Mark Henry def. Bo Dallas via pinfall
Dolph Ziggler def. Cesaro via pinfall
Nikki Bella def. Brie Bella via pinfall
Goldust and Stardust def. The Usos via pinfall
John Cena def. Randy Orton via pinfall
Sheamus def. The Miz via pinfall
Rusev def. Big Show via submission
AJ Lee def. Paige via submissiom
Seth Rollins def. Dean Ambrose via pinfall
Dolph Ziggler vs Cesaro
Ziggler and Cesaro are perfect for each other. With two previous matches leading up to Hell in a Cell, Cesaro and Ziggler are proof that sometimes a few good matches are all you need to sell a great match at a pay per view. This match was probably the best match of the night, and we got to see the return of the Big Swing. I hope we get to see more of Cesaro and Ziggler in the future.
Nikki Bella vs Brie Bella
After months of awful dialog and using most of the Divas roster to get this failing feud over, the final end result was a match that was actually decent. Nikki winning and forcing Brie to be her personal assistant seems kind of ridiculous to me. No one will ever take the Divas division serious with the type of writing that has plagued the only two feuds they have going on at the moment. But considering that I thought the match was going to be a botchfest, I’m really surprised by how entertaining it turned out to be.
John Cena vs Randy Orton
There were talks of Randy Orton receiving a huge push. The attack by Seth Rollins seemed like a set up for an eventual feud between the two with the championship eventually in the picture. But I guess it was all rumor talk. Although we have to sit through Lesnar vs Cena again, I can’t blame the WWE for going with what might be safe at the moment. There are rumors of Orton wanting more time off. If this is true, it would make sense to go with Cena over Orton. But I was really looking forward to Orton vs Lesnar.
The Miz vs Sheamus
Damian Mizdow was the highlight of a match he wasn’t even involved in. The match itself was forgettable unfortunately.
Dean Ambrose vs Seth Rollins
Sometimes a match can tell a story on its own. Hell in a Cell was definitely one of those moments. With a rivalry filled with interference, Ambrose vs Rollins ended with another interruption yet again. I have mixed feelings about the ending to this match. Having Bray Wyatt to interfere sets up an awesome feud with Ambrose, but it gave what would have been an great match a lackluster finish. A Hell in a Cell match between Ambrose and Rollins was the perfect ending to their feud. But it seems like WWE just couldn’t leave it alone. It’s like when someone paints a work of art. And instead of taking it in for how great it is, the artist tries to add more and more to it until the artwork is unintentionally ruined. With all of the broad strokes to what could have been a masterpiece, WWE has unintentionally turned this feud in to cheap art.
Hell in a Cell delivered a solid pay per view. The matches were decent, younger talent knocked it out of the park with the main event, but I can’t help but feel both disappointed in the final finish while excited for a Bray Wyatt push. We’ll just have to see what happens on Raw.