Hell in a Cell is not over but, nevertheless it’s already been a newsworthy evening. It opened with Roman Reigns versus Jey Uso, featured a powerful bout between Bayley and Sasha Banks, and there was a reasonably large shock wedged in between.
After a wonderful match atand a dumbfounding one at , Randy Orton will problem for Drew McIntyre’s WWE Championship for a 3rd time to finish the present. Beneath you may discover the outcomes up to now, and we’ll replace a the present goes on.
Randy Orton turns into 15x World Champion
Randy Orton pinned Drew McIntyre clear, with an RKO, to grow to be WWE Champion within the present’s essential occasion.
The match began quizzically, with Orton, dressed as a cameraman, ambushing McIntyre as McIntyre was coming into the Cell. McIntyre fought Orton off, and the match started. After some first rate motion, Orton minimize open the chain that had locked the Cell and tried to retreat. This ended with each Orton and McIntyre on high of the Cell.
After some brawling, the 2 started to descend by climbing down the facet. Orton battered McIntyre, who fell from the Cell via an announcer’s desk. From right here, the match slowed all the way down to a crawl — however in a great way. The drama from right here on out was glorious.
McIntyre did a unbelievable job of promoting. Orton dragged him again into the ring and setup the RKO. McIntyre countered with a rollup try, just like the one he used to beat Orton at SummerSlam. He then hit a Claymore on Orton, who rolled exterior the ring. McIntyre then threw Orton again into the ring and setup a Claymore. He missed, Orton hit an RKO and have become a 15 time world champion.
Rating: 3.75 stars. The primary half of the match was common, the second half excellent.
Bobby Lashley beats Slapjack
This impromptu bout between Bobby Lashley and Retribution’s Slapjack was for the USA Championship. After a fast, nothing match, Lashley submitted Slapjack with the Harm Lock. After the match, Mustafa Ali got here to the ring with the remainder of Retribution. Lashley single-handedly fought them off, after which the Harm Enterprise hit the ring. Retribution fled.
Ranking: 1 star. RIP Retribution.
Sasha Banks beats Bayley
After a prolonged Hell in a Cell match, Sasha Banks grew to become SmackDown Ladies’s Champion after she made Bayley faucet out.
This was an extended, back-and-forth match. It was flawed bout, feeling disjointed at instances, however finally an excellent one. Banks is totally superior, with artistic offense all through and in addition some very good promoting. She hit Bayley with a variety of artistic Meteoras all through — operating up a desk, off the ringside into the cage, and so forth — and finally gained with a Banks Assertion augmented with a chair round Bayley’s neck.
Bayley did effectively on her half, too. I’ve typically discovered her offense unconvincing, and that was a problem at factors right here. However she was superb when it counted, particularly in direction of the tip because the depth constructed to the tip. It is exhausting doing a 20 minute-plus Cell match in entrance of a digital crowd, and these performers each did nice.
Ranking: four stars. Imperfect, however distinctive.
The Miz pins Otis to win Cash within the Financial institution briefcase
The Miz pinned Otis after Tucker betrayed his Heavy Equipment tag-team accomplice. Otis smashed Otis within the head with the briefcase when the ref wasn’t trying, with the Miz pinning Otis instantly after.
The match main as much as this second was subaverage. Miz offense is usually weak, and that is made extra evident whenever you’re anticipated to take it critically in opposition to a a lot bigger opponent. John Morrison, Miz’ tag accomplice, intervened at varied factors, and was ejected moments earlier than Tucker’s betrayal.
It was a shocker when Otis gained the briefcase, much more so as soon as Roman Reigns grew to become champion. It is exhausting to think about an extended program between Reigns and Otis, just a little simpler to see Reigns defeat a difficult Miz.
The truth that Miz gained this match makes the cutesy construct, which was largely a comedy skit that includes JBL as adjudicating a spat between Miz and Otis, all of the extra galling.
Ranking: 2 stars.
Jeff Hardy vs. Elias ends with DQ
A SmackDown-quality match with a SmackDown-quality ending.
After an OK match, Hardy hit a Twist of Destiny on Elias. He went for a Swanton Bomb however Elias rolled out of the ring and tried to assault Hardy together with his guitar. Hardy blocked him, took the guitar and smashed it over Elias’ again, resulting in an unceremonious DQ.
Ranking: 1.5 stars. Simply there.
Roman Reigns makes Jey Uso say ‘I Stop’
Hell in a Cell opened with Roman Reigns versus Jey Uso, an I Stop match inside a Cell cage. After an extended, dramatic bout, Reigns made Jey say “I Stop” when Reigns locked a guillotine onto Jey’s twin brother Jimmy.
This match was similar to their confrontation at Conflict of Champions. It began with unbelievable back-and-forth motion (totally different from their Conflict match, which was virtually all Reigns), after which slowed down for the ultimate stretch. Reigns had speared Jey thrice and locked on a guillotine, after which Jey was largely immobile. When Jey refused to give up, Reigns hit a Driveby dropkick onto the metal steps, which smashed into Jey’s head.
Reigns took the metal steps and laid them atop Jey, telling him to give up. When Jey, who was principally lifeless, refused, Jimmy bumped into the cage (defeating the aim of getting a cage) and begged him to cease. Reigns acted contrite, and shook Jimmy’s hand — earlier than locking on a guillotine, resulting in Jey quitting to save lots of Jimmy.
The dynamic motion that the primary two-thirds of the bout consisted of was glorious. Reigns is a fierce heel, and Jey’s offence as an underdog babyface is unbelievable. The dramatic highpoint got here when Jey introduced out a strap and started choking Reigns, who started to move out. Finally, it might be Reigns’ guillotine choke moments later that ended Jey.
After the match, Afa and Sika, Reigns’ dad and uncle, topped him the Tribal Chief.
Ranking: 3.5 stars. Superb. The storyline was virtually similar in idea and execution as final month’s match, making it much less efficient. The final third, the place Jey was lifeless and Reigns was attempting to eek an “I Stop” out of him, additionally may have been trimmed by a couple of minutes. However the motion continuing it was glorious.
Kickoff Present Outcomes
R-Reality defended his 24/7 Championship on the Kickoff Present, taking over challenger Drew Gulak. Reality pinned Gulak in a brief match to retain his title.