Read WWE.com‘s preview to tonight’s match below:
At WWE Hell in a Cell, Daniel Bryan will team with his returning wife Brie Bella against the nefarious combination of The Miz his wife Maryse.
The highly-anticipated SummerSlam showdown pitting Bryan against his longstanding rival ended in utter controversary when The A-Lister knocked out WWE’s “Yes!” Man with an unidentified foreign object that his wife Maryse handed to him at ringside.
Backstage, in the wake of the contest, Bryan was nearly inconsolable. Despite Bryan making a heroic return from what was thought to be a career-ending injury, his loss in that match to a competitor he has loathed for many years was extremely difficult to shake. Brie steered her husband back in the right direction by reminding him how much she loved him, how much he had accomplished and how he would win in the end.
Just when Miz looked ready to retire (from competing against The Beard), mocking his rival yet again, an intense Bryan emerged to confront his nemesis, and Brie Bella made a beeline to the ring, clobbering The Miz with a few punches of her own after Maryse berated Bryan. After the brief dustup, it was soon revealed that SmackDown General Manager Paige had approved a truly “must see” Mixed Tag Team Match for the upcoming pay-per-view.
Having just won the Raw Women’s Championship, Ronda Rousey will make her first defense of the title at WWE Hell in a Cell against its former bearer, Alexa Bliss.
As revealed on Raw, Little Miss Bliss is medically cleared to redeem her opportunity to reclaim the title she lost to The Baddest Woman on the Planet at SummerSlam. She now looks to use the lessons from her title loss and attempt to hand Rousey her first defeat in WWE.
Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch’s friendship has already gone to hell in the metaphorical sense. Might as well make it official.
The Queen will defend her hard-won — or ill-gotten, depending on whom you ask — SmackDown Women’s Title against The Irish Lass Kicker at the WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, bringing one of SmackDown LIVE’s most furious rivalries to a head and cementing a championship picture that was all but unthinkable only six months ago.
After spending most of 2018 as allies, Charlotte and Becky found themselves on parallel tracks to the SmackDown Women’s Title when Flair earned her way into the planned Carmella-Becky title bout to make it a Triple Threat. Despite a strong effort from Maiden Ireland, The Queen snatched away Becky’s aspirations of championship glory at SummerSlam when she snuck up from behind and drilled the Irishwoman with Natural Selection to reclaim the title.
Though the victory was technically fair, it snapped something in Becky all the same: The former champion’s response was to ruthlessly attack Charlotte every chance she got, from a blistering verbal takedown two days after her loss to a brutal mugging from behind after Charlotte defended her title against Carmella. It was enough to catch the support of the WWE Universe, who still back Becky despite her ruthlessness, and garner the approval of SmackDown LIVE General Manager Paige, who sanctioned the title match for Hell in a Cell.
So, Charlotte is the true champion no matter how you slice it, and The Queen is never as dangerous as when she’s guarding her throne. Becky, however, is tired of missing out on her moments, and she has clearly decided to take a new track in finishing what she started. On Sept. 16, we’ll see who comes out on top.
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