Beware, weary travellers: this article is dark and full of spoilers.
Last night’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view/Network special/Sunday Night RAW in a cage event saw two big title changes – with TJ Perkins losing his Cruiserweight title to Brian Kendrick and Charlotte Flair beating Sasha Banks to win back the Women’s championship.
Leading up to the event, nobody actually knew which match would main event the show. The card was advertised as having a ‘triple main event’, with the three Hell in a Cell matches, and WWE never actually announcing which would go on last.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Triple H and the creative team wanted Sasha Banks and Charlotte to main event the show, as it was in Banks’ hometown of Boston and it would be the first time a major WWE pay-per-view was main evented by a women’s match, but Vince McMahon was dead set against the idea.
It wasn’t until Sunday morning that PWInsider started reporting that a decision had been made – Charlotte and Banks would go on last. Which is pretty late, and might explain the eventual outcome of the babyface losing in her hometown.
This means Charlotte has still never lost a singles match on pay-per-view in WWE.
The current rumours are that this won’t be the end of Charlotte and Sasha’s long-running feud – because why should a Hell in a Cell match blow off a rivalry? – so expect them to continue trading wins and losses over the coming months.
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