WWE Hell in a Cell 2012 Results: Live Coverage, Updates of WWE Pay-Per-View
WWE Hell in a Cell goes live now, as an otherwise so-so pay-per-view franchise gets a boost in interest due to the ongoing uncertainty and controversy surrounding John Cena's status in a main event headlined by Ryback and CM Punk.
Predictions after the jump:
Randy Orton over Alberto Del Rio
WWE Tag Team Championship: Team Hell No over Team Rhodes Scholars
World Championship: Sheamus over Big Show
WWE Championship: CM Punk over Ryback and John Cena via No Contest
WWE Intercontinental Championship: Kofi Kingston over The Miz
WWE Divas Championship: Eve over Layla and Kaitlyn
CM Punk was hesitant to start the match with Ryback, but the challenger quickly took control as the two combatants went to the outside and Ryback bounced CM Punk all around the cell.
Punk went underneath the ring. Following a temporary distraction from Heyman, Punk sprayed Rybcack with a fire extinguisher.
Punk introduced a chair into the match, but Ryback kicked the chair into Punk's face. Ryback tried to follow up with a clothesline, but Punk dodged Ryback as he fell face-first into the second turnbuckle. Punk connected with a pair of axe handle smashes to get Ryback off his feet.
Ryback caught Punk on the third attempt and charged him into the turnbuckle before cutting off Ryback with a back heel kick.
CM Punk slapped a rear chin lock on Ryback, but Ryback countered with a back pack stunner maneuver for a nearfall.
CM Punk recovered, connecting with a running high knee and a bull dog before hitting a flying elbow drop.
CM Punk then unloaded on Ryback with a series of Kendo Stick shots.
Ryback began no-selling the shots before regaining control with a clothesline and the Shell Shocked finisher.
The referee low-blowed Ryback as Punk rolled him up. The referee made the fast three count as Punk won the match.
Winner: CM Punk
This Match as a Hell in a Cell Match: Mankind vs. Kane
After the match, Ryback laid waste to the referee, throwing him against the side of the cell from inside of the ring.
Ryback chased CM Punk around the cage and the chase lead both men to the top of the cage. Ryback connected with Shell Shocked on the top of the cage. Ryback lead one last "Feed Me More" chant as the pay-per-view went off the air.
Layla and Kaitlyn begun the match teaming up against Eve, but their alliance quickly crumbled with both looking to score a pinfall over the Divas Champion.
Layla and Kaitlyn exchanged multiple provocative rollup attempts for nearfalls before Kaitlyn was dumped out of the ring.
Both Eve and Kaitlyn hit the splits as Kaitlyn entered the match and slammed the two Divas' heads together. Kaitlyn followed up with an arm submission.
Kaitlyn hit a gut buster on Layla, but missed the ensuing clothesline. Layla came back with a kick to Kaitlyn's head, but Eve interrupted the pinfall.
After dumping Eve to the outside, Kaitlyn rolled through a cross body attempt from Layla and slammed Layla. Eve interrupted the pinfall with a flip from the top rope and scored the winning pinfall.
This Match as a Hell in a Cell Match: Undertaker vs. Big Boss Man
The Big Show dominated the opening minutes of the match as the announcers played up the Big Show's size and power in Sheamus' first-ever match against the Giant..
Big Show continued to literally walk over Sheamus as crowd support became split.
The action went to the outside as Big Show tossed Sheamus across the table, remaining in full control of the champion.
Red welts began to develop on Sheamus' chest as Sheamus hit a desperation chop block on Big Show, but was stopped by a big boot from the challenger for a nearfall.
The Big Show slowly, methodically continued to pick Sheamus apart as the rout continued. The Big Show locked on a bear hug. Sheamus tried fighting his way back into the match, but collapsed as he tried for a body slam.
Big Show capitalized with a Vader Bomb for another nearfall, then signaled for the Chokeslam. Sheamus countered the Chokeslam with the DDT, but he was vaulted out of the ring at the count of two when he made the cover.
Sheamus continued to fight from the top rope, but Show grabbed hold of his neck and connected with a Chokeslam for a nearfall.
Show tried for the Texas Cloverleaf, but Big Show shoved Sheamus out of the ring with his massive legs. Sheamus charged the Big Show and hit multiple clotheslines against the steel post multiple times.
Back in the ring, Sheamus connected with White Noise for a nearfall.
The fans called for the Brogue Kick, and Sheamus obliged, however Show blocked the Brogue Kick and connected with the Knockout Punch for yet another nearfall.
Big Show sized Sheamus up for another Knockout Punch but missed, leading to a Brogue Kick by Sheamus.
Sheamus calls for another Brogue Kick, but as he went for the move, he was simultaneously struck with another Knockout Punch for the win.
Winner: Big Show
This Match as a Hell in a Cell Match: Undertaker vs. Edge
Sin Cara and Darren Young started the match as Cara back flipped and hit a Hurricanrana. Mysterio and Cara connected with a double team move on Young.
Young tagged Titus O'Neil as the Prime Time Players tagged in and out while grounding Sin Cara. Mysterio eventually made the quick tag to Sin Cara whose offense was cut off by a an overpowering Titus O'Neil.
O'Neil and Darren Young continued their assault on Sin Cara as Darren Young slammed Sin Cara on the side of the apron.
Sin Cara moved out of the way of a charging Titus O'Neil, and was able to counter a back suplex. Sin Cara made the hot tag to Rey Mysterio who connected with a Seated Senton on Titus O'Neil and a head scissors on Darren Young.
Sin Cara dove to the outside on Titus O'Neil. Meanwhile, in the ring, Mysterio connected with the 619 and a flying splash for the win.
Winner: Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara
This Match as a Hell in a Cell Match: Batista vs. The Undertaker
The match started with Justin Gabriel on offense, but Cesaro quickly took over with a flurry of unique offensive maneuvers.
Cesaro gained a nearfall following a running knee to Gabriel's head while on the top rope and a double stomp to the chest.
Gabriel cut Cesaro off with a spinning heel kick and followed up with a springboard moonsault.
Gabriel went for the 450 Splash, but Cesaro moved out of the way. Cesaro attempted to capitalize, but Gabriel was able to connect with a reverse DDT off a backflip from the top rope for a nearfall.
Gabriel dove to the outside, but he was met with a big uppercut from Cesaro. Cesaro threw Gabriel in the ring and hit the Neutralizer for the win.
Winner: Antonio Cesaro
This Match as a Hell in a Cell Match: Undertaker vs. Mark Henry
The Miz started the match in control after taking advantage of an impressive spot from Kingston, who dove over the stair steps.
Kingston began his comeback following a Miz miscue, but Miz went to the outside as Kingston prepared for the Trouble in Paradise. Kingston went for a flying cross body for a nearfall as he continued to build momentum.
Kingston tried an athletic big boot while leaned against the top rope, however Miz countered. Miz continued to work over Kingston's left leg as he removed Kingston's kick pad and slapped on a Half Crab.
Miz's Half Crab was countered with a roll up for a nearfall. Miz attempted the Skull Crushing Finale as Kingston countered and the two struggled for position, rolling around the ring.
Kingston emerged from the mat wrestling and connected with the Trouble in Paradise for the win.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
This Match as a Hell in a Cell Match: John Cena vs. Randy Orton
Daniel Bryan and Damien Sandow started the match as Bryan quickly tagged out following a knee to the stomach.
Kane and Bryan begun dominating the match through an isolation strategy once Rhodes was tagged in. Sandow finally tagged in and immediately went after Kane's leg as Sandow and Rhodes begun isolating Kane.
Sandow ate a big right hand from Kane as he went for an axe handle smash, then he made the quick tag to Bryan who came out like a house afire on Team Rhodes Scholars in an offensive assault punctuated with a suicide dive to Sandow.
Sandow regained control after a distraction from Rhodes as Team Rhodes Scholars worked in quick tags. Both members of Rhodes Scholars continued to work over Daniel Bryan's left arm.
Bryan broke a Damien Sandow submission hold and made the hot tag to Kane as Kane opened up on Rhodes. Kane scored a nearfall following a sidewalk slam, then went to the top rope. Rhodes attempted to counter with a super plex but Kane shoved him off the top rope and hit a flying clothesline.
Bryan tagged himself in and connected with a Flying Headbutt. Kane interrupted the ensuing pinfall as the two began bickering.
Bryan accidentally kneed Kane, which lead to Rhodes hitting his Cross Rhodes finisher on Bryan. Kane broke up the pinfall, and attacked Rhodes and Sandow in a fit of rage. The attack lead to Kane's disqualification.
Winners by Disqualification: Team Rhodes Scholars
This Match as a Hell in a Cell Match: That One Time CM Punk Faced The Undertaker
The match starts with Randy Orton on the offensive as the two quickly went to the outside. Del Rio took control of the match as he worked over Orotn's arm, utilizing a unique triangle submission over the top rope.
Orton got back into the match with a sloppy inverted back breaker following a rope break. Del Rio quickly cut off Orton's offense and then begun to mock Orton's mat-pounding tendencies.
Del Rio charged Orton, who countered with a suspension DDT. Orton begun favoring his left arm while pounding the mat and the temporary distraction allowed Del Rio to go back on the offensive.
Del Rio went for the Cross Armbreaker, but Orton countered with a power slam for a nearfall. Orton placed De Rio on the top rope, but Del Rio tripped Orton, whose feet became lodged in between the top and second turnbuckle. Del Rio leaped and stomped on Orton's chest in a wicked spot for a nearfall.
Del Rio went for a high-risk maneuver, but there was a miscommunication that lead to a dropkick by Orton.
Del Rio tossed Orton into the turnbuckle, and as he went for the enzuigiri, Orton countered with an RKO for the win.
Winner: Randy Orton
This Match as a Hell in Cell Match: Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels