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Hell In a Cell 2018
Smackdown Tag Team Championship:
(c) New Day vs Rusev Day
Hell in a Cell Match:
Jeff Hardy vs Randy Orton
This feud has been building for the last few months as sort of a sub feud to the United States title feud that had been happening between Jeff & Nakamura. It is very interesting though to think that these two veterans have only feuded once during their legendary WWE careers the last time being almost a decade ago. Either way though I do think that this match is one of the few that can be justified being in Hell in a Cell and it will be especially interesting since this is the only match that Jeff has never been in as a member of WWE. The tough choice though is who will get the win tonight and I think it could go either way but Hardy deserves it more.
Daniel Bryan & Brie Bella vs The Miz & Maryse
This was an unexpected turn of events partially due to the lack of in-ring competition we have seen from Maryse in recent years and the other with Brie's retirement. Then we look ahead to WWE Evolution next month and things get a little clearer. As I mentioned back at Summerslam they would have Miz win if Daniel's contract status was still unknown, but now it's clear that Daniel is staying with the WWE so that changes things for this match. With that being said I don't think Miz or Bryan get the win or loss. Instead I think Brie will get the win over Maryse to avoid either of the men being involved in the finish.
Raw Tag Team Championship:
(c) Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler vs Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose
Though this match does have more star power in it we have not seen enough build for the match for it to really belong on the show instead of the Smackdown Tag Team Titles in my opinion. Also since the match was made last week on Raw I will be keeping this short as it will also just be building to the Supershow next month anyway. I don't think it makes sense seeing Ziggler & McIntyre lose just yet so I think they keep the belts for the time being.
Raw Women's Championship:
(c) Ronda Rousey vs Alexa Bliss
From what I have seen the WWE has done an alright job of building this match back up again for a rematch. However, I just don't that without Alexa having a manger at ringside that people would legit believe Alexa has a chance to win. Don't get me wrong there would be a way to pull it off as Ronda is still very green in the ring and that could play into it, but I don't think it will change things. Rousey will get the win tonight and retain the gold.
Smackdown Women's Championship:
(c) Charlotte vs Becky Lynch
I was one of the people that thought that Becky would win at Summerslam, but at the same time wasn't surprised when Charlotte did instead. Fact is that Charlotte has become the sort of John Cena of the Women's Division giving her seal of approval to the next in line by being the one who drops the title to them. I do believe that is what comes tonight, because for once I think that the company is more then willing to strike while the iron is hot with Becky and capitalize on her momentum. Becky wins the Women's Title.
WWE Championship Match:
(c) AJ Styles vs Samoa Joe
In my opinion this has been the most intriguing feud in WWE recently and I think it has given new life to AJ's struggling reign as champion. One thing that WWE fans aren't use to is seeing people hold the World title for as long as AJ has held it and that's not a bad thing it's just the fact that WWE has gotten fans use to excessive amounts of title changes. Samoa Joe in my opinion has been the type of ruthless heel that AJ had been lacking during his reign so far and has made this feud great. The one question I don't have an answer to though is if Joe gets the win or not as I'm just not sure which way they will go. At this point Styles is pushing up on a year as champion coming in November, but it is possible he drops it here to win it back at the Supershow next month. My prediction though will be that AJ Styles retains the title tonight.
WWE Universal Championship: (Mick Foley Special Ref)
(c) Roman Reigns vs Braun Strownman
This match took an unexpected turn on the go home show when it was announced that Mick Foley would be the guest referee in the match. Overall this has been a very confusing build since Summerslam and the Hell in a Cell stipulation doesn't help lessen the confusion. Either way this match goes one of them may come out of it not looking the best and that would hurt them in the long run. However, this is one of the reason I thought that WWE going with Braun first against Roman was a mistake, because they would end up putting themselves into a corner. One way this match could go might make Braun look bad and the other way would make the last 6 months pointless if Roman's reign will end already. It will likely be a great brawl don't get me wrong, but I think that the WWE will have to bite the bullet one way or the other. If I know WWE the way they will go is Roman getting the win instead of Strowman because long term Roman needs more time as champion after such a build. Roman retains and we move on to the Supershow down under.