WWE Hell in a Cell Opener:
The show opens with a video package highlighting the main feuds heading into tonight. Of course a good deal of time is spent on the history-making Hell in a Cell match featuring Sasha Banks and Charlotte Flair, but Reigns vs. Rusev and Rollins vs. Owens get their fair share of time as well. There’s a ton of Cell imagery, and hearing a Foley promo over top of shots of the Cell is pretty eerie. It’s a very well-done package until about halfway through when the rock n’ roll guitar kicks in and the creepy HIAC theme is pretty much abandoned.
WWE United States Championship Hell In A Cell Match
Roman Reigns vs. Rusev
Back in the arena the pyro hits and Michael Cole welcomes us to the show. The Cell is already down surrounding the ring and we’re ready to begin right away as Lana makes her way out to the top of the entrance ramp. Lana asks America to stand and welcome the true American hero, the man that will crush Roman Reigns inside Hell in a Cell, your soon to be three time US Champion, her husband, the Bulgarian brute, Rusev!
Roman Reigns is out next, and he’s already getting massive heat before his music hits. The moment the music starts, he gets a few cheers, but Roman’s mixed reaction is skewed much more to the negative in Boston.
Cole notes while Roman walks slowly toward the ring, that this is Roman’s second Cell match, and it’s also the first time the WWE United States Championship will be defended in the Cell.
The lock goes on the door, and the ref calls for the bell. Reigns and Rusev circle each other before Rusev goes for a wild right. Reigns blocks it and punches Rusev into the corner. Rusev fights back, coming up with a couple of big clubbing blows before burying his shoulder in Reigns’ midsection. Reigns fires back with a couple of rights, but runs right into a back elbow. Rusev sends Reigns out and there are actually dueling ‘let’s go Rusev’/’Rusev sucks’ chants. Both men try to send the other into the Cell wall, but can’t and bring things back into the ring. Rusev goes on the assault in the corner, punching and head butting Reings. Rusev hits the ropes and runs right into a big clothesline from Reigns. Rusev responds by sending Reigns into the ropes and kicking him in the ribs. Reigns responds, sending Rusev out to the floor. Rusev climbs to the apron and Reigns charges into him, sending him flying off the apron into the Cell wall.
Reigns picks Rusev up on the floor and launches him into the Cell wall. Reigns picks up Rusev again, running alongside and slamming him into the wall once more. Reigns looks around, then says he’s got an idea. Rusev is able to rake Reigns’ eyes to get in a bit of offense. Rusev tries to whip Reigns into the ring steps, but Reigns is able to turn things around and send Rusev into the steps instead.
Reigns pulls a table out from under the ring, but Rusev is right there to send Reigns crashing into the Cell wall. Rusev follows Reigns around the corner and plants him against the Cell wall with a big running splash. Rusev bounces Reigns off the ring post before raking his face against the Cell wall. Rusev picks Reigns up to his feet and slams his face into the ring post before sending Roman back into the ring. Rusev stomps away repeatedly at Roman while the announcers speculate about a very small cut on Rusev’s arm. Reigns begins fighting back with right hands and kicks, then Rusev whips Reigns into the corner hard to stop his momentum for a two count.
Rusev backs Reigns into the corner and hits him with a couple of splashes, but when he goes for a third, Reigns side-steps it. Rusev responds with a hip toss, but misses with a diving head butt, and both men are down.
Reigns backs Rusev into the corner and hits him with a series of clotheslines, hammering away at the big man. Roman hits the ropes and charges in with a running big boot that wipes out Rusev. Reigns cocks his fist, but Rusev sees it coming and bails to the floor. Roman heads out after him and he tries for the drive-by, but Rusev counters with a giant clothesline to the chest. Rusev drives Reigns into the ring steps with a hard whip.
Rusev picks up Reigns and drives him into the Cell wall, then Rusev turns and picks up some of the ring steps. Rusev waits, then charges in, hitting Roman in the shoulder with the ring steps. Rusev waits for Roman to stand, then charges in with the steps again. Rusev tosses the ring steps back into the ring, then he brings in Roman as well. Rusev blasts Roman with a big right hand, then picks up the ring steps and balances them on the top rope. Rusev grabs Reigns and walks him toward the steps, but Reigns continually fights it off. Reigns hits Rusev with a series of right hands before clotheslining him over the top rope. Reigns hits Rusev with a dropkick through the ropes to the outside, sending him crashing into the Cell wall.
Rusev shoulders Roman, then charges him into the Cell wall face first. Rusev goes back over to the table, which the fans have been chanting for since Roman introduced it. Rusev grabs a kendo stick instead, but he’s interrupted with a drive-by kick from Roman. Roman grabs the stick and stalks Rusev around the ring, hitting him repeatedly across the back and the stomach with the stick. Rusev lays across the ring steps and Reigns blasts him with the stick. Reigns sends Rusev back into the ring, but Rusev kicks the middle rope into Roman’s crotch when he climbs back into the ring to stop him in his tracks. Rusev locks up Reigns, trapping his arms in between the middle and top rope. Rusev grabs the stick and uses it to tattoo Reigns’ stomach with repeated kendo stick shots. Rusev hits nine in a row before breaking the stick across his knee. Rusev hits the ropes, but Reigns breaks out and lays out Rusev with a leaping clothesline for two.
Both men are slow to get to their feet, and when they do they immediately begin trading right hands. Rusev gets the upper hand with repeated rights, but when he hits the ropes, Reigns shoulders him right away. Reigns drops Rusev down, blasts him with a right hand, misses a Superman punch, but recovers and connects with a second attempt. Rusev goes down but he won’t stay down for a three count.
Reigns pulls himself up in the corner, but when he tries for the spear, Rusev catches him with a superkick. Rusev drives Reigns face first into the ring steps laid on top of the corner turnbuckle, and Rusev goes right for the pin, but Reigns is still able to kick out at two.
Rusev stomps down square on Reigns’ back before locking in the Accolade in the middle of the ring. Reigns begins fighting back, trying to work his way over to the bottom rope. Rusev pulls him back but Reigns gets up to his feet. Rusev scores with a big kick to the side of Roman’s head, and Reigns’ body slides limply to the outside. Rusev goes back under the ring again, bypassing the table and grabbing a chain. Rusev wraps the chain around his fist, then charges in toward Roman. Roman stops Rusev cold with a series of right hands before sending things back into the ring. Rusev’s got the chain again and he blasts Roman in the gut, then across the back. Reigns rears back and slams the chain down against Roman’s spine over and over again.
Rusev grabs more ring steps, bringing them into the ring again. Rusev props the steps up on their side before going over to Roman. Roman blasts Rusev with a big right hand, then a head butt. Rusev slams Roman’s head off the steps, whip him into the steps, then follows up with a superkick, but it’s still not enough for three. Rusev picks up Roman and lays him on top of the ring steps. Rusev grabs the chain and climbs up, locking in the Accolade on top of the ring steps, while wrapping the chain around Reigns’ face. Rusev wrenches back on the chain and Reigns still refuses to give up. Reigns is able to slip out of the hold and he turns things over, shouldering Rusev and dropping him on the steps with a Samoan drop.
Rusev stands slowly, and Reigns spears him off the ring steps and to the mat. Roman pins Rusev, and this one is over.
Winner and STILL WWE United States Champion: Roman Reigns
After the match, Reigns recovers as we go to replays. We come back to Reigns raising the title on top of the steps. He hits the corner to pose for the fans.
– Following the match, the announcer’s recap the events from this past Monday when Seth Rollins pinned both Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens at the same time in a triple-threat match. They also recap that following the match, Owens powerbombed Seth Rollins into the ring apron.
Rollins is shown smiling backstage as he watches the footage. Owens says Rollins didn’t look like much of a winner after the match. Beaten down, wrecked, broken, those are words that are best to describe Seth after that. Seth had Kevin for three seconds, so good for him. But considering Seth spent the night writhing in pain, he doesn’t sound like a winner. Last time Owens did something like that to someone, it was John Cena, and it took him weeks to recover. Owens can’t figure out why Rollins wants this match, because Rollins won’t be able to prove he’s the man. What Owens does to Rollins is going to make the war that Rusev and Reigns had look like a cake walk. Owens said he’s going to leave a scar on Rollins and everyone watching. He won’t be able to call himself the man, because he won’t look like one. You won’t be able to call Seth winner, but Owens will still the Universal Champion, and that makes him The Man.
Bayley vs. Dana Brooke
Bayley makes her way out into the arena for the next match, and she gets a warm welcome from the fans in attendance, especially when her dancing tube men pop up, of course.
Dana Brooke doesn’t get much of a reaction on her way out, and the announcer’s give her the same amount of attention as the fans, as all of the international announce teams are introduced.
The bell rings and Bayley and Dana jockey for position right off the bit, trying to gain an advantage over each other. Dana scores with a back elbow to the face and she slams Bayley down to the mat by her hair. Bayley comes back by repeatedly slamming Dana’s face into the corner turnbuckles, then backing up for a running dropkick to Dana’s back that sends her crashing face first into the turnbuckles once more. Bayley picks up Dana, but ends up shoved into the corner. Bayley comes back with a back elbow and a springboard arm drag. Dana catches a splashing Bayley and drives her shoulder first into the top turnbuckle. Dana stalks Bayley around the ring and kicks her arm before backing her into the corner, wrapping her arms around the ropes, and pulling back hard. Dana chokes Bayley with her boot while executing a hand-stand. Dana pulls Bayley out of the corner and clotheslines her to the mat. Dana grabs Bayley’s hair and stretches her around the bottom rope, yanking back on her hair the whole time. Bayley is able to back away, scoring with a kick to Dana’s stomach, but Dana comes right back with a series of her own kicks.
Dana continues to grind away at Bayley, grabbing her arm and leg and bowing Bayley’s body. Dana buries her elbow in Bayley’s shoulder before picking her up and throwing her into the corner hard. Bayley is able to shock Dana with double boots to the face and a low dropkick to a kneeling Dana. Dana sends Bayley into the corner, and even though Bayley avoids a splash, she eats a forearm to the face. Bayley blocks being sent into the ring post, but Dana wraps Bayley’s arm around the top rope. Dana tries to pull Bayley back into the ring, but Bayley fights it off, dropping Dana throat first across the middle rope. Bayley gets back into the ring and scores with a series of right hands, then a couple of Polish hammers before she backs Dana into the corner. Bayley hits a leaping back elbow drop in the corner before she suplexes Dana over and hits a low running clothesline.
Bayley heads to the middle rope and launches herself with a corkscrew elbow. Dana blocks the Bayley to Belly, but Bayley won’t stop and she connects with a second attempt. Bayley pins Dana and this one is over.
After the match, Bayley celebrates with the fans as we get replays.
After a couple of commercials, Mick Foley and Stephanie McMahon are shown. They’re talking about how tonight could be one of the greatest, but they immediately shift their focus to Survivor Series, and how they’ll dominate Raw in the competitive elimination matches, as well as Lesnar vs. Goldberg. Chris Jericho comes in and talks about how Stephanie will have to be careful with who she selects to represent Raw. He talks about all of the great options that Daniel Bryan and Shane have to fill Smackdown’s team. Foley and Stephanie ask whether or not this has a point.
Jericho teases putting both of them on the list, letting Foley know that it would be the third time being put on the list. He says that Foley needs to watch… IT. Jericho says he thinks Stephanie’s first choice to represent Raw should be Jericho, and the second should be Kevin Owens. Jericho says that team Chris and Kevin should be co-captains for Team Raw. Foley says Jericho should wonder if his partner can make it out of the Cell in one piece. Jericho writes something on the list sneakily before walking off while Foley shakes his head and mutters something under his breath.
– Back in the arena, Enzo and Cass make their way down the aisle to a big pop from the crowd. Obviously they’ve got mics in hand. Enzo lets us know his name, and that he’s a certified G, and a bona fide stud. He lets us know you can’t teach that. He also talks for a bit about Cass’ height, and how that too cannot be learned. The Certified GPS, it’s got a cuppa’ haters to address. The Club, AKA Andy and the Big Gal. Gallows may be a big Gal, but Enzo’s been with women bigger than him. Cass says big girls don’t cry, but they surely need some lovin’ too. Cass reiterates that Gallows is the Big Gal, and Anderson is Andy. Cass says his confidence is at a million, because Anderson is like Times New Roman, as generic as it gets. Enzo continues to go on with some metaphor about how they’re going to eat up The Club, and Cass talks about flipping them the Larry Bird. Cass calls Gallows a sloppy jalopy, and tonight, says he’s going to go hard upside his head like Big Papi. Enzo tells Andy that this is HIAC, not Toy Story, but he’s got a strong feeling that when tonight’s over, he’s going to have to call Big Cass ‘Woody’, because he’s going to have Andy tattooed to the bottom of his boot. After a bit more jawing, Cass spells out the one word to describe The Club, S-A-W-F-T, SAWFT!
Anderson and Gallows are out next, not getting much of a reaction on their way down to the ring.
Enzo and Cass vs. The Club
It looks like Enzo and Anderson will kick things off. Anderson goes right to work with a series of right hands, but Enzo comes back with a quick cross body. Enzo sends Anderson crashing into the corner hard before tagging out to Cass. Cass comes in and slams Anderson’s face into the corner before hitting him with a series of body shots. Enzo tags in, talks smack to Gallows, and has Cass throw him into both members of the Club. Gallows and Anderson bail to the outside, so Cass tosses Enzo out to the floor on top of both men with a gorilla press. Enzo brings things back into the ring where Anderson tags right out to Gallows. Enzo pulls Gallows out to the floor and eats a giant clothesline before being sent back into the ring.
Gallows picks up Enzo and puts him into a tree of woe before backing up and dropkicking Enzo in the gut. Gallow suplexes Enzo over for a two count, then goes right into a rear chin lock. Enzo tries to fight out of the hold, but Gallows breaks it, shoulders the small man, and drops him chin first on the top turnbuckle. Anderson tags in and hits Enzo with a stiff kick to the side of the head. Anderson picks up Enzo and backs him into the corner, seating him on top. Anderson goes up after Enzo, hitting him with repeated right hands. Anderson tries for a superplex, but Enzo holds on and pushes Anderson to the mat. Anderson charges back in, right into a big boot. Enzo leaps off the middle rope with a DDT to plant Anderson. Both men make the tag and Cass comes in with a big clothesline and boot for Gallows. Cass also focuses on Anderson clubbing away at him in the corner. Cass takes on both men, hitting them with running splashes in succession. Cass tosses Anderson to the apron and kicks him to the floor with a big boot. Cass avoids a boot from Gallows and he slams him to the mat. Cass connects with the Empire elbow, then he sends Gallows flying with a fall away slam. Enzo makes the blind tag and hits Anderson with a cross body from the top. Enzo turns around and hits Gallows with a series of body shots, then a big right to the side of the face. Gallows comes right back with a stiff kick to the face. Gallows and Anderson hit the Magic Killer on Enzo, and Anderson gets the three count.
Winners: Gallows and Anderson
After the match, Gallows and Anderson make their exit while Cass checks on Enzo. Gallows and Anderson stand tall and look back at the ring as we go to replays.
– The Cell begins lowering from the ceiling once more, and Cole confirms that this match will be for the Universal Championship, meaning the Women’s Championship will be closing out the show. We get a video package highlighting the recent history between Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins leading up to tonight’s match.
WWE Universal Championship Hell In A Cell Match
Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins
Kevin Owens is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and Owens gets a great initial pop on his way out. He has to psych himself up to get into the cage, but as soon as he walks in he looks ready.
Seth Rollins is out next, and it’s safe to say that he’s over in Boston, as the fans are extremely excited to see The Architect.
The bell rings and Owens bails to the floor looking for weapons right away. Rollins kicks Owens in the back of the head and fights him around the ring, trading right hands and launching him into the Cell. Owens fights back with a nasty chop, but Rollins won’t stop the assault, launching Owens into the Cell wall once more. Rollins ducks a couple of clotheslines and connects with the sling blade. Rollins picks up Owens, ripping at his nose. Owens fights back with a shot to the gut, but Rollins continues the assault with a knee to the gut, a snap mare, and a quick kick to the chest. Rollins stomps away at Owens’ chest before picking him up in the corner and kicking away. Owens chops Rollins, and Rollins responds with a back elbow and a crazy twisting blockbuster that’s good for two.
Rollins goes under the ring and grabs a table, setting it up out on the floor. Rollins charges into the ring and Owens tries to bail on the other side. Rollins connects with body shots, but Owens whips Rollins into the corner hard, then drops down across Rollins’ back with a couple of nasty sentons. Owens kicks away at Rollins, then stands on his chest and screams, asking Rollins who the man is now. Rollins heads to the apron and Owens heads out to the floor, hitting Rollins with an open hand chop before slamming him into the Cell wall. Owens pulls the compression tape off of Rollins’ back before grinding his face into the Cell wall. Rollins fights back with a series of right hands, but Owens launches Rollins into the Cell again.
Owens blasts Rollins with a knee to the side of the face. Owens brings things back into the ring for a quick two count before he blasts Rollins with a toe kick to the back. Owens seats Rollins with a big right hand, then kicks him square in the chest for another two count. Owens picks up Rollins and takes him into the corner. Seth fights out with chops and forearms, but runs into a knee to the gut. Owens launches Seth to the outside, through the ropes, and straight into the Cell wall. It looks nasty, almost like an assisted suicide dive into the Cell wall.
Owens goes out to the floor and stands on Rollins’ head, grinding it into the floor. Owens rears back and slams Rollins into the Cell wall repeatedly. Owens brings things back into the ring and he takes Rollins out in the corner with a big running clothesline. Owens continues the assault with another running clothesline, then he backs up and connects with a cannonball that sends Rollins out to the floor, writhing in pain.
Owens heads out to the floor, and connects with another cannonball to Rollins while he’s seated in the corner of the Cell. Owens picks up Rollins and tosses him back into the ring. Owens tries for the pop-up powerbomb, but Rollins avoids it. Owens blocks the pedigree. Owens avoids being rolled up, both men connect with superkicks, Rollins scores with an enzugiri, Owens connects with a clothesline, and both men are down.
Owens goes under the ring and grabs another table, propping it up at an angle against the ring apron and the Cell wall, over top of the table that Rollins set up earlier. Owens heads back into the ring and takes Seth out to the apron. Rollins blocks Owens and connects with a suplex that drops Owens spine first on the apron.
Rollins hits a suicide dive, then heads back into the ring and connects with another, driving Owens into the Cell wall. Rollins brings things back into the ring and he heads to the top, but Owens bails out to the floor. Owens grabs a fire extinguisher, and he uses it to blast Rollins in the ribs. Owens hits the extinguisher and blasts the ref in the eyes. The Cell door is opened up so another official can enter to check in on the ref. Jericho runs down while the door is open and he locks himself in the cage with a new ref, Rollins, and Owens. Jericho’s got the key, and Owens is thrilled, kissing Jericho before heading back into the ring. Rollins sends Jericho flying from the apron and into the Cell wall. Owens connects with the package sit out slam for a two count.
Owens heads up to the top rope, but Rollins leaps up after him. Rollins tries for a superplex, but Owens shoulders Rollins. Rollins fights out of it, and both men fight down to the mat. Rollins hits a springboard flying knee to the side of Owens’ head. Rollins tries for the pedigree again, but Jericho distracts him, eating a pedigree instead. Owens hits Rollins with a superkick, then he sets him up for a powerbomb. Rollins is able to turn things around and launch Owens through both of the tables that were set up earlier, sending Owens crashing out to the floor. Rollins brings things back into the ring and he goes to the top rope, but even after launching himself on top of Owens with a frog splash, the pin is broken when Jericho pulls the ref out of the ring. Rollins is furious and he beats Jericho around the ringside area, tossing him into the table debris and asking if he knows who he’s messing with.
Rollins picks up Jericho and launches him into the Cell wall with a buckle bomb. Rollins heads back into the ring right into a superkick from Owens. Owens connects with a pop-up powerbomb, but Rollins is able to kick out at two.
Jericho is back up on his feet on the floor, and he’s looking under the ring for weapons. Owens mounts Rollins and blasts him with repeated right hands to the side of the face. Jericho grabs a chair and heads into the ring. Jericho hits Rollins with repeated right hands, then backs off so Owens can tattoo Rollins’ back with chair shots. Jericho gets in with a chair of his own and Rollins kicks Owens in the gut, allowing Rollins to score a couple of chair shots on both men. Owens stops Rollins with a DDT on top of a chair, stopping his momentum immediately. Owens sets up a chair in the ring, then sets up another, facing the first chair. Owens gets Rollins in position and he powerbombs Rollins through the chairs. Owens pins Rollins, and this one is over.
Winner and STILL WWE Universal Champion: Kevin Owens
After the match, Owens gets the title and raises it as we get replays. Apologies for the spotty coverage of this match as the WWE Network was having trouble all throughout. Jericho opens the cage door and Owens leaves but Jericho goes back in the ring to drop Rollins with a Codebreaker. Jericho talks some trash to Rollins and stands tall with his fist raised. Jericho’s music hits as we see Owens stumbling to the stage. Jericho makes his exit and joins Owens as Rollins tries to recover.
– We check in with the pre-show kick off panel including Renee Young, Booker T, Jerry Lawler, and Lita. Lita talks about Rollins/Owens, saying she witnessed an incredible match, albeit a 2-on-1. Booker T says his moment of the night was Rusev and his match with Roman Reigns. Tonight was Reigns’ night, and he brought it. Lawler says he’s got to talk about Gallows and Anderson and how they destroyed Enzo and Big Cass. We get a recap of the pre-show match where Lince Dorado, Cedric Alexander and Sin Cara defeated Tony Nese, Drew Gulak, and Ariya Diavari, when Alexander connected with a lumbar check on Gulak.
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match
TJ Perkins vs. Brian Kendrick
After a bit of discussion about the WWE Cruiserweight Championship match, there’s no video package as we head right to the action. Brian Kendrick is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and the fans don’t seem too excited about this one, seeming a bit worn down after the last match.
TJ Perkins is out next, and Perkins gets a bit more of a warm welcome, likely due to his high energy entrance, but the fans still seem mostly apathetic about this one.
Both men shake hands before the match, with Kendrick staring at TJ intently. Kendrick and TJ fight for position off the top, with Kendrick avoiding a dropkick and Perkins avoiding a pin. Kendrick is able to force Perkins down to the mat, but TJ fights his way back up, flips Kendrick over with a monkey flip, and land on his feet when Kendrick tries for a monkey flip of his own. Kendrick rolls up TJ for another short fall. TJ is able to roll up Kendrick, and Kendrick looks confused and upset.
Kendrick shoves Perkins and both men trade right hands. Perkins is able to take Kendrick down to the mat with a series of right hands. Perkins hands himself up in the ropes and avoids Kendrick at every turn before hitting a slingshot splash. Kendrick is able to kick Perkins off the apron and out to the floor. Kendrick works over TJ’s arm, wrapping it up in the ring ropes and pulling the tape off TJ’s wrist, tying his hand to the bottom rope. Perkins is doing his best to make it look like his hand is taped to the ropes while Kendrick kicks away at him. Kendrick picks up Perkins and plants him with a belly to back suplex for two.
Kendrick clamps on a modified rear chin lock, but Perkins is quick to fight out of it. Perkins breaks the hold with a neckbreaker. Perkins ducks a couple of clotheslines and connects with a dropkick to Kendrick’s knee. Kendrick back drops Perkins to the apron and TJ comes right back with a springboard dropkick to the back of Kendrick’s head. Perkins slingshots himself over the top rope and to the outside with a twisting body press. Perkins brings Kendrick back into the ring, but runs right into a kick to the gut. Perkins comes back with a suplex, then a belly to back suplex. Perkins climbs to the top rope, launching himself off right into a big dropkick from Kendrick.
Kendrick connects with a couple of big forearms, but Perkins comes back with a big kick, and he shoulders Kendrick, bringing him down with a detonation kick. Kendrick takes Perkins over with a cradle suplex, holding on and pinning TJ for a two count. Kendrick shoulders TJ in torture rack position. Perkins fights out, but finds himself in the Captain’s Hook almost immediately. Perkins struggles for the ropes, but rolls up Kendrick instead. Kendrick picks up Perkins, but Perkins is able to work over into a knee bar in the center of the ring. Kendrick is able to force his way to the ropes and TJ must break the hold. Kendrick drives Perkins’ face into the middle turnbuckle. Kendrick misses with Sliced Bread #2, but he goes down clutching his knee. Perkins drops down from the top rope to check on Kendrick, but the ref backs him off. Perkins drops down with a look of concern on his face in the corner. Perkins walks over and Kendrick suckers him right into the Captain’s Hook. Perkins struggles in the middle of the ring, but he’s forced to tap out.
Winner and NEW WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Brian Kendrick
After the match, Kendrick celebrates with his title as we get replays.
After a series of commercials, Sheamus is shown getting ready backstage. Cesaro tosses Sheamus some athletic tape. Sheamus thanks him. Both men actually begin complimenting each other. Sheamus says when Foley first put them together, he thought Cesaro would be impossible. Cesaro says he felt the same way, he thought Sheamus was the most annoying person in the world. The compliments continue to get more back-handed. Sheamus says if Cesaro follows his lead, and Cesaro interrupts him, saying they won on Monday since he led the team. Sheamus says he’s the one who got the pin, while Cesaro took up space outside. They argue about rental cars, driving duties, and Irish pubs as the cracks begins to shine through more clearly.
– New Day introduce themselves to Boston, telling Boston to feel the power, and not dare be sour. Woods says that tonight, New Day defend their WWE World Tag Team Championships against the team of Cesaro and Sheamus. Kofi says they were really hoping these two guys would mess each other up like two fat dudes fighting over the last hot dog at a baseball game. But all pandering aside, Cesaro and Sheamus slipped one over on your boys, and it got their attention. Big E says it got the whole world’s attention, and the sponsorship deals are rolling in. Cesaro’s face is going to be on t-shirts, hats, even shoes. Kofi asks if they know who’s shoes are on his feet right now. Kofi says these are the signature shoe of Rob Gronkowski baby the crowd starts a ’69’ chant. Woods says the pandering is at an all-time high. Kofi says he’s from here and he feels like no one knows it with the whole Jamaican thing, and he needs everyone to know that he loves this city. Woods says this isn’t the point, what about Sheamus. Big E says they haven’t forgotten. He also has deals rolling in for some reason. Woods says it’s for toilet paper, litter, dumpsters that happen to be on fire, and trash cans. But Kofi says you’ll never see Sheamus with the WWE Tag Team Titles baby, and that’s because New Day Rocks!
Sheamus’ music hits, and the Irishman poses at the top of the ramp until he’s interrupted by Cesaro, who comes out and rips off his suit to a big pop from the crowd.
WWE World Tag Team Championship Match
New Day vs. Cesaro and Sheamus
Woods and Cesaro look to kick things off in this one. Cesaro takes Woods down to the mat, but Woods is quick to fight right back up. Woods ducks a clothesline and takes Cesaro over with a headscissors into the ropes. Woods hits a dropkick to Cesaro’s back that’s good for a two count. Woods blasts Cesaro with a forearm, but Sheamus uses the distraction to knock Woods from the apron to the floor. Sheamus makes the tag and heads out to the floor, launching Woods into the barricade. Sheamus brings things back into the ring and he wraps Woods up in the ropes, hitting repeated clubbing blows to the chest. Cesaro tags and hits a running European uppercut for two.
Cesaro backs Woods into the corner with a couple of uppercuts, and Sheamus and Cearo take turns tagging themselves into the match to deliver uppercuts to Woods in the corner. Woods is able to backslide Sheamus for a two count. Sheamus pops right up with a big double axe handle, and a rear chin lock that wears Woods down. Woods gets his jaw jacked with a jawbreaker, and Sheamus connects with a backbreaker. Cesaro tags in and continues to isolate Woods, sending him from corner to corner with uppercuts. Cesaro walks into a big boot from Woods, and Woods leaps from the middle rope to stun Cesaro. Both men make the tag and Big E launches Sheamus with a couple of big belly to belly suplexes, Sheamus fights off a third suplex, but Big E comes right back with another attempt, planting Sheamus on the mat. Big E dances for a bit before hitting a giant splash and leading the crowd in a ‘New Day Rocks’ chant. Woods sends Cesaro out to the floor, then leaps out on top of him with a great plancha. Big E powerbombs Sheamus hard in the ring for a two count. Big E shoulders Sheamus, but Sheamus fights out, shouldering Big E and slamming him down to the mat for a two count. Sheamus charges into the corner with a shoulder to Big E’s gut. Woods tags in and takes out Sheamus with a crossbody from the top, but Sheamus rolls over into a near fall. Sheamus connects with white noise for another two count.
Woods kicks Sheamus away. Cesaro tags in, Sheamus hits a rolling senton, and Cesaro hits a double stomp to the gut, but Woods won’t stay down for three. Cesaro teases the big swing, but Woods makes it to the ropes. Woods stands on the apron and kicks away both Cesaro and Sheamus before heading to the top rope. Woods leaps from the top rope with a giant elbow drop 3/4 across the ring, but Cesaro is still able to kick out at two. Cesaro stands up and takes the fight to Woods in the corner with repeated uppercuts. Cesaro is able to gets Woods into the big swing, transitioning right over into the Sharpshooter. Big E comes in to break things up, launching Cesaro into the corner with a huge belly to belly suplex. Big E tags in, then back out, setting up the Midnight Hour. Big E avoids a brogue kick, and Sheamus connects with Cesaro. Sheamus looks stunned, and Big E knocks him from the ring. Woods pins Cesaro, but Sheamus is in to break things up.
Sheamus sends both Woods and Big E out to the floor. Sheamus heads up to the top rope, and he launches himself to the outside on top of all three members of the New Day. Woods is able to make it back into the ring, and Sheamus shoves Cesaro back into the ring at a 9 count. Woods charges Cesaro and Cesaro rolls right into the Sharpshooter. Cesaro drags Woods to the middle of the ring, and Sheamus is able to stop Big E from making it into the ring. Sheamus blasts Big E with Francesca II, Kofi ducks a shot from Francesa II on the outside and connects with Trouble in Paradise. Woods is tapping in the Sharpshooter but the referee calls for the bell after seeing Kofi nail Sheamus. The New Day retains.
Winners (by DQ): Cesaro and Sheamus
STILL WWE World Tag Team Champions: New Day
After the match, the champions leave with their titles as Cesaro and Sheamus attempt to recover. We go to replays of the finish.
– After the final couple of commercials, and a video package highlighting a good deal of the history of Women’s wrestling in the WWE (it includes Moolah, Cyndi Lauper, Lita, Trish Stratus, and more), we’re finally ready for the (HISTORIC, HISTORY MAKING) main event.
WWE Women’s Championship Hell In A Cell Match
Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte
Charlotte is the first competitor to make her way out for the next match, and the challenger is walked down to the ring on a throne carried by four guys who kneel to allow her to step into the ring.
Sasha Banks is out next, and the Boss gets a very warm welcome from her hometown crowd with huge ‘We want Sasha’ chants before her music even starts. Sasha comes out in an Escalade, standing up out of the sun roof and standing on top of the SUV and holding her title up.
Adding to the sense of importance of this match, the cage was not lowered beforehand, and in addition to formal ring introductions, we’re going to get a formal lowering of the Cell.
Charlotte attacks Sasha right off the bat and tosses her out of the ring. The Cell stops lowering immediately. Charlotte slams Sasha’s face into the announcer’s table, screaming that this is Flair country. Sasha sends Charlotte over the barricade and into the crowd. Charlotte comes back, kicking Sasha in the back, but Sasha tosses Charlotte over the barricade and back into the ringside area. Sasha begins taking apart the German announcer’s table. Charlotte shoves Sasha into the table, then begins climbing the side of the cage. Sasha tries to stop her, then begins climbing up after her. Sasha slams Charlotte’s head into the Cell wall repeatedly. Sasha begins to climb down and Charlotte pulls her down, powerbombing her though the German announcer’s table in a nasty display. Sasha rag dolls and ends up folded on top of herself. Charlotte gets in the ref’s face, so the ref backs her off quickly, getting in her face and sending her away so he can check on Sasha.
Sasha will not quit, refusing help and continually attempting to get to her feet. Sasha keeps shoving the ref away, and the Cole and the other announcer’s are continually pointing out that the match hasn’t actually started yet. Charlotte screams smack talk, singing ‘hey hey hey, goodbye’ to Sasha. Sasha keeps screaming that she’s got this while the ref is screaming at her that’s she’s not fighting tonight.
Sasha collapses and begins crying while the ref calls for EMT’s down from the back. Charlotte is repeatedly screaming at the ref to bring her the title while Sasha is put in a neckbrace and placed on a back board.
Jojo says that this due to forfeit, but she can’t finish, Sasha is suddenly up and off the stretcher, and the ref is calling off the result. Sasha is screaming at the ref to ring the bell.
Sasha pulls Charlotte out to the floor and slams her right into the Cell wall. Charlotte tries to punch Sasha and rolls to the outside, begging to be let out of the Cell. Sasha follows and chops Charlotte hard, ducks a clothesline, then comes with another chop. Charlotte tries to escape, Sasha grabs her leg, Charlotte pulls Sasha face first into the ring post. Charlotte monkey flips Sasha into the Cell wall, and Sasha’s folded in on herself once more. Charlotte picks up Sasha and rolls her into the ring for a two count. Sasha knees Sasha in the back repeatedly.
Charlotte wraps Sasha up in the ropes and wrenches back. Charlotte suplexes Sasha into the corner for another near fall. Charlotte picks Sasha up and goes for a slam, but Sasha lands on her feet. Sasha hits the backstabber into the Banks Statement, but Charlotte stands, picks up Sasha and dumps her over the top rope and out to the floor, where she slams into the apron on the way down. Charlotte picks up Sasha and sends her into the ring, then she looks under the ring for some weapons.
Charlotte grabs a chair, but she eats a baseball slide, then a second, then a suicide dive, all of which sends her crashing into the Cell wall. Sasha is grabbing at her back, but she still looks determined, standing up to her feet and pulling Charlotte up with her. Sasha sends Charlotte back into the ring and she grabs the chair. Sasha sits the chair in the middle of the ring. Charlotte kicks Sasha in the gut, and tries to slam her head into the chair. Both women try to slam the other’s head into the chair, but neither is able. Charlotte hits Sasha with a couple of nasty chops to the chest in the corner.
Charlotte mounts Sasha in the corner and stands tall over her. Sasha ducks under and pulls Charlotte’s foot off the ropes, causing her to crash face first into the top turnbuckle. Sasha charges into the corner, eating a boot to the gut. Sasha connects with a drop toe hold, sending Charlotte face first into the chair. Sasha repeatedly slams Charlotte’s face into the chair. Sasha hits the ropes and Charlotte grabs her in back breaker position, planting Sasha back first on the chair. Charlotte goes for the pin, but Sasha won’t stay down. Charlotte stomps down on Sasha’s back, then grabs her arms and legs and wraps her around the ring post, wrenching back and placing strain on the back. Charlotte gloats for the crowd, and Sasha kicks her in the back, launching her into the Cell wall. Sasha makes it to the floor and Charlotte tosses Sasha into the Cell wall. Sasha catches herself, then leaps back off the wall with double knees to wipe out Charlotte on the floor.
Sasha continues the assault, whipping Charlotte into the Cell wall time after time, then planting her against the wall with double knees, and following up with yet another double knees to a seated Charlotte. Sasha sends Charlotte back into the ring and waits for her to stand, hitting double knees in the corner. Sasha suplexes Charlotte over, then pays homage to Eddie Guerrero with the three amigos. Sasha climbs up to the top rope and leaps off with a beautiful frog splash, but Charlotte will not stay down for a three count.
Sasha is able to lock in the Banks statement, but Charlotte is able to escape by sliding out of the ring. Charlotte makes her way back into the ring where she’s caught with repeated knees to the chest. Sasha lays out Charlotte across the middle rope in the corner, then she lays the chair across the bottom rope in the corner. Sasha hits double knees, sending Charlotte crashing through the chair and down to the mat, but Charlotte still will not stay down for three.
Charlotte heads out to the floor, drags Sasha out by her hair, and slams her face first into the ring steps, sending her crashing to the floor. Charlotte goes under the ring again and grabs a table. Charlotte sets up the table outside the ring, then she heads in and climbs up on either side of the corner with Sasha. Charlotte’s teasing a superplex out to the floor through the table, but Sasha is able to fight it off and sends Charlotte down to the apron. Sasha kicks Charlotte off the apron and smoothly through the table. Sasha heads out to the floor and brings Charlotte back into the ring.
Sasha tries for a pin right off the bat, but Charlotte won’t stay down. Sasha goes under the ring for another table, bringing this one into the ring. Charlotte grabs the table and shoves it back, straight into Sasha’s chest, and driving her into the Cell wall. Charlotte sets up the table in the ring near the corner.
Sasha heads back into the ring. She leaps off the table, but is caught by Charlotte with a backbreaker and big boot. Charlotte locks in the figure four and is able to work it into the figure eight. Sasha grabs a chair and whacks Charlotte repeatedly, forcing her to break the hold. Both women are slow to stand, and Charlotte blasts Sasha with a nasty forearm. Sasha responds with a forearm of her own. Both women connect with forearms, and both fall to the mat. Sasha tries to get Charlotte into the Banks statement, but Charlotte fights it off and hits three backbreakers in quick succession. Sasha still won’t go down though, and Charlotte looks distraught.
Charlotte picks up Sasha and lays her across the table, chopping her for good measure. Charlotte heads out to the apron and climbs up to the top rope. Charlotte teases the moonsault, but Sasha is up and she stops Charlotte in her tracks. Sasha repositions the table, propping it up against the opposite corner. Sasha gets Charlotte in position for a running powerbomb, but she can’t keep Charlotte up. Charlotte throws Sasha on top of the table, then throws her on top again. Charlotte connects with Natural Selection and scores the three count.
Winner and NEW WWE Raw Women’s Champion: Charlotte
After replays, the show ends with Charlotte standing tall, holding up her newly won title, while standing over Sasha’s body in the middle of the ring.