411’s WWE Hell in a Cell Report 10.28.12
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Orton goes right to work by trapping Del Rio in the corning, beating him down to the mat, and whipping him out of the ring. Orton follows Del Rio out of the ring and bounces him off of the announce table. As a side note, I’m watching the show on the WWE.com stream, and there’s something wrong with the audio. Michael Cole, Jim Ross, and JBL seriously all sound like chipmunks. I’m not saying it’s a bad thing, I’m just saying it’s interesting. Anyway, Orton rolls Del Rio back into the ring and continues to work him over, but Del Rio regains control by whipping Orton out of the ring. Del Rio retrieves Orton and applies an overhead wrist lock in the middle of the ring, but Orton muscles Del Rio to the corner to break the hold. Del Rio heads up top and Orton tries to knock him off the turnbuckle, but Del Rio takes the arm and applies the cross arm breaker while hanging over the top rope. Del Rio releases the hold, slides back into the ring, and whips Orton to the corner. Del Rio charges Orton in the corner, but Orton floats over into a roll-up pin for a two count. Both men get back to their feet, but Del Rio regains control with a Back Stabber to Orton’s arm (would that be an Arm Stabber?). Del Rio repeatedly punches Orton’s arm and goes for the over-the-top-rope cross arm breaker, but this time Orton successfully knocks Del Rio to the floor. Del Rio rushes back into the ring and locks in the cross arm breaker, but Orton gets a hand on the ropes to break the hold. Orton connects with his patented back breaker and goes for the rope assisted DDT, but Del Rio escapes and goes back to work on Orton’s injured arm. Del Rio sets up for the cross arm breaker, but Orton counters into an attempted RKO, but Del Rio escapes, but Orton finally hits the rope assisted DDT. Orton sets up for the RKO, but Del Rio counters in the Back Stabber. Del Rio again sets up for the cross arm breaker, but this time Orton counters into a power slam. Orton stomps a mud hole in Del Rio in the corner and takes Del Rio up top. Orton goes for the superplex, but Del Rio pushes him backward. Orton gets hung up with his legs on the second rope and his back parallel to the bottom rope, so Del Rio hits a top rope double stomp to the chest. Del Rio heads up top and looks like he’s going for something akin to a double ax handle, but he kind of loses his balance and just jumps down. Ugly spot right there. Orton goes for the RKO, but Ricardo interferes behind the referee’s back and slams Orton’s injured arm into the ring post. Del Rio locks in the cross arm breaker in the middle of the ring, but Orton rolls forward into a pinning predicament for a two count. Del Rio goes for the enzuigiri in the corner, but Orton evades and hits a mid-air RKO for the three count.
Match Result: Randy Orton defeats Alberto Del Rio with the RKO.
Match Length: 12:34
Josh Mathews is backstage with Raw Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero. Vickie has proof that AJ Lee had an affair with John Cena, and tomorrow night she’ll show the pictures live on Monday Night Raw. Paul Heyman slithers in and tries to persuade Vickie to cancel the Hell in a Cell Match between CM Punk and Ryback. Vickie doesn’t seem to have been convinced.
Sandow and Bryan start the match. Bryan traps Sandow in the corner and goes to work with kicks to the body. Sandow hits the ropes and charges at Bryan, but Bryan turns him inside out with a knee to the gut. Bryan makes the tag to Kane and Sandow makes the tag to Rhodes. Kane traps Rhodes in the corner, hits him with a clothesline, and makes the tag back to Bryan. Kane whips Bryan toward Rhodes in the corner, and Bryan connects with a momentum-added drop kick to Rhodes. Bryan locks in an arm wringer and makes the tag back to Kane. Kane hits a scoop slam and gets a two count. Rhodes tags Sandow, and Sandow isolates Kane in the corner. Sandow makes the quick tag back to Rhodes, Rhodes keeps Kane down on the mat, and Rhodes makes the quick tag back to Sandow. Sandow locks in a half Nelson and once again makes the quick tag back to Rhodes. Kane shoves Rhodes away to create some distance, but Rhodes makes the tag to Sandow to regain control. Kane finally makes the hot tag to Bryan, and Bryan goes to work with kicks to Sandow’s head, chest, and back. Bryan whips Sandow out of the ring and connects with a suicide dive to the outside. Bryan rolls Sandow back into the ring and climbs up onto the ring apron, but Rhodes pulls Bryan off the ring apron to buy some time for Sandow. Sandow retrieves Bryan and makes the tag to Rhodes. Rhodes catches Bryan with a drop toe hold and makes the quick tag back to Sandow. Sandow drapes Bryan across the ring apron, heads to the outside, and hits an elbow to the chest on the ring apron. Sandow heads back into the ring and once again makes the tag to Rhodes. Rhodes locks in a modified arm bar, but Bryan breaks the hold and fights back with a volley of punches. Rhodes drags Bryan to the corner and makes the tag to Sandow. Sandow hits the side Russian leg sweep and follows up with the Elbow of Disdain for the two count. Sandow locks in a rear chin lock and torques on Bryan’s neck. Sandow goes for a back body drop, but Bryan flips over and lands on his feet. Sandow charges Bryan in the corner, but Bryan drop toe holds him into the second turnbuckle. Kane and Rhodes both get the tag, and Kane goes to work on Rhodes. Kane connects with a big back body drop and follows up with a sidewalk slam for a two count. Kane heads up top, but Rhodes follows him up and goes for a superplex, but Kane shoves him back down to the mat and connects with the top rope clothesline. Kane sets up for the choke slam, but Bryan makes the blind tag, heads up top, and hits the Benoit flying head butt. Bryan covers Rhodes, but Kane breaks up the pin. Bryan and Kane argue, but Sandow pulls Kane out of the ring. Rhodes charges Bryan, but Bryan back body drops him over the top rope and right onto Kane. Bryan goes for the running knee off the apron to Rhodes, but Rhodes ducks causing Bryan to connect with Kane. Bryan and Kane again argue, but Rhodes rolls Bryan back into the ring. Rhodes hits Bryan with Cross Rhodes and goes for the cover, but Kane heads into the ring to break up the pin. Kane beats on Rhodes in the corner. Sandow tries to make the save, but Kane starts beating on both Rhodes and Sandow in the corner. Kane isn’t the legal man, and he refuses to stop assaulting Rhodes and Sandow, so the referee has no choice but to call for the disqualification. Bryan and Kane once again argue after the match.
Match Result: Team Rhodes Scholars defeats Team Hell No via disqualification.
Match Length: 12:58
Kingston takes the fight to Miz and whips him out of the ring. Miz climbs back up onto the ring apron, but Kingston kicks him back down to the arena floor. Kingston follows Miz to the outside, but Miz whips Kingston toward the ring steps, but Kinston dives right over the steps to avoid contact. Kingston gets back to his feet, but Miz attacks and rolls Kingston back into the ring. Miz locks in a rear chin lock in the middle of the ring and follows up with a boot the face for a two count. Miz heads up top and lands a double ax handle for another two count. Miz lands a kick to the ribs and charges Kingston in the corner, but Kingston counters with a clothesline of his own. Kingston hits a drop kick and the Boom Drop. Kingston calls for Trouble in Paradise, but Miz rolls out of the ring to catch a breather. Kingston chases Miz back into the ring and gest a quick roll-up pin for a two count. Kingston leaps to the top and hits a diving crossbody pin for another two count. Miz goes for his back breaker / neck breaker combo, but Kingston counters into the S.0.S. for a two count. Kingston goes for another drop kick, but Miz catches Kingston’s leg and drops to his knees to hyperextend Kingston’s knee. Miz pulls down Kingston’s kick pad and knee pad to expose the injured knee. Miz traps Kingston in the corner and wrenches the injured leg around the second rope. Kingston heads up top, but Miz grabs the injured leg and pulls him back down to the mat. Miz locks in a single leg Boston crab on the injured leg right in the middle of the ring. Kingston crawls toward the ropes, but Miz pulls him back to the middle of the ring. Kingston finally rolls forward and catches Miz in an inside cradle for a two count. Miz hits a DDT and sets up for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Kingston rolls through for a two count. Miz again goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Kingston rolls backwards and kicks Miz out of the ring. Miz rushes back into the ring, but Kingston catches him with Trouble in Paradise for the three count.
Match Result: Kofi Kingston defeats The Miz with Trouble in Paradise.
Match Length: 9:49
Antonio Cesaro (Champion) vs. Justin Gabriel
Gabriel hits a monkey flip and heads up top, but Cesaro knocks him off the top and all the way down to the arena floor. Cesaro follows Gabriel to the outside and rolls him back into the ring and delivers an uppercut to the back of the head for a two count. Cesaro locks in a rear chin lock while driving his knee into the small of Gabriel’s back. Cesaro lifts Gabriel up top and hits a knee to the gut. Cesaro hits a fall-away slam off the ropes for another two count. Cesaro locks in a modified arm bar and then switches to a rear waist lock. Cesaro goes for a belly-to-back suplex, but Gabriel flips over and lands on his feet. Gabriel drops Cesaro and hits a springboard moonsault for a two count. Gabriel follows up with a swinging DDT for another two count. Gabriel heads up top and goes for the 450 Splash, but Cesaro rolls out of the way. Gabriel again heads up top and hits a somewhat ugly inverted moonsault DDT. Cesaro rolls out of the ring and Gabriel goes for a springboard splash to the outside, but Cesaro counters with a European uppercut in mid-air. Cesaro lifts Gabriel back into the ring, hits the Neutralizer, and get the three count.
Match Result: Antonio Cesaro defeats Justin Gabriel with the Neutralizer.
Match Length: 7:27
Paul Heyman is in the back thanking Vickie Guerrero for cancelling Punk’s Hell in a Cell match. Vickie doesn’t know who told Heyman that the match had been cancelled, but that’s not the case. The match is still on!
Sin Cara and Young start the match. Young takes Sin Cara down to the mat and swats at the back of his head. Sin Cara goes to work with kicks to the legs and makes the tag to Mysterio. Mysterio and Sin Cara hit a leg drop / springboard moonsault combination, but Young regains control with an overhead throw to Mysterio. Young makes the tag to O’Neal, and O’Neal slams Mysterio’s head into the top turnbuckle before making the tag to Young. Young positions his knee in Mysterio’s ribs and locks in a rear chin lock. Mysterio breaks the hold with a kick to the face, but Young muscles Mysterio to the corner and makes the tag to O’Neal. Mysterio side steps O’Neal and makes the tag to Sin Cara. Sin Cara goes to work with kicks to the legs and hits a springboard crossbody for a two count. Sin Cara takes the arm and runs the ropes, but O’Neal catches him and drives him back-first into the top turnbuckle. O’Neal makes the tag to Young, and Young hits a back suplex for a two count. Young locks in the body scissors / rear chin lock combination before switching to a rear waist lock. Young drives his knee into Sin Cara’s ribs, but Sin Cara uses the momentum to flip into a crossbody pin for a two count. The action spills to the ring apron, and Young delivers a back suplex right on the ring apron. Young rolls Sin Cara back into the ring and goes for the cover, but Mysterio breaks up the pin. Young makes the tag to O’Neal, and O’Neal drops Sin Cara with a knee to the gut. O’Neal tags Young and gives Young a front suplex onto Sin Cara. Young levels Sin Cara with a clothesline and goes for the ground and pound. Young traps Mysterio in the corner and makes the tag to O’Neal. O’Neal delivers a suplex for a two count. O’Neal locks in a standing abdominal stretch and then drops down for the ground and pound. Young gets the tag and connects with a back breaker for a two count. O’Neal gets the tag and drops an elbow onto the small of Sin Cara’s back. O’Neal charges Sin Cara in the corner, but Sin Cara slides out of the way causing O’Neal to post himself. Sin Cara finally makes the hot tag to Mysterio as O’Neal tags Young. Mysterio hits a seated senton off the top rope and follows up with a tornado DDT for a two count. Mysterio goes for a sunset flip, but Young shifts his weight, but Mysterio counters with a kick to the head. O’Neal tries to interfere, but Mysterio sends him out of the ring. Sin Cara heads up top and takes out O’Neal on the outside. Mysterio catches Young with the 619 and Drops the Dime for the three count.
Match Result: Rey Mysterio defeats Darren Young with the 619 / Drop the Dime.
Match Length: 12:39
Just to be clear, this is NOT a Hell in a Cell Match. Show traps Sheamus in the corner and goes right to work with punches to the body. Sheamus momentarily escapes, but Show quickly catches him and once again delivers a volley of body shots. We cut to the back where Dolph Ziggler is watching the match. Show calls for quiet and sets up for chops in the corner, but Sheamus escapes and drops Show with a low shoulder block to the knee. Show rolls out of the ring to regain his composure, and Sheamus uses the time to catch his breath in the ring. Show heads back into the ring to avoid the ten count and immediately tosses Sheamus over the top rope. Show heads out after Sheamus, traps him against the ring apron, and delivers one of those vicious chops. Show rolls Sheamus back into the ring and chokes him against the second rope. Show has been in control for the entire match. Sheamus creates some distance and hits the ropes, but Show catches him with a sidewalk slam for a two count. Show drops Sheamus with a head butt and steps right on his chest. Sheamus tries to fight back to his feet, but Show kicks him back to the mat. Show puts Sheamus’ neck on the bottom rope and steps on it. Show pulls Sheamus out of the ring and flings him across the announce table. Show rolls Sheamus back into the ring and drops an elbow onto his chest for a two count. Seriously, Sheamus has yet to score with any meaningful offense at this point. Sheamus tries to land a few shots to the gut, but Show once again tosses him out of the ring. Show pulls Sheamus head-first onto the ring apron, but Sheamus hits the slingshot battering ram to finally take Show off his feet. “We want Dolph! We want Dolph! We want Dolph!” chant from the crowd. Show stalks Sheamus as Sheamus uses the ropes to climb to his feet. Show drops Sheamus with another head butt. Show drags Sheamus to his feet and immediately drops him with a knee to the gut. Sheamus seems to regain control momentarily with a volley of punches, but Show catches him with a big bear hug. Sheamus tries to counter with a scoop slam, but Sheamus falls backward with Show right on top of him. Show heads up to the second rope and connects with a second rope splash for a LOOONG two count. Show calls for the choke slam, but Sheamus counters with a DDT for a two count. Show kicks out hard enough to send Sheamus tumbling out of the ring. Sheamus climbs up onto the ring apron, punches Show, and heads up top to connect with clubbing shots to Show’s chest form behind. Sheamus goes for a top rope double ax handle, but Show moves out of the way. Show hits a choke slam but only gets a two count. Show locks in the Colossal Clutch, but Sheamus counters into the Texas Cloverleaf. Sheamus can’t roll Show, but he does get him into a pinning predicament for a two count. The action spills to the outside, and Sheamus rams Show back-first into the ring post. Show rolls back into the ring and Sheamus heads up top and goes for the top rope battering ram, but Show catches him to counter. SHEAMUS HITS SHOW WITH WHITE NOISE FOR A TWO COUNT! Sheamus calls for the Brogue Kick, but Show catches Sheamus’ boot and hits the Knockout Punch… FOR A TWO COUNT! SHEAMUS KICKS OUT OF THE KNOCKOUT PUNCH! Show sets up for another Knockout Punch, but SHEAMUS DUCKS AND HITS THE BROGUE KICK FOR A TWO COUNT! BIG SHOW KICKS OUT OF THE BROGUE KICK! Sheamus sets up for another Brogue Kick, BUT SHOW COUNTERS WITH THE KNOCKOUT PUNCH FOR THE THREE COUNT!
Match Result: Big Show defeats Sheamus with the Knockout Punch.
Match Length: 15:00ish (stopwatch issues)
Looks like Dolph Ziggler doesn’t think this is the right time to cash in his MitB contract.
Teddy Long is in the back to tell Eve that she’s going to get what she deserves tonight. Zack Ryder shows up and it looks like he’s dressed as a witch, but Ryder tells Teddy that he’s actually dressed as Eve. Santino Marella shows up dressed as Lady Gaga and begins to sing Born This Way, but here comes Ron Simmons.
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CM Punk finds Vince McMahon in his office and personally asks him to cancel the Hell in a Cell Match, but Mr. McMahon simply tells Punk to go out there and prove that he’s the best in the world.
Layla and Kaitlyn double team to start, but Eve rolls out of the ring. Layla and Kaitlyn follow her, but Eve shoves Layla down to the floor. Kaitlyn catches Eve with a clothesline and rolls her back into the ring. Layla drops Eve and goes for a cover, but that obviously upsets Kaitlyn. Layla and Kaitlyn both try to pin Eve, but Eve still manages to kick out. Layla and Kaitlyn trade nearfalls, but Eve breaks up a pin to regain control. Eve tosses Layla out of the ring and goes to work on Kaitlyn’s previously injured knee. Eve locks in a modified cloverleaf and then transitions to some sort of heel hook. Layla heads back into the ring and drops Eve with a kick to the chin. Layla works over Eve in the corner and connects with a springboard crossbody for a two count. Kaitlyn heads back into the ring and hits Layla with a snap suplex. Kaitlyn locks in an arm bar on Layla, but Layla makes it to the ropes to break the hold. Kaitlyn whips Layla to the ropes and connects with an ugly gut buster. Layla gets back to her feet and connects with a kick to the back of Kaitlyn’s head. Eve whips Layla out of the ring and goes for the cover, but Layla breaks up the pin. The crowd is seriously dead right now. It’s kinda sad. Kaitlyn hits Eve with a bulldog and then traps Layla in the corner. Layla heads up top and hits a second rope crossbody, but Kaitlyn rolls through into a power slam. Kaitlyn covers Layla, but Eve heads up top and hits a top rope senton to break the pin. Eve rolls Kaitlyn out of the way and covers Layla for the three count.
Match Result: Eve defeats Layla after a power slam from Kaitlyn.
Match Length: 6:26
Josh Mathews is in the back with Big Show, and Show says that everyone’s worst nightmare has come true. There’s a giant as the World Heavyweight Champion, and he DARES anyone to try to take it from him.
“Feed me more! Feed me more! Feed me more!” chant from the crowd to start the match. Punk immediately heads out of the ring and positions himself with his back against the cage. Punk slides back into the ring and circles Ryback before quickly heading about out of the ring. Heyman is standing on the outside telling Punk that he believes in him. Punk heads back into the ring and does all he can to avoid Ryback. Ryback finally catches Punk, lifts him by the neck, and tosses him into the ropes. Ryback connects with a big boot to the chest and repeatedly slams Punk on the mat. Ryback whips Punk hard to the corner. Ryback whips Punk to the opposite corner and charges after him, but Punk gets a boot up. Ryback whips Punk out of the ring, and Punk slams into the cage. Ryback follows Punk to the outside as Punk desperately tries to get out of the locked door. Ryback whips Punk into the cage, so Punk crawls under the ring to hide from the beast. Heyman distracts Ryback for a moment, and when Ryback looks under the ring for Punk, Punk blasts him with a fire extinguisher. Punk whips Ryback into the cage and follows up with knees to the ribs. Punk grabs a steel chair form under the ring, but Ryback kicks it right into Punk’s face. Ryback guerilla presses Punk and throws him back into the ring. Ryback guerrilla presses Punk in the middle of the ring and drops him chest-first down to the mat. Ryback charges Punk in the corner, but Punk just manages to slide out of the way. Punk drops Ryback with his patented springboard clothesline. Punk heads up top and connects with a double ax handle, but he can’t get Ryback off his feet. Punk hits a second top rope double ax handle, but again he can’t get Ryback off his feet. Punk heads up top a third time, but this time Ryback catches him and drives him back-first into the turnbuckle. The action spills to the outside, and Punk connects with a neck breaker on the arena floor. Punk goes for another neck breaker, but Ryback counters and lifts Punk onto his shoulder, but Punk floats over to escape. Ryback charges at Punk, but Punk moves out of the way causing Ryback to ram shoulder-first into the ring steps. Punk and Ryback roll back into the ring and Ryback charges at Punk, but Punk evades causing Ryback to post himself in the corner. Punk hits the high running knee and follows up with a clothesline. Punk heads up top and connects with the Macho Man Diving Elbow Drop. Punk heads outside and grabs a kendo stick from under the ring. Punk slides back into the ring with the kendo stick and begins to assault Ryback. Punk connects with shots to the back, chest, and legs, but Ryback totally no-sells the kendo stick shots. Ryback levels Punk and follows up with a big back body drop. Ryback hits a spinebuster, and Heyman is absolutely apoplectic on the outside. Ryback hits the Meat Hook Clothesline and goes for Shell Shocked… BUT THE REFEREE LOW BLOWS RYBACK! PUNK ROLLS UP RYBACK, AND THE REFEREE MAKES THE QUICK THREE COUNT.
Match Result: CM Punk defeats Ryback after a low blow from the referee.
Match Length: 11:42
Punk and the referee try to head out of the cell, but they can’t seem to get the door unlocked. Ryback heads out of the ring and whips them both into the cage. Ryback rolls the referee back into the ring and decapitates him with the Meat Hook Clothesline. Ryback picks up the referee and absolutely launches him over the top rope and into the cell. Heyman begins to pull Punk out of the cell, but Ryback chases Heyman back up the ramp. Ryback and Punk are on the outside, and Ryback whips Punk toward the cell, but Punk begins to climb. Ryback follows Punk up the wall of the cell, and RYBACK AND PUNK ARE ON TOP OF THE CELL. RYBACK HITS PUNK WITH SHELL SHOCKED ON TOP OF THE CELL! HOLY SHIT. Thankfully, the cell holds, and they don’t fall through to the ring. Ryback stands on top of the cell with one foot on Punk’s broken body to end the show.