Hell In A Cell 2013

|Date: October 27, 2013
|Venue: American Airlines Arena |City: Miami, Florida
|Attendance: 9,000 |Buys: 200,000

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Hell In A Cell is the one night of the year when matches are competed inside the demonic structure. The vacant WWE Championship will be on the line inside of the structure as Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan once again battle for the title. Raw General Manager Brad Maddox announced that the two would compete for the title again but this time there would be a special guest referee. The WWE Universe had the choice to vote for Bob Backlund, Booker T and Shawn Michaels and unsurprisingly it was Shawn Michaels that won. He has plenty of history with Randy Orton through their previous matches in WWE and Michaels also trained Daniel Bryan. Triple H is convinced that Shawn Michaels will do the right thing tonight.

Alberto Del Rio has tried to manipulate Vickie Guerrero over recent weeks but she’s grown tired of it and announced that Alberto Del Rio will be defending his World Heavyweight Championship at Hell In A Cell against the returning John Cena. Brie Bella will be getting a WWE Divas title shot after she beat champion AJ Lee in a non title match on Smackdown and then pinned her again in a tag team match. Big E Langston was supposed to receive an Intercontinental Championship match against Curtis Axel after helping beat down Axel following some criticism from Paul Heyman. The match has been scrapped however due to an injury to Axel so Big E has received a United States Championship match against Dean Ambrose instead.

CM Punk and Ryback were scheduled for a one on one match inside Hell In A Cell in a continuation of their rivalry however Paul Heyman tried to convince Brad Maddox to make the match a 2 on 1 handicap match with Curtis Axel joining Ryback. Brad Maddox made a beat the clock challenge with the winner being able to add a stipulation to the match but it was CM Punk that won the challenge. CM Punk would grant Heymans wish of a handicap match however instead of adding Curtis Axel to the match, Punk added Paul Heyman which makes the match CM Punk vs. Ryback and Paul Heyman inside Hell In A Cell.

Since Battleground three weeks ago Cody Rhodes and Goldust have defeated The Shield for the WWE Tag Team Championships. This set up a match between The Usos and The Shield to determine number one contenders. Cody Rhodes and Goldust were on commentary for the match but were goaded into getting involved and when they did the match was thrown out. Triple H would announce that at Hell In a Cell Cody Rhodes and Goldust would defend their WWE Tag Team Championships against both The Usos and The Shield.

On the kick-off show Damien Sandow defeated Kofi Kingston.

A video package kicks us off focusing on the Hell In A Cell match and previous matches that have occurred in the cell. The focus then moves to Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan’s match and the handicap match between CM Punk and Ryback and Paul Heyman.

Michael Cole welcomes us to the United Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.

Cody Rhodes & Goldust (c) vs. The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) vs. The Shield (Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns) – Triple threat match for the WWE Tag Team Championships 

This is a first time meeting between these three teams. Cody Rhodes is 2-1 at Hell In A Cell events whilst the other five men in this match make their Hell In A Cell PPV debut tonight. Cody Rhodes and Goldust have a good remix of their entrance themes. No sign of Dean Ambrose in the corner of The Shield. Rey Mysterio is on the Spanish announce team tonight. It’s a first fall for a victory tonight. Goldust starts the match against Seth Rollins. Goldust lays in some right hands and then hits a clothesline. Seth then tags out to Jey Uso. Goldust hits a shoulder knockdown and then a forearm for a quick pinfall. Goldust then hits an inverted atomic drop and a running boot for a one count before tagging out to Cody Rhodes. Cody hits a face-first suplex for a one count. Jey tags in Jimmy who hits a couple of quick pinfalls. The Usos are looking for their first ever PPV victory tonight.

Jimmy hits a powerslam for a one count. Goldust tags himself in off his brother but Jimmy hits a headbutt and tags in Jey. Jey hits a splash in the corner but Goldust takes the advantage with some right hands. Roman Reigns tags himself in and drags Goldust out of the ring before ramming him into the apron. Back in the ring and Reigns hits a big clothesline before pinning Goldust for the first near fall of the night. Reigns tags in Seth Rollins who lays in the boots. Rollins and Reigns have only lost one PPV match up to this point. Rollins gets a near fall and then applies a front facelock. Rollins knocks Cody off the apron and then tags in Roman Reigns who hits some right hands on Goldust and pins him for a two count. Reigns applies a chinlock but Goldust gets out of it and hits a backslide for a two count. Reigns hits a back elbow for a near fall but Goldust starts to fight back but Reigns stops him from making a tag. Goldust counters a powerslam and hits a DDT.

Reigns tags in Rollins who dropkicks Cody Rhodes off the apron. Goldust then hits a back body drops but there’s nobody for him to tag in. Rollins tags in Reigns who Goldust low-bridges. The Shield then pull The Usos off the apron and Reigns hits Goldust with a big slam. Cody breaks up the pinfall. Reigns hits Goldust with a hard Irish whip but Goldust fires back with a powerslam. Reigns tags in Rollins and Goldust tags Cody! Cody comes in with a springboard dropkick before knocking Roman Reigns off the apron. Cody hits a moonsault on Rollins for a near fall and then the Hardcore Holly style kick to the abdomen. He then misses with the disaster kick but Jimmy Usos made a tag. He hits a cross body on Rollins for a two count. Jimmy hits a running splash for a two count and all hell breaks loose. Jey Uso disposes of Reigns and Goldust and then dives out at them.

Jimmy Uso hits a huge Samoan drop on Rollins for a near fall. Jimmy then heads to the top but Rollins crotches him. Cody Rhode stags himself in off Jimmy Uso and looks for Cross-Rhodes on Rollins but Rollins counters. Rollins pops Cody on the top but Rhodes counters a superplex and instead suplexes Rollins to the outside and they land on everybody else! Rhodes rolls Rollins back into the ring and covers him but one of The Usos dives in off the top to break up the cover. Roman Reigns then hits him with a big spear. Rollins clears the ring but Rhodes looms for a disaster kick. Rollins catches Rhodes but Goldust hits him with an uppercut and Cody hits Cross-Rhodes for the three! Cody Rhodes and Goldust retain their WWE Tag Team Championships in a great match.

Rating: 7.75/10

Triple H and Shawn Michaels are shown talking backstage.

The Miz is out next and says that due to what The Wyatt Family did to him last week he isn’t medically cleared to wrestle tonight. But he is ready to fight. He challenges Bray Wyatt to come out. Wyatt shows up on the titantron and warns Miz about the monster behind his eyes. The screen then goes off. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan show in the ring and attack Miz. The crowd actually chant “we want Bray”. Harper and Rowan beat down Miz but Kane’s music hits and out walks Kane! Kane disposes of Rowan and Harper. But Kane then chokeslams The Miz!

The Great Khali & Natalya vs. Fandango & Summer Rae

This is a first time mixed tag team match involving these four. Natalya is 1-0 at Hell In A Cell events, the other three make their Hell In A Cell PPV debut tonight. It’s an in-ring debut for Summer Rae tonight. Fandango treats us to a promo and a dance before the match. The Great Khali and Natalya have Hornswoggle in their corner. Khali and Fandango kick off the match and Fandango uses his speed in the early going. Khali then takes Fandango down before hitting him with a big chop. Fandango tags in Summer Rae who gets in the face of Khali. Natalya comes in and hits a headlock takedown. Natalya hits a shoulder knockdown but summer Rae hits a hiptoss. The two girls exchange pinfalls and Summer Rae hits a dropkick before dancing around the ring. Natalya hits a firemans takedown and then some nice wrestling as she goes from headlock to hammerlock. Natalya hits an armdrag and Summer Rae tags in Fandango. Natalya takes down Fandango who escapes to the ring.

Hornswoggle laughs in Fandango’s face and Fandango grabs him by the throat until The Great Khali pulls Fandango back into the ring. Fandango takes down Khali and works away at his legs. Fandango dances in front of Natalya but turns around into a chop. Khali then hits a chop and a big boot before motioning for the chokeslam but Fandango tags out to Summer Rae. Summer Rae dances around Khali but Natalya comes in and takes down Summer Rae. Natalya hits a suplex and a sit-out powerslam before hitting a spinning clothesline and looking to lock on the sharpshooter. Summer Rae quickly gets to the ropes and then drops Natalya on to the middle rope before rolling up Natalya for the three! Fandango and Summer Rae win the match! Fairly entertaining and a big win for summer Rae in her debut.

Rating: 3/10

They throw to the kick-off panel made up of Josh Mathews, Dolph Ziggler, R-Truth and Kaitlyn.

Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Big E Langston – United States Championship match

This is a first time PPV match between these two men. Both men make their Hell In A Cell PPV debut and Big E looks for his first PPV victory in his first PPV singles match. Ambrose slaps Big E who takes down Ambrose early into the match and pins him for a two count. Big E hits another big clothesline for another two count and then hits a shoulder charge. Big E hits a backbreaker but Ambrose fires back with some chops in the corner. Big E hits some knees and then a back body drop for a one count. Big E then applies a bearhug but Ambrose bites his way out of it. Big E back body drops Ambrose out of the ring and Dean sells a knee injury. Big E goes out of the ring and Ambrose manages to pull him into the ring apron. Ambrose looks to suplex Big E back into the ring but instead drops him on the top rope and throws him into the ring post. Dean Ambrose has only lost one PPV match up to this point and that was the Money In The Bank ladder match a few months ago.

Big E rolls back into the ring but Ambrose goes right back to work on him. Ambrose hits a headbutt and then a running dropkick for a one count. Ambrose applies a chinlock but Big E gets up to his feet and rams the United States Champion into the corner to break the hold. Ambrose is persistent though and jumps back on Big E’s back, locking on a sleeper. Big E breaks the hold again and hits a back body drop and a clothesline for a two count. Big E misses with a splash but hits a belly to belly suplex for a two count. Big E then hits a splash for a two count before looking to hit the big ending but Dean Ambrose escapes and starts walking to the back. Big E goes after him and rolls him back into the ring. Ambrose kicks the ropes as Big E tries to get back into the ring and then hits a DDT for a near fall. Big E avoids a shoulder charge in the corner and then spears Ambrose off the apron! Big E gets back into the ring and Dean Ambrose decides not to get back into the ring and gets counted out!

Big E beats Dean Ambrose by count out tonight. After the match Big E hits Ambrose with the big ending and holds Deans United States Championship above his head. Big E has a hell of a cut below his eye.

Rating: 5/10

We’re shown some footage from Raw two weeks ago whereby CM Punk beat Curtis Axel in the beat the clock challenge and added the stipulation to add Paul Heyman into the Hell In A Cell match between Punk and Ryback.

CM Punk vs. Ryback & Paul Heyman – Handicap Hell In A Cell match

CM Punk is 1-2 at Hell In A Cell events, Ryback is 0-1, Punk actually beat Ryback at this event last year in a Hell In A Cell match. Ryback comes to the ring alone, there’s no sign of Paul Heyman yet. Heyman is then bought out on a cherry picker! Heyman has a microphone and refers to himself as Satan. The cherry picker rises up and Heyman steps out to the top of the Hell In A Cell. The bell rings as CM Punk lays into Ryback with right hands and kicks. Ryback looks for a gorilla press slam but Punk slips down and hits a chopblock. Punk targets Rybacks ankles causing him to roll out of the ring. Punk then hits a suicide dive. Punk pulls a kendo stick out from under the ring but doesn’t get opportunity to use it as Ryback rams him into the cell repeatedly. Ryback then uses the kendo stick himself before rolling CM Punk back into the ring. Ryback continues to use the kendo stick as Paul Heyman watches from the top of the cell.

Ryback hits a back elbow and then some shoulder charges in the corner. Ryback hits a hard Irish whip and then a splash for a two count. Punk low-bridges the top rope sending Ryback to the outside and then heads to the top and hits a double axe handle to the outside Randy Savage style. Punk slides a table out from under the ring but Ryback forces him into the ring steps. Ryback suplexes CM Punk into the cell three times. Back in the ring and Ryback hits a side suplex for a near fall. Ryback applies a chinlock and then hits a jawbreaker for a near fall. Ryback applies a body scissors but Punk fights his way out of it and hits a big boot. Punk then hits a springboard cross body for a two count before dropping Ryback into a middle turnbuckle. Punk hits a running knee in the corner and then tries a springboard clothesline but Ryback catches him and hits a powerslam for a two count. Ryback motions for shellshock and sets up for it but Punk gets out of it, forces Ryback into a turnbuckle and then hits him with a kendo stick a few times.

CM Punk hits a running knee in the corner and short-arm clothesline before heading to the top and hitting an elbow drop for a near fall. Punk then whacks Ryback with a kendo stick repeatedly before sliding a table into the ring but Ryback attacks him from behind. Ryback then looks to powerbomb Punk on to the edge of the table but Punk avoids it just for Ryback to crotch Punk onto the table instead. Ryback hits a meathook clothesline for a near fall and then sets up the table. CM Punk low blows Ryback causing the big man to roll on to the table. Punk then heads to the top and hits a flying elbow drop on Ryback through the table. Punk then hits Ryback with the kendo stick and hits go to sleep! Punk is slow to make a cover but makes it over and the referee counts the three. CM Punk wins the match causing Paul Heyman to lose on PPV for the first ever time.

After the match Punk grabs a kendo stick and climbs up the cell. Punk lays into Heyman with the kendo stick and then hits him with go to sleep.

Rating: 6/10

Renee young is backstage with Daniel Bryan. Bryan hopes that Shawn Michaels will be fair tonight. Bryan then starts a Yes chant.

Los Matadores (Diego & Fernando) vs. The Real Americans (Jack Swagger & Cesaro)

Jack Swagger is 0-3 at Hell In A Cell events, Cesaro is 1-0. It’s a first time PPV match between these two teams. Los Matadores are of course Primo and Epico and are joined by El Torito. Zeb Colter accompanies Cesaro and Jack Swagger. Diego and Cesaro start the match. Diego is the former Primo whilst Fernando is Epico. Diego hits a hurricanrana and a headscissors takeover until Cesaro manages to power him out of the ring. Cesaro tags in Jack Swagger who hits a big chopblock on the outside. Swagger rolls Diego back into the ring and hits a Swagger bomb before tagging in Cesaro who hits a leapfrog stomp for a two count. Cesaro then applies a front facelock before forcing Diego into the corner and tagging in Jack Swagger. Swagger hits some knees and a clothesline before tagging Cesaro back in. Cesaro applies a chinlock but Diego forces his way out with elbows before back body dropping Swagger out of the ring.

Cesaro kicks Fernando off the apron but Diego hits a sunset flip which Cesaro counters into a giant swing! He swings Diego around for a long time. Cesaro pins Diego but Fernando breaks up the cover. Diego hits an enzeguri and tags in Fernando as Cesaro tags in Swagger. Fernando hits some flying forearms and a tilt-a-whirl DDT for a near fall. Cesaro breaks it up but Diego disposes of him. Cesaro rams Diego into the barricade as Fernando hits Swagger with a big boot. Swagger hits a chopblock and forces the ankle lock on. Cesaro pulls the ropes away from Fernando but Fernando sends Swagger into Cesaro! Fernando tags in Diego and they hit a double team facebuster for the three! Los Matadores win! After the match El Torito takes out all of the Real Americans!

Rating: 4/10

There’s a video package next for John Cena and Alberto Del Rio.

Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. John Cena – World Heavyweight Championship match

This is a third pay per view match between these two men, they have both previously won one each. John Cena is 0-3 at Hell In A Cell PPV’s, Alberto Del Rio is 1-0. Cena starts the match with a headlock but Del Rio counters with a wristlock. Cena escapes out of the ring to sell his bicep injury. Back in the ring and Cena hits a headlock takeover but Del Rio gets out of it only to be hit with a shoulder charge. Alberto kicks Cena and hits some right hands. Del Rio keeps trying to go after the arm which causes Cena to fire up. Cena hits an Irish whip and a bulldog for a two count. Del Rio hits a dropkick and then kicks Cena out of the ring. Del Rio smashes Cenas arm into the ring steps and then pins him in the ring for a two count. Del Rio hits two running boots but Cena counters a third and looks to lock on the STF but Del Rio kicks him away and then hits a German suplex for a near fall.

Alberto Del Rio applies a wristlock but Cena gets to the bottom rope. Del Rio goes back to the wristlock but Cena powers out ofd it with an arm drag. Cena hits a dropkick and an Irish whip but then runs into an elbow. Del Rio goes up to the middle rope and hits a double axe handle for a two count before applying an armbar. Cena sets up for the attitude adjustment but Del Rio nips down as Damien Sandow is shown watching from the back. Del Rio misses with a guillotine and goes flying to the outside. Del Rio drops Cena on the top rope and then climbs to the top but Cena sees him coming and hits him with a dropkick on the way down. Cena hits a couple of shoulder charges, side suplex and then the five knuckle shuffle. Del Rio counters the attitude adjustment with a backstabber for a near fall. Alberto motions for a cross-armbreaker but Cena counters and hits a tornado DDT for a near fall.

John Cena slides out to the apron and then climbs to the top but Del Rio hits an enzeguri for a two count. Del Rio misses with an enzeguri but then counters the STF and an attitude adjustment before hitting a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a near fall. Del Rio ties Cena up in a tree of woe but misses with a shoulder charge and hits the ringpost. Cena hits a cross body for a near fall. Del Rio hits an armbreaker and then locks on the cross arm-breaker but Cena rolls through and locks on the STF! Del Rio gets to the bottom rope to break the hold. Alberto hits a couple of superkicks for a near fall and then locks the cross arm-breaker on but Cena counters with a powerbomb. There’s a problem with Michael Cole’s microphone which is pretty annoying. Cena hits the attitude adjustment on the second attempt and gets the three! John Cena wins the match and the World Heavyweight Championship!

Rating: 6/10

The kickoff panel talk about the activities so far tonight.

AJ Lee (c) vs. Brie Bella – WWE Divas Championship match

This is a rematch from Battleground earlier this month where AJ beat Brie. AJ has Tamina in her corner whilst Brie is accompanied by her sister Nikki. It’s a Hell In The Cell PPV debut for both girls. AJ facepalms Brie in the early going and Brie replies with a big right hand for a one count. Brie hits a suplex for a one count and then hits an elbow but AJ drops Brie on the top rope. Back in the ring and AJ gets a one count before applying a dragon sleeper before smashing Brie into the mat. AJ rips off Brie’s headband and then chokes her on the middle rope. AJ hits a neckbreaker and then skips around the ring. Brie hits some right hands and a knee before looking for a neckbreaker of her own but AJ counters and applies a front facelock. Brie powers AJ into the corner to break the hold and then hits a missile dropkick. Brie hits another two dropkicks and a clothesline for a two count.

Brie hits an Irish whip but then runs into the boots of AJ. AJ then forces Brie into a middle turnbuckle and looks to lock on the black widow but Brie counters. Brie then locks on a half crab but Tamina gets up on the apron just for Nikki to pull down Tamina. Nikki lays into Tamina as AJ gets to the bottom rope to break the half crab. Brie looks for a running knee but AJ moves and Brie nails Nikki! AJ locks on the black widow and Brie taps out! AJ beats Brie Bella again tonight but is the real story Brie wiping out Nikki?

Rating: 3.75/10

The Prime Time Players are backstage playing WWE 2K14. Bob Backlund then shows up and says that kids shouldn’t be playing video games. The Prime Time Players do the millions of dollars dance with Backlund.

Triple H and Shawn Michaels are in a heated discussion backstage.

There’s a video package for the main event.

Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton – Hell In A Cell match for the vacant WWE Championship with Shawn Michaels as the special guest referee

This is the fourth PPV match between these two men and so far they have both won one and drawn the other. Randy Orton is the only man to have fought on all Hell In A Cell PPV’s and he has a 3-1 record whilst Daniel Bryan has a 2-0 record at the event. The two men slug it out in the early going. Orton hits a big powerslam and then looks for the hangmans DDT but Bryan counters by dropping Randy on the top rope. Bryan then heads to the top and hits a missile dropkick before laying in some kicks but then runs into a dropkick. Randy is the first man to make a cover and Shawn Michaels counts to 2. Orton suplexes Bryan on to the top rope three times and then knocks Bryan into the cell. This is Daniel Bryans 23rd PPV in a row. Randy Orton has the all-time record with 43 consecutive PPV’s. Orton throws Bryan into the ring steps and then hits Bryan with the steps.

Randy stands up the ring steps and looks to throw Daniel Bryan into them but Bryan reverses and Orton hits the steps. Bryan rams Ortons face into the cell and the ring steps before rolling Orton back into the ring and pinning him for a two count. Bryan hits some kicks and then pops Orton on the top rope, tying him up in a tree of woe and hitting him with a baseball slide. Bryan dropkicks Orton out of the ring and then hits two suicide dives before Orton sidesteps a third. Orton hits a backbreaker on the outside and then rolls Bryan back in, pinning him for a two count. Orton pops Bryan on the top rope, hits him with right hands and headbutts before looking for a superplex but Bryan counters with a sunset flip powerbomb. The two men exchange uppercuts and Bryan hits a big clothesline. Bryan hits two running dropkicks in the corner and then some kicks. Bryan the pops Orton on the top rope and hits a hurricanrana before going back up to the top and hitting a flying headbutt for a near fall.

Daniel Bryan hits more kicks until Orton ducks one and rolls Bryan up for a two count. Bryan counters the pinfall into a yes lock. Orton manages to slide out of the ring and Bryan follows and throws Orton into the side of the cell four times. Bryan hits a running dropkick and then pulls a chair out from under the ring and jabs it into the gut of Orton before smashing it across his back three times. Bryan throws ten chairs into the ring and then hits Orton with an eleventh. Bryan rolls Orton into the ring but Orton rakes the eyes of his opponent and then beats him down with chairs. Orton gets a two count on the pinfall and then hits Bryan with a chair for a two count. Orton piles up all of the chairs and superplexes Daniel Bryan into them! Orton gets a near fall and out walks Triple H. Triple H berates Shawn Michaels to do his job properly. Orton hits a t-bone suplex and cover Bryan but Michaels is too busy with Triple H. Orton berates Shawn Michaels now.

Orton gets back into the ring and Daniel Bryan looks to lock on the yes lock but Orton counters. Randy hits the hangmans DDT and then motions for an RKO but Bryan counters and shoves Orton away, accidentally throwing him into Shawn Michaels. Daniel Bryan hits a running knee on Randy Orton and pins him but the referee is down. Bryan looks to wake up Shawn Michaels but Triple H gets into the cell and shoves Bryan away. Bryan then hits a running knee on Triple H! Shawn Michaels then hits sweet chin music on Daniel Bryan! Michaels sees to Triple H and Randy covers Daniel Bryan. Michaels counts the three! Randy Orton wins the match and the WWE Championship!

Rating: 7/10

And that was Hell In A Cell 2013. It was an ok show, it felt pretty average overall. The opener was the highlight of the show, I really enjoyed the triple threat tag team match. There was loads of action and all six men involved really shone. It was Cody Rhodes and Goldust who won the match and the tag team champions are really over right now. Cody Rhodes has the potential to be a main event babyface. Really good match between these three teams. The tag team division is heating up right now. Cody and goldust have potential future opponents in The Real Americans, Ryback and Curtis Axel and The Wyatt Family. Fandango and Summer Rare then beat Natalya and The Great Khali which I didn’t expect. Summer Rae pinned Natalya which is a huge rub for Summer Rae who was making her in-ring debut. It was a match that I wasn’t expecting, it wasn’t great but it’s nice to see different faces on pay per view.

Big E beat Dean Ambrose by count out which is a big win for Big E. He’s getting a bit of a singles push at the moment and seems to be pretty popular. I’m not sure if Big E will continue the feud with The Shield but they’ve left another United States Championship match open with this finish. CM Punk beat Ryback and Paul Heyman in what was essentially a singles match with Heyman stood on top of the cell for the duration of the match. It was a decent enough match but nothing too memorable. Paul Heyman coming out on a cherry picker was pretty hilarious. And we got to see what we were hoping for at the end when CM Punk laid into Heyman. Los Matadores beat The Real Americans which I was pretty surprised at. Los Matadores are getting a decent push at the moment so maybe they’ll be in the tag team title picture. They’re pretty entertaining but El Torito is the star of the group.

John Cena beat Alberto Del Rio to win the World Heavyweight Championship. This was a pretty standard match but it gave Cena the big win. Del Rio has had a long reign this year and can’t complain. Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan are doing a great job in their rivalry over the WWE Championship so I guess Cena doesn’t need to be involved in that, hence he’s got this title instead. I’m not actually sure of the point in the World Heavyweight Championship now the brand split is over. AJ Lee beat Brie Bella to retain the Divas Championship. I thought the story to come out of this was Brie kicking Nikki but Nikki seemed to be ok with it after the match. I like this Total Divas vs. other divas feud so I hope that continues but AJ is running out of challengers for the title. I can definitely see one of the total divas winning the title because it would be good for the show.

The main event was good. Randy Orton beat Daniel Bryan to win the WWE Championship. Shawn Michaels superkicked Daniel Bryan in the face which cost him the match and I wonder if this will lead to anything. Imagine Bryan vs. Michaels? That would be class. But Randy Orton is champion and I’m not sure if his feud with Daniel Bryan will continue. Maybe Big Show will step up as his storyline continues or you’ve got someone like Sheamus who might come back and challenge for it. Or there’s always guys like CM Punk who I thought would make a good challenger right now. Overall a pretty average pay per view but it started and ended well.

Overall Rating: 53.125/100 (ranked joint 227th out of 295)

Match Of The Night: Cody Rhodes & Goldust vs. The Usos vs. The Shield
Worst Match Of The Night: The Great Khali & Natalya vs. Fandango & Summer Rae
Surprise Of The Night: Summer Rae pins Natalya
Worst Booking Of The Night: Los Matadores beat The Real Americans
Superstar Of The Night: Randy Orton
Hell In A Cell 2013 Will Be Remembered For: Randy Orton becoming WWE Champion with help from Shawn Michaels

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