Here are the results from tonight’s WWE Hell In A Cell pay-per-view (PPV) event (courtesy of PWInsider):
Sin Cara, Lince Dorado & Cedric Alexander vs Drew Gulak, Tony Nese & Ariya Daivari
Nese and Sin Cara start us off, they have a back and forth, and Sin Cara catches Nese on a leapfrog and hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker, then one for Gulak, and then one for Daivari. Daivari grounds Sin Cara with a chinlock, but Sin Cara gets away and makes a hot tag, and in comes Dorado with a bodypress to Nese. Dorado with a flying headscissors and a handspring elbow in the corner followed by a leg lariat. Dorado with a shooting star press on Nese for 2, then the other four guys fight out to the floor as Nese dodges a top rope something, then deadlift suplexes Dorado and gourdbusts him to the floor on the rest of the folks as we go to commercial.
WWE Network spot, then we’re back as Gulak is in control of Dorado, then Nese hits a SWEET Lionsault for 2. Dorado gets away and gets the hot tag to Alexander, who comes in and cleans house, knocking all three heels to the floor so the babyfaces can hit a triple dive through the ropes. Gulak and Alexander wind up back inside and Gulak gets a Dragon sleeper, but Dorado hits a guillotine legdrop to Gulak, Daivari takes him out, Sin Cara powerbombs Daivari, Nese hits the Awful Waffle on Sin Cara, Alexander hits a top rope clothesline on Nese, then he hits the Lumbar Check on Gulak for the win.
Winners: Lince Dorado, Sin Cara & Cedric Alexander
We hit the intro video, then we go to the arena where tonight’s announce team of Michael Cole, Byron Saxton & Corey Graves welcomes us to the show and throws us to the ring for our opening match…
Roman gets the usual reaction from the crowd as he checks out the cage on his way in, then the referee locks the cage and we’re off. Roman starts off by unloading on Rusev with massive right hands, but Rusev responds in kind and catches Roman with a back elbow for 2 before ditching him out to the floor. We’re getting started already! Both men try and fail to ram the other into the cage, then they head back in where Rusev connects with a chop to the throat and more big right hands. Roman responds with a big clothesline, dumps Rusev to the apron, then shoulderblocks him off the apron and into the cage. Roman goes out after him and rams him into the ring steps, but in the blink of an eye, Rusev turns it around, runs Roman into the steps, then connects with a big kick to the back of the neck. They head back into the ring and whips Roman hard into the corner, causing him to collapse and covering him for 2. Rusev connects with a couple of corner charges, Roman dodges one, then dodges a diving headbutt, and the tide turns. Roman connects with a series of corner clotheslines and a running boot. NOW things are going Roman’s way, and he’s ready to hit the Superman punch…so Rusev slides out to the floor. Roman goes out after him and goes for the drive-by, but Rusev catches him coming in with a clothesline, then rams Roman into the ring steps. Rusev then picks up the steps, charges clear across ringside, and bashes Roman in the head with them. Another shot sends Roman down to the ground. He’s beating him down, BEATING HIM BEATING HIM DOWN, into the ground. Back into the ring, and the steps come with them. Rusev sits the steps on the top rope in the corner, and I bet he’s the one who’s going to go into them. Rusev goes for a whip, Roman blocks, drills Rusev with a few right hands, and clotheslines him to the floor. Roman drives Rusev backward into the cage, but Rusev fires right back up, picks Roman up, and javelins him into the cage. Rusev gets a kendo stick, but takes too long and eats a drive-by from Roman, who then gets the kendo stick and massages Rusev’s back with it, then his chest, then his F’ING FACE! YIKES! Rusev is in the ring first and kicks the middle rope into Roman’s ding ding as he comes back in, then ties him up in the ropes and uses the kendo stick to give Roman a nice rib massage. He drills Roman like eight or nine times, then snaps the kendo stick over his knee. Rusev hits the ropes, but Roman pops out of the ropes and connects with a Superman punch…for 2. They’re both back up, they’re trading right hands, Rusev pounds Roman down, they trade finish attempt, Roman hits another Superman punch, but Rusev is out at 2. Roman goes for another Superman punch and runs into a kick from Rusev, who then rams Roman into the steps on the top turnbuckle and covers for 2. Rusev goes for the Accolade, and he gets it in! roman starts to fight his way to the ropes, Rusev drags him back, Roman goes for another Superman punch, but Rusev kicks him in the head and Roman tumbles right back out to the floor. Now Rusev gets a chain from under the ring, but Roman knocks it out of his hand and unloads with a flurry of right hands. They head back in, but Rusev has the chain and absolutely DESTROYS Roman with it. The crowd is solidly behind Rusev here as he sets the steps on their side in the middle of the ring, they fight back and forth and Rusev rams Roman’s face into the steps and connects with another kick before covering for 2. Rusev is through screwing around, and he puts Roman back in the Accolade, on top of the steps, and uses the chain to crank back on Roman’s face. Rusev lets go of the chain and gets it back in the traditional way, but Roman powers out, gets Rusev on his shoulders, and hits a Samoan drop onto the steps. Rusev stands up on the steps, Roman spears him to the mat, and FINALLY makes the cover to get the win.
Winner: Roman Reigns
Absolutely unbelievable brawl, and one of the best opening matches I’ve ever seen on a PPV.
We look back to recent events on Raw as Seth Rollins pinned both Owens and Chris Jericho, and then Owens powerbombed Rollins on the ring apron. Tom Philips starts to talk about Owens powerbombing Seth, but Owens says we all have eyes and saw and get to the point. Philips asks about being pinned by Seth, and Owens says you can’t call Seth a winner, but you can call him wrecked, beaten down, and broken. Good for Seth for catching him for three seconds, because he wound up in a ball of pain. The last man he powerbombed on the apron was John Cena, and it took him weeks to come back. If Seth wants to disregard the doctors’ advice and get in the Cell with him, and prove that he’s the man in the Cell, then that’s just not going to happen. What he does to Seth in the Cell will make what Rusev and Roman just did look like a cakewalk. Owens says that when he’s done tonight, he won’t be able to call himself the Man because he’ll barely look like won. He won’t be a winner, but Seth will still be able to call him WWE Universal Champion, and that makes him the MAN. Great promo.
Bayley vs Dana Brooke
Dana gets the early advantage and works Bayley over, but Bayley fires back and hammers Dana in the corner before connecting with a delayed baseball dropkick for 2. Dana rams Bayley’s injured shoulder into the corner and then puts a nasty stretch on it. Dana continues working over Bayley’s bad shoulder, dropping knees on it and getting a surfboard stretch, Bayley gets out and gets a hammerlock bearhug and drops Bayley backward into the ropes before ramming a series of shoulders into Bayley’s ribs. Bayley shoves Dana off and hits a diving dropkick, dodges a charge from Dana, but gets knocked to the apron. Bayley snaps Dana’s neck down on the top rope and fires back with left forearms, whips Dana to the corner, then does the wavey corner charge. Bayley snapmares Dana and hits a sliding lariat, then she goes to the second rope, fluffs her ponytail, and comes off the corner with a twisting back elbow. Dana elbows out of the Bayley-to-belly, but Bayley gets it on the second attempt for the win.
Solid match, and I was really impressed by what I saw from Dana Brooke tonight. She has really come along in a big way since leaving NXT. Bayley was awesome as always, and great psychology here.
WWE 2K17 promo, then we go backstage to Mick Foley and Stephanie McMahon talking about how great this PPV is going to be, and how much better it’ll be next month when they go head-to-head with Smackdown Live. Chris Jericho walks in to say that they should think hard about who they want to put on Team Raw, and Foley asks Jericho if he has a point, and Jericho asks Foley if he knows what happens to people who interrupt him. He says Stephanie should choose wisely, and says the first choice should be him, and the second choice should be his best friend Kevin Owens. A team is only as good as its leadership, and Team Chris and Kevin should be the leaders of Team Raw. Foley tells Jericho he should make sure his best friend makes it out of Hell In A Cell with the title.
Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows
Enzo says that Anderson is like Times New Roman, because he’s as generic as they come, and Cass says they don’t mind flipping them the Larry Byrd. Big Gal is a sloppy jalopy, and he’s going up his head like a big poppy. I love these guys. Enzo says this is Hell In A Cell, not Toy Story, but he’s going to have to call Big Cass Woody by the end of the night because he’s going to have Andy tattooed on the bottom of his boot by the end of the night. There’s only one word to describe them, and we know the rest.
Anderson jumps Enzo before the bell, but winds up on the wrong end of some double teaming at the hands of Enzo and Cass. Gallows comes in, and Cass tosses Enzo at him, then they dump Anderson to the floor next to Gallows and Cass tosses Enzo onto both of them. It’s all Enzo and Cass until the Club catches Enzo alone on the floor and Gallows takes his head off with a clothesline. They go back inside and Enzo is caught in the wrong part of town. Gallows gives Enzo a snake eyes onto the top turnbuckle, then Anderson hits a leaping dropkick for 2. Enzo fights his way out of the wrong part of town and hits a leaping DDT on Anderson, and he makes the hot tag to Cass, who comes in and cleans house on both men. He’s singlehandedly rocking both Gallows and Anderson, dumps Anderson to the apron, and boots him to the floor. Gallows goes for a boot of his own, Cass dodges, slams Gallows, and hits the Emprie Elbow. Cass hits a fallaway slam that sends Gallows to the floor, but Anderson ducks a kick and crotches Cass on the top rope. Enzo takes care of Anderson and then goes after Gallows, drops him to a knee, but Gallows hits a BIG superkick, then the Club hits the Magic Killer for the win.
Winners: Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows
Solid match, and a much-needed win by Anderson and Gallows.
Video for Susan G. Komen, then a promo for Survivor Series, and now it’s time for the second of our three main events tonight!
WWE Universal Title/Hell In A Cell Match: Kevin Owens vs Seth Rollins
Owens goes right out to the floor looking for weapons, but Rollins follows him out and launches the attack, rams Owens into the cage, and dishes out a series of chops before sending him back into the cage. They go back inside and Rollins hits a slingblade! Nice! That only gets 2, so Rollins keeps the pressure up, hitting a snapmare and a running kick to the chest. Rollins yells at Owens that he’s the man around here, and he puts the boots to Owens in the corner, then hits a Blockbuster for 2. Rollins goes to the floor and gets a table from under the ring, sets it up on the floor, then rushes into the ring to go back after Owens, who quickly whips Rollins bad back-first into the corner and hits a series of sentons to the back for 2. Owens chokes Rollins with his boot and asks him who the man is now, then takes Rollins out to the floor and rams him face first into the cage before tearing the tape off of Rollins’ back. What a jerk! Rollins gets whipped back into the cage yet again, then into the ringpost. That back is taking quite a beating as Owens climbs the cage and yells at the fans at ringside. Owens dumps Rollins back into the ring and covers for 1, then drops another eblwo and covers for 2. Rollins fires back with some chops, but Owens hits a knee to the ribs and absolutely FIRES Rollins out through the ropes with so much velocity that he crashes headfirst into the cage before plummeting to the floor. Owens hits a series of corner clotheslines and a cannonball, and things are looking pretty bleak for one Seth Rollins. They’re on the floor now and Seth is slumped against the wall of the Cell, and Owens ups the ante by barreling into him with another cannonball. Owens sends Rollins back into the ring and sets for the pop-up powerbomb, Rollins slips out and goes for a Pedigree, Owens slips out, they trade superkicks, Rollins hits a Pelle kick, and Owens turns him inside out with a clothesline, and both men are down. What a fight! Owens sets up another table at ringside on a diagonal against the Cell on top of the first table (kind of hard to describe, as these things tend to be), and he asks Seth if he’s ready to go for a little ride, and Seth obviously is because he gives Owens on via a falcon arrow suplex onto the ring apron. Rollins is fired up now, and he goes into the ring, takes a dive through the ropes at Owens, bashes his own face into the cage as he connects, but is so fired up that he goes back into the ring and hits a second dive. Owens gets ahold of a fire extinguisher and bashes Owens in the ribs with it, then sprays the ref in the face with it…then does it again. The second ref comes into the cage to check on the first one as Owens sends Rollins back into the ring, and suddenly Chris Jericho runs into the Cell and locks the door behind him. Owens gives Jericho a big kiss on the cheek, but Rollins is up and knocks Jericho into the Cell, and Owens hits a package side suplex for 2. I so wish they’d let him use the package piledriver. Owens goes to the top, Rollins goes up after him, Owens goes for a fireman’s carry, Rollins slips out, Owens goes into the ring, and Rollins hits a springboard knee. Rollins goes for the Pedigree, Jericho comes off the top rope, Rollins nails him and gives him a Pedigree, but Owens superkicks Rollins, tries to powerbomb Rollins into the tables, Rollins slips out and goes for a powerbomb, loses him, POWERS HIM UP, and Awesome bombs him over the top rope and through both tables. So much for that bad back! Owens is DEAD as Rollins sends him back into the ring and comes off the top rope with a frogsplash, makes a cover, but Jericho pulls the referee out of the ring at 2. I really hate when that happens. Now Jericho has the fire extinguisher, but Rollins boots him in the head before he can do anything with it. Rollins beats the crap out of Jericho as Owens rolls into the ring, and Rollins seems dimly aware of Owens as he rams Jericho into the cage, then Rollins Awesome bombs Jericho into the cage. Rollins goes back inside and walks right into a superkick from Owens, who quickly follows up with a pop-up powerbomb for 2. Jericho is struggling back to his feet as Owens hammers Rollins with right hands, and now Jericho is in the ring hammering Rollins as well. Owens pulls Jericho off of Rollins so he can beat the tar out of him with a chair. He starts to do a Rock At Wrestlemania X-7 Job on Rollins, but Rollins gets ahold of the chair and goes back at Jericho and Owens. Owens nails Rollins and gives him a DDT on the chair, then sets two chairs up as a kind of platform and powerbombs Rollins through them for the win.
Another awesome brawl in what’s rapidly turning into my favorite WWE PPV in I don’t know how long. Great match and told a terrific story. Jericho comes back and gives Rollins a Codebreaker for the heck of it afterward.
We go to the panel to talk over what we just saw, and then it’s right back to the ring for our next match…
Cruiserweight Title Match: TJ Perkins vs Brian Kendrick
Basic feeling out process to start, both men go for pinfall attempts on one another, but neither man is able to get an advantage. They start shoving each other, and Kendrick turns it onto a brawl that Perkins comes out on top of again. Perkins does his thing where he hangs between the ropes, he sucks Kendrick in and nails him, then connects with a springboard elbow. Perkins misses another shot and winds up on the apron and Kendrick dropkicks Perkins to the floor. Kendrick uses Perkins’ wrist tape to tie him to the bottom rope, and Kendrick puts the boots to the champion, who can’t get away. Kendrick hits a back suplex for 2, then he goes for a three quarter nelson on the mat and then turns it to a neckbreaker. Kendrick dumps Perkins to the apron, but Perkins comes right back in with a springboard dropkick that sends Kendrick to the floor, and Perkins follows him right out with a dive. Perkins with a rolling vertical suplex and then a back suplex, and he comes off the top and runs right into a dropkick from Kendrick for 2. Great pacing and psychology in this one. Perkins just kills Kendrick with a kick to the face, Kendrick responds with one of his own, and Perkins pops Kendrick up and hits Go To Knee for 2. Very close fall there, and Perkins doesn’t let up, hitting a recking ball dropkick but then taking a Regalplex from Kendrick for 2. Kendrick gets a torture rack, Perkins slips out and goes for a double chickenwing, Kendrick victory rolls through, and gets the bully choke right in the middle of the ring. Perkins goes for the ropes and then rolls Kendrick to his shoulders for 2, and that breaks the hold, but Kendrick is still in control…at least until Perkins takes him to the mat and gets the kneebar. Kendrick quickly gets to the ropes, then gives Perkins a flatliner into the second turnbuckle. Kendrick goes for Sliced Bread #2, Perkins shoves him off, and Kendrick comes down bad on his ankle and is hurt. Perkins backs off while the referee checks on Kendrick, watching with concern before coming over to try and help Kendrick up. The ref backs Perkins off, but Perkins finally hauls Kendrick up…and Kendrick headbutts Perkins in the face and goes right to the bully choke. Perkins tries to make it to the ropes, but he is finally forced to tap out, and we have a new Cruiserweight Champion!
Winner and NEW Cruiserweight Champion: Brian Kendrick
Very good match, great psychology, and I loved the finish! And on a personal note, I’m thrilled to see Kendrick get this win, the guy has worked his ass off and 100% deserves this. Good for him.
We spend some time with Cole, Saxton, and Graves as they tell us why we should get the WWE Network and how great Survivor Series is going to be, then we see a history package showing how Cesaro and Sheamus got their title match tonight by beating the New DAy. We go backstage where Cesaro and Sheamus have a mutual admiration society and tell each other how great they are, and how they can walk out of here with the WWE Tag Team Title. They talk about how they couldn’t stand each other and how much time they wasted, then they argue over who is going to follow whose lead out there. They wind up full out arguing as the segment ends.
Don’t miss Raw Talk on the Network after Hell In A Cell wraps up!
Raw Tag Team Title Match: The New Day vs Sheamus & Cesaro
Okay, it’s Xavier and Big E tonight, and Xavier quickly takes control with a fast flurry of moves until Sheamus cheapshots him from the apron and knocks ihm to the floor. Sheamus rams Xavier into the barricade, then hammers him with forearms until Cesaro tags himself in and hits a European uppercut for 2. Xavier is in deep trouble as the big men pound the snot out of him in snot pounding fashion. Xavier gets a backslide for 2 on Sheamus, but a big shot to the face by Sheamus puts him right back down and he goes to a rear chinlock. Sheamus hits the Irish Curse backbreaker for 2, Cesaro tags in and hits a hard corenr European uppercut, but charges right into Xavier’s booth, and then Xavier comes off the second rope with a leg lariat and makes the hot tag to Big E, who comes in and cleans house on Sheamus with a series of overhead release suplexes. Big E with the People’s splash, then he dumps Cesaro to the floor and Xavier takes Cesaro out with a dive, Sheamus goes for the Brogue kick, Big E ducks and counters to a powerbomb for 2. Sheamus pops Big E up and hits a tilt-a-whirl powerslam for 2. Xavier comes off the top with a crossbody, Sheamus rolls through and cradles Xavier for 2, then hits White Noise on Xavier for 2. Cesaro tags himself in, Sheamus hits a Finlay roll, Cesaro doublestomps Xavier and makes a cover, and Xavier is out at 2. Cesaro goes for the big swing, Xavier makes it to the ropes and hits a leaping enziguiri to Cesaro, another knocks Sheamus off the apron, now Xavier goes to the top and comes off with an elbowdrop to Cesaro for 2. Cesaro boots Big E off the apron, hits a series of European uppercuts to Xavier, and it’s time for the big swing! Cesaro gets the Sharpshooter, Big E comes in and grabs Cesaro and suplexes him into the corner, then tags himself in, Sheamus tries a Brogue kick but Big E moves and Sheamus hits Cesaro. Big E clotheslines Sheamus to the floor and Xavier comes in and slowly crawls over and covers Cesaro for 2. Sheamus knocks Big E off the apron, dumps Xavier to the floor, and dives off the top right onto all three members of the New Day. Xavier beats the count and so does Cesaro, Xavier tries a running punt, Cesaro counters to a Sharpshooter and has him right in the middle of the ring, Sheamus stops Big E from getting in, but Big E shoves him off. Sheamus gets the trombone and hits Big E with it, then Kofi hits Trouble In Paradise on Sheamus. Xavier starts tapping and the referee calls for the bell…
The referee disqualified New Day for Kofi attacking Sheamus on the floor, but Xavier was tapping out, so it looks like we’ve got a controversial finish here!
The video package for Charlotte-Sasha Banks runs, and with all the festivities out of the way, it’s…MAIN EVENT TIME!
Raw Women’s Title Match/Hell In A Cell: Sasha Banks vs Charlotte
Both ladies got great entrances, Charlotte carried in on a sedan, Sasha in a black, unmarked vehicle with bodyguards. Sasha gets a huge hometown reaction during introductions, and now the Cell comes down. Charlotte blindsides Sasha before the Cell comes down and knocks her to the floor, and the Cell stops lowering to avoid crushing her. They fight into the crowd with Charlotte getting an early advantage, but Sasha turns things around and dumps Charlotte back to the ringside area. The Cell is down by this point, and Sasha pulls all the monitors off the Spanish announce table as Charlotte climbs the Cell. Sasha climbs up next to her and they fight on the side of the cage, with Sasha ramming Charlotte;s face into the cage until she falls to the floor. Charlotte is up and powerbombs Sashs through the table, and DAMN did she hit at an ugly angle. Sasha takes good long time to get to her feet and shoves off the ref who tries to help her up, but she crumples right back to the ground. Charlotte is gold here, mouthing off to Sasha and faux cheering for her as she struggles to even stand up straight. Sasha staggers around the cage, goes down, and one of the referees asks for an EMT to come out here. Charlotte goes into the ring and demands to be given her title as they put a neck brace on Sasha and load her onto a stretcher. The referee comes into the ring with the belt and is about to award the title to Charlotte, and JoJo even starts to make the announcement of the new champion when Sasha gets off the stretcher and fights her way into the Cell, and the bell rings to officially start the match!
The bell rings as Charlotte rushes Sasha on the floor, but Sasha is a woman possessed, beating Charlotte up on the floor, in the ring, and back on the floor. Charlotte rams Sasha into the ringpost, then monkey flips her into the cage. Charlotte stretches Sasha backward over the ropes as we see a replay of the monkey flip, and Charlotte covers for 2. Sasha slips out the back of a slam attempt and gets the Bank Statement, but Charlotte is up, carries Sasha in a side suplex position, and just dumps her to the floor. Charlotte goes out after Sasha and rolls her back into the ring, then gets a chair out from under the ring. Sasha baseball slides Charlotte, does it a second time, and then comes through the ropes with a dive that ends up wiping both girls out. Charlotte is up first and sets up a chair inside the ring and tries to ram Sasha into it, Sasha blocks, so Charlotte opens up with the chops, and the champion is in bad shape. Charlotte tells Sasha that she will respect her, but takes too long admiring her own work and winds up on the receiving end of a flurry of punches from Sasha Banks,. Sasha gives Charlotte a drop toehold into the chair, then bashes her face into the chair over and over, but makes the mistake of hitting the ropes and runs right into a side suplex onto the chair, and Sahsa’s poor back is ringing with pain again as Charlotte makes a cover for 2. Sasha dumps Charlotte to the floor and baseball slides her into the cage. Charlotte dodges a charging something from Sasha, who Spider Mans onto the cage and comes back off with a Meteora that leaves Charlotte laying. Sasha rams Charlotte into the Cell over and over, then charges in with repeated kneestrikes. Sasha hits the Three Amigos, then she goes to the top rope and hits the frogsplash for 2. Charlotte is on Dream Street, and Sasha gets the Bank Statement, but Charlotte drags herself out to the floor. Charlotte with a boot to the ribs of Sasha, but Sasha responds with repeated knees to the ribs, lays Charlotte on the middle rope in the corner, puts a chair on the bottom rope, and hits a double kneedrop that drives Charlotte into the chair and covers for 2. Charlotte is on the floor and she grabs Sasha by the hair, drags her through the ropes, and bashes her face into the side of the ring apron. That was an UGLY bump! Charlotte sends Sasha back inside and gets a table out from under the ring, sets it up on the floor, then drags Sasha up to the top rope and goes for a superplex. Sasha fights Charlotte off and kicks her off through the table, then drops down and hauls Charlotte, who is practically dead weight by this point, into the ring and covers for 2. Now Sasha drags a table out, slides it into the ring, but Charlotte gets it and guillotines Sasha into the cage wall with it. Charlotte sets the table up in the ring, Sasha comes back in and springboards off the table, but runs right into a uranage backbreaker and big boot form Charlotte, and then Charlotte goes to the figure eight, and Sasha is in deep, deep trouble. Sasha gets ahold of a chair and hammers Charlotte with it several times to break the hold. Charlotte gets a short forearm, yells at Sasha to respect her, and Sasha responds with a short forearm of her own, then both girls go for one and bth go down. Sasha goes for the Bank Statement again, Charlotte counters to a pair of side backbreakers and a side suplex for 2. Charlotte puts Sasha on the table, tells Sasha to bow down to her, then goes to the top rope for a moonsault, but Sasha is up and knocks Charlotte down, hammering her with chops to the back, then she drags the table across the ring and stands it on the second turnbuckle in the corner. Sasha picks Charlotte up and goes for a running powerbomb onto the table, but her back gives out. Charlotte whips Sasha into the table, picks her up and does it again, and quickly hits Natural Selection for the win.
Winner and NEW Raw Women’s Champion: Charlotte