Wednesday, June 16, 2021

WWE Hell in a Cell 2021 Preview & Predictions

Another month, another incomplete match lineup only a few days before a WWE PPV.

This Sunday is WWE's Hell in a Cell, a show they moved up from October to June for some reason.  As of now only five matches have been announced, and I don't know how this company expects to get people really invested in these shows without telling us ahead of time what the full card looks like.  Four of the bouts look pretty good, the fifth is a goddamn embarrassment.  Let's take a look....

Alexa Bliss vs. Shayna Baszler

Fuck outta here with this shit.  Put this Alexa Bliss storyline in a box and throw it in the ocean.  It is simply stunning to me that WWE diehards are actually defending this.  Imagine having a legit badass like Baszler on your roster and using her to get over a horror cartoon character no one gives a crap about.  And spare me the nonsense about "Yeah but AEW did a Mimosa Match!"  The difference there is, that was a light comedy match designed to spotlight a star who is super popular for his comedic character, and it didn't involve anyone with supernatural powers.  Get this Alexa drivel off my TV.

Pick: Obviously the legit badass loses to the girl with magical powers.  Fuck this company.

Smackdown Women's Championship: Bianca Belair vs. Bayley

These two had a decent match last month but the finish was an outta nowhere rollup, so they have a chance here to really deliver.  Bianca is a great babyface, Bayley is an obnoxious-as-hell heel, both are very capable workers.  Should be fun.  Bianca obviously retains.

Pick: Bianca keeps the strap

RAW Women's Championship: Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair

These two had a helluva match at last year's WrestleMania, except the wrong woman won.  Have a match like that again but with the correct finish, and you're good to go.  

Pick: Rhea retains

Universal Championship Hell in a Cell: Roman Reigns vs. Rey Mysterio

I'm not sure why this gets the Cell match and not Seth vs. Cesaro, being that Seth beat the shit out of Cesaro to close out Backlash and it seems a natural fit.  I'm assuming some sort of match between the two will be added to this lineup but why in the fuck hasn't it been announced by now?  Rey is a pretty weak-ass challenger for Roman at this point and he's already a Tag Team Champion.  So there's no chance of a title change happening here.  Match itself could be solid though.

Pick: Roman retains

WWE Championship Hell in a Cell: Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre

This is Drew's final chance at Lashley for the title.  Usually that means the challenger wins, but I think WWE is trying to get Brock to challenge Lashley at SummerSlam.  If Brock's return isn't in the cards though, I have no idea who else they can throw at Lashley.  Do they have a draft where Drew moves to Smackdown and goes after Roman instead?  And how credible a challenger would he be after repeatedly losing to Lashley?  I feel like they've painted themselves into a corner and Drew kinda has to win this.

Pick: I'll go with Drew

So that's all we have at the moment.  Like I said, four of these matches should be good, and if Seth vs. Cesaro gets added that's a strong lineup aside from the Alexa shit.

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