Even though I'm not a fan of the concept of the Hell In A Cell PPV, this show was pretty solid. Plenty of good matches and not too much to complain about.
Hell In A Cell Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: CM Punk (c) vs. The Undertaker - One of the weaker HIAC matches, in my opinion. It has it's moments for sure, but on the whole, it's nothing special. Punk and Taker's matches together were never anything special (with the exception of their epic WM 29 match). The Undertaker wins the Championship with a Tombstone Piledriver. RATING: **3/4
Intercontinental Championship Match: John Morrison (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler - An underrated gem of a match. It was very back-and-forth with plenty of exciting near-falls. I also appreciated that it was 15 minutes long, really allowing these two to do their stuff. They have great chemistry and really bring out the best in each other. John Morrison retains with the Starship Pain. RATING: ***3/4
Unified WWE Tag Team Championship Match: Jeri-Show vs. Rey Mysterio and Batista - This was a very strong tag team match. The teams worked superbly together and it got especially exciting toward the end. It would have been 4 stars if it were given maybe a few more minutes. Jeri-Show retains with Big Show's knock-out punch. RATING: ***3/4
Hell In A Cell Match for the WWE Championship: John Cena (c) vs. Randy Orton - This was a good match, but it really felt more like a no DQ match surrounded by a cell. Not the best Cena/Orton match, but not the worst, either. Randy Orton wins back the Championship by choking then punting John Cena. RATING: ***
Drew McIntyre vs. R-Truth - A worthless match. It was just standard filler. Drew was still green at this time, and him and Truth have zero chemistry. Drew wins with the Future Shock DDT. RATING: *1/2
Triple Threat Match for the United States Championship: Kofi Kingston (c) vs. The Miz vs. Jack Swagger - This was a short but really fun triple threat match. The action was fast the entire time and they did some fun spots. Kofi defended his title in many multi-man matches during this time, and this was probably the best. Kofi Kingston retains by taking advantage of a fallen Miz. RATING: ***1/4
Hell In A Cell Tag Team Match: DX vs. Legacy - This match is a little overrated, in my opinion. It started off hot, got boring in the middle with DX torturing Shawn, then got good toward the end. I really like this feud, and this match was a good enough way to end it. DX wins by beating Legacy to a pulp and are still standing tall. RATING: ***
Not a great show, but definitely very good. Well worth checking out.
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