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    WWE Hell in a Cell 2016 Preview and Predictions

    It’s a cell full of hell.

    Giving their thoughts and predictions on what to expect from the PPV are members of the site @JoeyOnEarth, @TimWelcomed and @TomBlargh.

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    Cedric Alexander, Lince Dorado and Sin Cara vs. Tony Nese, Drew Gulak and Ariya Daivari on the kick off show

    Joey:

    The cruiserweight division has been okay. Cedric Alexander and Rich Swann have been the most exciting stars. Tony Nese, Drew Gulak and Ariya Daivari feel like the jobber unit of the division. Cedric’s team is pretty cool here. Sin Cara and Lince Dorado looked good in that tag match a few weeks ago. Good choice for a pre-show match, but I wish Swann was involved.

    Interest Level: 7/10
    Prediction: Team Cedric wins.

    Tim:

    For a division that gets different ring ropes every time they wrestle and came fresh off one of the best tournaments I’ve ever seen, the Cruiserweight Division has been pretty underwhelming. Cedric Alexander is a top-tier wrestler so I’m always excited to see him do his thing. Tony Nese looks alright once every six months or so. Gulak can either be really boring or really good but he will always wear that garbage jacket to the ring, so I don’t know what to think. This should be a fun pre-show match but we’ll just have to see. There have been numerous cruiserweight matches on Raw that I would have put money on being good beforehand only to lose that money and my big ass boat.

    Interest Level: 4/10
    Prediction: Alexander and The Lucha Cats win and then form a band.

    Tom:

    I made a face when I saw this match and I’m not sure why! Like, I GUESS this is why we have the cruiserweight lads, to have fun, meaningless matches with flips and Drew Gulak’s terrible jacket? I just wish we could do a little better. Also, where’s Rich Swann? People actually seem to like him.

    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: Cedric and pals win.

    Bayley vs. Dana Brooke

    Joey:

    Dana Brooke may very well be the worst wrestler in the world but in a good way. Bayley clearly needs the win here. The Survivor Series team match will help prolong her eventual build to the WrestleMania title shot against Sasha Banks and/or Charlotte.

    Interest Level: 3/10 (Sorry, Bayley.)
    Prediction: Bayley wins.

    Tim:

    I get a big kick out of watching Dana Brooke do anything but I’d rather watch Bayley wrestle anyone else on a big event. We like to have fun here but I prefer good matches to having a laugh. Heck, I like good matches that make me laugh a lot too but those don’t happen often at all. Bayley has to go over here. It has been a rough month for everyone on Raw but especially Bayley. She took a clean L from Brooke when she messed up the cheating finish and then got “boring” chants thrown at the segment she was in the next week. That is wild stuff to happen to one of the best and none of it should really fall on her shoulders. Hopefully she gets into a good feud next month. This one was a huge miscalculation.

    Interest Level: 1/10
    Prediction: Bayley wins.

    Tom:

    HELL YEAH, DANA BROOKE. I wish Dana had the “I’m not like most girls” theme song, except it should be expanded to be “I’m not like most people” because I don’t think there’s anyone else on the planet like Brookesy. Almost everything she does makes me laugh and I am excited to see what she does.

    P.S. Yes, I feel bad for Bayley too, but at least we get to see Dana being crazy.

    Interest Level: 5/10
    Prediction: Bayley wins.

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    WWE Hell in a Cell 2015 Preview and Predictions

    Also known as No Mercy 2002.

    Giving their thoughts and predictions on what to expect from the PPV are members of the site @JoeyOnEarth, @TimWelcomed and @TomBlargh.

    Cesaro, Neville and Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus, King Barrett and Rusev on the pre-show

    Joey:

    I’ll be honest and admit I tuned out when these six had their match together on Raw this week so at least it will be kinda new to me. I still can’t be too excited about it. They basically have rotating singles matches every week. I’m sure it will be fun on the pre-show. Glad to see Neville and Cesaro doing something.

    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: Cesaro, Neville and the other guy win.

    Tim:

    I’m highly displeased with the product lately. It’s been hard to watch but I DO watch it because I’m a real fan. This is a match I’ve already seen and I’m good on not seeing it again. There are a million better things Cesaro, Neville, and Rusev could be doing.

    Interest Level: 3/10
    Prediction: Sheamus, King Barrett, and Rusev win.

    Tom:

    This is exactly the same match from Raw. Why is this here?

    Interest Level: 4/10
    Prediction: What’s going on?

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    Hell In A Cell 2014 Preview and Predictions

    It’s time for hell in Hell In A Cell.

    Giving their thoughts and predictions on what to expect from the PPV are members of the site @JoeySplashwater, @TimWelcomed and @TomBlargh.

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    Dolph Ziggler vs. Cesaro in 2 out of 3 Falls Match for the Intercontinental Championship

    Joey:

    The match should be good but it’s hard to care about the outcome. If I had to explain either of their characters or objectives right now, I’d have no idea what to say other than Ziggler is a terrible tweeter.

    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: Dolph Ziggler wins.

    Tim:

    These two are some of the best in-ring performers that WWE has and they have pretty good chemistry. I don’t really have a reason to be invested in this feud and that greatly subtracts from what could be an entertaining match. It’s just there. It comes off like creative would forget about it and just threw it together as filler every time these two would do something leading up to this.

    Another thing that subtracts from my excitement and interest is the stipulation. Two out of three falls is a really good idea for a main event match or any match that gets enough time and has two superb wrestlers. These midcard matches aren’t built for that and usually have to speed up the falls to accommodate it. This leaves the competitor’s endurance not really fitting in with the rest of the card. There are these big leaps in logic and psychology to get these three pinfalls in so fast.

    I’m not saying it can not be done in a short time correctly. Maybe these two can come up with something different and smart. Maybe I’m nitpicking but it’s usually very jarring and takes away from my immersion into the match. If anything it will be a solid bout. Cesaro is god-like and Ziggler is great when he’s wrestling.

    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: Dolph Ziggler wins.

    Tom:

    I haven’t watched more than about half an hour of Raw a week for a while now, so it’s hard to work up the effort to have opinions on this show. I like Cesaro a bunch and Ziggler is probably the best wrestler who I have a complete lack of interest in. I don’t know why this is 2 out of 3 falls but it could be decent???? RIGHT????????

    Interest Level: 6/10
    Prediction: Dolph Ziggler wins.

    Sheamus vs. The Miz w/Damien Mizdow for the United States Championship

    Joey:

    Damien Sandow is the best thing on WWE TV by a mile. I think him getting a pinfall victory on RAW was to set the stage that he could beat Sheamus but Miz can’t. Sandow will accidentally cost Miz the match and do many more entertaining things.

    Interest Level: 8/10
    Prediction: Sheamus wins.

    Tim:

    One of the few entertaining parts of watching wrestling right now is Damien Sandow. Weird thing? I have no interest in this match. I see them starting to set-up Miz vs Sandow after this as there have been hints toward it and seems like the natural progression here. I’m thinking The Miz (who is not good, by the way) somehow pulls the win out here. The match itself will be bland and Damien Sandow will distract from that.

    Interest Level: 5/10
    Prediction: The Miz wins.

    Tom:

    Save.Us_5and0w. Sheamus is plenty good but Miz is Miz. I can’t imagine it’ll go long, and yes, the sooner Sandow breaks away from Miz to be amazing by himself, the better.

    Interest Level: 5/10
    Prediction: Sheamus wins.

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    This Or That (10/7/2014)

    Everybody loves binary decisions, especially wrestling fans! In This Or That, we’ve forced ourselves to choose between two options that relate to wrestling.

    Over four questions, @TimWelcomed, @JoeySplashwater and @TomBlargh will have to choose one of two options and give their reasoning on each of their choices. You can then vote on which one you’d choose, giving you the false impression that you’re somehow involved and we care about your opinion chance to join the conversation!

    Before we start, here’s last week‘s results:

    Who will face Seth Rollins in the Cell?

    Dean Ambrose – 76%, John Cena – 24%

    Who will retire first?

    Big Show – 75%, Kane – 25%

    Which product would you rather try first?

    DDP Yoga – 58%, JR’s BBQ sauce – 42%

    Who reigns supreme?

    Beyoncé – 51%, Rihanna – 49%

    Better Hell In A Cell Match: Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker or Mankind vs. Undertaker?

    With Hell In A Cell in two weeks, which early Cell match did you like more?

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    Tim:

    Both are memorable matches in their own ways but no Hell In A Cell match tops the storytelling of the Shawn Michaels vs The Undertaker match. From the big stuff, such as it being the first Hell In A Cell, to the small intricacies, like the narrative of the chair being used in this feud culminating here, all being superbly intertwined and exploding to life thanks to the out-of-this-world chemistry and talent of The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels.

    The way these two can always strike a genuine emotion by a simple move or a facial expression is amazing. I also think it’s something special to have the debut of Kane which was pretty big at the time. It’s always nice to see two storylines unfolding at once without being too much. So… umm… yeah. I’d say I like this match more than the Undertaker vs Mankind match, which wasn’t bad by (hardly) any means.

    Shawn Michaels vs The Undertaker

    Joey:

    Both are classics but I lean towards Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker. Shawn Michaels from 1996-1997 was on another level from any wrestler I’ve ever seen aside from the last few years of Daniel Bryan. That match was an emotional roller coaster that ended with the debut of Kane, which was a big deal at the time. You got to see two stories unfold, a classic match between two of the greats and it was the FIRST time you ever saw The Hell In A Cell cage so it just holds a special place in my little ol’ wrestling heart.

    Shawn Michaels vs. Undertaker

    Tom:

    While the first is objectively the better match, the second is one of those few spectacles in wrestling that I don’t think will ever be matched. It’s also the match that got me back into wrestling as a teenager, so as much as I like the HBK / Undertaker Hell In A Cell, I’ve got too much tied into the Mankind / Undertaker one to put anything above it.

    Mankind vs. Undertaker

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