WWE’s most gruesome pay-per-view event of the year will be airing this Sunday afternoon on Peacock @8 P.M. ET. – Hell in a Cell. Now, over the years there have been PLENTY of amazing moments in the Cell’s history like when Kane ripped off the cell door and stepped face to face with the dead man in the center of the ring as the rest of the world stared in awe. Or when ‘Taker threw Mankind off the top and into the announcer’s table at the bottom just to have Mankind still continue to fight. There’s been blood, sweat, tears, and all types of foreign objects left in that ring as some of the greatest matches in WWE history took place. But that could all be thrown out the window and forgotten when Drew McIntyre takes on Bobby Lashley for the WWE’s most coveted championship inside the devil’s playground.
Now even without the stipulations, this was going to be a clash for the ages. You’re talking about the Scottish Warrior who had waited his entire career for the moment to be champion atop the WWE. He’s been released, had to start from the very bottom, and work his way all the way to the top for this moment, and this is after being handpicked from WWE’s chairman and CEO himself, Vince McMahon. But then again, Bobby Lashley has had the same kind of luck. He had left back in ’08 to deal with his own stuff, and when he came back, he had to start all the way at the bottom and work his way to the top.
Now, the two have had success with McIntyre once being Intercontinental champion and Lashley being United States champion, but for being the two massive, physically-imposing men that they are, they wanted and needed more. These guys are main event, heavyweight champion type of competitors, not middle of the card random titleholders. No offense Sheamus, they deserved more.
And when they’re time came, they captured it. Like many fans in the WWE universe, I’ll never forget the moment McIntyre beat Lesnar at WrestleMania for the chip. And vice versa when Lashley beat The Miz in the lumberjack match on Raw. The emotions felt on both nights from both of the superstars was truly heartfelt. They had been waiting their whole careers for that moment.
And this Sunday they’re going through Hell to make sure that feeling happens again. Will Drew take the Almighty to Claymore country again to be a three-time WWE champion? Or will the Almighty Era reign supreme and knock Drew back to the back of the line and continue his dominant reign? This is going to be epic!