Welcome to another edition of 3-Count, which breaks down the top three talking points of a particular event whether they were good or bad and examines what their importance was to not only that show, but WWE itself going forward.
Last night was WWE Hell in a Cell 2015, and while there were some good matches and some bad ones, I would have to say the three things that stood out to me as far as creating buzz were less the matches themselves and more the teases of what’s to come.
Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose – What’s Next?
After Roman Reigns defeated Bray Wyatt, there was a backstage segment where he was congratulated on his win by Dean Ambrose. It was quick and would have normally been nothing but an extraneous break in the action, if it weren’t for one thing.
They momentarily discussed that they have plans for what’s coming up next, but that they would get to that tomorrow. Of course, we’ll have to tune into Monday Night Raw to see exactly what they were talking about, but speculation’s fun, so let’s start tossing out some ideas, shall we?
The most likely candidate in my mind would be targeting Seth Rollins and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. They both have history with him and that feud was reignited with them tagging on last week’s Raw. Since Survivor Series is one of the bigger events of the year, could we see a triple threat between all three members of The Shield as the title match in the main event?
If it isn’t something that involves Rollins, are Ambrose and Reigns trying to get in contention for the Tag Team Championship against The New Day? Is there someone else that both of them have beef with that they need to squash similar to how the feud with The Wyatt Family is over with? For that matter, is that feud completely finished?
Alberto Del Riopen Challenge
We have a new United States champion in the returning Alberto Del Rio. Some fans may be super excited to see him back in the company and with a belt around his waist, eagerly anticipating who his next opponent will be. Others, such as myself, are not quite so pleased with the idea of seeing him wrestle again—least of all as a champion.
Still, whichever way the pendulum swings for you, both sides have to agree that there’s a certain level of curiousness about where things will go from here. Does Del Rio have a regular full-time contract with WWE or is he able to work other places similar to what Samoa Joe was doing for a while? What about his other obligations? Is Ricardo Rodriguez coming back or is Zeb Colter going to actually be his manager instead of a one night deal? Where’s the car?
Even if most of those questions aren’t answered in the next 24 hours, we should definitely have a better inclination about what’s to come and the direction of the United States Championship.
The Undertaker is Taken Over by The Wyatt Family
Easily the biggest story is The Undertaker’s abduction by The Wyatt Family. It seemed as though this feud was over and done with, but it just came roaring back. It’s unlikely we’ll get any true answers as to where The Phenom was taken or maybe not even necessarily why it happened, seeing as how Bray Wyatt likes to beat around the bush with his promos, but we can all sit back and try to guess the end result.
At the moment, I’m assuming this culminates in a 4-on-4 tag team match at WrestleMania where The Undertaker will team up with Kane and possibly Sting and another darker character, who for my money I’d love to see be Finn Balor, but this could go in all sorts of different ways. What if The Undertaker is brainwashed and joins their ranks rather than feuding with them? Did Brock Lesnar have anything to do with this? I doubt it, but stranger things have happened.
All in all, Hell in a Cell was a show that surpassed my expectations in some ways and definitely left me interested in what WWE has planned for November, at least in these three ways. What would you say are the 3 biggest talking points that you had on your mind from the event?
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