Sunday, 27 October 2013 16:32
Welcome to our live coverage of WWE Hell in a Cell from the American Airlines Arena in Miami. We're looking for your thoughts on tonight's show (as well as Friday's New Japan show) with a thumbs up, thumbs down or thumbs in the middle along with a best and worst match to
It looks like we're adding The Miz vs. Bray Wyatt. Miz asked for it but Vickie Guerrero turned it down saying Miz isn't cleared due to the beating he took on Smackdown. Miz, who looks fine, without a scratch or selling a limp or anything, said if he doesn't, he's going to fight Wyatt.
As of the last word, the odds are starting to skyrocket.
The show will open with the tag team title match.
John Cena 60-to-1 favorite
Randy Orton 20-to-1 favorite
C.M. Punk 15-to-1 favorite
A.J. Lee 9-to-1 favorite
Rhodes family 13-to-1 favorite
Los Matadores 15-to-1 favorite
Dean Amborse vs. Big E Langston for the U.S. title has been added to the show
KOFI KINGSTON VS. DAMIEN SANDOW
Decent match. Sandow won clean in an average match with a full nelson slam, which is now called "Your welcome." Kingston was pretty restrained in his offense.
GOLDUST & CODY RHODES VS. SETH ROLLINS & ROMAN REIGNS VS. USOS FOR THE TAG TEAM TITLE
Excellent opener. The highlight was Rhodes doing a top rope superplex on Rollins outside the ring where a couple of the guys caught him. The finish saw Reigns and Goldust sent out of the ring and Rhodes went for the Disaster kick, but Rollins got out of trouble, got punched by Goldust and Rhodes used the crossroads on Rollins for the pin.
THE MIZ VS. BRAY WYATT?
Miz challenged Wyatt to come out, but the best we could get was him on the screen. Luke Harper & Erick Rowan showed up after the lights came up and destroyed Miz. Kane came out to make the save, featuring this badly botched bodyslam spot Kane did on Harper. Harper is going to get buried behind his back for that one. After Kane cleaned house, he choke slammed Miz. Kane was cheered more for destroying Miz than cleaning house on the Wyatts.
FANDANGO & SUMMER RAE VS. GREAT KHALI & NATALYA
The women outworked the guys, which is faint praise. Summer Rae pinned Natalya with a schoolgirl. It wasn't bad when the women were in for the most part. It was really awful when the guys were in.
DEAN AMBROSE VS. BIG E LANGSTON FOR U.S. TITLE
Langston got busted open hardway when they bonked heads on a clothesline spot. The finish saw Langston spear Ambrose off the apron and they both tumbled to the floor. Langston got back in but Ambrose didn't, so Langston won via count out. the work wasn't bad with the exception of one spot where Langston got lost. But crowd was totally dead for 95% and the finish was flat. Not good.
C.M. PUNK VS. RYBACK & PAUL HEYMAN IN HELL IN A CELL
Paul Heyman was in a cart that raised him top of the cage and he stood on the top of the cage for the entire matcfh. So it wasn't a handicap match but a singles match. Match really wasn't much. Not much heat but there were some highlights. The crowd was into it big the last three minutes after Punk gave Ryback an elbow off the top through a table. Punk won the match clean over Ryback with the GTS. Punk then grabbed his kendo stick, stuck it in his trunks and climbed to the top of the cage. He hit Heyman with about a dozen kendo stick shots and gave him a GTS and left him laying. It felt like the blow off since Heyman was left laying.
LOS MATADORES VS. JACK SWAGGER & ANTONIO CESARO
Los Matadores won when Orlando used a downward spiral and Eddie hit Swagger behind the head after Orlando escaped the ankle lock. Post-match saw saw Torito give Cesaro a huracanrana out of the ring, he nailed Zeb Colter and finally did a springboard plancha on Swagger.
ALBERTO DEL RIO VS. JOHN CENA FOR WORLD TITLE
Cena won the title clean with the Attitude Adjustment. Good match. Most of the match was Del Rio working over the bad arm, including taking off the padding. Cena's bad arm was gigantic, and I don't mean it was swollen eithre. The key spot was Del Rio getting the armbar on, and pulling off the protective padding. Cena with his bad arm, picked Del Rio up from an armbar position and power bombed him. There were more fans cheering Cena than booing him. The way the match wasw worked allowed Cena to do a lot less than he usually does in a big match.
A.J. LEE VS. BRIE BELLA FOR DIVAS TITLE
They were put in a death spot but this was actually better than a lot of the matches on the show. The big spot was Brie doig a running knee, A.J. moved and Brie nailed Nikki at ringside, which is the second time they've done that so it does look like they are building to Brie vs. Nikki. After that, A.J. put Brie in the Black Widow submission for the tap out again.
Backstage, Bob Backlund was there with the Prime Time Players. They were plugging the video game with them telling Bob how kids are going to be smarter than ever playing the video game. It ended with Bob doing the Millions of Dollars dance with them.
The betting favorites have won every match so far. That doesn't bode well for Daniel Bryan.
RANDY ORTON VS. DANIEL BRYAN IN A HELL IN A CELL MATCH WITH SHAWN MICHAELS AS REFEREE
For the third time in a row, they didn't have a great match. A good match. Orton used a superplex onto a chair but Bryan kicked out. Orton complained that Michaels counted slow. HHH came out and also yelled at Michaels for counting slow. Orton used an exploder suplex but Michaels was in a discussion with HHH and didn't count. Orton went for the RKO and Bryan shoved him off into Shawn Michaels, who went down. Bryan used the Busaiku knee on on Orton but Michaels was down. HHH then threw down Bryan to check on Michaels. Bryan laid out HHH with the Busaiku knee, and Michaels superkicked Bryan and Orton pinned him.