. I say demoted because all of these guys are good enough for the main card.
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Didn't we already see this match last night on Raw? It was a good match, but do we need to see it again?
I understand why it has been done. None of them have a compelling story of worth for the main card. So just throw them all together and hope they can create the same good work.
But this is a driving problem within the WWE. There is no good and outstanding creative direction. The shining beacon example being the match we saw last night and the one we're being given for the Kickoff at Hell in a Cell.
It's going to be a good match, no doubt about it. Probably the best match of the night in terms of wrestling. But it would be an even better match if every single one of the superstars involved was given a better creative direction, rather than being left in the midst of the mid-card.