With Clash of Champions in the books, we look forward to WWE Hell in a Cell 2020 on October 25 and see exactly how the full match card might turn out.
WWE Hell in a Cell 2020 is just under four weeks away, which means it’s time to take a look forward and see how that event could come together. WWE Clash of Champions 2020 has come and gone, and amazingly we didn’t see a single new champion crowned.
While I’m sure some are already gearing up to yell that Jeff Hardy was WWE’s recognized Intercontinental Champion going into the match, this is slander and I continue to insist that Sami Zayn retained the title he never lost. Even if you were to argue the WWE side of things that Zayn is technically a “new” champion based on the recognized company championship lineage, he’s not exactly a new face for that title and feels more like a reset to before his temporary absence.
Meanwhile, the rest of the champions who walked in with gold also walked out carrying those same titles. Considering the amount of contests the show hosted that were ultimately rematches from WWE Payback or SummerSlam, some fans are no doubt clamoring for something truly new and to move on from some of these increasingly stale rivalries.
Fortunately, salvation is on the horizon as WWE has confirmed the return of their annual draft. The 2020 WWE Draft will start on October 9th during that night’s episode of SmackDown, and it will conclude on October 12th during that night’s episode of WWE Raw.
We don’t yet have confirmation of exactly how the WWE NXT brand will factor into the 2020 WWE Draft, but we can at the very least assume one or two names from NXT will find their way to Raw or SmackDown, as we’ve seen in recent years. On top of that, WWE NXT is set for their own potential landscape shift this Sunday at NXT TakeOver: 31.
At NXT TakeOver: 31, we already know at least three of the brand’s four championships will be on the line. The fourth, the NXT Tag Team Championship, charted a course to crown a team of number one contenders last week that could culminate this Wednesday and find that title opportunity taking place at NXT TakeOver: 31.
With all of this potential for change on the horizon, WWE Hell in a Cell 2020 may look very different than much of what we’ve seen in recent months. Looking back at past iterations of the event, it almost always has one match during the Kickoff Show and a main card of 7 or 8 matches.
Of those 7 or 8 matches on the main card, there’s almost always been two taking place inside the structure known as Hell in a Cell. Only two of the past 11 Hell in a Cell events (2009, 2016) had three of that match in a single night, and one of the past 11 Hell in a Cell events (2012) only had a single Hell in a Cell Match.
With that precedent in mind, this potential card for WWE Hell in a Cell 2020 boasts nine matches in total. It also has eight championship matches and two contests taking place inside Hell in a Cell.