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Hell In A Cell: What To Expect And How To Watch
Hell in a Cell will feature numerous compelling clashes, including a triple threat match between Becky Lynch, Asuka and Bianca Belair.
It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year! No, not the holidays. Better! It’s time for WWE’s Hell in a Cell event, a chance to watch some of the best Superstars battle it out in no-holds-barred matches! This Sunday marks yet another undoubtedly monumental Hell in a Cell, which will all unfold at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois.
Fans can watch all the action on Peacock, with the kickoff show beginning at 7 p.m. EST and the main show getting underway at 8 p.m. EST.
Since the most recent Monday Night Raw, two more matches have been officially added to the card, and woo boy, this event is not one to miss! Take a look at the planned matches:
Hell in a Cell Match: Seth Rollins vs. Cody Rhodes
This match could be utter hell for either of these two Superstars as both are clearly hellbent on destroying one another. At last Monday’s Raw, both competitors' tempers got the best of them when they brawled in the crowd so intensely that multiple WWE officials had to drag them away from one another.
“In six days, inside Hell in a Cell, I’m going to prey on your insecurities and I’m not just going to change you, Cody. I’m going to end you,” Rollins said during his Monday night tirade. “And then we can all finally wake up from this ‘American Nightmare.’”
Will this match finally end their feud?
Rollins has had it out for Rhodes ever since Rhodes defeated Rollins at last month's WrestleMania. They had a rematch at WrestleMania Backlash where Rhodes won again.
Only time will tell how Rollins’ rage will play out in the lawless 20-foot cell.
Raw Women’s Championship: Bianca Belair vs. Becky Lynch vs. Asuka
This triple-threat match for the Raw Women's Championship is also chock full of tension. Current titleholder Bianca Belair will have to defend her title against challengers Asuka and Becky Lynch in this winner-take-all match.
On last week’s Raw, Asuka and Belair teamed up for an impromptu beatdown of Lynch, who'd once again engaged in a very public airing of grievances before the Raw crowd; she’s still bitter that Belair beat her at WrestleMania and feels like Asuka is ungrateful after Lynch bestowed her title upon her in 2020.
It'll be interesting to see if Belair and Asuka share any moments of cooperation during this match. But by the end, only one Superstar will be hoisting the title.
WWE United States Title Match: Theory vs. Mustafa Ali
Current U.S. Champion Theory will have to defend his title against Mustafa Ali, who's been gunning for him since his return to Raw last month. In fact, Ali has had to go through considerable lengths to get Theory, Vince McMahon's protégé, in the ring for a title match.
At this past Raw, Ali fought Ciampa with a title shot at stake. Theory interfered with the match, attacking Ali while also handing him a disqualification victory. Thinking he was smooth, Theory then decided that he'd give a weakened Ali the title shot he craved right then and there, and ended up easily beating him. But that's where things got interesting. WWE official Adam Pearce showed up to inform Theory that Vince McMahon had actually decided that he wanted to see the two fight fair at Hell in a Cell.
So it seems like Ali will get a legitimate title shot after all.
Kevin Owens vs. Ezekiel
The anger that Kevin Owens has toward Ezekiel has been one of the most comical recent WWE developments and it will be interesting to see how it all plays out in this match. The ultra mysterious Ezekiel first appeared on “Raw After WrestleMania,” while Kevin Owens was addressing the crowd, trying to blame a back injury for his WrestleMania defeat to WWE legend “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
Both the crowd and Owens alike were confused by the new Superstar’s appearance, as he bore a striking resemblance to Elias, just without a beard. Ezekiel, of course, had a ready explanation: he's Elias' younger brother
But Owens has not been buying it, and his confusion has grown into rage as he continues to insist that he must be Elias. He even arranged for Ezekiel to take a lie detector test to get to the bottom of his true identity.
Ezekiel's origins may be up for debate, but there's no question fans are in for an entertaining spectacle in this match.
Handicap Match: Bobby Lashley vs. Omos & MVP
As with Rollins and Rhodes, the drama between these three has been intense over the past few months.
Bobby Lashley beat Omos at WrestleMania but he was stabbed in the back by his longtime ally MVP just one day later. MVP shockingly aligned himself with Omos during "Raw after WrestleMania" before the two unleashed a vicious attack on Lashley. Lashley then went on to lose to Omos at WrestleMania Backlash.
Then, in a Raw cage match, Lashley beat Omos; the following Raw, Lashley challenged his former friend-turned nemesis MVP, with the winner getting the right to choose a match stipulation for Hell in a Cell. MVP won, thanks to Omos' interference, and decided that Lashley will have to face both of them in a Handicap Match.
Will Lashley finally get back payback?
Liv Morgan, Finn Bálor & AJ Styles vs. Rhea Ripley, Damian Priest & Edge
This mixed six-person tag match is the end result of weeks of clashes and drama. Rhea Ripley, Damian Priest and Edge make up the trio now known as Judgement Day, led by Edge.
Liv Morgan joined forces with Finn Bálor and AJ Styles after she watched Ripley join the Judgement Day squad.
AJ Styles and Edge have been feuding since before WrestleMania and Morgan and Ripley were actually tag team partners at WrestleMania. Ripley has since turned on Morgan. So, this should make for an explosive match on numerous fronts.