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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- Kick off Show – Alicia Fox vs Sasha Banks
Keri: I’m indifferent about this match. In fact I will probably be doing my weekly meal prep during it. If I’m not then I’m going to be wondering when Balor vs Styles is going to start.
Prediction: Sasha wins.
Teddy: I like Alicia fox she is a great wrestler and her gimmick is hilarious. Sasha has been falling off for me lately.
Prediction: Clever like a fox picks up a win
Cece: I didn’t even know this was a thing, to be honest. Kind of don’t care. However, Fox has been around a while and she deserves some love.
Prediction: WWE will continue to screw over people who put in work and are never recognized, so, I see Sasha taking the win.
Kent: The thing is, this is actually a solid match up that I enjoy. This actually is a good card, just weak compared to what it could have been. I am positive that Foxy is built up to be the next to eat defeat at the hands of Asuka. Still, give them 12-14 minutes please. Prediction: Crazy like a Fox
- Cedric Alexander & Rich Swann vs THE Brian Kendrick & Gentleman Jack
Keri: I’m enjoying heel Gentleman Jack. This match will be good and I’m looking forward to watching it. It will be a good warm up for Balor vs. Styles later.
Prediction: The Brian Kendrick and Gentleman Jack
Teddy: Cedric has been looking amazing lately and is one of the reasons I’ve been paying attention to the cruisierweights. On the other had brian kendrick and Jack have never disappointed me.
Prediction: Cedric carries Rich Swann to the dance party after they win.
Cece: I honestly don’t really care about this match either, considering I don’t really watch much 205 and I missed this week’s RAW. However, I do love the team of Kendrick and Gallagher. Should be fun.
Kent: This could be the best pure match of the night. I have really high hopes, but i also feel this could be an absolute boring, dull affair. I hope that these guys own the night with a spectacular showing given 17-20 minutes.
- Asuka vs Emma
Keri: I’m going to quote a wise man’s entrance music and say Emma has no chance no chance in hell.
Prediction: Asuka is going to kill you
Teddy: #giveemmaanL because Asuka is gonna fuck her up
Prediction: No one is ready for Asuka
Cece: Asuka is back, baby! I am excited to see her return, however, it won’t last long. Asuka will kill Emma.
Prediction: Literally, nobody is ready for Asuka!
Kent: Squash match alert. Emma is going to destroy Asuka in 92 seconds.
- Women’s Championship Match – Alexa Bliss vs Mickie James
Keri: Ok here what I predict for the next 6 months for the RAW women’s title. I’m hoping that this is what happens. Mickie wins the belt at TLC but the feud with Bliss continues and there is a rematch. Mickie retains in said match and carries the belt into Mania. At Mania she faces Asuka in a career vs championship match, where she loses. Then the following year, Mickie is inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Prediction: Mickie wins
Teddy: Mickie needs love. They’ve got lots of ground to cover in order to make up for the “fat” and “old” angles they threw her up against. Seriously I thought WWE “cared” about women’s wrestling.
Prediction: Mickie gets the win but not the belt.
Cece: Honestly, this is a pointless match. However, I am very much over Bliss. Someone else needs the title. Although, I don’t think it should be Mickie James, per say. Nia Jax should have been next in line.
Prediction: Bliss retains.
Kent: Asuka needs to be kept away from Bliss til Mania. Bliss and Mickie could feud until the end of the year. Mickie should get the win and title here to support her decision to return, give her the rub and let Alexa get her win back in December perhaps. Also, why is this the only picture without the TLC background? Somebody is getting fired.
Prediction: Mickie James wins the belt.
- Cruiserweight Championship Match – Kalisto vs Enzo Amore
Keri: I don’t care about this match. I will wondering the entire time when Styles vs Balor is starting.
Prediction: Enzo wins, I guess.
Teddy: I love they gave Kalisto the title but not at the expense of Neville leaving the WWE. On a lighter note who knew getting jobbed to Braun and tossed in a dumpster would lead to a title run….oh and enzo’s there
Prediction: More nut punting but Enzo gets caught this time.
Cece: Another pointless match. Enzo is getting on my 10th nerve. Like, why did WWE punish him by taking him down a peg and then just hand him the title? Stupid. Kalisto will hopefully kick his ass again.
Prediction: Kalisto squashes Enzo.
Kent: I am telling you, Enzo is going to impress you with how much he has grown in the ring. I know, I know. Trust me, he is going to have a match that makes you pay attention. Also, he needs that belt back so he can feud with Mustafa. Prediction: Enzo cheats to win.
- Finn Balor vs AJ Styles (Bray is out with viral meningitis)
Keri: It is no secret that I’m a huge New Japan and Bullet Club fan. I mean my favorite wrestler is Kenny Omega, the current leader of the Bullet Club. We have two former leaders of the Bullet Club in the same match. A match that you would not have seen in New Japan since Balor was leaving as AJ was coming into the promotion. I can’t wait for this match. In fact, when I heard it was happening I said I will force myself to stay awake for this match because I must see it. This match I assure you will be a wrestling clinic. Match of the night if not match of the year. This is going to be amazing.
Prediction: Balor will get the win because this is a RAW show. But you know who really wins us the fans. Now someone give me a one sweet.
Teddy: Since Bray is out I am a lot more pumped for this match! It’s a NJPW wetdream.
Prediction: With Bray out I’m going with Balor club on this one
Cece: I honestly don’t know how I feel with this one just yet. It is 2 of the greats in one ring, so, I am excited in that aspect. However, it is a brand crossover, there is where I get iffy. I mean, I don’t quite understand what is going on here. But, WWE has been kind of on my shit list the last month anyway. Hoping this match will amaze and astonish.
Prediction: Balor needs a good, solid, win. He deserves so much better than he’s given.
Kent: This is a huge dilemma for me. This will be a solid match, and the best match that Finn has had in WWE, but make no mistake of it, it doesn’t mean that he’s great in the ring. Only Jinder Mahal can have a bad match with AJ Styles. With that said, I am pissed that I am missing out on the car wreck that was to be, in the Demon vs Abigail match up. This match-up is an absolute downgrade for me. Both guys had recently acknowledged that they felt like they had started clicking together in the ring, which meant something interesting was due. Honestly, I am glad that I am watching Walking Dead because now I won’t feel so bad about missing this one if it’s not on prior to 8. Oh, and one last thing, fuck Japan and their bullshit wrestling. Yup, I’m in the minority, but I don’t enjoy it. I’m sick of the stiff shots and unnecessary risks.
Prediction: Finn will win which will make this match even worse for me. Fuck that.
- TLC Match – Kurt Angle, Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose vs The Miz, Sheasaro, Braun Strowman, & Kane (Roman is out with viral meningitis)
Keri: This match for me will have a lot to live up to after Styles vs Balor. But it has Kurt Angle so that is something. This will be a good match.
Prediction: 2/3rds of the Shield and Kurt Angle win
Teddy: OMFG I’m so fucking pumped to see Kurt wrestle again! That being said the whole roman being out changes everything in the match dynamic wise. I feel since Angle is coming back Shield will pick it up
Prediction: Kurt Angle will break the Miz’s ankle
Cece: Another really random change. Although I am happy to see Angle come back to wrestle, I still think this is awfully random. There’s no way they’ll bring Angle back to lose. He’s just that loved. But then again, they’ve been known to bring greats in to eat the pin.
Prediction: still think Shield will take the win.
Kent: Well, I should be pumped for Kurt’s return. I know I should be. The WWE made a HUGE mistake in putting him in. Kurt deserves the huge Angle of having his return mean something. Not something slapped together on a Friday. Kane also deserved better, but that was acceptable because he came out from under the ring. I know people are going to be pumped, but it is short term thinking. They should have just pulled a guy like Randy, or gave us Shinsuke vs Finn and put AJ in with The Shield. That would have made the most sense. No, let’s put in old ass Kurt in a TLC match. We like Japanese wrestling! See the fucking correlation? Nobody is thinking about the safety in these matches. It’s instant gratification at it’s worse and I am not happy about it.
Prediction: Braun pins Kurt and hurts him leading to Jason Jordan wanting revenge.
- Which title is more likely to change hands?
Teddy: Cruiserweight since the only other title is the women’s title up for grabs that night.
Cece: Not sure. Don’t care.
- Do you expect anybody else to get involved in the TLC match?
Keri: Nope. I’m watching for Styles vs Balor
Teddy: Miztourage will interfere. Or maybe the Goodbrothers
Cece: Probably no one. Unless Roman somehow gets better.
Kent: Authors of Pain because there are no DQ’s in this match. No idea why they can’t just add guys to this match as it goes.
- Most anticipated match?
Keri: Styles vs Balor. Bullet Club 4 life. Now goodbye (mwah) and good night (bang).
Teddy: Asuka vs Emma because I miss seeing Asuka 🙁 *update* Kurt Angle coming back makes me so hyped for it! Sorry Asuka boo <3
Cece: Not too sure honestly. Probably Kurt’s return.
Kent: TLC I guess, just to see Kane and Braun with weapons.
- Least anticipated match?
Keri: Enzo vs Kalisto
Teddy: Sasha vs Alicia now
Cece: Enzo and Kalisto.
Kent: Finn vs AJ because I already know that this will validate Finn in dumbass mother fucker’s minds. He’s not that good. Just remember, I warned you that this will happen.