This was a decent match to hype up Punk vs. Ryback and Axel vs. Langston at the pay-per-view (even though the latter did not happen), and it was a decent tag team match with nothing too spectacular. Axel & Ryback showed once again they could be an impressive team going forward – yet who knows how long Ryback will be a Paul Heyman guy. We could beat a dead horse when it comes to talking about Ziggler’s utilization in the company, because we know what he is capable of and matches like this one prove our point. He takes the best bumps in the company right now and he is extremely talented. Orton getting the win makes sense, but why is Ziggler losing to wrestlers below him in the pecking order? Even though we have been seeing this matchup for a while now, the matches and work ethic of both The Usos and Rollins & Reigns are becoming better and better every week – and are at the center of the tag team division’s rejuvenation. The Usos are proving that they are championship material; it is just a matter of when they will be awarded with them. Overshadowed by The Miz attacking Bray Wyatt at ringside, these two tag teams could become the future of the division (unless WWE have bigger plans for the more utilized Luke Harper). The Usos are becoming the most exciting workers in the division, minus the champions of course. WWE drew criticism from having arguably the two best wrestlers in the company got at it to commence the action on Raw last week, although it is good to have these sort of matches habitually to waste no time with the action. However, it definitely was the best match on Raw, and that says more about the bouts that followed this one. Bryan submit Ambrose for the win, in what was a great match. Was this an indication of things to come at Survivor Series, or just a way to hype the Hell In A Cell pay-per-view? SmackDown’s main event was reminiscent to the type of matches we are used to seeing at Survivor Series, and if the feuds involving these competitors continue, we could get the exact same matchup. Tons of action here, with Bryan pinning Orton with the help of Langston. This is the type of match we have seen before from Cena, but Del Rio should be credited for working the injury and having a good performance overall. These two have been around the company long enough to be able to have a good match on any given night and that is exactly what fans got. Cena beat Del Rio to win the title upon his return. Even if Paul Heyman did not compete in the match, that is how it was billed. At least the weapons came out in this match, since most of us have lost faith with the Punk and Ryback feud. It was a step up from their Battleground match, and CM Punk finally got his hands on Paul Heyman after beating Ryback. A good showing from both men. Shawn Michaels was at the center of the ending, and whether it was predictable or not, it sort of watered-down this match. There could have been more use of the Cell, but the spot where Orton suplexed Bryan off the top rope with over ten chairs in the ring made up for the lack of violence. Even if Bryan is getting royally screwed all the time, he has been having incredible matches with Orton – who was awarded the title, and posed with Triple H as the broadcast went off-air. The opening contest at Hell In A Cell was action-packed, and stole the show – before it even commenced. Goldust is proving that he is nowhere near too old for the ring, and his brother is becoming one of the best young superstars on the roster. The Rhodes brothers retained their titles, with The Usos and both members of The Shield delivering as well.
WWE returned to pay-per-view this week with WWE Hell In A Cell, and it was a step up from the previous two offerings. Still, it found a way to frustrate the loyal wrestling fans that would like something different from the product as of late. This week’s installment of WWE’s Best Matches Of The Week features a number of matches from the broadcast, along with a couple from the weekly shows.