The Hell in a Cell PPV was marginally successful PPV thanks to some really good matches. But once again, the third year in a row, WWE didn’t book the WWE championship match as a Hell in a Cell match rather they went with a traditional match.
For the past couple of years, the Hell in a Cell PPV has been headlined by non-title matches like Brock Lesnar vs the Undertaker in 2015, a year before it was Dean Ambrose vs Seth Rollins in 2014.
Overall, WWE hasn’t booked any major championship match inside Hell in a Cell for quite a long now. This year, the PPV was headlined by Shane McMahon and Kevin Owens.
The match as we all know didn’t end the way anyone would expect it to, it was leaked that Kevin Owens was going to win, but when did WWE made the Hell in a Cell match also a falls count anywhere match only they know.
Anyway, as we saw when Shane McMahon jumped from the top of the cage, Sami Zayn came in and dragged Kevin Owens so that he could cover up Shane’s body for a 3-count.
This past week on SmackDown, it was revealed that Shane McMahon got injured and will be out of action for months, but the reality is he won’t be really out for months.
Shane McMahon may be injured but he won’t be out for months. The main reason why he may not appear on SmackDown until next year is because of the contract he signed when he made his return.
According to the contract he signed, WWE will have him booked for two matches in a year, so this year he already had a feud with AJ Styles which resulted in a match between him and AJ, and then the feud with Kevin Owens.
Even last year also he was involved in two matches, the first one being with the Undertaker at Wrestlemania 32 inside Hell in a Cell and then being part of team SmackDown in the Survivor series match.
So, you won’t be seeing Shane McMahon in a match in the near future against Sami Zayn or Kevin Owens until next year.
This whole idea was of Vince McMahon as he thinks his son is a big money drawer, last year when it was announced that Shane would face the Undertaker inside Hell in a Cell around 26,000 tickets were sold within a short amount of time.
So, Vince McMahon was indeed right. However, now Shane went from SmackDown, the ratings of the show will be in jeopardy as SmackDown Live viewership hasn’t seen much increase, and there has been a huge drop in the number of live audience to being as low as just 3000.
WWE needs to get a big star on SmackDown if they want the show to get some success as it has already become a flop show due to the lack of Star power, and this is one thing which will certainly affect when team SmackDown will be announced to face against the star-studded team of RAW for the Survivor Series PPV.