On October 8th, Hell will be upon Smackdown. Yes, everyone’s favorite bastardized gimmick match is returning. Hell in a Cell is nearly here. Of course, not all the matches will be contested inside the Cell, but there will be other matches.
Among these other matches are at least three championship matches. While the US title match hasn’t been announced yet, it’d be stupid to leave it off the card. For the purpose of this article, I’m assuming there will be a match.
Who will emerge victorious on October? Who will lose their coveted gold? Here are some guesses.
I think it’s safe to assume that at Hell in a Cell, the United States Championship will be defended in a triple threat match. AJ Styles is likely defending it against both Tye Dillinger and Baron Corbin. While many are no doubt pulling for Dillinger to pick up a win, I think that WWE must pull the trigger on the Lone Wolf if he is to ever be taken seriously as a competitor. WWE have done a great job with Corbin post Money in the Bank, what with him losing his cash-in and him losing to a smiling John Cena in 8 minutes. Needless to say, a loss for Corbin would be disastrous.
It would be easy to make Dillinger eat the pin, thus extending the program between Styles and Corbin. The feud can extend to whatever’s in December (also a great PPV name), where Corbin goes over. This frees up Styles for another feud, and hopefully they can put him back in the main title picture.