From the WWE Rumor Mill: A potential gimmick match to be added to Hell In A Cell PPV
What's the story?
On the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer has stated that a gimmick could be added to the Rusev v. Randy Orton rubber match that will occur at Hell In A Cell.
The likeliest of match types would be a Last Man Standing Match when these two step into the ring.
In case you didn't know...
Rusev is on a two-match losing streak when it comes to pay-per-views since his return from a shoulder injury. He lost to John Cena at WWE Battleground in a Flag Match, and then the match against Randy Orton at SummerSlam that started this feud.
The heart of the matter
Meltzer added that this was the type of match that Rusev and Orton had on the recent tour of Japan which leads him to believe they will go through with this type of match at the upcoming pay-per-view.
Rusev and Orton have had two matches recently on SmackDown Live with both lasting less than a minute. Orton dispatched Rusev with an RKO at SummerSlam, with the official match time clocking in at 10 seconds.
Rusev challenged Orton on SmackDown Live two weeks ago after Orton defeated Aiden English. Thanks to some help from English, Rusev was able to beat Orton in less than a minute.
Hell In A Cell takes place on October 8th on the WWE Network live from Detroit, Michigan.
The final SmackDown Live before Hell In A Cell takes place on Tuesday night. The stipulation for this match could be announced on this show, as well as a final altercation between Rusev and Orton leading up to the pay per view.
Orton does a good job of putting talent over when they need it, and Rusev definite needs it since his return. I think if this goes to a Last Man Standing match, and Rusev wins, that is the statement that "The Bulgarian Brute" needs to get back into the main event picture.
I think that Rusev is one of the most entertaining and talented wrestlers on the WWE roster that has not yet won a world championship in the WWE. Hopefully, this pay-per-view starts a streak for Rusev going forward towards that goal.