This Sunday, the Raw brand of WWE presents the Hell in a Cell PPV, featuring an advertised ‘Triple Main Event’ consisting of three matches inside the most dangerous structure in WWE history, one which has created legacies and destroyed careers. With a card that looks like it has the potential to include some very good to great matches on paper, we thought we’d offer some predictions on how we see this PPV going down, as well as thoughts on where Raw and its star-studded roster sits as we head towards the first real inter-brand PPV, Survivor Series, which will see Raw and Smackdown squaring off directly in a series of elimination matches.
10. How To Use Cruiserweights
We’ll get more into the problems of WWE’s handling of their new Cruiserweight Division when we talk about the title match, but throwing six of them into a PPV pre-show match is pretty much a great idea, if WWE lets them have ten minutes to go nuts and pump up the crowd before the show starts. After all, what’s the point of having cruiserweights if you’re going to make them wrestle the same matches as the bigger guys? It’s still very odd that WWE made the smart play with Sin Cara by having him move to the division, but continues to leave Neville twisting in the wind, when he could definitely help raise the profile of the cruiserweights due to being a known quantity, something the division is sorely lacking. Tony Nese and Drew Gulak may be great wrestlers (and we really need an explanation for Gulak’s jacket one of these days), but personality-wise, they’re blank slates, and even Cedric Alexander, while he is slowly winning the crowd over with his in-ring work, doesn’t yet have a lot of character work for people to latch onto. So, either WWE needs to start writing personas for everyone, or they need to just loosen the reins on their ring work and let them show why the fans were so into the CWC, something which could start at Hell in a Cell.