– Tonight’s WWE Hell in a Cell pay-per-view opens up with a dramatic video package focusing on tonight’s Cell matches between Kane and The Undertaker as well as Sheamus and Randy Orton. They shoot it like the Cell is doing the talking. “I am Hell in a Cell”, it says. And we’re live inside the American Airlines Center from Dallas, Texas as pyro goes off. Michael Cole welcomes us. We see the Cell hanging above the ring.
Submissions Count Anywhere Match for the WWE United States Title: John Morrison vs. The Miz vs. Daniel Bryan
We go to the ring for tonight’s first title match and out comes John Morrison. Out next comes WWE’s United States Champion, Daniel Bryan. The Miz is out last. Miz comes out and says he mentored both Morrison and Bryan. He says neither of them would be here if it weren’t for him. Miz says he never tapped out, because he’s The Miz and he’s awesome. The bell rings and here we go.
Miz and Bryan hit a double shoulder block to Miz, sending him to the outside. Morrison goes out one sie of the ring, and Bryan the other, and they chase Miz around for a bit before Morrison catches his foot, and Bryan executes a single leg drop kick to Miz’s head. Morrison and Bryan trade holds, doing a bit of mat wrestling before Bryan grapevines Morrison’s let and wrenches away. Morrison rolls to the outside, but Bryan continues to hold on until Miz kicks him in the back of the head. Miz picks up Morrison and rams him into the ring apron before sending BRyan into the barricade.
Miz rolls Morrison back into the ring where he pounds on him for a bit. Morrison is able to catch Miz off guard and lock in the tarantula, but Bryan breaks it up with a dropkick, sending Morrison to the outside. Bryan locks in Cattle Mutilation! Miz fights right out of it though, so Bryan lays in with some stiff kicks to Miz’s chest. Bryan grapevines Miz’s leg and Miz screams in pain. Bryan kicks Miz in the head with the submission locked in and he and Miz trade kicks. They roll toward the corner, and Morrison breaks up the submission with a corkscrew moonsault. Morrison locks in what looks to be the Haas of pain, but Miz breaks it up.
Morrison sends Miz to the outside and follows out with a corkscrew plancha. On the outside, Morrison charges Miz, but finds himself backdropped out into the crowd. Morrison tries to fight back, but Miz sends him headfirst into the ringside barricade. Miz locks in an armbar with his knee on Morrison’s head, but Morrison fights out of it with a big right hand. Morrison hits Miz with a series of forearms, and he and Miz begin brawling up the stairs deeper into the crowd. Miz locks Morrison in a modified Dragon sleeper wrenching Morrison between the stair railing, and Bryan is there to break it up. Miz comes right back, slamming Bryan head first into a trash can.
Miz continues to chase Bryan and almost finds himself locked in an arm bar, but Miz fights out of it. Miz fights off Morrison, bodyslamming him into a crowd partition. Miz sends Bryan crashing through a barricade. Miz disappears into the back and returns, rolling a big equipment box straight into Morrison before slamming Bryan on top of it. Miz launches the box, with Bryan still on top of it, into the entrance ramp, launching Bryan onto the ramp. Morrison uses the box to drop kick Miz in a terrible fashion. Morrison tries to lock in a submission but Bryan breaks it up. Miz sends Bryan into the barricade and connects with the SCF on Morrison on the concrete.
Miz turns his attention to Bryan and they fight up on the ramp. Both men go for their respective finishers, but neither man can connect. Bryan and Miz both hit simultaneous clotheslines and both are down. Morrison is shown on the side of the stage climbing the scenery. He climbs to the top of a stage Hell in a Cell and leaps off on both Bryan and Morrison with a big cross body.
Morrison gets to his knees and grabs Miz’s ankle. Morrison locks in a Texas cloverleaf, and Miz is screaming. Alex Riley comes out of nowhere and tosses Morrison off the Miz. Bryan sends Riley crashing into a cameraman and off the stage. Bryan turns his attention to Miz and he’s able to lock in the LeBell lock. Miz is forced to tap on the entrance ramp.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
– We get a promo video with highlights of the feud between Sheamus and Randy Orton.
Hell in a Cell Match for the WWE Title: Sheamus vs. Randy Orton
We see the Cell structure as Sheamus comes to the ring for the 20th Hell in a Cell match in WWE history. Out next is the WWE Champion Randy Orton to a big pop. We get formal introductions.
Orton and Sheamus lock up and push each other around the ring. They eventually break the collar and elbow tie up and just trade blows instead. Orton hits Sheamus with a big clothesline before raking his boot across Sheamus’ face. Sheamus is able to get a couple of blows in, in the corner, but Orton comes right back with another clothesline, and another that sends Sheamus over the top to the outside, Orton goes to slam Sheamus’ head into the cell, but Sheamus blocks and gets right back into the ring.
Back in the ring Orton tries for the pin, but Sheamus kicks out at two. Orton tries for a suplex, but Sheamus blocks, and suplexes Orton into the ropes instead. Sheamus hits a shoulderblock to Orton, who’s standing on the apron and ends up launched into the cell wall. Sheamus follows to the outside, but only to bring Orton back into the ring. Cover by Sheamus and he gets a two count. Sheamus lays into Orton with several boots in the corner. Orton tries to fight back with a couple of right hands, but a big fist to the gut puts Orton back down to the mat. Sheamus hits Orton with a couple of knees to the ribs.
Sheamus goes for a cover but can’t get three. Sheamus goes into the corner and tears off the turnbuckle pad, but when he goes to slam Orton’s head into it, Orton blocks it and begins to fight back. A quick blow from Sheamus takes Orton right back down to the mat. Orton rolls to the outside, and Sheamus follows (PG-ishly) raking Orton’s face and slamming it into the cell wall. Sheamus sets up the ring steps on their side, choosing to suplex Orton, ribs first, into the steps. Sheamus stands and knees down on Orton’s ribs, continuing to wear away at Orton. Back in the ring, Sheamus goes for a cover but he only gets two.
Sheamus locks in a rear chin lock, wrapping his legs around Orton’s body, but Orton is able to fight out of it. Sheamus lays into Orton with a couple of kicks to the back, and it’s right back into another submission, this time a waistlock. Orton fights to his feet and out of the hold with a big back body drop.
Orton sends Sheamus into the exposed turnbuckle, and both men are slow to get to their feet. Orton and Sheamus trade blows in the middle of the ring, and Orton fights out of a hold only to hit two clotheslines and a power slam on Sheamus. Sheamus misses with a clothesline and walks into a belly to belly suplex that’s good for a near fall. Orton hits his signature backbreaker, but Sheamus is quick to get back to his feet and reverses an RKO only to attack the ribs with a high knee to Orton’s stomach.
Sheamus goes to the outside, grabs the steel steps and brings them to the inside. Orton tries to fight abck against Sheamus, but Sheamus continues to focus on Orton’s ribs. Orton fights out of shoulder breaker position, and delivers a powerslam to Sheamus, planting him on the steps. Orton covers Sheamus, but Sheamus kicks out at two.
Sheamus rolls out to the apron, and Orton tries to go for his rope assisted DDT. Sheamus fights out of it, but Orton grabs his head, and jumps over the top rope, hanging Sheamus up on the top rope. Orton grabs Sheamus by the head, and dragging Sheamus out to the apron, hitting the DDT from the apron to the floor.
Sheamus is pretty quick to get back up to his feet, and he sends Orton shoulder first into the ring post, instead of getting another RKO. Back in the ring, Sheamus goes for, and hits his urunage backbreaker on the ring steps. Sheamus tosses the steps aside and waits for Orton to get back to his feet. Sheamus hits the bicycle kick and goes for the cover but Orton kicks out at two.
Sheamus goes under the ring, where he grabs a chair. Sheamus heads back into the ring and wails away at Orton’s back, hitting him about four times in succession. Sheamus covers Orton but still can’t get the three count. Sheamus picks up the chair again and waits for Orton to get to his feet. Sheamus swings but Orton ducks. Orton connects with the RKO, but Sheamus rolls to the outside.
Orton goes to the outside, and gets a look on his face. Orton sets up for the punt, but Sheamus rolls out of the way. Sheamus hits the bicycle kick instead, putting Orton down. Sheamus tries to get Orton up, and he rolls him back into the ring. Another cover, and Orton kicks out at two again.
Sheamus puts the ring steps back into the middle of the ring. Sheamus drags Orton to the steps, and he sets up for the high cross, but Orton counters out of it, planting Sheamus back first into the steps. Sheamus picks up Orton, but eats and RKO, coming down across the ring steps. Orton covers Sheamus, and this one is over.
Winner: Randy Orton
– After the match, Randy Orton climbs to the top of the massive Cell and poses for the fans as his music plays.
– We go backstage with the NXT season 3 Divas – Aksana, Kaitlyn, AJ Lee, Maxine, Naomi Knight and Jamie Keyes. Nexus walks up and Heath Slater says they will have 6 members tonight after Wade Barrett wins. Barrett says they have a special gift for Cena tonight and it’s a Nexus armband. Barrett promises that Cena will be Nexus tonight.
– We go to the ring where Alberto Del Rio’s personal ring announcer makes his ring introduction. Del Rio makes his way to the ring, not dressed to wrestle. Del Rio introduces himself to everyone. He says this is his WWE pay-per-view debut tonight and he wants to make it special. Del Rio talks about taking out Christian and Rey Mysterio and asks who will be next to face him.
Del Rio cuts a promo on the fans in Texas. He says he can buy every single one of them. Del Rio says he is better than everyone and says he is going to challenge…. Edge’s music interrupts and out he comes to the ring.
Edge says he is out here not to defend anyone, but to fight against stupidity. Edge says Del Rio has some parts of him that are stupid. Del Rio says he isn’t stupid, he’s the man who’s going to hurt you. Edge says Del Rio’s wink is stupid, his ring announcer is stupid and his scarf. It looks like we’re about to see a fight when Jack Swagger’s music hits and out he comes. Swagger says what’s stupid is a Canadian and an American arguing while he, the All-American, isn’t even wrestling tonight. Swagger is upset about Edge’s actions on Friday. Edge attacks Swagger but gets beatdown by Del Rio and Swagger. Del Rio slips away when the e-mail alert from RAW’s General Manager comes in. It’s announced that on RAW tomorrow, Edge must apologize to the GM. It’s also announced Edge vs. Swagger will take place right now.
Edge vs. Jack Swagger
Swagger lays the boots in to Edge midsection to start the match, but Edge reverses an Irish whip, hits a drop toe hold, and an elbow to the back of Swagger’s head. Swagger sends Edge crashing into the middle turnbuckle with a big Irish whip, before burying his boot in Edge’s chest. Swagger catches Edge with a big right hand, and Edge tries to fight back, but Swagger goes behind and hits a beautiful modified gutbuster that’s good for a two count.
Edge tries to fight back again, but Swagger hits Edge with a big clothesline to the back of the head that’s good for another near fall. Swagger puts Edge in a waistlock, and rolls around on the mat with him for a bit, before wrapping Edge up with a body scissors. Edge is able to fight it off, making his way up to his feet and hot shotting Swagger on the top rope. Edge puts Swagger on the middle rope and launches himself, but Swagger moves and Edge crashes into the ropes. Swagger covers Edge but only gets two. Swagger tries to German suplex Edge from the apron to the floor, but Edge grabs onto the ropes and won’t let go. Swagger locks in a sick rope assisted abdominal lock, but he’s forced to break within five seconds. Swagger comes back into the ring, but he’s greeted with a huge boot from Edge.
Swagger is able to take Edge down to the mat and he tries for the ankle lock, but Edge fights it off. Edge hits a modified neckbreaker that’s good for a near fall, but Swagger kicks out and goes right into the ankle lock. Edge gets to the ropes, and Swagger is forced to break the hold. Edge gets back to his feet, and he back body drops a charging Swagger over the top rope and out to the floor. Edge teases a suicide dive, but Swagger avoids it, and drags Edge to the floor. Swagger tries to lock in the ankle lock on the floor, but Edge sends Swagger head first into the ring steps instead. Back in the ring, Edge climbs the ropes, and Swagger jumps right up trying to bring Edge down. Edge fights Swagger off, and comes flying off the top with a missile dropkick that’s good for a two count.
Edge goes to the outside, and ends up crashing into another cameraman. When Edge goes up to the top again, Swagger jumps right up and hits a super belly to belly suplex, launching Edge across the ring. Swagger goes for the cover but only gets a two count. Swagger hits a belly to back suplex, planting Edge on the canvas, and Swagger’s lip looks to be busted open. Swagger goes for the Vader bomb, but Edge jumps to his feet and kicks Swagger in the ribs. Edge lets Swagger get to his feet, but when he goes for the spear, Swagger counters into a gut wrench powerbomb. Swagger covers Edge, but Edge kicks out at two. Swagger grabd Edge’s leg, and Edge goes for an enzugiri, but Swagger ducks, and Edge goes down. Swagger locks in the ankle lock.
Edge makes it to the ropes, but Swagger drags him back to the middle of the ring. Edge rolls through, getting out of the hold, and he connects with a big spear, taking Swagger out. Edge pins Swagger and gets the three count.
– We go backstage with David Otunga, Justin Gabriel, Heath Slater and Michael Tarver. Apparently Otunga has a way to help Wade Barrett win tonight that won’t get them disqualified. Otunga tells him he will explain it to them and they walk off.
– We get a promo video for John Cena vs. Wade Barrett.
John Cena vs. Wade Barrett
Out first for the next match is Wade Barrett, without any other Nexus members. Out next comes John Cena to a big pop from the crowd. If Cena loses, he must join Nexus but if he wins, the group must disband.
The bell rings, and we’re ready to kick things off. Both men lock up, and Barrett locks in a side headlock, but Cena fights out of it and takes Barrett down to the mat with some quick wrestling. Another lock up, and Cena takes Barrett right back down to the mat. Another lock up, and Barrett works over Cena’s arm and wrist, but Cena quickly works his way out of it and takes Barrett down with a big hip toss and dropkick.
Barrett pounds and stomps away at Cena, mounting and wailing away at his face. Cena comes right back with a series of rights and lefts of his own. Cena gets Barrett on his shoulders, but the Nexus run out to the ring, and Cena is distracted, allowing Barrett to hit him from behind with a big forearm. Barrett looks angry at the NExus and he argues with them, telling them not to interfere, and that he’s got a plan. Barrett picks Cena up and throws him into the barricade. Barrett sends Cena back into the ring, where he gets a quick two count.
Barrett pounds on Cena in the corner, sending Cena across the ring before hitting a big backbreaker that’s good for a two count. Barrett actually goes to the second rope, and jumps off with a big elbow drop. Barrett covers Cena but again, only gets a two count. Barrett continues the assault on Cena in the corner with a series of boots to Cena’s arms and midsection. Cena is able to battle back, catching Barrett with rights and lefts, but a charging Cena eats nothing but turnbuckle when Barrett moves. Barrett hits a neckbreaker that’s good for a two count. Barrett locks in a submission, and there’s a 50/50 chant for both men. Barrett slingshots Cena into the ropes, where he crashes back into Barrett’s knees, before Barrett goes back to work on Cena’s shoulders and arms.
Cena is able to fight out of the submission, and he comes right back with two consecutive flying shoulder blocks. A belly to back suplex, and Cena signals for the five knuckle shuffle, but he’s distracted when Nexus surround the ring. Cena hits the five knuckle shuffle anyway. Big Show is out, and he’s followed by a good portion of the locker room, who’re out to take it right to Nexus. The other superstars send Nexus packing. Officials come down to the ring to try and restore order, sending everyone to the back. Barrett gets to his feet and goes for a clothesline but Cena ducks. Cena almost locks in the STF but Barrett fights out of it. Barrett connects with a pumphandle slam, that’s good for a two count.
Barrett tries for the wasteland, but Cena counters out of it, going for the cover and getting a two count. Cena gets to his feet and waits for Barrett. Cena tries for the AA, but Barrett fights out of it, and hits some sort of crazy slam that’s good for another near fall. Both men are back to their feet, and Cena catches Barrett with a boot to the face, only to walk into a big side slam, that again, is good for another near fall. Barrett drags Cena over to the corner and goes up to the middle rope. Barrett jumps off with a big elbow drop, but Cena moves out of the way and Barrett crashes and burns.
Cena pulls himself to his feet on the apron, and he climbs up to the top rope, but Barrett stops him, seating him on the top turnbuckle. Barrett tries for a superplex, but Cena is able to power out of it, hitting Barrett with a couple of head butts and sending him crashing to the mat. Cena rights himself, and jumps off the top with a big leg drop to the back of Barrett’s head, but a cover only gets Cena a two count. Both men are back up and Cena tries for the AA, but Barrett counters out and connects with the wasteland. Barrett covers Cena, but Cena kicks out at two.
Barrett picks Cena back up to his feet, but Cena pops right up and hits the AA. Cena covers Barrett, but Barrett kicks out at two!
Both men are up again, and Cena ducks a clothesline before trapping Wade Barrett in the STF. Barrett crawls toward the ropes, and a ‘fan’ jumps into the ring to try and break things up. Another ‘fan’ comes in from out of nowhere while the ref is distracted and clocks Cena with something. Barrett pins Cena and gets the three count.
Winner: Wade Barrett
– After the match, the other members of Nexus come in the ring and celebrate with Barrett while Cena is laid out. They head up the ramp and turn around to laugh at Cena, who is looking not happy and trying to get to his feet. Cena finally stands and is applauded by the fans. We go to replays and afterward, Cena is looking very down.
– We go backstage with Paul Bearer and Josh Matthews. Bearer says Kane isn’t the only one with a master plan. Bearer has been waiting for 6 years, coming up with his own master plan. Bearer says Kane will never be the father of destruction’s favorite son.
– We go to a Make-A-Wish Foundation video.
WWE Unified Divas Title Match: Natalya vs. Michelle McCool
We go to the ring for tonight’s Divas match and out comes the Champion, Michelle McCool. Layla is at ringside with her. Out next comes the #1 contender, Natalya. The bell rings and here we go.
Natalya takes McCool down at the bell with a headlock and she locks her up in a waistlock, but McCool rolls to the outside, trying to call for a timeout. Layla distracts Natalya, and she runs into a big clothesline from McCool. McCool launches Natalya into the barricade, before taking her back into the ring and burying knees in her back. McCool locks Natalya in a body scissors and tries to wear her down.
Natalya picks McCool up and slams her back first into the turnbuckle, scoring a near fall, but McCool is quick to lock the body scissors right back in. Natalya gets the crowd behind her, and the ref catches McCool using the ropes for leverage to force a break. Both women get back to their feet and McCool gets a back body drop and a couple of back elbows from Natalya. Natalya catches McCool with a clothesline, but Layla distracts the ref. McCool tries to use that to her advantage, but she ends up kicking Layla. Natalya goes for a roll up, but only gets a two count.
Natalya takes McCool off her feet and is able to lock in the sharpshooter, but McCool counters out of it into a heel hook. Natalya is able to roll over and right back into a sharpshooter. McCool almost taps, but Layla throws her shoe at Natalya, and that scores a DQ for McCool.
Winner by DQ: Natalya
– After the match, Layla and McCool flee from the ring after Natalya tries a Sharpshooter on Layla. Natalya grabs McCool by the apron but Layla hits her in the head again with her shoes. Layla and McCool head to the back while Natalya holds McCool’s title belt.
– We get a promo video for Kane vs. The Undertaker.
Hell in a Cell Match for the World Heavyweight Title: The Undertaker vs. Kane
Out first for tonight’s main event is Kane. The bells toll next as The Undertaker begins to make his entrance. Paul Bearer comes out first with Taker a few feet behind him. Bearer and Taker enter the cell. Bearer wants to stay inside but Taker tells him to leave. As Bearer is leaving the cell, Kane attacks Taker and they start going at it.
They make their way back into the cell, and Kane grabs a chair, but Taker gets his foot up, and it backfires, catching Kane in the face instead. Taker sends Kane face first into the cell wall, following it up with a chair to the ribs before sending him head first into the ring steps, and then back into the ring. Taker his two big splashes and snake eyes Kane in the corner before hitting a big boot, and huge leg drop that’s good for a two count.
Kane gets up to his feet and grabs the chair, burying it into Taker’s midsection, than bringing it down across his back. Kane brings Taker into the corner, where he burying his shoulder into Taker’s midsection, before dropping Taker to the mat, and kicking away at him repeatedly. Taker rolls to the outside, and Kane follows, catching a throat chop for his troubles. Taker slams Kane’s head into the ring steps again, before laying Kane across the steps and kicking away at his head. Taker slams Kane’s head into the ring steps yet another time before taking Kane and slamming him, back first, into the cage wall.
Kane retaliates by sending Taker shoulder first into the steel ring steps, and kicking away at him. Kae grabs a chair and uses it to smash Taker’s left knee, working over Taker’s entire leg. Kane sends Taker back into the ring, and he wraps Taker’s leg around the steel ring post, before lodging it between the post and steps, and kicking the steps.
Kane rolls Taker into the ring, and brings the fight right to Taker, stomping away at Taker’s leg and back. Kane slams Taker’s leg into the apron before laying into him with a series of right hands. Kane charges Taker, but Taker moves and Kane ends up crashing into the steel wall. Taker pounds on Kane with a series of big fists to the side of the head before sending Kane back into the ring. Taker kicks at Kane’s head before going for, and connecting with his signature apron leg drop.
Kane hits Taker with a knee to the side of the head, and he stomp at him for a bit before wrenching away at Taker’s leg and working over his knee. Kane will not let up, leaping and dropping his knee right into Taker’s before going right back into another submission. Taker pounds away at the back of Kane’s head, trying to get him to let go of the submission. Taker is able to force Kane to break the hold, and he hits Kane with a series of blows on his knees. Kane fights back, and he stomps at Taker’s chest. Both men trade blows in the cents of the ring and Kane gets the advantage, but Taker comes right back with a leaping lariat.
Taker goes for Old School, but Kane kicks the ropes and Taker ends up crotching himself on the top turnbuckle. Kane goes up and tries for a superplex, but Taker fights him off, only to catch a big right hand to the head for his troubles. Kane hits Taker with a few more rights before trying for another superplex. Kane connects this time, getting right back up and going back to the top rope. Kane launches himself off the top rope, and connects with a clothesline, but Taker locks in Hell’s Gate out of nowhere. Kane is able to crawl to the outside, but Taker holds on. Kane finally breaks out of it, and falls to the floor.
Kane climbs back into the ring, and both men go for, and hit, a big boot. Both men are down.
Both men sit up, as they’re known to do, and they immediately begin trading blows. Kane catches Taker with a huge right hand, but Taker comes right back with a big DDT. Taker goes for the chokeslam, and he brings Kane down with force. Taker goes for the cover, but he only gets a two count. Taker kicks Kane in the gut, and goes for the last ride, but Kane hits Taker in the leg, fights out of it, and hits a chokeslam of his own that’s good for a two count.
Taker gets up to his feet, but he looks dazed. Kane takes advantage and hits three consecutive splashes in the corner before hitting Taker with a couple of big right hands, and climbing to the second rope to deliver a few more right hands. Taker grabs Kane by the legs, and uses the opportunity to deliver a Last Ride. Taker goes for the cover, but he only gets a two count.
Taker goes for the tombstone, but Kane is able to reverse it. Kane pins Taker, but Taker kicks out at two!
Kane argues with the ref and lays him out with a big right hand. One of the refs on the outside calls for help. The ref is taken out of the ring, and replaced, and Paul Bearer makes his way into the cell in the meantime. Kane sees this, and he goes for the manager. Bearer tries to run from Kane, but Kane follows. Kane tells Bearer to get into the ring. Kane follows Bearer, telling him he shouldn’t have come back. While Kane is tied up with Bearer, Taker sits up. Taker delivers a big chokeslam to Kane.
Taker calls for the tombstone, and the lights go out, and ‘lightning’ hits. Bearer opens the urn and a light comes out, blinding Taker. When the lights come back on, Taker recovers, but Bearer hands the urn to Kane who uses it to lay out Taker. Kane hits another chokeslam, goes for the cover, and gets the three count.
– After the match, Kane makes his way to the back, with Bearer in tow. Bearer takes the lid off the urn again to expose the light inside. Taker ends the night laid out in the ring, while Kane stands at the top of the ramp, with light from the urn shining on his face.
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