Hell in a Cell Will Reportedly See Multiple Championship Switches
Friday, October 6, 2017
This Sunday will see WWE put on it's annual Hell in a Cell pay-per-view. The event is held in October each year, and it typically is headlined by a match based around the titular structure. WWE is working real hard to guarantee that this is a memorable show, as fan-favorite Shinsuke Nakamura challenges Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship, and Shane McMahon competes in his first match since Wrestlemania against Kevin Owens in a Hell in a Cell match that the company has been building up for weeks, and received further attention when Owens gave a headbutt to Vince McMahon on Smackdown. WWE wants to make sure that this show is a success, expect the show to have numerous title changes.
All of the championships on the Smackdown brand will be on the line at the Hell in a Cell show this Sunday night, and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that WWE is planning to have multiple title changes on the show. Though the exact matches featuring the rumored championship swaps were not specified, the Observer did speculate on a few. It has been rumored for a while now that Charlotte Flair will likely defeat Natalya to win the Smackdown Women's Championship, and become the second woman to win that title and the Raw Women's Championship. However, that is not the only match that will see a belt change hands.
It was noted that Baron Corbin will likely find a way to defeat AJ Styles on the show to win the United States Championship. The Smackdown Tag Team Championships could also be going back to The Usos since this will be their last match against The New Day, and because there are more babyface tag teams on Smackdown than heel tag teams. There is no word on the current plans for the WWE Championship. This could signify that Jinder Mahal will be retaining the title in his match against Shinsuke Nakamura, but that has not been noted anywhere. Regardless, do not be surprised to see most matches end with a new champion being declared.