First held in October 2009, the Hell in a Cell premium live event has remained a staple on the WWE calendar for the past thirteen years. Although some of the namesake matches have been well-received, the event itself has been bemoaned by fans. The requirement to have a rivalry escalated to the level of such a match put many fans off the stipulation as a whole.
Under the regime of Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque, though, it appears this will no longer be the case. In a new interview with GiveMeSport’s Louis Dangoor, WrestleVotes has stated that the new Chief Content Officer views the yearly event as “completely dead”. The match itself is safe, but they’re more likely to come when the time calls for it:
“The show itself, I think is completely dead. That match, from what I understand, means a lot to Hunter, just think of the classics that he’s had in there. Roman Reigns & Jey [Uso], so they’ve been feuding for six weeks, they got to be there now because the calendar says so. That’s not going to happen anymore.”
Recent reports have indicated that WWE is looking to change up its premium live event schedule for 2023, focusing primarily on less ‘gimmicky’ events. What, if anything, fills the June slot remains to be seen. Dave Meltzer reported in last Friday’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that there were plans to bring back King of the Ring.
WWE Hell In A Cell 2022: What Happened?
The latest WWE Hell in a Cell premium live event took place on June 5th from Rosemont, Illinois’ Allstate Arena. Top of the bill that night was a Hell in a Cell contest between Cody Rhodes and Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins, which Rhodes contested with a torn pectoral tendon.
Elsewhere, Becky Lynch and Asuka challenged Bianca Belair for the Raw Women’s Championship, The Judgement Day reigned supreme over Liv Morgan, AJ Styles, and soon-to-be leader Finn Balor, and Austin Theory put the United States Championship on the line against Mustafa Ali.