If Hell in a Cell had ended after Sasha Banks won the SmackDown
Women’s Championship, you would have had a really short PPV, but you also would
have had a pretty good one wrestling and storyline-wise.
Instead, we had to endure a full seven-match card (including
a kickoff show contest) that started hot and sputtered out by the end – if you
were still awake for it.
Memo to WWE: If you’re gonna book three Hell in a Cell
matches on one show, maybe don’t close with your weakest, least-anticipated bout,
unless they’re going to step up and steal the show. Otherwise, you just kill
off all momentum and goodwill.
That’s exactly what happened Sunday, as Roman Reigns/Jey Uso
and Banks/Bayley delivered in their respective cell matches, but Drew McIntyre
and Randy Orton dragged things to a halt in the main event, capped off with a
title change that was a head-scratcher.
Oh, and we got to watch RETRIBUTION show their rear ends
again, as they’re quickly turning into a heel version of the JOB Squad, or the
2020 version of the Social Outcasts. Either way, they looked like the geekiest
geeks who ever geeked. Such is life in WWE in 2020.
Scott is a former journalist and longtime wrestling fan who was smart enough to abandon WCW during the Monday Night Wars the same time as the Radicalz. He fortunately became a fan in time for WrestleMania III and came back as a fan after a long high school hiatus before WM XIV. Monday nights in the Carlson household are reserved for viewing Raw -- for better or worse.