HELL IN A CELL

Hell in a Cell - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center - October 4, 2009 (12,356; announced at 16,186; sell out)
Matt Hardy pinned Mike Knox with the Twist of Fate at the 6-minute mark
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Michael Cole & Jerry Lawler on commentary for Raw and Todd Grisham & Jim Ross on commentary for Smackdown!; included an ad for "The Rise and Fall of WCW;" featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Batista & Rey Mysterio Jr. regarding their WWE Unified Tag Team Title match later in the show against Chris Jericho & the Big Show; included a "Do not try this at home" PSA; featured Matthews conducting a backstage interview with R-Truth regarding his altercations in recent weeks with Drew McIntyre and their match later in the show; included a backstage segment with WWE World Champion Randy Orton, Ted Dibiase Jr., & Cody Rhodes in which Orton told the other two that they had no idea what they were getting into by taking part in Hell in a Cell later in the show:
The Undertaker pinned World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk to win the title in a Hell in a Cell match at 10:25 with the chokeslam and tombstone after kicking a steel chair into the champion's face; prior to the match beginning, Punk threw his T-shirt at the challenger; during the match, there were dueling chants of "Undertaker" and "CM Punk;" late in the contest, Taker hit the powerbomb but Punk kicked out at 2
WWE IC Champion John Morrison pinned Dolph Ziggler at 15:42 with a kick to the head and Starship Pain after holding onto the ropes to avoid the Zig Zag
WWE Divas Champion Mickie James pinned Alicia Fox with the DDT at 5:20 after avoiding the scissors kick
WWE Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & the Big Show defeated Batista & Rey Mysterio Jr. at 13:43 when Show pinned Mysterio with a right hand punch as Mysterio attempted a springboard into the ring (Mysterio's return after a month absence) (The Big Show: A Giant's World)
Randy Orton pinned WWE World Champion John Cena to win the title in a Hell in a Cell match at 21:24 by kicking Cena in the head moments after trapping his arms in the ropes and choking the champion out; early in the bout, some fans chanted "RKO;" mid-way through the match, Orton kicked out of the FU; during the final minutes, Cena kicked out of the RKO
Drew McIntyre pinned R-Truth with the double arm DDT at 4:40 after pushing Truth off the middle turnbuckle
WWE US Champion Kofi Kingston defeated Mike Mizanin and Jack Swagger at 7:55 by pinning Mizanin after Swagger dropped Mizanin with the gutwrench powerbomb and Kingston followed with the spin kick to the head to Swagger; prior to the bout, Mizanin cut an in-ring promo saying he would take the title
Triple H & Shawn Michaels defeated Cody Rhodes & Ted Dibiase Jr. in a Hell in a Cell match at 18:03 when Michaels pinned Rhodes after Michaels hit the superkick at the same time Triple H hit Rhodes with a sledgehammer; prior to the match, Rhodes & Dibiase jumped their opponents from behind in the aisle, with the two teams fighting for several minutes around ringside and into the crowd; eventually Rhodes used a chain from the cell to assault his opponents, Triple H sustained a double DDT and Crossroads on the entrance stage, Michaels had the cage door twice slammed on his knee, and was locked in alone with the other team; Triple H didn't enter the cage until the 14-minute mark after using bolt cutters; moments later, Triple H dropped Dibiase with a Pedigree on the floor and then locked him out of the cage; after the bout, Michaels dropped Dibiase with the superkick before DX posed over the bodies of their opponents (WWE's Best Pay-Per-View Matches 2009-2010)

Hell in a Cell 2010 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center - October 3, 2010
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, & Matt Striker on commentary; included an ad promoting 'Legendary' on DVD; featured an ad promoting Bragging Rights and Nexus being part of the show; included Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Jamie, Naomi, Maxine, Kaitlyn, Aksana, and AJ regarding the first NXT elimination later that week; moments later, Wade Barrett, Heath Slater, Michael Tarver, Justin Gabriel, & David Otunga walked in, scaring off the women; Matthews then interviewed Barrett about his match later in the show against John Cena, with Tarver then showing off the Nexus armband Cena would wear after he joins the group; featured a "Don't try this at home" PSA; included a backstage segment with Otunga, Tarver, Gabriel, & Slater in which Otunga discussed a way to help Barrett without getting him disqualified against Cena; included a backstage segment showing Matthews walking down the dark hallway until he found Paul Bearer, who said he, like Kane, had been preparing for his own master plan in recent years; featured a video segment recapping the WWE's 25-year relationship with the Make-a-Wish Foundation, showing the multiple wishes granted over the years with the likes of Steve Austin, Bret Hart, Rock, Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, Ric Flair, Batista, Ted Dibiase, as well as current stars, mixed with comments from WWE Divas Champion Layla, John Cena, Triple H, and Make-a-Wish Foundation's David Williams regarding the impact the superstars have had on the organization:
WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan defeated John Morrison and Mike Mizanin in a submissions count anywhere match at 13:35 when Miz submitted to the LeBell Lock on the ramp; during his entrance, Miz cut a promo saying Morrison and Bryan would be nothing without him and that he had the "it" factor needed to be a star; during the final moments of the match, Alex Riley attacked Morrison from behind on the ramp as Miz was caught in a Texas Cloverleaf, with Bryan then knocking Riley into a cameraman and off the ramp
WWE World Champion Randy Orton pinned Sheamus in Hell in a Cell at 22:52 after dropping the challenger with a RKO onto the steel ring steps placed inside the ring; after the bout, Orton climbed to the top of the cage to celebrate the win (Randy Orton: The Evolution of a Predator)
Edge pinned Jack Swagger in an impromptu match at 11:31 with the spear; prior to the bout, Ricardo Rodriguez introduced Alberto Del Rio, with Del Rio then cutting an in-ring promo noting it was his WWE pay-per-view debut and showing the chihuahua he dressed up as Rey Mysterio Jr. Friday on Smackdown; Del Rio then issued a challenge to see who would face him next, then said he was better than Marc Cuban, Nolan Ryan, and Tony Romo; moments later, Edge interrupted to say he wasn't out to defend Mysterio or Christian but that Del Rio, his ring announcer, and wink were stupid; as the two prepared to fight, Swagger came out to say Edge would pay for hospitalizing Swagger's mascot; Del Rio then attacked Edge from behind, then escaped to the floor as Swagger continued to attack Edge; Cole received an e-mail on his new upgraded computer which read Edge would issue an in-ring apology to the Raw GM the following week and would face Swagger immediately
Wade Barrett pinned John Cena at 17:50 when an unknown man hit Cena in the face with a weapon as the referee and members of security were distracted trying to prevent a "fan" from entering the ring, moments after Cena had Barrett trapped in the STFU; the crowd had dueling chants of "Let's go Cena" and "Let's go Barrett" during the bout; David Otunga, Heath Slater, Michael Tarver, & Justin Gabriel appeared ringside at the 3-minute mark but were chased into the crowd minutes later by the Big Show, Goldust, David Hart Smith & Tyson Kidd, WWE IC Champion Dolph Ziggler, Mark henry, MVP, Kofi Kingston, WWE US Champion Daniel Bryan, and Chris Masters; late in the match, Cena hit the FU but Barrett kicked out; stipulations stated if Cena won then Nexus would disband and if Barrett won Cena would have to join Nexus; stipulations also stated Cena would automatically win if Nexus interfered; after the contest, the remainder of Nexus returned to celebrate with Barrett; moments later, Cena walked backstage, stopping to hug a young fan along the way
Natalya Neidhart defeated WWE Divas Champion Michelle McCool (w/ WWE Divas Champion Layla) via disqualification at 4:52 when Layla threw her shoe at the challenger as McCool was caught in the Sharpshooter; after the bout, Natalya locked an interfering Layla in the hold before chasing McCool out of the ring; moments later, Natalya kissed the title belt on the floor as McCool & Layla made their way backstage
World Heavyweight Champion Kane pinned the Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) in Hell in a Cell at 21:41 with the chokeslam after hitting the challenger with the urn, handed to him by Bearer; late in the bout, Kane hit the referee, causing the other referees and trainers to open the cage and help the referee out; moments later, Bearer entered the cage; during the final moments, Bearer climbed in the ring after being threatened by Kane; Taker then went for the tombstone as pyro and a light show went off near the entranceway but Bearer blinded the challenger with a beam of light from the urn; moments later, Bearer handed Kane the urn to use as a weapon

Hell in a Cell 2011 - New Orleans, LA - Arena - October 2, 2011
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Michael Cole, Jim Ross, & Booker T on commentary; included Matt Striker conducting a backstage interview with World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry, with Henry yelling at Striker before saying he would beat Randy Orton later in Hell in a Cell; featured a backstage segment with David Otunga and CM Punk in which Otunga said he was representing all the WWE superstars, with Punk mocking him and saying he was his own voice, eventually telling Otunga to "vanish;" included an ad promoting 'Inside Out,' staring Triple H; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Alberto Del Rio regarding his upcoming Hell in a Cell bout against both WWE World Champion John Cena and CM Punk, during which ADR said he would come back from hell with the title; included a Light Striker ad featuring Rey Mysterio Jr.; featured anti-bullying comments from Booker T, Alicia Fox, Daniel Bryan, Kofi Kingston, Eve, Nikki & Brie Bella; included a backstage segment with Triple H and John Laurinaitis in which Laurinaitis alerted Triple H that Mike Mizanin & R-Truth attacked WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne; after they were ejected, Triple H yelled at Laurinaitis for not getting cops to deal with the problem and said if it happened again, he would be fired; featured an ad promoting Vengeance 2011:
Sheamus pinned Christian at 13:42 with the boot to the face after Christian struck the corner; during Christian's entrance, Mike Mizanin & R-Truth were shown taking ringside seats; moments later, John Laurinaitis and security came out and had Miz & Truth ejected, as Miz pointed at all the other ticket-buying fans, telling Laurinaitis to kick them out too
Sin Cara pinned Sin Cara #2 at 9:46 with a sunset bomb; the match was wrestled under blue and orange lights; mid-way through the bout, several in the crowd chanted "boring" (the first appearance of Sin Cara #2 with a slightly altered theme music)
WWE Tag Team Champions Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston defeated WWE US Tag Team Champion Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger (w/ Vickie Guerrero) at 11:18 when Bourne pinned Swagger with a hurricanrana as Swagger attempted a powerbomb off the top, while Kingston prevented Ziggler from making the save; after the match, Vickie yelled at Swagger for the loss
World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry pinned Randy Orton in Hell in a Cell at 15:58 with the powerslam after catching Orton as he attempted the punt to the head; after the bout, Henry pulled a steel chair out from under the ring, dropped Orton with a second powerslam, and put the chair on Orton's ankle; moments later, Orton avoided the bomb off the ropes, and repeatedly hit Henry with the chair in the ring and down the aisle; Henry eventually fought Orton off and ran backstage
WWE IC Champion Cody Rhodes pinned John Morrison in an impromptu match at 7:20 with an Oklahoma side roll after avoiding the Flying Chuck; prior to the bout, Rhodes, alongside his attendants, cut an in-ring promo in which he put the title belt in one of his paper bags; moments later, Rhodes took a velvet bag and pulled out a new belt in the image of the classic belt held by Bret Hart, Randy Savage, Steve Austin, and Ricky Steamboat, then adding he would wear it with more dignity than any of them and would defend it against anyone at any time; moments later, John Laurinaitis interrupted and said Triple H demanded he come out to inform Rhodes he would be defending the title then and there
Beth Phoenix (w/ Natalya Neidhart) pinned WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly (w/ Eve) to win the title at 8:41 with the Glam Slam, moments after Natalya, who was mocking Kelly on the mic, struck the champion in the face with the mic
Alberto Del Rio defeated CM Punk and WWE World Champion John Cena in Hell in a Cell at 24:09 by pinning Punk after twice hitting him with a steel pipe in the head; Ricardo Rodriguez served as Del Rio's ring announcer for the bout; during the match, there were dueling chants of "Let's go Cena" and "CM Punk" / "Cena sucks;" late in the match, Rodriguez unlocked the cage, handed Del Rio the pipe, who used it on Cena and locked him out of the cage for the duration of the bout; after the match, a hooded R-Truth & Mike Mizanin entered the ring and attacked Cena, Punk, Del Rio, and the referee as the cage was lowered back to the floor; moments later, Triple H, John Laurinaitis, Teddy Long, numerous wrestlers, referees, and security came out before bolt cutters were used to break the door; once the door was opened, Truth & Miz immediately surrendered to police and were handcuffed; as they were led out of the cage, Triple H jumped both men, and shoved away Laurinaitis, before he was pulled away

Hell in a Cell 2012 - Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena - October 28, 2012
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, & Jim Ross on commentary; included footage from the live pre-show of John Cena fighting off Dolph Ziggler in the ring; featured Josh Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Vickie Guerrero about the relationship between John Cena and AJ; moments later, Paul Heyman appeared and tried to get WWE World Champion CM Punk out of the Hell in the Cell match; Vickie said she wasn't going to call off the match and that Punk needed to admit he was scared of Ryback, with Heyman telling Vickie he hoped she didn't screw up in her position; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Mike Mizanin about his rematch later in the show against WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston; featured a backstage segment in which WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Kane argued over their loss earlier in the show; included a video package on Ryback's undefeated streak; featured a backstage segment in which Heyman thanked Vickie for calling off the Hell in a Cell match, with Vickie saying the match was on and prompting Heyman to walk off; included a video package hyping the World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus vs. Big Show match; featured a backstage segment in which Booker T was confronted by WWE Divas Champion Eve, with Booker saying he had to go check on Sheamus and walked off; moments later, Teddy Long appeared and said Eve screwed over Kaitlyn and Eve at Night of Champions but they would get the chance to return the favor; Zack Ryder then walked in dressed as a witch, then saying he was Eve; Ryder then called for Santino Marella to walk out, who was dressed as Lady Gaga; moments later, Ron Simmons appeared and said "Damn!"; included a backstage segment with Vince McMahon and Punk in which Punk told McMahon to call off the Hell in a Cell match; McMahon asked if Punk was afraid of Ryback, with Punk saying no, and then told Punk to go prove he was the best in the world; featured an ad promoting WWE '13; included Matthews conducting a backstage interview with Show regarding his title win, during which Show dared anyone to try to take it from him; featured a backstage segment in which Matt Striker showed Sheamus being tended to by medics backstage; included a video package hyping the Punk vs. Ryback Hell in a Cell match:
Randy Orton pinned Alberto Del Rio at 12:39 with the RKO; prior to the bout, Ricardo Rodriguez introduced ADR, who then drove into the arena
Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow defeated WWE Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan & Kane via disqualification at 13:08 when Kane attacked both Rhodes & Sandow in the corner; during their entrance, Rhodes & Sandow mocked Bryan & Kane in saying they would win the belts and then chanting "We are the tag team champions;" after the contest, Bryan and Kane argued in the ring
WWE IC Champion Kofi Kingston pinned Mike Mizanin at 10:20 with the spin kick to the head; during Kingston's entrance, footage was shown of him winning the title two weeks earlier on Main Event; Josh Reddick of the Oakland A's was shown in attendance prior to the match; Miz's entrance included the "Awesome" inflatable letters; during the match, Miz removed Kingston's left boot and knee brace; after the contest, Matt Striker conducted an in-ring interview with Kingston in which Kingston said Miz brought out the best in him and helped him unleash the "wildcat" in him
WWE US Champion Antonio Cesaro pinned Justin Gabriel at 7:21 in an unadvertised match with the Neutralizer after hitting a European uppercut as Gabriel attempted a dive to the floor; following his entrance, Cesaro cut a promo in Swiss; prior to the bout, footage was shown of Gabriel beating Cesaro in a non-title match the previous week on Raw; during the match, there were chants of "We want Ryder, woo woo woo"
Rey Mysterio Jr. & Sin Cara defeated Darren Young & Titus O'Neil at 12:27 when Mysterio pinned Young with the splash off the top; prior to the bout, it was noted Lilian Garcia was in a car wreck on Friday and was in a neckbrace as a precaution; Chilli, of TLC, was shown in attendance before the match; following the contest, Sin Cara was briefly tended to at ringside before celebrating with Mysterio in the ring
The Big Show pinned World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus to win the title at 20:13 with the punch to the face as Sheamus attempted the boot to the face; during the match, Dolph Ziggler was shown watching on backstage; late in the contest, both men kicked out of the other's finisher; after the match, Sheamus was tended to in the ring
WWE Divas Champion Eve defeated Kaitlyn and Layla at 6:26 by pinning Layla with a somersault splash off the top as Layla had Kaitlyn covered; prior to the bout, footage was shown recapping the history between Eve, Kaitlyn, and Layla in the previous month
WWE World Champion CM Punk (w/ Paul Heyman) pinned Ryback in a Hell in a Cell match at 11:22 with a roll up and fast count from referee Brad Maddox after Maddox hit a low blow as Ryback had the champion up for Shellshocked; after the contest, Ryback assaulted Maddox and threw Punk into the cage; moments later, Ryback threw Maddox from the ring into the cage and prevented Heyman from dragging Punk out of the cage; Punk then climbed up the cage to escape where Ryback met him and hit Shellshocked atop the cell, with the crowd chanting "Feed me more" as the show ended

Hell in a Cell 2013 - Miami, FL - American Airlines Arena - October 27, 2013
Countdown pre-show - featured Josh Matthews, Dolph Ziggler, R-Truth, and Kaitlyn as part of the discussion panel; included Renee Young in the social media lounge; featured a backstage segment in which Mike Mizanin confronted Vickie Guerrero and said he wanted to face Bray Wyatt later in the night, with Vickie saying he wasn't cleared to wrestle; Miz then said there might not be a match but there would be a fight; Big E Langston later joined the discussion panel to discuss the CM Punk vs. Ryback & Paul Heyman Hell in a Cell match; included the panel speaking with to WWE US Champion Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns, backstage, about their tag team title shot later in the night and their recent title loss due to the Big Show; moments later, Langston and Ambrose had words, with Langston challenging Ambrose to a title match later in the night and Ambrose agreeing; featured a video package on John Cena's WWE career to hype his return later in the night; included Young showing the results of a WWE.com poll in which fans picked the Undertaker as "Mr. Hell in a Cell":
Damien Sandow pinned Kofi Kingston with the You're Welcome at 8:02; during his entrance, Sandow cut a promo about John Cena's return later in the night and said he would be closely watching the Cena vs. World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio contest; the match replaced the advertised Big E Langston vs. WWE IC Champion Curtis Axel match, as Axel was out with an injury; during the contest, Rey Mysterio Jr. was shown as part of the Spanish announce team
Pay-per-view bouts - featured Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, & John Bradshaw Layfield on commentary; included the announcement the Big Show had been banned from the arena; featured a backstage segment showing Triple H laughing with Shawn Michaels; included an ad promoting 'John Cena's Fast Lane;' featured an in-ring segment in which Mike Mizanin took the mic, said he wasn't cleared to wrestle, but he wanted Bray Wyatt in the ring; moments later, Wyatt appeared on the big screen, called Miz "Hollywood," and said it pained him to see Miz that way; after Wyatt's feed went out, Luke Harper & Erick Rowan were shown in the ring and double teamed Miz as the crowd chanted "We want Kane;" eventually, Kane came out and sent Harper & Rowan to the floor before dropping Miz with the chokeslam (Kane's surprise return after a 2-month absence); included an ad promoting WWE 2K14; featured the panel discussing the opening two matches and Kane's return; included a Susan G. Komen for the Cure PSA with Lilian Garcia, Titus O'Neil, and Layla; featured Renee Young conducting a backstage interview with Daniel Bryan about his Hell in a Cell match with Randy Orton later in the night for the vacant WWE World Champion; included an ad promoting Survivor Series; featured the panel discussing Survivor Series and the upcoming WWE Divas Title match; included a backstage segment with Bob Backlund, Darren Young & Titus O'Neil in which they discussed the WWE 2K14 video game before doing the "Millions of Dollars" dance; featured a backstage segment showing Michaels walking away from Triple H, with Triple H appearing upset:
WWE Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes & Goldust defeated Jimmy & Jey Uso and Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns at 14:39 when Rhodes pinned Rollins with Crossroads after a punch from Goldust
Fandango & Summer Rae defeated the Great Khali & Natalya Neidhart (w/ Hornswoggle) at 4:49 when Summer pinned Natalya with a roll up; following their entrance, Fandango took the mic and said Miami thought they knew something about salsa dancing but he was better; Fandango & Summer then danced before they were interrupted by their opponents' entrance (Summer Rae's TV in-ring debut)
Big E Langston defeated WWE US Champion Dean Ambrose via count-out at 8:41; during the contest, Langston sustained a cut to his head after colliding heads with Ambrose; after the match, Langston threw Ambrose back in the ring, hit the Big Ending, and held the title belt in the air
CM Punk defeated Ryback & Paul Heyman in a handicap Hell in a Cell match at 13:50 by pinning Ryback with the Go To Sleep at 13:50; during his entrance, Heyman was brought out on a motorized lift and was taken to the ceiling of the cell as he cut a promo in which he said Ryback would claim Punk's soul; Heyman watched the duration of the match from the top of the cell; after the contest, Punk grabbed a kendo stick and climbed to the top of the cell to face Heyman; moments later, Punk repeatedly striked Heyman with the weapon and hit the GTS
Los Matadores (w/ El Torito) defeated Jack Swagger & Antonio Cesaro (w/ Zeb Colter) at 5:54 when Swagger was pinned after a double team move; during their entrance, Colter cut a promo saying the opposing team were criminals for not being in the country legally and the same was true of most of the crowd; after the match, El Torito helped knock Cesaro and Colter to the floor before hitting a dive from the top rope onto Colter outside the ring
John Cena pinned World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio to win the title with the FU at 15:17; during the bout, there were dueling chants of "Let's go, Cena" and "Cena sucks;" during the contest, Damien Sandow was shown watching on backstage with his Money in the Bank briefcase (Cena's return after a 2-month absence)
WWE Divas Champion AJ (w/ Tamina) defeated Brie Bella (w/ Nikki Bella) via submission with the Black Widow at 5:32, moments after Brie accidentally struck Nikki with a knee to the head when AJ moved out of the way
Randy Orton pinned Daniel Bryan in a Hell in a Cell match at 22:09 after guest referee Shawn Michaels hit the superkick to Bryan; the match was for the vacant WWE World Title; prior to the bout, Triple H came out with the title belt, showed it to both wrestlers, and shook Orton's hand; Bryan refused to shake Triple H's hand when offered; late in the match, Triple H came ringside and argued with Michaels to do his job; moments later, Michaels was knocked down, with Triple H getting the door opened so he and the doctor could tend to Michaels; Triple H shoved Bryan aside, with Bryan then responding by hitting the flying knee to the head; Michaels, having seen that, hit the superkick to Bryan and tended to Triple H before Orton made the cover; after the match, Michaels left ringside as Triple H and Orton celebrated in the ring

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