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TJRWrestling WWE Hell in a Cell 2022 Preview

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The WWE Hell in a Cell event features one HIAC match, but only two titles are on the line. It’s a Raw heavy show with little representation from Smackdown.

John: It’s time for WWE Hell in a Cell headlined by one HIAC match, which is perfectly fine with me, and only two title matches. That’s disappointing to see considering how many titles are in WWE. I think the creative team let the talent and the fans down with this card because they should be putting on better PPV (or Premium Live Events) shows. There should not be a “throwaway” card, but I mean when I look at this one I think it’s absolutely skippable if you aren’t a diehard WWE fan. I’m looking forward to Cody-Seth and the women’s triple threat, but other than that it’s hard for me to get that excited. I also think about all the talented men and women not on this show that could have made it better if they were a part of it. I hope things get better for Money in the Bank next month. It should be because that’s a bigger event with two ladder matches, but I just think WWE could have put more effort into making HIAC a bigger deal this year.

Joining me for the preview are TJRWrestling writers Joel McIntyre, Matthew Fowler, Alex Podgorski and Marc Madison. Shoutout to our friend Kelly Dishnow. Hope you feel better soon my friend and join us in these previews in the future.

Alex: I’m grasping at straws trying to write something about how this show will be good or great or whatever. As much as I want to be fair and balanced when previewing different shows put on by different companies, it really is a struggle to do so. This show’s card feels more suited for an average episode of RAW, save for the last two matches. I get the feeling this will be a very back-heavy show. The first five matches will fly by without much happening and all the most important stuff will be saved for the women’s title match and the show-closing HIAC match. While I hate to call this a one or two-match show, that’s the unfortunate reality given the sorts of feuds and match-ups we’re dealing with here.

Marc: This coming Sunday, WWE presents Hell in a Cell. One of the criticisms this event is getting is the lack of matches booked for the card. So while it could be a problem, they could be giving those involved more time, if anything. That isn’t likely as typically is what is done with NXT, and we aren’t likely to have a Madcap Moss/Happy Corbin match go 15-20 minutes or Omos/Lashley/MVP match do the same. On the surface, some matches could prove to be pretty special if given time, and the result isn’t as predictable as it appears to be on the surface.

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United States Championship: Theory (c) vs. Mustafa Ali

Joel: Theory has gotten the best of Ali pretty much every single time they’ve interacted. Ali has gotten pretty good television time since returning. Normally, I wouldn’t vote on Theory losing the title this soon, but they made a point last week of Ali saying he was walking out of his hometown the new United States Champion. I don’t think that was an accident. I think Mustafa Ali becomes the new United States Champion at Hell in a Cell.

Winner AND NEW United States Champion: Mustafa Ali

Matthew: Just a few months ago Mustafa Ali was asking for his release, and now he is in a title match on a PPV. As for Theory it is obvious that Vince McMahon sees big things for him, with a future world title run being likely. Theory beat Ali this past Monday on Raw, although via cheap fashion after attacking him before the match. I expect Ali and Theory to have a much better match here, with Theory picking up the win to continue his momentum.

Winner: Theory

Alex: Another easy prediction. As mentioned many times before, Theory is Vince’s personal pet project. This is common knowledge at this point, but it should be at the forefront of everyone’s mind when predicting how a Theory match will go. He’s going to be pushed heavily and will win when it matters simply because the boss likes him. And while there’s an argument to be made that Ali is a better wrestler, Theory’s status with the big boss means a lot more. This’ll likely be an under-5-minute squash for Theory to make him look dominant. Nothing special but at least it’ll get more people to hate Theory as a character.

Winner and STILL WWE United States Champion: Theory

Marc: If you don’t follow social media or listen to rumors or innuendo, this could be seen as a nice match that puts two young and talented guys in the ring with one another. But if you make the mistake as I do, then you see that Mustafa Ali has been a disgruntled talent in the past. He’s asked for his release, and after some time, he was brought back on camera, and they even mentioned it upon his return.

But since his return, he’s lost more times than not and ultimately does make us wonder what payoff will his character have? He’s been embarrassed or humiliated time and time again. Will this be a case of him just being made to lose time and time again, or does he get the win because it seems to make more sense doesn’t mean that will be the case? He could win, but will he win the title? Hmm, I don’t think so in hopes of carrying the feud on.

Winner: Mustafa Ali via countout/disqualification (but NOT the United States Champion)

John: I like Ali and I’m glad he’s back on TV in a featured role. I just don’t think WWE is going to take the title off Theory so soon after he won it. My feeling is that Theory is probably going to have a lengthy run with the title that lasts six months or more. If Ali does win the title in his hometown it would make for a nice story and maybe he would drop the title back to Theory within a few weeks. However, I just think it’s more likely for Theory to retain in a cheap manner. If they get ten minutes or more it should be pretty good.

Winner: Theory

 

Ezekiel vs. Kevin Owens

Joel: This Ezekiel thing was not supposed to work. Luckily, you had Kevin Owens who has made it work. Kevin Owens deserves some kind of reward for having as good of a match as he did at Wrestlemania with Austin. I just can’t see Ezekiel losing his first PLE match back in the company. So, I’m going with Ezekiel here and hopefully Kevin moves up the ladder.

Winner: Ezekiel

Matthew: This feud has been more entertaining than it has any right to be, which just shows the talent of both guys. Ezekiel has been on fire since debuting on Raw and has already surpassed his “brother” Elias. Kevin Owens has shown that he is the ultimate utility player, who can be great no matter where you put him. As for the match, it should be decent and entertaining. I would like to see Owens get the win here to push him back into the main event picture, but my gut is going with Ezekiel.

Winner: Ezekiel

Alex: I kind of feel vindicated here. In my WrestleMania 38 preview, I was the only one arguing for Owens to win in his inevitable match with Steve Austin because if he lost he’d end up in the midcard afterward doing something nonsensical. Lo and behold, where is Owens now after losing to Steve Austin? Wrestling against a lower-card guy with a nonsensical gimmick. You’re welcome.

I really don’t care about this feud or this match. Owens winning does nothing since Ezekiel is a joke character. Ezekiel winning doesn’t do much either since he’s so firmly entrenched in the lower card that he won’t really move up by winning here. This is meant to be filler, one of those ‘let’s get people on the card and have them just to whatever’ sort of situations, especially for Owens. This’ll probably go unnecessarily long just to pad out the length of the show. I say ten minutes, but that’s eight minutes too many. Owens should manhandle his joke of an opponent but he likely won’t. Hell, it wouldn’t even surprise me if WWE shoehorns some bad 24/7 Title comedy into the match while this one is going on. Who knows, maybe that’ll make this segment a tad more compelling.

Winner: Kevin Owens

Marc: This match is just funny. It isn’t because those involved aren’t talented or not, but the entire booking of it has tapped into the pure humor that has been the joke of this storyline. From the lengths Kevin Owens wants to go to prove that Ezekiel is, in fact, lying and is Elias’ younger brother is pretty funny, so. But, at the same time, the joke itself will run its course. Kevin Owens’s delivery and ability to carry the program forward is what has made it as fun as it has been.

While many will look at Owens and question his booking and place on the card, it’s impossible not to look at his character and how damn entertaining what he is doing at the moment has been. A win here really serves no purpose for Owens but instead carries on how he’s been fooled again.

Winner: Ezekiel

John: This feud is silly and I think it’s hilarious, so at least that’s a positive thing I can say about it. It’s a matchup between the more established heel (Owens) going up against the newer face in Ezekiel. I can see either guy getting the win, then doing a rematch on Raw and the other guy picks up the win because we know WWE loves 50/50 booking. I’ll go with Owens here since I think he needs a W after getting his ass kicked at WrestleMania and not doing much since then. Ezekiel can get his win back soon.

Winner: Kevin Owens

 

No Holds Barred Match: Madcap Moss vs. Happy Corbin

Joel: This feud has done nothing for me. Although I will say the presentation upgrade Moss got on Smackdown makes me 10x more interested in him as a character. Moss has a lot of potential. The feud needs to end Sunday so I’m going with a Moss win.

Winner: Madcap Moss

Matthew: Nothing says “not important” more then announcing a match two days before the show. To make it worse, this is the only match featuring Smackdown Superstars on the card. This feud has went on way to long and has not helped either guy. Please WWE let these two guys go there separate ways after this match and end this stupid feud. I will go with Moss to get to win, but honestly nobody is winning with this one.

Winner: Madcap Moss

Alex: This is a pretty boring feud between two guys I just don’t care about. I appreciate the effort they’re putting in to make this story compelling but it’s just not working for me. At least the No Holds Barred stipulation will add to the entertainment factor. I can see Corbin making more use out of this by throwing Moss into and through as many objects as he can. Hopefully he uses that stipulation to make quick work of Moss to put this feud to an end.

I wouldn’t be surprised if this ends up being the opener to start the show on an “exciting” note by unleashing the mayhem early. That would be the right way to set the tone for a show named after the grandaddy of all stipulations in WWE, even though this one has nothing to do with the main event.

Winner: Happy Corbin

Marc: It’s funny how a just added match could be the one that garners the least amount of interest tied to it. Whether that’s because neither character seems to capture anyone’s attention positively or not, their funny/not funny working relationship has run its course. What this match means is likely that Moss needs the rub here to make fans keep fans interested. But I’m actually so disinterested with this match I’ll talk about something else.

The school year is almost finished, and my daughter has a birthday party she’s going to, which is nice. I’ll hang out with other dads and stuff and talk about sod or why we can’t water our lawns. Yeah, I’m pretty dull. Almost as boring as this match or level of caring for it.

Winner: Madcap Moss?

John: I get what they are trying to do with this feud by making Moss a midcard babyface that the fans can rally around. However, I’m just not interested in it. They have done a lot of the usual tricks to build up sympathy for Moss like Corbin turning on him when Moss did nothing wrong and then the injury angle that took out Moss for a few weeks. Now Moss is wrestling without suspenders while also wearing traditional trunks, so he looks better than he did when he was with Corbin.

Since it’s No Holds Barred, they’ll be able to use weapons and possibly have a better match than if it was a regular match. Moss should win since he’s coming back from Corbin “injuring” him a few weeks and I think Moss will win.

Winner: Madcap Moss

 

Handicap Match: Bobby Lashley vs. Omos & MVP

Joel: I was done with this feud at Wrestlemania. They’ve done another match, an arm-wrestling segment, and a contract signing (also known as the two most traditionally boring segments you could do) since. I love Lashley. The handicap situation seems tailored for a Bobby win. So that’s what I’m going with.

Winner: Bobby Lashley

Matthew: This truly is the feud that will not die. Poor Bobby Lashley has been stuck for months now trying to get a decent match out of Omos, with various stipulations being thrown in. Now Lashley has to not only deal with Omos but a past his prime MVP as well. Hopefully Lashley can get the win here and end this god-awful feud once and for all.

Winner: Bobby Lashley

Alex: They’re really squeezing every last drop out of this feud aren’t they? Honestly, this is going to be another bland match, just like most Omos matches. But where this’ll differ is that it’ll include a cat-and-mouse game between Lashley and MVP. That’ll be the story of the match. Lashley will try to get his hands on MVP to get revenge but will find a brick wall in the form of Omos at every turn. This’ll frustrate Lashley until he finally musters enough strength to knock Omos down and incapacitate him momentarily. But only momentarily because look at that damn titan. He’s colossal by modern WWE standards so you know he’s going to be booked to look as strong as possible. So once Lashley has MVP in his grasp, he’ll put him in the Hurt Lock for maybe three seconds before Omos interferes and drops Lashley with a tree slam. It’s a highly predictable match in terms of story and layout, but this is the only justifiable direction they should take given who is involved in this contest.

Winners: Omos & MVP

Marc: A handicap match is interesting here. It’s interesting because the person usually at a disadvantage is the most prominent person in the match. But in this case, the Almighty remains the one at a disadvantage. Having this match does hide Omos’s weaknesses because MVP is the better worker of the two of them. It also leaves it open for Lashley to have moments where he is teasing getting his hands on MVP.

There is no shame in Lashley losing a handicap match because he is at a disadvantage in the context of the match. Now, his size and strength would suggest otherwise, but he’s in there with one man that towers over him. I see Amos and MVP winning this match because we won’t think less of Lashley losing this match moving head.

Winners: Omos and MVP

John: It’s another match on this card that I was ready to move on from last month, but here we go again. It seems like the whole point of this match is to have Lashley get his hands on MVP and hoping the crowd reacts to that in a big way due to their long history together. After Lashley looks like he has taken care of MVP, I think Omos will become a big factor and he’ll get the win for his team. I really don’t think Lashley will be hurt by a loss in a Handicap Match.

Winners: Omos & MVP

 

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6-Person Mixed Tag Team Match: AJ Styles, Finn Balor & Liv Morgan vs. Judgment Day – Edge, Damian Priest & Rhea Ripley

Joel: This feud has been pretty good all things considered. I’m glad they finally joined Balor and Styles. Edge’s promos could be better, but I think Judgment Day is working in establishing Priest and Ripley as fresh heels. I’m glad Liv Morgan and Finn Balor are getting time on a PLE. AJ Styles has lost to Edge twice with a new Judgment Day member emerging both times. Unless there is a plan to have a fourth Judgment Day member emerge, I don’t see the point in doing this again just to have Styles lose again. He’s your full-time guy not Edge. Give him at least one win.

Winners: Styles/Balor/Morgan

Matthew: If any match on this card has a chance to make it to my Top Ten Wrestling Stories of the Week column (cheap plug) it is this one. That has nothing to do with the match, however, and everything to do with the chance that Judgment Day may add a fourth member. Edge has seemingly teased that half the roster will be joining him, but personally, I think the fourth member is already in this match. I believe that Finn Balor is going to turn on his team and join Judgment Day to help them get the win.

Winners: Judgment Day – Edge, Damian Priest & Rhea Ripley

Alex: While many people are giddy over the Bullet Club reunion between Balor and Styles, such nostalgia won’t bring them any wins on Sunday. Their team plus the addition of Liv Morgan just screams ‘thrown together’, whereas the Judgment Day trio comes across as more cohesive and unified. I’m getting strong Ministry of Darkness vibes from them and I think that Vince is channeling that same nostalgia for the 1990s through them. Styles, Balor and Morgan will serve as fodder to elevate this new unit as a major threat on RAW to even further heights by doing what they do best: bump around and make others look good by being in the ring with them. I expect the match to go around 15-20 minutes and a clean and decisive finish for Edge and his cohorts. No more controversy or shenanigans; it’s time Judgment Day actually win a match cleanly to show that they’re actually powerful and don’t need cheap tricks to win.

Winners: Judgment Day (Edge, Damian Priest & Rhea Ripley)

Marc: The remarkable thing about this match is that the two men with the longest-standing careers, who are as heralded as they are in this one, are in as much of a position to sit as they are to be active participants in this match. It could very well be the moment when AJ Styles finally gets his retribution against Judgment Day. What is important is for Balor and Priest and Ripley and Morgan to be crucial parts of this match.

Whether in the final moments or throughout, it’s important for stars to be made here. Fans may have seen that over the past few weeks that Edge has posted pictures of those that could join the ranks of the Judgment Day. Could another addition prove to play a role in this match, or could we see a case of ‘if you can’t beat them, join them’ take place?

Winners: The Judgment Day (Edge, Damian Priest & Rhea Ripley)

John: First, I have to share this graphic that Liv Morgan shared.

It’s an interesting matchup in terms of how they book it and who wins because Styles is 0-2 so far in this rivalry against Edge. At some point, Styles should be on the winning side and I think Styles is going to pin Priest to win this match for his team. I can see the other side of it if people want to pick Judgment Day because they are likely going to be a long-term stable that needs to be booked strong, but I think it’s okay if they lose here. After all, if they lose then it’s more likely that they add another member like a Ciampa or somebody like that. It’s also possible that a guy like Ciampa joins the group in this match and costs the faces the win.

I think Ripley-Morgan had a nice match on Raw that shows they have chemistry as opponents. Balor is always going to be great in a tag match doing the hot tags with his exciting offense and Priest is solid in his heel role. I just think Styles needs the win more than anybody else, so he pins Priest. The next night on Raw is likely when Edge’s group gets somebody else to join them.

Winners: AJ Styles, Finn Balor & Liv Morgan

 

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Raw Women’s Championship: Bianca Belair (c) vs. Asuka vs. Becky Lynch

Joel: This match is going to be awesome. Three top women in what is a fresh match. I know Bianca and Becky have faced off as well as Becky and Asuka and Bianca and Asuka. Putting all three of them in the ring is going to lead to some good spots. I think Asuka is only in this match to take the pin as I don’t see them pinning Becky twice. I think Bianca has a long reign ahead of her so I don’t see her losing this one.

Winner: Bianca Belair

Matthew: This match was forced to be thrown together after both Sasha Banks and Naomi walked out of Raw, as it was supposed to be Naomi facing Belair. Luckily for both WWE and the fans however, I believe that we ended up with a better match than we would have if Sasha and Naomi had stayed. These three women can unquestionably have an amazing match that may steal the show. As for who will win, I do not see them taking the title off of Belair this quickly, and expect her to pin Lynch to get the win.

Winner: Bianca Belair

Alex: With WWE fully behind Belair a second time around, they’re unlikely to make the same mistake twice (I hope). Belair needs a strong win to continue her momentum from that great match at WrestleMania 38. To that end, Belair winning isn’t in question here. What is in question is how she will get there. With Asuka added into the mix, the match becomes much more chaotic. There will be countless near-falls being broken up, submissions interrupted, and momentary two-on-one moments that will dissolve seconds afterwards. It’ll be pure bedlam. Though I think it would be interesting to see Belair and Lynch put their history aside briefly to team up against Asuka to sell her as a major threat here, I doubt that’ll really happen. Expect around fifteen minutes of mayhem and hard-to-follow camera cuts that’ll only stop when Belair pulls a John Cena and double KOD’s both Lynch and Asuka at the same time.

Winner and STILL RAW Women’s Champion: Bianca Belair

Marc: This may be the match that fans should keep the most attention on. The return of Asuka, the inclusion of the former champion Becky Lynch and now the two-time Women’s champion Bianca Belair has excitement written all over it. Of all involved, though, it is really important for Belair to come out on top here, and I think he will. For the returning Asuka, it’s also important for her to show that she is just as crucial to show that she is just as important to the division as Lynch and Belair are.

As we go into Sunday’s match, I’m leaning on the champion to retain. She played the role of unlucky challenger against Lynch during her series of losses before recapturing the title. It was only a matter of time before both women switched places in that narrative.

Winner: Bianca Belair

John: They are three of the best women’s wrestlers in WWE and they have great chemistry together, so I have high expectations for this to be an excellent match (around four stars out of five). Belair winning is the obvious result here because I doubt they are going to take the title off her after two months.

The question becomes who does Belair beat to win the match? I think Asuka takes the pin and they save the Belair/Lynch singles rematch for one of the bigger summer shows like SummerSlam or Clash at the Castle. This will probably be the second-best match on the show after the main event.

Winner: Bianca Belair

 

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Hell in a Cell Match: Cody Rhodes vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins

Joel: This is the match I’m looking forward to the most. The booking of Cody Rhodes has been damn near perfect since he came back two months ago. This feud with Seth Rollins has been the feud of the year for me in any company. I think Cody Rhodes is building to becoming WWE Champion. I think he needs a clean sweep over Seth. It’s Hell in a Cell. It’s the first PPV/PLE main event for Cody. This is where you really showcase that this is your guy. That he is going to be booked like the star he is. I think this will be the longest match and a match of the year contender, just like Seth’s Hell in a Cell match against Edge was last year.

Winner: Cody Rhodes

Matthew: If there is one reason to watch this show it is this match. Seth Rollins and Cody Rhodes have already had two amazing matches this year, and I have no doubt that this one may become a classic. Cody Rhodes has been on fire since rejoining WWE, and has opened the door for more AEW Superstars to jump ship to WWE. I do not see that momentum ending here, as I see the world championship in Cody’s future. I expect both of these guys to have a five-star level match, with Cody getting the win to end the feud.

Winner: Cody Rhodes

Alex: Cody should and in all likelihood will win this match. Rollins winning does absolutely nothing for him whereas Cody winning cements him as a top-tier threat and believable main-event-level wrestler. The only real question is what kind of cell match will these two put on? Will it be an utter disaster like Seth’s infamous Cell encounter with the Fiend? Will it be a barn-burner like the one Rollins had with Edge? Will it be another bland match with boring weapons shots that more resemble a street fight then HIAC? Or will they actually do something different and make this into a more classic Cell match to fit with Cody’s overall theme of doing things the old school and classical way? It’s hard to predict.

What is easy to predict is that this’ll likely be the biggest talking point of the show once it’s all over. I’m being cautiously optimistic here, especially since both guys are on a streak of great matches.

Winner: Cody Rhodes

Marc: This likely ends the feud between these two men, and what better way to do so in such a grand fashion as this match. We have seen the surprise return at WrestleMania, the roll-up win at WrestleMania Backlash, and now this. Anything other than a win here doesn’t work for Cody. While he won’t win decisively here, he will end this feud with Rollins. And kudos to Seth Freakin Rollins for being the perfect foil to the American Nightmare.

Rhodes has been booked great since his return, and he’s been exactly what he needed to be since returning. This match will allow both men to go as far as they need to go to get the best of the other. A most dramatic conclusion is probably what would serve this feud and match best here.

Winner: Cody Rhodes

John: It’s the second feud Seth Rollins has had in less than a year where he’s done so well as a heel that it has resulted in a Hell in a Cell match. His rivalry with Edge last summer/fall was great and their match at Crown Jewel was one of the best WWE matches of the year. Cody and Seth have put on two of the best matches of the year at WrestleMania 38 and WM Backlash, so now they get to do inside the Cell where they can top what they’ve done. I have very high expectations for this match because I rated the last two at the 4.5* level and I think they can hit that or go even higher. I think this has easily been the best WWE feud in the first half of the year.

Rhodes beat Rollins the last two times they had a match, so can Cody make it 3-0? I think so. I think Cody should win. I hope Cody carries this momentum going into next month as well and that he becomes Mr. Money in the Bank. That would put Cody in a position to go over the WWE Undisputed Universal Title that he should be going after. If Rollins won it wouldn’t bother me since he tends to lose most of his feuds like the HIAC match to Edge last year. I expect a lot of creative spots, weapons used by both guys and plenty of nearfalls along the way. There may be some Dusty Rhodes tribute spots, I can see both guys going for the Pedigree to reference Triple H as well and I wouldn’t be shocked if they kicked out of some finishing moves too. They should get all the time they need in Cody’s first PLE main event and I hope it ends with a win for Cody Rhodes.

Winner: Cody Rhodes

 

BONUS TOPICS!

The Match I’m Looking Forward To The Most

Joel: Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins.

Matthew: Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins.

Alex: Cody vs. Rollins III.

Marc: Rollins/Rhodes and Lynch/Belair/Asuka.

John: Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins.

 

The Match I Care About The Least

Joel: Bobby Lashley vs. Omos/MVP.

Matthew: Bobby Lashley vs. Omos/MVP.

Alex: Kevin Owens vs. Ezekiel.

Marc: Madcap Moss vs. Happy Corbin.

John: Madcap Moss vs. Happy Corbin.

 

Longest Match

Joel: Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins.

Matthew: Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins.

Alex: Cody vs. Rollins III.

Marc: Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins.

John: Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins. I think it’ll go around 25 minutes.

 

Shortest Match

Joel: Moss vs. Corbin.

Matthew: Bobby Lashley vs. Omos/MVP.

Alex: Theory vs. Mustafa Ali.

Marc: Bobby Lashley vs. Omos/MVP.

John: Bobby Lashley vs. Omos/MVP.

 

Excitement Level on a Scale of 1-10 (1 being low, 10 being high)

Joel: 6. It’s a placeholder show. Last month’s WrestleMania Backlash didn’t have a lot of buzz going into it and it turned out to be one of the better shows of the year. Hopefully this follows suit. WWE, more often than not, delivers on their PLE’s. Even if the shows fall behind. Going into it, I can’t say I’m overly interested but I think it will be a good show.

Matthew: 4 – It is hard to care about a show when WWE clearly does not. Not booking a single Smackdown match until Friday shows how much WWE is on cruise control right now. I am sure Cody/Seth and the Raw Women’s Championship Match will be good, but my only wish is that WWE would try as hard as their talent does.

Alex: 3 – I’m just not that interested in this show. It feels very predictable and formulaic. There’s nothing truly compelling beyond the HIAC match and the women’s title match. I doubt anything truly game-changing will happen here. But at least this show will probably be short and won’t be so taxing on the viewers.

Marc: 6.5.

John: 6.5 – That’s about as low as I can really go on a main roster PPV. I understand the negative feelings of my friends above because it isn’t an exciting show. However, I just can’t call this a truly awful show because I expect Rhodes/Rollins to be outstanding and the women’s triple threat match should be great too. Some of the other matches might stink, but I think a few of them could surprise us in a good way if they get time to have a memorable match. I’ll always try to be optimistic and I believe in the talent working hard to put on a good show. The creative them let the talent down by putting together a weak card. No doubt about that. I just think there could be enough good things that happen to make us happy by the time the show is over.

In Closing

John: I’ll be back with a review of WWE Hell in a Cell on TJRWrestling.net on Sunday, so check that out live or any time after it’s over.

You can also tweet me @johnreport, Joel is @GiftedMoney, Marc is @themarcmadison, Matthew is @fowlerwrestlin1, and Alex is not on twitter with any comments as well.

If you want to send an email, send it to me at mrjohncanton@gmail.com as well. Thanks for reading.