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"I haven't got time to waste, so let's bleach it!"
Last night, WWE presented It's 9th pay-per-view of the year; the second annual, (HIAC) Hell in a Cell. The main theme of the show was based around the Hell in a Cell match itself, with a total of two matches being contested in the devil's playground. Seven wrestling matches took place at the pay-per-view; one dark match, four championship matches (two were held in the Hell in a Cell) and one non-title singles match.
Some of the matches were pretty easy to predict, but at least one or two was pretty hard to figure out, especially trying to determine how the ending of each match would be. This is basically another sentiments article, comprising of my thoughts on The events that occurred at the show, mainly focusing on the outcome of each match and my opinion on whether or not the winner was the right choice to for each particular match.
DANIEL BRYAN RETAINING HIS US TITLE AGAINST THE MIZ AND JOHN MORRISON IN A SUBMISSIONS COUNT ANYWHERE MATCH
I never expected the match to go that long, but glad it did and it really helped showcase each wrestlers talents. I guess WWE didn't want a face in John Morrison, to look weak and tap out against a face Daniel Bryan. Having Bryan make the Miz tap out was the best way not make Bryan look like the bad guy. I will admit that the Miz had a fairly good 3 month reign with the belt, but the last two wrestlers to hold the United States title didn't even get to hold the title for a month.
So having Daniel Bryan lose the gold after only holding it for 15 days, wouldn't help the belt look anymore credible than it already is. Daniel Bryan is the perfect wrestler to help bring back prestige and class to the title and hopefully WWE will realize that and give him a good 5 month reign as champion.
ALBERTO DEL RIO'S IN-RING SEGMENT AND EDGE VS JACK SWAGGER MATCH
It's always nice to see Alberto come out and boost about himself and rip off on everyone, and his extravagant and flashy ring entrance is always a sight for sore eyes. I would have liked Del Rio's pay-per-view debut a whole lot better if he was in a wrestling match against a big name, but his heelish promo's are always delightful and humorous to watch.
Del Rio obviously dissed the Texas fans and got some good heel heat for it as well and once again, he would brag about taking out top Smackdown! stars in Christian and Rey Mysterio. I think Alberto Del Rio vs Rey Mysterio, would have been a more logical match to put on the pay-per-view, than to add Edge vs Swagger because those two haven't really gotten into a feud yet.
I still don't get why WWE decided to add Edge to this segment and the ''fight against stupidity'' thing, is pretty much lackluster from a storyline and creative standpoint. I get that WWE might be planning a feud between Jack Swagger and Edge, but was it necessary to start it now, especially since Edge was still a member of RAW? I felt that the segment they had on Smackdown!'s premiere episode on SyFy, was also unnecessary and they should have waited until Edge was a full time wrestler for Smackdown! again.
Nevertheless, the match was fairly good between them, but I honestly didn't expect Swagger to get a victory and rest on it while Edge was on RAW, so WWE made the right call by giving Edge the victory. Well after watching RAW, it is obvious that Edge is going to Smackdown! and rightfully so because his run on RAW was a total load of hot mess.
MICHELLE MCCOOL RETAINING HER UNIFIED DIVAS TITLE AGAINST NATALYA BY DQ
I honestly was very disappointed that WWE didn't let this match go on for a little longer and I felt it deserved a good ten minutes. Natalya and Michelle are phenomenal athletes in the ring and they could have done a lot more if WWE had given them the chance to put on a great Divas match for the fans.
Natalya and Michelle have great chemistry in the ring and it really showed in the little time they had, but I felt that WWE made the right choice by making it end in (DQ) disqualification because it appears that they don't want Natalya to look to vulnerable just yet and giving it a DQ enabled her to still look strong after the match ended.
I don't know whether Natalya will get the belt from Michelle during this feud, but she does deserve to get down the line. I think they will most likely go with inserting Beth into the title pic when she returns and it will most likely be her to get the title from Michelle when she returns. I think Michelle deserves to have the belt for a good three months before anyone else gets it, so hopefully WWE won't take it off her before Beth returns.
RANDY ORTON DEFEATING SHEAMUS IN A HELL IN A CELL MATCH TO RETAIN THE WWE TITLE
As I expected, the match was very entertaining and Sheamus really showed how physical he could get in a match like this and his chemistry with Orton was showcased tremendously in this match. They were given more than 20 minutes time and they certainly didn't waste it. The RKO on the steal steps was a pretty good way to end the match and in the end, WWE made the right call of letting Randy keep the gold.
The title had only change hands in the last pay-per-view and the Randy deserves to hold the belt for a good 5 months, after having to go through a long drought and staying loyal to the company. I'm glad WWE didn't let Miz cash in now because I wanna see him hold the briefcase a little while longer.
Wade Barrett will now face Randy for the title at Bragging Rights and I for one can't see Wade wining the title her, but I can damn sure see Randy getting demolished from Nexus if Wade loses. If that happens, then this could be the perfect opportunity for Miz to cash in and I wouldn't be surprised if WWE ceased the opportunity to put the belt on Miz at Bragging Rights. I rather see it happen on a bigger pay-per-view like Royal Rumble, Wrestlemania or Survivor Series, so hopefully they will wait a little bit longer.
WADE BARRETT DEFEATING JOHN CENA FORCING HIM TO JOIN NEXUS
The last Hell in a Cell pay-per-view had three matches contested in the devil's playground. I felt that WWE should have made this match a Hell in a Cell match so there could be three again this year. The match was pretty good nonetheless and the ending was a nice way to let Wade win without Nexus interfering. Who ever didn't recognize Husky and Michael are pretty blind and it was obvious that it was them.
The look on some of the fans faces were priceless when Cena lost and John sold how sad he was to losing to a ''T'' and this storyline could really help revitalize Cena's character and make it interesting again.After watching Raw last night, I think it is safe to say that Cena most likely won't be turning heel while he is in Nexus. I guess they are going with a storyline similar to the New Breed and when Punk joined the group to only destroy it from the inside out. This storyline might last a lot longer than I expected and I think that Husky and Michael could be new editions to the group in the future, but only time will tell.
KANE RETAINING THE WORLD TITLE AGAINST THE UNDERTAKER IN A HELL IN A CELL MATCH
I honestly felt like the odds were against Kane coming into this match, but damn did WWE do a nice job of turning things around. The match was brutal and violent as expected and Kane can always put on a great match with his bro, as long as they are under the right conditions. I'm really glad Kane retained again because he really deserves to get a fairly long reign with the title.
Now that Kane has the urn and Paul Bearer at his side, he might just be unstoppable and I don't know how WWE will be able to make up a storyline that could even up the odds. I wouldn't mind seeing the return of the ''American Badass,'' but I just can't see Taker going back to that fast paced gimmick, especially in the body and age he has. I'm guessing that Taker will get another shot at Bragging Rights, but I can't see WWE letting Kane go over Taker three times in a row, so most likely Taker will get it by then, or at Survivor Series.
NOTE: I started writing this article on Monday, but didn't get the chance to finish it on that day, hence the lateness. Sorry if the punctuation and grammar is poor, I didn't much time on the computer, so I posted it while I still had the chance.
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''That's it for me Bleacher Creatures!''