Event: WWE Hell In A Cell Pay-Per-View
Airdate: Sunday, October 27th, 2013 (Pay-Per-View)
Location: The American Airlines Arena in Miami, FL
WWE Hell In A Cell Opener:
A video opened the show and featured various performers such as Mick Foley, Shawn Michaels, and Edge discussing the danger of the Hell in a Cell match…
WWE Tag Team Title Match
The Usos vs. Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns vs. Cody Rhodes and Goldust
Two men start the match, an Uso and Goldust. They had the rules wrong on commentary, at least Cole and Lawler did as they thought a member from each team would be in there. Goldust gets a quick one count on Jey Uso.
Goldust builds some offense and tags in Cody Rhodes. There’s a double team on Rhodes followed by a face-first suplex into the mat. A one count for Cody as Jimmy tags in. He rolls the champion up and gets a quick cover. Cody kicks out twice at two as the babyfaces play to the crowd. Jimmy looks focused, he locks Cody up belly-to-back. He goes for a hip toss but settles for a scoop and a slam. Quick cover on Rhodes.
Goldust tags himself in. Jey tags in after Jimmy hits a little offense. It’s Jey and Goldust in the ring, Rollins and Reigns waiting in the wings. Goldust hits right hands on Jey Uso as Roman Reigns goes to the outside and pulls Goldust to the out with him.
It’s Reigns and Goldust as Reigns had tagged in. Quick two count for Reigns as Rollins tags in. It’s Rollins and Goldust as the two Shield members show great teamwork. Seth Rollins works on Goldust from the outside, kicking him in the head. Rollins gets back in and gets a two count. It’s all Rollins as he isolates Goldust in his corner.
Roman Reigns picks up right where his partner left off. Reigns applies a headlock and the referee checks for submission or to count. Goldust gets to his feet from the roar of the crowd. Back-slide into a pin for a two count. Reigns follows up with an elbow and a two count. Reigns almost had him as he works the babyface over in the ring. Rollins and Reigns have been dominant up to this point.
Headbutt from Reigns onto Goldust. The crowd chants ‘Goldust’ and he fights out of the corner with right hands. Goldust goes to tag Cody by Reigns pulls him back and gets yet another two count. Reigns is in control of the match as the Usos have been bystanders. Finally, Goldust counters with a DDT. Both men are down but Reigns is up first. Rollins tagged in and he kicks Rhodes off the apron.
Goldust counters with a back-body drop but Cody is on the outside. Rollins tags Reigns as Goldust is gassed in the corner. Goldust flips Reigns out of the ring. The Usos both want in and try to get Goldust to tag them. The Shield takes care of them on the outside.
Sidewalk slam from Reigns onto Goldust but Cody Rhodes gets into the ring to make the save. The referee makes Rhodes gets back. Now it’s Goldust and Roman Reigns in the ring. He whips Goldust into the corner and points at Cody in dismay.
Reigns trash talks Goldust, calling him ‘old man.’ This finally leads to a counter and Goldust puts Reigns on the mat. Which way will Goldust go? He tags in Cody Rhodes. He goes off the top rope with a missile dropkick. Rollins tags in and Cody has all the offense.
Moonsault into a two count by Cody, a sensational spot! Cody has the crowd going, he pumps them up again but Rollins tries to counter. Cody stays in control and misses the disaster tag. The Usos tagged in. It’s Jimmy Uso and Seth Rollins.
The crowd is behind Uso as he gets a cover and the match has broken down after a two count from The Usos. The Usos cleans house and one of them hits a suicide div. Rollins and one of the Usos are the legal men. Two count as Rollins kicks out.
Rhodes finally tags in off one of the Usos. It’s Rollins and Rhodes with everyone else dazed and out of it. Rollins sets Cody up on the top rope. He goes for some offense. Right hands from Rollins, Cody counters with rights of his own. They’re both on the top rope as Cody superplexes Rollins to the outside onto Goldust, Reigns and The Usos. Incredible spot, wow!
Rollins returns the match to the ring and there’s a two count on Cody. Now there is an Uso in but he eats a spear from Reigns. Rollins and Rhodes are still the legal men as The Shield clears the Usos out. It’s Rhodes and Rollins once again. Goldust gets involved and allows for Cody to hit Cross Rhodes on Rollins and get the three count for the win.
Winners & still WWE Tag Team Champions Goldust & Cody Rhodes
– We see Shawn Michaels and Triple H backstage talking.
– They air a promo for John Cena’s Fast Lane app.
In the Arena:
We go to the ring and out comes The Miz. The Miz gets on the mic and says he may not be medically cleared to work tonight but that doesn’t mean he’s not cleared to fight. He tells Bray Wyatt to get out of his rocking chair and calls Luke Harper and Erick Rowan hillbillies. He demands Bray come to the ring. Bray is on the big screen and cuts another creepy promo. The power goes out in the ring and Rowan and Harper are in the ring.
Miz uses the mic on Rowan but it’s not for long as they dismantle him in the ring. Kane’s music hits and he’s ready to seek retribution. He comes out and makes quick work of Rowan. He takes out Luke Harper and stares from the ring as they retreat down the ramp.
Kane then grabs The Miz and chokeslams him right in the middle of the ring. He raises his arms and drops them as the flames shoot out of the ring posts. Welcome back Kane. His music plays as The Miz is laid out in the ring.
Summer Rae and Fandango vs. Natalya and The Great Khali
We go to the ring and out comes Fandango with Summer Rae. Fandango takes the mic and hushes the crowd. He says Miami known nothing about salsa dancing. There is only one true master of salsa – Fandango, he says. Fandango and Summer do a little salsa dancing. Their opponents The Great Khali and Natalya are out next with Hornswoggle.
Fandango and Khali go at it to start the match. Khali takes control and sends Fandango across the ring. Khali follows for a big chop in the corner. Summer comes in and argues with Khali, which brings Natalya in. Summer charges, they lock up and go at it. They run the ropes and Summer hip tosses Natalya. Summer with a takedown and jackknife cover for a 2 count. Natalya with a 2 count now. Summer nails a dropkick and dances to show off. Natalya trips Summer while she dances and she falls on her face. Natalya with a takedown. Summer counters with a head scissors. They go to their feet and trade holds again. Natalya with a drop toe hold and big slap. Fandango tags in and dances to Natalya. She grabs him for a Sharpshooter but he retreats to the floor. Hornswoggle mocks Fandango. Fandango grabs him but Khali makes the save. Khali brings Fandango in the ring over the top rope. Fandango dropkicks Khali’s leg and starts working it over.
Fandango taunts Natalya and dodges a slap from her. He turns around to a big shot from Khali. Fandango runs into a big boot and goes back down. Fandango slides out of a big slam and tags in Summer. She dances and tries to distract Khali. Natalya comes in and slaps her to the mat. Natalya with a suplex and a sitdown slam. More back and forth. Natalya with a kick and an Anvil clothesline. Natalya goes for a Sharpshooter but Summer blocks it and rolls her up for the win.
Winners: Fandango and Summer Rae
– We go back to Kaitlyn, R-Truth, Dolph Ziggler and Josh Mathews on the panel to talk about what’s happened so far on the pay-per-view.
WWE United States Title Match
Big E Langston vs. Dean Ambrose
We go to the ring and out first comes WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose through the crowd. Big E Langston is out next to a decent reaction.
Ambrose taunts Big E after the bell rings. They come face to face and Dean slaps him. Big E shoves him to the mat and covers for a 2 count. More offense and a pin attempt from Big E. Langston takes Ambrose to the corner and works him over. Big shoulder thrust from Big E. Ambrose ducks a clothesline but leaps into Big E’s arms. E drops him with a backbreaker. Ambrose turns it around in the corner with chops. Ambrose hits him but Big E powers back and stares at him. Big E turns it around easily. Big E with high knees now. He scoops Ambrose up over his shoulder and drops him on the mat. E with another pin attempt and a bear hug.
Ambrose pulls Langston into the ring while they’re on the floor. Big E comes back in at the 5 count and Ambrose stomps away. Ambrose tries to suplex Big E back in but it’s blocked. Ambrose instead runs Big E into the ring post and he falls out to the floor. Langston comes back in but Ambrose stomps away. Ambrose keeps control and works Big E over in the corner some more. Ambrose leans Big E into the ropes and hits a dropkick to the chest. Ambrose covers for a 2 count. Ambrose with a clutch but Big E powers to his feet with Ambrose on his back. Ambrose tries for a sleeper and gets it locked in. Langston rams him back into the corner and nails a pair of clotheslines. Big E with a backdrop and a big splash for 2.
More back and forth. Big E with a belly to belly suplex for a 2 count. Langston with a headbutt and another splash for a 2 count. Ambrose starts walking away from the ring but Big E brings him back. Ambrose takes control as Big E re-enters the ring. Ambrose drops Big E on his face for another 2 count. Ambrose runs into the ring post. Big E runs the ropes and spears Ambrose from the apron but they both hit hard on the floor. The referee starts his count. Ambrose stumbles to his feet but doesn’t make it back in the ring.
Winner by Count Out: Big E Langston
– After the match, Ambrose grabs his title and goes to leave the ringside area. Big E runs back to him, brings him in the ring and nails a Big Ending. Langston stands over Ambrose and holds up the United States Title.
Handicap Hell In a Cell Match
Ryback and Paul Heyman vs. CM Punk
Out first comes CM Punk to a big pop from the crowd. This is the 27th Hell In a Cell match in history. Punk sizes up the Cell before entering. Out next comes Ryback for the second Cell match of his career. Ryback heads towards the Cell with no Paul Heyman yet. Finally, we see a scissors lift start to move near the stage. Paul Heyman is riding on it with a WWE crew member in control. Heyman rides to the Cell on top of the scissor lift. It appears they’re having some trouble getting the lift to steer correctly. The lift is pulled right up to the Cell door, pretty much blocking it. Heyman takes the mic and introduces himself. Heyman says he is the best in hell. The lift starts to lift Heyman up to the top of the Cell. Heyman says he’s Satan himself in WWE and Punk sold himself to the devil a long time ago. Ryback is the man who’s going to collect Punk’s soul for all the dirty deeds Heyman did on Punk’s behalf. Heyman walks out on top of the Cell now. He’s risen from hell and now is on top of the world, he says. Heyman says he owns Punk and that’s it. The bell rings with Heyman still on top of the Cell. Ryback and Punk go at it.
Ryback and Punk battled back and forth early. Punk sent him to the outside and hit a tope, driving Ryback into the cage. Punk lit him up with some Singapore Cane shots but Ryback charged him, driving Punk backward into the Cage several times. He beat down Punk with the cane and kicked him. Heyman stood atop the cage confidently.
Punk returned to the ring but was nailed again with the came. They showed some nice camera shots from inside the Cell of Heyman looking down at the beating with a maniacal look on his face. Ryback beat down Punk and locked on a bear hug variation, trying to squeeze the life out of him. Punk fired back with some shots, then ducked down as Ryback charged, sending him over the top to the floor, crashing into the cage.
Punk went to the top and nailed a clothesline to the floor. He went under the ring and pulled a table out but was attacked and sent backwards into the steel ring steps. Ryback used his feet to choke Punk down. Ryback grabbed Punk on the floor and suplexed him into the cage, but didn’t let go and brought him back down, then suplexed him again and again into the steel.
Punk was tossed back into the ring. Ryback nailed a belly to back suplex for a two count. Ryback locked in a chinlock. Punk tried to grab the Cane but was pulled away. Punk fired back with punches but Ryback cut off his momentum with a kick and nailed a sit down driver. He went back to the waistlock, trying to hurt Punk.
Punk finally mounted a comeback but was caught going for his springboard clothesline and was powerslammed down for a two count. Ryback called for the Shellshock and lifted Punk, who fights out of it. Ryback missed a charge and hit the turnbuckles. Punk grabbed the cane and nailed Ryback in the mid-section and the back. Punk kept looking up at Heyman.
Punk nailed the running knee in the corner into a short arm clothesline. He nailed the flying elbowsmash off the top for a two count. Punk worked over Ryback with cane shot after cane shot, then went to the floor to retrieve the table he didn’t get a chance to use earlier.
Punk began setting up the table but Ryback recovered and nailed him. He set the table up on its side and went to powerbomb Punk onto it. Punk escaped and worked over Ryback but was caught after a kick was ducked and dropped across the table, crotched.
Ryback covered Punk for a two count. He set the table up as Heyman yelled for Ryback to finish Punk off. Punk low blowed Ryback and placed him on the table. Punk went to the top rope and nailed the flying elbow through a table. He was too stunned to cover Ryback at first but grabbed the Cane and dripped Ryback in the side of the face with it. Punk nailed the GTS and pinned Ryback.
Winner: CM Punk
After the bell, Heyman shakes his head from the top of the Cell. Punk grabs another kendo stick from under the ring and puts it in his tights so he can crawl up with it. Punk climbs up the Cell to make his way to Heyman. Heyman pleads with Punk as he approaches. Punk pokes Heyman with the kendo stick. Punk grabs Heyman by the collar and beats him with the kendo stick on top of the Cell. Punk wails away with the kendo stick as fans cheer him on. Punk calls for a GTS and lays Heyman out with it. Punk poses on top of the Cell before his music starts up again.
Daniel Bryan is backstage, Bryan says all he wants is a chance to prove he can be WWE Champion, and now he’s got a chance, with just him and Orton, and of course Shawn Michaels, who he hopes will be impartial. Bryan says just for fun, it was in this very arena where the ‘yes’ phenomenon was started, and tonight he rewards them by showing he can win the WWE Championship. Bryan leads the crowd in yes chants before he’s cut off.
Los Matadores vs. Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro
Los Matadores are the first men to make their way out to the ring, and yes, El Torito is with them. They get a pretty nice pop from the crowd, as JBL tries to figure out how Rey Mysterio can be doing Spanish commentary, and be ringside as El Torito at the same time.
Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro are out next with Zeb Coalter. Coalter’s got a mic and he says it’s funny that tonight is called Hell in a Cell, because their opponents belong in cells because they’re criminals, and about 80% of the crowd probably is too. Zeb also calls out Torito, saying he assaulted and attacked a United States war veteran in Coalter. He’s embarrassed that they have to breathe the same air as these three tonight, and that’s no bull. Zeb gets a nice little ‘we the people’ out of the crowd, and we’re ready to begin.
Diego and Cesaro begin things with Diego attempting to use his speed against Cesaro, scoring with a couple of quick head scissors. Diego ends up caught though, when Cesaro tosses him to the outside, and tags out to Swagger. Swagger hits a spear on the floor before bringing things back into the ring and hitting a Swagger bomb. Cesaro tags in and hits a nice senton for two. Cesaro backs Diego into his own corner and tags out to Swagger who hits a series of knees to the gut and a short-arm clothesline. Cesaro tags back in and clamps on a rear chin lock.
Diego fights out of the hold, and backdrops an interfering Swagger to the floor. Cesaro catches the other Matadore with a big boot, and Cesaro traps Diego with the giant swing. Cesaro spins Diego around at least thirty times, pinning Diego for two, but it’s broken up. Cesaro is caught with an enzugiri, and both men make the tag. The other matador tags in and goes to work on Swagger, hitting him with a flurry of offense that ends with a huge DDT. Things are broken up by Cesaro. Back in the ring, Swagger launches himself into Diego’s knee, and clamps on the ankle lock. Diego fights out of it, and Los Matadores score a double face buster for the three count.
Winners: Los Matadores
Coalter is in the ring on his heads and knees crying. Los Matadores catch him and toss El Torito into a head scissors on Cesaro. Zeb is tossed to the floor, and Torito dives to the outside to wipe out Swagger while Los Matadores celebrate.
– We get a video package that shows the events leading up to this match. Namely, Cena recovering from injury and randomly being placed into this match.
World Heavyweight Title Match
John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio
Alberto Del Rio is the first man to make his way to the ring, and the Champion comes out waving a big Mexican flag.
John Cena is out next, and he gets a more positive reaction that normal, but there’s still a good number of boos mixed in there.
After formal ring introductions from Lillian Garcia, we’re ready for the match.
The bell rings and Cena goes right for a side headlock. Del Rio goes right for the arm, backing Cena into the ropes. Cena rolls to the outside and adjusts the padding on his arm. Cena gets back into the ring and takes Del Rio over with a headlock to the mat. Del Rio fights to his feet and out of the hold, but falls to a shoulder block. Del Rio tries to go for Cena in the corner, but Cena gets into the ropes to back Del Rio away. Del Rio catches Cena with a kick to the gut, and a series of right hands, then a couple of big stomps to the chest.
Cena goes in with some punches and a running bulldog, but he’s kickd in the chest, then dropkicked to the apron. Del Rio charges in and kicks Cena in the shoulder, sending him to the floor. Del Rio heads out after Cena and slams his arm into the ring steps. Del Rio brings things back into the ring and kicks Cena in the ribs, then charges in with a big kick to the head. Cena is able to turn things around with a drop toe hold, but Del Rio comes up with a giant German suplex that’s good for a two count.
Del Rio goes right for the arm, keeping the fight on Cena, even when Cena makes it into the ropes. Cena stands to his feet, and rolls over, sending Del Rio across the ring. Cena follows with a drop kick, but he runs right into a big back elbow. Del Rio charges in with a big stomp to the chest, then he goes to the top rope, leaping off with a sloppy forearm that’s good for two. Del Rio goes right back into an arm bar, stretching Cena’s shoulder. Cena is able to fight up to his feet and out of the hold, but Del Rio kicks the back of Cena’s leg and chokes him in the ropes.
Del Rio charges in, but he misses Cena and slips through the ropes, falling to the floor. Del Rio catches Cena’s throat across the top rope. Del Rio heads to the top and leaps off into a big kick from Cena. Cena hits Del Rio with a couple of shoulder blocks and a big belly to back suplex, before following up with the five knuckle shuffle. Cena shoulders Del Rio, but Del Rio fights out and hits the backstabber, which is good for two.
Cena misses a splash in the corner, but hits an elbow, and a tornado DDT from the second rope for two. Cena rolls out to the apron and heads to the top rope. Del Rio stops Cena cold with an enzugiri that sends him crashing to the mat. Del Rio gets another two count while Sandow is shown watching on in the back. Del Rio backs into the corner and waits for Cena to stand. Del Rio misses another enzugiri, and Cena shoulders Del Rio. Del Rio fights out and hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for another two count.
Del Rio seats Cena on the top turnbuckle and traps him in the tree of woe, kicking him in the chest. Del Rio charges in, and Cena sits up. Del Rio crashes head first into the corner turnbuckle. Cena heads up to the top, and Cena leaps off with a big cross body that’s good for two. Cena goes for Del Rio, and Del Rio drops down with Cena’s arm across his knees. Del Rio tries for the cross arm breaker, but Cena counters into the STF and Del Rio struggles to the ropes. Del Rio makes it to the ropes and Cena is forced to break the hold.
Del Rio hits Cena with a couple of nasty kicks, but it’s not enough to keep him down. Del Rio locks on the cross arm breaker and Cena’s shoulders are down for two. Cena picks Del Rio up and breaks the hold by powerbombing him to the mat. Cena shoulders Del Rio again, but Del Rio fights out. Another attempts at the AA, and Cena gets it. Cena pins Del Rio for three.
Winner and NEW World Heavyweight Champion: John Cena
Cena lays the belt out and thanks the crowd before picking it up and holding it high over his head. Cena tells JBL that he was wrong and that Cena was good. JBL says he never would have believed it.
– Josh Matthews, Dolph Ziggler, R-Truth and Kaitlyn discuss John Cena returning triumphantly. Truth says he believes that Daniel Bryan will win in the main event, and Kaitlyn stumbles through something about the Divas title match before being interrupted by AJ Lee’s music.
WWE Divas Title Match
Brie Bella vs. AJ Lee
The bell rings and we get a lock up. AJ pushes Brie away, and nothing is solved. AJ shoves Brie’s face, and catches her with a right hand, but Brie responds with a right of her own. Brie rolls AJ up for two, then goes to work on her arm. AJ tries to fight back, but Brie hits a Northern lights suplex. Brie connects with a back elbow in the corner, but when she heads out to the apron, AJ sends her crashing out to the floor. AJ brings things back into the ring and covers Brie for two.
AJ clamps on a side headlock, but Brie is able to fight out. AJ sends Brie into the ropes and chokes her against the middle rope. AJ picks Brie up for a big neck breaker, then skips around the ring with a big smile on her face. AJ picks Brie up and kicks her in the stomach, but runs right into a knee to the gut. AJ traps Brie in a guillotine choke, dropping Brie down to the mat.
Brie stands and fights out of the hold before hitting a missile dropkick to send AJ crashing across the ring. Brie charges in with a couple of big dropkicks, and a sloppy clothesline that’s good for two. Brie sends AJ into the corner and runs into a big boot. AJ sends Brie crashing face first into the turnbuckle. AJ tries for the black widow, but Brie fights out. AJ goes for a roll up, but Brie counters into a half-crab. Nikki and Tamina get into on the outside while AJ makes it into the ropes. Brie goes for a running knee, but accidentally connects with her sister. AJ locks in the black widow, and forces Brie to tap out.
Winner and STILL WWE Divas Champion
The Prime Time Players are shown playing WWE 2K14 backstage. Bob Backlund is there, and he’s not too happy about it. He’d rather kids be reading and writing. Titus explains to Backlund that people will have a chance to become immortal with WWE 2K14. PTP ask if Backlund can dance. Backlund says he dances every day. Backlund does the ‘millions of dollars’ dance with the PTP.
– Triple H is shown talking to Shawn Michaels backstage and Hunter doesn’t look too happy as Michaels walks off. This leads to a video package detailing the events leading up to the main event this evening.
Hell In a Cell for the WWE Title
Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton
Special Referee: Shawn Michaels
Shawn Michaels is the first man to the ring, and the crowd seems pretty happy to see the Icon make his way to the ring wearing the referee’s stripes.
Randy Orton is the first competitor to come to the ring, and he walks slowly, eyeing the cell on his way down the aisle.
Daniel Bryan is out to the ring next, and the fans are hot for Bryan, with loads of ‘yes’ chants ringing throughout the arena.
Triple H’s music hits, and The Game makes his way out holding the WWE title. Hunter shows the title to both men, and offers his hand, but Bryan refuses to shake hands with Hunter. Michaels holds up the title, and hands it off, then the cell begins to lower.
The bell rings and Bryan blocks a punch, hitting Orton with one of his own. Orton kicks Bryan and sends him to the outside. Bryan catches Orton with a quick dropkick but Orton responds with a snap powerslam. Orton tries for the suspension DDT, but Bryan fights it off and hits a giant shotgun missile dropkick from the top rope. Bryan kicks away at Orton’s legs and midsection in the corner. Bryan flips over Orton in the corner, but runs into a dropkick.
Orton duplexes Bryan across the top rope, then kicks at his stomach. Orton picks Bryan up and duplexes him across the top rope again, wearing down Bryan’s midsection. Orton continues the assault with another suplex on the ropes. Orton follows up with a huge splash, sending Bryan crashing from the apron into the cell wall. Orton picks Bryan up to toss him into the steel steps.
Orton picks up the top half of the steps and runs them into Bryan before tossing them aside. He picks up the bottom half of the stiars and stands them up on end. Orton grinds Bryan’s face into the cell wall, then he tries to whip him into the steps, but Bryan is able to reverse it. Bryan kicks Orton in the chest repeatedly before slamming Orton’s head into the cell wall, then the steps.
Bryan brings things back into the ring and gets a two count. Bryan continues the assault with more kicks to the shoulders, chest and back. Bryan picks Orton up and seats him on the top rope, trapping him in the tree of woe. Bryan kicks at Orton’s chest before backing up and charging in with a low dropkick to the face. Bryan pulls Orton down and hits him with a big uppercut. Bryan misses a kick, but dropkicks Orton over the top rope.
Bryan hits a suicide dive, sending Orton crashing into the cage, then another. Bryan goes for a third, but Orton moves and assists Bryan smashing face-first into the cell wall. Orton picks Bryan up and crotches him against the ring post, before hitting the across the back backbreaker out of it. Orton picks Bryan up and tosses him into the ring, following and going right for the pin. Orton says it’s over, and he picks Bryan up, seating him on the top rope. Orton punches away at Bryan, and follows up with head butts. Orton heads to the top after Bryan, but Bryan fights him off and hits an awesome sunset powerbomb.
Orton and Bryan get to their knees and trade uppercuts. they stand and continue trading blows in an impressive display. Orton scores with a kick, but Bryan hits a running clothesline. Bryan stands and hits a running dropkick in the corner. Bryan hits a second dropkick in the corner and follows with kicks. Bryan seats Orton on the top rope and connects with a top rope hurricanrana. Bryan stands on the top rope and leaps off with a flying head butt. Bryan goes for the pin and gets two.
Bryan kicks Orton’s chest, but misses a kick to the head. Orton gets a roll up, but Bryan is able to counter into the yes lock. Orton gets to the ropes but it doesn’t matter. Orton rolls to the outside, but Bryan follows and runs him into the cage repeatedly. Bryan grinds the side of Orton’s face into the cell wall before hitting a running dropkick. Bryan goes under the ring and grabs a chair. Bryan waits for Orton to stand and he hits him in the gut, then across the back. Bryan wallops Orton two more times before tossing the chair, and nine others into the ring. Bryan hits Orton with yet another chair before sending him into the ring.
Orton is able to grab a chair and he uses it to hit Bryan a couple of times and set up a near fall. Orton whacks Bryan across the back, but Bryan still won’t stay down. Orton grabs a different chair and blasts Bryan across the back for another two count. Orton tosses the chairs into a pile in the middle of the ring. Orton picks Bryan up and seats him on the top rope. Orton heads up to the top, but Bryan fights him off. Orton comes back and crotches Bryan, going after him again. Orton suplexes Bryan on top of the chairs, mainly just his leg, and Orton goes for the pin, getting another two count.
Hunter is ringside again, and he’s telling HBK to do his job on the three counts. In the ring, Bryan catches Orton with a big kick, and Orton comes back with a huge exploder. HBK doesn’t see the pin as he’s distracted with Hunter. Orton pops out of the ring and gets in Michaels’ face. HBK tells Hunter to get off his back and let him do this. Orton gets back into the ring and almost gets caught in the yes lock. Orton fights out and hits Bryan with the suspension DDT.
Orton tries for the RKO, but Bryan pushes him off, right into Michaels, who’s distracted by Hunter. Hunter asks Michaels if he’s alright, and immediately grabs the trainer and asks him to unlock the cage. Bryan hits the giant running knee and gets at least a five count. Bryan asks for Shawn to get up and count, but Hunter throws him away. Bryan hits Hunter with a huge running knee and the crowd is thrilled. Michaels hits Bryan with sweet chin music, and Orton rolls over into the cover. Michaels counts out the pin, and Orton gets three.
Winner and NEW WWE Champion: Randy Orton