*Edit – Looking for the results and pairings with the predictions? Please see PPV Aftershock: Hell in a Cell
Hello and welcome to prediction day!
PPV Prediction: Hell in a Cell 2014
With the champ missing, and some of the top players still injured, it seems that many people do not have the highest hopes for HIAC. While that may be, there are still a few matches that will be worth watching. Here are a list of my predictions of the 2014 Hell in a Cell, along with my expected match rating out of 5:
Randy Orton vs. John Cena – HIAC Match
I think Orton and Cena both realize that the fans are tired of the same main events. This has to be something special in order to (in my opinion) keep their credibility up. Randy occasionally steps up in specialty matches. Go back and watch Orton vs. Foley’s hardcore match at Backlash 2004. If THIS is the Randy Orton that shows up, we are all in for a great show. If not, expect a typical mundane main event with the big boys. Judging on the direction of Orton & the authority, and the fact that Cena feuded with Lesnar a few times already, it leads to Orton winning.
Winner – Orton
Dolph Ziggler vs. Cesaro – IC Title
Mid card show stealer alert! Cesaro is fantastic, but I hope Dolph retains for the simple fact that the IC title needs to restore some title defense prestige. I do not think they would do another quick swap after doing that with the Miz and Ziggler. On top of that, does Cesaro really need a midcard title in order to head to the top?
Winner – Ziggler
Sheamus vs. The Miz – US Title
Ideally, Mizdow will somehow capture this title down the road. For now, it seems like Sheamus will retain. Do I expect a classic here? Absolutely not. I do expect further development of Mizdow though.
Winner – Sheamus
Brie Bella vs. Nikki Bella – Loser becomes assistant for a month
Well.. I would rather see this match at HIAC as opposed to taking a spot on Survivor Series. Just how they’re telling the story, it seems like Nikki has this one in the bag.
Winner – Nikki
Big Show vs. Rusev
This feud has been slightly better than I thought. Big show doesn’t need any sort of push, so ending Rusev’s streak would not only be foolish, but a complete waste. Lana will be there, so that’s a plus, right?
Winner – Rusev
AJ Lee vs. Paige – Divas Title
This is the only match I do not believe I have a full handle on. I am going to say AJ Lee will win. That being said, I do not feel that creative takes this title too seriously, so seeing Paige win it back would not surprise me.
Winner – AJ Lee
Gold/Stardust vs. Usos – Tag team titles
The Rhodes brothers will likely have a lengthy reign until a new tag team emerges. That could be through NXT, or the Dudleys possible rehiring, or a formation of a new main roster tag team. I see no detriment on them losing.
Winners – Goldust & Stardust
Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose – HIAC Match
This will likely be the best match of the night. Both of them have proven that they are not slowing down or shying away from the main event scene. I think Rollins needs the win more than Ambrose, but the fact that it looks like they will still have some near future altercations; it leads me to believe another story.
Winner – Dean Ambrose
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