2012 Hell in a Cell is now over and C.M. Punk walked out retaining the WWE Championship as promised. The Big Show took the World Heavyweight Championship from Sheamus in a bit of a shocker and Dolph Ziggler never did attempt to cash in his Money in the Bank contract. What did the WWE do right at Hell in a Cell?
Ryback kept his momentum and Punk kept his belt
When Ryback dropped C.M. Punk with his shellshocked finisher on top of the cage at Hell in a Cell 2012, many found it to be the perfect finish to the entire event. Ironically, this was the match that everyone thought could be the deal breaker for Hell in a Cell. The WWE could not have C.M. Punk lose his title to the young rookie, but they also did not want to break Ryback's momentum. Creative came up with the perfect solution by having a crooked referee cheat for Punk. This allowed Ryback to lose without losing momentum. In fact, watching him destroy everyone in sight probably helped his momentum instead of hurting it.
Eve kept the Divas Championship
I absolutely adore Layla but I like her better when she is chasing the champion. Eve is quite simply the best choice for Diva's champion and Kaitlyn is far too green to hold the title. Someone also needs to talk to her about her hair. It looks like a skunk.
Kofi Kingston continued his Intercontinental run over the Miz
Kingston is the perfect choice for this title and he needs a nice long run. The Miz is a guy that should be feuding for the big titles or simply not carrying anything. He is so good on the mic that he really does not even need a belt to be over.
They saved a Brock Lesnar return for later
I truly thought that they would bring in Lesnar to salvage the C.M. Punk match, but that was not the case. Now, Lesnar will have plenty of appearances left for WrestleMania season. He will need them to build a proper feud.
Rhodes Scholars did not get squashed
Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow are both on the verge of superstardom, and a loss to Team Hell No would have hurt them badly. Although winning by disqualification is not exactly satisfying, it does ensure that this feud can go on for a while. These two are awesome together.
*Southern is a huge WWE fan that believes they could improve a great deal by looking back at the old NWA ways of doing things.
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