WWE's Hell In A Cell pay-per-view returns this Sunday, October 9th, and while last year's event was a Raw exclusive, 2017's sees some of SmackDown's biggest stars go at it inside the imposing structure.
There are two HIAC matches this year, with The Usos challenging for The New Day's SmackDown Tag Team Championships in the opener, and Shane McMahon fighting Kevin Owens in the main event. These bouts take precedent, but each of the blue brand's singles titles will be contested throughout the night, with Jinder Mahal facing Shinsuke Nakamura, Natalya defending against Charlotte Flair, and Baron Corbin challenging AJ Styles.
The card looks promising on paper, but SmackDown is struggling at the moment. The blue brand's quality has nosedived throughout 2017, and none of these bouts have had a perfect build, particularly the WWE Title match. Hell In A Cell may well succeed, but the company's big PPV have been a regular source of disappointment this year, and SD's consistency issues increase the odds of another major flop.
Let's take a look at every that could go wrong this Sunday, starting with some lower-card quibbles, then working all the way to the top...