Sunday, October 30, 2016
WWE Hell in a Cell Kickoff Show Recap and Video
Our panel is Renee Young, Jerry Lawler, Booker T, and Lita, and they're doing the intro talk, and they even throw in some talk about next month's Survivor Series PPV while they're at it.
They start by recapping the Roman Reigns-Rusev feud, and show a video package of Roman sneak attacking Rusev and declaring that their next match will be in Hell In A Cell, then the panel discusses.
The panel mentions the cruiserweight six man and then we go to a video package hyping the Charlotte-Sasha Banks match tonight for the Women's Title. Back to the panel, where Bayley is sitting in with the team talking about how Dana Brooke made it personal and what it means to her that Charlotte and Sasha are going into the cell tonight.
We look back at Gallows and Anderson attacking Enzo Amore and Big Cass three weeks ago on Raw, then we go to a WWE Network commercial.
Video package of Raw becoming the Kevin Owens Show, and Chris Jericho putting over how he's worked his way up the ladder and deserves the title. We see Chris Jericho taking one for the team at the hands of Seth Rollins, and Owens talking about how he's going to retire Seth Rollins. The panel discusses the match, then move on to the Crusierweight Title match between TJ Perkins and Brian Kendrick.
Another commercial for the WWE Network, then we see Kendrick find TJ in the locker room and say that he's not sure if he's decided about laying down for him tonight, but this means a lot to him. Perkins says they represent the entire division, and there's plenty of kids out there right now who want to be them one day. Kendrick says he was thinking about their friendship, and how it can be just like old times when Kendrick was helping him out and he had nothing. Perkins says he'll always be his friend, and Kendrick says he needs the title. Kendrick reaches for the belt, and Perkins tells him to go out there and be the Brian Kendrick he used to know and win it the right way. Kendrick says he needs Perkins to let him win and he walks off.
Rich Swann joins the panel, and he talks about what a shame it is to see Kendrick begging TJ to let him win after everything the 32 men in the tournament went through. He thinks Kendrick changed a lot, and he's not sure he can beat TJ. Renee wants Swann to show her how to dance, and she calls for music to play so Swann can bust some moves. Booker T does the Robot, then Renee dances and Booker says she looked like Lawler when he had a heart attack.
Ariya Daivari, Tony Nese and Drew Gulak vs. Sin Cara, Lince Dorado and Cedric Alexander
We go to the ring and Corey Graves is on commentary with Mauro Ranallo as JoJo introduces Sin Cara first. Lince Dorado is out next followed by Cedric Alexander. Tony Nese is out first for his team followed by Drew Gukak. Ariya Daivari is out last.
The two teams meet in the middle of the ring after the bell. Cara starts off with Nese and Nese drops Cara first. Back and forth now. Nese comes off the ropes but Cara catches him in mid-air for a backbreaker. Gulak runs in but Cara hits him with a backbreaker. Daivari is in next but Cara also slams him. Nese provides a distraction, allowing Daivari to hit a neckbreaker for a 2 count. Daivari with a headlock now.
Dorado and Nese are in now. Dorado with some nice offense and a spinning heel kick to take Nese down. Dorado goes to the top for a Shooting Star Press but Gulak breaks the pin. Cedric and Cara come in to take Ariya and Gulak to the floor. Dorado goes up top but Nese cuts him off and they go at it again. Nese counters and launches Dorado out on top of Cedric and Cara. We go to commercial with the heels in control.
Back from the break and Daivari is in control of Dorado in the ring. Daivari with a jumping knee for a 2 count. Gulak tags in and goes to work on Dorado with a submission. Gulak works on the leg now. Nese tags in to keep Dorado in their corner. Nese ends up hitting a springboard moonsault for a 2 count. Alexander finally gets a tag and the babyfaces unload, nailing a triple dive to the floor on their opponents. Gulak and Cedric go at it now. Gulak with a Dragon Sleeper. Nese stops Cara from coming in. Dorado with a leg drop from the top. Daivari takes out Dorado. Cara rolls Daivari up and powerbombs him. Nese with an inverted slam on Cara. Cedric takes out Gulak but gets rolled up for 2. Cedric ends up catching Gulak in the Lumbar Check for the win.
Winners: Cedric Alexander, Sin Cara and Lince Dorado
After the match, the babyfaces stand tall and celebrate.
Tom Philips is backstage feeding the New Day fan questions, and the first question is what makes them a great team in and out of the ring. Xavier shows his bicep muscle, which he calls Mount Woods, and they have a big laugh about that. Tom's next question is what Xavier's favorite game is and the next game he's looking forward to. Xavier is looking forward to Call of Duty, and asks if Tom is subscribing to Up Up Down Down. Next question is how they're going to beat Sheamus and Cesaro, and Big E says by pinfall or submission. Next question is how they figure out which two of them will wrestle in a given match, and Kofi says that's their entire strategy and there's no way they'd share that. They have some more fun and then throw it back to the panel.
The panel talks about the tag title match tonight, then we go to a promo commercial for the Hell In A Cell PPV, and then BACK to the panel for a moment before we go to a video package hyping the Sasha-Charlotte match and Mick Foley telling them what they're in for when that cell comes down. Back to the panel as they talk about how history will be made tonight when Charlotte and Sasha Banks head into the Cell, and the Cell comes down as we wrap up the pregame and begin the show proper.