With Hell in a Cell less than 24 hours away, there are a few rumors circulating regarding the show worth talking about.
From how Foley got involved to the role he'll play, the outcome of some of the matches themselves and if we can expect any surprises, this could be a pay-per-view that shocks viewers despite the company not offering tv programming that did a wonderful job selling the event.
Ther is plenty of filler that won't leave fans excited, but the few matches that could be memorable, will leave people talking. Here are the biggest rumors heading into WWE's 2018 offering of Hell in a Cell.
Foley Will Get Involved
"When that door shuts, all the focus will be on them...obviously I hope I get involved in some way." @RealMickFoley explains his role as special guest referee in @WWERomanReigns vs. @BraunStrowman at #HIAC, says this appearance has been in the works since #RAW25. pic.twitter.com/oK5Vc9pK4F— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) September 13, 2018
Mick Foley is the special guest referee and while he's said that he wants to match to be about Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman once the door of the cell closes, there is buzz he will get involved in the outcome.
His appearance on that show has been in the works for some time and he's said his involvement was well in the works before WWE came to see his special. He had the chance to participate in the 25th anniversary of Raw and instead texted Vince McMahon, ‘I appreciate it, but I just feel like I have something to offer if you are willing to wait until September. I feel like I can do something more impactful for the 20th anniversary of Hell in a Cell.’
It seems unlikely WWE would have this in the works for so long, the show be so monumental in terms of how he played a role in the success of the concept and WWE not do anything about it. But, to be clear, he's not expected to take any real bumps during the match.
There is some concern over what Jeff Hardy might do on Sunday. He's nursing an injury but it has been a dream of his to be in a Hell in a Cell match before he calls it a career. That they stuck him inside the cell with Randy Orton only invites him to try something that could wind up with him seriously injured. WWE will likely take extra precautions to set up something that will protect Hardy as he takes a huge bump of some kind.
No word on if WWE has told him he's not allowed to fly off the top of the cell but it's expected he might try a Swanton Bomb off the cage. If so, it would make his match the one to watch and if he doesn't, no doubt some fans will leave feeling disappointed. It's a tough place for the company and Hardy to be in.
Nikki Bella May Interfere
There is a chance Nikki Bella may interfere in the Ronda Rousey and Alexa Bliss match costing Rousey in some way and setting up a match between Bella and Rousey at the Evolution pay-per-view in October.
Nikki has been awkwardly playing the role of a babyface during her recent return but the sense is she's not comfortable with Rousey being so heavily featured and she'll turn in a jealous rage and attack the former MMA fighter. It could happen during the match which would help Bliss, who at this point is considered the heavy underdog.
Kurt Angle Return
With Baron Corbin not set to play a big role in the Hell in a Cell event itself, this rumor might wait until Monday but the return of Kurt Angle is rumored to be imminent and it could happen as early as Sunday if there is a storyline where he needs to get involved somehow.
His absence from Raw was never supposed to be an extremely long one and it is expected he'll have to fight Corbin in some way to get his position back. Fans should watch for an opportunity where WWE sets up that idea.
A Lynch/Flair Double Turn
If you think back to the time Bret Hart turned heel as Stone Cold Steve Austin turned babyface, you know it's possible — when one superstar is getting cheered while they should be getting booed and vice versa — to have a double turn work. There is speculation WWE might try this during the Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair match.
Lynch has been an exception heel but the fans love her. Meanwhile, Flair isn't getting sympathy from the audience. This is the perfect storm, especially when you consider the fans also view Lynch as a star who has been getting shafted and earns a run.