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This Dolph Ziggler vs. Cesaro Hell in a Cell promo is outstanding

This is amazing.


"This particular Intercontinental championship reign means so much to me because it shows where I've gone to, where I've come back from, and with the WWE Universe behind me it's something that charges me along. If you think you're good, you can be comfortable. I know I'm one of the best and I feel great out there. Cesaro is easily pound-for-pound one of the strongest men and superstars in the business. Cesaro is an unbelievable mat technician. Cesaro is a genius inside of the ring. Cesaro is so good at wrestling that I feel that he may be better than me. If I wasn't a fighting champion and didn't believe in myself, I would feel like I was the underdog here. And I still feel that way a little, but I'm confident I'm as good as I say I am. This match at Hell in a Cell, 2-out-of-3 Falls, is where we have to go. We've traded victories, we've gone head-to-head, we've had some controversial endings to matches; 2-out-of-3 Falls is the way to decide this. I steal the show. I'm going to walk out of Hell in a Cell still the Intercontinental champion because I'm that damn good."


"Dolph Ziggler calls himself 'The Show Off', and every time he goes out there he gives it his all, he shows up, he struts around, too good, too bad, or whatever his new shirt says. So he's trying really, really hard. Like I said, he's trying really hard. If you were really good, like for example like Cesaro is really good, you just go out there and it looks easy. I can grapple better than Dolph, I'm stronger than Dolph, I'm bigger than Dolph, I'm heavier than Dolph. So, Dolph, I'm essentially a better version of you, with a better haircut too. I definitely pose the greatest threat to Dolph Ziggler. To be honest, if I would be Dolph I would be ducking and hiding too if I would have to fight somebody like me. I don't plan on losing any of those falls. The Intercontinental championship belongs to Cesaro. Will I give Dolph an old school ass whooping? You bet I will."

This feels like something you would see in MMA or boxing, and it's a welcome change of pace for WWE. It's simple, but adds depth to the Cesaro vs. Dolph Ziggler 2-out-of-3 Falls match planned for Hell in a Cell tomorrow night (Oct. 26, 2014) in Dallas, Texas. In fact, it makes it feel like one of the biggest matches on the card when the reality is something closer to the opposite.

And because they waited until the SmackDown go home show to officially announce the match, this wasn't made available until late last night. It feels a bit like a missed opportunity.

Still, this is outstanding work and here's to hoping WWE will break it out again in the very near future for much bigger matches.

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