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Why a Hell in a Cell PPV is a terrible idea

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Hell in a Cell used to be the way a bitter feud had to end in wwe. the two hated each other so much they had to finish it once and for all in a final match where there is no escape. eg. HHH / HBK was building off and on for 2 years until the finish at Bad Blood. Orton and Undertaker feuded for most of the year until armageddon. The cell match was built around the rivalry.

now, the rivalry is built around the cell. There is a hell in a cell ppv so wwe has to rush a storyline in time for the event, and still try to make it as though the two of them hate each other enough to be willing to fight in a cell. The cell used to be a last resort and something both wrestlers were afraid of, now the wrestlers dont seem to fear the cell at all. it's just something they have to do every year.
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re: Why a Hell in a Cell PPV is a terrible idea

The words 'no' and 'shit' come to mind.

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re: Why a Hell in a Cell PPV is a terrible idea

Is this thread from 2009? :/
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re: Why a Hell in a Cell PPV is a terrible idea

HIAC should've never been used after Taker vs Foley, nothing was gonna top that, it was only gonna do down after every match. If they are gonna use it then fucking use it for ending the feuds in brutal way. Only use it as last option.
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re: Why a Hell in a Cell PPV is a terrible idea

Yet the most famous one was thrown together at the last minute.

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I agree, but I don’t think this is a hot take. I’ve never really seen anyone speak in favour of the themed ppvs.
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re: Why a Hell in a Cell PPV is a terrible idea

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HIAC should've never been used after Taker vs Foley, nothing was gonna top that, it was only gonna do down after every match. If they are gonna use it then fucking use it for ending the feuds in brutal way. Only use it as last option.
In hindsight those spots should have never happened , it led to high expectations not just for the HIAC matches, many bodies were destroyed trying to one up that match
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re: Why a Hell in a Cell PPV is a terrible idea

Any themed PPV is a bad idea because it waters down the meaning of a gimmick. TLC, Elimination Chamber, HIAC, it's all the same.

Unfortunately, WWE have been using gimmicks to try and cover up for their lack of ability to tell a good story for a decade now.
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re: Why a Hell in a Cell PPV is a terrible idea

I don't like themed PPV's in general because it takes what are supposed to be special types of matches used for specific moments, and makes them feel like just another match on just another show.

TLC, EC, HIAC, etc should all go imo. And MITB should be a WrestleMania or Summerslam-exclusive match as well imo.
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re: Why a Hell in a Cell PPV is a terrible idea

It's perfectly fitting for today's WWE mindset. The more you do something, the less it is special and that's what happened with Hell in a Cell.

By trying to make more money with it, they by mistake led it to make less money than if they kept it for when it used to be special. In the last years, The Usos vs New Day or Orton vs Jeff Hardy actually weren't bad and I think they would've been way more enjoyable if they had been the only Hell in a Cell matches on the card

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