Hell in a Cell has become one of the most criticized PPVs in recent times, with great dissent for the terrible main-event. Last Sunday’s PPV featured a total of nine matches, out of which six were added less than 24 hours before the show.
It wasn’t totally terrible though, with decent wrestling in the first half of the PPV. There were certain questionable booking decisions, but the show felt above average for a long duration, until the main-event.
We look at the ups and downs from the controversial PPV, which is sure to go down in history as one of the worst PPVs ever.
Up: Becky Lynch vs Sasha Banks Becomes An Instant Classic
Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks gave an impressive performance in their previous matchup at Clash of Champions and took it a notch further with a classic Hell in a Cell match. It hurts to see a match like this take place as the opening match, as it had all the right in the world to be the main event.
Banks and Lynch have had a deeply personal rivalry which has elevated the Women’s Division. Lynch winning was quite a surprising move, as she is rumored to move to SmackDown soon. Banks continues her streak of losing on PPVs, but she has no reason to worry.
Hopefully, WWE continues booking such matches in the Women’s Division in the future.
Up: Daniel Bryan Turns Face Again
Daniel Bryan’s association with Erick Rowan ended recently, and the former WWE Champion teased a full-fledged face turn. However, there were still some doubts over Bryan’s motives, and it was rumored that he will turn on Reigns to join Harper and Rowan.
All those rumors were put to rest as Bryan and Reigns teamed up in a well-executed tag team matchup. Reigns and Bryan hugged after the match, indicating that Bryan has indeed turned face.
Bryan is one of the few superstars in the professional wrestling industry who is equally good as a face and as a heel. The YES Movement is back in action and the fans should get ready to do the YES! chant once again.