WWE Hell in a Cell 2020 will take place on October 25, 2020, at 7 p.m. E.T./4 p.m. P.T., live on the WWE Network.
WWE Hell in a Cell 2020 only has three matches booked: (1) Roman Reigns (c) vs. Jey Uso for the Universal Championship in an ‘I Quit’ Hell in a Cell match, (2) Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Championship in a Hell in a Cell match, and (3) Bayley (c) vs. Sasha Banks for the SmackDown Women’s Championship in a Hell in a Cell match. The following will provide other matches that could be added to the card on this week’s go-home shows.
5.) Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax (c) vs. Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke [Women’s Tag Team Championships]
Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax already defeated Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan to retain the Women’s Tag Team Championships. Their next challenge seems to be Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke, who have not lost a tag match since joining the red brand. Although all three of their victories were only against Natalya and Lana, there is no other tag team left to battle Baszler and Jax.
Clearly, Rose and Brooke’s rapid-fire momentum as of late would position them as number one contenders for the Women’s Tag Team Championships. However, expect their momentum to falter when stakes are raised in a championship match at WWE Hell in a Cell 2020 because the WWE seem pretty sold on the makeshift yet dynamic duo of Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax.
Prediction: Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax
4.) Street Profits (c) vs. Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler [SmackDown Tag Team Championships]
Due to the champion’s advantage, Street Profits retained the SmackDown Tag Team Championships against Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler on the most recent episode of SmackDown. This inconclusive finish has planted the seeds (or skittles?) for a championship rematch at WWE Hell in a Cell 2020, where Roode and Ziggler will very likely pick up the belts.
Roode and Ziggler have never won the SmackDown Tag Team Championships, and Street Profits have held the tag team championships for almost seven months now. With Survivor Series coming up, all of the tag team champions are currently babyface (i.e. The New Day, Breezango, and the Street Profits). It would be unorthodox for WWE to book a triple threat match amongst faces.
The WWE has a proclivity to book at least one heel tag team champion for that triple threat match. Since The New Day and Breezango recently won the tag team championships and Street Profits have held the titles for quite a lengthy period of time, it would make sense for Roode and Ziggler to become the new champs and even set up a future match with the Mysterio’s in the process.
Prediction: Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler
3.) Aleister Black vs. Kevin Owens [Grudge Match]
On SmackDown, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon made it very clear that Aleister Black and Kevin Owens are continuing their puzzling rivalry. It’s puzzling because there is not a valid reason why Black turned heel against Owens in the first place. Rollins was the individual who gouged his eye out, so his grudge against Owens and his heel turn were nonsensical.
Nonetheless, Owens got the upper hand against Black on Raw, so 50:50 booking would speak volumes here with Black getting a win back at WWE Hell in a Cell 2020. Black was unexpectedly drafted very low in this year’s draft, so a win here could help him regain the momentum he needs, supposedly solidify his heel turn, and prove why he is the next big thing on Friday Nights.
Prediction: Aleister Black
2.) Seth Rollins vs. Buddy Murphy [Grudge Match]
As mentioned earlier, Rey and Dominick Mysterio should pursue the SmackDown Tag Team Championships once Roode and Ziggler dethrone the Street Profits. They should not be dealing with Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy any longer because this rivalry has gone on for long enough and should have ended on Raw.
However, the rivalry between Rollins and Murphy alone is still worth pursuing for WWE Hell in a Cell 2020. While Murphy can’t be trusted by the Mysterio’s, he still needs his revenge against Rollins, who has clearly abused his superiority and expressed his self-indulgence with his sacrilegious doctrine of ‘sacrifices for the greater good.’
As Daniel Bryan said on the most recent episode of SmackDown, it’s just ‘dumb.’ Although it seems that a feud could have been set between Rollins and Bryan on that episode, it could also be argued that Bryan was merely a gateway to continuing the feud between Rollins and Murphy. Rollins could very well be on paternity leave soon, so putting Murphy over shouldn’t be a problem.
Prediction: Buddy Murphy
1.) Hurt Business vs. RETRIBUTION [Armageddon WWE Hell In A Cell Match]
WWE likes ratings, right? Well, despite Vince McMahon’s delusional dissatisfaction with tag teams and factions, many WWE fans like factions and faction wars. If the WWE really wants to draw more eyes to this PPV, booking this match could do the trick (fingers crossed). As our Raphael Garcia asserted, Hurt Business vs. RETRIBUTION is a step in the right direction.
While NXT would book a War Games match for Hurt Business and RETRIBUTION, the main roster should bring back Armageddon HIAC to book these two factions in a faction war of the ages. With Mustafa Ali as the leader, RETRIBUTION should win this match to prove that they were overlooked all along and are capable of becoming a top stable on the flagship show.