Extreme hostility provides the foundation for WWE Hell in a Cell 2014.
On Sunday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. ET, a number of enemies will meet with their fangs bared, some seeking championships, some out for revenge. Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins' bitter rivalry takes them inside the Hell in a Cell while John Cena and Randy Orton extend their decade-long feud.
The American Airlines Center in Dallas hosts the sixth Hell in a Cell pay-per-view and the 29th and 30th times that warriors have entered The Devil's Playground.
The following preview covers where to catch all the action, what to expect on the pre-show and a look at the full slate of matches.
Live Stream, PPV Info
Hell in a Cell will stream on the WWE Network for the first time in the event's history.
The $9.99 subscription fee (with six-month commitment) will include the pay-per-view as well as access to WWE's video archive, original specials and new episodes of NXT and Main Event each week. One could catch up on every Hell in a Cell match and every edition of the pay-per-view to date.
With the WWE Network, fans can watch every collision in the cage on mobile devices via the WWE app, on computers and on TV by using Apple TV, Roku streaming devices and game consoles.
The company has recently expanded that service's international reach, but it is not yet available in the United Kingdom. For a full list of countries where the network is available, visit WWE's help center.
Otherwise, fans can order the pay-per-view through several cable providers. Most companies offer the event for around $45. Many of them offer an HD option for an additional $10.
WWE.com's "how to watch" section has a complete list of cable companies carrying the event in the United States and around the world.
An hour-long kickoff show begins at 7 p.m. ET.
A panel of Superstars past and present will discuss the biggest matches of the night. As announced on Monday's Raw, Paul Heyman will join that group.
Aside from the usual collection of hype videos and interviews, the pre-show will feature an edition of Mizdow TV, per WWE.com. Damien Mizdow will interview a man he knows well—The Miz. That promises to be an entertaining segment, one likely to end with Sheamus kicking someone in the mush.
The Hell in a Cell pre-show airs for free via the WWE App, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pheed, Pinterest and, of course, the WWE Network.
- Rusev vs. Big Show
- AJ Lee vs. Paige (Divas Championship)
- Goldust and Stardust vs. The Usos (Tag Team Championship)
- Sheamus vs. The Miz (United States Championship)
- Brie Bella vs. Nikki Bella (Loser must be winner's personal assistant for 30 days)
- Randy Orton vs. John Cena (Hell in a Cell)
- Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins (Hell in a Cell)
Big Show hasn't been able to pin Rusev, but he has knocked him out. That (and his immense size) makes him The Bulgarian Brute's most daunting opponent yet.
After kicking an American serviceman in the head on Monday's Raw, Rusev has turned Big Show into an enraged patriot.
AJ and Paige meet for the Divas title for the fourth straight pay-per-view. The belt has changed hands each time so far.
Paige now has Alicia Fox in her corner, a woman less mentally stable than herself. Will that be enough of an edge to continue the trend of short title reigns?
The Usos will be seeking the gold they lost at Night of Champions to Goldust and Stardust.
Their rivalry has lost steam since then, but there's still a great chance for some impressive action here. Both teams work well together, as fans saw when Goldust and Stardust finally snatched up "the cosmic key" last month.
With Mizdow watching on, The Miz can win the U.S. title for the third time. The self-proclaimed A-lister does have two recent non-title wins over Sheamus on his resume, per CageMatch.net. Even Mizdow has pinned The Celtic Warrior.
Sheamus now enters his battle with depleted momentum, an underdog of sorts despite being the champion since May.
The sibling rivalry that WWE has been highlighting for months could reach a climax in Dallas. Brie and Nikki have been clawing at each other during an intervention and a family reconciliation. They now get to do so in a high-profile match.
Victory means more than normal here, and not just because of how much animosity has been built up between them. The loser must be the winner's personal assistant for a full month.
Heyman and Brock Lesnar will be watching Orton and Cena's latest showdown carefully.
The winner will earn the right to battle The Beast Incarnate at a future date. That's a journey from one hellish experience to another.
Cena and Orton, as they did in 2009, will clash inside the ominous structure that gives this pay-per-view its name.
The night's other main event pits two allies-turned-rivals against each other. Ambrose defeated Cena in a No Holds Barred Contract on a Pole match to get this chance, to finally get Rollins—his archenemy—alone.
It is each man's first Hell in a Cell bout and an opportunity to continue rising to the top of the company. This is the most anticipated bout on a card that has shaped up nicely.
WWE's PG rating will limit how barbaric the gladiators can get inside the steel, but there's more than enough bad blood to build on.