There was a new champion crowned at Sunday’s Hell in a Cell and the pay per view as a whole was great. Here’s a report on each match from Hell in a Cell with a grade attached. Don’t agree with a grade, then feel free to be the teacher and score the show.
Hell in a Cell play by play coverage is now online. There was really no way Ryback vs. Kevin Owens going to steal the show, and like at Night of Champions, that statement stood true. They don’t work well off the other and hopefully this boring program is over.
Grade: C Another month with The Dudley Boyz failing to win the gold and New Day growing in popularity. New Day on the mic and their antics during their match were the biggest highlights.
Grade: B- The WWE tried to make the rematch pitting Charlotte and Nikki Bella as a big deal, but people were certain the title wasn’t changing hands. Props for that spot on the top rope, though it almost looked like a dangerous botch. Charlotte was much more dominating than in their other encounters.
Grade: B- The pre-show match is usually something the WWE could giveaway on RAW and nobody would watch. They took six wrestlers that they’ve shown interest in and let them put on a compelling performance. If more pre-show matches featured this level talent, I’d be sure to watch.
Grade: B Of all the people to answer John Cena’s challenge, nobody had Alberto Del Rio on their list. He surprised everyone with his appearance, but winning the title wasn’t a shock. It was a decent match that gained points with a shocking return.
Grade: B Kane hasn’t been wrestling that much and looked to have packed on some pounds while away. Still, he moves great for someone that size and age. That bump onto the edge of the table was nasty.
Grade: B+ Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt used weapons from under the ring more than the actual cell. There match reminded me of an old ECW battle. There were lots of weapons, spots, and a mix of both.
Grade: A- As expected this was pure brutality. They took chair shots to the head and bladed. Plus, Brock Lesnar actually pulled the ring apart. Great way to this feud and a strange ending heading into Undertaker’s 25th anniversary with WWE.