Ariya Daivari, Bayley, Big Cass, Brian Kendrick, Cedric Alexander, Cesaro, Charlotte Flair, Chris Jericho, Colin Cassady, Dana Brooke, Demolition, Drew Gulak, Enzo Amore, Enzo and Cass, Hell In A Cell, Karl Anderson, Kevin Owens, Lince Dorado, Luke Gallows, Raw, Roman Reigns, Rusev, Sasha Banks, Seth Rollins, Sheamus, Sin Cara, The New Day, TJ Perkins, Tony Nese, WWE, WWE Cruiserweight Championship, WWE Hell In A Cell, WWE Hell In A Cell 2016, WWE Network, WWE Universal Championship
This past Sunday night in Boston, MA was WWE Raw’s second only solo show of the year so far since the brand spit happened. The thought behind this PPV was where was the WWE going to take it’s competitors considering that WWE Survivor Series is around the corner and it’s a dual brand show? Nevertheless, we were promised a night of amazing action and a humongous first for the WWE. That first that I am talking about was the first ever women’s wrestling match inside of a Hell In A Cell as Sasha Banks defended her WWE Woman’s Championship against former two time champion Charlotte. We were all wondering what the WWE was going to allow these women to do inside of the cell because we’ve seen what the men do. Just a side note, they are also the first women to ever headline a WWE pay per view. The night also featured two other cell matches as Roman Reigns defended his US Title against Rusev and Kevin Owens defending the WWE Universal Championship against Seth Rollins. The night also featured the Cruiserweight Championship being defended as champion TJ Perkins took on Brian Kendrick in a rematch from Clash Of Champions. The New Day also put their tag team titles on the line against the unlikely duo of Sheamus and Cesaro.
As far as the night went, I thought it was a decent pay per view with some decent matches, but the cell matches weren’t as exciting as they could have been. The Roman Reigns match against Rusev could have been done without the cell because the Cell had little to do with the outcome. The other thing about the match that was annoying was the way it ended. There is a reason that fans are frustrated with Roman and his character and it has to do with the way the WWE handles him. They’ve created another Super Cena with Roman and that pisses fans off. The Kevin Owens/Seth Rollins match had an amazing spot in the match when Seth powerbombed Kevin through a table on the outside of the ring. The only thing that bothered me about the match was you knew that Chris Jericho was going to get involved in the match somehow. The beginning of the Sasha Banks/Charlotte match was the most exciting part of that match as Charlotte put Sasha threw the Spanish announcers table. The rest of the match was a little sloppy at times, but the ending pissed people off. It did kind of end all of sudden, but I was happy with the outcome.
The TJ Perkins/Brian Kendrick match was a decent match, but the crowd at the event was just lame in my opinion. I loved how Kendrick used his old school knowledge to get the advantage to win. The New Day/Cesaro & Sheamus match ended in a very frustrating way, but I can understand why they did it. They are approaching the record set by Demolition which is 478 days and they are at 430-something as we speak. The rest of the night was kind of forgettable for me as Bayley defeated Dana Brook, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson picked up a win finally against Enzo & Cass, Cedric Alexander, Lince Dorado, and Sin Cara picked up a win on the Pre-show. As you can see to the left of this paragraph, those are my predictions I made and I posted them on Twitter because I didn’t know if I had time to do an article. So you’ll see that they are time stamped. I finished the night with 5 wins and 3 losses which is not a bad night. Here are the results from the show:
Cedric Alexander, Lince Dorado, and Sin Cara def Tony Nese, Drew Gulak, Ariya Daivari
Bayley defeated Dana Brooke
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson def Enzo and Cass
Cesaro and Sheamus Defeat The New Day via disqualification
Brian Kendrick def TJ Perkins
Roman Reigns def Rusev
Kevin Owens def Seth Rollins
Charlotte defeats Sasha Banks