WWE Hell in a Cell Results: 5 Things We Learned from the Event
With Hell in a Cell officially in the books, there are a lot of changes to the WWE. The event overall was very unpredictable and provided a lot of interesting twists that WWE fans could get behind.
All in all, on a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being Money in the Bank and 1 being Capitol Punishment, it was about a 7. We learned a lot from Hell in a Cell, but here are the five major things that we learned from the pay-per-view...
Miz and R-Truth Being Fired Is the Most Entertaining Thing Going on Right Now
The ending to Hell in a Cell was one of the more entertaining things done on pay-per-view since Money in the Bank.
The Miz and R-Truth sneaked in, wearing jeans and hoodies. They beat everyone down and kicked the referees down. Triple H and John Laurinaitis ran down but the Cell is lowered, keeping Triple H out. Triple H orders Laurinaitis to the back to open the Cell. The entire locker room tried running down to help out, but the Cell was still down leading to police being brought down and arresting Miz and Truth once the chaos had been taken care of. Triple H would then start beating down Miz and Truth while they were still in handcuffs, leading to the end of the pay per view and everyone shocked and confused.
WWE has been doing really well with the Miz R-Truth firing storyline and so far it's one of the more entertaining storylines going on right now. Everyone must be holding their breath to see what happens next.
WWE Still Has Some Faith in John Morrison
One of the more frequent talked about stories on this site is the apparent lack of faith WWE has in John Morrison since returning from his neck surgery. He's only won a handful of matches since returning about two months ago and everyone seems convinced that Morrison will end up leaving the WWE, especially since his girlfriend Melina was released.
However, he recently picked up a good win over Drew McIntyre (the lost soul) on WWE Superstars and WWE showed their support when they put Morrison in a WWE Intercontinental Championship match at Hell in a Cell against the red-hot champion Cody Rhodes.
Of course, Morrison lost (the Intercontinental Championship is a SmackDown-exclusive title and Morrison is a Raw Superstar), but Morrison put up quite a showing in a pay per view singles match.
Better yet, Cody got the win with a quick roll up, not as decisive as winning after a Beautiful Disaster or a Cross Rhodes. Morrison was chosen above mid card faces like Alex Riley, Zack Ryder, Daniel Bryan, Justin Gabriel, Wade Barrett, and Ted DiBiase, which shows that while he might be in a hole, WWE still has some hope for him as one of the most over mid card faces on the roster.
Mark Henry's Path of Destruction Will Continue
Henry won the match after catching Orton during an attempted running punt to the skull and a World's Strongest Slam. But in WWE, having anyone other than Orton come out strong is a ridiculous idea so they had to have Henry try to maim Orton like he did Big Show and Kane; however, Orton would escape and be the last man standing in the ring.
While this may seem like a set back, Henry did retain the World Heavyweight title and his reign of terror will continue, he might have to defend his title against Orton one more time. If not Orton, expect Sheamus to be in the mix (their feud was never really resolved) and expect other faces on Smackdown like Christian, Ted DiBiase, Cody Rhodes, and Wade Barrett (to name a few) to make their statements heard as to why they should be considered for a title shot.
WWE Is Just Padding John Cena's Stats at This Point
Big thanks to Bleacher Report reader Tony Callens for giving me the idea.
John Cena is a 12 time world champion in the WWE, having won the World Heavyweight Championship twice and the WWE Championship 10 times. But put it this way, Cena has won the WWE Championship three times in 2011 alone, he won it at Extreme Rules against the Miz and John Morrison, he won it on Raw against Rey Mysterio, and he won the title at Night of Champions against Alberto Del Rio.
Cena has won 12 world titles in the WWE since 2005, and Cena's only 34 years old. A lot of this can be attributed to WWE pushing Cena to the moon, it can be attributed to Cena being the face of the company, but a lot of us, I think, can't stomach the idea of John Cena holding the most world championships in wrestling history (the record is 16 held by "the Nature Boy" Ric Flair).
Cena is only four championships behind Flair and he still has a good five or six years left in him. Throw in the fact that his last two title reigns lasted about two weeks apiece, it seems like a good possibility that Cena will break Flair's record, which WWE seems completely behind padding Cena's stats to ensure that he becomes the guy to break Flair's record.
Alberto Del Rio Will Have a Longer Title Reign Than His First
Everyone in the IWC can say without doubt that Alberto Del Rio's first title reign was almost a complete disaster. It was about as horrible as Jack Swagger's World Heavyweight title reign and it made WWE look like complete idiots for giving Del Rio so much in less than a year (Royal Rumble 2011, Raw Money in the Bank, super push, etc). Del Rio lost the WWE Championship to John Cena at Night of Champions after winning it the previous month at SummerSlam when he cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase.
Many weren't expecting such a short, useless reign for Del Rio, especially with the WWE having their first tour of Mexico soon. Many were expecting to see Del Rio headlining the tour as WWE Champion in his home country. Now that Del Rio is once again the WWE Champion and with the tour of Mexico approaching, expect to see him as WWE Champion for the next couple of months. I see Del Rio retaining his championship at Vengeance and Survivor Series before losing it either before or at Tables, Ladders, and Chairs in December.
Thanks for Reading
Hell in a Cell was probably one of the better pay per views this year, not as good as Money in the Bank, but not nearly as bad as Capitol Punishment or Over the Limit.
I, for one, will definitely be tuning in to Raw tomorrow night to see the backlash of Hell in a Cell, especially to what Triple H has to say about the Miz and R-Truth situation. Thanks for reading, don't forget to leave a comment about what you thought of Hell in a Cell.
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