According to an Oct. 3 report from the Auburn Pub, the WWE’s creative team is thinking about booking its first-ever Divas Hell in a Cell match for the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view spectacular that emanates from Dallas’ American Airlines Center on Oct. 26. The plan is to have AJ Lee put her title on the line against her long-time rival, Paige, with the major stipulation being that it will be held inside a steel cage.
Lee and Paige have battled several times this year, but never before in a steel cage. That should add some much-needed intensity to their legendary rivalry. Will the match between Paige and Lee actually happen at Hell in a Cell? It seems likely. The WWE needs to think outside the box to drive interest in the event, since it has been confirmed that Brock Lesnar will not be competing.
Lesnar is not expected to appear under the WWE banner until next year. Several other WWE superstars are sidelined due to injury, including Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan and Wade Barrett. Additionally, Chris Jericho and Rob Van Dam are on hiatus from the promotion.
With so many top superstars on the sidelines and unable to compete, it’s time for the WWE Divas to take center stage. Since Bryan and Reigns went down with injuries, the divas saw an opportunity and really ran with it. Paige, Lee, Nikki Bella, Brie Bella and Natalya have each emerged as top superstars to watch. Additionally, Summer Rae and Cameron are must-see entertainment.
No longer are WWE Divas match viewed as filler or bathroom breaks. These girls can really fight. Paige and Lee are easily the WWE’s top two divas superstars, but Natalya has been gaining momentum in recent weeks. If Paige and Lee don’t compete in a singles match at Hell in a Cell, the WWE could also book a Divas Lumberjack match or Battle Royale to get more stars involved.
Nikki Bella and Brie Bella are rising stars in the WWE Divas division, so the WWE might want to get them involved in the Hell in a Cell match as well. So far, the WWE hasn’t announced any official matches for Hell in a Cell, even though the event is just three weeks away. Will Nikki and Brie Bella collide in a steel cage, or will Paige and Lee earn the shot? Time will tell how the situation pans out.
It’s a major win for the WWE, no matter which way they slice it. Nikki Bella’s feud with Brie is one of the hottest angles the WWE has going at present time, and Paige’s constant confrontations with Lee have been keeping fans tuned in to WWE programming. Props to the WWE for realizing the divas are legit, and here to stay.