The card grows. We are less than two days away from Hell In A Cell and you wouldn’t really know it by looking at the card. Coming into this week’s SmackDown, the card only had four matches announced, with three of them being set inside the show’s namesake structure and one more having been added this week. It needs something extra and now we know one more thing.
Back in May, Otis became Mr. Money in the Bank in quite the surprising moment. Otis had gotten a rather strong push in the previous months but there was a big difference between winning a pretty run of the mill singles match at WrestleMania and becoming Mr. Money in the Bank. Someone else was not pleased with the situation and is getting the chance to do something about it soon.
This week on SmackDown, Otis vs. Miz for the Money in the Bank briefcase was announced for Hell in a Cell. The match was made after a court case with John Bradshaw Layfield ruling that the match must take place. Miz sued Otis weeks ago over the briefcase and bribed Layfield to rule in his favor, with the match for the briefcase being the prize awarded to Miz in the end.
It is a long time in the making. Check out how we got here:
Opinion: This is something that they had to put in, though I’m curious to see how the match actually goes. You could have something interesting with Tucker possibly turning on Otis, but you never know what you might see instead. For the life of me I can’t imagine them sticking with Otis at this point, as Roman Reigns looks likely to hold that title for a very long time to come. Miz isn’t likely to win it either, but he feels a tiny bit more likely than Otis.
What are you expecting from the match? When will someone try to cash in? Let us know in the comments below.
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