Taking place from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, it’s that time of year when things get settled inside the confines of WWE’s famous Hell in a Cell structure.
GiveMeSport predicts some of the marches we could see at Hell in a Cell on June 5.
Seth Rollins vs. Cody Rhodes
Hell in a Cell Match
WrestleMania Backlash’s ‘clever’ finish from Cody Rhodes and Rollins subsequent attack on The American Nightmare during last night’s Raw suggests this issue is far from done. Seth Rollins is getting more and more irate at losing two matches in a row to the returning Rhodes that it could believably lead to him challenging Cody to a final blow-off inside the Hell in a Cell structure. That way it gives their series a new twist and gives us another chance to see these two talented stars share the ring together. We’re all in for the third act in this entertaining trilogy.
Edge vs. AJ Styles
Hell in a Cell Match
There’s usually two Hell in a Cell matches on the card bearing the name, and the most obvious rivalry to lean itself to clash inside the steel is AJ Styles and Edge. AJ has twice been thwarted by Edge and his Judgement Day cronies over the last two major WWE shows and to prevent that happening a third time, it makes sense to place this instalment inside the cage. We wouldn’t rule out that stopping another addition to Edge’s crew, with a visual of a new member somehow getting into the match would fit the MO of his new stable. Finn Balor, anyone?
Kevin Owens vs. Ezekiel
Somehow Kevin Owens has gone from main eventing WrestleMania against a WWE icon, to participating in a comedy feud with the former Elias – but somehow KO has made it work. His obsession with ‘revealing’ Ezekiel to be Elias reached new depths on Raw as Owens donned a wig and transformed into ‘Ken Owens’ to hammer home his point that no one else seems to agree with him on. It shouldn’t work, but thanks to the talent of KO the storyline is over and it could lead to a meeting between Owens and Ezekiel in Chicago.
Bianca Belair vs Asuka vs Becky Lynch
Raw Women’s Title
There was no Raw Women’s Title match on the WrestleMania Backlash card, so you’d assume that WWE won’t be daft enough to keep Bianca Belair off another big show. The only question remains is who her opponent will be. Becky has made it clear that she isn’t done with The EST of WWE and wants her title back, but the twist in the tale is the return of Asuka, who is all up in Big Times Becks’ business. Why not throw all three into one match, which would be a triple-threat jam packed with top tier talent from WWE’s women’s division.
Roman Reigns vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
WWE Undisputed Universal Championship
It’s hard to see WWE leaving their prize asset off a Premium Live Show card, but this isn’t the setting for Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre. WWE are being wise in saving that titanic clash for later in the year for one of the upcoming stadium shows. Therefore, it means Reigns needs a new challenger, and he has a ready-made opponent in Nakamura. They have already sowed the seeds for the showdown a couple of weeks ago on SmackDown and only this past week Shinsuke mentioned that he hadn’t forgotten the attack from The Bloodline. Why not put a full stop on that story by having Nakamura be the next sacrificial lamb in Roman’s all conquering title reign.
RK-Bro vs. The Usos
Unified Tag Team Titles
The match WWE had first advertised for WrestleMania Backlash doesn’t seem to be going away, as RK-Bro continued to mention it during the opening to Raw. Indeed, the Raw Tag Team champions are headed to SmackDown on Friday to confront The Usos and challenge them for their SmackDown straps. Randy Orton is possibly the biggest babyface on the WWE roster right now and it’s hard to see WWE not following through on his popularity and this match, which could easily main event the show in its own right.
Ronda Rousey vs. Lacey Evans
SmackDown Women’s Championship
With Charlotte Flair off the scene following her ‘injury’, new SmackDown Women’s Champion will need a new challenger. There isn’t too many standout candidates for The Baddest Women on the Planet, especially if she remains on the face side of things, but SmackDown’s recent spotlight on Lacey Evans could propel her into that spot. We’re not sold on feeding Evans to Rousey so early in her return and under her new gimmick, but there’s very few options and there’s a story there that could play on Lacey’s ability to ‘overcome’ another big challenge in her life.