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Has WWE ever headlined a Pay-Per-View with two new main eventers?

Here is a look through the history of WWE's Pay-Per-View (PPV) main event matches. Are Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose about to make history by headlining Hell In A Cell 2014?

There is a chance that WWE's Hell In A Cell 2014 could be headlined by a one-on-one match featuring Seth Rollins versus Dean Ambrose.  There is a lot of excitement and buzz over this scenario because Ambrose and Rollins could revitalize WWE's stagnant main event scene if given a real opportunity.

The one major obstacle in their way is the fact that John Cena is battling against Randy Orton on that same night, and those two men have main evented more PPVs than any other wrestlers on the current full-time roster.  In contrast, Rollins and Ambrose have never headlined a WWE PPV in a one-on-one match.  On the surface that might not sound like a big deal.  After all The Shield did main event Payback 2014 in a 6-man tag team match, so they've already been highlighted as very important WWE stars on PPV.  But it still begs the question - has WWE ever taken the risk of running a one-on-one PPV main event featuring two such performers?

Plenty of mid-card guys like John Morrison and Gene Snitsky have occasionally snuck their way into a PPV main event through a group match like Elimination Chamber or a traditional Survivor Series 10-man tag team match.  But WWE doesn't usually screw around with one-on-one PPV main events.  Those spots are reserved for the very top superstars, as well as The Miz in early 2011.  The fact that 26 of the 30 WrestleMania events have culminated with a one-on-one match should be enough evidence to indicate how much importance WWE places on this specific type of main event match.

My definition of the "main event" or "headlining match" of a PPV is pretty simple - it is the final match on the card, excluding what Hulk Hogan did at WrestleMania 9 as well as excluding any Money In The Bank cash-ins.

My definition of a "main event rookie" is a wrestler who has never headlined a WWE PPV in a one-on-one match.  Similarly, a "main event veteran" is a wrestler who has headlined at least one WWE PPV in  a one-on-one match.  So Rollins and Ambrose are both currently main event rookies, but they each have a chance to shed that label and become main event veterans by headlining Hell In A Cell 2014 in a one-on-one match.

The List of Main Event Veterans

WWE has produced about 290 Pay-Per-View (PPV) events (excluding Canada or UK-only offerings) over the course of the last 30 years, starting with WrestleMania 1 in 1985.  186 of these 290 PPVs were headlined by a one-on-one main event match.  For the rest of this article when I refer to a main event match in a general sense, I am only considering this set of 186 one-on-one matches.  Those 186 main event matches have featured just 64 different competitors across 30 years.  Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose are hoping to become the 65th and 66th names on this list of main event veterans at Hell In A Cell 2014.

Now here is the full list of the current 64 main event veterans, sorted by how many of the 186 main event matches they each competed in.

  • 39 matches: John Cena
  • 36 matches: The Undertaker
  • 29 matches: Triple H
  • 21 matches: Shawn Michaels
  • 20 matches: Steve Austin
  • 17 matches: The Rock, Randy Orton
  • 14 matches: Bret Hart
  • 12 matches: Brock Lesnar
  • 11 matches: Hulk Hogan, Batista
  • 10 matches: CM Punk
  • 9 matches: Edge
  • 8 matches: Diesel
  • 7 matches: Sid, Kurt Angle
  • 6 matches: Mick Foley, Chris Jericho, JBL
  • 5 matches: British Bulldog, Kane, Daniel Bryan
  • 4 matches: Yokozuna, Big Show, Jeff Hardy
  • 3 matches: Randy Savage, Chris Benoit, Booker T, Goldberg, Eddie Guerrero, Wade Barrett
  • 2 matches: Warrior, Bigelow, Mr. McMahon, Henry, Mysterio, Khali, Miz, Ryback
  • 1 match:  JYD, Bundy, Andre, DiBiase, Rude, Slaughter, Luger, Piper, Lawler, Fake Undertaker, Lawrence Taylor, Mabel, Goldust, Vader, Faarooq, Shamrock, Flair, RVD, Umaga, Lashley, Sheamus, Truth, Del Rio, Laurinaitis, Ziggler

Check out how much John Cena and The Undertaker dominate this list.  One of the most interesting facts about this is that they never actually headlined a PPV in a one-on-one match against each other.  So that means there is no overlap among those 75 combined main event matches.

Rookie Versus Rookie

All 64 of these men were main event rookies at an earlier point in their career.  So, were any of these wrestlers thrown into their initial main event match with another main event rookie (as would be the case with Ambrose and Rollins), or were they all broken in with a main event veteran as their opponent?

It turns out that there have been only four such matches pitting two main event rookies against each other in the headlining match of a PPV.

Case #1:  Randy Savage vs Junkyard Dog, November 1985

The first PPV that WWF ever produced was WrestleMania 1 (March 1985) and its main event was not a one-on-one match.  Therefore that main event didn't qualify as one of 186 matches in this investigation.

WWF ran its second PPV later that year in November entitled The Wrestling Classic.  The main draw of this card was very likely the singles match featuring Hulk Hogan and Roddy Piper.  However that match did not technically main event the show.  This PPV showcased a 16-man tournament dubbed "The Wrestling Classic" and the final match of the tournament, Savage versus Junkyard Dog, turned out to be the main event of the PPV.  So this is the very first case of two main event rookies getting a chance to headline a WWF PPV in a one-on-one match against each other.  Of course this is just a trivial case because it was WWF's first ever one-on-one PPV main event, and so it doesn't have much meaning.

Case #2: Hulk Hogan vs King Kong Bundy, April 1986

The very next PPV was WrestleMania 2 and the main event was a steel cage match between Hulk Hogan and King Kong Bundy.  WWF was still in the infancy of its PPV era, and so this was technically Hulk Hogan's first ever one-on-one PPV main event in WWF.  He was of course already well established as the top star in the promotion, and so this case really has nothing at all to do with Rollins and Ambrose, who are both currently trying to anchor themselves to the main event scene.

Case #3:  Bret Hart vs British Bulldog, August 1992

This is exactly the kind of match that I'm looking for with this study.  It features two superstars who had spent a good chunk of their WWF career up to this point as tag team wrestlers and were now making singles runs.  Just like Ambrose versus Rollins, this seems like a pretty risky main event for WWF to run with on the basis that both men were main event rookies prior to this event.

The primary mitigating factor from WWF's standpoint was that the event was held in London, and so the British Bulldog was going to be received by the audience as a mega star.  And that's pretty much exactly how it played out.  Would this match have headlined SummerSlam 1992 if the PPV was instead held in an American venue?  My best guess is that the upper card championship bout of Ultimate Warrior versus Randy Savage would have been the main event of this PPV if it was hosted in the USA.  Savage and Warrior were established main event veterans of the past who were fighting for the top championship in the company, and so they would have been the safer choice under most circumstances.

Case #4:  Jerry Lawler vs Roddy Piper, June 1994

This is one of those main events that a lot of people probably don't even remember.  This case is obviously misleading, as Lawler and Piper were far from unproven draws trying to become mainstays at the top of the company.  Even if many WWF fans didn't know much about Lawler's background, they surely knew that Piper was the promotion's top heel in the mid 80's and so his star power was not in doubt.  So this match really doesn't have much in common with Ambrose versus Rollins even though it was technically Lawler and Piper's first ever one-on-one PPV main event in WWF.

While it is not surprising that this match was chosen to headline the PPV rather than Owen Hart's King of the Ring victory over Razor Ramon, it is interesting to note that Bret Hart's defense of the WWF Heavyweight Championship against Intercontinental Champion Diesel was kept out of the main event slot.  Did WWF have reservations about putting a main event rookie like Diesel in a prime PPV spot at that time?  Or did they have some doubts about Bret Hart's drawing power?

And that's the complete list of PPV main events headlined by two main event rookies. The other 56 wrestlers on the list all made their initial PPV main event debut against a main event veteran.

Two of these four matches featured guys who were top stars in WWF prior to the PPV era (Hogan, Piper) and so they don't fit the mold of what I'm seeking out in this study.

It looks to me like the SummerSlam 1992 main event is the only one of these four cases that is even remotely similar in context to the upcoming PPV match between Rollins and Ambrose.

The bottom line is that WWE hasn't headlined a PPV with a match like this in over 20 years!

Main Event Debuts

Here is the complete list of each superstar's initial one-on-one main event match on PPV, in chronological order.

The number in parentheses next to the wrestler's name is the PPV's rank in chronological order out of all 290 events.  So for example the final entry on the list, Daniel Bryan, has a 276 next to his name because SummerSlam 2013 was the 276th PPV that WWE hosted out of the total 290 PPV events in this study.

  1. Randy Savage (2):  November 1985, versus Junkyard Dog
  2. Junkyard Dog (2):  November 1985, versus Randy Savage
  3. Hulk Hogan (3): April 1986, versus King Kong Bundy
  4. King Kong Bundy (3): April 1986, versus Hulk Hogan
  5. Andre the Giant (4): March 1987, versus Hulk Hogan
  6. Ted DiBiase (6): March 1988, versus Randy Savage
  7. Ultimate Warrior (15): April 1990, versus Hulk Hogan
  8. Ravishing Rick Rude (16): August 1990, versus Ultimate Warrior
  9. Sgt. Slaughter (19): March 1991, versus Hulk Hogan
  10. The Undertaker (22): December 1991, versus Hulk Hogan
  11. Sid Justice (24): April 1992, versus Hulk Hogan
  12. Bret Hart (25): August 1992, versus British Bulldog
  13. British Bulldog (25): August 1992, versus Bret Hart
  14. Shawn Michaels (26): November 1992, versus Bret Hart
  15. Yokozuna (28): April 1993, versus Bret Hart
  16. Bam Bam Bigelow (29): June 1993, versus Bret Hart
  17. Lex Luger (30): August 1993, versus Yokozuna
  18. Roddy Piper (34): June 1994, versus Jerry Lawler
  19. Jerry Lawler (34): June 1994, versus Roddy Piper
  20. Fake Undertaker (35): August 1994, versus Undertaker
  21. Lawrence Taylor (38): April 1995, versus Bam Bam Bigelow
  22. Diesel (39): May 1995, versus Sycho Sid
  23. Mabel (42): August 1995, versus Diesel
  24. Goldust (52): May 1996, versus Undertaker
  25. Vader (55): August 1996, versus Shawn Michaels
  26. Mankind (56): September 1996, versus Shawn Michaels
  27. Steve Austin (63): April 1997, versus Bret Hart
  28. Faarooq (65): June 1997, versus Undertaker
  29. Ken Shamrock (71): December 1997, versus Shawn Michaels
  30. Kane (77): June 1998, versus Steve Austin
  31. The Rock (82): November 1998, versus Mankind
  32. Mr. McMahon (85): February 1999, versus Steve Austin
  33. Triple H (93): October 1999, versus Steve Austin
  34. Chris Benoit (102): July 2000, versus The Rock
  35. Kurt Angle (105): October 2000, versus The Rock
  36. Booker T (115): August 2001, versus The Rock
  37. Chris Jericho (119): December 2001, versus Steve Austin
  38. Brock Lesnar (127): August 2002, versus The Rock
  39. Goldberg (135): April 2003, versus The Rock
  40. Big Show (136): May 2003, versus Brock Lesnar
  41. Eddie Guerrero (145): February 2004, versus Brock Lesnar
  42. John Bradshaw Layfield (148): May 2004, versus Eddie Guerrero
  43. Randy Orton (152): August 2004, versus Chris Benoit
  44. Ric Flair (155): October 2004, versus Randy Orton
  45. Batista (161): April 2005, versus Triple H
  46. John Cena (163): May 2005, versus John Bradshaw Layfield
  47. Mark Henry (174): January 2006, versus Kurt Angle
  48. Rey Mysterio (178): May 2006, versus John Bradshaw Layfield
  49. Rob Van Dam (179): June 2006, versus John Cena
  50. Edge (182): August 2006, versus John Cena
  51. Umaga (189): January 2007, versus John Cena
  52. The Great Khali (194): May 2007, versus John Cena
  53. Bobby Lashley (197): July 2007, versus John Cena
  54. Jeff Hardy (222): May 2009, versus Edge
  55. CM Punk (225): July 2009, versus Jeff Hardy
  56. Sheamus (238): July 2010, versus John Cena
  57. Wade Barrett (242): October 2010, versus Randy Orton
  58. The Miz (247): April 2011, versus John Cena
  59. R-Truth (250): June 2011, versus John Cena
  60. Alberto Del Rio (255): October 2011, versus John Cena
  61. John Laurinaitis (262): May 2012, versus John Cena
  62. Ryback (267): October 2012, versus CM Punk
  63. Dolph Ziggler (269): December 2012: versus John Cena
  64. Daniel Bryan (276): August 2013, versus John Cena

One thing that immediately jumps out to me about this list is that there is a giant gap between July 2007 and May 2009 where no new main event rookies were given the chance to headline a PPV in a one-on-one match.  That covered 24 consecutive PPV events and almost a two year span with no new performers making a significant splash at the very top of the card.  And there is another large gap in the list shortly after that period.  Jeff Hardy and CM Punk were the only main event rookies who ended up headlining any of the 40 PPV events between August 2007 and June 2010.

One of the biggest gaps in the list is actually taking place right now, as WWE is on a streak of 14 consecutive PPVs in a row without any main event rookies getting a chance to headline a PPV.

On a related note, only 3 of the 9 PPVs in 2014 have been headlined by a one-on-one match.  This could be the first time in the entire era of monthly PPVs that WWE fails to schedule at least 6 such matches in the year.  In contrast, 2013 included 11 PPVs that were headlined by a one-on-one match.

Another glaring issue is how none of the guys who made their PPV main event debut from July 2010 through July 2013 ended up sticking as regular attractions at the main event level.  We all know this, of course, because Punk and Bryan are the only two new stars in the last 5 years who have even come remotely close to usurping Cena's dominance at the top of the card.  But look through that depressing list of names that WWE has main evented a PPV with at some point between Punk and Bryan:  Sheamus, Barrett, Miz, Truth, Del Rio, Ryback, Laurinaitis, Ziggler.  Forget about trying to find a regular main eventer in that group; none of these guys are really even upper card attractions in WWE today.

Now let's consider the era of brand-only PPVs, which lasted from June 2003 through February 2007.  The following wrestlers all made their WWE PPV main event debuts on one of these brand-only shows:  Guerrero, JBL, Flair, Cena, Mysterio, RVD, Umaga.  Nobody on this list outside of John Cena ever went on to compete in the main event of a PPV that wasn't a brand-only PPV.  In other words, all 6 of JBL's main event matches took place on Smackdown-only PPVs.  The same is true of Guerrero's 3 main event matches.  Both of Mysterio's main event matches were on Smackdown-only PPV's.  Umaga and Flair each had their lone main event match on Raw-only PPVs.  RVD's only main event occurred on an ECW-themed PPV.  It is fair to wonder if any of those men would have ever gotten the chance to headline a PPV in a one-on-one match if WWE didn't decide to go forward with the concept of brand-only PPVs.

Breaking In The Rookies

These 64 superstars made their PPV main event debuts across 60 different matches.  If you exclude the 4 matches listed much earlier that each featured two main event rookies going against one another, that leaves 56 matches remaining where a main event veteran was used as the foil for the man making his main event debut.

You'll notice that a lot of these guys broke into the PPV main event scene with a match against an era-defining star such as Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, and John Cena.

Well here is the list of how many main event rookies each established veteran broke in to the main event scene.  The parentheses include the names of the main event rookies that they broke in.  It might seem ridiculous to characterize WCW main eventers like Goldberg and Flair as main event rookies, but I humbly request that you just sit there and Deal With It!

  • 12 - John Cena (RVD, Edge, Umaga, Khali, Lashley, Sheamus, Miz, Truth, ADR, Laurinaitis, Ziggler, Bryan)
  • 5 - Hulk Hogan (Andre, Warrior, Slaughter, Undertaker, Sid Justice)
  • 5 - The Rock (Benoit, Angle, Booker T, Lesnar, Goldberg)
  • 4 - Bret Hart (HBK, Yokozuna, Bigelow, Austin)
  • 4 - Steve Austin (Kane, Mr. McMahon, Triple H, Jericho)
  • 3 - Undertaker (Fake Undertaker, Goldust, Faarooq)
  • 3 - Shawn Michaels (Vader, Mankind, Shamrock)
  • 2 - Brock Lesnar (Big Show, Guerrero)
  • 2 - Randy Orton (Flair, Barrett)
  • 2 - John Bradshaw Layfield (Cena, Mysterio)
  • 1 - Randy Savage (DiBiase)
  • 1 - Ultimate Warrior (Rude)
  • 1 - Yokozuna (Luger)
  • 1 - Bam Bam Bigelow (Lawrence Taylor)
  • 1 - Sycho Sid (Diesel)
  • 1 - Diesel (Mabel)
  • 1 - Mankind (The Rock)
  • 1 - Eddie Guerrero (JBL)
  • 1 - Chris Benoit (Orton)
  • 1 - Triple H (Batista)
  • 1 - Kurt Angle (Henry)
  • 1 - Edge (Hardy)
  • 1 - Jeff Hardy (Punk)
  • 1 - CM Punk (Ryback)

Triple H fought in 29 of the 186 one-one-one main event matches in this study yet the only time it was against a main event rookie was with Batista at WrestleMania 21 in 2005.

Speaking of Batista, his name doesn't even appear in the list because he was never booked to headline a PPV against a main event rookie.  The same can be said about notable superstars such as Chris Jericho, Daniel Bryan, and Kane.

The idea that Randy Orton broke in Ric Flair to PPV main events in 2004 is of course laughable, considering Flair's past work and legacy outside of WWE.  And Orton's other rookie, Wade Barrett, is probably only there because John Cena was the real focal point of the Orton/Barrett feud.

Undertaker's list of rookies is unremarkable for a guy that has headlined 36 of these 186 matches.  His main event with Goldust was an accident, as WWF's In Your House: Beware Of Dog (May 1996) was ruined by a power outage, and so WWF came up with a makeshift PPV card two nights later to make up for it.  That latter broadcast was headlined by Undertaker versus Goldust, which was merely an upper card bout on the original show.

John Cena's list of 12 main event rookies includes 10 men who have never main evented a PPV against any other opponent besides Cena.  The two exceptions are Edge and Bryan.

Cena's record in these 12 matches was 4-8.  The only men he defeated were Umaga, Khali, Lashley, and Truth.

Main Event Rematches

Of course with 186 main event matches featuring only 64 wrestlers, that means there have been plenty of rematches.  Here is the full list of the these main event matches that have occurred at least twice:

  • 6 matches:  Austin vs Undertaker
  • 5 matches: Triple H vs Orton
  • 4 matches: Undertaker vs HBK
  • 3 matches: Lesnar vs Undertaker, Edge vs Undertaker, Bret vs HBK, Austin vs Rock, Triple H vs Batista, Lesnar vs Cena, Orton vs Cena, Orton vs Bryan, Cena vs Edge, Cena vs Punk
  • 2 matches: Hogan vs Undertaker, Bret vs Undertaker, Kane vs Undertaker, Batista vs Undertaker, Sid vs Diesel, Sid vs HBK, Bret vs Bulldog, Bret vs Yokozuna, Bret vs Diesel, HBK vs Bulldog, HBK vs Triple H, Austin vs Dude Love, Austin vs Triple H, Austin vs Jericho, Rock vs Triple H, Rock vs Angle, Rock vs Cena, Rock vs Punk, Triple H vs Goldberg, Triple H vs Cena, Triple H vs Lesnar, Orton vs Barrett, Batista vs Cena, Cena vs Khali, Cena vs Miz, Edge vs Hardy, Punk vs Hardy

Steve Austin and The Undertaker faced off in one-on-one main events more than any other pair of wrestlers.  These matches took place on the following PPVs: In Your House 15 (May 1997), SummerSlam (August 1998), In Your House 26 (December 1998), Over The Edge (May 1999), Fully Loaded (July 1999), and Judgment Day (May 2001).

And now I need to address the giant elephant in the room:  how is Cena versus Orton not at the very top of the list???

Orton and Cena have stood across the ring from each other as opponents on 24 different WWE PPV matches.

10 of those 24 matches were undercard matches, including 6 one-on-one matches and one Royal Rumble match.

11 of those 24 matches were main event matches that included at least one additional competitor beyond Orton and Cena, including 3 such PPV matches this year (Elimination Chamber, Money In The Bank, Battleground) as well as two Royal Rumble matches.

And 3 of those 24 matches fit the criteria for this study - main eventing a PPV against each other in a one-on-one match:  SummerSlam 2007, Bragging Rights 2009, and TLC 2013.

So while there is no doubt that the Orton/Cena rivalry has been exhausted beyond reason, it wasn't given the very top spot on a PPV card as many times and Orton's matches with Triple H ended up in that position.

Close Calls

Earlier in this study I highlighted the four main event matches that featured two main event rookies facing off.  Here are a few more matches that didn't quite make the cut for that list but really weren't too far off.

Eddie Guerrero vs JBL, May 2004
JBL was the main event rookie here.  Eddie Guerrero's lone main event match prior to this one was his WWE Championship victory over Brock Lesnar three months earlier.  This was a Smackdown-only PPV and Guerrero was the WWE Champion, so this match was an easy call for the main event spot.

Randy Savage vs Ted DiBiase, March 1988
Ted DiBiase was the main event rookie here.  Savage had only headlined The Wrestling Classic.  The biggest drawing match at WrestleMania 4 was no doubt the rematch between Hogan and Andre, but it was placed in an earlier round of a WWF Championship tournament and so it could not main event the show.  The Savage/DiBiase match ended up as the final match of the tournament.

Bret Hart vs Shawn Michaels, November 1992
Shawn Michaels was the main event rookie here.  Bret Hart's lone main event match prior to this one was his SummerSlam match with the British Bulldog three months earlier.  The original main event of this card was supposed to be a tag team match pitting Warrior and Savage against Flair and Ramon, and there is even a promotional poster pushing that advertised match.  However Warrior had a falling out with the company and was replaced by Mr. Perfect, and so this tag team match ended up taking a backseat to Bret Hart's WWF Championship defense against the Intercontinental Champion, Shawn Michaels.

Jeff Hardy vs CM Punk, July 2009
CM Punk was the main event rookie here.  Hardy headlined his first two PPVs earlier in the summer against Edge and was now challenging for Punk's World Heavyweight Championship.  The main reason I want to highlight this one is because it featured relatively fresh main eventers who relegated a Cena versus Orton feud to secondary status.  On the undercard of this same show, Cena fought with Orton in a triple threat match for the WWE Championship.  Meanwhile Punk and Hardy went on to headline the very next PPV as well (SummerSlam) over a singles match for the WWE Championship between Cena and Orton.

Notice that a major championship was on the line in every one of these matches.

There are several other main event matches that featured two men who together had only headlined a very small number of WWE PPVs.  In the vast majority of these cases (Diesel vs Mabel, Warrior vs Rude, Benoit vs Orton, Booker T vs Mysterio, Triple H vs Mr. McMahon, Diesel vs Sid) a major championship was being defended.

In other cases there was usually a special attraction to the match (Bigelow vs Taylor, Undertaker vs Fake Undertaker).  Or in some cases WWE was falling back on the star power of men who had experience headlining major shows for other companies (Luger vs Yokozuna, Flair vs Orton).

Final Thoughts

The company's history of 186 one-on-one main event matches on PPV strongly suggests that WWE is unlikely to headline a show with two main event rookies like Ambrose and Rollins.  It seems pretty clear that WWE rarely ever headlines a PPV with two new main eventers unless there is a major championship at stake.  The Hell In A Cell 2014 match between Ambrose and Rollins is missing this key ingredient.

The upcoming match between Cena and Orton is a serious threat to steal the main event spot away from Rollins and Ambrose on that night.  53 out of the 186 one-on-one main event matches in WWE's PPV history have featured at least one of John Cena or Randy Orton.  And when you consider that the first 97 matches (out of the 186 total matches in consideration) didn't include Cena or Orton, this means that 53 of the last 89 one-on-one main events have included at least one of Cena or Orton.  WWE absolutely loves main eventing major shows with these two men.

The television segments presented every week certainly make it seem like the chase to fight Seth Rollins is the number one story in WWE right now, and so it follows that Rollins versus Ambrose should main event Hell In A Cell 2014 instead of Cena versus Orton.  So if that's really the case, why would WWE suddenly try something so different from just about anything that they've done on PPV over the last 30 years?

The optimistic perspective would say that WWE realizes how much apathy there is towards their current crop of main eventers and so they are going to try something bold and fresh, with an eye towards building the next wave of main event stars.

An alternate perspective might conclude that this is simply a stopgap main event that WWE was forced into due to injuries of top stars like Bryan or Reigns, as well as the unavailability of bigger stars like Lesnar or Batista.  Furthermore, with PPVs being de-emphasized in favor of promoting the WWE Network, it isn't nearly as risky to place unknown PPV draws in the spotlight of major shows any more.

And the pessimistic perspective would conclude that the main event of Hell In A Cell 2014 is still going to be CenaWinsLOL.

So where do you stand, Cagesiders?  Which match is going to main event Hell In A Cell 2014?

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