Hell in a Cell

McMahon vs. Owens set for Hell in a Cell

During this week’s Smackdown Live in Las Vegas, a new match for the Hell in a Cell PPV on October 8 in Detroit, Michigan was made official.

Shane McMahon vs. Kevin Owens inside a Hell in a Cell was made official for the upcoming Smackdown-only PPV in four weeks, the only match set for inside the structure. The match was made official by Vince McMahon shortly before he was attacked by Owens.

Already announced for the show is Jinder Mahal defending the WWE Championship against Shinsuke Nakamura. WWE is not listing that match as taking place inside the Hell in a Cell structure, so it appears McMahon vs. Owens is the only match with the stipulation so far.

You can check out the segment on Smackdown below courtesy of WWE.

NXT TakeOver title match set

WWE.com has announced that Kairi Sane, the winner of the inaugural Mae Young Classic, will challenge for the vacant NXT Women’s Championship at NXT TakeOver: Houston on November 18. NXT has yet to determine who Sane will be facing at the event.

You can check out Sane being presented with the trophy courtesy of WWE.


  1. No thanks WWE. Garbage wrestling with non-wrestlers (Shane) is lazy booking. If I wanted to see people jumping and falling off props I would watch CZW.

  2. Please note this is not to take away from your opinion whatsoever but I know we’re both on here regularly, I enjoy your comments, and I’m surprised to hear you feel this one was lazy booking. I actually found that have put more detail into this storyline then they have in much of the active wrestler storytelling (i.e. The Hardy’s currently, The Vaudvillians until the break-up, Ascention, Bayley, etc.) – they have been building this forever right now and have incorporated AJ, Daniel, now Vince, Shane and are building towards giving KO the biggest heel push we have seen on Smackdown in forever. Thus, I have found this is the opposite of lazy booking and that they should be using this format more for the wrestlers they are mis-using right now. This story has a conspiracy theory, a massive heel, family stuff, insubordination, lawsuit, bringing up the past issues with Shane / AJ, a beatdown bad enough to bring Stephanie out (like to heck with the storyline of her being ‘injured’, her Father has been attacked viciously) etc. – I don’t know that they could do much more with a storyline. The devil’s advocate as well would add that what this storyline does for KO as a heel couldn’t be done with another Smackdown ‘wrestler’ on the card. We may decide not to watch the actual match if we don’t want to see the spot monkey stuff BUT from a storyline perspective and for pushing Owens heel (and I think that longer plan is worth the short term stuff) in a way few have been pushed in the past few years, I’m not sure they could have crafted it better.

  3. I can see your point about the storyline. I guess it was built up pretty well, and has some history, but I just wish they would start picking people other than “the family.” Someone on the other post mentioned they can see HHH getting involved later down the road. Hope not. I would go as far as to say I would wish they would have a regular match, but Shane isn’t a wrestler, so that’s why he’s always in gimmick matches. I guess the “lazy booking” comment was more about the personnel involved than the actual story. This stuff may never end when in 20 years HHH and Steph’s kids are women’s champ.

  4. So, so true! agree completely on the fact that it would serve them better long term to put as much work building up all superstars in this way 🙂

  5. Agree with you. Shane O Mac Shane O Sucks!! Always has even though his idiot family is always trying to pass him off as a wrestler by putting him in with REAL wrestlers who deserve better than trying to make him look like a credible threat.

  6. Ugh, time for Emperor Vince & his new clothes to make one of his real wrestlers make his old bastard son, the Commodus of pro wrestling, look like a great fighter again. More of the McMorons treating the family business like the family playground. Will this sh*t never end?

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