WWE Hell In A Cell Results (10/28/12) – New World Heavyweight Champion; CM Punk Retains Dirty

WWE Hell in a Cell Results
Sunday, October 28, 2012
From the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia
Report by Sean Hopkins of WrestlingNewsWorld.com

The show opens with a video package highlighting the feuds heading into tonight, particularly the CM Punk/Ryback match that will be taking place inside Hell in a Cell.

The pyro hits and Michael Cole welcomes us to the PPV. They immediately cut to a shot of the Cell and begin hyping the WWE Championship match that will take place inside later tonight.

Singles Match
- Alberto Del Rio w/Ricardo Rodriguez vs. Randy Orton

The entrances:

In the ring, Tony Chimel introduces Ricardo Rodriguez, who introduces Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio makes his way out to the ring to a pretty apathetic reaction from the crowd.

Randy Orton is out to the ring next, and he gets a pretty nice pop from the Atlanta crowd.

The start:

The bell rings and we’re ready to begin. Orton begins clubbing away at Del Rio right away before taking him into the corner, then tossing him out of the ring. Orton follows outside and takes Del Rio out with a big clothesline before slamming Del Rio’s head into the announcer’s table.

Mid-match notes:

Orton slams Del Rio into the ring post before bringing things back into the ring where he stomps away at Del Rio. Orton picks up Del Rio and kicks away at him in the corner before whipping him across the ring and beating on him with a series of rights.

Orton is tossed to the apron and distracted by Ricardo. Del Rio slams Orton’s arm down across the turnbuckle support. He beats up on Orton on the outside for a bit before taking things back into the ring and locking in a key lock hold. Orton fights up to his feet and pushes Del Rio into the corner, fighting his way out of the hold. Del Rio heads to the top but he’s stopped by Orton. Del Rio grabs Orton’s arm and hangs on to it, draping himself over the top rope. He breaks the hold and sends Orton shoulder first into the ring post before kicking at his back hard. Del Rio continues to work over the arm before mocking Orton’s signature pose.

Del Rio hits a single arm DDT for a two count before going back to work on Orton’s arm. Orton fights up to his feet and head butts his way out of the hold, but ends up whipped into the corner. Orton is able to roll up a charging Del Rio for two, but Del Rio comes right back with an arm bar take down, getting another near fall. Del Rio wrenches away at Orton’s arm, rearing back with a chin lock as well. Orton fights out of it, but Del Rio clubs away at Orton’s arm. Del Rio climbs to the top and hangs over the top clinging on to Orton’s arm again, but this time he’s tossed off by Orton and he falls to the floor.

Del Rio heads back into the ring and eats a couple of clotheslines, but Del Rio is able to lock in the cross arm breaker to counter Orton’s powerslam. Orton gets to the ropes to break the hold. Orton connects with a backbreaker that’s good for a two count. Del Rio rolls out to the apron and Orton kicks at him, pulling him back into the ring. Del Rio counters, hanging Orton up on the top rope before kicking at his shoulder.

Del Rio drops to the mat and teases the RKO. He tries, but Orton pushes him off and out to the apron before bringing him back into the ring with the suspension DDT. Orton drops down to the mat and psychs himself up. He tries for the RKO, but Del Rio counters with a backstabber for another two count. Del Rio tries for a DDT, but Orton counters into a powerslam, pinning Del Rio for two. Orton beats on Del Rio in the corner, stomping away and head butting Alberto. Orton places Del Rio on the top turnbuckle and blasts him with a couple of right hands. Orton heads up after Del Rio, but Del Rio fights him off, tying Orton up in the ropes and coming down on top of him with a giant double stomp. It’s still not enough to keep Orton down for three though.

Del Rio is frustrated and he stomps away at Orton. Del Rio heads to the top, but jumps off and does nothing. Orton pushes him away and hits a dropkick. Orton tries for the RKo, but Del Rio counters. He tries to toss Orton into the ring post, but Orton blocks it and elbows Del Rio. Ricardo pulls Orton’s arm into the ring post and Orton turns around into the cross arm breaker. Orton has his hands clasped, but Del Rio pulls them apart and applies the hold.

The finish:

Orton is able to counter with a pin but Del Rio kicks out at two. Del Rio tries for the big kick out of the corner, but Orton counters with the RKO. Orton pins Del Rio for three.

Winner: Randy Orton

We get a recap of Dolph Ziggler attacking John Cena on the pre-show earlier after confronting Vickie Guerrero.

Vickie is backstage and she says she’s got photos of Cena and AJ’s affair, and she’ll prove it on Raw. She’s giving AJ a chance to defend herself tomorrow night. She’s interrupted by Paul Heyman who says that Punk shouldn’t be in a Hell in a Cell match. Vickie says Paul should admit that Punk is afraid of Ryback. Heyman screams and says Punk isn’t afraid of anyone. Heyman says AJ got what she deserved. He heard Vickie was doing a great job, she doesn’t want to mess it up.

WWE Tag Team Championship Match
- Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan & Kane) (c) vs. Team Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow)

The entrances:

Daniel Bryan is the first man out to the ring, arguing with the fans on his way out. He’s followed shortly by his partner Kane. Both men get decent reactions from the crowd.

Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow make their way out to the ring next. Sandow has a mic and he says he thinks there’s something everyone can agree upon. Cody says that by the end of the night, Team Rhodes Scholars will be able to say ‘we are the tag team champions!’.

The start:

The bell rings and it looks like Bryan and Sandow will kick things off. We get a lock up and Sandow backs Bryan into the corner. Bryan reverses things and kicks Sandow repeatedly. Bryan catches Sandow with a knee to the gut before tagging in Kane.

Mid-match notes:

Sandow rolls away and tags in Rhodes who Kane brings in the hard way, then kicks with a low dropkick. Kane brings Rhodes to his feet and hits him with a big right before kicking him in the corner. Kane clotheslines Rhodes before tagging in Bryan. Kane tosses Bryan into Rhodes in the corner and he hits him with a big dropkick. Bryan stomps Rhodes’ elbow before hitting him with a series of uppercuts and kicks.

Kane tags into the match and takes Cody down to the mat with a big slam, then follows up with an elbow drop. He gets a two count. Kane picks Cody up, but Rhodes kicks Kane and gets in a couple of rights. Sandow makes the blind tag and breaks up a chokeslam, taking Kane into the corner and stomping away at him. Rhodes tags back in and stomps away at Kane before tagging right back out. Sandow sends Kane out to the ring apron, tagging him with a couple of rights. Sandow locks in a head lock and tags Rhodes back in. Kane fights back against both men, but takes a dropkick to the knee from Cody. Sandow tags back in and Kane again tries to fight off both men.

Sandow leaps off the middle rope into a big right hand. Bryan tags in and kicks away at Sandow in the corner. Bryan flips over Sandow and takes him out with a flying clothesline before kicking away at Sandow’s chest. Bryan is able to send Sandow out of the ring and he leaps through the ropes, taking out Sandow. Bryan sends things back into the ring, but he’s distracted by Rhodes and sent back to the outside by Sandow. Sandow follows to the outside and brings things right back into the ring where he tags in Rhodes. Rhodes hits a running knee to Bryan’s head, good for a two count.

Sandow drags Bryan out to the ring apron and drives his elbow down across Bryan’s face. Sandow pins Bryan for two before tagging in Cody. Rhodes comes in and clamps on an arm bar. Bryan fights up to his feet, and out of the hold, peppering Rhodes with right hands, but he runs right into a knee to the stomach from Rhodes. Rhodes tags out and Sandow comes in with a series of knees to Bryan’s ribs that’s good for another near fall. Sandow hits a Russian leg sweep. He flips off Kane and hits an elbow drop before hitting Bryan with a couple of clubbing blows to the chest. Sandow locks on a rear chin lock, but Bryan is able to fight to his feet. He lands on his feet when Sandow tries for a suplex. Bryan tries for the No lock, but hits a drop toe hold sending Sandow into the middle turnbuckle instead.

Both men make the tag and Kane wipes out Rhodes with a big back drop and a huge side walk slam. Kane heads up to the top rope, but he’s distracted by Sandow, allowing Rhodes to climb up after him. Rhodes tries for a superplex, but Kane pushes him away and leaps off the tope rope with a huge clothesline. Bryan tags himself in and hits a top rope head butt, but Kane pulls him off when he pins Cody.

Kane and Bryan argue. Sandow pulls Kane from the ring, and Bryan backdrops Rhodes to the outside on top of Kane. Bryan heads to the apron and goes for the flying knee, but Rhodes moves and Bryan connects with Kane. Bryan heads back into the ring, but he’s pulled to the floor by Kane. They get into a shoving match. Rhodes hits Kane with a baseball slide. Rhodes brings things back into the ring and hits cross Rhodes, but Kane breaks up the pin and wears out Rhodes with right hands in the corner.

The finish:

Kane brings Sandow back into the ring and beats on both opponents in the corner. The ref calls for the bell but Kane continues to attack everyone, chokeslamming Sandow.

Winners by DQ: Team Rhodes Scholars

Bryan and Kane argue after the match, and Bryan makes his way angrily to the back, but they’re still the tag team champions.

Josh Matthews is backstage with the Miz. Miz says doomsday might be sooner than people might think. With Kofi Kingston as the WWE Intercontinental Champion, the bar is lowered and mediocrity is accepted. And once society accepts that, it crumbles. Prep as if the end is near. Miz will continue to be awesome. Now he has to go beat Kingston, win back his title, and in the process, save the world. This whole promo was tied to a stupid commercial for some Doomsday Preppers show that ran right before the segment.

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
- Kofi Kingston (c) vs. The Miz

The entrances:

Kofi Kingston is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and he gets a nice reaction from the fans in attendance as comes down the aisle.

Miz is out next, and he has his silly blow-up letters that he uses from time to time. He doesn’t get too much of a reaction out of the fans.

The start:

The bell rings and Kofi and Miz have a stare down in the middle of the ring. Kofi hits Miz with a couple of right hands. Miz tries for the SCF, but Kofi fights it off. Kofi tries for Trouble in Paradise, but Miz bails to the outside.

Mid-match notes:

Miz heads back into the ring and takes Kofi into the corner. Kofi comes right back, taking Miz down to the mat before tossing him over the top rope to the outside. Kofi heads out after Miz and tries to whip him into the ring steps, but it’s reversed. Kofi leaps over the steps, but eats a big boot from Miz.

Miz brings things back into the ring where he puts on a rear chin lock, wearing Kofi down to the mat. Kofi is able to fight up to his feet and out of the hold, but Miz pulls him down to the mat by his hair before catching him with a running boot to the face for a two count. Miz hits his running corner clothesline, then heads to the top, hitting a double axe handle smash for another near fall.

Kofi is able to connect with a giant clothesline on a charging Miz. Kofi hits a couple of clotheslines and a big dropkick before hitting the boom drop. Kofi calls for the Trouble in Paradise. Miz bails to the outside again but Kofi is quick to follow. Miz heads back inside and so does Kofi, where he rolls Miz up for two. Kofi connects with a big cross body for another two count, but then he runs into a boot from Miz. Miz hits a backbreaker, but a series of reversals leads to the SOS from Kofi. Miz rolls to the apron, but avoids a suplex on his way in. Miz drops down with Kofi’s leg on his shoulder and Kofi grabs at his knee.

Miz wraps Kofi’s leg around the middle rope and wrenches away before taking off his knee pad and anything else covering Kofi’s knee. Miz stomps away at Kofi’s knee before wrapping his leg around the middle rope again. Kofi hits Miz with a back elbow before heading to the top. Miz pulls Kofi off of the ropes before locking in a single leg Boston crab. Kofi screams in pain, but he’s able to fight over to the ropes. Miz pulls him back to the center of the ring. Kofi counters into a roll up, but Miz kicks out. Miz hits Kofi with a low DDT but Kofi won’t stay down for three.

The finish:

Kofi tries for Trouble in Paradise, but Miz avoids it and tries for the SCF. Kofi fights it off and kicks Miz to the outside. Miz heads back into the ring and walks into Trouble in Paradise from Kofi. Kingston pins Miz, and this one is over.

Winner and STILL WWE Intercontinental Champion: Kofi Kingston

Matt Striker is in the ring following the match. Kingston thanks the Miz for bringing out the wildcat within him. He says he’s proud to be our Intercontinental Champion.

Kane and Daniel Bryan and backstage arguing. Kane says maybe Bryan was too busy thinking about the vegan candy he won’t be getting for Halloween. Bryan makes fun of Kane’s mask. Kane makes fun of Bryan’s goat face. Bryan says that Kane is impossible. Kane says that he is the tag team champions. Bryan says he’s the tag team champions.

WWE United States Championship Match
Antonio Cesaro (c) vs. Justin Gabriel

The entrances:

Antonio Cesaro is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and the champ doesn’t get much of a reaction out of the crowd. He grabs a mic and begins speaking in German or Swiss about Halloween. He also says something about being the United States Champion.

Justin Gabriel is out to the ring next, and he too doesn’t get much of a reaction out of the crowd.

The start:

The bell rings and Cesaro takes Gabriel right down to the mat, rubbing his face into the mat. Gabriel tries to fight up but Cesaro takes him right back down to the mat. Gabriel is able to connect with an arm drag, but Cesaro comes back with a big right hand.

Mid-match notes:

Gabriel comes up with a couple of chops and a monkey flip, but when he jumps to the top rope, Cesaro pushes him out to the floor. Cesaro heads out after Gabriel and slams him head first into the apron before bringing things back into the ring and hitting a leg drop. Cesaro hits a big European uppercut before mounting Gabriel and punching away.

Cesaro hits Gabriel with an uppercut to the back of the head before locking in a rear chin lock and burying his knee in Gabriel’s back. Cesaro picks up Gabriel and slams him down across the top turnbuckle before running in with a high knee in the corner. Cesaro picks up Gabriel and hits a fall away slam that’s good for a near fall. He leaps up and hits a double stomp, then another, crashing down on top of Gabriel. Cesaro clamps on an arm bar before picking up Gabriel and planting him back down on the mat. Cesaro tries for a German suplex, but Gabriel lands on his feet and hits a kick to Cesaro’s face before hitting a springboard moonsault for two. Gabriel runs right into a giant clothesline from Cesaro.

The finish:

Gabriel is able to come up with a DDT out of nowhere for two. Gabriel heads to the top and tries for the 450, but Cesaro rolls out of the way. Gabriel goes across the ring and hits a moonsault into a reverse DDT for a two count. Cesaro rolls to the outside and Gabriel hits a dropkick through the ropes. Gabriel leaps from the top rope right into a giant European uppercut from Cesaro. Cesaro brings Gabriel back into the ring and hits the neutralizer, putting Gabriel down for the three count.

Winner and STILL WWE US Champion: Antonio Cesaro

We get a video package that highlights the dominant undefeated streak of Ryback over the past few months.

Vickie Guerrero is backstage and she’s interrupted by Paul Heyman again. Heyman says she has thrilled Punk by deciding to cancel Hell in a Cell. He says that he and Punk are going to catch an 11 o’clock to Chicago, but they’ll be at Raw tomorrow. Vickie says the match is still on, and if he has a problem with that, he knows where he can go.

Tag Team Match
- Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara vs. The Prime Time Players

The entrances:

Rey Mysterio makes his way out to the ring to a nice pop from the crowd. Cole updates us on the condition of Lillian Garcia, letting us know that she’s at home resting comfortably. Sin Cara is out to the ring next, and he gets a pretty nice reaction from the crowd, but nowhere near the same kind of pop as Mysterio.

The Prime Time Players are out to the ring next, and they get next to no reaction from the crowd on their way into the arena.

The start:

Darren Young and Sin Cara kick things off for their teams. Young is able to sidestep a reverse handspring elbow, but he catches a hurricanrana. Mysterio tags into the match and the duo hit a lionsault/leg drop combo.

Mid-match notes:

Mysterio is shouldered by Young, but Mysterio kicks Young into the ropes. He runs right into a big belly to belly suplex from Young. Titus tags into the ring and kicks away at Mysterio. Titus hits a big uppercut before hitting Mysterio with a big elbow to the jaw. Young tags back in and the two big men hit a double shoulder block. Young tries to pin Mysterio but can’t keep him down.

Young locks in a rear chim lock, but Mysterio is able to fight his way out with a couple of kicks. Titus tags back into the match and eats a couple of kicks from Mysterio. Cara is able to tag back into the ring and he hits a springboard dropkick. Cara hits Titus with a series of kicks before being tossed out to the apron. Cara hits another kick and hits a springboard cross body to take out Titus. Cara ends up shouldered and driven into the corner turnbuckle by Titus before being dropped down across his knee twice and tossed aside. Young tags back in and he drops Cara with a belly to back suplex.

Young locks in a body scissors, but Cara is able to fight to his feet. Cara reverses a suplex into a body press for a two count. Cara rolls out to the apron. Cara is able to fight off both opponents briefly, but Young drops him with a suplex on the apron. Young goes for the pin but Mysterio is able to break things up. Titus tags back into the mat and kicks away at Cara, taunting him. Young pulls Cara to his feet and Cara tries to fight back, but Titus slams him down to the mat. Young tags in and Titus suplexes him down on top of Cara.

Cara fights off Young in the corner, but Young plows him over with a giant clothesline. Cara hits Young with a low kick, but Young fights right back, tagging out to Titus. Titus slaps Cara across the face, and Cara begins to fight back. Titus takes Cara down and suplexes him. Titus locks on an abdominal stretch.

Titus breaks the hold to hit a big clothesline that’s good for two. Young tags back into the match and hits Cara with a big back elbow. Young drops Cara down across his knee with a big backbreaker. Titus tags back into the match and drop and elbow across Cara’s back. Young tosses Cara into the corner and charges in, but Cara moves and Titus crashes shoulder first into the ring post. Cara tries to make the tag, fighting off Titus with a standing sliced bread #2. Both men make the tag and Mysterio comes in with a hurricanrana to Young. Mysterio heads to the top and hits a seated senton before planting Young with a big tilt a whirl DDT.

Titus breaks the hold to hit a big clothesline that’s good for two. Young tags back into the match and hits Cara with a big back elbow. Young drops Cara down across his knee with a big backbreaker. Titus tags back into the match and drop and elbow across Cara’s back. Young tosses Cara into the corner and charges in, but Cara moves and Titus crashes shoulder first into the ring post. Cara tries to make the tag, fighting off Titus with a standing sliced bread #2. Both men make the tag and Mysterio comes in with a hurricanrana to Young. Mysterio heads to the top and hits a seated senton before planting Young with a big tilt a whirl DDT.

The finish:

Mysterio tries to roll up Young, but avoids a punch to the face. Mysterio catches Young with a kick to the side of the head before low bridging Titus and sending him to the outside. Cara heads to the top and leaps to the outside to take out Titus. Mysterio is able to hurricanrana Young into the ropes. Mysterio hits the 619 and drops the dime, getting the pin, and the three count.

Winners: Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara

Following the match, doctors are out to check on Cara, who is slow to make his way back to his feet. Cara does get up and heads back into the ring. Cara and Mysterio celebrate their win.

World Heavyweight Championship Match
- Sheamus (c) vs. Big Show

We get a video package that highlights the recent issues between these two men, as well as their argument as to whether the Brougue kick, or the WMD is the more devastating finisher.

The entrances:

Sheamus is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and the champion gets a fairly warm reaction from the crowd.

The Big Show is out next, and it’s obvious that he’s not going to be the fan favorite in this match.

After formal ring introductions for both men, we’re ready to begin.

The start:

The bell rings and both men begin circling. We get a lock up and Show pushes Sheamus away. Show sends Sheamus into the ropes and hits a big shoulderblock. Sheamus tries to fight back, but Show takes him down with a clubbing blow across the back. Show beats on Sheamus in the corner before hitting him with a giant chop to the chest.

Mid-match notes:

Sheamus tries to fight back, so Show hits him with another chop to the chest. Show calls for another chop, but Sheamus fights back with a couple of body shots. Shows hits a back splash in the corner, but Sheamus pops out with a chop block to the knee. Show bails to the outside.

Show is slow to head back into the ring, taking his time. Sheamus jumps on Show and attacks him in the corner, burying his shoulder in Sheamus’ midsection. Show sends Sheamus over the top and to the outside. Show heads out after Sheamus and hits him with another big chop to the chest. Show launches Sheamus, sending him crashing into the barricade. Show picks up Sheamus and sends him back into the ring. He follows and chokes Sheamus against the middle rope. Sheamus begins to fight back, but he runs right into a side slam that puts him down for a near fall.

Show hits Sheamus with another big chop to the chest, and the champions crumples to the mat. Sheamus tries to fight back, so Show knees him in the face. Show chokes Sheamus against the bottom rope with his boot. Show heads to the outside and drags Sheamus out after him, tossing him over the announcer’s table. Show brings Sheamus right back into the ring and climbs in after him. Show drops a big elbow across Sheamus’ throat, but it’s not enough for a three count. Sheamus tries to fire back with a couple of right hands, but Show tosses him over the top again, sending him out to the floor.

Sheamus crawls back up to the apron and catches Show with a shoulder to the gut before slingshotting himself over the top with a shoulder block to take out Show. Sheamus hits the ropes, but Show gets his boot up and Sheamus runs right into it. Big Show waits for Sheamus to stand, then sends him back down to the mat with a right hand across the back. Show drives his knee into Sheamus’ head.

Sheamus pulls himself to his feet and hits Show with a series of rights and lefts. Sheamus hits the ropes and runs right into a big bear hug from Show. Sheamus clubs away at Show’s back to break the hold. He tries to pick up Show for a slam, but he falls back and Show falls on top of him. Show heads to the second rope and hits the Vader bomb for another two count.

Show calls for the chokeslam, but Sheamus is able to counter with a DDT. Sheamus scrambles for the pin, but Show tosses him off to the outside. Sheamus hangs Show up on the top rope before sitting on the top rope and clubbing away at Show’s chest. Show grabs Sheamus around the throat, but Sheamus fights it off and leaps over Show. Show is able to connect with the chokeslam, but Sheamus won’t stay down for a three count.

Show stands over top of Sheamus and tries for the camel clutch, but Sheamus fights back. Show drops an elbow, but misses Sheamus. Sheamus comes back and tries for the cloverleaf, but Show kicks him away, sending him to the outside again. Show comes down with another chop across Sheamus’ chest. He picks up the champ, but Sheamus falls back and pushes Show into the ring post before hitting him with a big shoulder block, driving him back into the post again. Back in the ring, Show grabs Sheamus by the throat, but Sheamus fights it off and hits a couple of running axe handle smashes to take Show off his feet. Sheamus picks Show up and drops him with the white noise but Show kicks out at two.

Sheamus tries for the Brogue kick, but Show avoids it and hits the KO punch. Show goes for the pin, but Sheamus kicks out at two. Show goes for another KO punch, but Sheamus ducks it and connects with the Brogue kick. Show is able to kick out at two.

The finish:

Sheamus gets to his feet first and psychs himself up. Sheamus tries for the Brogue kick, but Show catches him with a KO punch instead. Show pins Sheamus, and gets the three count.

Winner and NEW World Heavyweight Champion: The Big Show

Booker T is shown backstage and Eve tries to talk to him, but he says he needs to check on Sheamus. Teddy Long walks in an says Eve tries to make him look bad and he attacked Kaitlyn, and tonight she’ll get her comeuppance. Eve says he’d like that. Zack Ryder comes in and says they’d all like it. Ryder is dressed as a witch, and says he’s dressed as Eve. Eve storms out to get ready for her match. Santino comes in dressed as Lady Gaga and sings and dances for a bit before Ron Simmons comes in and says ‘DAMN!’ breaking everything up.

Vince McMahon is shown talking on his cell phone backstage. He turns around and Punk is waiting there. He tells Vince to call off the Cell match tonight. Vince asks if Punk is lacking confidence in himself, or if he’s intimidated, or scared of Ryback. Vince says he needs to go out and prove to everybody that CM Punk is the best in the world. Punk doesn’t look too happy about it as he walks away.

Triple Threat Match for the WWE Divas Championship
- Eve (c) vs. Kaitlyn vs. Layla

The entrances:

Eve is the first woman to make her way out to the ring, and the defending champion doesn’t get a very warm reaction from the crowd.

Layla is out next, and she too gets a luke warm reaction from the crowd.

Kaitlyn is out next, and I guess she gets the best reaction, but the crowd doesn’t seem like they’re going to care about this one.

The start:

The bell rings and Kaitlyn and Layla team up on Eve right away. Eve bails to the outside and Layla follows. Eve shoves Layla away before begin taken out by Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn brings things back into the ring where she and Layla take turns working over Eve.

Mid-match notes:

Layla rolls up Kaitlyn for two. This leads to a bit of a shove before both go for the cover on Eve. Layla takes Kaitlyn over with an arm drag. Kaitlyn rolls Layla up for two and the ladies trade near falls.

Eve breaks things up and sends Layla from the ring. Eve slams Kaitlyn into the ropes before standing on and dropping a knee on Kaitlyn’s ankle. Eve ties up Kaitlyn’s legs and wrenches back. Kaitlyn reaches for the ropes, but Eve breaks the hold to focus on Layla. Layla catches Eve with a couple of big kicks before stomping and unloading on Eve in the corner with a series of forearms. Layla comes out of the corner with a big cross body. Eve throws Layla down into the splits and Layla does the same to Eve. Kaitlyn cracks their heads together before locking in an arm bar on Layla.

Layla makes it to the ropes to force a break. Kaitlyn shoulders Layla and drops her down across her knee. Layla gets up and catches Kaitlyn with a kick to the side of the head, but the pin is broken up by Eve. Layla breaks up a pin attempt by Eve. Eve tosses Layla into the ropes and is rolled up by Kaitlyn for two. Kaitlyn kicks Eve in the chest before taking Eve to the mat with a bulldog. Kaitlyn takes Layla into the corner and buries her shoulder into Layla’s midsection, but she eats a boot to the face.

The finish:

Layla hits a cross body, but Kaitlyn rolls through and slams her to the mat. She goes for the pin, but Eve comes in with a dive from the middle rope. Eve pins Layla and gets the three count.

Winner and STILL WWE Divas Champion: Eve

Josh Mathews is backstage with the Big Show. Show says no more 45 seconds, he’s reached the top of the mountain. Tonight everyone’s worst nightmare has come through. The giant is the World Heavyweight Champion, and he dares anyone to come take it away from him. Sheamus is shown backstage being checked on by medical personnel.

Hell in a Cell Match for the WWE Championship
- CM Punk (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Ryback

We get a video package that shows the events of the last few weeks that led up to this match.

The Cell is shown being lowered to the ground for the main event of the evening. It’s always an impressive sight to see as the Cell has grown to an impressive height from what it started at.

The entrances:

CM Punk is the first man to make his way out to the ring and he’s accompanied by his advisor Paul Heyman. Punk gets a nice reaction from the crowd on his way down toward the Cell.

Ryback is the next man to make his way out to the ring, and the undefeated monster gets a pretty nice reaction from the crowd, although there are a couple of audible ‘Goldberg’ chants from the crowd.

After formal ring introductions for both men, we’re ready to begin the main event of the evening.

The start:

The bell rings and Punk heads to the outside. Punk heads back into the ring and circles Ryback, avoiding a lock up and heading to the outside again. Heyman tells Punk he believes in him. Punk heads back into the ring and circles Ryback.

Mid-match notes

Punk ducks another lock up, and chops Ryback. Ryback chases his across the ring, picks him up by the neck, and sends him across the ring, stomping down into Punk’s chest. Ryback slams Punk down to the mat repeatedly before whipping him across the ring hard.

Punk tries for a tornado DDT, but he’s tossed away by Ryback. Ryback sends Punk over the top rope to the outside. Ryback follows and Punk tries to pull the door open. Ryback tosses Punk into the cage, then does it again. Punk crawls under the ring and Heyman begs Ryback to leave him alone. Ryback looks under the ring and Punk sprays Ryback with a fire extinguisher before charging and sending him crashing into the Cell wall. Punk grabs a chair from under the ring, and he runs right into a big boot from Ryback, sending the chair crashing into his skull. Ryback picks Punk up and gorilla presses him into the ring. Ryback heads into the ring and presses Punk again, dropping him to the mat.

Punk avoids Ryback and the monster crashes into the turnbuckles. Punk hits a springboard clothesline, then heads up to the top. Punk hits a double axe handle smash, then heads up top again. Punk hits another double axe handle, then heads up to the top a third time. Punk leaps off and is caught by Ryback before being driven into the corner. Punk catches Ryback with a back kick to the face to stop his momentum. Punk leaps through the ropes to take out Ryback. Punk hits Ryback with the chair before dropping Ryback with a neckbreaker on the floor.

Punk tries for the neckbreaker again, but Ryback fights it off. Ryback charges, and Punk moves, allowing Ryback to crash into the steel steps. Punk rolls back into the ring. Ryback is up and in the ring quickly. Punk clamps on a rear chin lock. Ryback fights to his feet with Punk on his back, dropping him with a backpack stunner. Punk struggles up to his feet and avoids a spear in the corner. Ryback goes in shoulder first into the ring post, but recovers quickly. Punk hits the running knee in the corner, following up with a clothesline. Punk heads up to the top rope and hits the elbow drop.

Punk grabs a kendo stick and whack Ryback across the back repeatedly. Ryback stands and shrugs off the blows. Ryback clotheslines Punk, then back body drops him before hitting a spine buster. Ryback charges in with a big clothesline before calling for shell shock.\

The finish:

Ryback shoulders Punk and marches around the ring. The ref stops Ryback and gets down, low blowing Ryback. Punk rolls up Ryback and the ref fast counts to three.

Winner and STILL WWE Champion: CM Punk

Following the match Punk pleads with the referees to unlock the Cell. Ryback recovers and takes out the ref before launching Punk into the Cell wall. Ryback then turns back to the ref and launches him into the Cell wall before tossing him back into the ring. Ryback winds up and clotheslines the ref before picking him up and pressing him over his head, throwing him to the outside into the Cell wall. Heyman tries to drag Punk out of the Cell, but Ryback stops him. Ryback whips Punk into the Cell and Punk leaps and begins climbing to the top of the Cell. Ryback follows up after Punk.

Punk begs off but Ryback follows. Ryback shoulders Punk and drops him with shell shock on top of the cell. Ryback stands on top of the Cell and leads the crowd in a ‘Feed me more’ chant’.

The PPV stands with Ryback standing triumphantly over Punk with his foot on his chest on top of the Cell.

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  • Dave Barton

    Lazy booking for Punk/Ryback…just a poor finish.

    • aeaton45

      Lazy? Nobody saw that coming. I have not heard one person say that the ref will screw ryback. The WWE threw a swerve that we didnt expect. I thought it was awesome and a great way to still make ryback look strong. Punk and Heyman are money at whatever they do.

    • Veeve

      Lazy booking? I dont see you coming up with any good suggestions. This way they don’t kill Rybacks momentum and keep things interesting.

    • bryan

      Tell me what you would do that would be so much better?

    • Simon Veitch

      In all honesty, would you have preferred they destroy Punks momentum going into Rumble with Rock? Destroy Rybacks build by having him lose clean? Or do what everyone in the IWC expected which was have Lesnar come in and destroy Ryback?

      WWE Booked themselves into a corner with this one as Richard has said on numerous occasions, at least going with this end, the low blow from the referee, the fast count, and getting the hell out, then Ryback going nuts destroying Punk and ending the PPV strong at least clings to any credibility that Ryback had and builds a future story line without a title change.

    • determined

      i thought that's what the iwc wanted.

    • Robert olley

      Not lazy booking it keeps punks title reign,ryback a momentum and it gets brad maddoxcalled into the roster as a wrestler not ref triple win from where I’m standing.

    • Monty

      I don't think so now this angle will work out for the best on a 5-5 survivor series match with team hayman vs team raw or team Vince

      Punk will remain the champion till royal rumble where rock will beat him to face cena and punk will face Austin

      Taker will look for someone and that someone my friend will be HBK good night I am starting to mumble stuff that's unreal lol

      One thing I do hope for is a long and strong title reign from show where he just beats everyone like the biggest athlete he is build up to be. How about this taker vs big sow? Or I would LVE for taker vs Kane or I know Nash can't do it as well but diesel vs taker

      My money Kane vs taker since Kane can still bring it

    • PhilT81

      They were in a no-win situation and there were worse finishes. When I saw them heading up to the to of the cell I was genuinely concerned for their safety as that’s always a risky spot. Even performing moves on top of that truss is going to hurt. Ryback took the truss impact with Punk just landing on cage – which has far more give but is going to hurt your skin. Punk already had quite a big cut from earlier in the match.

    • Austin

      I liked it. It caught me off guard.

    • Joey

      I agree. I thought Ryback was going to win it, and then at Survivor Series have a Triple Threat Cena/Punk/Ryback. That way Punk can win it back, and Ryback doesn't have to be pinned.

  • Vincent

    Didn’t see that one coming so the unstoppable force lost well what a waste of space so glad to have wasted my time watching it oh punk rock cena three way dance at the rumble for the belt me thinks and cena will pin the rock

  • Mr.Boswell

    i hope all of you TRUE wrestling fans are watching the garbage they are feeding us and i hope you are all dissapointed in what you see. Many opportunities were missed from cashing in to brock returning. Also am i the only one who remembers vickie fooling around with a member of the roster they are feeding unsensical garbage. whenever wwe does anything they only get 10% of it right and the other 90 is crap something has to be done immediately or wwe is in big trouble i dont care how much money they make they arent unstoppable especially with the rating the NFL,MLB,UFC,NBA,etc. are pulling they can not afford to lose any more viewers and i for 1 will not take much more of this i have been a fan for well over 15 years non stop and im about done. Sorry for so much i just had to get this off my chest after what i just saw

  • -|AZ|-

    What on the blue HELL was dat!!! Disappointed wid d finish of d title match, but liked the finish of the PPV ;-)

    New WHC, nice m/

    and d best of all "I'm still the tag team champions"…

    -|AZ|-

  • BigMike

    another Nick Patrick ending or should I say a Danny Davis Ending if anyone remembers the 80's……….IMO they should have put Ryback over Punk BUt then Let a BUNCH of People come in and take out Ryback and Dolph come out and cash in his MITB and get the pin even though he is SD let Vickie say she allowed it

  • J.J.

    seriously??? you know for the wwe not wanting any special mentioning for refs they REALLY dropped the ball w/ this one. They couldn't get someone like mark henry to screw things up or something??? shoot pull an edge from a hell in a cell match from a couple of years ago

    • Austin

      This show sucked, but I don’t have a problem with the Ryback/Punk finish. It was genuinely surprising, adds another wrestle to the roster(hopefully), and gives new intrigue to the big story.

  • H.M.

    Underwhelming show. I wasn't expecting a Bret Hart/HBK calibur match from Ryback and Punk but that was rather short and dull aside from the…interesting ending of which I hope has a solid follow up rather than it just fizzling away into some stupid mindnumbing angle.

  • chris

    Once I saw the ref for PunkvRyback was same ref who blew the call on the Raw after NoC, the finish was obvious. I had completely forgotten that story line and howit was kind of just blown over quickly, but actually glad they brought it back into play.

  • joe

    What a waste i cant believe i paid 50 bucks for this piece of crao ppv

  • teamUsUcK

    By far.. the most boring sumbesf ppv ive ever seen… horrible.booking, the crowd was dead as hell nd the ending was right out of the WCW pages… fuckin horrible

  • Bitan

    And the standard of the HIAC match falls further very lousy match !!!!!

  • Gary

    Agreed.

  • Philuk

    I'm glad I didn't stay up to watch that bs

  • AJ

    I’m disappointed with how awful the grammar is. The segment with Eve and Teddy didn’t even make sense at all…

  • Razmos

    Agreed, i guess the loss will be deleted from the record books due to ref interference, meaning RYBACK still goes down as undefeated!! But if thats the case surely he would get a rematch? But you can bet your bottom doller that Cena will be facing Punk at Suvivor Series!!!

  • CJ

    Rubbish hell in a cell match and genually a rubbish ppv. Can wwe get any worse!!!!??????? The only thing that can turn this around is the “nature boy” coming back on raw!!!

  • Your Favorite #Heel

    I really hate that ref(and the writers who made this happen). Another person screwed out of the championship. And, a ref LOW-BLOWING a superstar? This was the same ref that did the Cena vs. Punk match at NOC! These writers MUST be stupid!

  • ben kazama

    And the standard of the HIAC match falls further very lousy match !!!!!

  • Lloyd clarke

    Wow, that sucked didn’t it??

    Glad it was free, gutted for our friends across the pond who paid for that :-(

  • tngbeard

    When I saw this finish I instantly thought of Eric Bischoff. The ref even looked like him.

  • Bill

    sounds like the second best PPV of the year

  • Tyler Bowles

    Horrible ending to an okay paper view.

  • Shawn

    Totally caught off guard did not expect that. Take that IWC u can all suck it nobody expected that now bow down to WWE creative for surely surprising you or even shocking you maybe it was lazy booking but it worked like a charm teaches everyone to expect the unexpected don’t underestimate it’s not easy creating pg programming for all audiences to watch but everyone no matter if u pvr it or watch it live tune in every Monday to watch it so stop talking all this shit and just enjoy it please shut the fuck up about how creative is that and creative is this would u like some cheese with that whine

    • paul moholland

      you must be on vinny macs kiss my ass club!!!!

  • DirtyDeeeee

    An absolutely terrible ppv. Main event could’ve been booked so much better! At least Sheamus has the title off of him :p

  • izblack

    And the Boeing reign of CM “Chicken Shit here me whine about respect” Punk continues. Boy did that match suck last night

  • snuggle

    I think that Ryback proved that he can hang with punk. Other than the dirty finish the match was good. Ryback handled himself like a true main event star, couldn’t tell it was his first time in a Cell. I think that Vince has found a guy who will be a huge star and main event talent for years to come. Feed him more!!

  • Paul

    My friends and I were bummed there was no ziggler cash in. We were on the edge of our seats waiting for ounk to go through the cage at the end, a number of "oh, that's it" when it didn't happen. We did like the PPV though

  • Jomy john jose

    Ryback is idoit to me the cena the only hero defeted that cm punk

    • snuggle

      What how you call somebody an idiot, but you can’t spell or write or talk. You’re the idiot lmao!

  • Ray

    Not buying another ppv till wrestlemania. Being the only majour wrestling company should not be an excuse for pushing a garbage product. Waste Of Money!

  • Jamie

    Poor finish, bad way to end rybacks streak I could have though of better ways for it to end.

  • Evon Reese

    Punk had his chance to shine. He wanted to be the main event. He proved how bad he sucked without a major star for him to ride on their coat tail. I liked Ryback . But this match was boring and was up to Punk to carry it. He proved he is just a snot nose Punk and can't carry a PPV. It wasn't just the finish that sucked the whole match was slow. Punk sucks. Justin Gabriel , koffee and Miz Sheamus and Big Show all put on better matches. Hell even ADR with Orton put on a better match than Punk

  • mike

    Wow you people sure like to gripe, guess the ppv achieved its goal, it got you jabronis talking. It seems like everyweek all I see is how you could write a better show, well I don’t see any of you with a job as a writer for WWE. So just shut it and let’s see where this goes

    • Ray

      It’s not a fact of writting a good or bad show. It’s a fact that a lot of good ideas get thrown around and then the good ideas for some reason get scraped. As a result u get what u seen last night. I can come up with better story lines. I can also be a crative writer for wwe and then I would quit because my good ideas would get scraped by Vince.

  • H.M.

    I'm making my judgment of the show solely off of the main event. Whoever said that the HIAC is losing and lowering it's standard as far as brutality goes is right. HIAC matches are best when they are a culmination of a longstanding rivalry that can only be settled inside the cage in a BRUTAL match not some PPV that's DESIGNATED for the stipulation. WWE touts it as their most vicious stipulation yet this match was nothing more than a glorified cage match…of which even the steel cage matches in WWE mostly suck.

    The undercard wasn't that engaging aside from a few matches though and the WHC match was match of the night for me in terms of excitement and viewing pleasure. Show looks as dominant as ever now and I see a Ziggler face turn.

    Kofi needs to be revamped character wise BADLY. I don't care how talented he is, I'm NOT into the character he has…practically the same gimmick, accent change aside since his debut over 4 years ago. His match with Miz seemed standard.

    Orton/ADR…well I was never interested in this feud to begin with and the outcome was predictable as hell.

    Cena pre-show segment – it was horrid simply because Cena is horribly corny. It just gets WORSE!

    Tag match – it wasn't as good as I was hoping it to be but did a good job of furthering Team HN. I hope the Rhode Scholars and THN can continue feuding at least through Survivor Series. DQ finish wasn't expected but it was fine angle wise.

    Gabriel/Cesaro – Just randomly thrown in impromptu match…I seriously tire of these. No interest in this despite the talents these guys bring to the table.

    ReyCara/PTP – missed this match accidentally but was surprised it was randomly added to the card.

    Honestly the show wasn't anything special; perhaps the most underwhelming event of the year and I have to say the WWE has had a pretty strong year for PPV's overall in 2012. Their weakest shows were the Rumble, Over the Limit – the main event really, and on top of all that HIAC.

    Mini review completed.

  • Shawn Murphy

    Everyone comlaining about the finish, listen to this. Hypothetically, if Lesnar had appeared, what would this have accomplished? Say he had BROKE INTO THE CELL and cost Ryback the title, where do we go from there. Of course theres a new Heyman stable, but it also gives us a Ryback vs Lesnar rivalry. Let that sink in. Is that what we wanted? No. In WWE’s mind, they also wasted a date on Lesnar’s contract for a B level PPV. If Ryback can’t lift Tensai, how can he lift Lesnar, anyway? And with WWE spending top dollar for Lesnar to come back, why would they waste him in a rivalry with Ryback? The only other way it could have worked was in a clean finish, and nobody wanted that. I was interested in this match from start to finish just based on the uncertainty of the outcome alone. Stop complaining and be happy with the finish because like it or not, it’s the best one considering the match.

  • LOTGA

    Everyone complaining about the finish, it comes down to one thing: positioning. At this point, there is more money in keeping the strap on Punk until the Rumble so we can see Punk/Rock go at it. Vince knows this. And having Punk carry the title for over a year up until that point? It means something.

    In my mind? The finish was far from perfect, but it served it's purpose. It keeps the title on Punk while keeping Ryback strong. Ryback's "win streak" may be over, but it does nothing to diminish him as a character. He still ended the PPV looking like a monster. If WWE continues to push him as a monster, the loss ends up meaning nothing. That's why Goldberg ended up looking like a chump when his streak ended. WCW mishandled his loss and it made Goldberg look weak.

    And from where I'm siting? Like him or not, Ryback still looks pretty damn strong.

  • Ray

    Let’s face it. Hell in a cell will always be a throw away main event. We’ll never see another epic match Like undertaker vs mankind that they keep mentioning to sell the match. Without months of build up, and wwe’s no blood policy. And Vince not letting his guys take majour risks anymore. Hell in a cell has lost all prestige like the cage matches.

  • Thumpa

    Just terrible, lazy, nonsensical booking, shame on the writers, so many options and they came up with this.

  • Ellen

    Well, whoopee! Big Show wmd's Sheamus – ADR works on Orton's shoulder – Sin Cara botches another move and just about breaks his own neck – the ref turns on Ryback – and then of course, there's the wonderful tv time for the voice of 10,000 nails on a blackboard, the heel Vicki Guerrero – zzzzzzzzzzzzz.

  • bishop27c

    For all of you who are saying there were better options….what are they?

  • H.M.

    I agree that the ending of the match was actually well executed in the sense that no one ended up looking like a complete fool. The ref screwjob was just that…a screwjob. Yet despite that Ryback's dominance hasn't really diminished.

  • BigRich

    I’m still baffled that how can a whole PPV be called Hell In A Cell when only one match is actually in a Cell?

  • Sweetonion

    The ppv should be called only one match in he’ll in the cell thank god for first row sport don’t waisted your money

  • craig

    the second Brad maddox is the ref I knew interference would happen for the finish

  • Kevin

    Sounds like I didn't miss much. I'm glad I stopped buying PPV's. They just aren't worth it anymore.