|WWE Hell in a Cell 2014 Results|
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The panel for our kickoff consists of Renee Young, Alex Riley, Booker T and (at least at the moment) Paul Heyman.
Mizdow TV Pre-Show
Mizdow is having fun with the promo. The Miz says he'll defeat Sheamus again and win the title. Mizdow keeps giving credit to The Miz for all of his accomplishments like main eventing WrestleMania. Mizdow says The Miz is the best friend he's ever had. Miz gives him the compliment that he's a damn good stunt double that he's proud to have as a friend. Sheamus pops up on the Titantron. He gives the cameraman (or the camera itself) a Brogue Kick.
We're at 7:30, so there must be more to this. They can't just be continuing the regular recap stuff for the next half hour....right? Nope. Nothing else is happening. They're just going to continue recapping the same things we've seen for weeks. Shucky Ducky Quack Quack is trending. Alex Riley says that Ziggler vs. Cesaro could end up being the 2014 match of the year (like WWE would ever recognize that).
Pre-Show Kickoff Match: Mark Henry vs. Bo Dallas
Wait, what? Cool, we're actually getting a match on the pre-show. Nice. Bo says since he has beaten Mark Henry four times, he's the new World's Strongest Man. He's so strong that he's immune to the Ebola virus. He's ashamed that Dallas is his last name, so he's going to change his name to Bo Washington. After he beats Mark Henry, he's Bo is going to leave Dallas like any smart person would do. Bo gets completely squashed and after Henry tosses him around a bit, he gives him a World's Strongest Slam for a victory.
WINNER: Mark Henry via pinfall.
Okay, while this was no classic, it was a fun enough segment to make it worth the while for the pre-show.
After the match, Bo Dallas says Henry cheated because Bo wasn't ready. Cheaters never win. In the record book of life, Bo is the winner. Henry tosses Bo into the barricade and leaves.
Backstage, Byron Saxton talks to Paige and Alicia Fox. Paige says she'll steal AJ's best friend away from her (meaning the Divas Championship).
The show is about to start. Everyone ready?
Intercontinental Championship [2-out-of-3 Falls Match]: Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Cesaro
Cesaro goes for his swing, but Ziggler reverses into a pin. Cesaro kicks out and then hits his swing. Very quickly after, Ziggler reverses a pinfall into one of his own and achieves the first fall. Dolph Ziggler has 1 decision. Cesaro walks along the middle rope and goes for an elbow drop, but misses. (Essentially, that was a low-rent version of Old School - but still something interesting). Cesaro hits a uranage but supposedly hurts his arm in the process. He stomps on Ziggler and follows it up with a powerbomb. Ziggler spins around on top of Cesaro and turns it into a sleeper hold. Cesaro twists that around into an attempt at a vertical suplex, but Ziggler changes things again by going after Cesaro's arm. Cesaro starts to climb the turnbuckle and is able to hit a suplex off the second rope. Ziggler kicks out at two. Ziggler hits a Fameasser for a two-count of his own. Cesaro catches Ziggler and nails him with an uppercut, but Ziggler kicks out. (I wasn't expecting that, honestly. I figured that would be the second fall.) Ziggler counters a Neutralizer into a superkick and a Zig Zag for the second fall. Dolph Ziggler wins the second fall and as such, the match.
WINNER: Dolph Ziggler via pinfall and pinfall.
Good match with a surprising outcome. How often does WWE do a 2-out-of-3 Falls match and not have it go to the third fall? Very cool. It's a shame for Cesaro, but it's good for Ziggler.
Brie Bella vs. Nikki Bella
I still have no idea what Brie's theme says. Decent spot with Nikki standing on Brie's hair and pulling her up. The fans start chanting for JBL. Brie faceplants Nikki for a two-count. Brie nails Nikki in the face with a knee. She goes for another, but Nikki falls to the outside to escape. Brie hits a suicide dive. She later on hits a missile dropkick. Nikki is able to hit her finisher, but Brie kicks out. Brie goes for the Yes Lock, but Nikki reaches the ropes. Nikki blasts Brie with a forearm, adjusts her top, and hits another Rack Attack (LOL that should be her pre-finisher taunt) for the victory.
WINNER: Nikki Bella via pinfall.
This could have been worse, but it could have been better. I'm not sure whether to be disappointed that it wasn't better or elated that it wasn't as bad as I had expected it to be. I'm in a decent mood, so I'll give them the thumbs up.
WWE Tag Team Championship: Goldust & Stardust (c) vs. The Usos
How are they still going with this Cosmic Twins thing instead of Dust to Dust? Some back-and-forth action, keeping things competitive. One Uso (I can't tell which one) is flying all over the place while the other is resting on the steps. He gets a two-count from a Samoan drop and follows it up with Rikishi's "ass in the turnbuckle" move. (Did that ever have a name? If so, I'm blanking on it.) Goldust blocks a superkick and gives a spinebuster for a two-count. There's a nice, logical spot where Goldust attempts to jump backward onto an Uso, who just moves out of the way and then superkicks him for his efforts. Jimmy and Jey both give superplexes to Goldust and Stardust. Jey Uso hits a splash on Goldust, but Stardust breaks up the pin. Stardust kicks Jey's leg out and Goldust hits the Curtain Call for the win.
WINNERS: Goldust and Stardust via pinfall.
Good match. These teams work very well together, so that was expected.
Hell in a Cell No. 1 Contender's Match: John Cena vs. Randy Orton
Woo! I'm very glad that this isn't the main event. Orton doesn't appear to be slowing down from any sort of injury as rumored the past few days. Orton introduces a chair, but doesn't get to use it. Later on, he sets it up in the corner between the ropes, so that will come into play later. Cena goes for an Attitude Adjustment, but Orton escapes and hits a DDT. They're keeping things pretty tame, which is okay if the Ambrose and Rollins match doesn't follow the same ideology. Cena starts going through his regular set of moves, but Orton kicks him while he's getting ready for the Five Knuckle Shuffle, then gives him a scoop slam. Cena runs Orton a few times into the cell, but Orton slams Cena crotch-first into the ring post and then gives him a backbreaker. Cena sets up a table and goes to give Orton an Attitude Adjustment on it, but Orton flips it over and gives Cena a dropkick instead. Orton throws Cena head-first into the chair that was positioned on the turnbuckle. Orton then sets up the table on the opposite turnbuckle from where the chair is and starts using the chair on Cena's ribs. Orton goes to Irish Whip Cena into the table, but Cena stops himself and starts hitting Orton with shoulder blocks. Orton hits an RKO "out of nowhere" during a shoulder block attempt, but only gets a two-count. He then tosses Cena into the table for another two-count. Orton goes for an RKO on the steps after bringing them into the ring. Cena reverses and slams Orton onto the steps instead. He then goes for another Attitude Adjustment, but Orton low-blows him. Orton attempts a punt kick, but Cena dodges and puts Orton in the STF. Orton makes it to the ropes, but that doesn't matter as it's a no disqualification match. Orton evades Cena's grasp. Cena picks up the steps and throws them at Orton, who just barely moves out of the way in time. Cena hits an Attitude Adjustment for a two-count. Cena hits a second Attitude Adjustment...actually, the opposite happens, as Orton was able to turn it into an RKO for a two-count. Orton sets up a table and attempts to RKO Cena from the ropes onto it. Instead, Cena gives him an Attitude Adjustment through the table off the ropes for the victory.
WINNER: John Cena via pinfall.
Much better than expected, and I'm very surprised there wasn't any kind of interference from Seth Rollins.
United States Championship: Sheamus (c) vs. The Miz
Mizdow is more fun to watch than this match, as he's doing a great job mimicking what's happening inside the ring to The Miz. Miz throws Mizdow in Sheamus's direction and then accidentally hits him instead of The Celtic Warrior. The fans start chanting "Mizdow's awesome". I agree. Sheamus gets distracted by Mizdow. Miz is able to hit the Skull Crushing Finale on Sheamus, but only gets a two-count. Miz jumps off the ropes and right into a Brogue Kick.
WINNER: Sheamus via pinfall.
Kind of boring. I'm disappointed in the match as well as the outcome.
Backstage, Brie is loading Nikki's luggage into the car. Nikki dumps her smoothie on top of Brie's head and tells her to make another the same way and bring it to her hotel room.
Rusev vs. Big Show
Rusev takes out Big Show's leg. Just end the match already, rather than giving us five boring minutes of Rusev working on the leg. Rusev ducks a WMD attempt. Big Show is somehow able to run, despite how Rusev was hurting his leg so much. (#Logic). Big Show spears Rusev and Mark Henry comes out to cheer him on. (How long before he interferes?) Big Show goes for a chokeslam, but Rusev escapes it. Big Show hits the chokeslam. Rusev kicks out and then rolls to the outside near Henry. Rusev kicks Big Show in the face, then nails Mark Henry as well. Rusev kicks Big Show once more. Then kicks him a third time and puts him in the Accolade for the win.
WINNER: Rusev via submission.
You've seen one Rusev match, you've seen them all.
Dean Ambrose cuts a promo about how when he's done with Seth Rollins, he's going to look like....wait...some kind of a pogo stick oatmeal zombie that had sex with Dracula's grandmother? Did I get that right? I hope to hell I didn't.
Divas Championship: AJ Lee (c) vs. Paige
I still love you, AJ. You can divorce CM Punk and marry me any time you want. Honestly, I'm not too into this match so far. Two people in the crowd are dressed as Bray Wyatt and Mankind. Nice costumes, guys! AJ puts Paige in the Black Widow for the win.
WINNER: AJ Lee via submission.
Probably my least favorite of their series of matches. I wasn't too into this match.
Hell in a Cell Match: Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins
Ambrose comes out and throws a bunch of chairs into the ring. He then climbs to the top of the cell, complete with his kendo stick in hand. Rollins tells Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury to climb up the cell instead of him. Ambrose starts whacking away at the stooges while Rollins climbs up. Rollins and Ambrose start exchanging blows atop the cell. Noble and Mercury hold Ambrose down while Rollins attacks him with the kendo stick. Rollins tosses the kendo stick away. Ambrose fights back and gives Noble a vertical suplex. Rollins climbs down part of the way and Ambrose follows suit. Ambrose and Rollins fight on the side of the cell. Both of them fall down and onto the commentary tables. The medics come to put them on stretchers. Ambrose gets off his and goes after Rollins, throwing him off his gurney in turn. The match continues. Ambrose brings Rollins back into the cell area and the match officially begins when they lock the door. Ambrose attacks Rollins with a chair and then keeps the punishment going. A table is set up between the cell and the ring apron. Ambrose gives Rollins an elbow drop through the table. Kane uses a fire extinguisher on Ambrose. Rollins powerbombs Ambrose through a table on the outside. Rollins hits a curb stomp for a two-count. Rollins counters a Dirty Deeds attempt. Ambrose hits Rollins with the briefcase but only gets a two-count. He goes searching for a weapon and finds some cinderblocks. He sets Rollins up with his head on them, but the arena goes dark. A bunch of gibberish plays over the loudspeakers (I'm assuming Bray Wyatt). When the lights come back on, Wyatt's lantern is in the ring instead of Rollins.Wyatt attacks Ambrose and the screen goes dark again. The lights come back on and Wyatt slams Ambrose down with a uranage. Rollins crawls over Ambrose and gets the win.
WINNER: Seth Rollins via pinfall.
Good match. The finish was a little "meh", but I still liked the segment a lot.
After the match, Wyatt gives Ambrose the Sister Abigail.
1. Dean Ambrose vs Seth Rollins
2. John Cena vs Randy Orton
3. Dolph Ziggler vs Cesaro
1. Rusev is on repeat mode
2. AJ Lee vs Paige
3. Sheamus retains the United States Championship
Reasoning: There were a couple of hiccups along the way, but none of them were gross disappointments in the grand scheme of things. In comparison, almost every match was good if not very good. This may not be the most memorable pay-per-view in history or something that fans will put on at random in the future, but I went into it expecting it to be kind of bland and I was entertained throughout the whole night. Nice job, WWE!
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