WWE Hell in a Cell (2016) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event and WWE Network event produced by WWE for the Raw brand. It took place on October 30, 2016 at the TD Garden in ... See full summary »
Match 1: Edge (c) vs Jeff Hardy vs Undertaker vs Triple H vs Big Show vs Vladimir Kozlov inside the Elimination Chamber for the WWE Championship - Edge starts out with Jeff Hardy and the biggest shocker of the night was his quick elimination. Hilarious and shocking at the same time to say the least. Jeff then had to deal with both Kozlov and Big Show, who double-teamed him and battled with each other throughout. Then Triple H came in to even the score and took it to both of the big men. Finally the Undertaker graced us with his presence and eliminated Kozlov with a last ride. Following Kozlov, the Big Show was triple-teamed and finally Hardy hit a Swanton from the top of a pod to get rid of him. This then left the three major players of the match, Hardy, Triple H and Undertaker. Jeff went for a lot of high flying moves, which cost him when he got caught into a tombstone by the Undertaker. Once Jeff was out, we were left with two former WWE Champions in Triple H and Undertaker. They took it to each other for a little under seven minutes. Undertaker kicked out of a pedigree and Triple H kicked out of a Tombstone. Then in the end as Undertaker went for a tombstone, Triple H got out and hit a pedigree to become a 13 time World Champion. Match of the night, with a fantastic list of participants and a great finish.
Match 2: Randy Orton vs Shane McMahon in a No Holds Barred Match - Orton got beat up pretty good in this match. Shane busted him open and had him bleeding all over himself. The announce table elbow was pretty great as usual from Shaen and the suplex through the table in the ring was also pretty good for this match. The interference from Legacy proved to be worthless as DiBiase got a coast to coast from Shane. In the end Orton catches him with an RKO to pick up the win. Brutal match.
Match 3: Jack Swagger (c) vs Finlay for the ECW Championship - Swagger's second title defense looked very predictable. Finlay beat Swagger for the first time in ECW singles competition, which opened the door for his title shot. The match was very dull and boring, more of a bathroom break match for sure. A lot of submissions used throughout this one for some reason. In the end Hornswoggle tries to help, but instead Finlay gets caught with Swagger's gut-wrench power bomb. Swagger retains the ECW title again. Very predictable.
Match 4: Shawn Michaels vs JBL - Probably one of the most boring singles matches of the night. JBL is a very limited wrestler, which made Michaels look very bad as well in this one. The two gave a pretty short performance, with Michaels' name on the line. In the end JBL gets dragged back into the ring by Michaels after taunting his wife. Then following a superkick we see Shawn Michaels claim all the money he was promised from JBL.
Match 5: John Cena (c) vs Rey Mysterio vs Kane vs Mike Knox vs Chris Jericho vs "Edge" inside the Elimination Chamber for the World Heavyweight Championship - Kofi Kingston is about to enter the ring when Edge jumps him and puts himself in the main event. We start off with the two MVP's of the match, Jericho and Mysterio. They then get Kane in there with them and Kane takes it to both of them. Kane sadly gets a short performance as Rey dives off the top of a pod to eliminate Kane first. Following Kane's elimination, we are greeted with the presence of Mike Knox. He once again beats down Jericho and Mysterio, but is eventually hit with a codebreaker by Jericho and eliminated along with Kane. Edge then enters the match and is viciously attacked from the start by Mysterio. The three battle for a little while and Cena then enters last into the match. He looks all dominate, but gets caught with a 619, Codebreaker and Spear and is eliminated by Edge. We then know that a new Champion will be crowned at the end of this one. Jericho is eliminated by Mysterio shortly thereafter, leaving Edge and Mysterio to do battle for the vacant title. Mysterio looks to prove dominant, but in the end Edge nails the spear and leaves as World Heavyweight Champion. A huge surprise. Edge walked in as WWE Champion and left as World Heavyweight Champion. Some pretty good booking for this event.
All in all, 10/10
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