Hell in a Cell 2018 featured some surprisingly great undercard matches and some not as good (but still pretty enjoyable) main events.
New Day defends the SmackDown Tag Titles against Rusev Day in a very good match prior to Hell in a Cell 2018.
The Miz and Maryse attempt to avoid Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella (while claiming otherwise) on an okay SmackDown that had a good triple threat tag match and an interesting main event.
Carmella gets her rematch, Bryan and Almas face each other for the first time, the journey to find a new contender for the tag titles begins, and New Day meets King Booker in a pretty good episode of SmackDown Live.
New Day gets another shot at the tag titles in a No DQ match against the Bludgeon Brothers in a good episode of SmackDown Live containing lots of Summer Slam fallout.
The final SmackDown before Summer Slam promoted all the matches from the blue side, though it didn’t really advance anything in any significant way.
Best friends battle when Becky Lynch takes on Charlotte, Miz tries to figure out which New Day member will enter Money in the Bank, Asuka endures a handicap match, and more on a good episode of SmackDown.
Even though certain promises were broken, was was an alright episode of SmackDown with a very good six man tag match.
Jeff Hardy faces Daniel Bryan, two more women qualify for Money in the Bank, new contenders for the tag titles are named, and New Day refuses to answer Miz’s questions on a good episode of SmackDown Live.
Nakamura battles Styles to determine the stipulation for their title match, New Day faces The Bar for a single spot in the Money in the Bank match, Lynch, Rose, and Deville fight for a spot in the women’s MitB, and Almas debuts on a good episode of SmackDown.
SmackDown starts getting ready for Money in the Bank with three qualifying matches including a good main event featuring Daniel Bryan versus Rusev.
Bayley takes on Ruby Riott without the assistance of Sasha Banks in a good kickoff for this year’s Backlash.
The last SmackDown before Backlash was light on wrestling, but it did have a couple of matches definitely worth checking out.
The second day of the Superstar Shakeup shapes an impressive SmackDown Live roster and already begins to deliver some intriguing match-ups.
The SmackDown debuts of Peyton Royce and Billie Kay make a huge impact, and the new GM of SmackDown puts the former GM, Daniel Bryan, in a dream match against AJ Styles!
The RAW after Wrestlemania brings some new faces and surprises (some more exciting than others), but one superstar appears to be at the end of her time in the ring.
Two fun battle royals and a great Cruiserweight Title match make this a nice warm-up for Wrestlemania 34!
The final RAW before Wrestlemania provided one great match between Finn Balor and Seth Rollins, and a whole lot of buildup of varying quality.
RAW 25 is a show packed with nostalgia and a ton of familiar faces!
A good main event couldn’t really redeem a show where the first hour was pointless and dumb. There were some good things on this RAW, but not enough.