WWE Hell In A Cell 2021 Guide: Match Card, Predictions

Don’t worry, you haven’t fallen into a deep sleep or slipped into a coma and missed out on five months of your life. The next stop on the WWE PPV calendar really is Hell in a Cell. The last WWE PPV that will take place in the ThunderDome with no fans in attendance, providing the world really is on the mend and we don’t get plunged back into lockdown, of course. WWE has announced it will return to turning in July kicking off with Money in the Bank weekend.

HIAC may have been moved for a number of reasons. Perhaps it was a reaction to AEW’s Blood and Guts match, or maybe it’s just so MITB can be saved for when fans are in attendance. Whatever the reason, HIAC will air live on Peacock in the US and the WWE Network on June 20, 2021, this year. The main card will begin at 7 pm EST, or if you want to watch its kickoff show you’ll need to tune in an hour earlier.

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Rhea Ripley Vs. Charlotte Flair For The Raw Women’s Championship

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Charlotte Flair disappeared at an inopportune time when it comes to her quest to surpass her dad’s record of 16 World Titles. Since The Queen was absent for a large chunk of WWE’s road to WrestleMania, she wasn’t included on the card. The first time that has been the case for six years. Flair has very much been making up for lost time, targeting Rhea Ripley ever since she returned.

It feels like WWE has been keeping Flair in the picture, but not having Ripley lose immediately to avoid fan backlash. At HIAC, time may well be up for The Nightmare. Between reports that Ripley has been taking acting classes and WWE counting any and all title reigns towards Flair’s total, this one seems almost nailed on to play host to a title change.

Bobby Lashley Vs. Drew McIntyre Or Kofi Kingston For The WWE Championship

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Fans thought the WWE Title picture was finally going to get freshened up when Kofi Kingston challenged and beat Bobby Lashley. That still might be the case, but an additional hurdle has been thrust in Kingston’s way. If the former WWE Champion wants that shot at Lashley’s title, he will need to beat another former champion in Drew McIntyre this week on Raw.

The likelihood is McIntyre will win that match so he and Lashley can have their blow-off inside of Hell in a Cell. Lashley will win and can move on to his next challengers at MITB and SummerSlam. That probably won’t be Kingston, but it could be Brock Lesnar which would make Lashley very happy.

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