Show: WWE Hell in a Cell
Location: Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California
Date: Sunday October 6th, 2019
Hell in a Cell Match for the RAW Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks – Banks rammed Becky into the cell. Banks delivered a suplex on the floor. Becky kicked the cell door into Banks. Becky attacked Banks with a chain and then rammed her into the cell and ring steps. Becky threw a chair into Banks face. Banks applied a pair of cradles for a near fall. Becky delivered an Exploder Suplex and followed with a sliding dropkick as she sent Banks into the cell. Banks delivered a flying meteora too Becky into a ladder. Banks rammed Becky’s hand in-between the cell door. Banks placed Becky on a chair and delivered a flying meteora for a near fall. Banks placed a chair against the cell wall. Becky delivered an Exploder Suplex to Banks into the cell. Becky delivered a running bulldog to Banks into the chair rungs for a near fall. Becky delivered a missile dropkick to Banks into a chair for a near fall. Banks attacked Becky with a Kendo Stick. Banks rammed Becky into the cell. Becky placed Banks onto a chair and delivered a flying missile dropkick into the cell which looked crazy. Banks delivered a flying meteora as Becky went crashing through a table for a near fall. Banks placed a Kendo Stick against Becky’s face as she applied the Bank Statement. Becky rolled underneath the ropes to break free of the Bank Statement. Banks rammed Becky into a chair and then threw a stack of chairs into the ring. Becky delivered a Super Exploder Suplex to Banks onto a stack of chairs. Becky applied the Dis-Arm-Her as Banks tapped.
- WINNER: Becky Lynch retained the RAW Women’s Title via Submission (****1/4)
Amin’s Analysis: This was excellent and one of the best Hell in a Cell matches in the past years as both Banks and Becky worked really hard as there were some great creative spots. Was a bit surprised by the finish as I expected Banks to win but Becky is biggest star and WWE wants to position her as a top champion.
Tornado Tag Team Match: Daniel Bryan & Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan & Luke Harper – Bryan delivered a missile dropkick to Rowan and a tope to Harper. Reigns leaped off the ring steps and delivered a Superman Punch to Rowan. Reigns went for a Spear but Harper countered with a Superkick for a near fall. Rowan delivered a sliding crossbody to Reigns on the floor and then attacked him with the ring steps. Harper delivered a running back elbow to Reigns in the corner as Rowan followed with a spin kick for a near fall. Bryan placed Rowan in the LeBell Lock but Harper made the save. Rowan delivered a Jackhammer but Bryan kicked out. Harper delivered a Michinoku Driver to Bryan but Reigns made the save. Reigns delivered a Drive By to Rowan. Harper delivered a tope to Reigns. Rowan scoop slammed Harper onto Reigns on the floor. Rowan attacked Reigns with the barricade. Harper and Rowan were setting up for a Super Powerbomb but Bryan countered by delivering a hurricanrana to Harper. Reigns appeared and delivered a Spear as Rowan went crashing through the announcers table. Bryan went for a Frankenstiner but Harper countered with a Super Powerbomb for a near fall. Harper went for the triple Dragon Suplex but Bryan landed on his feet as Reigns delivered a Superman Punch. Bryan delivered a Buaizuke Knee too Harper and Reigns followed with a Spear for the win.
[Post Match] Bryan offered a handshake but took his hand back. Bryan wanted a hug as Reigns looked into the crowd as the fans chanted “YES” They hugged and shook hands.
- WINNERS: Daniel Bryan & Roman Reigns (****)
Amin’s Analysis: This was superb as they told a great story which involved some great spots as everyone worked very hard. I also liked there wasn’t a swerve in the match or post match as Bryan didn’t turn on Reigns after just helping his partner out on SmackDown.
Ali vs. Randy Orton – Ali and Orton exchanged strikes. Orton delivered a backdrop suplex to Ali on the announcers table. Orton applied a body scissors but Ali broke free and delivered a dropkick. Ali delivered a tope sending Orton over the announcers table. Ali delivered a Rolling X-Factor to Orton for a near fall. Orton delivered a powerslam for a near fall. Ali delivered a reverse Tornado DDT. Orton avoided a 450 Splash and delivered a Draping DDT. There was a great spot as Orton went for an RKO but Ali countered by delivering a handstand. Ali applied a crucifix for a near fall. Ali went for a rolling face buster but Orton countered into the RKO for the win.
- WINNER: Randy Orton (**1/2)
Amin’s Analysis: The pacing was slow but this was a good match as both Ali and Orton looked good as the RKO counter was the standout moment.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Match: Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross vs. The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka & Kairi Sane) – Sane delivered strikes to Nikki in the corner. Asuka delivered a hip attack to Bliss and followed with a Shining Wizard to Nikki for a near fall. Bliss delivered a reverse double knees to Asuka. Nikki placed Asuka in the ring skirt as Bliss delivered a sliding dropkick. Asuka rammed Bliss into the barricade. Sane delivered an Axe Kick to Bliss as Asuka followed with a hip attack. Asuka applied an Octopus in-between the ropes. Asuka applied an Ankle Lock, then transitioned into a Half Crab but Bliss broke free. She delivered the Sliding D to Bliss into the turnbuckle, had the match won but Nikki threw a tantrum. Nikki delivered a running bulldog to Sane and followed with a flying crossbody for a near fall. Nikki went for a Swinging Neckbreaker but Sane countered by delivering an Alabama Slam. Sane went for the Insane Elbow but Nikki got her knees up. Nikki delivered a Hangman Swinging Neckbreaker to Sane but Asuka made the save. Bliss delivered a rolling Cannonball from the ring apron to Sane on the floor. With the referee distracted Asuka blew Green Mist into Nikki’s face. Asuka delivered a Roundhouse Kick to Nikki for the win.
- WINNERS: Asuka & Kairi Sane won the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles (***)
Amin’s Analysis: This was something to watch as Asuka and Sane played subtle heel throughout the match leading to the finish. Apart from the two opening matches, this was my highlight of the show as Asuka and Sane are two amazing wrestlers and was great to see them get their moment together on WWE TV. I would like them as babyface because Asuka and Sane are two of the sweetest and most likeable wrestlers. But, I like the idea of the heel turn as it could refreshen their characters because they haven’t been showcased right since being put together as a team.
The OC (WWE United States Champion AJ Styles, Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows) vs. Braun Strowman & The Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar) – Erik delivered a Woo Dropkick and a T-Bone Suplex to Gallows. Gallows delivered a Fallaway Slam to Erik. Gallows delivered a Superkick to Strowman on the floor as Styles delivered a Pele Kick too Erik for a near fall. Anderson delivered a Spinebuster for a near fall. Strowman delivered running splashes to Styles in the corner. Strowman delivered his Merry-go-Round tackles to The OC on the floor. Styles placed Strowman in a Calf Crusher but Erik broke the hold by delivering a sliding knee. Styles delivered the Phenomenal Forearm to Ivar. The OC attacked Strowman as the referee called for the DQ.
[Post Match] Erik and Ivar delivered stereo topes to Anderson and Gallows on the floor. Styles went for the Phenomenal Forearm but Strowman countered by delivering a KO Punch. The OC helped Styles to his feet as he did a great a job selling Strowman’s punch.
- WINNERS: Braun Strowman & The Viking Raiders via Disqualification (**1/4)
Amin’s Analysis: The in-ring work was solid as everyone worked hard and this was a good tag team match. But the finish sucked and was beyond lame. If WWE is building up a match/program with Tyson Furry would you have Strowman win the match via KO punch instead of having a lame DQ finish on a PPV?
Chad Gable vs. King Corbin – Gable delivered a running Koppo Kick in the corner. Gable applied an Ankle Lock but Corbin broke free. Corbin send Gable sliding into the ring post and followed with strikes in the corner as the fans chanted “STD.” Corbin applied a Cobra Clutch and followed with a running clothesline for a near fall. Gable delivered a missile dropkick. Gable leaped off the turnbuckle but Corbin caught him and delivered a Spinebuster for a near fall. Gable delivered a hurricanrana. Gable went for the triple Koppo Kick but Corbin countered by delivering a Powerbomb for a near fall. Corbin delivered a Deep Six but Gable kicked out. Corbin went for the End of Days but Gable rolled through and delivered a rolling Blockbuster. Gable delivered a top rope Moonsault but Corbin kicked out. Gable applied an Ankle Lock but Corbin rolled to the floor. Gable charged but Corbin countered by delivering a Chokelslam on the ring apron. Corbin went to use his sceptre but the referee stopped him. Gable applied a rollup and got the win.
- WINNER: Chad Gable (**1/4)
Amin’s Analysis: Let me say this Corbin and Gable worked hard as this was a fine match that you see on WWE TV every week. However, this match dragged and was not good for most part. The commentary throughout the match was atrocious with Corey Graves leading the way with these lame short jokes. I’m saying this having really enjoyed Graves commentary when he was on NXT and started on RAW as a commentator.
SmackDown Women’s Championship Match: Bayley vs. Charlotte Flair – Charlotte applied a Boston Crab but Bayley broke free. Bayley rammed Charlotte’s leg into the ring apron. Bayley delivered a neckbreaker in-between the ropes. Charlotte delivered a chop block. Charlotte delivered a backbreaker and followed with the Natural Selection but Bayley grabbed the ropes. Charlotte went for a Moonsault but Bayley got her knees up. Charlotte delivered a Fallaway Slam on the floor. Charlotte went for the Figure-4-Leg Lock but Bayley countered into an inside cradle for a near fall. Charlotte delivered a running boot and then applied the Figure-8-Leg Lock as Bayley tapped.
[Post Match] Bayley was in tears as she threw a temper tantrum after the match.
- WINNER: Charlotte Flair won the SmackDown Women’s Title via Submission (***)
Amin’s Analysis: This was good professional wrestling match as both Bayley and Charlotte worked hard. I expected Charlotte to win because SmackDown is on FOX and WWE wants her to be the face of the women’s division. The post-match angle was interesting as I would like to see WWE play off this and lead to Bayley turning completely heel.
–Backstage, Kayla Braxton called Chad Cable shorty. Gable didn’t mind because he won the won and noted he was the bigger man. Gable kept walking as Corbin appeared and attacked him from behind.
Hell in a Cell Match for the WWE Universal Championship: Seth Rollins vs. “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt – The light remained dark and red throughout the match. Rollins used the Kendo Stick but The Fiend no-sold it and delivered a Uranage Slam. The Fiend delivered a running splash to Rollins against the cell wall. Rollins delivered a pair of topes sending The Fiend into the cell. Rollins went for a springboard but The Fiend countered by delivering Sister Abigail as the fans chanted “Yowie Wowie.” Rollins delivered a Frog Splash as The Fiend went crashing through a table. Rollins delivered a Superkick and followed with a Curb Stomp but The Fiend no-sold it. The Fiend blocked a Curb Stomp and delivered Sister Abigail but Rollins kicked out as the fans booed. The Fiend pulled out and attacked Rollins with a huge mallet. Rollins delivered a triple Superkick and followed with a Curb Stomp onto the mallet. Rollins delivered a pair of springboard knees. Rollins delivered a pair of Superkicks and followed with three straight Curb Stomps as the fans booed. Rollins delivered the Pedigree and followed with a Curb Stomp but The Fiend kicked out at one. Rollins delivered 5 straight Curb Stomps to The Fiend. The crowd responded by booing Rollins who’s the babyface champion. Rollins delivered an unprotected gimmick chair shot to The Fiend’s head for a near fall. Rollins placed a chair on The Fiend’s hand and then smashed the chair with a ladder for another near fall. Rollins attacked The Fiend’s head with a tool box. Rollins placed a chair, ladder and toolbox on The Fiend’s head and then brought out a Sledgehammer. Rollins went to use the Sledgehammer but the referee stopped him. Rollins attacked The Fiend with the Sledgehammer as the referee called for the bell. The fans thunderously booed and chanted “Bulls—” at the lame finish.
[Post Match] The medical staff came out to check on The Fiend as they raised the Hell in a Cell. The fans booed and chanted “AEW” The Fiend got up and delivered Sister Abigail to Rollins on the floor as the fans chanted “Restart the Match” The fans chanted “AEW” again as The Fiend delivered a Sister Abigail to Rollins on the exposed floor. The Fiend applied the Mandible Claw as blood came out of Rollins mouth. The lights went out as the fans booed even louder. The Fiend appeared on the entrance ramp as the fans booed louder. The closing credits appeared on the screen as the fans booed as the show came to a close.
- WINNER: No contest via Match Stoppage (DUD)
Amin’s Analysis: I’m guessing the story of the match was for The Fiend to be an unstoppable monster that Rollins couldn’t beat. That would’ve been a fine story to tell however it didn’t work as the fans booed the champion and wanted to see The Fiend win. Everything about this match blew from the red lightning to the horrendous finish to everything in-between. A horrible end to a PPV that started on a great note.