Welcome to the live results watch page for WWE HELL IN A CELL 2020 pay-per-view!
The event is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. ET with the kickoff, followed by the main show starting at 7 p.m.
Follow along here throughout the show for the results of each match as well as my personal thoughts on everything throughout the night down after the separation bar.
Keep refreshing for new updates, check out the quick results at the top of the page for the winners and chat it up with everyone in the comments as the show goes on!
Quick Hits Results:
- (Kickoff) 24/7 Championship Match: R-Truth defeated Drew Gulak by pinfall.
- Universal Championship Hell in a Cell I Quit Match: Roman Reigns (c) defeated Jey Uso
- Elias defeated Jeff Hardy by disqualification after Hardy hit Elias with a guitar.
- The Miz defeated Otis by pinfall to win the Money in the Bank briefcase.
- SmackDown Women’s Championship Hell in a Cell Match: Sasha Banks defeated Bayley (c) by submission to win the title.
- United States Championship Match: Bobby Lashley defeated Slapjack by submission.
- WWE Championship Hell in a Cell Match: Randy Orton defeated Drew McIntyre (c) by pinfall to win the title.
Author’s POV, Running Commentary & Thoughts:
- Crazy that we’re halfway through this kickoff and we still only have 6 matches on the card, with one of them being announced just before the pre-show started. WWE really didn’t bother to book this event more than the 3 HIAC matches. And yet, we’re expected to care about everything, right? Lame.
- R-Truth calling Jeff Jarrett Double J Jesse James popped me.
- Elias sings a song about how if he didn’t know any better, he’d think the name Jeff was Spanish for “junkie” while glaring at Jeff Jarrett. Yikes hahaha.
- I’m convinced the 24/7 title is changing hands here, even if it isn’t Drew Gulak who wins it.
- Mustafa Ali challenged MVP to pick a member of The Hurt Business to face a member of RETRIBUTION. Couldn’t have done this Monday night? Also, why should we care?
I Quit Hell in a Cell Match for Universal Championship
- I’ll say it every time. I love that thumping heart beat song they play when they lower the cage.
- It’s definitely strange having a Hell in a Cell match with no crowd reaction. All these months and I’m still not used to that.
- “The head of the table never quits.” Dude. I love this Tribal Chief stuff so much.
- “I swear to God I’ll take your last breath.” when Roman put Jey in the guillotine. Awesome.
- Big fan of Roman tossing the referee to the side because he was going to throw out the match before Jey could officially say “I quit”. Even bigger fan of Roman shutting the door and saying no one’s leaving now, ignoring Adam Pearce and all the other officials.
- Roman saying he understands Jey testing him when they were kids, but they’re 35 and he’s still not learned his lesson that Roman is better. Loooove this stuff!!!
- Roman is so going to sucker Jimmy in….YESSS!!!! Guillotine!!!! Ha!
- So good!
Elias vs. Jeff Hardy
- If you were annoyed that there wasn’t enough wrestling yet in this show, I’m not sure if this was the best match to go into to satisfy that hunger. Elias has never been an in-ring phenomenon. Hopefully, I’ll be proven wrong.
- “For the first time ever.” Really? Why is WWE so obsessed with that? Is anyone honestly thinking to themselves “Wow! Elias vs. Hardy for the first time ever!”?
- Meh. This match isn’t doing much for me.
- And now it’s over with a rather uneventful guitar shot. Blah.
Otis vs. The Miz
- Otis has a new theme that actually has some lyrics to it, unlike the most recent string of new themes. This isn’t bad.
- Nothing much to talk about here.
- Oh damn! Now there’s something to talk about! Tucker just turned on Otis and cost him the briefcase! I’ll be running down a lot of opinions about this on the post-show podcast, but my initial reaction is “So why did WWE bother to give Otis the briefcase to begin with, then?” But we all knew that from the start.
- Tucker says Otis can’t even tie his own shoes without him.
- Oh, also, these two are on separate brands. So we aren’t going to see a feud between them? That’s pretty lame. Just trade Tucker back over to SmackDown, then.
SmackDown Women’s Championship Hell in a Cell Match
- Can we please stop with the kendo sticks? I know they’re safer than most other things, but they’re just not impressive or interesting. I was supposed to pop for the slingshot into the sticks attached to the steps and to me, I had to rewind it 3x to figure out if I missed anything good about it, only to find out that I didn’t.
- “Can you do this for me?” – Bayley asking the referee for help with the duct tape. I chuckled at that.
- Lackluster tosses into the cage or a ladder don’t do anything for me, either. If it looks like I could do it without getting hurt in the slightest bit, I’m not going to go “Oh wow!!! So brutal!”
- What’s with the spray paint? Did Bayley forget that she’s not in nWo?
- I’m sure I’m going to hear from everyone how epic this was, but I didn’t feel it.
United States Championship Match
- So Slapjack has no chance in winning this title whatsoever.
- Yup. What a rather pointless buffer. How does WWE not know how badly this whole RETRIBUTION thing is going? A bunch of talented people in a group that makes them look like idiots, fighting The Hurt Business who are heels but clearly the guys we should be rooting for. Mess.
WWE Championship Hell in a Cell Match
- The trash talk in this match is nowhere near as good as Reigns/Uso.
- Why are there bolt cutters inside the ring area? Doesn’t that defeat the purpose of being sealed in?
- Anyone else think the footage of McIntyre and Orton atop the cage looked like something out of a video game rendering?
- If they went to the top just to fight for a few seconds and then climb down the side, that’s incredibly lame. However, they have footholds, so I’m pretty sure they’re going to fight on the side of the cage at least. Speak of the devil, they’re doing that as I type.
- Drew falling off the side wasn’t as impressive as it would have been before how they’ve done 40 of these matches and have had far crazier stunts.
- WWE did a lot to make sure McIntyre didn’t look weak in his loss. However, I think this is a mistake giving the belt to Orton in general, let alone right now before Survivor Series.