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Reported Update On Why Hell In A Cell Matches Were On TV

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WWE hosted Hell In A Cell matches on both RAW and SmackDown recently in a move that left many fans asking the reason as to why.

According to PWInsider, the main reason for the cell matches taking place on the shows was to give FOX and the USA Network something extra.

WWE made history on last Friday’s SmackDown when Roman Reigns defeated Rey Mysterio inside Hell In A Cell, the first time the blue brand hosted a Hell In A Cell match. Plus, it was the first time WWE broadcast one on free television, in this case on FOX.

The title match between Reigns and Mysterio was originally set for the PPV event but was inexplicably moved to the go-home edition of SmackDown.

Then on Monday Night RAW, Bobby Lashley became the first wrestler to fight inside the cell on two consecutive nights. He battled Drew McIntyre on Sunday and Xavier Woods on RAW the following night.

Hell In A Cell will be the last PPV event to take place at the ThunderDome. WWE goes back on the road for live events with fans in attendance on July 16th, with Money In The Bank on the 18th set to be the first main roster pay-per-view with fans in attendance since Elimination Chamber 2020.