WWE Hell in a Cell 2018 Results: Live Updates, Results and Reaction
Welcome to Bleacher Report's live coverage of WWE Hell in a Cell 2018. The two matches scheduled to take place inside the Hell in a Cell are Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman for the Universal Championship and Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton. We will also see Ronda Rousey defend the Raw women's title against Alexa Bliss and Becky Lynch challenge Charlotte for the SmackDown women's title among other high-profile matches. Keep it locked right here for live updates of all the action.
- September 17, 2018
- via Bleacher Report
Hell in a Cell Recap, Grades and Reaction
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- September 17, 2018
What an Ending
Hell in a Cell ends with Lesnar leaving the ring while a few officials come to check on everyone. Make sure to join Bleacher Report again tomorrow for live coverage of Raw with all the HIAC fallout.
Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman (Universal Championship) Part 6
Brock Lesnar's music hits and he walks down the ramp with Paul Heyman. The Beast kicks down the cell door and gets inside. Heyman sprays Foley with mace while Lesnar uses everything he can find to beat on Strowman and Reigns. He grabs Braun and delivers an F-5. Then he does the same to Reigns and plants him on top of Strowman. Another official runs to the ring and calls for the bell to declare the match a no contest. The bell never actually rings for some reason.
Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman (Universal Championship) Part 5
McIntyre goes after Ambrose while Ziggler and Rollins start climbing up the cell. Seth and Dolph fight while Drew climbs up with them. Ambrose eventually makes his way up with a kendo stick strapped to his back. The Lunatic Fringe beats the tag team champions with the stick until Drew catches it in his hands. All four men end up down on top of the cell after a double clothesline. Seth and Dolph climb down to the halfway point and start fighting. They end up knocking each other down through two different announce tables.
Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman (Universal Championship) Part 4
Strowman blasts Reigns with the steps again, but The Big Dog finds a way to kick out. The Monster Among Men throws a fit and tosses the steps out of the ring. He hits the powerslam for another very close two count. He leans the table against the corner and sets up for another powerslam. Roman escapes his grasp and Spears him through the table for another near fall. Ziggler and McIntyre show up trying to get inside the cage. Rollins and Ambrose run down to stop them. They take out McIntyre before chasing down Ziggler to deliver a beatdown.
Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman (Universal Championship) Part 3
Reigns is able to send Strowman into the steel post. He spikes Braun with a DDT into the chair, but he only gets a one count. The Big Dog sticks him with a pair of Superman Punches, but Strowman blocks the third with a chokeslam. Braun gets upset when Foley declares it a near fall. Reigns counters a powerslam and hits another Superman Punch for a close two count. He grabs a table from under the ring and brings it inside. He runs around the ring for a Spear and gets hit with the steps right in the head.
Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman (Universal Championship) Part 2
After they get back into the ring, Roman sends Braun back out of the ring with a Superman Punch. He goes outside to follow up and Strowman runs right into him to send him into the cell. The Monster Among Men slams Reigns' head into the steps a few times before removing the top half to use as a weapon. Roman hits him with a dive-by dropkick to prevent an attack. Braun grabs him and delivers a chokeslam on the apron. Braun grabs a chair, but Reigns hits him with a kendo stick first. Strowman grabs it and breaks it over his knee.
Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman (Universal Championship) Part 1
Braun snatches the title from Roman's hand, so Reigns slugs him in the face. Foley calls for the bell and the fight begins. Strowman runs into a kick to the gut, but he is able to grab Reigns and drive him into the ring post. He rams Roman into the side of the cell from the apron with a running shoulder. He follows The Big Dog out of the ring and proceeds to slam him into the apron, ring post and cell wall.
A True HIAC Legend
Mick Foley makes his way to the ring to serve as the special guest referee for tonight's match.
The End of the Line
The final match of the night is up next. Can Reigns retain or will Strowman finally take his place at the top of the mountain on Raw?
The Rematch Is Already Booked
Samoa Joe demands that his next title match have no countouts or DQs and Paige agrees.
Ronda Rousey vs. Alexa Bliss (Raw Women's Title) Part 4
Bliss grabs Rousey by the hair and hits her in the ribs several times. She mocks the champion right to her face, which just causes Rowdy Ronda to get angry. She grabs Alexa by the waist and hits a powerbomb out of nowhere. She grabs Alexa and delivers a flurry of punches. She grabs Bliss for her signature swinging slam before grabbing her hand. She sits down and locks in the armbar to get the submission win. They started slow but the last few minutes were good. It's hard to take Bliss seriously as a challenge for Rousey to overcome but she did a good job making it look like she could possibly win at several points in the match.
Ronda Rousey vs. Alexa Bliss (Raw Women's Title) Part 3
Alexa counters a superplex and Ronda ends up in the tree of woe. Bliss hits her with a dropkick to the ribs for a near fall. Every time Ronda tries to counter something, Bliss just hits her with something else. The Goddess sends her into the ring post and grabs her by the leg and arm to pull her against the post. Nattie stops Fox and James from attacking Ronda behind the ref's back, but it just causes the ref to be more distracted. Bliss and Rousey both go for a crossbody and collide in the middle of the ring.
Ronda Rousey vs. Alexa Bliss (Raw Women's Title) Part 2
Bliss runs at Ronda and ends up flying through the ropes into her friends when Rousey sidesteps her. The champ brings Bliss back to the apron and The Goddess hangs her up on the top rope. She kicks Ronda's ribs a few times to get a one count. She continues to focus all her attention on Rousey's midsection with an abdominal stretch. Ronda counters, but her ribs give out and Bliss is able to take her down for a double knee to the gut for a near fall.
Ronda Rousey vs. Alexa Bliss (Raw Women's Title) Part 1
Rousey grabs Bliss and whips her to the mat in a headlock. Alexa goes after her rubs, but Ronda takes her down with a fireman's carry. Bliss manages to escape an armbar attempt and they lock up again. Alexa shoves Ronda, so the champ hits her with a few punches. Bliss kicks her in the ribs and slams her head into the top turnbuckle. Rousey uses a monkey flip, but Foxy distracts her on the apron so she doesn't follow up. Rousey grabs Bliss and throws her with a t-bone suplex. Mickie James pulls the challenger out of the ring to avoid an armbar.
The Bryans vs. the Mizanins Part 1
Bryan and Brie prevent their opponents from leaving up the ramp. Maryse ends up reversing a pin and getting the win out of nowhere. The It Couple has defeated Bryan and Brie. The bragging will never end.
The Bryans vs. the Mizanins Part 3
Bryan counters a superplex with a headbutt to knock The Miz down. The Yes Man misses a diving headbutt and The Miz prevents a tag. Bryan sends him over the top rope and crawls to his corner for the tag. Brie calls for Maryse to get in the ring but Miz gets between them. She hits Miz with a flurry of punches before nailing Maryse with a basement dropkick between his legs. Bryan and Miz fight at ringside while Brie takes down Maryse with a Thesz press and a missile dropkick. Miz breaks up a pin and Bryan goes after him. He yells at Miz for touching his wife while he and Brie hit the Yes Kicks at the same time.
The Bryans vs. The Mizanins Part 2
Bryan catches Miz's foot and takes him down with a dragon screw leg whip. Miz reverses an Irish whip and hits a knee to the ribs. Bryan climbs up with The Miz on the top turnbuckle and hits a hurricanrana. He lines up for the running knee, but Miz sidesteps him and rolls him up. Bryan turns it into the Yes Lock and Maryse breaks up the hold. Brie chases her around the ring until the ref makes her back off. Bryan counters the Skull Crushing Finale and hits a few Yes Kicks in the corner. The Miz hits his patented neck and backbreaker combo for a two count.
The Bryans vs. The Mizanins Part 1
Brie and Maryse start, but Maryse tags The Miz right away so Bryan has to come in. They circle each other until Maryse distracts Bryan so The Miz can kick him in the gut. He unloads on The Yes Man with punches in the corner. Bryan recovers and hits a running clothesline. He mounts Miz in the corner for several shots to the head.
Joe Is the Rightful Champion
A different camera angle shows AJ tapping before the ref made the three count, but he couldn't see it from where he was counting the pin. Maybe Joe will win the belt at Super Show-Down.
Can WWE Keep Up This Momentum?
Joe grabs the title and poses like he won. AJ kicks him in the head and reclaims his belt. Another great match on what has been a stellar PPV thus far.
AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe (WWE Championship) Part 5
Joe avoids a Phenomenal Forearm and locks in the Coquina Clutch. Styles rolls back into a pin and gets the three count to retain the WWE title once again. Joe loses it after the match and yells at the ref that AJ tapped out before the pin.
AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe (WWE Championship) Part 4
AJ gets to the ropes to force a break, but Joe doesn't give him any room to breathe. AJ somehow manages to lift Joe up for a torture rack that he turns into a spinning powerbomb for a near fall. The Phenomenal One hits a springboard 450 for yet another two count. He calls for the Styles Clash and Joe ends up slingshotting him into the turnbuckle before turning him inside out with a clothesline for another near fall. AJ has a bloody nose from the impact. Joe goes for a Muscle Buster and AJ counters. Joe blocks the Calf Crusher with an enziguiri.
AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe (WWE Championship) Part 3
Joe goes for a superplex when AJ slips between his legs and trips him so his head hits the top turnbuckle. The crowd chants for both men as they slowly get to their feet. AJ strikes first with his trademark combo. Joe kicks out of a running forearm to keep himself in the match. Styles hits a springboard reverse DDT for a close two count. Joe blocks a moonsault with his knees and hits a powerbomb that he rolls into a modified Boston crab. He turns it into an STF in the middle of the ring.
AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe (WWE Championship) Part 2
Joe starts slowing down the pace as he punishes AJ in the corner. He hits a stiff running knee to the face, but Styles is able to recover and force him into the opposite corner. He kicks Joe in the leg a few times to set up for the Calf Crusher. The Samoan Submission Machine hits an enziguiri in the corner followed by a suicide dive that sends AJ into the announce table. He wrenches the champ's neck in a submission once he gets him back in the ring. The Prince of Phenomenal fights out with a few body shots, but Joe demolishes him with a running shoulder for a two count.
AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe (WWE Championship) Part 1
Styles rushes Joe after the bell and starts unloading with rights and lefts. Joe traps him in the corner and hits his own flurry of headbutts and punches. They keep going back forth with strikes until AJ nails a dropkick. He hits a running knee on the apron and slams Joe's head into the announce table. Samoa Joe avoids a Phenomenal Forearm by rolling out of the ring. When AJ goes after him outside the ring, Joe kicks him in the gut. He runs over Styles with a boot to the face before running him into the steel steps.
McIntyre and Ziggler vs. Ambrose and Rollins (Raw Tag Titles) Part 5
Rollins and Ambrose set up McIntyre for a double superplex, but Ziggler pulls Seth down. Drew hits Dean with a flying clothesline before kipping up to his feet like a cruiserweight. He tags Dolph and puts Dean on his shoulders. There is almost too much action to keep up with. In the middle of a superplex into a falcon arrow, McIntyre nails Rollins with a Claymore Kick to allow Ziggler to cover him for the pin and the win. That was one hell of a match. They managed to top Rusev Day vs. New Day.
McIntyre and Ziggler vs. Ambrose and Rollins (Raw Tag Titles) Part 4
Rollins gets caught by Ziggler and McIntyre when he tries a suicide dive, so Ambrose hits his own dive to take out everyone at once. Rollins counters a DDT into a falcon arrow for a close two count. The Showoff avoids the Stomp and Rollins avoids the Fameasser. The Architect hits a bucklebomb and McIntyre runs in to break up the pin. After several counters, Ziggler hits the Zig Zag for another near fall. Cole is going out of his mind on commentary from the action. Ambrose pulls Ziggler out of the ring so Ziggler can stick McIntyre with a superkick for a two count. He climbs up and hits a Frog Splash for yet another close two count. Cole has officially lost his mind.
McIntyre and Ziggler vs. Ambrose and Rollins (Raw Tag Titles) Part 3
McIntyre counters Dirty Deeds, but Ambrose is able to hit a neckbreaker for a two count. Drew saves Dolph from taking Dirty Deeds on the apron. Dean shows McIntyre into the ring post and Ziggler into the barricade. He heads to the top turnbuckle and jumps right into a belly to belly from the Scottish Psychopath that sends him into the corner. Rollins and Ziggler both get the tag and Seth hits a springboard clothesline.
McIntyre and Ziggler vs. Ambrose and Rollins (Raw Tag Titles) Part 3
The Showoff yells at Rollins until The Kingslayer starts fighting back. Dolph locks in the sleeper and brings Seth down to the mat for a moment. Rollins hits a suplex to break the hold. McIntyre pulls Ambrose off the apron to prevent a tag before he takes it to Rollins with a reverse Alabama slam for a two count. McIntyre and Ziggler use some smart double team tactics to cheat behind the ref's back. Ziggler goes for a superplex but Rollins blocks and knocks him down twice. Drew comes in and Rollins hits him with a blockbuster right away. He finally makes the hot tag to Ambrose and he unloads on both opponents.
McIntyre and Ziggler vs. Ambrose and Rollins (Raw Tag Titles) Part 2
They trade a few shots before Ambrose kicks McIntyre in the knee. He hits several crossface strikes, but a distraction from Ziggler allows McIntyre to take control. Ziggler comes in and continues to control the pace against Ambrose. Rollins gets the tag and comes in hot with plenty of quick offense. He knocks Dolph out of the ring with a kick but Drew trips him when he goes for a suicide dive. Ziggler capitalizes with a DDT for a close two count. The Architect takes a lot of punishment as the Dogs of War keep him away from his corner.
McIntyre and Ziggler vs. Ambrose and Rollins (Raw Tag Titles) Part 1
Rollins and Ziggler lock up to start the match. They trade headlocks and counters before coming to a stalemate. They keep things going until Ambrose tags in and hits a double team combo with Rollins for a two count. They keep Ziggler isolated until he manages to roll out of the ring to regroup. He tags McIntyre as soon as he gets back in the ring. The big man knocks Rollins down with a shoulder tackle. The Lunatic Fringe tags in and squares off with the Scottsman.
Charlotte tries to offer a handshake after the match, but Becky just holds up the title in her face and walks away.
Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch (SmackDown Women's Title) Part 3
Becky avoids a moonsault and locks in an armbar. Charlotte lifts her off the mat for a powerbomb to get a close two count. They get up and begin trading punches back and forth. Lynch hits a hammerlock slam onto the bad arm of Charlotte, but she only gets a two count. Flair avoids a missile dropkick and locks in a Boston crab. The Lass Kicker gets to the bottom rope to force a break and Charlotte ends up falling into the turnbuckle. She puts The Queen in the DisArmHer but she is too close to the ropes. Lynch rolls Charlotte through when she goes for a Spear and the ref counts to three. BECKY IS THE NEW CHAMPION!!!!
- September 16, 2018
Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch (SmackDown Women's Title) Part 2
The Lass Kicker continues to focus on Charlotte's arm to set her up for the DisArmHer. Flair rolls her up for a two count and Becky responds with a stuff forearm for her own near fall. The Queen counters the Bexploder and hits a chop. Becky immediately lays her out with a clothesline for a two count. Flair knocks her out of the ring and hits a basement dropkick to knock her down. They fight on the apron until Lynch rips Charlotte down by her left arm. The crowd chants for Becky as she hits a few uppercuts. Charlotte fires back with some chops to the chest. After both women counter each other several times, The Queen sticks Lynch with a big boot.
Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch (SmackDown Women's Title) Part 1
Becky takes Charlotte down by her waist and rolls her around with a gator roll. The Queen counters with her own waistlock takedown. Lynch knocks her down with a shoulder block. Charlotte sloppily tries to put her in the Figure Four and Becky counters into a DisArmHer attempt. She ends up settling for a hammerlock. Flair drives her knee into the mat before applying a kneebar. Becky sidesteps her in the corner and Charlotte's shoulder hits the post. They take the fight outside where Lynch hits a dive off the apron.