WWE Hell in a Cell: Results and Implications

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WWE Hell in a Cell: Results and Implications
A HIAC match that Taker didn't win!

Hey Bleachers, what's up?

As you all know last night we saw the second ever WWE Hell In A Cell pay per view, and while only six matches took place at the pay per view, it could be said that the landscape of the WWE has been significantly altered for the foreseeable future.

What I will do is provide a recap of the match, my personal thoughts on the result and the impact it will have on the WWE. (I would like to point out that I was unfortunately unable to see the pay per view live, so I will be using the recaps from WWE.com as my guide.)

Running order:

U.S. Championship Submissions Count Anywhere Triple Threat Match: Daniel Bryan (c) vs. The Miz vs. John Morrison

WWE Championship Hell In A Cell Match: Randy Orton (c) vs. Sheamus

Edge vs. Jack Swagger

John Cena vs. Wade Barrett: If Cena wins, Nexus disbands. If Barrett wins, Cena must join the Nexus.

Unified Divas Championship Match: Lay-Cool (c) vs, Natalya

World Heavyweight Championship Hell In A Cell Match: Kane (c) vs. Undertaker

 

U.S. Championship Submissions Count Anywhere Triple Threat Match: Daniel Bryan (c) vs. The Miz vs. John Morrison:

Result: Daniel Bryan retains the U.S. Championship after making The Miz submit with the LeBell Lock.

To be honest, this result was pretty much expected by most of the IWC, as Bryan had only won the title two weeks earlier at Night of Champions.

Also, The Miz wasn't expected to win this match as he is on his way to being pushed to the WWE Championship picture, and some people felt that Morrison was included in this match in order to be included on the pay per view.

It was a pretty awesome match from all accounts, with risks being taken all over the place, especially by Morrison who launched himself from the top of the stage on to both Bryan and The Miz.

In the end, after dispatching Alex Riley, Daniel Bryan won the match and retained the title.

Like I already mentioned earlier, it was no big surprise to see Bryan retain the title, which I think helps free up both the Miz and Morrison for a potential future WWE Championship run at some point soon.

 

WWE Championship Hell In A Cell Match: Randy Orton (c) vs. Sheamus

Result: Randy Orton retains the WWE Championship with an RKO on to the ring steps.

First of all, I was pretty shocked to see that this was the second match on the card.

Again, I was not shocked to see that Randy Orton had retained the title, as it would have made little sense for him to lose it only two weeks after winning it.

From what I read, the match was pretty awesome, with Sheamus seeming to have found a match to suit his brutal style. I thought it was good that the cage was used as a weapon, which even though is nothing like the pre PG era, it was good to see some weapons used in the match.

In the end, I was glad to see that Sheamus put on a good match with Orton, which should hopefully help him boost his reputation for the future.

I predict that these two may have another match in the near future, maybe at Bragging Rights, as a final decider, which I imagine Orton would win in order to keep his mega roll going.

 

Edge vs. Jack Swagger

Result: Edge defeated Swagger with a spear.

In what was an inpromptu match designed to probably be a filler, Edge and Swagger used this pay per view as a way to ignite Edge's first feud after his nearly obvious move to SmackDown, which seemed to take effect this past Friday night.

From the sounds of it, it was a pretty good match and both men seemed pretty motivated and put on a pretty solid match for what it seemed to be: a filler.

I predict that if (or more likely when) Edge makes his move to SmackDown, these two will lock up again very shortly after, and we may see this feud move up a level as they battle for the World Heavyweight Championship.

 

John Cena vs. Wade Barrett: If Cena wins, Nexus disbands. If Barrett wins, Cena must join the Nexus.

Result: Wade Barrett def. John Cena after interference from 2 "fans" - Cena must join Nexus.

This match has to be the biggest surprise of the night, even if most people in the IWC believed this was going to happen.

The match itself was pretty awesome itself, especially when from early on the Nexus came to watch, which provoked the WWE Universe to clear them out. At that point, most people must have thought that Cena was going to overcome the odds again and the Nexus would disband.

However, two "fans", who have been rumoured to be Season 2 rookies Michael McGillicutty and Husky Harris, interfered with the match with one hitting the referee, and the other hitting Cena with a foreign object and three seconds later, John Cena has to join the Nexus.

Now with Cena having to join the Nexus, this could go two ways:

1. Cena turns out to be the brains behind the whole outfit and it turned out to be a great hoax and had everyone going all along. Or...

2. Cena reluctantly joins the Nexus and someone like Triple H turns out to be the leader and makes John Cena go through hell over the next few months, potentially teasing another epic Wrestlemania 27 match between the two.

 

Unified Divas Championship Match: Lay-Cool (c) vs, Natalya

Result: Natalya wins via. DQ.

This was a pretty quick match that had a lot of potential, however the inevitable interference from Layla was pretty disappointing.

I do think that Natalya will get another shot at the title soon, with Natalya winning it and potentially causing Lay-Cool to split up.

 

World Heavyweight Championship Hell In A Cell Match: Kane (c) vs. Undertaker

Result: Kane retains the World Heavyweight Championship after a second chokeslam.

I think this was a great choice for the main event, and it lived up to expectations.

Both men performed brilliantly with their brawling all over the cell, and I think it was a bit of a shock to see Kane retain the title, but the biggest shock was Paul Bearer turning on The Underaker again.

I think that it is truly possible that a match between these two will occur at Wrestlemania 27, which I can see being Taker's last match, and I do hope that they find a way to keep Paul Bearer involved in the storyline until that time.

I think it's safe to say that the landscape of the WWE has been severely altered for the considerable future. For good or for bad? Only time will tell...

So that's my review of the pay per view, I'm sorry I couldn't be more thorough with my match reviews but unfortunately I couldn't catch it whilst it was on!

 

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