Hell In A Cell 2017: Why Sami Zayn Saved Kevin Owens

As fans have seen in past matches involving "Shane-O-Mac", anything is possible including death-defying leaps off the cage or other items.

Kevin Owens was somehow standing tall after WWE Hell in a Cell after his victory over Smackdown Live commissioner Shane McMahon. Other times, we get a regular match with a cage backdrop. Is he aligned with Owens? Owens went for a powerbomb, but Shane raised his head and back dropped Owens.

Zayn, who may revive his career as a heel, looked as shocked and disgusted with himself as the Detroit fans as he backed away from a stunned Owens, with whom he has had his own longstanding feud.

What about the other matches?

The Smackdown Live Tag Team Championships opened the main card and set the tone for the rest of the night. Where did it rank amongst the fellow HIAC matches on the PPV card? This was my favorite match of the night. In fact, Dillinger was added to this match for the sole objective of being the guy Corbin pins to win the US Championship.

Pitoniak: Complexion of Bills season changes dramatically with upset of Falcons
Buffalo's 19-play drive, which lasted 11 minutes and 20 seconds, ended with a 24-yard field goal by Hauschka for a 17-10 lead. He had three interceptions in a 30-26 win at Detroit last week, including a pick-six, which led to 10 points for the Lions.

MATTHEW ASHER: Styles doesn't technically need the win and the title, but if Corbin's still in the doghouse, especially since his last embarrassing loss on SDL, Styles needs to win this one simply to make up for the fact that Corbin is hot garbage at this point. I like the idea of Corbin as the U.S. Champion, and I really like the idea of Styles getting back in the world title mix where he belongs. Jinder Mahal needs to drop the belt asap, as it has now lost all relevance and the company need to stop giving us such tiresome, formulaic matches. And consistency. For more than 140 days, Mahal was the king of the show, taking out Randy Orton (three times over) along the way before his feud with Shinsuke Nakamura began.

With that out of the way, let's get to the rest of the show! I wouldn't mind seeing these teams go at it one more time if that's the route WWE wants to go, I just pray that they don't have the rematch on a random SmackDown as a throwaway just to say they did the rematch. That allowed Gable and Benjamin to do their double-team Doomsday Device variation on Ryder and they pinned him while Mojo looked distraught.

One of the featured fights in the event will be between Jinder Mahal and Shinsuke Nakamura. Nakamura escaped an attempt at the Khallas, missed a second Kinshasa, and finally got caught with the Khallas. Instead, it was just plain flat, in large part because WWE has failed to showcase Nakamura properly. Nakamura tried his best to carry the match, but him and Mahal have no chemistry. There were plenty of high spots throughout the contest and some things were just too much. Realizing she was close to losing her belt, Natalya hit Charlotte with a steel chair to cause a disqualification. MATTHEW BYER: Can these two have a match that last longer than a minute or two? While Booby Roode handed Dolph Ziggler a beating to secure his pay-per-view win.

On paper, the WWE Universe should have a reason to get behind Charlotte Flair as a babyface because her momentum as a result of Ric Flair's health scare will fade.


Popular
  • All the home runs of the American League Wild Card Game, ranked

    All the home runs of the American League Wild Card Game, ranked

    Then Tommy Kahnle backed up Robertson, telling you plenty about how little confidence Girardi has in Dellin Betances these days. Tuesday's start against the Twins in the American League Wild Card game didn't go according to plan for Luis Severino .
    New York Jets running back Bilal Powell scores 75-yard TD

    New York Jets running back Bilal Powell scores 75-yard TD

    We just make decisions based on, 'Hey, listen , he just went three in a row pretty hard.' His running, it's all hard running. The man in front of McGuire at the moment, Bilal Powell , has been predominantly a receiving back throughout his career.
    German Election: Anti-AfD Protests Erupt In Berlin

    German Election: Anti-AfD Protests Erupt In Berlin

    The unprecedented victory of the AfD and its presence in the German parliament will undoubtedly have important implications. Schulz's SPD was down to 20.5 percent, but still managed to remain the second party after the conservatives.
  • Remember When Chris Stapleton Covered Tom Petty at the Ryman?

    Remember When Chris Stapleton Covered Tom Petty at the Ryman?

    Petty's influence crossed genres, making him the ultimate musical utility player. He was great performer, full of the light, a friend, and Ill never forget him.
    Rams' Greatest Show 2.0 outshines America's Team 35-30

    Rams' Greatest Show 2.0 outshines America's Team 35-30

    Prescott earlier had a 10-yard scoring run that ended with a flip at the goal line as he tried to dive past three defenders. In a game where the Dallas dominated the first half, 30 points weren't enough as the Cowboys fell to the Rams 35-30 Sunday.
    Turkey wants summit with Iran and Iraq after Kurd vote: PM Yildirim

    Turkey wants summit with Iran and Iraq after Kurd vote: PM Yildirim

    There was some opposition to the vote among non-Kurdish populations in disputed areas between the Kurdish and Iraqi governments. The director of Irbil airport, Talar Faiq Salih said humanitarian, military and diplomatic flights were excluded from the ban.
  • Big Takeaways: Myles Garrett makes presence felt on very 1st snap

    Big Takeaways: Myles Garrett makes presence felt on very 1st snap

    The Jets are unexpectedly riding a two-game winning streak as they head to Cleveland for a matchup with the winless Browns . Thankfully, Jets K Chandler Catanzaro was able to drill a 41 yard FG with 28 seconds left in OT to give them the victory.
    Blade Runner 2049 targeting a $50 million opening weekend

    Blade Runner 2049 targeting a $50 million opening weekend

    The special effects are impeccable, and they include sequences that blur the line, evocatively, between what's real and unreal. He and his team realise that the woman died during childbirth and that she was a replicant, two things that don't make sense.
    MS  children to lose health insurance in April

    MS children to lose health insurance in April

    In Kansas, the rate dropped from 5.1 percent in 2015 to 4.3 percent in 2016, and it's a almost 30-percent drop from 2013. John's Children's Hospital and Chair of Pediatrics for SIU School of Medicine.
  • Joe Girardi Can't Be Judged Solely on One No-Call

    Joe Girardi Can't Be Judged Solely on One No-Call

    Bauer missed his first scheduled start in last year's playoffs when he sliced his finger playing with a drone . After the game , Sanchez told the New York Dailey News that he heard something as the ball crossed the plate.
    Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos Preview and Prediction

    Oakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos Preview and Prediction

    But he was also sacked four times as pass protection broke down under the pressure of Khalil Mack and Mario Edwards . If he is out all five games and the Raiders win three of the five, they will be 5-4 and still in the wild card mix.
    The College Basketball Scandal Has Big-Name Casualty - Louisville Makes Shocking Announcement

    The College Basketball Scandal Has Big-Name Casualty - Louisville Makes Shocking Announcement

    Louisville basketball will name David Padgett its new interim coach, according to Corey Evans of Rivals . And if Pitino can be taken down, no college basketball coach is untouchable.

CONNECT