With WWE just over an hour away from going back on pay per view with their 2013 Hell In A Cell event, it's time to take a brief look at tonight's card that will be live from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.
The newest tag team on the scene in WWE, Los Matadores, have been impressive since their debut a few weeks ago. But they have a big challenge ahead of them on Sunday night in the form of The Real Americans (Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro). The man behind the Real Americans, Zeb Coulter, has been very outspoken against Mexico and the immigration status. Coulter warned that Los Matadores' miniature manager, El Torito, could end up in the Cesaro Swing and leave Miami a foot and a half taller.
The WWE tag team division has been on fire the last few weeks, thanks mostly in part to the ongoing saga between The Shield and The Rhodes family. After Cody Rhodes and Goldust captured the WWE Tag Team Titles from Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns recently on "Raw," The Shield had to beat The Usos to get back into the title picture. At Hell In A Cell, by order of SmackDown GM Vickie Guerrero, all three teams will face off in a match with the titles up for grabs.
WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee hasn't exactly been making a lot of friends lately. Over the last few weeks, Lee has verbally berated the entire Divas division, and engulfed herself in a feud with Brie Bella. After suffering a defeat to Brie on October 21, Lee may be questioning how long she has left as Divas Champion. Can Brie pull off the upset and walk out as champion, or will AJ find another way to escape with her title?
It's been one of the most personal battles that WWE has seen in some time. After Paul Heyman turned his back on former WWE Champion CM Punk at the Money In The Bank event several months back, Heyman has tried every avenue to make Punk absolutely miserable. However Punk has fired back against him and will face Ryback AND Heyman on Sunday night, but inside the confines of the Hell In A Cell structure. There will be no place to run or hide once that cell door locks, and Punk can take out a summer's worth of frustration on Heyman and Ryback.
It's been two months since we last saw John Cena inside a WWE ring. And the last time was him telling everyone he would be taking time off due to a triceps tear that was causing considerable fluid buildup in his elbow. It was projected 4-6 months before he would return, but Vickie Guerrero dropped a bombshell on October 7 when she announced that World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio would defend his title against Cena at Hell In A Cell. Will Cena show any signs of ring rust, or will he show up ready to prove that "The Champ is back" in Miami?
There has been an ongoing battle over who is the "face" of the WWE. Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan have feuded over the WWE Championship. At Hell In A Cell on Sunday, the two will step inside the namesake structure and battle again for the vacated championship. The difference this time, will be Texas native and WWE Hal of Famer Shawn Michaels serving as special guest referee. It's been documented that Michaels trained Bryan in San Antonio when he was first starting out, so it will be interesting to see how Michaels calls this match. Can Bryan once again walk out as WWE Champion, or will Orton slither his way to the title?
You will see all of that and more, including a special 30-minute kickoff show prior to the pay per view. That will be streamed on the WWE website. There originally a match scheduled between current Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel and Big E Langston, but an injury to Axel has scratched that. Instead, you will now see Kofi Kingston face off against "Mr. Money In The Bank," Damien Sandow. Tonight's kickoff show, which will be available in Spanish on YouTube, will also feature expert panel analysts from some of your favorite WWE personalities. Josh Mathews will host a panel of R-Truth, Dolph Ziggler, and Houston native Kaitlyn on the English side, while the returning Rey Mysterio will appear on the Spanish broadcast.