|Date: October 26, 2014
|Venue: American Airline Center |City: Dallas, Texas
|Attendance: 15,303 |Buys: 83,000
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Hell In A Cell returns with the showpiece match taking centre stage. Tonight there will be not one but two Hell In A Cell matches.
On the September 29 episode of Raw, Cena and Ambrose defeated Kane and Randy Orton by disqualification after Rollins attacked Ambrose. On the October 6 edition of Raw, Cena defeated Rollins, Orton and Kane by disqualification in a handicap match. Triple H then announced that Cena would face Ambrose at the pay-per-view, with the winner facing Rollins later in the night in a Hell in a Cell match. On the October 10 edition of SmackDown, during the Miz TV segment, it was announced by The Miz that the match will be a No Holds Barred Contract on a Pole match. On the October 13 episode of Raw, Triple H announced that the Cena–Ambrose match would take place on Raw in the main event and the winner would face Rollins. Later in the show, Orton was granted by Triple H a match against the loser of the Contract on a Pole match, also taking place in a Hell in a Cell match at the event. Ambrose went on to win the match against Cena, thus setting up Ambrose vs. Rollins and Cena vs. Orton. On the October 20 episode of Raw, Triple H announced that the match between Cena and Orton would be a number one contender match for the WWE World Heavyweight Title.
At Night of Champions, AJ Lee defeated Paige to win the Divas Championship in a triple threat match that also included Nikki Bella. On the September 29 edition of Raw, Paige and Alicia Fox attacked AJ after Fox defeated AJ. On the October 6 edition of Raw, Paige and Fox defeated AJ and Emma. On the October 10 edition of SmackDown, AJ defeated Fox, after which AJ and Paige attacked each other. On the October 13 edition of Raw, AJ and Layla defeated Paige and Fox. On the October 17 edition of SmackDown, AJ defeated Layla, after which Paige attacked AJ. On October 20, it was announced on WWE.com that AJ would defend the title against Paige at Hell in a Cell.
At SummerSlam, Nikki Bella turned heel and attacked Brie Bella during her match against Stephanie McMahon, costing Brie the match in the process. On the October 13 episode of Raw, during a WWE.com exclusive, Nikki interrupted Brie’s interview with the news that they will face off at the event, concluding that the loser of the match would become the winner’s personal assistant for one month. However, if the loser fails to perform those duties, she will be terminated from the WWE.
Since losing the Intercontinental Championship back to Dolph Ziggler, The Miz began feuding with United States Champion Sheamus after several tag matches with his “stunt double” “Damien Mizdow” against Sheamus and Ziggler. On the October 6 edition of Raw, The Miz defeated Sheamus due to interference by Damien Mizdow. On the October 13 edition of Raw, The Miz defeated Sheamus via count–out. On October 14, WWE.com announced that Sheamus would defend the title against Miz at the event.
On the September 26 edition of SmackDown, Big Show defeated Rusev by disqualification after Rusev hit Big Show with a Russian flag. On the September 29 edition of Raw, Big Show attacked Rusev and tore down a Russian flag. On the October 3 edition of Smackdown, Rusev attacked Big Show. On the October 13 edition of Raw, Rusev defeated Big Show by disqualification after Mark Henry attacked Rusev. On October 14, WWE.com announced that Big Show would face Rusev at Hell in a Cell.
At Night of Champions, Gold and Stardust defeated The Usos to win the WWE Tag Team Championship. On the September 26 edition of SmackDown, The Usos defeated Gold and Stardust via disqualification in a rematch for the tag title. In the following weeks, the two teams clashed in six-man tag team matches, which The Usos won. On October 20, it was announced on WWE.com that Gold and Stardust would defend the title against The Usos at Hell in a Cell.
On the September 22 edition of Raw, Dolph Ziggler defeated The Miz to win the Intercontinental Championship. On the September 26 episode of SmackDown, Cesaro won a battle royal to face Ziggler for the title later in the night. Later in the night, Ziggler defeated Cesaro, but Cesaro was holding the bottom rope and the referee didn’t see it. On the September 29 edition of Raw, Ziggler successfully defended the title in a triple threat match against The Miz and Cesaro. On the October 20 episode of Raw, Cesaro defeated Ziggler in a non-title match. On the October 24 episode of Smackdown, Ziggler successfully defended the title against Cesaro. Later in the night, it was announced that Ziggler would defend the title against Cesaro in a 2-out-of-3 falls match at the event.
The Kickoff pre-show featured a special broadcast of “Mizdow TV” with The Miz as the special guest. also on the kick-off show, Mark Henry defeated Bo Dallas.
A video package kicks us off focusing on John Cena and Randy Orton and then the match between Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins.
Michael Cole welcomes us to Dallas, Texas.
Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Cesaro – 2 out of 3 falls match for the Intercontinental Championship
This is a first time PPV match between these two men. Dolph is 0-2 at Hell In A Cell events, Cesaro is 1-1. Dolph takes down Cesaro in the early going but Cesaro gets up to his feet and wrestles Ziggler off. Plenty of grappling in the early going as both men jockey for position. Cesaro applies a chinlock, he’s sporting a freshly shaven head tonight. Cesaro hits a shoulder tackle for a one count and then goes back to the chinlock. Dolph gets out of the chinlock and hits a backslide. The two men exchange pinfalls as both men get near falls. Ziggler hits a splash in the corner and then looks for a neckbreaker but Cesaro counters. Cesaro sets up for the big swing but Dolph rolls him up. Cesaro then hotshots Ziggler before swinging him round and round! Cesaro gets a two count on the cover and Ziggler then reverses the pin and gets the three! Dolph Ziggler wins the first fall.
Cesaro gets up and hits a stomp as the referee breaks it up. Cesaro hasn’t been on a good run of results as of late. He hits a running uppercut in the corner and pins Dolph for a two count. Cesaro hits a powerslam and then goes up to the middle rope, slides across the rope and flies off but Ziggler avoids the elbow drop. Cesaro hits a right hand for a one count and then mounts Dolph and hits more right hands. Cesaro applies a modified camel clutch but Dolph fights his way out of it. Ziggler hits an armbar takedown but Cesaro is up first and hits a stomp for a near fall. Cesaro hits a double underhook powerbomb for a near fall. Dolph rolls out to the apron so Cesaro smashes him into a top turnbuckle and then looks to suplex him back into the ring but Ziggler drops him on the top rope. Dolph locks on a million dollar dream but Cesaro counters the hold, looking for a suplex but Dolph counters with an armbar. Cesaro smashes Dolph into the corner and then takes him up to the middle rope and hits a huge superplex. That took some power to achieve. Cesaro gets a near fall but Dolph gets back into it with a fame-asser for a near fall.
Cesaro manages to counter a zigzag and then hits an elevated uppercut for a near fall. The two men counter each others moves until Cesaro hits a backbreaker for a two count. Cesaro then looks for the neutraliser but Ziggler counters, hits a superkick and a zigzag and covers Cesaro for the three! Dolph Ziggler wins the match with two straight falls! An awesome match to kick things off.
There’s a VT for the WWE Network next.
We’re shown some footage from Raw last week from a 3 on 2 handicap match with Seth Rollins, Kane and Randy Orton beating Dean Ambrose and John Cena. After the match Seth Rollins hit Randy Orton with a curb stomp.
Backstage Triple H, Stephanie McMahon and Kane are talking. Randy Orton shows up looking for Seth Rollins. Stephanie tells him to use that anger against John Cena. Randy says that if The Authority don’t deal with Seth Rollins then he will.
Brie Bella vs. Nikki Bella – loser becomes the winners slave for 30 days
This is a first time PPV singles match between these two sisters. Brie is 0-1 at Hell In A Cell events, Nikki makes his Hell In A Cell PPV debut tonight. Brandi Rhodes is the ring announcer for this match. Nikki forces Brie into the corner in the early going but then walks into Brie’s boots. Brie rolls Nikki up for a one count a couple of times and then hits a dropkick. Brie hits an Irish whip but misses with a splash in the corner. Brie hits a back elbow and then looks for a victory roll but Nikki hits an electric chair drop. Nikki applies a seated abdominal stretch but Brie fights her way out of it. Nikki hits a facebuster for a two count and then applies a stretch whilst standing on Brie’s hair. Nikki pulls the hair more but Brie kicks Nikki in the gut and hits a facebuster for a two count. I thought that was Brie’s finisher.
Brie hits a big clothesline, a dropkick and a running knee before attempting a second knee but Nikki rolls out of the ring. Brie hits a suicide dive and then rolls Nikki back into the ring and hits her with a missile dropkick for a near fall. Nikki hits a kick to the gut and then hits the rack attack! She hooks the leg but Brie kicks out. Brie looks to lock on the yes lock and she hooks it on! Nikki gets her foot on the bottom rope and then hits a big forearm. Nikki hits a second rack attack and hooks the leg for the three! Nikki Bella beats Brie tonight!
There’s an ad for the new WWE 2k video game.
Renee Young introduces the kick off panel of Booker T, Alex Riley and Paul Heyman. Booker T gives the Bella’s the shucky ducky quack quack moment of the night. Alex Riley was impress with the Dolph Ziggler/Cesaro match. Paul Heyman plugs his client Brock Lesnar.
Goldust & Stardust (c) vs. The Usos (Jimmy & Jey) – WWE Tag Team Championship match
This is a second PPV tag team match between these two pairs of brothers. Goldust and Stardust beat The Usos at Night Of Champions last month to win the titles. Cody Rhodes is 3-1 at Hell In A Cell events, Goldust is 1-0 and The Usos are 0-1. These two teams were involved in a match against each other at last years events, a match that also involved The Shield that was won by Goldust and Cody Rhodes. Jimmy Uso starts the match against Stardust. Stardust hits a hiptoss and then cartwheels. The two men exchange right hands and Jimmy hits a hiptoss and a rolling senton. Jimmy tags in Jey who hits a forearm and a takedown. Cody hits a knee and tags in Goldust who runs into an elbow. Jey hits some chops and uppercuts. Jey tags in Jimmy and the Usos hit double elbow drops. Goldust tags in Stardust who smashes Jimmy’s knee into the ringpost. Stardust lays into Jimmy before rolling him back into the ring and stomping away at him. Stardust tags in Goldust who beats down Jimmy and then applies a chinlock.
Jimmy hits a jawbreaker to get out of the chinlock but then runs into a powerslam. Goldust gets a two count in the cover and tags in Stardust. Stardust hits a face-first suplex for a two count and then applies a chinlock. Jimmy fights out of the chinlock and then counters a bulldog. Stardust tags Goldust but Jimmy back body drops him out of the ring. Jimmy tags in Jey who dives out at Goldust. He then disposes of Stardust and dives out at him too. Jey hits a big shoulder tackle on Goldust and rolls him back into the ring. Jey hits a cross body for a near fall and then a kick, uppercut and Samoan drop for another near fall. Jey Uso hits a splash in the corner and then a running butt splash for another near fall. Goldust counters a superkick and hits a spinebuster for a near fall. Goldust hits some chops but misses with a springboard elbow. Jey hits a superkick for a near fall. Jey pops Goldust on the top rope but Goldust hammers Jey down. Stardust then goes up top but Jimmy goes up with him and both Usos his superplexes!
Jey heads to the top and hits the splash! He hooks the leg but Stardust breaks up the pinfall. Jey then looks for a Samoan drop but Cody kicks him in the back! Goldust hits the final cut and gets the three count! Goldust and stardust win the match and retain their titles tonight!
There’s a Susan G Komen promo next. Byron Saxton then interviews a breast cancer survivor and President of Susan G Komen at ringside.
VT next for John Cena and Randy Orton, ranking it as one of the top rivalries of all time.
John Cena vs. Randy Orton – Number one contenders Hell In A Cell match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
This is the tenth PPV match between these two men. Only Undertaker and Kane have battled in singles matches on PPV as many times as Cena and Orton. Randy has won 5 of those matches, John Cena has won 4 and they drew the other. Randy is the only man to have fought on every singles Hell In A Cell PPV, he has a record of 4-1 whilst John Cena is 1-3 at the event. Randy actually beat John in a Hell In a Cell match at this event in 2009. The bell rings and the two men slug it out. Cena hits an Irish whip but then runs into an elbow. Randy smashes Cena off the ring apron and then looks to throws Cena into the side of the cell but Cena blocks. Orton manages it on the second attempt and then rolls Cena back into the ring, pinning him for a two count. Orton fumbles under the ring and pulls out a chair. Cena fights off Orton and hits a fishermans suplex. Cena picks up the chair but Orton fights him off. Orton grabs another chair and jabs it into the ribs and back of Cena before pinning him for a two count.
Randy sets up a chair in the corner and then hits a DDT and pins Cena for a two count. Cena rolls to the outside but Orton follows and rubs Cena’s head into the side of the cell. Back in the ring and Orton gets a two count. Randy hits a clothesline for another two count. Orton hits a hard Irish whip for a two count and then poses in the middle of the ring. Cena hits a clothesline for a two count but Orton fires back with a clothesline of his own. Randy throws Cena into the side of the cell and then back into the ring, pinning him for a near fall. Cena ducks a clothesline and hits two shoulder charges, a side slam and motions for the five knuckle shuffle but Orton kicks him in the head and hits a powerslam for a near fall. Orton sets up for the hangmans DDT but Cena counters and back drops Orton out of the ring. Cena then rams Orton into the side of the cell but Orton then crotches Cena around the ringpost. Orton hits a neckbreaker and then rolls Cena back into the ring, pinning Cena for a two count. Orton shoves Cena off the ring apron and into the cell.
Cena reverses and Irish whip and sends Orton into the side of the cell. Cena then throws Orton into the mesh two more times before pulling a table out from under the ring much to the joy of the crowd. Cena sets up the table in the ring. Orton slides into the ring but Cena sets him up for an attitude adjustment. Orton tips over the table and then hits a dropkick before throwing Cena into a chair set up in the corner for a two count. Orton sets up a table in the corner and looks to throws Cena into it but Cena counters and hits a shoulder charge. Cena looks for a second shoulder charge but Orton hits him with an RKO for a near fall. Randy then throws Cena into the table set up in the corner and pins him for another near fall. Orton puts the ring steps in the ring and looks to hit an RKO on them but Cena counters and hits a side slam onto the steps. Cena then hits the five knuckle shuffle and motions for an attitude adjustment but Orton slips down and hits a low blow!
Randy pins Cena for a near fall and then looks to hit a punt but Cena moves out of the way. Cena then locks on the STF! Orton gets to the ropes and then crawls out of the ring. Cena picks up the ring steps and throws them at Orton who gets out of the way. Orton throws Cena into the ringpost and then back into the ring. Orton screams at Cena to get up and Cena explodes into life and hits Orton with an attitude adjustment for a near fall. Cena attempts another attitude adjustment but Orton counters with an RKO for a near fall. Cena hits another attitude adjustment for a near fall. I think they’re over-doing the finishers in this match. At this point they mean absolutely nothing. Cena sets up a table in the middle of the ring, lays Orton on it and then heads to the top but Randy crotches him up there. Orton looks to hit an RKO on Cena off the bottom rope but Cena pushes him away. Orton hits a right hand and goes back up with Cena but Cena puts Orton on his shoulder and hits an attitude adjustment off the second rope and through the table! He hooks the leg and gets the three! John Cena beats Randy Orton tonight! And gets another match with Brock Lesnar at some point. It was a good match but I feel like I’ve seen it a hundred times before.
The Big Show is warming up backstage when Mark Henry arrives. Big Show says that tonight he is knocking that bastard out. And afterwards he and Mark are going to Texas for BBQ.
Sheamus (c) vs. The Miz – WWE United States Championship match
This is a first time PPV match between these two men. Sheamus is 1-2 at Hell In A Cell PPV’s, The Miz is 0-3. The bell rings and Sheamus goes right for a brogue kick but Miz avoids it. Sheamus hits a hiptoss as Miz’s stunt double Mizdow mimics Miz on the outside. Miz drops Sheamus on the top rope but then runs into a backbreaker. Sheamus chokes Miz on the middle rope and then hits ten beats of the Bodhran as Mizdow mimics it on the outside. Sheamus and Miz go at it on the outside with Mizdow getting involved so Sheamus gets rid of him. Miz takes the advantage and tolls Sheamus back into the ring before choking him with his boot. Miz applies a chinlock but Sheamus fights out of it. Miz counters a side suplex but Sheamus hits a couple of axe handles, a shoulder charge in the corner and a high running knee. Miz manages to back body drop Sheamus out of the ring and then dives off the apron but Sheamus catches him and hits a rolling senton on the outside.
Sheamus rolls Miz back into the ring and then heads to the top and hits a battering ram for a two count. Miz hits a big boot but then runs into another backbreaker for a two count. Sheamus motions at Miz’s head but Miz kicks Sheamus in the legs a couple of times before hitting a backbreaker and neckbreaker for a two count. Miz hits some knees and then slaps Sheamus a couple of times. Sheamus hits some big right hands but Miz hits a DDT for a near fall. Miz motions for the skull-crushing finale as the crowd chant that Mizdow is awesome. Sheamus counters the skull-crushing finale and rolls Miz up but Miz counters and looks for the figure four. Sheamus kicks Miz away and hits a powerslam before motioning for the brogue kick. Mizdow gets up on the apron which distracts Sheamus. Miz rolls up Sheamus but sheamus counters and rolls Miz but the referee is distracted. Sheamus takes another shot at Mizdow which allows Miz to hit Sheamus with the skull-crushing finale but Sheamus kicks out! Does no finisher work tonight?
The Miz hits his trademark clothesline in the corner and then hits Sheamus with some left hands. Miz goes up to the top but Sheamus hits him with a brogue kick on the way down! Sheamus hooks the leg and gets the three! Sheamus wins, retaining his United States Championship tonight! Sheamus plays about with Miz after the match and Mizdow copies.
The Bellas are backstage and Nikki is bossing around her new slave, Brie. Nikki pours a milkshake over Brie.
There’s a video package next showing the recent history between Rusev and The Big Show.
The Big Show vs. Rusev
This is a first time PPV match between these two men. Big Show is 2-0 at Hell In A Cell events, Rusev makes his debut at this event tonight. Lana gets on the mic before the match and says that tonight two super-powers collide. she then asks everyone to rise for the Russian national anthem but she’s interrupted by The Big Show. Rusev has never been pinned or made to submit. His only PPV loss came in the 2014 Royal Rumble match. Big Show goes right to work on Rusev with right hands and chops. Big Show misses with a splash in the corner and Rusev capitalises by targeting the left knee of Big Show. He hits a chop block and then a couple of elbow drops to the knee. Rusev hits a knee drop to the left knee and then twists it in an attempt to win by submission. Big Show uses his other leg to break the hold but Rusev kicks at Big Show’s knee and then hits a suplex. That looked impressive. Rusev goes right back to work on the injured left leg but Big Show kicks him away.
Rusev hits a dropkick and then stomps on Big Show’s back. Rusev looks for the accolade but Big Show counters and applies a leg lock. Rusev gets to the bottom rope to break the hold. Big Show motions for the KO punch but Rusev ducks. Big Show then hits a couple of shoulder tackles and a spear. Mark Henry then emerges from the back. Heel turn incoming? Big Show motions for a chokeslam but Rusev hammers his way out of it. Big Show counters a kick and this time hits a chokeslam! He hooks the leg but Rusev kicks out. Rusev rolls to the outside and Mark Henry eyes him up. Big Show tells Mark that he has this. Big Show rolls Rusev back into the ring and Mark Henry motivates his friend. Rusev kicks Big Show in the jaw as he gets back into the ring. Henry gets up on the apron but Rusev superkicks him. Rusev hits another two superkicks on Big Show and then locks on the accolade! Big Show taps out! Rusev beats Big Show tonight and also fought off Mark Henry which made Rusev look unstoppable.
Dean Ambrose is backstage and ready to make Seth Rollins burn in hell tonight.
AJ Lee (c) vs. Paige – WWE Divas Championship match
This is PPV singles match number three between these two girls. Both have won one so far. AJ is 1-0 at Hell In A Cell events, Paige makes her Hell In A Cell PPV debut tonight. Paige is joined by her new best friend Alicia Fox. Paige gets the first knockdown in, taking AJ down with a shoulder charge. AJ his a clothesline and then a sunset flip for a one count. AJ hits a tilt-a-whirl headscissors and then a spinning heel kick causing Paige to retreat out of the ring. AJ follows and throws AJ into the apron. Alicia gets involved so AJ takes her down with a Lou Thesz press. Paige rams AJ into the barricade and then swings her into it a couple of times. Paige gets back into the ring and skips around before rolling AJ back into the ring. Paige hits AJ with headbutts and then skips around again. Paige throws AJ into the corner and hits her with elbows before stomping away at her. Paige hits knees and then pins AJ for a one count. AJ applies a surfboard submission but AJ manages to get out of it.
Paige hits more elbows in the corner but AJ fires back with a dropkick to the back of the head and then a Lou Thesz press. AJ hits a splash in the corner and a neckbreaker but Paige catches her with a kick for a two count. Paige looks for a DDT but AJ counters and kicks Paige in the face. AJ hits a tornado DDT for a two count and then locks on a front facelock. Paige counters and hits a fallaway slam. AJ rolls out of the ring so Paige follows and throws her into the barricade. Paige climbs on top of the barricade for a suplex but instead stands up and AJ sweeps her down. Paige look like she hit her head on the barricade on the way down. Paige is laid out so Alicia rolls her into the ring. AJ locks on the black widow and Paige taps out! Good psychology here. AJ wins the match and retains her Divas Championship in the latest chapter of this feud. Paige slaps Alicia after the match and leaves her in the ring.
There’s an ad for some of the biggest rivalries in WWE history, a new series for the WWE Network.
Next is a video package for the main event.
Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins – Hell In A Cell match
This is a second pay per view match between these two men. Seth Rollins beat Dean Ambrose in a lumberjack match at Summerslam. Rollins and Ambrose are both 0-1 at Hell In A Cell events. Dean Ambrose walks to the ring with something on his back and throws a load of chairs into the ring. He pulls a table out from under the ring and then decides to climb on top of the cell! Seth Rollins walks out accompanied with Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble. Rollins sends Mercury and Noble to go up and get Ambrose. Ambrose nails both Mercury and Noble with a kendo stick which allows Seth Rollins to get involved. Rollins takes the kendo stick and lays into Ambrose with help from Noble and Mercury. They triple team Ambrose on top of the cell and Rollins asks his henchmen to throw Ambrose off the cell. Ambrose fights them off and suplexes Noble on top of the cell. Rollins climbs down the cage but Ambrose follows and they both climb down. They get half way down and slug it out both men go crashing through the two announce desks below.
Both men are laid out and doctors come out with a stretcher. Both men get put on stretchers but as Rollins gets wheeled to the back, Ambrose gets off his stretcher snd goes after Rollins. He hammers Seth off his stretcher sand throws him into the side of the cell! Ambrose throws Rollins into the cell and the bell finally rings. Ambrose sits on a chair and screams at Rollins before picking up the chair and smashing it into Rollins back multiple times. Ambrose picks up a screwdriver and tries to jab it on Rollins face but Seth drops him on the top rope. Ambrose dropkicks Rollins off the apron and then sets up a table in the corner of the cell. Rollins tries to run away so Dean clotheslines him out of the ring and then hits him with a suicide dive. Ambrose looks to suplex Rollins on a pile of chairs but Seth counters with a side slam. Rollins balances a table against the ring and then looks to suplex Ambrose through it but Ambrose drops Seth on the top rope. Rollins falls back on to the table and Ambrose goes up to the middle rope and elbow drops Rollins through it!
Ambrose gets to his feet and Kane sprays a fire extinguisher in his face from the outside! Rollins then powerbombs Ambrose through a table. Rollins rolls Ambrose back into the ring and hits the curb stomp! He hooks the leg but Ambrose kicks out! Rollins grabs a chair and smashes it into Ambrose’s back and chest repeatedly. Rollins lays Ambrose’s head on the Money In The Bank briefcase and then looks for another curb stomp but Ambrose gets to this feet and tries to hit dirty deeds! Rollins counters with a kick but Ambrose bounces off the ropes and hits a clothesline! Ambrose then nails Rollins with the briefcase for a near fall. Dean looks under the ring and pulls out some concrete blocks. He lays Seths head on the blocks but as he’s about to presumably stomp Seth, the lights go out! There’s some audio that sounds like somebody talking latin. A lamp then lights up in the middle of the ring with a hologram of a hooded figure. Bray Wyatt then appears and lays out Ambrose! The lights go back out and then come back on and Wyatt is doing his spider walk! Wyatt hits Ambrose with a urunage!
Seth Rollins crawls over to Ambrose and pins him for the three! Seth Rollins beats Dean Ambrose tonight with help from Bray Wyatt! Wyatt kneels in the ring next to the fallen body of Ambrose. After the match Wyatt hits Ambrose with Sister Abigail.
And that was Hell In A Cell 2014. You know what, it felt like a good pay per view. There was nothing terrible on the show but there was plenty of good. I really enjoyed the match that opened the show with Cesaro and Dolph Ziggler. Two of the most talented stars on the roster. They put on a really good contest and I’d like to see more matches between the two. Dolph won in two straight falls as he starts to gain a bit of steam. Cesaro has been on a terrible run. All momentum he had after Wrestlemania has well and truly gone. I was surprised to see it end in two straight falls and not go to a third. It was a battle of the sister next as Nikki and Brie battled it out to gain the other as a slave for a month. Nikki Bella surprisingly won the match cleanly. I’m not sure that was the best booking but it was a decent enough match. I’m sure Nikki will make Brie miserable for the next 30 days. You can only think that Brie will eventually win this rivalry.
Gold and Stardust then retained the WWE Tag Team Championships against The Usos. This was a good match. Not as good as some of The Usos recent matches but still a good match none the less. This will take The Usos out of the tag team title hunt for the time being but I hope it’s not too long before they’re back involved. The champions won by a little bit of cheating but not too much. The tag team division is dwindling a little so it’ll be interesting to see who step up next. John Cena and Randy Orton then battled in a number one contenders Hell In A Cell match in a match that John Cena won. This was a good match but I just feel like I’ve seen it too many times before and it wasn’t their best. I guess we’ll see Cena and Brock again soon, probably Survivor Series. I would’ve preferred to see Lesnar and Orton though.
Sheamus beat The Miz cleanly to retain his United States Championship. I love the Mizdow gimmick. That is one of the most entertaining things on the show at the moment. Sheamus wins though and he’s a good champion which elevates the championship. I don’t know where either men go from here, this match was won cleanly enough that I can’t see a rematch. Rusev and Big Show were up next in a dramatic match. Plenty of good psychology and story behind this one. Mark Henry sort of helped cost Big Show the match so we’ll probably get another Big Show heel turn. Rusev is unstoppable at the moment, can he be beaten? It’ll be a huge win for the man that finally beats Rusev. Not a terrible match between these two men tonight.
AJ Lee beat Paige to retain the WWE Divas championship. I guess Paige can blame Alicia Fox for this one and she slaps her after the match. Could this be the end of the AJ and Paige feud? I have a feeling it won’t be. I’m glad we didn’t get another title switch though. Not a bad match between these two girls here. Seth Rollins then beat Dean Ambrose with help from Bray Wyatt. I enjoyed this match a lot. They were in the main event and came across like main eventers. With Bray Wyatt getting involved it’ll take Dean Ambrose away from Seth who looks to be paired up with John Cena. This was a good main event though in a weird time where there’s a part time WWE Champion.
Overall Rating: 62.5/100 (ranked 78th out of 307)
Match Of The Night: Dolph Ziggler vs. Cesaro
Worst Match Of The Night: Big Show vs. Rusev / AJ Lee vs. Paige
Surprise Of The Night: Bray Wyatt gets involved in the main event
Worst Booking Of The Night: Dolph beats Cesaro in straight falls
Superstar Of The Night: Seth Rollins
Hell In A Cell 2014 Will Be Remembered For: Bray Wyatt costing Dean Ambrose the main event