WWE Hell in a Cell 2012 Live Coverage
Join us later tonight for LIVE coverage of WWE Hell in a Cell!
Here's the card for tonight's Pay Per View:
- CM Punk (c) vs. Ryback in a Hell in a Cell match for the WWE Championship
- Sheamus (c) vs. The Big Show for the World Heavyweight Championship
- Team Hell No (Kane & Daniel Bryan) (c) vs. Team Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow for the WWE Tag Team Championship
- Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio
- Kofi Kingston (c) vs. The Miz for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
- Eve (c) vs. Layla vs. Kaitlyn for the WWE Divas Championship
Quick results for the evening, due to the incoming hurricane in the region. Sorry for not providing more details.
Looks like Michael Cole, JBL and Jim Ross on commentary this evening.
Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio
Winner: Randy Orton with an RKO
Good back and forth match with some cool sequences, including a missed enzuigiri by Del Rio, which led to the RKO victory.
Video from the pre-show was shown, including something with Cena and Ziggler from earlier, when Cena challenged Ziggler to a match and Ziggler tried to sneak up on him with Vickie in the ring.
Backstage, Josh Mathews interviewed Vickie Guerrero, who claimed she has photos of Cena and AJ together. Guerrero is claiming the two had an affair. She invited AJ to Raw tomorrow night.
Paul Heyman approached Vickie and tried to get CM Punk's Hell in a Cell Match called off. No luck.
Kane & Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Damien Sandow & Cody Rhodes for the WWE Tag Team Championships
Kane and Bryan started bickering during the match after Bryan tagged himself in. Rhodes sidestepped a running knee and Bryan hit Kane instead.
Cody hit the CrossRhodes on Bryan and Kane broke up the pin. Kane flipped out and ended up getting DQ'd, giving the win to Rhodes Scholars, but keeping the titles on Team Hell No.
Winners: Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes via disqualification.
Kofi Kingston (c) vs. The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship
Winner: Kofi Kingston with a Trouble in Paradise kick for the clean pin
Short, 10-minute match. They're really trying to build Miz vs. Kingston as a great rivalry. Kofi told Matt Striker that he was thankful to The Miz for bringing out "the wildcat" in Kingston. Odd.
Backstage, Kane and Daniel Bryan bickered some more.
Antonio Cesaro (c) vs. Justin Gabriel for the United States Championship
I wasn't aware this was a match on the card, but it makes sense given Gabriel's victory on Raw.
Short match, but Cesaro picked up the win after an impressive European Uppercut and The Neutralizer finisher.
Winner: Antonio Cesaro
Backstage, Paul Heyman thanked Vickie Guerrero for cancelling the Hell in a Cell match. Vickie said she never cancelled the match and told Heyman where to go if he doesn't like it.
Michael Cole wished Lilian Garcia a speedy recovery and said she's in a neck brace as a precaution.
Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara vs The Primetime Players
Bonus match! Good back and forth action. Sin Cara took a dive outside of the ring and almost didn't get back up to his feet afterwards. Mysterio picked up the win with a 619 and a splash on Young.
Winners: Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara
Sheamus (c) vs. The Big Show for the World Heavyweight Championship
Backstage, Dolph Ziggler watched on. Remember, he promised to cash in his briefcase tonight.
Great back and forth match, best match of the night so far. Good sequence at the end, with Show dodging a Brogue Kick and hitting Sheamus with the Knockout Punch to pick up the win.
Winner: The Big Show to become the World Heavyweight Champion
No sign of Ziggler after the match. Odd. Perhaps he's gunning for the winner of the Hell in a Cell match?
Backstage, there was a stupid Halloween skit. Ron Simmons made a cameo.
After the skit, Vince McMahon was on the phone, CM Punk approached him and asked him to call off the match. Vince questioned Punk's confidence. He advised Punk to prove he's the best in the world.
Eve (c) vs. Layla vs. Kaitlyn in a triple threat match for the WWE Divas Championship
Very short match. Eve gets the win with a swanton and the pin on Layla.
Winner: Eve to retain the WWE Divas Championship
CM Punk vs. Ryback in a Hell in a Cell match for the WWE Heavyweight Championship
Punk and Heyman shared a hug before Punk climbed into the cell. The crowd was pretty flat for Ryback's intro.
Lots of shenanigans in this match. Punk tried using a fire extinguisher, a chair, and a kendo stick. Referee Brad Maddox, the "novice" referee from a few weeks back, is running this match, and sure enough, he plays a part in the match finish. Maddox not only got in the way of Ryback hitting his finisher on Punk, but he also low-blowed Ryback and gave Punk a fast-count for the victory.
Winner: CM Punk to retain the WWE Heavyweight Championship
Post-match, Punk and Maddox couldn't get out of the cage. The ref on the other side couldn't figure out how to unlock it. Ryback got back to his feet and tore Maddox apart before bringing Punk back into the ring. Punk climbed up to the roof of the cage, and Ryback followed, and gave Punk the Shell Shock on the top of the cage to wrap up the night.
Cheap end to a mediocre show.