WWE Hell in a Cell
Location: Boston, MA
Date: October 30, 2016
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
Cedric Alexander, Sin Cara, and Lince Dorado defeated Drew Gulak, Tony Nese, and Ariya Daivari on the Hell in a Cell Kickoff Show.
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video package opens up the show highlighting the three Hell in a Cell matches. We’ll have a triple main event tonight consisting of three Hell in a Cell matches. Roman Reigns will defend the WWE United States Championship, Kevin Owens will defend the WWE Universal Championship, and for the first time ever, the women will be in the main event of a WWE PPV as Sasha Banks will defend the RAW Women’s Championship against Charlotte Flair.
We go into the arena in Boston, Massachusetts to see a big pyrotechnics display. Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves welcome us to the show. The Hell in a Cell structure is already lowered around the ring.
Lana comes out to the stage and introduces the man who will crush Roman Reigns inside Hell in a Cell, her husband Rusev.
WWE United States Championship – Hell in a Cell Match
Rusev vs. Roman Reigns (c)
The bell rings, and they circle the ring before Reigns starts punching away at Rusev. Rusev blocks a shot into the corner and fights back. Rusev connects with some right hands before shouldering him in the midsection. Reigns punches him back before having a whip reversed on him. Rusev connects with a back elbow for a no count. Rusev then sends Reigns outside the ring. Rusev tries to send him into the wall of the Cell, but Reigns blocks it. Reigns tries to put him into the Cell, but Rusev blocks. They get back in the ring, and Rusev hits a throat thrust before punching away at him in the corner. Rusev hits the ropes, but Reigns comes back with a pair of clotheslines. Rusev reverses a whip and counters a Superman Punch with a kick to the ribs. Rusev tries to throw him out of the ring, but Reigns reverses it. Rusev lands on the apron, so Reigns knocks him off the apron and into the Cell. Rusev had a nasty landing there. Reigns sends him headfirst into the Cell three times before flooring him with a right hand. Reigns instructs the cameraman to get out of the way. Rusev quickly sends Reigns headfirst into the ring post and punches him. Reigns reverses a whip into the steel steps. Rusev is taking a pounding early on.
Reigns goes under the ring and pulls out a table, but Rusev quickly floors him. Rusev then avalanches him against the cell. Rusev sends him into the ring post before raking his face on the cage. Rusev kicks him in the back of the neck before sending him into the ring post again. Rusev puts him in the ring and picks up a near fall. Rusev stomps away at Reigns. Reigns fights back, but Rusev reverses a whip into the corner for a two count. Rusev avalanches him twice before Reigns sidesteps him. Rusev comes back with a hip toss and goes for a big splash, but Reigns moves out of the way. Reigns clotheslines him in the corner and starts clubbing away at him. Reigns hits the ropes and takes him down with a big boot. The crowd is starting to loudly boo Reigns. Reigns sets up for the Superman Punch, but Rusev gets out of the ring. Reigns follows him out and goes for a Drive By Dropkick, but Rusev counters with a clothesline. Rusev sends him into the steel steps. The crowd is chanting for tables. Rusev sends him into the wall of the Cell before picking up the top half of the steel steps. Rusev waits for him to get up before cracking Reigns in the face with them. Rusev hits him again with the steps, and they fall and hit the cameraman. Rusev throws the steps into the ring and puts Reigns inside as well. Reigns stumbles to the corner. Rusev sets the steps up on the top turnbuckle. Rusev tries to send Reigns into the steps, but Reigns counters. Reigns fights back and punches away at him before clotheslining him over the top rope. Reigns hits a slingshot baseball slide that sends Rusev into the wall. Rusev soon fights back and picks Reigns up. Rusev then launches Reigns like a javelin into the wall of the Hell in a Cell structure.
Rusev stumbles to the other side of the ring and get a kendo stick out from under the ring. Reigns cuts him off with a Drive By Dropkick, picks up the stick, and starts thrashing Rusev with it. Reigns viciously smacks it against Rusev’s chest before cracking it off his back. Reigns puts him in the ring and gets in, but Rusev kicks the middle rope into Reigns’ groin. Rusev ties Reigns up in the ropes and takes the kendo stick. Rusev then viciously smacks the kendo stick off Reigns’ chest protector until the stick breaks. Rusev hits the ropes, but Reigns gets out of the ropes and clotheslines him down for a near fall. They slowly get to their feet and trade punches. Rusev comes out on top by punching him down to his knees. Rusev hits the ropes, and Reigns goes for a Samoan Drop. Rusev counters before countering a Superman Punch. Reigns quickly comes back with a Superman Punch for a near fall. Reigns sets up in the corner for a spear. Rusev is crawling around trying to get to his feet. Rusev superkicks him and sends him headfirst into the steel steps set up in the corner earlier, but Reigns still kicks out! Rusev is near tears from frustration. Rusev stomps Reigns’ spine and applies the Accolade. Rusev holds it on for a bit before Reigns claws to the bottom rope. Reigns kicks him away and hits the ropes, but Rusev connects with a roundhouse kick to the skull. Reigns falls out of the ring. Rusev goes back under the ring and pulls out a steel chain. Rusev wraps it around his wrist and goes to punch Reigns, but Reigns cuts him off. Reigns wildly punches away at Rusev before putting him in the ring. Rusev still has the chain, and he punches Reigns in the ribs with it before slapping it off his back a few times. Rusev takes the larger bottom half of the steps and sets them up on their side in the ring. Reigns comes back with a right hand and a head-butt. Rusev quickly slams Reigns off the steps before sending him headfirst into the steps. Rusev superkicks him for a near fall.
Rusev sets Reigns up on top of the steel steps and stands over him. Rusev applies the Accolade using the steel chain across Reigns’ face for added pressure! Despite all that, Reigns fights up with Rusev on his back and gives him a Samoan Drop on the steel steps. The crowd is booing Reigns for that. Rusev slowly gets up while standing on the steps, and Reigns spears him off to retain the United States Championship.
Winner and still WWE United States Champion: Roman Reigns
Match Rating: ** 3/4
A replay is shown of Seth Rollins pinning both Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho in the main event of RAW this past Monday. After that match, Owens gave Rollins an apron powerbomb!
Tom Philips is backstage with Kevin Owens. Owens is laughing and tells Philips to get to the point. Philips mentions Rollins beat him on RAW. Owens says Rollins wasn’t a real winner coming out of Monday night. Rollins is broken, not a winner. In a match that lasted 700 seconds, Rollins had him for 3 of them. Rollins spent that entire night curled up in a ball in pain for the whole night. The last time he powerbombed someone on the apron was John Cena. It took Cena weeks to come back. Rollins is disregarding the advice of doctors to fight him. Rollins wants to prove he’s the man, but that’s just not going to happen. What he does to Rollins in the Cell is going to make Reigns versus Rusev look like a cakewalk. Owens said he’d leave a scar on Rollins and everyone watching. When he’s done with him tonight, he won’t be able to call himself “the man” because he will not look like one. You can call Rollins lots of things after this match, but not “winner.” Owens says you can refer to him as “champion” after tonight, which means he’s “the man.”
Bayley vs. Dana Brooke
The bell rings, and Dana immediately starts taunting Bayley. Bayley pushes her and tries for a waistlock takedown, but Dana elbows her off before taking her down. Dana taunts the crowd before slapping Bayley’s injured shoulder. Bayley smacks her off the top, middle, and bottom turnbuckle a few times before dropkicking her for a two count. Dana shoves her to the corner, but Bayley elbows her back. Bayley comes off the second rope with an arm drag, but Dana soon comes back by driving the injured shoulder into the turnbuckle. Dana kicks her in the shoulder and talks some trash. Dana chokes her with her boot in the corner before doing a handstand to choke her. Dana clotheslines her down for a near fall. Dana uses the bottom rope to stretch her out before twisting the injured arm around the middle rope. Bayley fights back, but Dana stomps her and snaps the arm off the ropes. Dana drives her knee into Bayley’s arm a few times. Dana applies a stretch, but Bayley fights out. Dana applies a hammerlock and lifts her into the ropes. Dana shoulders her into the corner, but Bayley quickly takes her down and dropkicks her. Dana grabs her ponytail and sends her into the corner, but Bayley slips through the ropes. Dana quickly takes her down on the apron and tries to send her into the corner, but Bayley blocks it. Dana snaps the arm off the top rope and tries to pull her into the ring, but Bayley snaps her off the middle rope. Bayley punches away at her with her left hand before hitting some hammer throws. Bayley powers her to the corner and hits a flying elbow. Bayley gives her a suplex before connecting with a low clothesline. Bayley goes to the middle rope and takes her out with a flying elbow. Dana counters Bayley-To-Belly, but Bayley recovers and connects with it for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Bayley
Match Rating: *
The KFC commercial with Dolph Ziggler and The Miz is shown. We then see an advertisement for WWE 2K17.
Mick Foley and Stephanie McMahon are talking about Survivor Series. McMahon wants to annihilate her brother and Daniel Bryan in three traditional Survivor Series matches. Foley also brings up Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg. Chris Jericho walks up to them. Jericho says they should put a lot of effort into choosing who is on Team RAW. Smackdown could choose AJ Styles or Dean Ambrose, who still owes him $15,000. Jericho is furious about that. Jericho is mad that Foley interrupted him. Jericho asks if Foley knows what happens when you interrupt him. There’s a huge pop when The List of Jericho comes out. Jericho tells him he better watch… IT. Jericho says their first choice for Team RAW should be him. Their second choice should be Kevin Owens. McMahon says they’ll take it under advisement. Team Chris and Kevin should be co-captains of Team RAW. Foley tells him to make sure his “best friend” makes it out of Hell in a Cell. Jericho looks at Foley and lifts up The List before writing something down.
Immediately following Hell in a Cell is the debut of the show “RAW Talk.” Roman Reigns and Bayley will be special guests on the first episode.
Enzo and Big Cass make their entrance to a huge pop. Enzo goes through his usual shtick as the crowd sings along with him. Enzo says we have a couple of haters tonight. Gallows may be a big gal, but he’s been with women bigger than him. Big Cass says Gallows is the big gal and Anderson is Andy. Enzo says his confidence is at a trillion now. Andy is like Times New Roman font – as generic as it gets. Big Cass says they don’t mind getting their hands dirty and flipping him the “Larry Bird.” Big Cass says he’s going to go yard upside his head like he’s Big Papi. That gets a big pop in Boston. Enzo says this is Hell in a Cell and not Toy Story, but he has a strong feeling that when this night’s over, he’s going to call Big Cass “Woody” because he’ll have Andy tattooed on the bottom of his boot. Enzo says they’re going to give them a Beantown Beatdown. Big Cass says there is only one word to describe them: S-A-W-F-T.
Enzo and Big Cass vs. Gallows and Anderson
Enzo will start against Karl Anderson. Anderson immediately punches away at him before sending him into the ropes. Enzo gives him a cross-body and punches away at him. Enzo sends him hard into the corner and tags in Big Cass. Cass punches Anderson in the corner and sends him into the turnbuckle. Cass chops him before unloading with some punches. Enzo is tagged back in, and he talks trash to Luke Gallows. Cass sends Enzo into Gallows before sending him into Anderson. Cass then press slams him over the top rope onto Anderson and Gallows. Enzo and Big Cass celebrate in the ring. Enzo sends Anderson into the ring, but Anderson quickly gets out. Gallows is tagged in, but Enzo pulls him off the apron. Enzo avoids a plancha from Anderson, and Gallows clotheslines him down. Gallows uppercuts him down before tying him up in the tree of woe. Gallows then dropkicks Enzo in the midsection. A light “Andy” chant breaks out. Gallows connects with a snap suplex for a two count. Gallows applies a chin lock, but Enzo fights up. Gallows knees him in the midsection and gives him snake eyes. Anderson is tagged in, and he connects with a kick to the skull for a near fall. Anderson powers him to the corner and puts him on the top rope. Anderson goes for a superplex, but Enzo fights him off. Enzo then dives off the top rope with a DDT!
Cass and Gallows are tagged in. Cass shoulder blocks Gallows before avalanching Anderson. Cass takes Gallows down before giving him a big boot. Cass slams Anderson before punching away at him in the corner. Cass fights Gallows off before avalanching the two of them on opposite corners. Anderson sidesteps a second avalanche, but Cass puts him on the apron before giving him a big boot. Cass scoop slams Gallows before hitting the Empire Elbow. Cass takes Gallows down with a fall-away slam. Cass goes for a big boot, but Gallows hangs him up on the top rope. Enzo tags in and tries to punch away at Gallows, but he only goes to a knee. Enzo ducks a clothesline, but Gallows superkicks him. Anderson tags in, and they hit Magic Killer for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Gallows and Anderson
Match Rating: * 1/4
An advertisement airs for Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg.
The Hell in a Cell structure is lowering again. It’s time for the WWE Universal Championship Match.
Video Package: Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship
WWE Universal Championship – Hell in a Cell Match
Kevin Owens (c) vs. Seth Rollins
Seth Rollins’ back is taped up. Owens quickly gets out of the ring at the sound of the bell and goes under the ring. Rollins quickly baseball slides him and punches away at him at ringside. Rollins sends him into the cell. Owens chops, but Rollins chops him right back. Rollins sends him into the cell again before putting him in the ring. Rollins punches him before having a whip reversed. Rollins ducks a pair of hits and connects with the Sling Blade for a two count. Rollins gets him up, but Owens punches him back. Rollins knees him in the midsection and catches him with a snapmare before hitting a running kick to the chest. Rollins talks a little trash before stomping him. Rollins stomps him down. Owens quickly kicks him and turns him in the corner for a chop. Rollins counters a whip to the corner and elbows him before hitting a blockbuster for a two count. Rollins goes outside and sets up a table at ringside. Rollins gets in the ring, and Owens tries to escape. Rollins grabs him and punches him in the corner. Owens reverses a whip into the corner before hitting a senton splash on the injured back! Owens kicks away at him and talks trash. Rollins goes to the apron to recover. Owens goes outside and sends him into the cell. Owens rips off the kinesio tape and rakes his face into the cell. Rollins kicks and elbows him back, but Owens comes back by sending him into the cell. Owens shoves him into the ring post and talks trash before taunting the crowd. Owens gets him back in the ring and picks up a two count. Owens kicks him in the spine and punches him down. Owens rolls him over and picks up a two count. Owens puts him in the corner, but Rollins punches him back. Owens knees him in the midsection and sends him through the ropes like a dart into the cell! Owens taunts the crowd and takes a bow. Owens stands on the head before sending him face first into the cell a few times. Owens puts him back in the ring and slowly gets inside. Owens clotheslines him in the corner, follows him as he stumbles to another corner, and clotheslines him again. Owens flattens him with a cannonball, and Rollins falls out of the ring to recover. Owens sets him up against the cell, backs up, and kills him with a cannonball against the cell! Owens gets him in the ring and clubs the back. Rollins counters the Pop-up Powerbomb and goes for a Pedigree, but Owens gets out. They trade superkicks before Rollins gives him a step-up enzuigiri. Owens stumbles into the ropes and turns him inside out with a clothesline. Michael Cole exclaims, “What a sequence!”
Owens goes outside and grabs a table. Owens sees a table already set up at ringside. Owens then leans the second table over the first and wedges the legs into the cell so it is diagonal to the ring. Rollins comes back with a knee to the face before giving him a nasty suplex on the apron! The crowd chants, “This is awesome!” Rollins hits a pair of suicide dives into the cell before putting him in the ring. Rollins goes to the top rope, but Owens rolls out of the ring. Owens grabs a fire extinguisher from under the ring and slams it into his ribs. Owens then sprays the referee in the face with the fire extinguisher. Another referee checks on the downed referee. Owens puts Rollins in the ring. Chris Jericho runs down and enters the open door before padlocking himself inside! Jericho is holding the key to the lock. The crowd chants, “Y2J.” The new referee yells at Jericho. Rollins knocks Jericho off the apron and into the cell. Owens then catches Rollins with a package powerbomb for a near fall. A “Stupid Idiot” chant fires up. Owens goes to the top rope, but Rollins leaps up to him. Rollins pushes him off the top rope and kicks him in the head. Rollins catches him with a springboard knee to the head before going for a Pedigree, but he stops when Jericho comes off the top rope. Rollins then gives Jericho the Pedigree. Owens kicks Rollins in the head and goes to powerbomb him into those tables wedged up. Rollins gets out and gives him an enzuigiri. Rollins then gets him up for a powerbomb, but Owens is too heavy. Somehow Rollins is able to power him up and powerbombs him over the top rope through the two tables! The crowd is absolutely alive now!
Rollins gets him in the ring and goes to the top rope. Rollins connects with a frog splash and covers for the pin, but Jericho pulls the referee out of the ring before the count of three. Rollins gets out of the ring and kicks Jericho in the head before punching him down. Rollins slams Jericho off the steps before throwing him into the wreckage of the two tables. Rollins continues to punch away at him before sending him headfirst into the cell. Rollins then gives Jericho a powerbomb into the cell! Rollins gets in the ring, and Owens superkicks him. Owens gives him a Pop-up Powerbomb for a near fall! Owens is stunned. Owens begins punching away at Rollins. Jericho comes in the ring with a steel chair and gives it to Owens. Jericho punches away at Rollins. Owens viciously cracks the chair off Rollins’ injured back four times. Jericho grabs a chair for himself. Rollins grabs hold of a chair and fights both Owens and Jericho off. Owens comes back with a desperation DDT on the steel chair! Owens opens two chairs and sets them up front to front. Owens powerbombs Rollins through the two chairs for the win!
Winner and still WWE Universal Champion: Kevin Owens
Match Rating: *** 3/4
After replays are shown of the big points of the match, Jericho gets in the ring and floors Rollins with a Codebreaker. Jericho stands over him and talks some trash before posing for the crowd. Owens and Jericho go to the back arm in arm. Rollins looks absolutely livid.
The Hell in a Cell Kickoff Panel talks about what they just witnessed before highlights are shown from the Cruiserweight tag match.
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
Brian Kendrick vs. T.J. Perkins (c)
Footage is shown from the Kickoff Show when Brian Kendrick again asked T.J. Perkins to let him win the Cruiserweight Championship tonight.
The bell rings, and Kendrick goes for a few takedowns, but Perkins counters them all. Kendrick takes him down, but Perkins comes back with a monkey flip. Perkins counters a monkey flip by landing on his feet. Kendrick rolls him up for a one count. Kendrick angrily charges him, but Perkins takes him down with a hip toss. Perkins picks up a two count. Kendrick looks frustrated. Perkins hits the ropes and hits a springboard cross-body before punching away at him. Perkins goads Kendrick into missing an elbow drop and hits a slingshot senton. Kendrick gets in the ring and knocks him off the apron. Kendrick bends the wrist over the bottom rope and uses his athletic tape to tape him to the bottom rope. The seal immediately breaks, but Perkins pretends it is still there. Kendrick eventually pulls him off and hits a back suplex for a two count. Kendrick applies a neck vice, but Perkins fights up and counters with a neckbreaker. This match is completely and totally dead. Perkins ducks a pair of clotheslines and dropkicks him in the knee. Kendrick drops him onto the apron, but Perkins shoulders him back. Perkins hits a missile dropkick to the back of the head, and Kendrick flies out of the ring. Perkins hits a plancha and puts him back in the ring. Someone in the crowd audibly says, “Get a f***ing haircut, hippie” to Kendrick. Perkins hits a back suplex and goes to the top rope. Kendrick dropkicks him out of mid-air for a near fall. They trade kicks before Perkins hits the Detonation Kick for a near fall. Perkins hits a Wrecking Ball Dropkick, but Kendrick quickly comes back with a capture back suplex for a near fall. Kendrick lifts him up, but Perkins gets out. Perkins goes for a move, but Kendrick counters into the Captain’s Hook. Perkins counters into a roll-up and eventually ties him up in the TJP Special, but Kendrick gets to the bottom rope. Kendrick comes back with a Sliced Bread #2, but Perkins throws him off. Kendrick’s knee collapses, and the referee checks on him. The crowd is starting to turn on the match. Perkins is concerned and checks on Kendrick. Kendrick head-butts him down and applies the Captain’s Hook for the win.
Winner and new WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Brian Kendrick
Match Rating: *
The commentators talk about the big events coming up on Survivor Series weekend. They talk about NXT Takeover: Toronto. They then talk about Goldberg versus Brock Lesnar.
Footage is shown of Cesaro and Sheamus beating The New Day in a non-title match on this past Monday’s RAW.
Sheamus is getting set up backstage when Cesaro walks up and gives him some athletic tape. They’re trying to be nice to one another. They talk about the momentum they’re building up from Monday night. Sheamus thought Cesaro would be impossible to work with and couldn’t stand him. Cesaro says Sheamus was the most annoying person, but as long as he’s quiet, he’s tolerable. Sheamus says if he follows his lead, they’ll win. Cesaro says they won on Monday because of him, so Sheamus should follow his lead. This leads them into an argument between the two.
“OHH BOSTON — DON’T YOU DARE BE SOUR! CLAP FOR YOUR WORLD FAMOUS TWO-TIME CHAMPS AND FEEL THE POWER!”
The New Day makes their entrance. Xavier Woods says they’ll defend their WWE World Tag Team Championships tonight against the team of Cesaro and… Sheamus. Kofi Kingston says they were really hoping these two guys would mess each other up like two fat guys fighting over a hot dog at a baseball game. Kingston says they did slip one over on them and got their attention. Big E says it got the whole world’s attention. The sponsorship deals are rolling in for them. Woods says everyone wants to sponsor Cesaro. Kingston is wearing Rob Gronkowski signature shoes. Woods says the pandering is at an all time high. Kingston says he’s from Boston, but no one knows because of the whole Jamaican thing. Kingston says in a mock cry that he loves this city. Woods then asks about Sheamus. Big E says they have not forgotten about Sheamus. A “Shame” chant breaks out. Big E says Sheamus has sponsorship deals rolling in. Woods says it’s probably for toilet paper and trash cans. Kingston says Sheamus will never have the titles because New Day rocks!
WWE Tag Team Championships Match
The New Day (c’s) vs. Sheamus and Cesaro
Cesaro will start the match against Xavier Woods. Woods circles around him, and Cesaro takes him down for a one count. Woods applies a waistlock and goes to a side headlock. Cesaro whips him off, but Woods gives him a head-scissor into the ropes and dropkicks him. Cesaro puts Woods on the apron, and Sheamus shoulders him off. Cesaro is not happy with the underhanded tactic. Sheamus is tagged in, and he sends Woods into the barricade. Sheamus puts him in the ring and does the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán. Cesaro tags in and uppercuts Woods for a two count. Sheamus tags himself in, and he uppercuts Woods. Cesaro tags in, and he uppercuts Woods. They take turns tagging themselves in to strike Woods. They argue, and Woods gives Sheamus a backslide for a two count. Sheamus quickly takes him down and drops a knee. Sheamus applies a chin lock, but Woods gets out with a jawbreaker. Sheamus comes right back with an Irish Curse Backbreaker for a two count. Cesaro is tagged in, and he takes Woods down for a two count. Cesaro then fires up the Uppercut Train, but Woods cuts it off at the station with a boot. Woods then gives him a missile dropkick.
Big E and Sheamus are tagged in. Big E hits a pair of belly-to-belly suplexes before Sheamus fights out of a third. Sheamus kicks him in the face, but Big E connects with that third suplex. Big E hits a big splash and sets up for the end. Cesaro runs in, and Big E sends him over the top rope. Woods hits a summersault plancha on Cesaro. Big E counters a Brogue Kick into a powerbomb for a near fall. Big E goes for the Big Ending, but Sheamus slides off and hits a powerslam for a near fall. Sheamus shoulders Big E. Woods tags in, and Sheamus covers him for a two count. Sheamus comes right back with White Noise for another near fall. Sheamus is frustrated. The crowd chants, “Shame” at him, which greatly upsets him. Woods kicks him back, and Cesaro tags in. Sheamus hits a rolling senton, and Cesaro immediately follows up with a double stomp for a near fall. Cesaro sets up for the swing, but Woods kicks him away. Woods then kicks Sheamus down. Woods goes to the top rope, walks on the top rope, and leaps off with a diving elbow drop for a near fall. Cesaro boots Big E off the apron and uppercuts Woods a bunch of times. Cesaro takes him down for the Cesaro Swing before turning it into a Sharpshooter. Big E runs in and gives him a belly-to-belly suplex into the turnbuckle. They go for the Midnight Hour, but Sheamus breaks it up. Sheamus accidentally Brogue Kicks Cesaro. Big E then takes Sheamus out of the ring. Woods covers Cesaro, but Sheamus breaks up the pin. Sheamus clotheslines Big E on the apron and sends Woods over the top rope. Sheamus goes to the top rope and wipes out the New Day at ringside with a plancha!
Woods gets back in the ring, and Sheamus throws Cesaro into the ring. Cesaro counters a running boot into a Sharpshooter. Sheamus stops Big E from getting in the ring and hits him with Francesca II. Kingston comes up to Sheamus and gives him Trouble in Paradise in front of the referee. The referee calls for the bell as Woods taps out.
Winners by Disqualification: Sheamus and Cesaro
The New Day are still RAW Tag Team Champions
Match Rating: * 1/2
Video Package: Brock Lesnar vs. Goldberg
Goldberg will be live on RAW tomorrow night.
Video Package: Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte Flair inside Hell in a Cell
RAW Women’s Championship – Hell in a Cell Match
Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks (c)
Charlotte Flair makes her entrance on a throne being carried by four servants. There is a loud “We Want Sasha” chant after Flair’s music ends. Sasha Banks gets a huge pop and makes her entrance in a Cadillac Escalade with four security guards.
For the first time ever, women are not only competing inside Hell in a Cell, but they are closing the show of a WWE PPV. After JoJo does the entrances inside the ring, the Hell in a Cell begins to lower around them. Before the cell finishes lowering, Flair attacks Banks and sends her out of the ring. They’re outside the structure. Flair sends her over the barricade and into the crowd. They brawl through the crowd. Banks fights back and sends her back over the barricade. Banks removes the top of the commentary table and removes the monitors. Flair fights Banks off and starts climbing the cell. Banks climbs after her and punches her off. Flair gets to her feet and pulls Banks off the cell before powerbombing her through the table. Referees come out to check on Banks. Flair taunts the crowd and tries to go for Banks, but the referee holds her back. Banks gets to her feet. A “Let’s go Sasha” chant fires up. Flair continues to taunt Banks, who is holding her back in pain. Flair stands on top of the other commentary table and taunts the crowd. Banks is being helped to walk to the back. Flair is mocking her the whole way. Banks says she wants to continue to fight, but she’s having trouble standing. Banks collapses, and the referee calls for a stretcher. EMTs come down and start loading her up. Flair gets in the ring and demands the title be given to her. A neck collar is being put on Banks. They load Banks onto a board and carry her over to the stretcher. The professional EMTs accidentally tied up some camera cables in the neck collar. JoJo begins to announce that Flair is the new champion, but Banks gets to her feet. The crowd is really buzzing.
The bell rings, and Banks pulls Flair out of the ring and sends her into the cell. Flair gets away and wants out of the cell. Banks chops the chest a few times and puts her in the ring. Flair quickly pulls her head-first into the ring post. Flair gives her a monkey flip into the cell and spikes Banks on her head. Flair gets her in the ring and begins to go to work on the injured back. Flair stretches her against the ropes and gives her a monkey flip into the turnbuckle for a near fall. Flair taunts the crowd and shoves Banks down a few times. Banks counters a scoop slam into the Bank Statement, but Flair rolls through. Flair gets her up in a sidewalk slam and throws her over the top rope onto the apron. Banks falls to the floor in a heap. Flair goes under the ring and grabs a steel chair. Flair puts it in the ring, and Banks fights her off. Banks then annihilates her with a suicide dive into the cell. Banks gets her in the ring and picks up the steel chair. Banks sets it up. Flair fights her off and goes to send her into the chair, but Banks blocks it. Flair begins to chop her in the corner a la her Hall of Fame father. Flair says, “You will respect me!” Flair stands on the second rope and smugly poses for the crowd. Banks takes her down and wildly punches away at her. Flair kicks her back and charges, but Banks gives her a drop-toe-hold into the chair. Banks slams her off the seat of the chair a few times before hitting the ropes. Flair grabs her coming off the ropes and gives her a sidewalk slam onto the chair for a near fall! Flair pulls her to the corner and stretches her around the ring post. Flair poses, so Banks kicks her into the cell wall. Banks charges, but Charlotte leapfrogs her into the cage. Banks holds onto the cage and slings off with a double knee takedown!
Banks counters a big boot and kicks her in the face before sending her headfirst into the cell. Banks sends her into the cell a few times before connecting with a running double knee to the face. Banks gets her in the ring and gets the crowd going. Banks hits a running double knee before doing the Three Amigos in tribute to her hero, Eddie Guerrero. An “Eddie” chant fires up. Banks goes to the top rope and connects with Guerrero’s finishing move, the Frog Splash, for a near fall. Banks applies the Bank Statement, but Flair pulls herself out of the ring. Flair quickly shoulders her in the midsection and kicks her away. Banks comes back with some knees to the face before laying her across the second turnbuckle. Banks then retrieves the chair and puts it under her. Banks does the double knee onto Flair through the chair for a near fall. Banks cannot believe she didn’t put her away there.
Flair pulls her out of the ring and slams her off the steps. Banks falls to the floor and looks like she’s out. Flair goes under the ring and pulls out a table to a nice pop from the crowd. Flair sets it up at ringside and goes to superplex Banks off the top rope through the table at ringside. Banks knees her off, and Flair falls off the apron through the table. Banks gets her in the ring and picks up a two count. Banks looks upset and throws the broken table aside as if that wasn’t their planned moment. Banks grabs another table and puts it in the ring. Flair shoves the table back into her throat and sets it up in the ring. Banks slowly gets back in the ring. Banks leaps off the table, but Flair counters her and big boots her down. Flair applies the Figure Four Leglock and transitions into the Figure Eight. Banks grabs a steel chair and smacks it off Flair’s midsection to break the hold. Flair connects with a short-arm forearm and shouts about respect. Banks forearms her, and then they take one another out with stereo forearm shots. Banks counters a tilt-a-whirl and tries to take her down, but Flair gives her a pair of backbreakers and a sidewalk slam for a near fall. It is well past 11:00 PM EST. They are being given a lot of time for this match. Flair lifts Banks up and lays her out across the table. Flair goes to the top rope, but Banks gets up and cuts her off. Banks pulls the table to the corner and props it up. Banks goes for a powerbomb, but her back gives out. Flair throws her onto the table, but it doesn’t break. Flair tries again, but the table does not budge. Flair immediately follows up with Natural Selection and covers Banks to win the RAW Women’s Championship!
Winner and new RAW Women’s Champion: Charlotte
Match Rating: *** 1/2
Replays are shown of the big moments in the match. Flair stands over the fallen Banks and holds up her championship as the show ends.
Quick Match Results
* Roman Reigns def. Rusev to retain the WWE US Title inside Hell in a Cell
* Bayley def. Dana Brooke
* Gallows and Anderson def. Enzo and Big Cass
* Kevin Owens def. Seth Rollins to retain the WWE Universal Title inside Hell in a Cell
* Brian Kendrick def. T.J. Perkins via Submission to win the WWE Cruiserweight Title
* Sheamus and Cesaro def. The New Day via DQ; New Day retains the Tag Team Titles
* Charlotte def. Sasha Banks to win the RAW Women’s Championship inside Hell in a Cell
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