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WWE Hell in a Cell Preview and Predictions

Tomorrow night, WWE will present us with the fourth annual Hell in a Cell pay-per-view. Unlike the last three editions, this year’s will only feature one Hell in a Cell Match. The build for most of the card has been pretty decent. I decided to order this pay-per-view this past week, so hopefully I’ll get my money’s worth. Without any further delay, here are my official predictions for the show:

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: Kofi Kingston (c) vs. The Miz
We see Kofi Kingston win the title from The Miz on a recent edition of WWE Main Event, just shortly after it was reported that Kingston was in line for another singles push. Since then, it has been The Miz’s goal to regain his title. The couple of television matches that these two have had recently have been good, and the chemistry these two have in the ring seems to click really well. I do not see their match at Hell in a Cell being any different. This one could likely open the show, and it could also end up stealing it.
Prediction: Kofi Kingston retains the WWE Intercontinental Championship.

WWE Divas Championship Triple Threat Match: Eve Torres (c) vs. Layla vs. Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn was thrown into this storyline by winning a Battle Royal that she was never intended to win in the first place. After that, she did not get her title shot at last month’s Night of Champions after being taken out by a “mysterious blonde attacker.” This led to Eve replacing her and beating Layla for the title. Six weeks later, the truth has come out and here we are, a Triple Threat to solve everything. I’m not expecting a catch-as-catch-can classic in this one, but I’m not going to dog the match either, as this one could end up surprising some people.
Prediction: Eve Torres retains the WWE Divas Championship.

WWE Tag Team Championship Match: Team Hell No (c) vs. Team Rhodes Scholars
Personally, I am glad that some attention is finally being put back into the tag team division. I’ve liked the team of Daniel Bryan and Kane. They can bring the sometimes-needed comedic factor into a match, and a split second later they can bring he seriousness back into it. I am a fan of Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow as well, and I feel they could be a very affective tag team in the weeks/months to come. This could end up being one of the better tag team matches in recent WWE history when all is said and done. This match was one of the reasons why I decided to order the show.
Prediction: Team Hell No retain the WWE Tag Team Championship.

Alberto Del Rio vs. Randy Orton
I have no doubt that these two can put on one hell of a match, but the interest level just isn’t there for me. To me, Orton’s face run has gone stale, and the higher ups needs to pull the trigger on a heel turn. Del Rio, to me, has grown a little stale as well. Throughout his feud with Sheamus and continuing into his feud with Orton, he just seems forced and is just there to feud with a new face every few months. I don’t know what it is, but who knows, maybe these two will surprise me tomorrow night.
Prediction: Randy Orton gets the victory.

World Heavyweight Championship Match: Sheamus (c) vs. The Big Show
This is probably viewed by most as what will be an “okay” match. However, I think it will be much better than “okay.” I’ve seen these two go at it in person at a house show, and the match was pretty good. We all know neither of these two will be anyone’s answer if they were asked “Who is the best wrestler in the world?”, but these two can each hold their own in the ring, and I expect this to be more of a brawl than an actual match. I believe each man will hit their finishers, only for the other to kick out.
Prediction: Sheamus retains the World Heavyweight Championship.

However, after the match, I see The Big Show clocking Sheamus one more time with the WMD Punch, leading to….

World Heavyweight Championship Match: Sheamus (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler will pick up the scraps of Show’s handiwork after the match, and eventually hit Sheamus with the Zig-Zag.
Winner and NEW World Heavyweight Champion: Dolph Ziggler.

WWE Championship Hell in a Cell Match: CM Punk (c) vs. Ryback
I have no idea how to even begin predicting this match. Would they make Punk drop the strap to Ryback? Highly doubtful. Have they decided that this is the time for Ryback’s streak to end? Highly doubtful. Like I said, I have no idea how this match will end. Will Cena be involved? Will Heyman get involved? Will we see a Draw end a WWE pay-per-view for the second straight month? Help me out here, readers!
Prediction: I HAVE NO IDEA! I think Ryback will somehow win, but Punk will keep the title. Maybe the first ever DQ finish in a Cell Match. Hey, it’s the WWE, stranger things have happened.

So, there you have it. My official predictions for the show and me pleading for help figuring out the main event. You can leave feedback, and most importantly your own predictions for the main event, in the comment box below, or tell us on Twitter (@gerweck) or me personally on Twitter (@TheMichaelRiba).

You’re welcome.

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