Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Ross's Wrestling Ratings: Hell in a Cell 2017
Thought I'd take a look at each HIAC show leading up to this year's edition. Once I'm done with the PPV shows I'll also rate every other Cell match there's ever been.
The New Day vs The Usos (Smackdown Tag Team Championship/ Hell in a Cell) : ****1/2
Rusev vs Randy Orton : **
AJ Styles vs Baron Corbin vs Tye Dillenger (United States Championship) : ***1/4
Natalya vs Charlotte (Smackdown Women's Championship) : **
Shinsuke Nakamura vs Jinder Mahal (WWE Championship) : **
Bobby Roode vs Dolph Ziggler : *
Shane McMahon vs Kevin Owens : (Falls Count Anywhere Hell in a Cell) : ***1/2
I can see why I didn't remember much about this show as it starts off with a bang and a WWE Match of the Year contender with the Tag Title cell match, but it totally takes a dive after that.
There's nothing worth seeing with Orton and Rusev putting on a match that would barely be Smackdown worthy and Baron Corbin drags down what could have been a great triple threat with his boring offense.
The Women's Title match had potential up to a crappy DQ finish making it seem more like a TV match.
Jinder Mahal's terrible reign continues and this really brought down Nakamura's worth quite a bit. Thankfully it didn't last much longer after this.
Roode's PPV debut was a complete misfire as the crowd didn't care and he doesn't have a character to get behind.
Thankfully Shane did save things a bit by being absolutely mental as usual but the match was a bit overlong for what it was going for.
Overall a pretty bleh show. Watch the first match then skip to the last match.