After last week’s US Title match on Raw, we all expected that Roman Reign vs. Rusev would be booked for Hell in a Cell.
This week on Raw Roman Reigns kicked off the show, but he was interrupted by Lana. The Ravishing Russian told Roman Reigns that Rusev wants a rematch, and Reigns told her Rusev can have the rematch at Hell in a Cell.
The rematch was later made official, and WWE United States Champion Roman Reigns will defend his United States Title against Rusev a Hell in a Cell in a Hell in a Cell match.
Rusev tried to commandeer the title, but it didn’t work out for him as Roman Reigns attacked him on the ramp.
Roman Reigns then challenged Rusev to a match inside the cell at Hell in a Cell.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) October 4, 2016
WWE.com posted the following teaser for the match:
The match marks Big Dog’s return to the legendary structure that has both settled rivalries (including his own) and potentially shortened careers (including Shane McMahon’s), and will be Rusev’s first turn inside the towering steel enclosure that has loomed large for the last two decades. And it came about in a surprisingly literal way: After his U.S. Title win against The Super Athlete at Clash of Champions was followed by an indecisive rematch, Lana petitioned Reigns for another title rematch on behalf of The Bulgarian Brute. When Reigns responded with jokes and derision, The Ravishing Russian snapped back, “Go to hell!” — a sentiment Rusev himself echoed in a more physical manner when he laid out The Big Dog moments later.
This week on Raw it was also announced that Emma will officially be joining the Raw brand in the coming weeks.
— WWE (@WWE) October 4, 2016