The 2020 WWE Hell In a Cell Kickoff pre-show opens up from the WWE ThunderDome inside the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
Charly Caruso welcomes us. She’s joined on the panel by Peter Rosenberg and three WWE Hall of Famers – Booker T, Jerry Lawler and Jeff Jarrett, making his Kickoff panel debut. They hype tonight’s Hell In a Cell pay-per-view, which will feature three Cell matches. Charly sends us to a video package for Sasha Banks vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley.
We go backstage to Kayla Braxton and Paul Heyman. She asks about tonight’s “I Quit!” Hell In a Cell match. Heyman tells Kayla to do herself a professional favor and take the hype out of her voice. He goes on about Jey Uso vs. WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, staring Kayla down and talking about how Reigns will win. Heyman walks off and we go to a break.
We go to the Cell now. Lawler and Rosenberg are locked inside. They take a look at the unforgiving red steel and hype tonight’s Cell matches. They can’t see Uso or Reigns quitting tonight. We go back to Caruso, Booker and Jarrett.
We get a video for Jeff Hardy vs. Elias. Sarah Schreiber is backstage with Hardy now. Jeff reiterates that he was not responsible for the car wreck earlier this year, and he hopes they catch who did it. Hardy is confident about tonight’s match before walking off. WWE 24/7 Champion R-Truth interrupts the panel now. The Network goes out as Truth does some comedy about being told he had a match. The feed comes back up and Elias is with the panel now, holding his guitar. We get more discussion and another break. Charly shows us a recap from the “Law & Otis” segment on SmackDown. The Miz and John Morrison join the panel via video from backstage now. Miz downplays the idea that he bribed the judge on Friday, WWE Hall of Famer JBL. Miz goes on and says he’s coming for the WWE Universal Title, and will save WWE. They continue arguing with the panel before Caruso ends it and sends us to the ring.
WWE 24/7 Title Match: Drew Gulak vs. R-Truth
We go to ringside as Tom Phillips welcomes us. He’s joined by Samoa Joe and Byron Saxton. Out first comes WWE 24/7 Champion R-Truth for our Kickoff match. Drew Gulak is out next. Tom shows us how some of the Cricket Wireless mascots will be shown in the ThunderDome LED boards tonight.
The bell rings and Truth plays around with the invisible Little Jimmy. Gulak also waves at Jimmy and tells him to come over. Gulak goofs around with Little Jimmy some more as Truth looks on shocked. Gulak then attacks the invisible Jimmy. Truth attacks Gulak and tackles him to start. Truth unloads and covers for a quick pin attempt. Truth keeps control, going from corner to corner. Truth mounts Gulak in the corner with right hands now. Gulak knocks him back and levels him with a big clothesline out of the corner.
Gulak keeps Truth down now and focuses on the knee. Truth kicks Gulak in the face a few times to knock him away. Gulak with a headlock now. They run the ropes and Truth jumps but Gulak rolls him for a 2 count. Gulak takes Truth down face-first into the mat and goes back to working on the knee. Truth finally gets another opening and hits some familiar moves, including some from John Cena’s moveset. Truth hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle next.
Truth goes for the Attitude Adjustment but Gulak slides out. Truth flies at Gulak with an elbow and takes him down for another close pin attempt. Gulak blocks the scissors kick. Gulak with a running clothesline in the corner. Gulak stomps away in the corner now. Truth pulls himself to the top turnbuckle but Gulak leaps to the top for a superplex. Truth resists up top and slides out. Gulak is on Truth’s shoulders now. Gulak slides down and goes for a pin but Truth jackknifes him for the pin to win.
After the match, the music hits as Truth raises the WWE 24/7 Title and has his arm raised. Gulak can’t believe it. Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik come down, along with Akira Tozawa. Truth runs away and stops at the Kickoff panel to say hello. He keeps running away as the others chase him. Gulak stops at the Kickoff panel and yells at Truth that his childhood hero, John Cena, sucks.
Charly shows us what happened last week between RETRIBUTION, The Hurt Business and “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt. RETRIBUTION is backstage now. Mustafa Ali talks about having unfinished business with The Hurt Business. He proposes that each group sends one man to the ring tonight. MVP can pick who. Ali asks MVP which man from his group will fall victim to RETRIBUTION tonight. We go back to the panel for discussion on RETRIBUTION. Charly sends us to a video package for tonight’s WWE Universal Title match. The panel reveals that this match will open tonight’s pay-per-view. We get more discussion for tonight’s show and that’s it for the Kickoff.
WWE Hell in a Cell Opener:
We shoot inside the ThunderDome at Amway Center in Orlando, FL. where pyro and fireworks erupt as the jam-packed virtual audience makes some noise while the camera pans around the venue as Michael Cole officially welcomes us to the show.
The Hell In A Cell cage-lowering music plays and as the lights start flickering and flashing around the Amway Center venue, the Hell In A Cell is lowered the rest of the way over the ring.
We then see a shot of the announce duo of Corey Graves and Michael Cole through the fenced-in structure, who thank us for tuning in before introducing the pre-match video package of our opening contest.
WWE Universal Championship
Hell In A Cell “I Quit” Match
Roman Reigns (c) vs. Jey Uso
We go to Hell In a Cell as Jey Uso makes his way out for his first-ever singles match inside the structure. Jey is wearing a custom lei tonight. The announcers say the elaborate lei represents family, celebration, the love he has for his cousin, and more. Fans cheer Uso on as he enters the Cell. Out next comes WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns for tonight’s opener, with Paul Heyman right behind him. The boos get louder as Reigns stops on the stage and stares down to the ring. Reigns raises the title as the pyro explodes. Reigns marches down the ramp and stops to look up at the Cell. Cole shows us a clip from Heyman’s brief Kickoff pre-show interview with McKenzie Mitchell, talking about the consequences that Uso will face when he loses. We get formal ring introductions from Greg Hamilton.
The bell rings as Reigns shakes his head at Uso. They size each other up and talk trash, getting louder with each other. They aggressively lock up. Reigns drops Uso with a shoulder block. Reigns rocks Uso with a big right hand. Reigns keeps talking trash and nails a suplex in the middle of the ring. Reigns sends Uso into the turnbuckles and is taking his time now. Reigns with a big blow in the corner, sending Jey to the mat.
Reigns with another stiff clothesline, stalking Jey. Uso ends up nailing a knee and a kick to the gut to start mounting offense. Uso rocks Reigns to the floor. Uso runs the ropes and nails a dive out, sending Reigns into the steel. Uso may have hurt himself. They bring it back in and Uso clotheslines Reigns right back to the floor. Uso follows up with another dive to send Reigns into the red steel again. Uso uses the steel as a weapon again, dropping Reigns on the floor. Uso yells at Reigns some more and sends him head-first back into the steel wall.
Jey is fired up now as he brings Reigns back into the ring. Jey waits for Reigns to get up in the corner. Jey yells out and charges but Reigns meets him in the middle of the ring with a big Spear. Fans boo as Reigns sits up on his knees, Uso still down. Reigns ends up going to ringside and grabs a steel chair from under the ring. Uso gets up and runs the ropes, dropkicking Reigns through the ropes. Uso runs the ropes again for a dive but Reigns meets him at the ropes with a big right hand. Reigns comes back in the ring and delivers a Spear. Reigns taunts Uso while he’s down, taking his time and playing to the crowd, pointing down at his cousin.
Reigns runs for another Spear but Uso kicks him, then superkicks him to the mat. Uso goes to the top and hits the big Uso Splash for a pop. Jey is looking for the win. The referee checks on Reigns but he’s not giving up. Reigns takes another big Uso Splash but Reigns still won’t say he quits.
Uso brings a leather strap into the ring now for a pop. Heyman pleads but Uso yells back at him. Heyman asks Uso to please not. Uso smacks Reins with the strap while he’s down and declares that he’s going to “whip the dog s–t” out of his cousin. Uso with a third strap strike as Heyman looks on. Reigns nails another big Spear out of nowhere and the boos start up. Uso yells out that he can’t breathe. The referee checks on him but he won’t quit. Uso says he can’t breathe again. The referee asks Uso but he refuses to quit.
Reigns grabs the strap now and yells at Uso while whipping him around the ring. Reigns ties the strap to Jey’s wrist. Reigns with another big strap shot while Uso is down, causing him to roll around in pain as The Tribal Chief smiles. Reigns pulls the strap while it’s hooked to Uso’s wrist. Uso gives in and charges at Reigns with a big strike. Reigns with a forearm. Uso fires right back and decks him in the middle of the ring. They trade shots now. Uso with a back kick. Reigns goes for the Superman Punch but Uso counters with the strap. Uso mounts Reigns’ back on the mat now and wraps the strap around his head and neck, rag-dolling him as the referee asks Reigns if he quits. Reigns starts fading out but he’s not quitting. Reigns powers up but Uso is still on his back, tightening the strap around the neck. Uso is off Reigns now but Reigns is out.
Reigns is barely moving on thee mat now. The Network feed cuts out but we come back to Uso waiting for him to get up in the corner, steel chair in hand. Uso goes to swing the chair but Reigns leaps up with a Superman Punch. Reigns applies the Guillotine submission in the middle of the ring now. The referee checks on Uso but he hangs on. Heyman yells at Uso to quit. They go to the mat with Uso fading but the hold is broken and Uso refuses to quit. The referee informs Reigns that Uso won’t quit. Reigns is a bit frustrated now. He yells at Uso to say the words.
Reigns kneels down with more words for his cousin. The referee keeps telling Uso that all he has to do is say the words and quit, and it’s coming off as a bit annoying. Reigns drags Uso to the corner by his arm. Reigns positions Uso to where his head is hanging off the edge of the apron, looking up at the roof of the Cell. Reigns runs and nails a Drive By to the side of the head. The referee keeps on telling Uso he can end it right here. Reigns grabs half of the steel ring steps and positions them next to Uso’s head on the edge of the apron. Reigns backs up for another Drive By and nails it, sending the steps into Uso’s head, into the ring post. The referee gets back in Uso’s face and goes on and on about how he can end it right here if Uso says he quits.
Reigns seems a bit surprised at Uso hanging on. The referee tells Reigns he has to call the match but Reigns isn’t having that. Reigns tosses the referee out of the ring and says no one is stopping the match. The other referee comes in the ring but retreats as Reigns turns to him. Reigns turns his attention back to Uso on the mat but WWE Producers Adam Pearce and Pat Buck are in the ring now, pleading with Reigns, telling him this is enough. Reigns shuts the Cell door and says this isn’t over. Reigns tries to throw half of the steel steps in the ring but they hit the ropes and fall back to the floor. He finally gets the steps in the ring. Reigns chases the WWE officials out of the ring now. Producers and referees watch from ringside inside the Cell. Reigns puts the steps over Uso’s head, fitting the groove of the steps right over his head. Reigns yells down at him about all he had to do was acknowledge him as Tribal Chief. Reigns goes on and on, saying there is no going back from this too far. Uso is barely moving. Reigns picks the steps up and raises them high above his head, ready to slam them down on Jey’s face. Jimmy Uso suddenly rushes into the ring and covers his brother. Jimmy pleads with Reigns and asks him what he’s doing.
An emotional Jimmy asks Reigns what he’s thinking, telling him that whatever he’s going through they can work on together. Jimmy tells Reigns that this is Josh laying here, using Jey’s real name. Jimmy tells Reigns that they’ve got him, and always have, that this is not the answer. Reigns is emotional now, crying while sitting on the mat next to his cousins. Jimmy continues to try and reason with Reigns. Jimmy and Reigns grab fists now and embrace, saying they love each other. Reigns suddenly pulls Jimmy down into a chokehold as the boos get louder. Jey barely is moving but he tries to pull Jimmy free from Reigns’ grasp. This causes Jey to finally quit, just to end the carnage and save his brother.
Winner: Roman Reigns
The music hits as Reigns stands tall, now with a serious look on his face, no longer emotional. The boos get louder as the Cell is raised back up. Heyman enters the ring with the WWE Universal Title belt. Jimmy checks on Jey, both are now sitting up on the mat but emotional, and angry. Reigns looks down at them and tells them he loves them. Reigns marches up the ramp as The Usos stare him down from the ring. We see WWE Hall of Famers Afa and Sika on the stage, Reigns’ uncle and father. They hug Reigns as Heyman watches from the side. Reigns gets the title from Heyman and stands between his uncle and father now. Reigns raises the title in the air as the boos get louder. The Usos watch from the ring while Reigns stares them down to end the segment.
— We are back after a break and Elias makes his way to the ring and he asks who wants to Walk with Elias. He says four months ago that degenerate Jeff Hardy wanted to end his career. It did inspire his new album and it comes out tomorrow. Before I pay Jeff his royalties, I will sing him a song.
Jeff Hardy’s entrance interrupts Elias’ song and we are ready for the match!
Elias vs. Jeff Hardy
The bell rings and they go at it as there’s some tension. They break and Elias drops Hardy first. Elias keeps control but misses a right hand and a clothesline. Hardy with an Atomic Drop and a takedown, then a neck snap for a 2 count. Hardy works Elias over while he’s down now. Hardy focuses on the arm and keeps control. Elias turns the hold around and takes Hardy down. Elias ground Hardy in the middle of the ring but Hardy reverses it on the mat.
Elias tosses Hardy to the floor and follows. They go into the barrier but Hardy turns it around and brings it back in the ring. Elias goes right back to the floor for a breather but Hardy kicks him through the ropes. Hardy leaps off the steel ring steps but Elias moves and Hardy crashes into the barrier ribs-first. The referee counts now as Elias returns to the ring. Hardy makes it right back in before the 10 count, just in time.
Elias works Hardy over in the middle of the ring, beating him into the corner and unloading. Elias drops Hardy in the corner and then levels him with a shoulder. Fans boo as Elias yells out, wasting some time before covering for a 2 count. They go back and forth now as Hardy fights back and up. Hardy drops Elias with a kick. Fans rally as Hardy blocks a shot and keeps fighting. Hardy with an inverted Atomic Drop and the signature double leg drop. Hardy comes right back with a dropkick for a close 2 count as Elias powers out to stay in the match. Both Superstars are down now.
Hardy gets up first but Elias blocks a Twist of Fate. Hardy ends up on Elias’ shoulders as Elias overpowers. Hardy tries to counter that but Elias ends up turning it into a powerbomb. Hardy kicks out at 2. Hardy charges and hits an elbow, then a kick. Hardy hits Whisper In the Wind but Elias kicks out right before the 3 count. More back and forth now. Hardy with a Twist of Fate as fans cheer him on. Hardy goes to the top for the Swanton Bomb but Elias rolls to the apron. Hardy is still about to leap to the apron for the attack but Elias rolls to the floor.
Hardy comes down from the top turnbuckle. Elias grabs his guitar while crawling on the floor but Hardy takes it from him and delivers a guitar shot over the back, shattering it while Elias is down. The referee calls the match.
Winner by DQ: Elias
After the bell, a furious Hardy decks Elias again while he’s down. Elias’ music starts playing as Hardy walks off. The referee checks on Elias, who is face-down and shaking in pain.
— Kayla Braxton is backstage with Otis and Tucker. Otis says he’s got it and Miz wants it. Otis mentions that Miz sent his peach to Raw and he broke up Heavy Machinery. Otis says he is angry at The Miz . . . REAL ANGRY
Otis vs. The Miz
They lock up and Otis with punches in the corner. Otis with a biel and splash into the corner. Otis with a slam and he gets a near fall. Miz lands on his feet on a suplex attempt and Miz tries for the Skull Crushing Finale but Otis blocks it. Miz tries to slide under Otis but Otis stands on Miz and kicks him. Miz with punches but they have no impact. Miz sends Otis to the floor. Miz misses a drop kick through the ropes and lands on his feet. Otis with a clothesline and he sends Miz into the announce table a few times. Otis sends Miz back into the ring and Morrison gets on the apron and he distracts Otis long enough to allow a kick and DDT from Miz for a near fall.
Morrison punches Otis and the referee does not see it. Miz kicks Otis in the corner and then hits a running clothesline into the corner. Miz goes up top and hits a double sledge for a near fall. Otis misses a punch and Miz with a sleeper. Otis starts to go out but he gets his second wind and he escapes. Miz with a kick to the head. Miz with a punch and kicks to the chest. Otis blocks a kick but Miz with a kick to the midsection. Miz punches and chops Otis but he Hulks Up. Otis with clotheslines and a back elbow. Otis with a shoulder tackle. Otis with a flap jack and a splash into the corner. MIz falls to the mat and Otis sets for the caterpillar and elbow drop but Morrison pulls Miz out of the ring before the elbow drop.
Otis sends Miz into the ringside barrier and then they return to the ring. Miz with a kick and he runs into an elbow. Morrison has the briefcase and the referee turns around right before Morrison can hit Otis and Morrison is sent to the back. Otis with a rollup for a near fall. Otis with a discus clothesline for a near fall. Otis pulls Miz back into the ring but he pulls the ring skirt and the referee fixes the ring skirt and Tucker hits Otis with the briefcase!!! Miz is shocked. Miz takes advantage and covers Otis for the pin to win the Money In the Bank briefcase.
Winner and NEW MITB Briefcase Holder: The Miz
After the match, Miz stands tall and celebrates with the Money In the Bank briefcase. We go to replays. There is tension between the former Heavy Machinery partners as Miz celebrates to the back.
Miz and Morrison celebrate in Gorilla Position and Kayla congratulates Miz but asks if it was worth ruining Otis’ friendship with Tucker. Miz says he will not squander this. This is not a prop. This is a golden opportunity. To the WWE and Universal Champion, you are on notice. I have cashed this in before and I will do it again. Otis took this for granted and he took his best friend for granted. Isn’t that right Tuck-ey?
Kayla asks why did Tucker turn on Otis. Tucker says they were a team and he was the one who carried the team. He did eveyrthing for Otis. He treated him like a brother. What for? I was told to hold the spotlight for Otis. He couldn’t do it without me. I told Otis to ask Mandy out. Otis can’t tie his own shoes without him.
Otis comes through the back and goes after Tucker but Tucker runs away.
— The pre-match video package airs to tell the story of our next bout of the evening, which will feature the SmackDown Women’s Championship on-the-line in a Hell In A Cell match.
Smackdown Women’s Championship
Hell In A Cell Match)
Bayley (c) vs. Sasha Banks
Sasha drop kicks the chair when she swings it at Sasha and the chair goes outside the cell.
The match starts. Bayley goes to the floor and Sasha sends Bayley back into the ring. Sasha kicks and punches Bayley. Sasha with more punches to Bayley. Sasha chokes Bayley in the corner. Bayley puts Sasha on the turnbuckles and Sasha kicks Bayley and then applies Banks Statement but Bayley escapes and gets to the floor. Sasha misses a baseball slide and Bayley sends Sasha into the cell. Bayley looks under the ring and she grabs a kendo stick but misses. Bayley keeps missing and Sasha takes the kendo stick and throws it through the cell and almost hits Michael Cole. Bayley with an elbow and Bayley gets another kendo stick and Sasha blocks it.
Sasha with a knee to the head and then she gets a table and sets it up on the floor. Bayley punches Sasha. Bayley moves the table and Sasha pushes Bayley against the cell using the table. Sasha runs up the table and hits a running double knee strike. Sasha goes up top and hits Meteora and gets a near fall. Sasha gets some chairs and brings them into the ring. Sasha swings and misses and Bayley with a rollup for a near fall. Bayley sends Sasha over the top rope to the floor and Sasha lands on the table against the cell. Bayley saunters over to Sasha but misses with the chair and Sasha uses the apron to drive Bayley into the cell with a double knee strike.
Bayley drops Sasha on the ropes. Sasha lands on the cell and then she gets back to the apron and slides on the apron and sends Bayley into the cell with a head scissors. Sasha with a running drop kick that sends Bayley into the ring steps. Sasha goes under the ring and she has kendo sticks and she puts them between the steps and cell. Bayley blocks a suplex onto the kendo sticks and Bayley tries to do it and Sasha blocks it. Bayley with a drop toe hold into the hanging kendo sticks and the ring steps.
Sasha kicks Bayley but Bayley catapults Sasha’s throat into the kendo sticks. Bayley sends Sasha into the ring and gets a near fall. Bayley with kicks to th Sasha and she applies a rear chin lock and kicks Sasha. Bayley with a neck breakerr for a near fall. Bayley with a forearm to the back of the neck and Bayley goes for a Saito suplex on the apron. Sasha with a sunset flip off the apron into a power bomb that sends Bayley into the cell. Sasha gets a near fall. Sasha puts Bayley’s head in the chair but Bayley drops Sasha onto the chair. Bayley wedges the chair into the turnbuckles. Sasha goes to the floor and then she connects with a knee on the apron and sends Bayley into the chair.
Sasha goes for knees in the corner but she avoids the chair. Bayley with a sunset flip buckle bomb into the chair and Bayley pulls Sasha out of the corner and gets a near fall. Bayley goes up top and hits an elbow drop for a near fall. Sasha with a lungblower into the Banks Statement. Sasha kicks Bayley’s hand off the rope but it does not cause a break. Bayley puts Sasha in the ring skirt and slams Sasha’s head into the frame of the ring. Bayley hits Sasha in the back with the kendo stick. Bayley gets duct tape and rope. Bayley tapes two kendo sticks together to hang between the ring and cell. Bayley looks for Sasha and Sasha sprays Bayley with the fire extinguisher.
Bayley wants to get out of the cell because of her eyes but she is able to get her chair. Sasha takes the chair and Sasha punches and slaps Bayley. Sasha sends Bayley into the cell a few times. Sasha tells Bayley she is nothing without her and she slaps Bayley. Bayley is sent into the cell again and Sasha with a double knee strike against the cell. Bayley is sent into the cell and she looks under the ring and gets a kendo stick. Sasha hits Bayley with the kendo stick. Bayley grabs her chair from the mat but Sasha kicks Bayley. Sasha goes up top and hits a frog splash but lands on the chair on top of Bayley.
Bayley rolls to the floor and Sasha follows. Bayley with a snap mare driver on the floor for a near fall. Bayley sends Sasha back to the floor. Bayley gets a ladder from under the ring and brings it into the ring. Bayley puts the ladder across two chairs and she kicks Sasha when Sasha returns to the ring. Bayley with forearms to the back. Sasha with punches and Bayley drops Sasha face first onto the ladder. Bayley puts Sasha on the ladder and Bayley gets some spray paint and she spray paints an X on Sasha. Bayley goes to the turnbuckles with the chair and misses an elboe drop and hits the chair. Sasha with a running double knee strike off the ladder into the corner. Banks with a belly-to-belly suplex (sort of) onto the ladder for a near fall.
Sasha throws the plunder out of the way. Bayley with a snap mare and running knee followed by a belly-to-belly suplex for a near fall. Bayley hits Sasha a few times with the chair. Bayley tries to use the chair for the belly-to-belly but Sasha avoids it and she uses the chair for the Banks Statement and then kicks the chair to force Bayley to tap out.
Winner and NEW Smackdown Women’s Champion: Sasha Banks
After the match, Sasha Banks celebrates her victory by standing on her vanquished foe.
The Hurt Business are in the back and Charly Caruso asks who will be representing the Hurt Business. MVP asks if Charly said ‘step up’ and he says she does not know how the Hurt Business operates. Bobby is the CEO of the Hurt Business. He does not order us into battle, he leads us into battle. Charly asks MVP who he is picking. MVP asks for suggestions and they pick Slapjack. MVP says they are not greedy businessmen, they are professionals. They are driven by profit but also by inflicting pain on you. I see your challenge and raise you to make sure that it is a one on one match. No backups and the match will be for the United States Championship. Bobby says he is not waiting on anyone. He will be in the ring waiting for them.
United States Championship Match
Bobby Lashley vs. Slapjack
Slapjack with punches but Lashley sends him into the corner and connects with punches. Lashley with a running shoulder into the corner. Lashley sends Slapjack into the corner and he punches and connects with elbows. Lashley with a forearm to the mask followed by a hard Irish whip. Lashley with a suplex and he sends Slapjack into the corner. The referee warns Lashley and Slapjack egets out of the corner. Slapjack sends Lashley into the turnbuckles and hits a drop kick. Slapjack with kicks and a cannonball into the corner for a near fall. Lashley runs into a boot. Slapjack with a running DDT for a near fall. Slapjack punches Lashley.
Slapjack goes to the turnbuckles but Lashley stops him and Lashley with a press slam. Lashley with punches to Slapjack followed by an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Lashley with a spinebuster and he sets for the Hurt Lock and Slapjack taps out.
Winner: Bobby Lashley
After the match, Retribution attacks Lashley and Mace and T-Bar go for a double choke slam but Lashley escapes and The Hurt Business makes its way to the ring and Retribution goes to the floor.
— Back from a break and we get a video package for tonight’s main event.
— Tom sends us to a look at WWE Hall of Famer Batista in the Gears 5 video game.
Hell In a Cell Match
Randy Orton vs. Drew McIntyre (c)
We go back to the Cell for tonight’s main event as WWE Champion Drew McIntyre comes out to a pop. Randy Orton suddenly appears behind Drew in all black. Orton attacks and a brawl breaks out at ringside.
Orton chops Randy against the ringside barrier and tries to send him into the cell wall but Orton blocks it. Orton with a kick and he sends Drew into the cell wall. Orton adjusts the announce table and he goes for a backdrop driver onto the announce table but Drew blocks it. Orton is sent into the hood of the announce table. Drew with punchesOrton with punches and Drew kicks Orton.
Drew sends Orton into the ring and the cell is locked and the match starts.
Drew with punches and Orton punches back. Drew with punches to Orton. Orton goes for an RKO but Drew avoids it and Drew clotheslines Randy over the top rope to the floor. Drew sends Orton into the cell and then he runs Orton against the cell wall. Drew puts Orton’s head against the cell. Drew gets a near fall. Orton goes to the floor and Drew follows. Drew sends Orton into the cell and then he picks up Orton and sends him into the cell wall and then into the ring post. Drew gets a chair and he hits Orton in the ribs with it and then in the back.
Drew with a side Russian leg sweep into the cell. Drew picks up the steps and he hits Orton with it. Orton struggles to get back to his feet while Drew tells Randy he chose this match. Drew gets the stairs and throws them at Randy but misses and hits the cell wall. They return to the ring and Drew sets for a Claymore but Orton hits Drew in the knee and ribs wtih a chair. Randy hits Drew with the chair in the back and then jams it into the jaw. Orton gets a near fall. Orton catapults Drew into the bottom rope and Drew falls to the floor gasping for air.
Orton stomps on the side of the head on top of the ring steps. Orton puts Drew’s face against the cell and chokes him with his pants. Orton Irish whips Drew into the ring steps. Orton tries to send Drew into the ring post but Drew with a head butt and he sends Orton into the steps. Orton with a thumb to the eye. Orton Irish whips Drew into the ring steps. Orton looks under the ring and he pulls out a table and puts it against the cell. Drew gets back into the ring and so does Orton. Drew with punches but Orton with a back breaker for a near fall.
Drew with a punch and Orton punches back. Orton with an Irish whip and Drew with clotheslines. Drew with a belly-to-belly suplex followed by a second overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Drew with a kick and he tries for Future Shock but Orton blocks it. Drew with a neck breaker and he gets Orton up but Orton escapes and goes to the floor. Orton sends Drew’s head into the apron and cell. Orton is caught by Drew and Drew with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex through the table.
Drew sends Orton back into the ring and Orton kicks the ropes and it hits Drew low. Orton with a hanging DDT for a near fall. Orton looks under the ring and he has bolt cutters. Orton breaks the lock to open the cell. Orton leaves the cell and Drew follows and hits a Northern Lariat. Drew sends Orton into the ringside barrier a few times. Orton goes up the ramp and Drew stops him and Orton sends Drew into the cell.
Orton climbs the cell and goes to the roof. Drew looks up, Orton invites him to climb and Drew figures why not.
Orton grabs a pipe and he swings and misses. Drwe takes him down to the roof and punches Orton. Orton grabs the pipe again and hits Drew with it. Orton starts to climb down the cell and Drew also starts to traverse down the cell. They both climb down and are at the beam. Orton sends Drew’s head into the beam and Orton does it again. Drew hits Orton in the back and Orton knocks Drew’s hand off the cell and Drew falls off the cell through the announce table.
Fans chant “holy s–t!” now. Orton looks down and smiles at the carnage. Orton climbs down the cell. Drew is bleeding from the mouth. Drew struggles to get up but he falls to the floor. Drew crawls around the ring while Orton stands over him. After seeing replays of the fall, Drew and Orton have gotten back into the cell. Orton sends Drew into the cell.
They return to the ring. Orton pounds the mat to prepare for the RKO. Orton goes for the RKO but Drew counters with a backslide and gets a near fall. Drew with a Claymore and Orton rolls out of the ring. Drew tries to get Orton back into the ring. Drew sets for another Claymore. Orton ducks the kick and hits the RKO! Orton with the cover and the 1… 2… 3…!!!
Winner and New WWE Champion: Randy Orton
After the match, the boos start up as Orton’s music hits. Orton takes the WWE Title belt and stands tall over McIntyre. Drew rolls over and sits up as the referee checks on him. The Cell structure is raised back up now as Orton makes his exit, looking down at the gold. We go to replays. Orton stands tall with the WWE Title in the air, staring Drew down from the ramp. A furious McIntyre stares back from the ring. The 2020 WWE Hell In a Cell pay-per-view goes off the air with Orton clutching the WWE Title belt on his shoulder.