A Look Back at “Hell In A Cell”
- May 8, 2020
We kick off Geek Genie’s new WWE section with a look back at the recent “Hell In A Cell” event!
HELL IN A CELL
Overall, Smackdown’s pay per view was good with a few ups and downs.
The New Day vs The Usos WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship Hell in a Cell Match
Usually with Tag matches, I don’t watch them, I don’t find them exciting. The tend to be over-hyped. But this is one of a handful of tag matches I have enjoyed. It was non-stop action and there were many shocking moments in the match too.
My prediction: The New Day retain their titles
Result: The Usos won their second Smackdown Tag Championships
AJ Styles vs Baron Corbin vs Tye Dillinger U.S Title
This match had 3 great superstars who I thought all deserved the title, over this month the 3 have been feuding with each other. The match was set to be AJ Styles vs Baron Corbin, though on Smackdown Live the week before, Tye picked up a victory over Corbin. He was then added to the match. In the ending moments, Styles hit the phenomenal forearm on Dillinger, however Corbin pushed Styles out of the ring to steal the win, and the U.S Title.
My prediction: AJ Styles retains his U.S Title
Result: Baron Corbin was crowned as the new U.S Champion
Charlotte Flair vs Natalya Smackdown Women’s Championship
This was surprisingly a very good match, with both women fighting it out for the title. Natalya dominated the first part of the match, although Charlotte Flair came back quickly taking out Natalya. With Charlotte diving from the top rope, with an amazing moonsault, Natalya picked up a chair and slammed it on Charlotte causing a DQ.
My prediction: Charlotte Flair wins the Women’s Championship
Result: Charlotte Flair wins the match by DQ Natalya keeps the title
Jinder Mahal vs Shinsuke Nakamura WWE Championship
I thought it was a HELL IN A CELL MATCH! Anyway, this match was still really good. Shinsuke did well, Mahal did well, this time the Singh Brothers actually got ejected for once, however while the ref was ejecting them Shinsuke hit the Kinshasa, though the Singh Brothers still distracted him for a while, just for Jinder to get a hand to the rope. Jinder hit his slam move, to win the match.
My prediction: Jinder retains the title
Result: Jinder retains the title
Randy Orton vs Rusev
I didn’t even bother about this match, Randy deserves a bigger match (I’m not saying Rusev is bad, he’s a very good competitor, I’m just saying right now he is a jobber). So the match was pretty good. In the end, Rusev attempted the accolade, however Orton scrambled through to hit a face first RKO, to win the match.
My prediction: Randy Orton wins.
Result: Randy Orton wins via pinfall.
Bobby Roode vs Dolph Ziggler
What a match. This was definitely one of the best matches of the night, both Roode and Ziggler did very well. The match was packed with action, as the no -hyped matched, hyped the crowd more than any other match before it. In the end a sequence of rollups lead to Roode picking up the win. Though straight after Ziggler zig-zagged him, which I found extremely funny!
My prediction: Didn’t even know it was on the match card. Although I knew Roode would win.
Result: Bobby Roode is victorious.
Shane McMahon vs Kevin Owens
Probably the best Hell in a Cell match I’ve seen in the past years, both in the ring and outside it. But boy what a match!! Both men dominated through the match. In the final moments, Kevin was pushed off the Cell right through the announce table! (Nothing like Foley’s though).
Shane once again climbed the Cell, did his prayer, and that’s what tells us he’s jumping. Jumping from 20 feet, he missed. AGAIN.
Although Kevin didn’t dodge the elbow like Taker did at WM 32, it was Sami Zayn! His arch rival had pulled him away from the announce table. Sami then put Kevin over Shane, for Kevin to pick up the win, (and for poor Shane to lose another match).
Overall, this was an exceptional pay-per view with the last match being, spectacular!
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