Sports-entertainment’s most sinister structure takes over WWE Network tomorrow night when Raw hosts WWE Hell in a Cell 2016. Don’t miss the historic event, featuring three championship Hell in a Cell Matches — including Raw Women’s Champion Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte in the first-ever Hell in a Cell Match between female Superstars!
Cedric Alexander, Lince Dorado & Sin Cara vs. Tony Nese, Drew Gulak & Ariya Daivari (Kickoff Match)
Competing in a field defined by parity, how far will each Superstar go to make an impression on Raw management and try to move one step closer to an eventual Cruiserweight Title opportunity?
Our Prediction – Sin Cara, Lince Dorado, & Cedric Alexander will win clean.
Bayley vs. Dana Brooke
The beloved Superstar has suffered Dana’s insults and sneak attacks for weeks. Tougher still, Bayley lost to the pompous powerhouse in the ring on the Oct. 17 edition of Raw, giving Dana fodder for her trash talk. Not only that, but Bayley was visibly favoring her shoulder after the match, too, and even had to be helped back to the trainer’s room by WWE officials.
Nonetheless upset that many observers still chalked up her win as an upset, Dana tried to further embarrass Bayley this past week, challenging her to an arm wrestling match and then ambushing Bayley when she was on the verge of victory. Dana’s nefarious plan backfired, however, as Raw’s most huggable Superstar turned the tables and planted Brooke with a Bayley-to-Belly.
Will Bayley silence Dana once and for all? Find out when WWE Hell in a Cell airs live this Sunday at 8 ET/5 PT on the award-winning WWE Network.
Our Prediction – Dana Brooke will win dirty.
Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
After promising to end the “fun and games” of Raw’s Tag Team division, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson will take aim at one of the most fun-loving alliances in all of WWE, Enzo Amore & Big Cass, this Sunday at WWE Hell in a Cell 2016, WWE.com has learned.
In a division anchored by The New Day’s power of positivity and highlighted by Enzo & Cass’ contagious brand of joviality, Gallows & Anderson stand in stark contrast to the competition. Though the brutes in black tried their hand at outlandish, lighthearted antics in the past — to mostly unpopular results — Gallows & Anderson have since returned to what brought them to the dance in the first place: Relentless, hard-nosed brutality.
Whereas Amore & Cass find inspiration in exciting the WWE Universe, Gallows & Anderson’s objective is to beat up teams and fatten their bank accounts. Just because “Smack-Talker Skywalker” and his 7-foot-tall teammate enjoy the support of the fans, however, does not mean they shy away from fisticuffs. Which team will move up the ladder of Raw’s tag team ranks this Sunday?
Will Gallows & Anderson’s crusade take a major step forward, or can Enzo & Cass prove there is room for fun and games and winning matches?
Watch this tag team showdown when Raw presents WWE Hell in a Cell 2016 this Sunday at 8 ET/5 PT, live on the award-winning WWE Network.
Our Prediction – Enzo & Big Cass win clean.
Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. Cesaro & Sheamus
For weeks, Sheamus and Cesaro attempted to pummel one another into absolute oblivion. Now, they will attempt to put their differences aside and challenge long-reigning WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day at WWE Hell in a Cell.
Following Cesaro and Sheamus’ Best of Seven Series that saw neither Superstar clinch the elusive and series-deciding fourth win, Raw General Manager Mick Foley decided to flip the script. Because no victor was decided, but a championship opportunity had been promised to the series’ winner, Foley announced that Cesaro and Sheamus would get a title match — together, as a unit — against the Raw Tag Team Champions.
Their opponents, The New Day, know all about championship opportunities, having seized theirs over a year ago. Some 400 days later, the rotating trio of Big E, Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods has put down some of the toughest challengers to step their way, including The Dudley Boyz, The Vaudevillains and, most recently, the formidable duo of Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows.
Will The New Day’s incredible success continue against the double-tough team of Cesaro & Sheamus? Or will the challengers’ inability to get along be their undoing? Find out at the next Raw-exclusive pay-per-view, WWE Hell in a Cell, live Sunday, Oct.30, exclusively on the award-winning WWE Network.
Our Prediction – The New Day will win clean.
WWE Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins vs. Brian Kendrick
WWE Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins and his WWE Hell in a Cell opponent, Brian Kendrick, are no strangers to one another, sharing a history that goes back to Perkins’ earliest days in sports-entertainment. Yet, that doesn’t mean The Fil-Am Flash has any easier time recognizing or respecting the man Kendrick has become.
The veteran Wizard of Odd — once a supportive mentor to Perkins — has grown determined to make the most of his late-career renaissance and has thought nothing of taking cheap shots at the Cruiserweight Champion. Embittered by coming up short at WWE Clash of Champions, Kendrick downed Perkins after the bell that night. Kendrick attempted to sneak-attack him again weeks later in the locker room area only to have a prepared, if disappointed, Perkins fend him off.
Kendrick has proven that he can beat Perkins. The Post-Apocalyptic Scavenger defeated the champion in a non-title contest on the Oct. 3 Raw, making Perkins submit to the vicious neck crank known as the Captain’s Hook. Will the result be the same at WWE Hell in a Cell? Or can the exciting Fil-Am again rise above Kendrick’s cruel intentions and desperate measures to keep his title reign going?
Watch the thrilling action of Raw’s Cruiserweight division Sunday, Oct. 30, at WWE Hell in a Cell 2016, live on the award-winning WWE Network.
Our Prediction – TJ Perkins will win clean.
U.S. Champion Roman Reigns vs. Rusev (Hell in a Cell Match)
Roman Reigns is headed to Hell itself — Hell in a Cell, that is — for a U.S. Championship battle with Rusev at WWE Hell in a Cell, Sunday, Oct. 30, live on WWE Network.
The match marks Big Dog’s return to the legendary structure that has both settled rivalries (including his own) and potentially shortened careers (including Shane McMahon’s), and will be Rusev’s first turn inside the towering steel enclosure that has loomed large for the last two decades. And it came about in a surprisingly literal way: After his U.S. Title win against The Super Athlete at Clash of Champions was followed by an indecisive rematch, Lana petitioned Reigns for another title rematch on behalf of The Bulgarian Brute.
When Reigns responded with jokes and derision, The Ravishing Russian snapped back, “Go to hell!” — a sentiment Rusev himself echoed in a more physical manner when he laid out The Big Dog moments later.
Once he regained his senses, Reigns not only delivered a huge Superman Punch, but he also agreed to the bout provided it was inside Hell in a Cell, thus sentencing himself and The Super Athlete to a title match inside the massive steel structure. Which of these high-powered athletes will walk out of Hell in a Cell with their souls intact and championship gold around their waist? Tune in to WWE Hell in a Cell, Sunday, Oct. 30, at 8 ET/5 PT, live on the award-winning WWE Network.
Our Prediction – Roman Reigns will win clean.
WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins (Hell in a Cell Match)
WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens will defend Raw’s most coveted title against Seth Rollins in a highly anticipated rematch — this time, inside Hell in a Cell — on Sunday, Oct. 30, live on the award-winning WWE Network.
What will go down when these two heated rivals go head-to-head inside WWE’s most hellacious combat zone?
The Architect has appeared to be a man possessed recently in his quest to win the WWE Universal Title, defying authority’s orders and going on the attack against KO and anyone in his way. Despite being hell-bent on once again becoming the champion, Rollins has been met with obstacle after obstacle. Whether it’s Owens himself, KO’s best buddy Chris Jericho or WWE COO Triple H, the No. 1 contender has been met with resistance at every turn.
Confronting these hurdles, Rollins will have another chance to overcome WWE’s Prizefighter. Will the addition of the unforgiving steel enclosure known as Hell in a Cell ensure that there will be no further controversy and no excuses for the outcome on Oct. 30? Since winning the WWE Universal Championship, Owens has shown a knack for evading danger. Yet, will he be able to survive another battle against Rollins — in the career-altering Cell, no less — with his coveted championship in tow?
Don’t miss this WWE Universal Championship Hell in a Cell Match between Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins, live on WWE Network, on Sunday, Oct. 30, at WWE Hell in a Cell.
Our Prediction – Kevin Owens will win bloody.
Raw Women’s Champion Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair (Hell in a Cell Match)
Already revolutionaries, WWE Women’s Champion Sasha Banks and bitter rival Charlotte Flair will make history yet again on Oct. 30 when they become the first female Superstars ever to battle inside the unforgiving Hell in a Cell.
Raw General Manager Mick Foley and Commissioner Stephanie McMahon approved the stipulation, which was suggested by Banks, on the Oct. 10 edition of Raw, further intensifying what was already going to be a fiery clash.
Sasha is defending the prestigious championship in front of her home crowd at TD Garden in Boston. Although the home-arena advantage will undoubtedly benefit The Boss, Charlotte will likely remain undeterred.
After all, the two Superstars have traded the Raw Women’s Championship since its inception at WrestleMania 32, each competitor having held it twice. As insurance, Charlotte may have her protégé, Dana Brooke, at ringside, but her presence is unlikely to affect the proceedings, thanks to the Cell’s 20-foot-high steel walls, roof and locked door.
Which woman will emerge from “Hell” holding the Raw Women’s Championship on high? How will this milestone for female competition in WWE further reshape the division on Raw — and SmackDown — for years to come? Find out when WWE Hell in a Cell 2016 airs live Sunday, Oct. 30, on the award-winning WWE Network.
Our Prediction – Sasha Banks will win while looking sexy.