WWE Hell in a Cell 2012: Live Results, Reaction and Analysis
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Kofi and Miz were the match of the night for me in technical terms but the most exciting had to be Show vs. Sheamus.
It started slow but it ended really well.
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They can't get out of the cage and Ryback goes after Punk. He slams the ref to the ground first and then takes out Punk.
Ryback grabs the ref and throws him into the wall of the cage and then back in the ring. Ryback hits the ref with his clothesline and then presses him and throws him right over the top rope into the cage.
Punk and Heyman are barely out of the cage when Ryback catches up to them. Heyman runs off like a little girl.
Punk climbs up the cell to escape Ryback and Ryback follows him up. This could end with a bang.
Ryback hits Punk with the Shell Shocked on the top of the cell. I was wondering if they were going to break through with the way the cage was buckling under them.
Ryback gets the crowd pumped up from the top of the cell. Ryback puts his boot on Punk's chest and stands tall atop the cell to end the show.
That was a decent PPV although I do not like that we had two dirty finishes tonight.
The tag match ending in a DQ and the main event having a dirty ending will probably be bad mouthed a bit by some people.
I think it was probably the only way they could end that match without giving Ryback the title or a clean loss.
I find it funny that right after the PPV they show a TNA commercial.
CM Punk vs. Ryback Part 2
Punk goes up top for two axe handles and Ryback still won't go down. The third time he tries he gets caught and Ryback slams him into the turnbuckle.
Punk catches him off the ropes with a heel kick to the jaw and both men are down. Punk hits a suicide dive and ends up hitting the cell as well as Ryback.
Punk takes the chair and hits Ryback and then drops him with a neckbreaker on the outside. He keeps on Ryback with the chair.
He goes for a second neckbreaker and Ryback powers out. Punk moves and Ryback runs right into the steel steps shoulder-first.
Punk puts on a headlock of all things. Ryback picks him up and plants him on his tailbone to break free.
Punk avoids Ryback in the corner again and Ryback hits the post with his shoulder. Punk hits the high knee and a followup clothesline.
Punk goes up top and hits the Macho Man elbow, but doesn't go for the pin. Punk gets a kendo stick from under the ring.
Punk lines up and hits Ryback with the kendo stick and it almost gives Ryback more power. Ryback grabs it out of Punk's hands and throws it away.
He beats his chest and then runs Punk over a couple times before planting him with a spinebuster. Heyman looks worried.
Ryback is not doing too bad in this match.
Ryback lines up and hits the meat hook clothesline. He calls for the shell shocked. He picks up Punk and the ref stops him and gives him a low blow.
Punk rolls him up and the ref does a quick count. Punk wins and I knew there was something fishy about that ref.
Winner: CM Punk
CM Punk vs. Ryback Part 1
The crowd chants for Ryback as the bell rings and some Goldberg chants start up. Punk circles the ring before entering.
He runs away from Ryback right away.Heyman gives him a pep talk through the cage and he gets back in.
Ryback chases Punk around and Punk tries to chop him only to get thrown around. Ryback kicks Punk in the chest to knock him down and then he slams Punk's head into the mat a few times.
Ryback whips Punk into the corner hard. The second time he follows Punk and gets a boot to the face.
Ryback ends up picking up Punk and tossing him across the ring and then sending him over the top rope into the cage.
Punk tries to get out of the cage and he turns into Ryback, who throws him into the cage wall a couple times.
Punk ends up going under the ring to escape. Heyman yells at Ryback until he goes under the ring and Punk blasts him with a fire extinguisher.
Punk runs Ryback into the cell and starts hitting hard knees to the challenger. He pulls a chair out from under the ring.
Ryback kicks the chair right into Punk's face really hard. He presses Punk up and throws him back into the ring so he can press him again and drop Punk on his face.
Punk avoids Ryback in the corner and pulls his neck over the top rope before knocking Ryback down with a springboard clothesline.
Punk is out first and he seems to be taking it slowly heading to the ring. Punk and Heyman hug before he enters the cell.
Now that the moment is here I cannot believe I am about to do play by play for a Ryback WWE title match.
Ryback comes out in some fancy smancy new singlet. He looks pumped, as he should be to have this opportunity.
The bell rings and official introductions get underway.
Hey! Isn't that the same ref who messed up the match where Punk's foot was on the ropes?
Big Show is backstage with Josh Matthews and he is elated to be World Champion. He says that now he is on top nobody can stop him.
They go to Sheamus being looked at by a Doctor and Matt Striker is outside his room like a creepy stalker.
We go to the video packages for the main event, which is up next.
Eve vs. Kaitlyn vs. Layla for the Divas Title Part 1
Eve is out first, followed by Layla and then Kaitlyn. Who else thinks Kaitlyn's music sounds like something that would play in the background while fighting as Chun Li?
Layla and Katie team up on Layla right away. Eve shoves Layla and Katie clotheslines Eve and throws her back in the ring.
Layla and Katie take turns taking shots at Eve. Layla tries to roll up Katie out of nowhere and they argue.
Eve comes in and they both try and pin her together but Eve kicks out. What would happen if they both pinned her? Another LayCool situation?
Katie and Layla trade several roll ups before Eve kicks them out of it and drops Layla on her face. Eve slams Katie so her leg hits the ropes.
She focuses on the ankle that was injured backstage with something akin to a cloverleaf but without the arm grapevined through the legs.
JBL puts over Eve training at the Gracie camp as she tries to hit Layla. Layla comes in with kicks to Eve to take control of the match while Katie recovers outside the ring.
Somehow both women end up in the splits and Katie smashes their heads together. Katie locks in a submission on Layla but it gets broken up when Layla reaches the ropes.
Katie puts Layla on her shoulders and drops Layla on her knee for a gutbuster. Layla ends up hitting the Chick Kick but Eve breaks up the pin.
Layla returns the favor and her and Eve end u slugging it out. Katie rolls up Eve for a two count. Katie hits a springboard bulldog to Eve and then goes to work on Layla.
Layla gets her with a cross body but Katie rolls through and lifts Layla for a slam. Eve ends up hitting s senton bomb to both women and pins Layla for the win.
Not bad, but the tag match they had with Aksana the other day was better in my opinion.
Big Show takes his title and walks up the aisle as Sheamus is waking up and realizing he has lost his title to Big Show.
Backstage we see Eve trying to suck up to Booker, who walks away to check on Sheamus. Teddy Long walks in and calls her out for screwing over Layla and Kaitlyn at the last PPV.
Zack Ryder walks in dressed as a witch and he says he is dressed as Eve. Teddy says they are one letter off. Eve walks away and Santino walks in dressed as a poor man's Lady Gaga.
Ron Simmons walks up and says DAMN!
This crowd refuses to pop for some reason. Are they really that bad or is it acoustics?
CM Punk is shown asking Vince McMahon to call off his match tonight. McMahon acts like Punk is an idiot for even asking.
The Divas title match is next. If this is anything like the recent tag match it should be pretty entertaining.
Big Show vs. Sheamus for the World title Part 3
Show gets on top of Sheamus and goes for the Camel Clutch but Sheamus gets up right away and takes Show down with a knee.
Sheamus tries for a cloverleaf and he almost pins Show with it but Show kicks him off and out of the ring yet again.
Sheamus runs Show into the post a few times on the outside and then goes to the top. Show catches him in a choke but Sheamus breaks free.
Show finally gets knocked down after a flying axe handle from Sheamus and the Irishman is starting to hulk up.
He lifts up Show and hits White Noise for a two count. That was a really impressive show of strength. Sheamus even stood there for a second before slamming him down.
That finally gets the crowd going. Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick but he gets caught and Big Show hits the WMD.
Sheamus kicks out and Show is shocked. I think he is the first person to kick out of the KO punch since Show began using it.
Show is up first and he is lining up for another WMD. Sheamus ends up hitting the Brogue Kick out of nowhere and Show kicks out, too.
This match is very entertaining now. I have no idea who is going to win this.
Sheamus goes to the corner and calls for another. He runs right into a huge WMD from Big Show and Show gets the pin and the win.
Winner and new World Champion: Big Show
I am very happy with how that match ended up. It started slow but it got good about halfway through and a Big Show win is cool to see.
Lets see if Ziggler still wants to cash in.
Big Show vs. Sheamus for the World title Part 2
Show keeps on Sheamus with another big chest chop which takes Sheamus off his feet.
Show gives Sheamus a knee to the face that looked like it could have ended the match. He keeps punishing Sheamus in this very slow moving match.
Show pulls Sheamus out of the ring and throws him over the announce table. I am still waiting for someone to break one of the tables.
Show drops Sheamus in the ring with an elbow for a near fall. Sheamus tries to fight back with shots to Show's gut but he just gets thrown out of the ring again.
Sheamus's chest is torn up from those chops Show gave him. Sheamus hits a desperation battering ram over the top rope to get some room.
Sheamus tees of on Show but he ends up running into a boot from Show for another two count. Sheamus gets up and hits some hard rights and lefts but Show grabs him in a bearhug to stop that train.
Sheamus fades for a bit but then he fights out of it and tries to slam Show, but he can't get him up.
Show goes up and hits a Vader splash for a two count. Show calls for the chokeslam and Sheamus turns it into a DDT.
Sheamus gets thrown out of the ring when Big Show kicks out. Sheamus hangs Show up on the top rope.
Sheamus ends up getting chokeslammed but he is able to kick out at the last second. This match has picked up significantly in the last few minutes.
Big Show vs. Sheamus for the World title Part 1
Sheamus is out first for the title match. Big Show is out next and he looks like he means business.
The bell rings and they lock up, with Big Show shoving Sheamus down right away. Sheamus hits a kick and puts on a headlock but Show pushes him off again.
Show tries to corner Sheamus and he hits some shots to the ribs before the ref pulls him back. Show hits a huge slap to the chest of Sheamus before more rib shots.
Nice. Dolph Ziggler is shown watching backstage.
Big Show taunts Sheamus as he continues to pound on him with ease. He goes for the third chest chop and Sheamus fights back.
Sheamus ends up making Big Show take a powder outside the ring. Show gets back in the ring and Sheamus goes on the attack.
He gets Show in the corner and hits him several times before Show just grabs him by the head and throws him over the top rope. It looked as funny as it sounds.
Show goes outside and throws Sheamus into the barricade. Sheamus is back in the ring and he fights back only to get sidewalk slammed.
Sin Cara may have hurt himself at one point. He is being looked at by trainers at ringside after the match.
He ends up getting up and celebrating but I would not be shocked if he had a concussion after the hit he took to the head.
The World title match is up next. They go to a video with some nice Irish music in the background.
SinSterio vs. PTP Part 2
Cara and Young end up on the apron and Cara gets dropped on his spine by Young for another two count. Rey saves the match.
Titus tags back in again and taunts Mysterio. Cara tries to break out with some kicks but Titus picks him up and slams him down hard.
Young comes in and Titus picks him up and drops him on Sin Cara. Young runs Cara over with a clothesline and mounts him for punches to the face.
Titus is back in again. He asks if Cara speaks English and Cara hits him a few times before being dropped with a suplex for yet another two count.
This match is lasting longer than I expected it to.
Titus locks in an abdominal stretch while Young yells at him from the apron. Young and Titus trade tags and offense on Cara.
Cara moves and Titus runs his shoulder into the ring post. Both men tag their partners.
Rey is in off the hot tag and he takes it to Young with lots of signature offense. He gets a near fall off a DDT to Young.
Mysterio low-bridges Titus over the top and Cara leaps off the top and takes him out. Rey almost gets caught with the gutbuster but he ends up hitting the 619.
He hits the splash for the pin and win.
Winners: Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara
Decent match, but it was a little slow for who was involved.
SinSterio vs. Prime Time Players Part 1
They say Lilian Garcia is at home recovering and doing well. Good to hear it.
The PTP are out to face SinSterio, who are thankfully not using those split mask designs anymore. They show Chilli at ringside dancing to the music.
Do today's younger readers even know who TLC is?
The bell rings and Sin Cara starts things off with Darren Young. Young takes him down early and talks some trash to him.
Rey gets the tag and they hit a double team. JR points out how they do have a new mask design with each having the other's on the back.
Young misses a 619 and Young hits a nice throw before tagging Titus in to keep on the punishment. Titus tags Young back in and they keep Mysterio grounded.
Rey kicks Titus off and Sin Cara gets the tag, coming with a big dropkick. He keeps up the pace with kicks to both members of PTP.
Cara hits a springboard cross body for a near fall. He runs to the corner for his arm drag but Titus catches him and hits multiple backbreakers before tossing him aside like a sack of garbage.
Young gets the tag and hits a side suplex for a two count. He puts Cara in a body scissors to keep him down.
The video where Layla talks about her mom's passing is shown.
After the video the announcers talk about Vickie not cancelling the WWE title match tonight and then they throw to a video for Ryback.
We get another backstage segment with Vickie and Heyman. Heyman says Punk is so happy because she cancelled the match and she looks confused.
She says the match is not off. Heyman stares her down before walking off. That was really strange.
Rey Mysterio's music hits and he comes out for a last minute addition tag match.
Antonio Cesaro vs. Justin Gabriel for the US Title
They lock up after the bell and Cesaro puts Gabriel down right away and stays on him with an arm hold.
Gabriel flips out but Cesaro hits a headbutt to the gut. Gabriel reverses momentum again until He goes up top and Cesaro shoves him down to the floor from the top rope.
He goes out and retrieves him. Cesaro drops the leg for a two count and he follows up with a hard European Uppercut.
Cesaro gets a near fall after another nasty uppercut. He locks Gabriel in a chin lock and taunts him to give up. Gabriel fights up but Cesaro sest him up on the top rope and hits a running knee.
He picks Gabriel up off the top rope and throws him for a near fall. Cesaro stomps on Gabiel's gut with both feet for another near fall.
This match has really slowed down.
Gabriel lands on his feet when Cesaro tries for a German suplex. He follows up with a springboard moonsault for a near fall.
JBL says he looked like a young Lionheart. Nice Jericho reference.
They trade roll ups for two counts and Cesaro plants Gabriel in the corner. Gabriel gets a boot up and hits a tiltawhirl DDT for another near fall.
Gabriel climbs up but he misses the 450 but he ends up hitting a back flip into a reverse DDT for a two count. Nice exchange.
HOLY COW! Gabriel springboards from the ring to the outside into a huge European uppercut. That was sick.
Cesaro hits the Neutralizer in the ring for the pin and the win.
Winner: Antonio Cesaro
Decent match. That uppercut was ridiculous. Best spot of the night so far.
Matt Striker gets in the ring and Kofi thanks Miz for forcing him to bring out the wild side of him. He says he feels great and he is proud to be the IC champ.
The crowd gives him a pop, but I have to say that this crowd has seemed a little dead tonight. Maybe the sound in this building is bad for TV but I am just not hearing the reactions I expected.
They throw to a video for WrestleMania 28. After the ad we get a backstage segment with Kane and Bryan.
Haha! Kane says Bryan is upset because no one will give him vegan candy on Halloween. They trade some barbs pretty funny barbs.
We go to the ring for a surprise US title match. I bet it will be Gabriel getting the shot.
Miz vs. Kofi Part 2
Miz rips off Kofi's kneepad and boot to put more damage on his leg. Kofi tries to go to the middle rope but miz rips him to the ground and then puts on a single-leg crab.
Kofi tries to crawl to the ropes but Miz pulls him to the middle of the ring. Kofi manages to muscle out and turn it into a near fall.
Miz grabs him and drops him with a DDT for another two count. Miz looks upset as Kofi keeps holding his hurt knee.
Miz picks up Kofi for the SKF but Kofi rolls him up for a two. Kofi misses a TIP and Miz grabs him in a full nelson. The rolle through and Miz holds on.
Kofi pushes him out of the ring and when Miz comes back in he gets hit with the Trouble in Paradise for the pin for Kofi.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
That was a really great match. Miz and Kofi might end up being match of the night. The out-shined Del Rio vs. Orton and Scholars vs. Hell No so far.
Kofi Kingston vs Miz IC Title match Part 1
Good Lord! Only three weeks until Survivor Series? Wow.
The bell rings and they stare each other down before Koi hits some punches. Miz almost hits the Skull Crushing Finale early and Kofi breaks away and misses his finisher as well.
Miz goes outside for a moment and then comes back in. They trade offense before Miz gets thrown over the top rope. Kofi dropkicks him through the ropes ad then goes outside.
Kofi gets thrown to the steps but he leaps over them only to get a boot in the face from Miz. Miz rolls him in the ring for a near fall.
Miz slows it down a bit with a headlock. This is good match so far and we are only a few minutes in.
Miz pulls Kofi down into the mat by his hair and then runs into him with a kick in the face for another near fall. Miz lines up and hits his corner clothesline.
He climbs to the top and leaps off with a double axe handle for two. Miz lays in with kicks to the gut and then tries for another corner clothesline but Kofi comes out of the corner with his own clothesline.
Both men slowly get up and Kofi starts hitting his signature offensive moves before going for the Boom Drop, which he hits before setting up for the Trouble in Paradise.
Miz rolls out of the ring. They get back in and Kofi hits a beautiful cross body for another two count. Miz almost gets caught in the SOS and he reverses.
He tries for his neck/beack breaker combo and Kofi turns it back into an SOS for a two count. What a great match so far.
Miz catches Kofi's leg and drops it across his shoulder to take him out. That looked kind of wicked. Miz sets his sights on the leg with a dropkick.
Miz is backstage with Josh Matthews talking about his match with Kofi Kingston. He shamelessly plugs some show before talking about the match.
The IC title match is up next and Kofi Kingston makes his way to the ring first in some new white attire with a brand new shirt.
Hell No vs. Rhodes Scholars Part 2
Bryan is able to make some breathing room and both Rhodes and Kane get the tags. Kane gets the upperhand and goes to work on Rhodes.
He sends Rhodes up into the lights with a big back drop and he follows up with a sidewalk slam for a near fall.
Kane goes up top but Sandow provides a distraction so Rhodes could go up and stop him. Kane pushes him off and hits the flying clothesline anyways.
Bryan tags himself in when Kane calls for the chokeslam and he hits a diving headbutt, but Kane pulls him off the cover to yell at him.
They argue and Sandow pulls Kane out of the ring. Bryan backdrops Rhodes onto Kane and then he runs off the apron with a knee but hits Kane by accident.
Rhodes gets back in the ring and Kane pulls Bryan down so he can yell at him outsie the ring. They get into a shoving match until Rhodes and Sandow take them out.
Rhodes gets Bryan back in the ring and hits Cross Rhodes but Kane breaks up the pin to save the match. Kane goes nuts and starts beating on Rhodes and Sandow.
The ref DQ's him since he wasn't the legal man and stayed in the ring for so long. Kane hits a chokeslam to Sandow before Rhodes Scholars are announced as the winners, but not the new champs.
Winners: Rhodes Scholars
Kane and Bryan argue in the ring after the match. I think the DQ ending is not going over well with the crowd. It sounds quiet.
Team Hell No vs. Rhodes Scholars Part 1
The champions are out first. Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes deliver a little promo mocking how Bryan and Kane call themselves the tag team champions individually.
Sandow and Bryan start off and Bryan gets in several kicks to Sandow right away. Bryan sends him over with a knee lift and then tags in Kane who goes for a low dropkick but can't because Sandow rolls away.
Kane brings in Rhodes the hard way and keeps on the offensive. Kane tags in Bryan and they hit a double team move to Rhodes for a near fall.
Bryan starts working on Rhodes arm as Sandow yells for Cody to tag him. Sandow's voice really carries.
Bryan tags in Kane and holds Rhodes so Kane can kick him. Quick tags from the champs and lots of quick covers so far.
Rhodes comes back a bit and Sanow makes the blind tag and goes for Kane's knee. They get Kane in the corner and make quick tags to keep kicking him.
Rhodes tags in and Kane tries to fight off both men but Rhodes kicks him in the knee to keep him down. Sandow jumps off the ropes into an uppercut and Kane gets the tag to Bryan.
Bryan has a head of steam as he sets up Sandow for a bunch of kicks in the corner. Bryan does his corner flip and running elbow combo to get the crowd going.
Bryan starts laying in with chest kicks but he misses the big roundhouse. He ends up taking out Cody and throwing Sandow out of the ring before running into Sandow with a suicide dive.
JBL just said "A goat can fly!"
Rhodes attacks Bryan outside the ring and Sandow gets him back in for a near fall.
More quick tags from the challengers keep Bryan on the defensive as Sandow lays in with elbows for a near fall.
Bryan starts to fight back against Rhodes but he gets taken out by a knee to the gut. Sandow tags back in and continues to keep Bryan grounded.
This has been a decent match so far, but I expected more for some reason.
JBL, JR and MC go over the Cena/AJ angle before showing the events of the pre-show. Josh Matthews is backstage with Vickie Guerrero.
He asks her about the AJ scandal and she says it is clear they had an affair. As she goes to leave she runs into Paul Heyman.
Heyman asks her is Punk can get out of his match tonight. She denies his request and he gets pissed off and says Punk is not afraid of anybody.
He calms down and says she should take it under consideration because she could mess up at her job somehow if she doesn't.
The next match is for the tag titles between Team Hell No and Team Rhodes Scholars.
Orton vs. Del Rio Part 2
Del Rio goes for an RKO and Orton gets out of it. Orton sets up for his own RKO but Del Rio hits a back-stabber for another near fall.
Del Rio sets up for the CAB but Orton hits a powerslam out of nowhere for another near fall. Orton sets Del Rio up on the top rope and climbs up with him.
Del Rio knocks Orton down but Orton catches himself just so Del Rio can jump down onto his chest for a near fall. That was an odd looking spot, but kind of cool.
Del Rio climbs up to the top again and he slips off causing them to have to make up something which ends in Orton dropkicking him.
Orton goes for an RKO and throws Orton into the corner. Del Rio locks in the CAB right in the middle of the ring but Orton has his hands locked.
Orton locks it in fully and Orton ends up rolling over into a pin for a two count. Del Rio runs in for the Enziguri and Orton catches him with an RKO out of nowhere for the pin and the win.
Winner: Randy Orton
Except for one little hiccup that was a great match. The ending looked really cool. Del Rio's botch comes as a surprise to me because he is usually a great hand in the ring.
Randy Orton vs. Alberto Del Rio Part 1
Orton is out next looking very focused. Michael Cole introduces the Spanish Announce team.
Say goodbye to your table, boys. Are we taking bets on which match the table will be broken during?
Jim Ross just said "Seeing a man naked is not my idea of a great night." I know I missed the beginning of the conversation so I will not assume anything.
The bell rings and the Orton goes right after Del Rio with a knee to the gut and hard rights in the corner.
He throws Del Rio from the ring and then follows him so he can deliver a clothesline and slam his head into the table and ring post.
Orton knocks JBL's hat off the table by accident and picks it back up for him. Nice guy.
Orton throws Del Rio into the ring and stays on him with strikes. The ref backs Orton off and this gives Del Rio the chance to attack Orton and take a shot at his arm.
Orton has his arm pulled down over the hard part of the turnbuckle in a way that looks like it had to hurt. Del Rio goes right after the arm so I think he is OK.
Del Rio continues to punish the arm in the ring but Del Rio fights him off for a few seconds. Del Rio ends up tying up Orton's arm in the ropes in a submission for the full 4-count from the ref.
Del Rio does the #Ortoning pose before getting a near fall on Orton. Del Rio wraps up his arm to keep on the pressure. Orton fights back with headbutts and he ends up rolling up Del Rio for a near fall.
Del Rio drops Orton's arm across his knees for another near fall. This is a pretty good match so far, but I think they are working their way to a big finish so they are slowing down a bit.
Del Rio wraps Orton up in the ropes again and Orton rips his arm away and Del Rio falls to the ground outside the ring. Del Rio runs back into the ring and right into some clotheslines.
Orton gets put in the Cross Arm Breaker but Orton gets to the ropes. Orton hits his backbreaker for a two count of his own.
Orton sets up for the rope-hung DDT but Del Rio breaks out and hangs Orton's shoulder on the top rope.
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