The Hell in a Cell pay-per-view is only five days away now, but WWE only has three confirmed matches on the card up to this point - though more will certainly be added later in the week.
Right now, Seth Rollins vs. Bray Wyatt for the Universal Championship, Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks for the Raw Women's Championship and Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns vs. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan are the only matches on the card. The two title matches are slated to take place inside a cell.
At the Fox SmackDown premiere, we'll see Kofi Kingston put his WWE Championship on the line against Brock Lesnar. The Beast Incarnate is the heavy favorite to win, but whatever happens, it sounds like a rematch will take place no matter what.
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t Ringside News), speculates that there will be a WWE Championship rematch between Lesnar and Kingston at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, two days after their clash on SmackDown.
It would be a major surprise if there wasn't a WWE Championship match on the card, especially for one of the most highly anticipated pay-per-views of the year. There's no way they can put on a big event like this without the prestigious title.
Fox obviously wants to maximize its television ratings early, which is why it made sense to pit Lesnar against Kingston on the 20th anniversary of SmackDown. Even if the timing of the match is strange - with Hell in a Cell just two days later - it was a business decision that had to be made.
Kingston has held the title ever since he defeated Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania 35. Lesnar dropped his Universal Championship to Seth Rollins twice this year, but he gets the chance to redeem himself this Friday.
Hell in a Cell Card Should Be Strong
Meltzer also reported "there’s a good card planned" for Hell in a Cell, even though we're only at three matches on the card so far. You can pencil in a fourth WWE Championship match as well, and we should expect Bayley to be assigned an opponent for her SmackDown Women's Championship as well. And it wouldn't be a surprise if Intercontinental and United States Championship matches were assigned to the card as well.