4 Unnoticed Similarities between the Hell in A Cell PPVs of 2017 and 2018
WWE's Hell in A Cell pay-per-view is known for its Hell in A Cell matches where superstars settle their differences inside the Demonic structure. The show was exclusive to SmackDown Live in 2017 while it was a dual-branded PPV in 2018. Kevin Owens and Shane McMahon battled in a Falls Count Anywhere match inside the Hell in A Cell in 2017's main event. On the other side, Braun Strowman cashed in his Money in the Bank contract to face Roman Reigns in a Universal Championship match in 2018. Mick Foley was the guest referee for this Universal Championship match.
Both the PPVs had their own share of highs and lows but the 2018 show received many positive reviews than the 2017 one. Here are the four unnoticed similarities between the Hell in A Cell PPVs of 2017 and 2018 -
#1 The New Day defended the SD Live Tag Team Championships on both the shows
The New Day has been one of the top tag teams of the WWE over the last few years and they even broke the record for the longest reign as tag champs. In 2017, they were involved in a heated rivalry with The Usos and Big E and Xavier Woods defended their SD Live Tag Team Championships in a Hell In A Cell match against Jimmy and Jey. Although they lost the titles, the New Day put on a fantastic match with the Samoan twins.
In 2018, the New Day once again were the Tag Team Champions of the blue brand heading into the Hell in A Cell pay-per-view. But this time their title defense took place on the kick-off show where Big E and Kofi Kingston defeated Aiden English and Rusev to retain the tag team gold.