There are few Superstars who know the Hell in a Cell structure, inside, outside and on top, better than Mick Foley. So it stands to reason that he and Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon would put aside their differences and come to an agreement that’s clearly best for business: As Foley revealed in a 20th-anniversary commemoration of his infamous Hell in a Cell bout with The Undertaker, The Hardcore Legend, looking to feel the magic once again, will be the Special Guest Referee for the Universal Title Match between Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman inside Hell in a Cell this Sunday.
The issue, however, was that he announced this right as Elias had been preparing to serenade New Orleans with his musical genius, and The Living Truth wasn’t about to let Foley’s emotional speech pass without incident. In fact, Elias was so vocally unimpressed with Foley’s decision, his history, and Foley himself, that he told the WWE Hall of Famer to “shut his mouth.” But Foley had the last word: As a former General Manager, he had received special permission to make a match for the night. The match he’d chosen? Elias vs. Finn Bálor.