The next pay-per-view (PPV) on the WWE schedule is the Hell in a Cell event set to take place on Sun., Oct. 27, 2013, at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Although the theme of this one is to have nearly every match inside the Hell in a Cell structure, that's been scaled back to just the main event this year.
We're now officially just two weeks out from showtime and only three matches are now official for the show so far.
- Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan (WWE championship, Shawn Michaels special guest referee)
Considering the series of matches these two have engaged in so far, not to mention the series of false/Dusty finishes fans have been subjected to, everything has led to this showdown inside the Hell in a Cell structure with Shawn Michaels acting as special guest referee. He claims there will be a champion coming out of the show, no matter what, because he wants what the fans want. He's Triple H's best friend and Bryan's former trainer. Intrigue!
- Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena (World heavyweight championship)
This one came as quite the shock, considering Cena has been out for less than two months after tearing his triceps. The company line is that the damage wasn't as bad as it first seemed and Cena is a monster when it comes to physical therapy, so he's able to come back and wrestle a match like this. There hasn't been any real storyline explanation, other than maybe the fact that Del Rio has gotten on Vickie Guerrero's bad side and she booked it to get back at him. Then again, the "best for business" storyline has become sort of a catch all explanation for any act on WWE television. This match was booked because it's "best for business" and that's all the reason needed.
- CM Punk vs. Ryback
This is the return match from their encounter at Battleground just one week ago. In that match, Punk won when the referee was distracted and he hit an old Ric Flair style back kick low blow to get the three count pinfall. Paul Heyman, of course, cried foul the very next night on Raw and that's really all it took to put these two back in the ring for another match that will very likely make the crowd go mild. There are still reports that Punk is continually dealing with nagging injuries, so this could be the safest route for him right now just a couple months before we hit WrestleMania season.
That's the card so far, Cagesiders. You buying?