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WWE Hell in a Cell live results: Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte

Preview by Joseph Currier

Raw presents its second brand-exclusive pay-per-view since the WWE Draft on Sunday night as Hell in a Cell takes place in Boston, MA.

We're looking for your thoughts on the show so leave your thumbs up, thumbs down or thumbs in the middle along with a best and worst match to dave@wrestlingobserver.com

The show is poised to make history as Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte is set to be the first ever women's match to main event a WWE PPV. It will also be the first ever women's Hell in a Cell match.

WWE has billed the show as featuring a "triple main event" with two other Hell in a Cell matches in addition to Banks vs. Charlotte. Kevin Owens will defend the WWE Universal Championship against Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns will defend the United States Championship against Rusev inside of the Cell.

Our live coverage kicks off at 7 p.m ET. The card for the show is:

  • Raw Women's Champion Sasha Banks defending against Charlotte in a Hell in a Cell match
  • WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens defending against Seth Rollins in a Hell in a Cell match
  • United States Champion Roman Reigns defending against Rusev in a Hell in a Cell match
  • WWE Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins defending against Brian Kendrick
  • Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day defending against Cesaro & Sheamus
  • Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
  • Bayley vs. Dana Brooke
  • Cedric Alexander, Lince Dorado & Sin Cara vs. Drew Gulak, Tony Nese & Ariya Daivari (kickoff match)

 

CEDRIC ALEXANDER & LINCE DORADO & SIN CARA VS. DREW GULAK & TONY NESE & ARIYA DAIVARI

Good opener ending with Alexander pinning Gulak after a lumbar check.  Fast paced good match with a lot of flying moves.  This was more like a Lucha Libre match Dorado doing a shooting star press, a monsault out of the ring and the three faces also did a triple dive spot near the finish.  The crowd wasn't into it early but once Alexander tagged in and they started with the big moves the crowd got into it.

ROMAN REIGNS VS. RUSEV FOR THE U.S. TITLE IN A HELL IN A CELL MATCH

Long match with Rusev dominating most of the way.  Rusev had the Accolade with a chain around Reigns' mouth but Reigns powered out of it and did a Samoan drop on the ring steps and then speared Rusev off the ring steps for the pin.  The finish came across as the blow-off of their program.  Both used kendo stick shots early.   The crowd was up and down for it.  Reigns wasn't booed much but the chants were more "Let's Go Rusev, Rusev sucks."  Both used kendo stick shots early, as well as the ring steps.  Probably went too long but a good match.. 

DANA BROOKE VS. BAYLEY

Bayley won clean with the belly-to-belly.  Bayley got a big reaciton coming out but crowd wasn't up for the match.  Just kind of there.  Bayley is a good wrestler but Brooke was too limited to do much with.  the pop for the win was nothing close to that of the entrance and it's not supposed to be like that.

Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley are backstage with Chris Jericho.  Jericho was mad at him for interrupting him.  Jericho started talking Spanish.  Jericho told Stephanie that she needs to choose her team wisely for Survivor Series.  He said Team Chris and Kevin should be co-captains of Team Raw.  Jericho put Foley's name on the llist but he never said "You're on the list" which the people were ready to pop for.

ENZO AMORE & BIG CASS VS. LUKE GALLOWS & KARL ANDERSON

Long monologue by Enzo & Cass.  He nicknamed them Big Gal & Andy.  He got in a Big Papi reference for an easy Boston pop.  Actually the monologue was the best thing on the show so far.

The object of this match was to put Anderson & Gallows over.  Gallows superkicked Enzo and then Anderson pinned him after a Magic killer.  Match was average.  Basic stuff.  Enzo sold for a few minutes and Cass got the hot tag and cleaned house.  Enzo tagged in and they went right to the finish,

KEVIN OWENS VS. SETH ROLLINS FOR THE UNIVERSAL TITLE

This is tough putting this match so early.  It does keep the women from having to follow this because there will be a few matches in between, but I can see the Kendrick match in particular being totally dead later in the night.

Owens retained the title after inteference from Chris Jericho.  Owens power bombed  Rollins through two chairs to win the match.  During the match Owens sprayed a fire extinguisher in the eyes of the referee.  They opened the cage door and Jericho ran in and then locked the door and took the key.  One highlight was Rollins power bombing Owens over the top rope and through two tables.  Rollins used a twisting frog splash but Jericho pulled the ref out of the ring to break up the count.  Rollins also kicked out of one power bomb early.   Owens used several chair shots on Rollins,but Rollins got the chair and hit both of them, but Owens DDT'd him on the chair.  Jericho laid Rollins out with a codebreaker after the match and kept bad mouthing him.  Very good match.. 

Just heard that lots of people left after this match ended. 

TJ PERKINS VS. BRIAN KENDRICK FOR THE CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE

This storyline is so beyond bad.  Kendrick again begged Perkins to let him win during the pre-show.

The match was well wrestled but the the crowd was totally dead following the previous match.  They were sent out to die and they in fact, did die.  The finish was so bad.  Kendrick did a fake knee injury that nobody bought.  Perkins was acting like he believed it and the crowd booed Perkins for his stupidity and Kendrick just for doing it.  Perkins tended to him and then Kendrick head-butted him and put him in the captain's hook for the submission. 

NEW DAY VS. SHEAMUS & CESARO FOR THE TAG TEAM TITLES

The New Day are getting the crowed back into this as Kofi Kingston said he was wearing Rob Gronkowski tennis shoes and said that he's from Boston, which a lot of people don't know because of the Jamaican thing.  Woods actaully got on him for pandering.  Kingston talked about how much he loved this city and the crowd was up for the rest of the New Day stuff. 

The New Day, which was Woods & Big E, lost via DQ whe Kingston gave Sheamus the trouble in paradise on the floor as Cesaro had Woods in the sharpshooter in the middle.  The ref saw it and called for the DQ befoe Woods submitted.  E went to save Woods earlier but Sheamus hit E with the trombone which the ref didn't see, but he turned around and did see Kingston attack Sheamus.  The match was good but the finish was designed to keep the program alive without changing the titles.  There was a spot where Sheamus gave Cesaro a Brogue kick and Woods very slowly went for the pin but Sheamus made the save.  Woods did a rope walk into a flying elbow drop 2/3 of the way across the ring.  Sheamus did a plancha, a low plancha but a plancha nonetheless onto all three New Day members. 

SASHA BANKS VS. CHARLOTTE FLAIR FOR THE WOMEN'S TITLE IN THE HELL IN A CELL

If I was putting this on last, no way I'd do that finish.  Charlotte regained the title.  She threw Banks twice on a table that didn't break and hit the natural selection for the pin.  The crowd was totally quiet as nobody thoguht that was the finish.  The story of the match started with Charlotte power bombing her off the cage while they were fighting outside hte cage through the announcers table.  They teased that Banks couldn't continue and Banks was put on a stretcher.  They were carrying her out and announcing Charlotte as the winner via forfeit,which made no sense since the match hadn't even started yet.  Banks got off the stretcher in the middle of the announcement and the match was on.  They had a long match, and the crowd really wanted it to be special but there were issues.  There was supposed to be a spot where Charlotte was on the top rope and was supposed to be knocked off through a table.  Something happened and Charlotte was standing on the apron and was kind of shoved on the table and the crowd booed it.  Banks gave her double knees off the cage out of the ring and double knees in the ring through a chair.  A lot of the spots in this match were already done in the Owens match, which was kind of weird.