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How predictable was Hell in a Cell 2017?

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Every time a WWE pay-per-view (PPV) event is on the horizon, the staff of Cageside Seats offers predictions for all of the advertised matches on the card. This data can be used to calculate a simple predictability rating for any event.

Five different staff members predicted the winners for the matches that took place at Hell in a Cell 2017 (Sun., Oct. 8, 2017) from the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Staff members received credit for a correct prediction of the winner of any match, even if they were wrong about the context of that victory.

The Cageside Seats match preview articles for Hell in a Cell 2017 also offered polls allowing Cagesiders the chance to weigh in with their predictions.

The following chart contains the prediction results for every match. The leftmost column includes the full match list. Below each staff member's name, the number "1" is a correct prediction and the number "0" is an incorrect prediction. The rightmost column contains the overall predictability rating for every match, and the very last row shows the overall accuracy of each individual staff member.

All predictions for AJ Styles versus Baron Corbin were omitted because WWE added Tye Dillinger to the fight at the last minute.

The line for Bobby Roode’s match can be interpreted as follows: “5 out of 6 predictions for Roode’s match were correct, which is a predictability rating of 83.3%.”

Staff Predictions for Hell in a Cell 2017

Match Geno Sean Cain Rev Kyle Polls Total
Match Geno Sean Cain Rev Kyle Polls Total
Gable & Benjamin vs. Hype Bros 1 1 1 0 1 1 83.3
New Day vs. The Usos 1 1 0 1 0 0 50.0
Orton vs. Rusev 1 0 1 0 1 1 66.7
Natalya vs. Charlotte 1 0 1 0 1 1 66.7
Mahal vs. Nakamura 1 0 1 1 1 1 83.3
Roode vs. Ziggler 0 1 1 1 1 1 83.3
McMahon vs. Owens 0 0 0 1 1 0 33.3
71.4 42.9 71.4 57.1 85.7 71.4 66.7

These numbers add up to 28 correct predictions and 14 incorrect predictions, which means the overall predictability rating for Hell in a Cell 2017 is 66.7%.

This increases the overall predictability rating for 2017 WWE PPVs from 58.2% up to 58.8% (348 correct versus 244 incorrect predictions). For comparison's sake, the overall predictability rating for 2015 WWE PPVs was 63.4% and the for 2016 PPVs it was 61.1%.

The staff of Cageside Seats had a strong night with predicting the winners at Hell in a Cell 2017. How did you fare, Cagesiders?