WWE Hell in a Cell 2013 took place at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida and featured a total of nine matches, including the highly anticipated main event Hell in a Cell match between Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton. Also, the WWE Universe witnessed Alberto Del Rio defend the World Heavyweight Championship against John Cena, who made his Superman-esque return from elbow surgery. Here are the overall highs and lows from Hell in a Cell:
Best Match: The three best matches of the night were John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio, Cody Rhodes & Goldust vs. The Shield vs. The Usos and the main event WWE Title match between Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton. It’s very difficult to pick a winner for the best match of the night award, as it is a toss-up between the Three Team Tag match for the Tag Team Titles and the Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton bout. As always, Bryan and Orton delivered. Both superstars were extremely vicious and it was a hard-hitting battle with plenty of twists and turns. In the end, HBK turned on his former student, hitting him with Sweet Chin Music, which allowed Orton to pick up the win. The Cody Rhodes/Goldust vs. Shield vs. Usos match was out of this world and showed the WWE Universe just how amazing tag team wrestling can be. There were some awesome spots, including Cody Rhodes hitting Seth Rollins with a Superplex onto the outside of the ring. Both Cody and Rollins landed in a sea of the other wrestlers in the match and the crowd couldn’t believe what they had just seen. I know these awards are supposed to have a clear-cut winner, but I truly can’t decide which match I enjoyed more. What was your favorite match of the night? The Tag Team match or Bryan vs. Orton?
Crowd Chants of the Night: During the opening Three Team Tag Team match, the crowd chanted “this is awesome” after Cody Rhodes Super-Plexed Seth Rollins into a crowd of competitors. After CM Punk hit a flying elbow onto Ryback who was lying on a table, the crowd started to chant the Second City Saint’s name. During the Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena match, the crowd chanted “USA” “USA” “USA”. Del Rio hits a huge German Suplex and Cena lands on his neck really bad. Of course, during the main event match between Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton, the crowd chanted “YES” and “Daniel Bryan” at the top of their lungs.
Superstar of the Night: It may not be a popular decision, but the superstar of the night has to be John Cena for overcoming the odds (again) and defeating Alberto Del Rio just two months after returning from elbow surgery. This was a bittersweet moment for many wrestling fans. On one hand, I don’t think anybody wanted Alberto Del Rio to be the World Heavyweight champion anymore. On the other; John Cena returned to the ring and is now the World champion. The good thing is that Cena is staying away from WWE Title and bringing much needed prestige back to the World Championship, and Cena sold his elbow injury well throughout the match. Cena and Del Rio worked tremendously well together and put on one hell of a performance. It will be refreshing to have a new World champion and especially intriguing now that Cena won’t be in the WWE Title picture for a while.
Fan Sign of the Night: This is the part of the review where readers can comment on what their favorite crowd signs were. What were some cool, funny and clever signs that you saw during the Hell in a Cell PPV?
Jobber of the Night: Fandango and The Great Khali can share the award for jobber of the night. The Mixed Tag match they competed in was all about Summer Rae and Natalya, and both of the male competitors barely did anything throughout the match. Fandango won his debut match against Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 29, and look far down the ladder he has fallen. It’s a shame.
Upset of the Night: The only real noticeable upset that happened during Hell in a Cell was Summer Rae pinning Natalya. This was Summer Rae’s very first WWE televised match and she beat the most talented Diva on the roster. Summer Rae didn’t look spectacular, but it’s nice to see the WWE giving some other Divas a chance to shine. Can’t wait until NXT’s Paige makes it to the main roster and shakes things up!
Holy Sh** Moment of the Night: Without a doubt, the holy sh** moment of the night was HBK turning on Daniel Bryan, hitting him with Sweet Chin Music, and proceeding to count to three when Randy Orton pinned him. There was a lot going on in the match and there are a lot of questions that will hopefully be answered tomorrow night on Raw. Basically, Daniel Bryan hit Orton with his flying knee finishing move. At the time, Shawn Michaels took a ref bump and was not able to make the three-count. Shortly after, Triple H got into the ring to check on HBK and when he got up, Bryan hit the COO with his finisher. As Bryan was celebrating with the crowd, HBK hit Sweet Chin Music and Randy Orton made the cover to become the new WWE champion. As the PPV went off the air, HBK was disgusted and didn’t stop to celebrate with his best friend. Who knows why HBK turned on Bryan? Even though it was an expected moment, it was still shocking to see.
Worst Match: The worst match of the night was the Mixed Tag Team match between The Great Khali/Natalya and Fandango/Summer Rae. Surprisingly, Summer Rae and Natalya worked pretty well with each other considering it was Summer Rae’s first match, but I just can’t stand watching Khali compete in the ring. With every step, it looks like his legs are going to collapse under him and he is slower than The Big Show eating a jar of molasses. He is more of a sideshow attraction instead of a professional wrestler and when he has a match, you know it’s going to be awful. Am I being to disrespectful? What are your thoughts on The (not so) Great Khali?
Logic Fail of the Night: At Hell in a Cell, I didn’t find anything too illogical that happened. Kane coming out and attacking the Wyatt Family made sense, but then he attacked The Miz, which was really random. Is Kane going to be a babyface? Or is the Big Red Machine going to go on a path of destruction and tear apart anybody who stands in his way…or in the same ring for that matter. What was your logic fail of the night? Let me know in the comments section below.
Tweets of the Night:
— Mick Foley (@realmickfoley) October 28, 2013
— WWE Creative Humor (@WWECreative_ish) October 28, 2013
Commentary Lines of the Night: “I’ve heard rumors that Summer Rae is quite the master of the grapple” – JBL. “Ambrose says that he is slightly off….and highly unpredictable” – Michael Cole. “Bulls don’t change skin, John” – Michael Cole dropping some knowledge on JBL.
LOL Moment of the Night: To me, the LOL moment of the night happened during the battle between Dean Ambrose and Big E. Langston. Ambrose was slapping Langston in the chest for a good 20 seconds and then all of a sudden, an upset and disgruntled Ambrose screams out “TURN ME AROUND!”. Can you guess what happened next? Yeo, Langston turned Ambrose around and started attacking him. You could have been a little quieter, Dean. The second funniest moment of the night was Paul Heyman’s individual entrance. It was brilliant.
Overall Lowlights: The Great Khali/Natalya vs. Fandango/Summer Rae, Dean Ambrose vs. Big E. Langston, AJ Lee vs. Brie Bella, HBK turns on Daniel Bryan.
Overall Highlights: Cody Rhodes/Goldust vs. The Usos vs. The Shield, Kane returns, Paul Heyman entrance/promo, CM Punk vs. Ryback, CM Punk gets revenge on Paul Heyman, Zeb Colter promo, John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio, Bob Backlund Millions of Dollars Dance, Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton. Follow @Adrian0F7