We are in Memphis, Tennessee and your announcers are Jerry ‘Home is where the heart is’ Lawler, Michael ‘Dundee’ Cole, and John ‘Beale Street’ Layfield.
We will not have to wait to see what Triple H does because he makes his way to the ring with one of the principal owners of WWE, Stephanie McMahon.
We see what Big Show did to Brad Maddox on Friday night and we are told that due to the after effects of the punch, Brad Maddox is not on Raw tonight.
Stephanie says that everyone is jealous. Sunday marks the WWE’s most grueling pay per view, Hell in a Cell. John Cena will return to face Alberto Del Rio for the World Title. AJ Lee will defend the Divas Title against Brie Bella. CM Punk will face Ryback and Paul Heyman in a handicap match . . . inside the cell. The VACANT WWE Title will be filled by Daniel Bryan or Randy Orton with Shawn Michaels as the guest referee. Shawn guaranteed a winner and a new WWE Champion.
Hunter says the man that guarantees a new WWE Champion is everyone’s choice as the referee. They chose Shawn because they trust him. Hunter says that he trusts Shawn Michaels. Hunter says that he respects Shawn Michaels more than any other man in the WWE.
Big Show is live via satellite and he cannot believe that either of them use the word respect. Hunter and Stephanie treat people with disdain.
Hunter says that he treats Show with disdain because he deserves it. Show never amounted to anything in his life. Show made millions of dollars but he wants Hunter to bail him out. There is no free ride with him. Hunter says that he is glad that Show is done.
Show reminds Hunter that he is suing him for the money that he is owed and for slander. Is it because Hunter woke up on the wrong side of the bed.
Show tells Stephanie to shut up. She says that he is gone in five seconds as she counts down and the TitanTron now shows the Raw graphic.
Hunter says that the once great career of Big Show goes out with a whimper.
Hunter wants the first competitors to come out.
Instead of Dean Ambrose, Daniel Bryan makes his way to the ring.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Daniel Bryan versus Dean Ambrose in a Non Title Match
They lock up and go around the ring. Bryan with a wrist lock and Ambrose with a reversal. Bryan with a reversal of his own followed by a drop kick. Ambrose backs into the corner. Ambrose with chops to Bryan and then he tries to send Bryan into the turnbuckles but Bryan blocks it. Bryan with kicks and chops. Bryan with a knee to the midsection followed by a kick. Bryan gets a near fall.
Bryan traps one arm but Bryan works on the fingers of the other hand. Bryan gets a near fall. Ambrose with elbows but Bryan with another drop kick for a near fall. Bryan works on the shoulder to prepare for the Yes Lock. Bryan with a kick to the shoulder. Bryan with another move to try to hyperextend the arm followed by a kick to the shoulder. Bryan with an arm wringer and then he puts the hand on the mat and stomps on the elbow.
Bryan sends Ambrose into the turnbuckles and he kicks Dean in the corner. Ambrose holds on to the ropes and Bryan misses a drop kick. Ambrose with a snap elbow drop for a near fall. Ambrose with a knee to the back followed by a boot to the chest. Ambrose with a boot to the abdomen. Ambrose with a short arm clothesline and he gets a near fall.
Ambrose with a punch to the side of the head as he tries to affect Daniel’s equilibrium. Ambrose stomps on the hand and then he applies a chin lock and he punches Bryan in the side of the head one more time. Ambrose with a suplex for a near fall. Bryan escapes from Ambrose and he kicks Ambrose and hits a suplex.
Bryan goes up top and Ambrose rolls to the floor. Bryan with a baseball slide but he misses a flying knee off the apron when Ambrose moves. Ambrose with a clothesline as we go to commercial.
We are back and Ambrose with a sleeper on Bryan. Bryan gets to his feet and he connects with elbows to escape but Bryan runs into a knee from Ambrose. Ambrose with a punch and slap followed by a drop kick that bounces Bryan off the ropes and Ambrose gets a near fall. Ambrose with a top wrist lock into a chin lock with the arm trapped.
Bryan gets to his feet but Ambrose with a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall. Ambrose with a head scissors. Bryan escapes and he goes for the surfboard. The referee checks on Bryan’s shoulders but Bryan with a chin lock to stretch him. Ambrose escapes with a rake of the eyes. Ambrose punches and kicks Bryan on the apron. Bryan blocks a punch and he punches Ambrose. Bryan sends Ambrose into the turnbuckles.
Bryan goes up top and Ambrose with a punch to stop Bryan. Ambrose sets for a butterfly superplex and he hits it but he can only get a near fall. Ambrose returns to the sleeper and then he connects with a knee. Bryan counters a neck breaker with a back slide. Each man goes for a cross body and both men are down.
Bryan with punches to Ambrose but Ambrose with an Irish whip. Bryan flips over Ambrose and he hits a flying clothesline. Bryan with a running drop kick into the corner and then he puts Ambrose on the turnbuckles and he hits a super rana. Bryan gets a near fall.
Bryan with a kick to the chest. Ambrose with an Irish whip but he runs into a knee. Bryan goes to the turnbuckles but Ambrose pushes him to the mat and then he hits a spinebuster for a near fall.
Ambrose with a slap but Bryan sends Ambrose over the top rope to the floor. Bryan sets for the suicide dive and he connects. Bryan rolls Ambrose back in and then Bryan with a missile drop kick and he kips up. Bryan with kicks to the chest. He sets for a round kick but Ambrose ducks. Ambrose with a rollup but Bryan counters with a rollup and Ambrose taps out.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
We go to commercial.
We are back and CM Punk make his way onto the stage.
Punk says on Sunday, Ryback and more importantly, Paul Heyman, will be locked in the Hell in a Cell structure with him. The thing about the structure itself is that it does not only settle scores and issues, it ends careers and defines legacies. Punk says his legacy will be determined by what he does to Paul Heyman.
Paul thinks that Heyman can protect him and save Paul from the beating that he deserves. Ryback cannot because they will be locked in the cell with the devil who will do what has to be done. The goal is not to win or pin his shoulders to the mat. He is not looking to make Paul Heyman submit. The plan is to incapacitate Ryback . . . it is to put him to sleep. Then Punk will enjoy watching Heyman wriggle around like a worm on a hook. Then he will slam Paul’s face into every inch of steel in the structure because that is what he deserves. Paul may be in the building and he might know about being extreme, but on Sunday night, Paul will find out.
Three men walk into the structure and only one man walks out under his own power. That man will be the Best in the World.
Hunter and Stephanie are in the back with Vickie and they tell her not to screw stuff up.
Stephanie enters their office and Shawn Michaels is in there while Stephanie is trying to deal with security. Shawn says that he knows that Hunter has his power shirt, tie, and suit so he does not have time for the little people.
Shawn asks Hunter and Stephanie if they don’t think Daniel Bryan could be champion. Hunter says that he could be champion but to be the face of WWE? Shawn agrees with Hunter, but Shawn reminds Hunter that they said the same thing about him years ago. They said the same thing about Hunter.
Stephanie wants to know how Big Show appeared on the feed.
Shawn reminds how they used to do it to her old man and she thought it was funny.
Stephanie says that things have changed in case he hasn’t noticed.
Shawn says that it is a shame that things have changed. Shawn says that it is good that one of them didn’t have to grow up, so he is going to go have some fun.
Match Number Two: Santino Marella (with Great Khali and Hornswoggle) versus Heath Slater (with Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre)
Slater with some air guitar while Santino with some air cobra. Slater mocks Santino and Santino responds in kind. Santino with a few chops. Slater pushes Santino and Santino brings out the skinned cobra. Slater punches Santino. Santino speed walks but Slater with a knee and kick. Slater with shoulders in the corner.
Slater with another flying shoulder in the corner and Slater gets a near fall. Slater with a waist lock. Santino gets to his feet and he does a full Elvis recovery into a hip lock take down. Slater with a kick and Santino wants a time out.
Slater with shoulders in the corner. Slater misses a charge into the corner and Slater hits the ring post with his shoulder. Santino with jabs followed by a split and hip toss. Santino with a diving head butt and then he goes into the jumpsuit for the Cobra. Slater with a kick and punches to the midsection.
Slater goes to the turnbuckles but Santino kips up and he pokes Slater in the midsection to immobilize him and get the three count.
Winner: Santino Marella
After the match, Santino says that there is only one king from Memphis and it is Jerry Lawler.
Randy Orton walks in the back and we go to commercial.
We are back with an Earlier Tonight Moment of Triple H talking about how much he trust Shawn Michaels, only to be interrupted by Big Show inside an unnamed Improv.
Match Number Three: Dolph Ziggler versus Randy Orton
They lock up and they try to jockey for position in the corner. The referee has to pull Ziggler out of the corner and the referee warns Dolph while Orton goes to the floor. Orton with forearms to Ziggler and then he sends Ziggler to the floor. Orton sends Ziggler into the ringside barrier and then Orton with a clothesline.
Orton gets a near fall when they return to the ring. Orton hangs Ziggler on the apron for an IEDDT but Ziggler gets to the floor and he runs Orton into the ringside barrier. Ziggler punches Orton and kicks him against the ringside barrier. Orton sends Ziggler into the ring post and then he rolls Ziggler back into the ring.
Orton stomps on the arm. Ziggler with punches and then he climbs the turnbuckles. Orton with an Irish whip but Ziggler with a taste of Orton’s medicine with a clothesline out of the corner for a near fall. Orton with a back breaker.
Orton gets a near fall. Orton with an arm bar into a reverse chin lock. Ziggler with a jawbreaker. Ziggler with a flying clothesline followed by a neck breaker. Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Randy avoids a Fameasser and Orton with a kick and he sends Ziggler to the apron. Ziggler returns to the ring and hits the Fameasser for a near fall.
Orton with an Exploder suplex and Ziggler goes to the apron. Orton sets for the IEDDT and he connects. Orton looks around for the spot to turn to the mat for the RKO and he does it. Orton sets for the RKO but Ziggler with a drop kick for a near fall. Ziggler tries for a Zig Zag but Orton holds on to the ropes. Orton with an RKO for the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
We take a look at John Cena’s road to recovery.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Four: AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka versus Brie Bell a and Nikki Bella
Tamina and Brie start things off and Tamina with a waist lock take down or two. Tamina with a forearm to the back followed by a hammer lock. Tamina pulls the hair. Brie lands on her feet and she tags in Nikki. Nikki and Brie with a double drop toe hold and she gets a near fall. Nikki with a flying mare but Tamina sends Nikki to the floor and Nikki appears to have reinjured her leg.
Tamina pulls Nikki onto the apron and then Tamina drops Nikki on the ropes. Tamina with a suplex followed by a knee drop for a near fall. Tamina with a cravate and she pulls Nikki to the mat by the hair. Tamina knocks Brie off the apron and then Tamina chokes Nikki in the ropes.
Tamina with a slam or two. Tamina toys with Brie on the apron and then AJ tags in. AJ gets a near fall. AJ with a sleeper but Nikki backs AJ into the corner to get out of the hold but AJ kicks Nikki. AJ sends Nikki into the turnbuckles and kicks her. AJ skips and then she misses a charge into the corner and Brie tags in and she connects with a clothesline and drop kicks. Brie with an elbow to AJ followed by a missile drop kick for a near fall.
AJ with a back heel kick and she sends Brie to the mat. Brie rolls through into a single leg crab. Brie with a knee to the midsection followed by a running knee but she misses AJ when Tamina gets in the way. AJ tries for a rollup but Brie rolls through and hits an X Factor for the three count.
Winners: Nikki and Brie Bella
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