WWE Moves Title Match to the Hell in a Cell Kickoff Show, Updated PPV Card

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WWE has announced that the Smackdown Tag Team Title match featuring The New Day defending the titles against Rusev Day, will take place on the WWE Hell in a Cell Kickoff show this Sunday night. The Kickoff show will begin at 6pm EST, and below is the updated Hell in a Cell PPV card.

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WWE Universal Championship – Hell in a Cell Match
Roman Reigns (c) vs. Braun Strowman with Special Guest Referee Mick Foley

WWE Championship
AJ Styles (c) vs. Samoa Joe

Raw Women’s Championship
Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Alexa Bliss

Smackdown Women’s Championship
Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Becky Lynch

Hell in a Cell Match
Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton

Raw Tag Team Championship
Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins

Mixed Tag Team Match
Daniel Bryan & Brie Bella vs. The Miz & Maryse

Kickoff Show:

Smackdown Tag Team Championship
-The New Day (c) vs. Rusev Day

Below is the official tag team match announcement from WWE.com:

(Clearing throat) At the end of the tandem matches, where SmackDown LIVE’s elite teams plaaaay, Rusev & Aiden English will now aim to make WWE Hell in a Cell … Rusev Daaaaaay!

Yes, Sunday during the WWE Hell in a Cell Kickoff, SmackDown Tag Team Champions The New Day will battle the eccentric combination of Rusev & Aiden English.

The Power of Positivity once again reigned supreme on the Aug. 21 episode of the blue brand when Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods bested The Bludgeon Brothers in an excruciating No Disqualification Match to capture the titles on behalf of their faction for the fifth time.

There is little rest for the positive, however, and it wasn’t long before Paige set out to determine who would battle The New Day for the titles on Sept. 16; The SmackDown LIVE GM established that the winners of two Triple Threat Matches would go head-to-head for the right to challenge the new titleholders.

Who would have thought that Rusev & English, a tandem showing serious friction and consistently struggling to get on the same page just weeks earlier, would power through The Usos and SAnitY before besting The Bar in the final match to win the honor of challenging The New Day? But that’s exactly what happened, and the stage is set for an explosive tag team encounter.

Find out who will win the day at WWE Hell in a Cell Kickoff, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network this Sunday at 6 ET/3 PT. You can also see Kickoff on WWE.com, the WWE App, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest.

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