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Brock vs. Taker: Hell In A Cell, Why Now?
By @B_Rock1978

The WWE rolls into Los Angeles, California on October 25th for WWE Hell in a Cell. The main event of the show will be the current rubber match between Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker, inside the massive, sadistic, career ending enclosed cage. Many fans are calling this a very bold decision by the WWE, considering this match would definitely be a highlight for one of WWE's "Big Four" pay-per-views. Many fans were also already penciling this match in to take place at WrestleMania 32. So after doing a little bit of research and reading up on some fan opinions on this decision, the following five reasons have been the main topics brought up on why WWE decided to pull the trigger on this match now.

- The WWE Network: We all know for only $9.99 a month, Vince McMahon, offers us his mastermind creation for our wrestling fixes, when there's nothing on tv. The WWE, however, have been up and down and hit or miss with their subscribers. Michael Cole and company consistently pound it in our heads weekly on RAW that the WWE Network is only $ much? Only $9.99! Then there is the constant "Get Your Free Month Of WWE Network" campaign's that the WWE consistently run more than the Big Show turns heel or face. Why is this? Because the WWE Network, no matter how much great content it contains, is failing in Vince's eyes. So how do you get your fans attention and hope they come back? WWE's answer has been to bring in the past main eventers, the icons and the legends and hope it pans out. Taker at SummerSlam, Sting and a Ric Flair cameo at Night Of Champions. Taker again at Hell In A Cell. Not a very good answer WWE, in my opinion. Vince McMahon feels with his main top draw right now, Brock Lesnar and his icon, The Undertaker, the flock will return in masses. Vince McMahon needs to stop living in the past, go with what he has in the present and build on it. Look at your current talent and push the ones that deserve it. Hello Cesaro! How's it going Damien Sandow! Hi Kevin Owens!

- RAW vs. NFL: As much as the WWE doesn't want to admit it, September through December is probably WWE's worst time of the year. Probably the greatest sport ever created, Football, has their own show on Monday night's too, that goes head-to-head with Monday Night Raw. Week after week, Monday Night Raw gets smoked in the ratings by the NFL, because Monday Night Raw doesn't grab the attention that they used to anymore. WWE's answer is again let's bring in the legends, Sting, Undertaker, Brock Lesnar, Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin, Ric Flair, the list goes on and on. Vince McMahon is hoping that building up a Hell in a Cell match between the Undertaker and Brock Lesnar, will shoot down some of the NFL's ratings and bring them back to Monday Night Raw.

- Hell In A Cell Sequel: If you are new to wrestling you may not know this, but Undertaker and Brock Lesnar actually had a Hell in a Cell match back at No Mercy in 2002. Brock Lesnar defended the WWE Undisputed World Heavyweight Championship against Undertaker, back when Taker was running with his "American Bad Ass" motorcycle biker gimmick. Lesnar came out victorious in a very good 37 minute match with Taker. Granted, I don't see the upcoming Hell In A Cell match going almost 40 minutes, but WWE is hoping to capitalize on a Hell in a Cell sequel. Can this garner enough attention though? Can this bring back more subscribers to the WWE Network? Honestly, can Lesnar and Taker match or do better than what they did in their first Hell In A Cell match? Now I don't want to turn this into a "We Need Blood And Gore" rant, but today's Hell In A Cell match can't hold a candle to yesterday's Hell In A Cell match.

- Ending The Feud And Different Wrestlemania 32 Plans: With WWE deciding to go with Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker's rubber match now, it definitely appears that there will be a whole different ballgame going into WrestleMania 32 and this feud will end now. There was a lot of speculation that Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker would finish this at WrestleMania 32, but with their match taking place at Hell In A Cell, it appears those plans have completely changed. With Brock Lesnar, there have been minor rumblings of him possibly facing either The Rock or having a possible rematch with Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 32. The Undertaker facing Sting at Wrestlemania has been every fan boy's wet dream the past 15 years, however, Sting suffered what may have been a career ending injury at Night of Champions. So that may mean that Undertaker's opponent slot is still open. Who would be a good opponent for Undertaker at WrestleMania? Honestly, one man that everyone has said that would be a perfect opponent, love him or hate him, would be John Cena. Taker vs. Cena would definitely get the attention it deserves, even though it will probably already have enough attention as being the Undertaker's last match in his home state of Texas

- No Current Top Main Eventers: This I blame on Vince McMahon and his writers. There is so much talent on the WWE roster that could be used at their full potential, but Vince McMahon continues to push the same circle of people week in and week out. Cesaro, Damien Sandow, Kevin Owens, Neville, Daniel Bryan (Healthy), Wade Barrett, Cody Rhodes (Lose the Stardust gimmick), Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, the list goes on and on of the great talent that Vince McMahon could've turned into the "Next Big Thing". Without the build up of your current talent that's when you have to go back to bringing in guys like Undertaker, Sting, Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin and Brock Lesnar to try to save your company. In my opinion? This just hurts your product.

So there you go, those are the top five gripes that I've seen fans bring up on why The Undertaker is facing Brock Lesnar inside Hell In A Cell this month.

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