Sunday, 22 November 2015

WWE Hell in a Cell 2015 Review

WWE Hell in a Cell 2015 took place on Sunday 25th October 2015 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. With Undertaker facing Brock Lesnar and the US Title Open Challenge, this should be a good event. Let's take a look.

The Pre-Show match was the team of Cesaro, Neville and Dolph Ziggler taking on the team of King Barrett, Sheamus and Rusev. After over ten minutes, Cesaro hit Barrett with the big swing then tagged in Neville, who hit the red arrow to get the win. A enjoyable contest, considering the guys seemed to be just thrown together.
Winners: Cesaro, Dolph Ziggler and Neville
Predictions: 1 for 1

The Pay-Per-View starts with John Cena doing his open challenge for the United States Championship. We get Zeb Colter introducing Alberto Del Rio?!?!?! Wow, I was expecting a guy from NXT but this is great. Del Rio goes to win the match with a backstabber followed by a kick to the head...? This was a decent match but the ending really bothered me. Cena has spent his career kicking out of a fucking billion finishers and never submits; yet he loses to those two moves, which are not finishers. I get the problem with Del Rio using the cross armbreaker on Cena but he could have done something more believable to win the match.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
Predictions: 1 for 2

Next we get the first Hell in a Cell match with Roman Reigns facing Bray Wyatt. Despite Bray's best efforts, Reigns gets the win after hitting Bray with a broken kendo sitck followed by a spear. This was a really good match although I'm still not quite convinced about Reigns being a main eventer.
Winner: Roman Reigns
Predictions: 2 for 3

The next match is for the Tag Team Championships as The New Day (sucks!) face the challenge of The Dudley Boyz. This time, they don't get disqualified but cheat throughout the match. In the end, Big E hit Bubba with the trombone. Devon clotheslines Big E out of the ring but Kofi hit Bubba with the trouble in paradise to get the win. Again, a decent match between the two teams.
Winners: The New Day
Predictions: 2 for 4 

Next is the Divas Championship match as Nikki Bella challenges Charlotte.  Charlotte manages to apply the figure eight but Nikki got to the ropes. Charlotte, however, eventually applies it again to get the win. A good match between the two and I think that in order to develop the Divas division, we have to start weeding out people like the Bellas.
Winner: Charlotte
Predictions: 3 for 5

Next is the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match as Demon Kane challenges Seth Rollins. Kane put up a good fight after being powerbombed onto the Spanish announce table, then being hit with a frogsplash. Despite that, Seth hit Kane with a pedigree to get the win. This means that we won't get to see Corporate Kane anymore. This was a good match between the two and, even though beating Kane is not as big as it used to be, Seth needs wins like this. I would say, long may it continue but an incident in a house show in Dublin has massively fucked that idea up.
Winner: Seth Rollins
Predictions: 4 for 6

The Intercontinental Championship is on the line as Kevin Owens faces the challenge of Ryback. Owens gets the win after hitting the pop up powerbomb. A decent match but it was hard to follow the Rollins/Kane match.
Winner: Kevin Owens
Predictions: 5 for 7

The main event is a Hell in a Cell match between Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker. Brock gets a cut to the head quite early on, which was surprising and I assume it was to emphasise the brutality of this match. Despite Lesnar hitting 3 suplexes and 2 F5s, he was struggling to put Taker away.  The ring boards get exposed and Taker chokeslammed Lesnar onto them followed by a tombstone piledriver. In the end, Lesnar hit a low blow then a F5 to get the win. Afterwards, the Wyatt Family attack Taker and carry him to the back in the shape of a cross.

This match was easily the best match of the three that they had. My only issue is that Taker's win at Summerslam was a very tainted one and it would have been nice to see him win clean. Having said that, Lesnar doing a low blow was a bit of a surprising move. I assume that they wanted to show the limits of what they were prepared to do.
Winner: Brock Lesnar
Predictions: 5 for 8

I thought that Hell in a Cell was a good event with some good matches. It would have been interesting to see where the WWE go from here. However, Seth Rollins serious knee injury at a house show in Dublin means that the focus will be the tournament to determine the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Hopefully, we get some good wrestling during it.

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