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.
Mercedes Martinez, Deonna Purrazzo, Ashley Rayne and others begin their journey in the 2018 Mae Young Classic in first round action!
Bianca Belair takes on Nikki Cross, Lorcan and Burch return to action as a team, Baszler destroys someone’s arm, and Raul Mendoza attempts to chop down Lars Sullivan in a pretty good episode of NXT.
Gran Metalik attempts to defeat Buddy Murphy and Cedric Alexander teams with Akira Tozawa to take on Jack Gallagher and Drew Gulak in a good episode of 205 Live.
Maryse returns to the ring to take on Brie Bella, a new number one contender for the SmackDown tag titles is decided, Jeff Hardy attempts to cleanse himself of Shinsuke Nakamura prior to his battle with Randy Orton, and more on a pretty good episode of SmackDown Live.
The RAW before Hell in a Cell didn’t contain anything particularly remarkable, but it was an alright show overall.
Meiko Satomura takes on Killer Kelly in the main event of the first night of this year’s Mae Young Classic!
Kassius Ohno makes a statement, the Forgotten Sons make an impact, Shayna Baszler makes her intentions known, and Velveteen Dream makes Gargano question himself in a good episode of NXT.
Gran Metalik and Tony Nese battle in a very good opener, Lio Rush gets to know Noam Dar, and TJP attempts to insert himself into the title picture in a very good episode of 205 Live.
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.
Ziggler and McIntyre force their way into a match, The Shield gets in trouble with the law, the Authors of Pain get a new manager, Dana Brooke gets fed up, Bobby Roode gets a tag partner, and Shawn Michaels encounters The Undertaker on a not great episode of RAW.
Ricochet and Pete Dunne battle the Undisputed Era in a great main event on a very good episode of NXT.
Buddy Murphy takes on Kalisto in a great main event on a 205 Live where Akira Tozawa and Brian Kendrick renewed their rivalry and Mustafa Ali returned!
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.
Trish Stratus returns, Kevin Owens goes all in against Seth Rollins, Braun Strowman has a cunning plan, and more on a mostly good and entertaining episode of RAW.
Pete Dunne defends the UK Title against Zack Gibson, and Deonna Purrazzo returns to NXT when she faces Bianca Belair in an episode of NXT that was otherwise a recap of Takeover: Brooklyn 4.
Noam Dar and TJP battle in their rubber match, and the Lucha House Party take on the team of Murphy and Nese in a crazy fun main event!
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.
Finn Balor finally gets his long-awaited Universal Title match on a pretty good episode of RAW.