– We are live from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, for the WWE Hell In A Cell 2103 kickoff show. We note that Curtis Axel vs. Big E Langston has been scrapped due to an injury Axel suffered.
-Our pay-per-view panel includes Josh Matthews, Dolph Ziggler, R-Truth and Kaitlyn. Ziggler questions John Cena’s comeback and if he is 100% healthy. Truth asks who will be the face of the WWE – Daniel Bryan or Randy Orton. Kaitlyn talks about the WWE Divas Championship, and if Bryan, along with Brie Bella, will both win gold tonight.
-We go backstage with The Miz approaching Vickie Guerrero asking if he could get a match with Bray Wyatt tonight. Vickie says he is not medically cleared, so she cannot let that happen. The Miz says there will then be a fight if there is no match.
-Big E Lagnston joins the panel to talk about CM Punk vs. Ryback and Paul Heyman. He seems very comfortable in this “analyst” position.
-The Shield is asked questions by Josh Matthews, and they feel it is an injustice that there is a triple threat match tonight instead of an immediate rematch with the Rhodes Brothers. Langston takes a shot at Ambrose, and asks for a United States title match. Ambrose says he does not deserve an opportunity. Langston asks him to back up his words. Ambrose says he will teach him a lesson. The match is on.
-We get to see a John Cena montage, detailing his career.
-We go to ringside where Damien Sandow rips the crowd. He said the crowd is beaming in anticipation for the “false idol,” John Cena. He says maybe it is because Cena is facing the man who holds his title, Alberto Del Rio. Kofi Kingston’s music hits, and this will be the replacement match.
Damien Sandow vs. Kofi Kingston
They lock up, and Sandow drags Kofi in the corner and attacks the midsection. Sandow tries to capitalize but gets a dropkick for his efforts. Two count for Kofi. Sandow escapes to the outside, and Kofi attacks him. Sandow throws him into the steps but Kofi jumps over them, and hits Sandow with a splash.
Inside the ring, Kofi misses Sandow in the air and Sandow kicks him repeatedly.
As we come back from a commercial hyping the pay-per-view, Kofi reverses an abdominal stretch and scores a hip toss.
Kofi hits consecutive dropkicks and a clothesline. Boomdrop by Kingston. Kofi signals the Air Drop, but Sandow reverses and gets a kick for his troubles. Kingston comes crashing down over the top onto Sandow.
With Kofi trying to capitalize, Sandow reverses Kofi and hits You’re Welcome.
Winner: Damien Sandow
– The PPV starts with a nice promo video of past Hell In A Cell matches.
Goldust & Cody Rhodes vs. Rollins & Reigns vs. The Usos (WWE Tag Team Championship)
The Rhodes Brothers come out to a new entrance theme. The Usos are up next. Then Rollins & Reigns of The Shield, from the crowd. Rey Mysterio joins the Spanish announce table for the pay-per-view, with JBL saying Mysterio just admittied he is El Torito.
Goldust starts with Rollins, and The Bizarre One clotheslines him. Rollins tags in Jey Uso. Goldust is getting chants. He hits Jey with an atomic drop, and goes for the cover. Two count.
Cody is now in the ring and Jey almost catches Cody with a pin. Cody applauds his adversity for his efforts. They both block each other’s hip tosses and Jey delivers a bodyslam. Cody gets up quickly, kicks his opponent and tags in Goldust. Goldust starts unloading punches on both Usos. Roman Reigns sweeps Goldust’s feet from the outside after he gets tagged in and delivers a big clothesline. He tags in Rollins, who goes to work.
The Shield is isolating Goldust in the corner. Reigns is working a sleeperhold in the center of the ring. Goldust breaks free and almost surprises Reigns with a pin but the monster delivers another big clothesline. Reigns is dominating Goldust, and hits him with a big headbutt. The crowd is getting behind Goldust. Reigns stops him from tagging in Cody and delivers an elbow drop.
Goldust starts to revive himself and Rollins knocks Cody off the apron, so Goldust cannot make the tag. Goldust decides to stay in the ring and throws Reigns out of the ring, and The Shield knock both Usos off the apron. Reigns goes for the pin but Cody interferes.
Goldust is getting a beating from The Shield in their corner. He breaks away and tags in Cody. Cody hits a moonsault onto Rollins, who kicks out of the two count. Cody hits Rollins in the jewels. Tag made to The Usos, and Jimmy hits a splash from the top rope and gets a two count. The Usos and The Shield are going to war. With Goldust and Reigns on the outside, Jimmy comes crashing down onto them from the inside. Jey Uso goes to the top rope but he falls off the rope courtesy of Rollins.
Now with Cody and Rollins in the ring, they go to the top rope. Cody suplexes Rollins not only onto the outside, but onto all four men who are on the outside. Great manoeuver. Crowd chants, “This is awesome.”
Inside the ring, Reigns spears Jey Uso. They go onto the outside. Goldust and Cody in the ring with Rollins. Cody tries to hit Cross Rhodes but Rollins reverses, only to get punches by Goldust. Cody hits Cross Rhodes for the win.
Goldust & Cody Rhodes def. The Usos and The Shield (Rollins & Reigns) – retain WWE Tag Team Championship
We see Triple H and Shawn Michaels talk backstage, but we cannot hear anything with the camera distant.
The Miz makes his way to the ring. Will we have a match with Bray Wyatt?
Miz says he is not medically cleared to compete, but he is medically cleared to fight. He asks Bray to come to the ring and leave his hillbilly partners at the compound and make his way to the ring.
We see Bray emerge on the Titantron who says Miz’s words mean nothing, and only if he can see the monster that lives behind his eyes. The screen goes dark, and Rowan and Harper are in the ring to attack the Miz.
“We Want Bray” chants emerge, and both Rowan & Harper are attacking Miz. We see an explosion of fire, and Kane makes his way to the ring!
Kane clears the ring, staring at Harper and Rowan as they leave…Kane looks at Miz, who is appreciative of his help – and then chokeslams The Miz as well.
Fandango and Summer Rae make their way to the ring, and Fandango takes the mic, shushing the crowd. He asks Miami if they know about salsa dancing, and says there is only one master of the art. We get a live salsa dance from Fandango and Summer Rae. They are interrupted by The Great Khali and Natalya.
Fandango & Summer Rae vs. The Great Khali & Natalya
Khali slaps Fandango across the chest and Summer Rae gets tagged in, lashing out at Khali. Natalya jumps summer Rae and starts to pummel her. Summer Rae is looking good in the ring, landing a dropkick and doing well with reversals.
Summer Rae has Natalya in a submission, but Natalya breaks free and starts smacking Summer Rae on her behind. Summer Rae tags in her partner who starts to dance on Natalya but almost gets a Sharpshooter put on him. Hornswoggle starts to laugh on the outside and before Fandango attacks him, Khali grabs Fandango with one hand on the outside. Fandango works on his legs to get him down and starts to kick the big man who is still on the ground.
Fandango tags in Summer Rae who starts to flirt with Khali but Natalya attacks her. Suplex by Natalya. Natalya hits a clothesline and tries to put on a Sharpshooter. Summer Rae uses her legs to force Natalya to crash into the ropes, and scores the three count off a rollup.
Fandango & Summer Rae def. The Great Khali & Natalya
We go the PPV panel, who compliment the tag team championship match. Ziggler credits The Miz for calling out The Wyatts, and credits Kane for cleaning house.
Dean Ambrose vs. Big E Langston (WWE United States Championship)
Ambrose taunts Langston with a slap and gets dropped for his troubles, twice. Langston starts working on Ambrose in the corner.
Ambrose kicks Langston in the gut, and starts to push Langston around with slaps and chops but Big E is having none of it and decks Ambrose in the corner. Langston brings Ambrose to the center of the ring and works a bearhug. Ambrose breaks free but is tossed out of the ring. Langston follows him and as he goes to grab Ambrose, The Shield man sends him into the apron.
Back in the ring, Ambrose starts to work on Langston. Ambrose hits a dropkick to the gut, and gets the two count.
Ambrose works a sleeperhold, and Langston drives him into the turnbuckle. Langston gaining momentum and starts to explode on Ambrose. Langston misses a crossbody and hits a belly-to-belly instead.
Splash by Langston and he gets the two count. Langston is bleeding from his right eye, and Ambrose escapes with Langston going after him. Ambrose is thrown back in the ring and kicks Langston, and hits a DDT for the two count. As they get up, Langston crashes into Ambrose and both men go to the outside. Langston makes his way back in the ring, and Ambrose is counted out.
Big E Langston def. Dean Ambrose by countout – Ambrose retains WWE United States Championship
Langston chases after Ambrose and hits The Big Andy in the ring, and raises the title over a downed Ambrose.
The Cell starts to come down, and we get highlights from Raw where CM Punk announces the match between himself against Ryback & Paul Heyman.
CM Punk vs. Ryback & Paul Heyman (Hell In A Cell Handicap Match)
CM Punk is up first, and Ryback comes out without Heyman. Heyman is on some sort of forklift, coming down the entrance ramp. Heyman takes the mic and says he is the best in hell. Heyman says now is the time he collects. Heyman makes his way to the top of the cage. Heyman says he owns CM Punk.
Heyman stays on top of the Cell, and Ryback starts to attack Punk. Punk starts to give Ryback a beating, with Heyman still perched on the top of the cell. Punk dives onto Ryback who is on the outside. Punk grabs a Kendo stick, and nails Ryback with it. Ryback the drives Punk in the steel.
Ryback starts to use the kendo stick and taunts the crowd. Ryback throws Punk back into the ring. He chokes Punk with the kendo stick. Heyman is grinning from the top of the Cell. Ryback starts to work the body on Punk. Ryback goes for Punk, who lowers the top rope and sends the beast onto the outside. Punk lands a bionic elbow from the top rope on Ryback. Ryback sends Punk crashing into the steel steps, and then suplexes him onto the cage three times – but stays standing. In the ring, Ryback hits reverse spinebuster and gets the two count. Punk starts to revive, and hits Ryback with a crossbody off the top rope. Punk nails Ryback with a knee to the jaw in the corner.
Punk misses a shot and Ryback makes him pay. He goes for the Shellshock but Punk squirms out of it and nails Ryback with the kendo stick. Another running knee by Punk, followed by a clothesline. Punk goes up top and delivers an elbow drop, only to get a two count. Punk starts to wear out Ryback with the kendo stick and grabs a table from underneath the ring. As he gets in the ring, Ryback tries to slam Punk through the table but Punk works his way out of it. The table is positioned awkwardly, and Ryback hits an atomic drop on Punk onto the table, which is on its side and does not break.
Ryback sets up the table, and CM Punk hits him with a low blow. Ryback is put on the table, and Punk goes to the top rope and delivers an elbow drop onto Ryback. Heyman looks astonished and scared. Punk grabs the kendo stick and clocks Ryback to the side of the head, and hits the GTS. Three count for Punk.
CM Punk def. Ryback
Punk looks up top, puts a kendo stick between his trunks and starts to climb the cell. Punk makes his way up top and Heyman is petrified. Punk takes the kendo stick and starts to taunt his former manager. He grabs Heyman and hits him in the gut, and starts to hit him repeatedly in the back with the kendo stick – with fans chanting “Yes!” for every hit. Punk sets up Heyman for the GTS, and nails him with it on top of the cell. Punk’s music hits, and he has finally gotten his hands on Heyman, knocking him out.
Renee Young is backstage with Daniel Bryan, who says all he ever wanted was a chance. He asks HBK to be fair, and an impartial referee. He said the crowd of Miami started the “Yes!” phenomenon, and says he will award them by winning the title.
Los Matadores vs. The Real Americans
Los Matadores and El Torito make their way out first and The Real Americans are up next. Colter says Los Matadores belong in a jail cell because they are criminals – along with 80% of tonight’s crowd. He is embarrassed and ashamed he has to breathe the same air as these “border-hoppin’ banditos.”
Cesaro starts to work on Diego. He throws him in the corner but Diego reverses, and then hits a hurricanrana off the ropes. Cesaro throws Diego off of him onto the outside. Tag to Swagger, who charges Diego on the outside.
Swagger nails Diego with a splash and gets a two count. He tags in Cesaro, and they work on Diego in the corner. Cesaro is back in the ring and he slaps a sleeperhold on Diego. Diego breaks free, and tags in Fernando, who momentarily works on him and then goes for the Cesaro Swing. He spins him for over 30 seconds. He goes for the cover and gets a two count. Fernando ends up kicking Cesaro off of him, who was working on his legs and then charges both his opponents. He lands a DDT on Swagger.
Swagger works his way back up and gets Fernando in an ankle lock, but Fernando breaks free and tags his partner – as they double team Swagger with their finisher and get the three count.
Los Matadores def. The Real Americans
In the ring, Colter comes and aids his boys, but El Torito spears Colter a few times who is livid.
We get highlights of Cena’s injury, and his recovery up to date.
Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena (WWE World Heavyweight Championship)
Del Rio comes out first, and the fans are already divided with Cena chants. Cena comes out, to more yays than nays. Cena is getting more respect than anyone anticipated – but the boo birds are still out.
Cena starts by working a headlock and Del Rio goes after Cena’s injured arm, and he breaks free to the outside for a breather. The divided chants begin. Back in the ring, Del Rio chases into the corner and goes for his arm. Del Rio starts to work on Del Rio, and goes right for the arm but Cena begins to fight back – scoring a bulldog and getting a two count.
Del Rio moves out of the way from Cena’s attack and kicks Cena right in the arm, who falls to the outside. With Cena back in the ring, Del Rio kicks Cena right in the face and then gets caught in an STFU. Del Rio squirms out of it and hits a German Suplex. Two count for Del Rio.
Del Rio is not letting Cena get up at all. He works Cena’s arm and his body, and lands an elbow drop from the top rope onto Cena the moment the Boston native could stand up. Del Rio works on the arm as Cena gets up. We get a clip of Sandow backstage who looks on, ready with his briefcase in hand. Del Rio mocks Cena and goes for a move off the top rope but Cena dropkicks him in the gut. Cena starts to revive himself, and hits a Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena tries to pick up Del Rio but the champion delivers a Backstabber.
Del Rio starts to taunt Cena with “Si!” chants, but Cena makes him pay with an elbow. Cena goes to the top rope but Del Rio hits him with an enziguri off the second rope and gets the two count.
As Del Rio goes for the arm, Cena tries to land the Attitude Adjustment but Del Rio reverses it and hits him with a backbreaker. Del Rio pits Cena upside down on the turnbuckle but misses a running attack. Crossbody from Cena off the top rope, and gets a two count. As they get up, Del Rio goes for the arm but Cena slaps the STFU on Del Rio, who grabs the rope with two fingers. Del Rio kicks Cena for his troubles, and hits the Cross Armbreaker. Del Rio is ripping off Cena’s elbow pad. Cena is lifting up Del Rio with his bad arm in the Cross Armbreaker and slams him to the mat.
After a few reversals from Del Rio, Cena hits the Attitude Adjustment and gets the win. He receives his third World Heavyweight title.
John Cena def. Alberto Del Rio (wins WWE World Heavyweight Championship)
We go to replays as Cena celebrates. An ad runs for Survivor Series, with Bray Wyatt.
The panel discuss Cena’s impressive comeback, and R-Truth picks Bryan. Ziggler says maybe.
AJ Lee vs. Brie Bella (WWE Divas Championship)
AJ is out first, accompanied by Taminia – followed by Brie, accompanied by Nikki.
Both ladies lockup, and AJ facewashes Brie. Brie shoves her to the mat and starts to work on her arm. Brie goes to the top rope, and is shoved to the outside by AJ. Brought back into the ring by AJ, she goes for the pin but gets a one count.
AJ works on Brie and prances around her. AJ goes to the midsection and then slaps a guillotine on Brie. AJ is hanging on, and Brie drives her into the turnbuckle. Missile dropkick by Brie.
Another dropkick to AJ, and Brie goes for the cover but gets a two count. Brie goes face first into the turnbuckle after she tries to attack AJ, and Brie ends up getting a half-crab on AJ. Tamina jumps on the apron but Nikki attacks her. Brie runs for AJ who breaks free from the move but AJ ducks and Brie knees her sister in the head who is on the outside, who was on the apron. AJ puts Brie in the Black Widow, and that is it.
AJ Lee def. Brie Bella – retains WWE Divas Championship
The Prime Time Players are playing WWE 2K14 when approached by Bob Backlund, who starts saying video games are bad for kids. Some back and forth talk between all three men, they end up doing the Millions of Dollars dance, with Backlund screaming like crazy.
We get a shot from Triple H and Shawn Michaels, who seem to be having an argument – with HBK walking away saying, “No,” as Triple H looks on angrily.
We get a video montage of the feud brewing between Orton and Bryan, with highlights from Raw.
Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan (Hell In A Cell – WWE Championship w/ Shawn Michaels as special guest referee)
HBK is out first, followed by Orton – who gets booed heavily. Bryan comes out to a big pop (as usual) Triple H’s music hits…
HHH comes out with the title in hand. Orton has a smile on his face, as HH approaches him and shakes Orton’s hand. HHH extends his hand to Bryan, who shakes his head, “No!”
The Cell comes down, main event time…
They starts slugging it out, and Bryan runs into a powerslam right off the bat. Orton goes for a DDT but Bryan reverses it and goes to the top rope, landing a missile dropkick. Bryan works Orton’s legs. He whips Orton to the ropes, which gets reversed and Bryan goes to the top rope and jumps over Orton – only to get dropkicked on his way back off the ropes. Two count for Orton.
With Bryan on the apron, Orton runs into him and forces him to crash on the cage. Orton whips Bryan into the steel steps. Orton picks up the steel steps and hits Bryan in the shoulder. Orton sets up the steps against the cage and starts smearing Bryan’s head against the cage. He tries to whip Bryan into the steps but Bryan reverses Orton. Bryan starts kicking Orton, who is dazed from crashing into the steps. Bryan sends Orton’s head into the steps.
Bryan brings him into the ring and gets the two count. He goes to the body with kicks. He ties up Orton upside down on the turnbuckle. He runs to the other side, and hits the suspended Orton with a dropkick. Uppercut by Bryan as Orton breaks free, followed by a dropkick that sends Orton back to the outside. Bryan flies through the second rope twice, and on the third time, Orton moves out of the way – with Bryan going head-first into the cell.
Orton follows and ties up Bryan against the post, hits a backbreaker off the post and sends Bryan inside the ring – only to get a two count. Orton taunts the pro-Bryan crowd. Orton sets Bryan up on the top rope and starts to punch him. Orton headbutts Bryan, goes up and goes for the suplex but Bryan fights back. He flies over Orton and hits him with a powerbomb, with Orton flying off the second rope.
Uppercuts by Bryan and Orton in the middle of the ring, playing the crowd who say “Yes!” for Bryan and “No!” for Orton with their every move. Bryan hits Orton with two dropkicks in the corner. Bryan goes to the top with Orton, and hits a hurricanrana off the top rope. Bryan goes up and hits Orton with a headbutt. He gets the two count.
Bryan goes to the body with kicks and Orton goes for a rollup. He gets the two count and Bryan slaps on the Yes Lock. Orton breaks free, and they move onto the outside. Bryan whips Orton into the cage three times. He runs across from the other side and nails Orton with a dropkick. Bryan grabs a chair from underneath the ring and nails Orton in the gut. He delivers a chair shot onto Orton’s back, and another. Followed by another. Bryan throws multiple chairs in the ring – ten or eleven.
More chair shots for Bryan, as Orton makes his way into the ring. He goes to hit Orton who scrapes his eyes, and now Orton delivers a few chairs hots. Two count for Orton. The Viper continues to hit Bryan in the back with a chair, and gets another two count. Orton nails Bryan again with a powerful shot. Another two count. Orton goes for two fresh chairs and gets in HBK’s face. He surrounds Bryan with chairs, stacking them up.
Orton sends Bryan to the top rope, trying to suplex Orton on all the chairs but Bryan breaks free – only to be shoved back down by Orton. Orton suplexes Bryan onto all of the chairs. Orton gets another two count. Orton gives HBK grief for the count. HHH makes his way to the ring to complain and is upset with HBK.
HBK is on the outside, arguing. Orton suplexes Bryan and goes for the cover but HBK and HBK are still arguing. Orton chases HBK and yells at him. They tell HBK to “do his job.”
Back in the ring, Orton DDT’s Bryan off the second rope. HHH takes off his jacket and starts yelling at HBK. Orton goes for the RKO but Bryan accidentally shoves Bryan into HBK, who seems out of it. HHH is unlocking the cage door with an official, and Daniel Bryan lands his signature-flying knee. Bryan tries to revive HBK, but HHH makes his way to the ring and shoves Bryan out of the way. Bryan lands a flying knee on HHH. As Bryan celebrates, HBK nails him with a Sweet Chin Music. HBK looks hesitant to award Orton with the three count, who covers Bryan. He counts to three, and Orton wins.
Randy Orton def. Daniel Bryan – wins WWE Championship
Orton and HHH celebrate in the ring, as HBK leaves distraught. The broadcast ends with HHH raising Orton’s hand.