During tonight’s broadcast of WrestleMania Backlash, WWE announced Hell in the Cell (HIAC) will be the next pay-per-view on June 20. Since its first show in 2009, the HIAC event generally takes place every year in October.
Money in the Bank (MITB) was the original pay-per-view scheduled for June which is around the time of the year it normally is. MITB has actually taken place in the months of June and July with the past couple of years taking place in May.
It is being reported by Andrew Zarian of the MatMen Podcast and the Wrestling Observer that the MITB event was moved in the hopes of having fans in attendance. It is being slated to take place in July which also coincides with a previous report made by Fightful.
There has been three prior women’s Hell in a Cell matches in the history of the event. All three have included Sasha Banks who has been victorious in just one. That win was last year’s against Bayley when Banks became SmackDown Women’s Champion for the first time in her career. She faced Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch in the prior two.
It remains to be seen if the women will get a HIAC match this year, however, they were shown in the pay-per-view announcement.
WWE has not announced officially where MITB will fall on the pay-per-view schedule this year. Extreme Rules is still currently set for July 18. Pure speculation and an idea, if they kept “The Horror Show” theme they had last year then Extreme Rules can move to October where HIAC would normally have been.
Diva Dirt will keep you updated on any rumored or official plans for WWE’s upcoming pay-per-view events.