Satan’s structure returns! Tonight at WWE’s Hell in a Cell 2020 pay-per-view six superstars in three different matches will compete inside one of the most punishing and storied creations in WWE history. Plus, Otis defends his Money in the Bank contract against the evil machinations of The Miz, and Jeff Hardy looks to pull the plug on Elias’s latest attempt at stealing the spotlight.
You can watch WWE’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view this Sunday, October 25, at 7 ET/4 PT on the WWE network. Get a head start on the action by checking out the full card and our team of expert’s predictions below. You can stay up-to-date on all the weekly WWE action by listening to our weekly wrestling podcast PTW.
Jeff Hardy vs. Elias
Jay: Elias. They need to reintroduce Elias beating up on Jeff Hardy is the easiest way to get quick heat in 2020. Besides, you can have Jeff Hardy lose every single week on Raw, SmackDown, NXT, 205 Live, and even The Bump and he’d still be beloved.
Shane: Elias has to win this one. Logically it just makes sense. He’s been out since right after WrestleMania and a big win here will do better for his character moving forward, whereas a loss for Jeff Hardy is just a loss.
Darius: I feel like Jeff’s facts and logic (e.g. “I didn’t hit you with my car, man”) are going to keep him from going as hard as he needs to. Elias is running on blind rage, and unless he DQs himself (he better not), I think he’s going to beat the veteran.
Otis vs. The Miz for the Money in the Bank contract
Shane: This one isn’t as easy as I want it to be. With the way the World Title pictures are looking right now, I can’t see either Miz or Otis successfully cashing in. So because of this, it doesn’t make any sense to me for the briefcase to change hands…right? And last I heard, Vince is still really high on Otis. So, yeah, let’s go with Otis.
Darius: Similar to Shane, I can’t really see either man cashing in successfully (as much as I’d love to see Miz back in a WWE Championship-level feud), so I say it stays with Otis. I definitely think Otis trying to cash-in to get on Raw with everyone else is the story that should go from here, and the only way to get there is to keep the case with our Heavy Machinery Hero.
Jay: It’s Otis. It’s…it’s just gonna be Otis. They don’t know who to push so WWE figures they might as well make us laugh. Whatever.
Winner: No one, really
Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Randy Orton (Hell in a Cell match for WWE Championship)
Jay: There’s a lot of factors at play here. Is Drew’s jaw still broken? Will Randy have his night vision goggles? Will Drew bring the bolt cutters to let Christian and HBK and Big Show and Ric Flair in? Remember when Keith Lee was the third wheel? Will he show up with his old song? Maybe Edge will show up? Will any of us care about any of it?
Winner: Drew McIntyre
Shane: I keep picking Randy to win and yet Drew wins every time. So, if WWE logic is a thing, then that means I need to pick Drew McIntyre to win so that Randy actually does. But maybe this is the time that I need to pick Randy to win and he will actually do it this time? Or does Keith Lee win this time? Wasn’t he apart of this at one point? Or better yet, Drew will win by DQ inside the cell, BUT Randy will win the WWE Championship anyways just because. Yep. That whole prediction makes total sense. I’m going to pick Drew in hopes that it’s actually Randy.
Winner: (and STILL WWE Champion) Drew McIntyre
Darius: I legitimately don’t understand why Randy is getting shots still when he lost twice. And if he wins this time, the feud has to keep going because McIntyre is up 2 to 1, yeah? This one’s fully based on emotions: I want the feud to end, and I’m not excited by an Orton championship run, especially since rumor has it that it could lead to them further dragging on the Orton and Edge feud. Here’s to ending Orton feuds.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
Roman Reigns (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Jey Uso (Hell in a Cell “I Quit” match for WWE Universal Championship)
Jay: No jokes here, I’m so excited for this match. Jey Uso has been around for 10 years and this is the first time anyone of us has cared. This feud alone has single handedly given a second life to The Usos and the entire Fatu and Anoa’i family tree, finally made Roman Reigns the star we all knew he could back, shaken the very foundation of how SmackDown is written to the betterment of all, and made us excited for not only this match – but what comes after it. Wrestling fans, without hyperbole, haven’t felt this since the Summer of Punk in 2011. Roman will win, I’m sure but this will be a spectacle and I can’t wait.
Winner: Roman Reigns
Shane: Jay hit it right on the head there. This whole thing has been awesome. No matter what happens, I have a feeling we will be talking about this match in particular when Hell in a Cell goes off the air. Roman will decidedly win and I can’t wait.
Winner: (and STILL WWE Universal Champion) Roman Reigns
Darius: As everyone else said, this story is great, and I’m here for every match it brings us. That being said, it’s not WWE Universe mode, and if it were, Jey would already be champion and be defending against Mark Henry. But this is real life with real rasslin’ and in that case, I have to go with the Tribal Chief.
Winner: Roman Reigns
Bayley (c) vs. Sasha Banks (Hell in a Cell match for SmackDown Women’s Championship)
Jay: Sasha Banks. This duo carried WWE on their backs during the pandemic era and this blow up has been building up since January. It’s a shame that this won’t happen on a bigger stage but the Cell should be a sufficient backdrop for this explosion. I pick Sasha to take it but I don’t think this is the end of this feud.
Winner: Sasha Banks
Shane: I’m really not sure which way this one will go. This feud has been awesome and no matter who wins, I don’t see it being the end of the program. But, like, where do you go after a Hell in a Cell match? Well, go big or go home, right? Bayley wins here. Puts Sasha out of action for months. Sasha comes back at the Royal Rumble. Wins the thing. Beats Bayley at Wrestlemania for a big moment to finally end the program.
Winner: And STILL Smackdown Women’s Champion (for now) Bayley
Darius: The true curve ball here is that their feud is starting with a Hell in a Cell match. I think the last time Sasha was in a championship match at Hell in a Cell, she should have won. And then she lost. So, since my heart is saying Bayley should probably retain, that means The Boss has to take it. Right? I’m on to you, Vince.
Winner: Sasha Banks
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