The most buzz that has been generated around Sunday night’s WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view has to do with the Raw Women’s Championship match between reigning champion Sasha Banks and challenger Charlotte Flair. The two women are already planning on making history by competing in the first-ever women’s Hell in a Cell match, but the question has been whether they will be the first women’s main event for a WWE-branded PPV. For two weeks, WWE has been promoting the event as having a “triple main event” following early speculation that Banks and Flair would be closing the show.
WWE has not officially announced that the women will main event the PPV, but both PWInsider and The Wrestling Observer are reporting that the decision has been made (for now) to make history, with Sasha and Charlotte going on last.
This decision could always change, but for now, wrestling fans should prepare for history to be made. It seems like a bit of a missed opportunity that the company dragged its heels on making this decision, as they could have promoted the historical impact and implications of the first true women’s main event in history for weeks and probably could have gotten some good PR out of it.
Now the pressure will be on Sasha and Charlotte to live up to the expectations. Luckily, they’ve always delivered before. Get excited, everyone. It’s really happening. (Maybe.)