WWE Hell In A Cell 2019: Bray Wyatt Destroying Seth Rollins
WWE officially began its new era this week thanks to SmackDown’s big move to FOX, and tonight, the company will host its first post-shakeup pay-per-view when Hell in a Cell invades the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California.
Despite Hell in a Cell featuring a very limited number of matches, WWE appears to be pulling out all the stops for Hell in Cell what has traditionally been a B-level pay-per-view, treating fans to a pair of blockbuster world title matches inside the cell–Bray Wyatt vs. Seth Rollins for the Universal Championship and Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks for the Raw Women’s Championship–as well as a huge tag team match pitting Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan against Erick Rowan and Luke Harper. In recent weeks, WWE has made a concerted effort to reinvigorate its programming, which has been plagued by poor TV ratings and decreased fan interest in 2019 as the quality of the overall product has taken a noticeable nosedive.
Next week’s WWE Draft will provide WWE with the opportunity to reset the rosters and should pave the way for some compelling future storylines, but as the last pay-per-view before that highly anticipated draft, Hell in a Cell is one of the most important non-Big Four pay-per-views in recent memory. The winners of the show’s biggest matches will go a long way toward determining which stars end up on which brand next week and which superstars will be in line for significant pushes as SmackDown jumps to FOX (with a much bigger audience) and Raw remains on USA Network but transitions to being the new B-show.
Yes, Hell in a Cell is indeed a very big deal for WWE and will have a dramatic impact on its future, so how should the show be booked? Here are five smart booking decisions WWE must make at Hell in a Cell 2019