Wrestlemania 28 Card: Why Hell in a Cell Should Open PPV

T.J. McaloonContributorMarch 31, 2012

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 15. The Undertaker enters the arena during WWE Smackdown at Acer Arena on June 15, 2008 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Gaye Gerard/Getty Images)
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One of the biggest matches on the WrestleMania 28 card is the third battle in the Undertaker and Triple H series. Last year’s match was an epic encounter that left the crowd on the edge of their seat. It’s why the WWE should open the show with this match over any other on the card. 

The odds-on favorite to end WrestleMania is the conclusion to the year-long feud between The Rock and John Cena. However, to have the crowd at a fever pitch for that big match, then the Hell in a Cell match between Undertaker and Triple H cannot go on right before the main event. 

The build to this match is said to have gone perfectly. According to Wrestlezone.com, Vince McMahon feels that this storyline was capped off perfectly before the “go home” show on Raw last week:

According to several backstage sources, there was a lot (and we mean a whole lot) of talk behind the scenes this week in WWE about whether or not HHH, Shawn Michaels, and The Undertaker should appear on the go-home RAW tonight. 

According to a key WWE insider, Vince McMahon's feeling, which was echoed by HHH, was that the storyline was set perfectly last week, and even if the story peaked a week too early, the soap opera is perfect for WrestleMania and anything this week would water it down.

They can open the show with Lilian Garcia signing the “Star Spangled Banner” or “America the Beautiful.” Then, a quick video package can refresh the viewers to the storyline for this match. After that, having this open the match can allow all three men to have as much time as they need for long entrances where they can soak up the crowd. 

Plus, having this match start the show will set this pay-per-view at a level that no other WrestleMania has ever started at before.  

This card is stacked with the talent looking to outdo the match that went on before them.  

Having the Hell in a Cell match kick off the show will allow the crowd to recover before the Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk match and The Rock vs. Cena match. Plus, it would set this crowd at a high level that will be carried throughout the show.