|Date: October 2, 2011
|Venue: New Orleans Arena |City: New Orleans, Louisiana
|Attendance: 9,400 |Buys: 180,000
|Brands: Raw & Smackdown
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John Cena Goes To Hell. Tonight the WWE Champion Cena defends his WWE Championship in a triple threat Hell In A Cell match. COO Triple H made the match, giving both CM Punk and Alberto Del Rio their contractual rematches. It will be the first ever triple threat Hell In A Cell match. Since then the three men have been in a war of words but CM Punk and John Cena have been targeting most of their anger towards Alberto Del Rio. The world Heavyweight Championship will also be defended inside Hell In A Cell as Mark Henry puts the title on the line against the man receiving his contractual rematch, the man that Mark Henry has had the better of in recent weeks, Randy Orton.
The Divas Championship will be once again contested between Kelly Kelly and Beth Phoenix. Phoenix pinned Kelly Kelly in a tag team match that earned her a third shot at Kelly Kelly and the Divas Championship. A rivalry that has been raging for months has been between Sheamus and Christian. Christian cost Sheamus title opportunities over the summer and since Christian lost the World Heavyweight Championship to Randy Orton it has been Sheamus that has rubbed salt in the wounds of Christian. Triple H has made Christians life difficult, he put Christian in a match against John Cena on Raw, against Randy Orton on Smackdown and tonight he faces Sheamus.
One of the most confusing storylines over recent months has been the battle of the Sin Cara’s. The original Sin Cara was pout on the shelf by Sheamus at Money In The Bank (failed a drug test) and was supposed to be out for a month or so but returned a lot quicker. Sin Cara would then turn on his partner Daniel Bryan, unleashing a new vicious side. The original Sin Cara then would return and we would find out that the newest Sin Cara was taking the original Sin Cara’s identity, a vice-versa or something that has previously happened in Mexico. Tonight the two Sin Cara’s go one on one in a battle to keep the identity. Also tonight the Tag Team Championships are expected to be on the line with Air Boom putting the titles on the line against the new team managed by Vickie Guerrero, Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger.
In a dark match prior to the event Daniel Bryan defeated JTG.
A video package kicks us off with the voice of “Hell In A Cell”. Bit weird. The package focuses on the two Hell In A Cell matches between John Cena, CM Punk and Alberto Del Rio and the match between Randy Orton and Mark Henry.
Michael Cole welcomes us to New Orleans. He’s joined by Jim Ross and Booker T. The Miz and R-Truth then show up in the crowd. John Laurinaitis comes out to question why they are there but they have tickets. Doesn’t matter, they’re kicked out!
Sheamus vs. Christian
This is a first PPV match between these two men. Sheamus has a 0-1 record at this event, Christian makes his Hell In A Cell debut. Sheamus takes down Christian early with a belly to back suplex. Sheamus hits a headlock takeover but Christian slaps him in the face. Sheamus hits a big clothesline for the first near fall of the night. Christian exits the ring and Sheamus chases him back into the ring where Christian catches him with another right hand. Christian looks for his trademark uppercut but Sheamus counters and hits ten big clubbing blows to his chest. Sheamus hits an Irish whip but runs into a boot. Sheamus then hits a fallaway slam before heading to the top but Christian pushes him down to the floor below. Christian rolls Sheamus back into the ring and hits him with right hands. Christian hits an uppercut off the middle rope and then applies a chinlock but Sheamus gets out of that.
Sheamus hits a powerslam but misses with an elbow drop. Christian then hits some right hands and kicks but Sheamus fires back with some right hands of his own until Christian drops him with a running knee and a missile dropkick for a one count. Christian slaps Sheamus again which fires Sheamus up. Sheamus hits some clubbing blows and then a couple of clotheslines and a powerslam for a near fall. Sheamus looks for a gorilla press slam but Christian counters and looks for the killswitch but Sheamus counters with an elbow. Christian drops Sheamus on the top rope and then looks for a springboard sunset flip but Sheamus counters with a backbreaker for a two count. Christian hits some right hands and heads to the top but Sheamus meets him up there. Christian fights him off, hits a pendulum kick and a tornado DDT for another one count. Christian attempts the killswitch again but Sheamus counters.
Sheamus pulls himself up to the top rope and hits a flying shoulder charge. He motions for the brogue kicks but Christian avoids it and sends Sheamus to the outside. Sheamus looks to suplex Christian out of the ring but Christian counters and drops Sheamus on the apron. Sheamus then swings Christian out of the ring and looks to slingshot him into the ringpost but Christian counters and drops Sheamus with a spear! Sheamus gets back into the ring but Christian hits him with another spear for a two count. Christian heads to the top but misses with a flying headbutt. Sheamus then looks for the crucifix powerbomb but Christian counters and looks for the killswitch. Sheamus gets out of it and Christian tries for a spear but Sheamus gets out of the way and hits the brogue kick for the three! Sheamus beats Christian in the opener tonight. Good match to kick things off.
Matt Striker is backstage with Mark Henry. Henry shuts down Matt Striker and says it doesn’t matter that he’s never been in Hell In A Cell before, Randy Orton will be joining the Hall Of Pain.
Sin Cara vs. Sin Cara
Well this should be interesting. It’s a blue and yellow Sin Cara vs. a black and red Sin Cara. So I’ll call then blue Sin Cara and black Sin Cara. The black one is the heel one. Black Sin Cara hits the first takedown and then applies a modified surfboard stretch. Blue Sin Cara counters into a pin and a two count. Blue Sin Cara hits a hiptoss as the pace starts to quicken and we then get more counters that results in an arm drag for the blue Sin Cara. More chain wrestling between the two with monkey flips and backflips. Black Sin Cara hits a right hand and a kick followed by a leg scissors. Blue Sin Cara hits one of his own and they start to mirror one another. Blue Sin Cara hits a springboard hurricanrana and a springboard arm drag sending his opponent out of the ring. Blue Sin Cara then dives to the outside, taking out his black counterpart. Blue Sin Cara hits a baseball slide and then looks for an Asai moonsault but misses by a mile.
Black Sin Cara hits a senton for a two count and then locks on a chinlock. Blue Sin Cara fights out of the chinlock and looks for a handspring elbow but black Sin Cara hits him with a dropkick for a two count. Black Sin Cara lays in some kicks and chops and then hammers blue Sin Cara to the outside before hitting him with a suicide dive. The crowd don’t seem too into this match but it’s not too bad. Back in the ring and black Sin Cara gets a near fall. Oh Jim Ross is referring to the Sin Cara’s in the same way as me, blue and black. Black hits a backbreaker for a two count and then goes back to the chinlock. He breaks the chinlock and the two men then collide heads. Black Sin Cara avoids a handspring elbow but gets hit with a tilt-a-whirl headscissors. Blue sends black to the outside and then dives down from the top with a big cross body. Blue hits a roll up for a two count but black hits a powerbomb for a two count.
Black Sin Cara heads to the top but blue Sin Cara goes up with him and hits black with a top rope arm drag. Blue Sin Cara hits a big kick from the apron and then heads to the top and looks for a senton but black moves out of the way and blue rolls through. Blue Sin Cara then hits a sunset powerbomb and that’s enough for the three! The blue Sin Cara beats the black Sin Cara tonight. The original wins. Is this the end of this nonsense? We’ll find out soon I guess. Not a bad match but a hard one to get into which is why the crowd was so flat.
CM Punk is backstage getting ready when David Otunga shows up. Otunga reminds Punk that he has a lawyers degree from Harvard. Punk says that he hates lawyers.
Air Boom (Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston) vs. Dolph Ziggler & Jack Swagger – WWE Tag Team Championship match
This is a first time tag team match between these two teams. Kofi Kingston is 1-0 at Hell In A Cell events, Jack Swagger is 0-2, Dolph Ziggler is 0-1 and Evan Bourne makes his Hell In A Cell debut tonight. Jack Swagger starts the match against Kofi Kingston. Swagger applies a headlock in the early going but breaks it. Kofi applies a headlock of his own but Swagger gets out of it and knocks Kingston down. Vickie Guerrero is ringside and looking great. Kofi hits an uppercut and tags in Evan Bourne who comes in off the top with a stomp for a two count. Swagger powerslams Bourne and tags in Dolph Ziggler. Bourne kicks away at Zigglers legs and tags in Kofi Kingston. Kofi hits a variation of poetry in motion off Bourne’s back for a two count and then tags Evan back in. Bourne hits a leg scissors on Ziggler and then a dropkick for a two count. Bourne runs into Zigglers boot giving Dolph the advantage.
Dolph tags in Swagger who hits some shoulder charges to Bourne and then a hiptoss for a two count. Swagger tags Ziggler back in and Dolph hits a snapmare and an elbow drop for a two count. Bourne avoids a big splash in the corner and tags in Kofi. Kofi goes to bounce off the ropes but Swagger low bridges him and Kingston falls to the outside. Back in the ring and Dolph gets a near fall before applying a chinlock. Kofi gets out of it but Ziggler hits a big dropkick for a two count. Ziggler tags in Swagger who lays in some stomps and applies a front facelock. Swagger breaks the hold and then cheap shots Evan Bourne which allows Ziggler to lay into Kingston. Swagger hits a suplex for a two count and then tags in Ziggler. Dolph hits a snapmare and an elbow drop for a two count. Ziggler tags in Swagger who locks on the ankle lock but Kofi rolls out of it and hits Jack with a DDT.
Swagger tags in Ziggler and Kofi tags Bourne! Evan hits a nice hurricanrana on Dolph and then a couple of kicks before taking out Swagger and coming off the top with double knees to Ziggler for a near fall. Ziggler looks for a fameasser but Bourne counters and hits a standing moonsault. Swagger then come sin and locks the ankle lock on Swagger but Kingston wipes him out with a springboard clothesline. Ziggler then takes out Kofi and nails Bourne with a clothesline. Ziggler tags in Swagger who looks for a top rope powerbomb but Bourne counters with a hurricanrana! He hooks the legs and Kofi pulls Ziggler out of the ring allowing Bourne to get the three! Air Boom retain their Tag Team Championships tonight! Good match between these two teams. Vickie Guerrero is not happy with Jack Swagger.
There’s a video package next for Mark Henry and Randy Orton.
Mark Henry (c) vs. Randy Orton – Hell In A Cell match for the World Heavyweight Championship
This is a second pay per view match between these two men, Mark Henry won the first last month at Night Of Champions. Randy Orton is 2-0 at Hell In A Cell events, Mark Henry makes his debut at the event tonight. Orton has won two of his previous three Hell In A Cell matches. Orton goes right to work on Henry, stomping him out of the ring and then tries to launch him into the side of the cell but Henry blocks it and tries to launch Orton into the cell only for Orton to counter and send Henry face first into the mesh before dropping him with a clothesline. Orton looking to be the only person to go three wins form three at Hell In A Cell tonight. He hits a knee drop on Henry and then looks for the hangmans DDT but Henry counters and smashes Randy into the top turnbuckle. Henry pulls Orton into the ringpost by his arm and then tries to do the same a second time but Randy counters and pulls Henry into the post. Orton dives off the apron but Henry catches him and rams him repeatedly into the ringpost and the side of the cell.
This is Randy Ortons 39th consecutive pay per view which is an all-time record. Henry rolls Orton back into the ring and hits a running powerslam for a two count. Mark Henry then hits a powerslam on the outside of the ring before picking up the ringsteps and throwing them to one side. Henry smashes Orton into the side of the cell and then picks up the ring steps and throws them at Orton who manages to get out of the way. Henry rams Orton face first into the cell. Back in the ring and Henry hits a splash in the corner and then a splash on the mat for a near fall. Henry hits two backbreakers for a two count and then applies a bear hug. Henry rams Orton into the corner and then stands on top of him. Mark goes back to the bear hug and hits a headbutt to take Orton down to his knees. Orton gets out of the hold but Henry hits him with a headbutt and then tosses him out of the ring.
Mark Henry sets up for a world’s strongest slam on the ring steps but Orton counters by climbing up the cell, kicking Henry down and then hitting him with a DDT on the ring steps. Henry gets back up but Orton smashes him into two different ringposts. Back in the ring and Orton hits a Lou Thesz press and lays in some big right hands. Orton hits a nice looking dropkick which sends Henry to the apron where Randy hits the hangmans DDT. Orton motions for an RKO and hits it! Orton hooks the leg but Henry kicks out at 2. Orton then motions for a punt but Mark sees him coming and hits Randy with the world’s strongest slam for the three! Mark Henry retains the World Heavyweight Championship tonight!
After the match Mark Henry grabs a steel chair, hits Orton with another world’s strongest slam and then wraps his ankle in the chair, heads up to the middle rope and looks for a Vader bomb but Orton slides out of the way and then smashes Henry with the chair a few times, all the way up to the entrance stage. Henry manages to get a shot in and then retreats to the back.
Josh Mathews is backstage with Alberto Del Rio who isn’t happy about having to wrestle his rematch in a triple threat match and inside Hell In A Cell. Del Rio says he isn’t an animal but when an animal is trapped they get more vicious. So is he an animal or not? He’s confident of a win anyway.
Cody Rhodes is out next with his baggers. He “lays to rest” the Intercontinental Championship in one of the paper bags and then asks for a velvet bag where he pulls out the old school white strapped Intercontinental Championship title. Rhodes says that he will defend the Intercontinental Championship at any time and any place. Cody is then interrupted by John Laurinaitis who tells Cody that Triple H has demanded that he must defend the title right now against this man….
Cody Rhodes (c) vs. John Morrison – Intercontinental Championship match
Cody is wearing a suit, he’s not prepared to wrestle! This is a first time PPV match between these two men. John Morrison is 1-1 at Hell In A Cell PPV’s, Rhodes is 0-1. Morrison starts the match quickly, taking Rhodes down a couple of times and trying to get an early pin in. Morrison hits a headlock takeover and then avoids a dropkick. Morrison hits another headlock takeover and Cody escapes the ring. This is a Raw vs. Smackdown match, although the brand split is practically dead. Morrison hits a baseball slide on Rhodes and then rolls him back into the ring. Rhodes once again exits the ring and heads back up the aisle but Morrison goes after him. Rhodes drops Morrison with an elbow and then hangs on to the ring post. Cody is looking for the count out here. Morrison hits him with a big kick and then rolls him back into the ring where Cody quickly takes the advantage with a headbutt.
Cody hits a face-first suplex and then stomps on Morrison. Rhodes hits a snapmare and then applies an abdominal stretch. Cody breaks the hold and then hits a kick to the abdomen ala Hardcore Holly before looking for an Alabama slam but Morrison counters with a sunset flip for a two count. Rhodes is up first and hits a clothesline before locking in a figure four. Morrison breaks the hold but Rhodes goes right back to work and hits a kneedrop. Morrison fires back with some elbows, a couple of clotheslines, a dropkick and a standing Spanish fly for a two count. Morrison then sets up for starship pain but Rhodes grabs Morrisons leg before he could go up. The two men counter each others moves until Morrison hits a Pele kick. Rhodes then avoids the flash kick and rolls Morrison up for the three! Cody Rhodes wins the match and retains the Intercontinental Championship!
John Laurinaitis is backstage telling Triple H that Miz and R-Truth have infiltrated the locker room. Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne are laid out, Truth and Miz get dragged out of the arena. Triple H blames Laurinaitis.
Kelly Kelly (c) vs. Beth Phoenix – WWE Divas Championship
This is the third PPV match between these two girls, Kelly Kelly has won the previous two. Both girls make their Hell In A Cell PPV debut tonight. Beth is joined by Natalya and Kelly Kelly has Eve in her corner. Kelly Kelly gets the first few shots in and then a couple of Lou Thesz presses. Kelly heads to the top and hits a clothesline for a two count. Kelly Kelly then looks for a tilt-a-whirl headscissors but Beth counters with a sidewalk slam and then hits a couple of elbow drops for a two count. Beth slams Kelly into the corner, tying her up in a tree of woe and then hitting her with a dropkick. Beth is the top female in the WWE currently if you ask me, no contest. Phoenix applies a front facelock which Kelly fights out of but Beth drops her right back down.
Beth hits a backbreaker and turns it into a submission but Kelly doesn’t tap out. Kelly manages to roll Phoenix up for a two count but Beth immediately takes the advantage hitting a hotshot suplex for a near fall. Beth sets up for a powerbomb but Kelly counters with a hurricanrana for a near fall. Phoenix is up first and hits a clothesline before laying in more right hands. Beth then takes a running punt at the ribs of Kelly before choking her in the middle rope. Kelly hits a neckbreaker and then looks for a sunset flip but Beth reverses for a two count before Kelly reverses for another two count. Kelly Kelly looks for a bulldog but Beth counters and sets up for the glam slam but Kelly counters. Beth misses with a splash in the corner and Kelly rams Beths head off the top turnbuckle a few times.
Kelly Kelly hits a handspring elbow and then hits a bulldog off the top for a very near fall. Natalya gets up on the apron but Eve pulls her down. Natalya throws Eve into the barrier, disposing of her. Kelly looks for a fameasser but Beth counters and hits a Hardcore Holly-esque kick to the abdomen of her own. Beth then applies the an inverted surfboard that Natalya has been utilising recently. Natalya gets on the mic and tells Kelly to cry. Kelly gets to the bottom rope and as the referee sees to Beth Phoenix, Natalya nails Kelly with the microphone. Beth then hits the glam slam and gets the three to win the Divas Championship! A good match between these two girls.
There’s a video package next for the main event.
John Cena (c) vs. CM Punk vs. Alberto Del Rio – Triple threat Hell In A Cell match for the WWE Championship
This is a first time triple threat match between these three men. John Cena is 0-2 at Hell In A Cell events, so not a good show for him, CM Punk is 0-1 and Alberto Del Rio makes his Hell In A Cell debut tonight. CM Punk and John Cena have both been in one Hell In A Cell match before and neither of them won the match. CM Punk chases Del Rio around the ring as the bell rings. Cena then goes after Del Rio but Alberto manages to stay away. Eventually Cena and Punk catch Del Rio and both men hit him with right hands. Punk and Cena then shove one another and Punk rolls Cena up for a two count. Cena and Punk both attempt their finishers on another but both counter. The fight spills out to the outside where Cena sets Del Rio up for the attitude adjustment but CM Punk flies out with a suicide dive on Cena. Punk rolls Del Rio back into the ring and hits him with kicks and then a neckbreaker for a two count.
Punk hits Del Rio with a hard Irish whip and then grabs a chair from under the ring. Punk slides the chair into the ring but Cena attacks Punk from behind. Cena throws Punk at the ring steps but Punk jumps on to the steps only for Del Rio to push Punk into the side of the cell. Back in the ring and Del Rio hits Cena with a backbreaker for a two count. Alberto then grabs a chair from under the ring and sets it up in the corner. Cena hits Del Rio with right hands, a shoulder charge and a side suplex before dropping the five knuckle shuffle. Cena then sets up for the attitude adjustment but Del Rio battles out of it. Alberto then looks for the cross arm breaker but CM Punk kicks Del Rio in the face. Punk then hits Cena and Del Rio with a simultaneous neckbreaker/DDT combo. CM Punk is bleeding from the back. Punk grabs a table out from under the ring and sets it up on the outside before hitting Cena with a running knee on the apron and then looking for a bulldog but Cena throws Punk into the side of the cell.
Alberto Del Rio nails Cena with a chair and then stomps away at his face. Del Rio then sets the chair up in the middle of the ring and uses it it to hit Cena with a backbreaker for a two count. Del Rio pops Cena on the top rope and then ties him up in a tree of woe before choking him with his boot. Del Rio looks for a shoulder charge but Cena pulls himself up. Cena then climbs to his feet on the top rope but CM Punk shakes the ropes, crotching Cena. Punk hits a side Russian leg sweep on Del Rio for a near fall and follows it up with . sit-out suplex for another near fall. Del Rio drops Punk with a clothesline for a near fall and then applies a chinlock. Cena breaks up the chinlock with a top rope fame-asser to Del Rio for a two count. Cena then sets Del Rio up for an attitude adjustment but Del Rio counters with a backstabber. Punk then takes out Del Rio with a kick.
John Cena and CM Punk slug it out in the ring with right hands and kicks. Punk sets up for the go to sleep but Del Rio attacks him with a chair. Alberto takes out both men with the chair and then lays CM Punk on top of Cena with a chair between them. I don’t know why the referee isn’t counting this as a pinfall but Del Rio goes to the top and hits the back of CM Punk with a senton bomb for a two count. Del Rio looks for the cross arm breaker on Punk but Punk counters it and then back body drops Del Rio to the outside. Cena then hits Punk with the attitude adjustment but Del Rio saves the pinfall. Del Rio hits Cena with a shining wizard for a near fall and then tries to lock on the cross arm breaker but Cena blocks it. Punk dives into the ring with a senton bomb on Del Rio to break the hold. Punk baseball slides Del Rio out of the ring and then hits Cena with the go to sleep! Punk hooks the leg but Del Rio pulls him out of the ring and throws him into the side of the cell and then the ring steps.
Alberto Del Rio throws a chair at CM Punk and then gets in the ring but Cena rolls him up for a two count. Del Rio is first up and hits Cena with a clothesline before baseball sliding him out of the ring. Del Rio launches Cena into the ring steps and then into the side of the cell. Alberto grabs a chair and smashes it into Cena’s knee. Punk drops Del Rio on the top rope and then takes him down with a couple of clotheslines. Punk hits a powerslam and then heads to the top and hits a Randy Savage elbow drop for a near fall. Cena hits Punk with a shoulder charge and side suplex and then motions for a five knuckle shuffle but CM Punk kicks him in the face and hits him with a powerslam before going to the top but Del Rio pushes him off the top and through the table that Punk set up earlier! Cena locks the STF on Del Rio but on the outside Ricardo Rodriguez takes out the referee and grabs the key off him, getting into the cell with a steel pipe! John Cena disposes of Rodriguez but Del Rio smashes Cena with the pipe and then locks him out of the cell!
Alberto Del Rio and CM Punk are the only two men left in the cell and CM Punk is still laying in the rubble of a table that he went through. Del Rio rolls Punk back into the ring and hits him with a bridging German suplex for a near fall. Punk counters a second German suplex and rolls Del Rio up for a two count. Punk goes up to the top but Del Rio hits him with a shining wizard for a near fall. Del Rio looks for the cross-arm breaker but Punk counters and hits him with kicks ands a dropkick. Cena is up to his feet on the outside but can’t get back in the cell. Meanwhile CM Punk hits Alberto Del Rio with a bulldog and then a springboard clothesline for a near fall. Del Rio grabs the steel pipe and smashes CM Punk in the face with it! Del Rio gets in Cena’s face before getting in the ring but CM Punk tries to hit him with go to sleep only for Del Rio to nail Punk with the steel pipe twice. Del Rio pins CM Punk and gets the three! Alberto Del Rio wins the WWE Championship!
John Cena gets inside the cell as it raises up but The Miz and R-Truth also come form nowhere and attack Cena, Del Rio, CM Punk, referees and cameramen! Triple H and John Laurinaitis come out but the cell lowers back down! The whole roster then makes their way out but nobody can get in the cell! Miz and Truth have laid out everyone in the ring. And even the cameramen. Someone comes out with bolt cutters and opens the door. Miz and Truth immediately go down to their knees and surrender as police officers get in the cell and cuff them. What a main event and aftermath this has been! Triple H beats down Miz and Truth as they are escorted to the back!
And that was Hell In A Cell 2011. It felt like a really good show. Loads of good matches and nothing terrible. It started well with Sheamus beating Christian. Not necessarily the match I would have had kick off the show but it turned out to be a good match. Sheamus won the match cleanly which to me says this feud is over. I feud like this would normally get two PPV’s but I think this will be the end of this one. The face Sin Cara then beat the heel Sin Cara. I hope this is the end of this. I actually think the hell Sin Cara is better than the face one so hopefully he’ll get a new role. It was an odd match to follow but it has been an odd storyline full stop. It was a pretty average match but not a terrible one. No more Sin Cara vs. Sin Cara matches please!
The WWE Tag Team Championship match was up next and although it wasn’t officially confirmed on Raw or Smackdown it was presumed to happen. Four very talented athletes put on a good match here. Air Boom won and you get the impression that this team might be champions for a while, especially after all the hoo-ha about voting on the name. I like the teams they have defended against and I hope that it comes back round to The Miz and R-Truth as I’d like to see them as champions. Ziggler is still United States Champion so maybe this will lead to a split in his team with Jack Swagger and a feud over the US title. Mark Henry retained the World Heavyweight Championship by beating Randy Orton. This was another decent match from the two. Henry won clean but there was an aftermath with Mark Henry being chased to the back by Orton so it’s hard to say whether this feud will continue. A decent match between these two men though.
We were then treated to a surprise, impromptu match between Cody Rhodes and John Morrison for the Intercontinental Championship. This was a nice way to get both men on the show but I think it’ll just be a one off. This match was ok but suffered due to a lack of story or build to it. Nice to have them both on pay per view though. Beth Phoenix beat Kelly Kelly to win the WWE Divas Championship. I was happy with the result but not the finish. Beth needed help from Natalya to win the match which seems ridiculous as Phoenix is supposed to be the most dominant diva. I like Beth as champion though. This was a decent enough match and I have to give Kelly Kelly props, she’s definitely improved in the ring. Much like Candice Michelle did a few years ago.
The main event was a blinder. I loved the finish with Alberto Del Rio locking WWE Champion John Cena out of the cell. Del Rio then used the pipe to beat CM Punk. I actually thought CM Punk would win the title. The one thing I don’t understand is why Del Rio lost the title to Cena last month just to win it back two weeks later. They should’ve kept the title on Del Rio. But this main event was great. A triple threat isn’t easy to do but they kept this one moving and anyone could have won it. A big win for Del Rio though and I hope he gets a lengthier reign this time. Overall a good show. Go out and watch it.
Overall Rating: 64.28/100 (ranked 50th out of 270)
Match Of The Night: John Cena vs. CM Punk vs. Alberto Del Rio
Worst Match Of The Night: Sin Cara vs. Sin Cara
Surprise Of The Night: A bonus match and chaos at the end of the night
Worst Booking Of The Night: Beth Phoenix needs help from Natalya to beat Kelly Kelly
Superstar Of The Night: Alberto Del Rio
Hell In A Cell 2011 Will Be Remembered For: Alberto Del Rio becoming WWE Champion, winning the triple threat Hell In A Cell match