WWE Hell in a Cell is on the horizon with the return of the infamous and unforgiving 20ft high steel structure.
The superstars of Monday Night Raw and SmackDown Live will be in action during a four-hour pay-per-view event.
Thirty seven Hell in a Cell matches have been held since the unique bout first took place in WWE back in 1997.
At least three more are expected to take place this year – but can The Undertaker versus Mick Foley ever be topped?
Here is all you need to know about WWE Hell in a Cell 2018.
When is WWE Hell in a Cell 2018?
WWE Hell in a Cell 2018 will be broadcast live from the on Sunday, September 16. It gets underway from 6pm local time and from midnight in the UK.
Where can I watch it?
The pay-per-view event is available for £19.95 on Sky Box Office with either a live or repeat viewing.
You can watch it on the WWE Network, through the following devices/websites:
PS3 or PS4
Xbox 360 or Xbox One
Sony Internet-connected TVs
Samsung Smart TVs
Panasonic Life+Screen Smart TVs
Kindle Fire or Amazon Fire TV
iOS enabled devices
Android enabled devices
If you don’t have access to these channels, you can follow the action with Mirror Sport, who will be live blogging throughout the show.
What about The Kickoff pre-show?
Presenter extraordinaire Renee Young and a panel of WWE greats and pundits will break down all the action to come during the Hell in a Cell Kickoff pre-show. No matches have been confirmed for the build-up slot so far, but there will likely be at least two contests.
What is the main event?
At SummerSlam, Roman Reigns finally defeated Brock Lesnar to win the Universal Championship. Beforehand, Money in the Bank briefcase holder Braun Strowman declared he would cash-in on the winner, but he was incapacitated by Lesnar, preventing him from cashing in and providing a distraction allowing Reigns to triumph.
The next night on Raw, he again attempted to cash-in, but was stopped by Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins coming to the aid of Reigns, reforming The Shield. The following week, Braun confronted Roman and announced he would cash-in at Hell in a Cell, theoretically so Ambrose and Rollins can’t interfere!
What about the women’s championships?
Ronda Rousey won the Raw Women’s Championship from Alexa Bliss at SummerSlam, who has since announced she will be invoking her championship rematch clause at Hell in a Cell. As for Charlotte Flair and the SmackDown Women’s Championship, we will have to wait and see, but Becky Lynch has made her intentions very clear…
Will there be a tag team title match?
The New Day defeated The Bludgeon Brothers in a No Disqualification match on SmackDown this month to capture their third SmackDown Tag Team Championship. The show’s general manager Paige has since scheduled two triple threat matches, with the winners facing each other to determine who will challenge The New Day at Hell in a Cell. Cesaro and Sheamus won the first match and now must conquer one of The Usos, Rusev and Aiden English or Sanity to earn their title shot.
What are the other key matches on the card?
AJ Styles and Samoa Joe’s deeply personal feud continues after a SummerSlam match when Joe taunted Styles by disrespecting his wife and daughter. An irate Styles attacked Joe with a steel chair, resulting in Joe winning by disqualification, but Styles retaining the WWE Championship. On the following SmackDown, Joe attacked Styles from behind during an interview, and continued to disrespect Styles’ family, before a rematch between the two for the title was scheduled for Hell in a Cell.
At SummerSlam, The Miz defeated Daniel Bryan after Miz’s wife Maryse gave him a pair of brass knuckles, which the referee did not see. On the next SmackDown, Miz and Maryse mocked Bryan’s retirement speech from two years earlier, prompting Bryan and his wife Brie Bella to confront them. Now all four will clash in a mixed tag match.
At Backlash, Jeff Hardy retained the United States Championship against Randy Orton. But at Extreme Rules, after Hardy lost the title to Shinsuke Nakamura, Orton made his return to WWE and attacked him. More attacks by RKO followed, before Hardy lost his rematch against Nakamura at SummerSlam. Since then The Viper and the Charismatic Enigma have battled back and forth and now the two old rivals will square off inside Hell in a Cell.
Are there likely to be any surprise appearances?
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen The Undertaker in action, but he’s set to face Triple H in what is being billed as their last ever match at WWE Super Show-Down in Melbourne, Australia on October 6. Could he warm up for that bout with an appearance at the event featuring the match he and Mick Foley made famous?
1. The New Day (c) vs. TBD – Tag team match for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
2. Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella vs. The Miz and Maryse – Mixed tag team match
3. Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton – Hell in a Cell match
4. AJ Styles (c) vs. Samoa Joe – Singles match for the WWE Championship
5. Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Alexa Bliss – Singles match for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship
6. Roman Reigns (c) vs. Braun Strowman – Hell in a Cell match for the WWE Universal Championship
Watch WWE Hell in a Cell 2018 live on the WWE Network or on Sky Sports Box Office at midnight on Sunday, September 16.
You can follow all the action as it happens in the Mirror Sport WWE Hell in a Cell 2018 Live Blog.
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