WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has commented on the WWE's Hell in a Cell pay-per-view this Sunday, questioning why the company has decided to put on two Hell in a Cell matches, and why the event still takes place.
Currently, the WWE has two Hell in a Cell matches for the respective pay-per-view this weekend, consisting of Roman Reigns vs Bray Wyatt, and Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker.
Speaking in a blog post on his website, Ross commented on the upcoming show when he was asked why the WWE is having two Hell in a Cell matches at the event.
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He said: "Why is it necessary for WWE to have two Hell in a Cell matches this Sunday in LA? The PG product has almost evolved away from HIAC matches to start with and having two on the same show lessens what the Taker vs. Lesnar HIAC match can or cannot do in the main event. Bottom line is that HIAC isn’t a PG entity or at least that’s my take on it. Neither is the Elimination Chamber. The event in LA is sold out."
"This event Sunday has lost a fair amount of luster over the past several weeks build to it but that means that expectations are likely lower than expected which means it could be a sleeper show at the Staples Center."
With Lesnar and The Undertaker working on part-time schedules, the build up for the fight has lost some flair as they haven't been seen a lot on TV since their SummerSlam meeting, but hopefully this won't have implications on the bout itself.
Since the PG era was issued in, wrestlers can't do the same stunts as they could when the Hell in a Cell was first created almost 20 years ago, so the event itself has lost its lure. I'm not sure how the WWE could adjust the event because it is one of the cornerstones of the company's history that made the organization what it is today, and nobody wants to ruin that.
But maybe it is time to put the Hell in a Cell event to bed. It isn't performed at the same extremes as what it used to be, and that was the major pull for the matches. It simply doesn't fit well in the PG era.