Welcome to 9 Deuce’s preview of the 2017 Hell In A cell event. Let’s face it, the card looks good on paper, but when that happens, it rarely lives up to it’s potential. Joining me in my circle of negativity are Keri, Cece, and Teddy. We should get at least a match of the year candidate out of this event….we hope.
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- American Beta vs Hype Bros
Keri: You know who would be great in this match instead of the Hype Bros. Breezedango.
Pick: American Beta
Teddy: is their name really American beta? If so I feel bad for them…
Prediction: Shelton Benjamin will Carry this match and hype bros will be butt hurt about it.
Cece: Of course Hype Bros will lose. Duh.
Kent: I would say that this has to be the easiest match of the night to pick. Hype Bros are in a breaking up storyline and American Beta is still in the midst of establishing itself.
Prediction: American Beta after Zack screws up
- Charlotte vs Natty for SD Women’s Championship
Keri: What is it with the Smackdown writers and not properly building up a women’s match? I don’t care about this match at all. Fashion Files. Now there is something I care about.
Teddy: Charlotte needs a decent push and Natty just isn’t cutting it as a top heel champion. Rousey doesn’t have a contract yet so it seems like a great place for a carmella cash in.
Prediction: either Carmella cashes in or cause for Natty to win via DQ
Cece: We all know Charlotte deserves the win, however, I think since she just came back, Natty will hold on to the title for a bit longer.
Prediction: Natty Ice
Kent: YAAAWWWWWN. Don’t know, don’t care.
Prediction: Ronda Arousme will distract Charlotte and cost her the match and while Natalya is watching, Carmella won’t cash in if Ronda is there because WWE can’t have her steal the spotlight from female Naitch. If Ronda isn’t there, expect a cash in by Carmella.
- Shinsuke Nakamura vs Jinder Mahal for SD Blue Belt
Keri: I hate Mahal as champ. He has been the worst champ we have had in a long time. It’s not entirely his fault but still he’s pretty awful.
Pick: Nakamura wins because we really need to get the belt off Mahal
Teddy: Mahal also is failing as a champ. He hasn’t had a clean win as champion ever. People are getting sick of the Singh bro’s interference and Shinsuke is still Hella over
Prediction: Shinsuke should win but WWE sucks Mahal’s dick…Singh bro’s get involved…….again
Cece: Meh. I mean, I love Nakamura and I think he has a good chance at getting the belt. Jinder has had it for way too long. However, I see the WWE teasing us and having Jinder retain by a shitty DQ move.
Prediction: Nakamura wins by DQ, Jinder retains.
Kent: YAWWNNNNNN. Don’t care. Shinsuke hasn’t really been booked in this feud, not poorly or properly, but just not booked. Jinder has had the upper hand almost exclusively. So is this finally the night that WWE says enough is enough? Probably not, but I will be optimistic.
Prediction: Shinsuke because this nightmare has to end at some point, right?
- Randy Orton vs Rusev
Keri: I like what they have been doing lately with Rusev since he returned from his post Summerslam hiatus. It’s like they are given him the opportunity to be himself and it works. Also, I expect Aiden to play a role in this match. I just don’t know what role he will play.
Pick: Rusev wins
Teddy: I’m loving Rusev lately and since his boo is doing her own thing he could really use some momentum. I am an avid Orton fan but please god give Rusev the win.
Prediction: Rusev wins via distraction from mediocre singer Aiden English
Cece: I don’t really care about this feud, however, I do like the entertainment from Aiden English. I think Rusev needs a push, though.
Prediction: Randy wins again, but it goes further for a longer build.
Kent: For a lower end feud, this has been fun. I like seeing Aiden and Rusev get some shine. Randy is ready to turn heel ASAP. I think he needs to put these guys over first and then set his sights on the new champ, Shinsuke and eventually AJ.
Prediction: Rusev crush!!!!!
- Bobby Roode vs Dolph Ziggler
Keri: This match has the potential to be dare I say it glorious. Both guys match up well. Also, I predicted this match weeks ago so right now I’m giddy about being right about something.
Pick: Ziggler wins. I know I changed my prediction from what I said on the podcast.
Teddy: Roode’s first WWE PPV. He is gonna win. They like to job Ziggler to the new guys and I am expecting no different.
Prediction: Roode will hit the Glorious DDT and make Ziggler look stupid
Cece: This match will be GLORIOUS! Honestly, we have needed something for Dolph to do for a hot minute now. He’s been teasing us with his getups and entrances. I’ve loved it. I’m anxious to see them square up.
Prediction: Bobby with the win, to piss of Dolph and to get hype from WWE Universe.
Kent: Traditional booking says that Bobby needs to win his first PPV match on WWE. What rub is to be had when Dolph hasn’t been relevant since last November? Dolph can cheat to win and continue this feud that has a lot of potential. I know I am gonna be proven wrong, but I have to book smartly, unlike WWE.
Prediction: Dolph Ziggler with the greatest entrance ever….I hope
- Aj Styles vs Baron Corbin for the US Championship
Keri: Honestly, I could careless about this match. And I hate saying that about something involving AJ. This would have been a little more intriguing if they added Tye to this match but maybe that’s something for the future.
Pick: Corbin. Only because I picked Shinsuke in the other match and damn it I want the build for my Styles-Nakamura dream match before there is another brand shakeup.
Teddy: this match is boring since it’s not a triple threat match (when is Tye’s time damnit!) Corbin looks to take the title.
Prediction: Corbin finally cuts the Right Corner
Cece: The most stupidly booked match of the night. I am so over Baron. They need to re-do his character. He needs more personality and a better story.
Prediction: AJ will win because… well, he’s AJ.
Kent: Baron shouldn’t win this right now. Crybaby Baron is great. Prolong this a bit and have Tye involved. I think this is the night that they give Baron a belt, but I would hold off one more month and allow Baron to get back to where he was in July. It’s like, something bad happened in August, but I can’t recall anything.
Prediction: Baron wins because it’s the wrong time to do it.
- HIAC: Shane McMahon vs Kevin Owens
Keri: I’ve enjoyed KO the past few weeks. He has been killing on the mic as of late. The match should be good because we usually don’t see Shane in something mediocre. I expect some really good spots and I expect Shane to jump off something.
Pick: Shane because pissed off KO is best KO
Teddy: Who’s ready to see Shane fall off of shit? I know I am! Shane should take this and finally set KO off the deep end. Bring back Fight Owens Fight and stop this whole coward shit they’ve been running.
Prediction: the WWE universe wins because this match is Hype AF. Also shane lol
Cece: I like this feud. It took a lot of build up and I think it has kept a lot of us on our toes.
Prediction: Match will be long and hard fought, Shane will jump off something high, and I call Shane for the win because it’s not a title shot and who doesn’t love Shane O’Mac?
Kent: I expect a good match, some backstage chicanery, and a big spot at some point. I fully expect Sami to get involved at some point. Sami should remain a face. Sami should win the Royal Rumble and KO should be the champ for Mania, but I am willing to bet Russ’ left nut that AJ wins the rumble and takes on Shinsuke at Mania because that would be huge as well. So with that in mind…..
Prediction: Shane wins, KO beats him down after the match and Sami interferes and appears to help KO, and then we get a supergroup with them and the Ascension all in red and black.
- HIAC: New Day vs The Usos for the Smackdown Tag Team Championship
Keri: This will be match of the night. I calling it now. Why? Because everything leading up to this match has made me believe that it will be.
Pick: The New Day retain
Teddy: I think Shane and KO will steal MoTN but this will be a close second. I love new day and it’s clear they wont turn heel soon.
Prediction: IT’S A NEW DAY YES IT IS!
Cece: I want this to be a damn all out war between both sides. These guys have been going at this for so long now and have built up such a strong chemistry.
Prediction: I say New Day retains.
Kent: This should be the best match on the card, and these guys are going to go all out to make this memorable. I hope that they get the final match of the night. I don’t want any interference, no nonsense, just a great match. I am curious which New Day member is left out. I am guessing Xavier will be unless Kofi isn’t 100% healed.
Prediction: The Uso’s win after Xavier turns heel because he was left out of the match.
- Will they have the HIAC matches spaced out on the card or next to each other?
Keri: Probably back to back. You don’t want to keep lowering and raising a structure like that. It takes too much time.
Teddy: definitely back to back, unless the structure is damaged then they may space it out to repair it before the next match takes place
Cece: They should be spaced out, but, they may keep them one after another.
Kent: I think that they will be the final 2 matches of the night.
- What will be match of the night?
Keri: Tag team match
Teddy: Shane vs KO is closely followed by TND vs Usos
Cece: Honestly, I’m hoping for Roode/Zigler to be great and Shane/Kev.
Kent: I can see downsides to every match having something silly, except for one. Sometimes the obvious answer is also the right one. Tag Team title match is my answer, but I wouldn’t be shocked is the KO or Dolph match steals the show.
- What will be the worst match of the night, better known as the Charlotte Flair Award?
Keri: Toss up between the Women’s match and Jinder-Shinsuke.
Teddy: Worst match will be Mahal v Nakamura. Because theyre gonna copy and past the last how many matches Jinder has been in.
Cece: Hey now. I love me some Charlotte. However, I do think either the women’s match or the beginning tag team match.
Kent: Women, no doubt. It shouldn’t be as long as Jinder’s, but Shinsuke is fun to watch at the very least. If the answer ends up not being one of these 2 matches, I will be a saaaaad panda.
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