Every October, WWE presents its annual Hell in a Cell Pay Per View. Before that, though, the gimmick match was used infrequently to settle the most heated of feuds. And obviously, it left us all with one of the most jaw dropping matches in WWE history when The Undertaker and Mankind battled in the third ever Hell in a Cell match at the 1998 King of the Ring PPV, when Mick Foley almost died — twice.
WWE wrestlers portray larger than life characters that are seen by millions each week. Like other celebrities, stars don’t always use the name given to them at birth. At times it may be a simple spelling difference that separates a real name from a stage name. While some real names suit the character, others seem completely unbelievable.
In the world of professional wrestling you need a good character. Sometimes your gimmick doesn’t resonate with fans, and changes are needed. Sometimes changes to a wrestler’s persona causes their careers to skyrocket, while at other times no logic is used, and the characters outright stink.
Kevin Owens has announced his resignation from Raw, and perhaps the entire WWE, after losing an Intercontinental championship match versus Seth Rollins on Monday night.
Could a former WWE World champ be on his way back into wrestling?
Ronda Rousy made her WWE (and pro wrestling in general) debut at WrestleMania 34, putting on a really great performance in a mixed tag match with partner Kurt Angle, facing off against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Since then, she’s been relatively quiet despite previous claims that she was going to be a “full-time” member of the WWE roster.
Big Cass recently returned from an eight month injury layoff, after tearing his ACL last year. He immediately began working a feud with Daniel Bryann, who also recently made a surprise return after “retiring” in 2016 due to numerous head injuries.