WWE Hell In A Cell 2018 Preview And Predictions - Triple Threat POV | Smark Out Moment

WWE Hell In A Cell 2018 Preview And Predictions - Triple Threat POV

Posted by Robert DeFelice Thursday, September 13, 2018
Welcome to another edition of Triple Threat from Smark Out Moment, where three of us get together to discuss three questions based on one big topic going down in the week of professional wrestling.

This week, Robert DeFelice, Jordan Chaffiotte, and Ross K. Foad will be giving their thoughts on what may happen at the 2018 WWE Hell In A Cell spectacular!

We're going straight to hell! Who will survive? Roman? Braun? Our collective sanity? Let's discuss…

Question 1: Becky Lynch gets her one-on-one championship match against Charlotte. What have you thought about the build to this feud and who do you think wins here?

CHAFFIOTTE: Loved it. Love everything about it. I don't really care who's the heel and who's the face. Becky can be a bad guy, I'm still going to cheer her. Who among us hasn't worked harder and done more just to watch someone else get what we believe is ours? When that happened, we smiled graciously, because in the real world, you can't just punch that person in the face. But this isn't the real world, this is wrestling, and dammit if that didn't feel cathartic. I see Becky going over here, the heat is just right, any further and we risk undoing ourselves. If they get the cell (Give. Them. The. Cell.) it for sure benefits Becky and her pluckiness. Have her win and defend in a brutal and intense match at Evolution. Let her prove she can beat Charlotte Flair one on one. That's the only way to move this forward and make Charlotte remotely believable as an underdog.

FOAD: This is a hard one to call. Charlotte really is not the type to be a transitional champion, but the emotional story being built from Becky’s frustrations lends itself to her being the victor. I like Becky, but am not into her being champion as much as most people are. While her annoyance at Charlotte getting herself into the title picture is understandable, everything beyond it just feels like sour grapes. Charlotte fairly won her number one contender’s spot, and fairly won at SummerSlam. Yes, a title win for Becky is a long time coming, but nothing Flair has done makes me feel that she has gotten that title unfairly. With Evolution around the corner, my money is on Flair.

DeFELICE: Becky Lynch is everything. People are so behind her right now and I really hope that they don't force a specific crowd response because they're not going to get it. Becky Lynch is by far the most underrated female on the main roster right now as far as in ring talent is concerned and I'm hoping and praying that these two are allowed to have the match that I think they can but I also see the way this is being booked directly into Super Showdown and I feel like we're just getting the female version of AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura and as good as those matches should have been, they weren't. I think Becky wins it here and gets a massive pop while doing so. Charlotte will probably win the title bank at Evolution.

Question 2: Jeff Hardy and Randy Orton will finally settle their differences inside of the Hell In A Cell structure. What do you expect to see out of this clash of icons?

DeFELICE: The Hell in a Cell match has been on Jeff Hardy's bucket list for a long time now and for that reason that I think WWE allowed this match to be held inside the cell instead of some that might be more deserving. Be that as it may, I like Jeff Hardy and Randy Orton's chemistry together and I'm going into this match with full nostalgia glasses on. I was at the Royal Rumble in 2008 when these two fought over the WWE championship and I always felt like their feud was slightly underrated. I expect the closest thing that you will ever see to a classic Hell in a Cell match in 2018 and I definitely expect Hardy to make a stupid jump allowing Randy Orton to get the win.

FOAD: I find it astonishing that a daredevil like Jeff Hardy has never been in a Hell in a Cell. I guess it is because he wrestled in the time that it was only ever used for a very special occasion. Even so, you would have thought he was an easy contender for a spot. In regards to the match itself? It is almost inevitable that, despite reports of Jeff being in a bad way, he is going to Swanton off the top off that Cell or do something else that he really should not. Guaranteed. I want Hardy to win, but am leaning on the likelihood of it being Orton.

CHAFFIOTTE: Oh this is awkward. I've been skipping these matches because they freak me out. Here's what I don't want to see: I don't want to see any ear pulling, I don't want to see any gentle face paint removal, I don't wanna see Randy Orton be vaguely sexual in any way. If we don't do that, I'm good. I think someone will jump off a cell. Probably Jeff. That's cool, I guess.

Question 3: Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns will go to war inside Hell In A Cell. With the roller coaster ride that this booking has been, who do you see walking out with the Big Red? (Universal Championship)

FOAD: If a Hell in a Cell is used to keep people out, you can guarantee that they will get in. The Shield will find a way, but then they will no doubt also have to fend off Dolph Ziggler and Drew too. However, as a result of Braun Strowman turning heel and Dolph and Drew winning the tag belts, I have a feeling that Roman will walk out the victor. I could very easily see an angle where The Shield holds all the Raw gold. Also, would we really go through 4 years of build only to have Roman lose it after a month? I think no

DeFELICE: In short, I'm so disconnected and indifferent towards this. Aligning Braun with Drew and Dolph was sheer laziness in my eyes. It would have been more enjoyable had they just realigned the Wyatt Family if they were so intent on having a stable versus stable rivalry. Braun Strowman doesn't fit with them and it just makes everybody look piss poor in the process. I think they will have a great match. I don't think the cell structure Will Survive both of these matches because I see Jeff jumping off of the cage and one of these two men going through the actual structure. I think Roman wins here and we won't get anything new until at least Survivor Series, so maybe Braun can actually get a pity run between now and then.

CHAFFIOTTE: Not the WWE Universe AMIRIGHT?? Well, maybe it won't be that bad. I just don't understand the face/heel dynamic going on here and I don't like it when I don't connect to the story. Let's get this straight, Braun is good (kinda jerk but good) for saying he'd cash in after Roman vs Balor. Then when he does exactly that, the Shield come out and team up on him because Roman couldn't take him, and they're the GOOD guys? So instead of just letting the Shield do Shield heel things, Braun's somehow the heel in all of this, even though he set up the cash-in match weeks ahead, and needs goons? GOONS. Really? What are we even doing here WWE? He'll probably fail his cash in because what else can they do? Do better next time, WWE.

Those are our thoughts on the issue, but where do you stand?
Let us know your answers to these questions in the comments below!

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THIS POST WRITTEN BY: ROBERT DEFELICE

Robert DeFelice is a journalist and marketing student. You can follow him on Twitter, Instagram as well as his apparel website Time Killer Apparel and his pro wrestling blog PandemoniuMania.

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