Either insane Canadian Kevin Owens is a diabolical genius or he has truly lost the plot. The main championship will have Shinsuke Nakamura fighting Jinder Mahal again to try to take away the WWE title from him. It seemed remarkable that the cell held them.
All Shane had to do was pin Owens but of course he didn't. Steel chairs, tables and maybe a 2x4 should be used.
Towards the end of the match, Nakamura cornered Mahal with a knee to his gut.
Thankfully, after three awful matches, the night's main event delivered.
The two traded punches before Shane took a big risk by jumping off the barricade and onto KO.
I'm anticipating this one to be a dark horse for match of the night. "And this is what makes them different".
HIAC is always a good time, while also filling us with anxiety than someone is going to do something insane, reckless and career threatening.
The match continued to go back and forth, until the Singh Brothers tried to interfere. Not an empty threat. Not really sure why they bothered with the post-match stuff, not really sure I care either. The Undertaker's 19-match win streak appeared to come to end, only to see him kick out just before the three-count. The only complaint I have is that the Usos don't have a third member to counter Xavier on the side. Hopefully, when they got backstage, they let out a huge "follow that!" Once obscure hardcore-fan-only promotions like Ring of Honor now draw a wide audience thanks to ubiquitous internet wrestling fandom, as do global operations like New Japan Pro-Wrestling and hyper-stylized mold-breaking outfits like El Rey's Lucha Underground - all of which have carved into WWE's fanbase in by catering to elements like more extreme violence, technical-wrestling fundamentals and elaborate storylines that WWE's mass-appeal mandate has aimed to eschew. That isn't to say both teams are not entertaining to watch, but rather it's time both of them moved on to fresher opponents that will be far more interesting. The New Day faced The Usos inside Hell in a Cell. JOHN POWELL: This is why you don't break up successful tag teams. Therefore, if this is the final blow-off match for these two teams, the heels winning the titles would seem to be the smartest decision. Winners: The New Day. Given that Owens' animosity is directed toward the McMahon family, it could be a viable option to have Triple H get involved and shoot some kind of angle - which could set up a potentially hot match between he and Hunter, perhaps at Survivor Series. She showed up again this opportunity to beat Natalya the Current WWE SmackDown Women.
NOLAN HOWELL: Natalya maintains via nefarious means. The build for this one centered around Mahal being a very large piece of shit, and not in a good way, if that makes sense. Will Carmella cash in? Just give Charlotte the belt already.
WWE Hell in a Cell 2017 featured a few big moments, including an unexpected heel turn and another stunt by Shane McMahon in the main event. There is a new USA champion: Baron Corbin. Before Styles can make the cover, Corbin knocks him out of the ring and steals the pinfall to gain his first title in his WWE career.
JOHN POWELL: Corbin should win here.
The storyline surrounding the US Championship is yet another thing SmackDown has managed to handle well, especially when there's a third-wheel player in Tye Dillinger who has to sit on the sidelines. Bobby Roode said that enough was enough, considering that he has the epitome of a flashy entrance.
Bobby Roode, 40 years old Canadian actor and wrestler and a the new WWE signee will face Dolph Ziggler. Is that too much to ask? The last match was flat and didn't deliver. One can only hope as this has gotten ridiculous. Ziggler should take this one here, so he can lose on a bigger stage. How rude. How insulting.