WWE Hell in a Cell 2017: Matches, Predictions & Interpretation


The New Day just won the titles back on the September 12th SmackDown episode.

Ever since Hell in a Cell became its own PPV event - in the same vein as the Royal Rumble and Survivor Series, and to a smaller extent, Money in the Bank and the like - its biggest problem had always been the company forcing the match on stories that nearly never deserved the carnage inside the devil's playground. It was the beginning of one of the best storylines in company history.

The heat of the moment Kevin Owens is expected to say the protagonist in Smackdown for the upcoming episodes after he emerged victorious even after Shane created the Wrestlemania moment against the Undertaker as he jumped through a table off the top of the cage. Zayn then drags Owens onto McMahon to end the match and let the EMTs attend to the Commissioner of SmackDown Live.

It was another unspectacular title defense by Jinder.

In a closely fought contest, primarily because Mahal's allies, the Singh brothers were barred from ringside, both competitors went tooth and nail, but in the end it was the Modern Day Maharaja who reigned supreme.

Nakamura then attempted a second Kinshasa that was dodged by Mahal that left The Artist reeling as he banged his knee against the turnbuckle.

Charlotte was getting the best of Natalya, and she hit a moonsault from the turnbuckle onto the outside of the ring that had her in a position to get the win. Natalya managed to retain the belt via disqualification.

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The feud between he and Nakamura has been pretty lackluster and I think WWE brass made the right call by not putting this match in a cell.

Charlotte Flair vs. Natalya was decent especially the athleticism of Charlotte.

Once again the Usos are Smackdown tag team champions, the fifth time they've been crowned. Big E and Xavier Woods represented The New Day and they were trying to defend their Tag Team titles. This is likely going to be the match of the night.

While Corbin is outside the ring, AJ Styles hits Tye Dillinger with the Phenomenal Forearm. It was a huge win for Corbin, who's had no luck since winning the Money in the Bank briefcase. His Zig Zag to Roode after the finish will only fuel the feud's momentum.

The Viper Randy Ortan was dominated by Rusev as the match came to a conclusion through a series of reversals. He lost clean to Orton yet again after taking an RKO. That allowed Gable and Benjamin to do their double-team Doomsday Device variation on Ryder and they pinned him while Mojo looked distraught.

Bobby Roode makes his WWE pay-per-view debut against ex-World Heavyweight champion Dolph Ziggler and Randy Orton will lock horns with the Bulgarian Brute Rusev.

By this report, we can assume that Shane McMahon won't be getting physical anytime soon.