Paul, Ryback, and Axel stop by and Renee asks Paul about Hell in a Cell. Paul jokes that it will be an execution live on pay per view. Paul says a non-participant will be put inside the cell with a man who does not think about the Divas, he will be in there with a man who hopes to end Paul Heyman’s career. Paul says that he is like lava coming down a volcano because he is out of control.
Paul calms down and he says that he is not full of emotion. He is cold hearted, calculated, and in control. He has been in control of Punk for years. He is in control of his monster Ryback. Punk cannot get past his monster so that means that CM Punk will not get his hands on Paul. Paul will not be locked in a cell with CM Punk. CM Punk is locked in a cell with him.
Big E Langston wants to know who a marginal talent is now.
Axel tells Langston to show some respect.
Langston tells Axel that if he wants a match, he has it. Paul tells Curtis he does not fight for free.
We take a look back at Daniel Bryan being trained by Shawn Michaels.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Five: Luke Harper and Erick Rowan (with Bray Wyatt) versus Miz and Kofi Kingston
Miz and Rowan start things off and Miz with punches and Rowan misses a charge at Miz and he goes over the top rope to the floor. Miz with a baseball slide but Rowan with a clothesline. He rolls Miz back into the ring and he punches and kicks Miz before tagging in Harper. Harper sends Rowan into the corner for a splash and then Rowan sends Miz to Harper for a boot and a near fall.
Harper with a European uppercut but Miz with kicks. Harper with a slingshot into the ropes. Harper gets a near fall. Rowan tags in and connects with an elbow drop. Rowan with a back breaker to Miz for a near fall.
Harper tags back in and he kicks Miz. Harper with an elbow drop followed by a Gator Roll into a side head lock. Harper with a head butt to keep Miz from making the tag. Miz knocks Rowan off the apron and Harper takes care of Miz. Miz with a jawbreaker and boot to the head.
Miz crawls to try to make the tag but Harper grabs the leg and Miz cannot make the tag. Miz kicks Harper away and Kofi with a springboard clothesline followed by chops. Harper blocks a drop kick from Kofi but Kofi gets his boots up.
Kofi with a head scissors take down and a cross body for a near fall. Rowan misses a boot to Kofi and he gets caught on the ropes. Kofi sends Rowan to the floor. Kofi with an O’Connor Roll to Harper for a near fall. Kofi with Trouble in Paradise to Rowan that knocks him off the apron. Harper with a lariat from somewhere in the Everglades for the three count.
Winners: Erick Rowan and Luke Harper
After the match, Harper attacks Kofi and Miz tries to make the save but Rowan with a spin kick to Miz. Harper sends Kofi over the top rope to the floor.
Harper and Rowan tie Miz up in the ropes while Wyatt enters the ring.
Bray Wyatt says that he has won wars without so much as lifting a single finger. He says that he knows Miz. He wants Miz to tell him. Does he believe in the creator? Life after death? He does, but he is not here to convince Miz that hell is a real thing. He is here to lead Miz to the gates. Follow the Buzzards.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Six: Curtis Axel (with Paul Heyman and Ryback) versus Big E Langston in a Non Title Match
Langston with a double leg take down before the bell rings and Ryback joins in the attack on Langston as they double team him. All three men battle to the floor but Ryback with forearms to the back and then he holds Langston while Axel punches him. Langston sends Axel into the ringside barrier and then he goes after Ryback. Axel hits Langston from behind.
Ryback holds Langston but Langston with a kick and he sends Ryback into the apron. Langston with a clothesline to Axel. Heyman hits Langston from behind with a kendo stick. Ryback with a clothesline to Langston and then Punk comes to the ring with a kendo stick.
Vickie Guerrero comes out and Excuse Mes a few times. She is restarting the match (which never started) into a tag team match.
Match Number Six:Curtis Axel and Ryback (with Paul Heyman) versus Big E Langston and CM Punk
The match is joined in progress and Langston sends Axel into the turnbuckles. Punk tags in and he lets an elbow flip, flop and fly from the turnbuckles. Langston tags in and they hit a double hip toss and Langston gets a near fall. We see footage of Langston hitting a belly-to-belly suplex on Ryback.
Punk tags in and he works on the midsection. Axel tags in Ryback and he kicks Punk and tries to send him into the turnbuckles. Punk with punches and chops. Ryback runs Punk into the turnbuckles and connects with shoulders. Ryback with a hard Irish whip and he kicks Punk in the back and ribs. Ryback with a leaping leg drop for a near fall.
Axel tags in and he connects with an elbow drop from the turnbuckles and he gets a near fall. Axel with a reverse chin lock. Punk with an elbow to Axel followed by a cross body for a near fall. Axel with a clothesline to Punk and he runs his boot across Punk’s face.
Axel sends Punk into Ryback’s boot and Ryback is tagged in and he punches Punk and connects with a splash for a near fall. Ryback with punches to Punk followed by a chop. Ryback with a delayed vertical suplex attempt but Punk gets to his feet and he counters with an inside cradle for a near fall. Ryback with a boot for a near fall.
Ryback with a waist lock. Punk with elbows but Ryback with a knee and then he tries for a power slam but Punk with a round kick and Ryback is down. Axel tags in and so does Langston. Langston with clotheslines and then he sends him into the air. Langston with a running body block followed by the super splash. The straps come down and it is time for the Big Ending. Punk with a clothesline to Ryback and Langston with a body block. Punk clotheslines Ryback over the top rope to the floor. Langston with the Big Ending to Axel for the three count.
Winners: CM Punk and Big E Langston
After the match, Punk chases Heyman into the crowd.
R Truth is pushing some WWE merchandise.
We go to commercial.
We are back and El Torito is in Goldman Box.
Match Number Seven: Brodus Clay and Tensai (with Cameron and Naomi) versus Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro (with Zeb Colter)
Swagger and Tensai start things off and Swagger with knees. Tensai with punches and head butts. Tensai with a monkey flip and then he blocks a kick. Cesaro tags in and Tensai sends him to the apron. Cesaro with a drop kick to Tensai after Tensai sends Swagger to the floor. Cesaro with a seated splash for a near fall. Swagger tags in and he punches Tensai in the head. Swagger with a kneeDT. Swagger puts the leg in the ropes and he kicks the thigh.
Swagger with a belly-to-back suplex after stopping Tensai from making the tag. Swagger with the Swagger Bomb and Cesaro tags in for the leap frog double stomp. Cesaro with a sleeper. Cesaro turns it into a front face lock and tensai with a back body drop.
Clay tags in and he connects with clotheslines followed by a head butt. Clay with an elbow to Swagger and Cesaro with a European uppercut and then he puts Clay in the Giant Swing. Swagger tags in and he knocks Tensai off the apron and he puts Clay in the ankle lock and he taps out.
Winners: Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro
After the match, Zeb gets in the ring and he says boo me once, shame on me. Boo me twice, shame on you. Zeb shows his newest little friend and it is a bullwhip.
We go to commercial.
We are back and the Intercontinental Title will be defended on the Kickoff Show against Big E Langston.
Jerry Lawler plays with a John Cena “Brawling Buddy” and he gets in a few shots on Michael Cole. Speaking of John Cena, we have a video package of John Cena’s career.
The announcers talk about whether John Cena is coming back too soon.
We go to comments that Alberto Del Rio had on Smackdown about John Cena . . . and his heinous attack on Josh Mathews, but Josh would not tap out in a non-match situation.
Cody Rhodes and Goldust come to the ring with combined music as they go to the announce table to scout their potential opponents for Sunday.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Eight: Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns (with Dean Ambrose) versus Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso in a Number One Contender Match for Hell in a Cell
Jimmy and Rollins start things off and Jimmy with a rollup for a near fall. Jimmy with another rollup for a near fall. Rollins and Jimmy exchange punches. Jimmy with the advantage but Rollins with a kick. Jimmy with an uppercut. Rollins with a kick and Jimmy clotheslines Rollins over the top rope to the floor. Jimmy with a plancha onto Rollins and then he sends Rollins back into the ring.
Jimmy gets a near fall when they return to the ring. Rollins with a kick and he sends Jimmy into the turnbuckles. Reigns tags in and he connects with a back elbow and he gets a near fall. Reigns misses with an elbow drop and Jimmy with a uppercut. Jey tags in and he hits a flying forearm into the corner.
Jey with an uppercut and snap mare followed by a sliding clothesline for a near fall. Jimmy tags back in and he connects with a double sledge to the arm. Reigns backs Jimmy into the corner and he connects with shoulders. Reigns punches Jimmy and Rollins tags in but Jimmy with kicks and shoulders. Jimmy misses a cross body and hits the ropes and Rollins gets a near fall. Rollins kicks Jimmy to the floor.
Reigns with a hot shot onto the apron while the referee was not looking. Reigns gets a near fall on Jimmy. Reigns with a front face lock. Jimmy with punches but Reigns with a punch. Reigns tries to suplex Jimmy back into the ring but Jimmy blocks it. Jimmy with a head butt and shoulder from the apron. Rollins distracts Jimmy and Reigns with a shoulder tackle that knocks Jimmy off the apron and into the announce table.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Rollins keeps Jimmy from making the tag. Reigns tags back in and they make a wish on Jimmy. Reigns with a front face lock and suplex for a near fall. Reigns with a reverse chin lock. Reigns adds pressure to the chin lock. Jimmy with punches and elbows but Reigns with a knee. Reigns goes for a Samoan drop but Jimmy escapes. Jimmy with a kick and DDT.
Rollins tags in and he connects with a clothesline followed by a punch. Rollins kicks Jimmy in the corner and the referee warns him. Rollins is sent over the top rope to the floor but Reigns with a tag. Jimmy avoids a belly-to-back suplex and Jimmy with a dragon whip and he tags in Jey.
Jey with a cross body and he gets a near fall. Jey with a super kick and uppercut. Rollins comes off the turnbuckles and Jey with an uppercut. Jimmy with a cross body that sends Rollins to the floor. Jey with a flying shoulder tackle to Reigns. Jey tries for the running butt splash into the corner but Reigns with a clothesline for a near fall. Jimmy with a Samoan drop to Rollins but Reigns sends Jimmy to the floor. Reigns catches Jey and hits a power slam.
Reigns misses a charge into the turnbuckles and he hits the ring post. Jey with a savate kick and then he goes up top but he lands on Reigns’ knees and both men are down.
Ambrose gets in Cody’s face and they Goldust punches Ambrose. Rollins joins in and then the Usos are involved. The referee calls for the bell as all three teams battle on the floor.
The Shield bring Goldust into the ring but the Usos and Cody go after The Shield. Cody and Goldust work over Reigns and send him to the floor. The Usos clotheslines Rollins over the top rope to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we will not have a #1 Contender for the Tag Titles, there will be two teams challenging Cody Rhodes and Goldust.
Stephanie McMahon and Triple H are in the ring with the official contract signing table and chairs.
Randy Orton comes out first. He is followed by Daniel Bryan.
Hunter says the special guest referee needs no introduction but he will give him one anyway. He brings out Shawn Michaels.
Stephanie welcomes everyone to the official contract signing while the crowd chants for Shawn Michaels. Stephanie says that as the face of the WWE, Randy Orton has the floor.
Randy tells Daniel he has to give credit where credit is due. Every week he has beaten him down physically, mentally, and emotionall, but he keeps getting back up. After Hell in a Cell, Daniel will not be getting right back up. Orton says that he has survived against the Undertaker at Hell in a Cell. He has beaten Sheamus and John Cena inside that cell. He can say with the utmost confidence that Daniel has no idea what he is going to get into. On Sunday, he will make sure that Daniel’s first Hell in a Cell will be his last.
Randy signs the contract.
Daniel says that he expects nothing less than threats like that from him. Randy is a ten time champion and he has pushed him to the limit each time. If it wasn’t for the Shield, the Authority, or Triple H, he would be standing in the ring as the WWE Champion.
Daniel says that he will smash in Randy’s face because he has done it again. He has two words for Randy. Thank you. He thanks Randy for making him more than a B+ player. He thanks Randy for exposing himself as a patsy. He thanks Randy for exposing Triple H and Stephanie as the spoiled brats that they are.
Hunter says that he has seen guys like Daniel come and go. People like Jericho and Rob Van Dam. They were top guys. They were popular, but they were never the one. Hunter says that it has to be said. If any of those guys had been the face of WWE back in the day, everyone would be working for Ted Turner.
Daniel has no idea what he is involved in. When he steps inside Hell in a Cell, he will prove that all he is is a B+ player.
Daniel says that Hunter sure talks a big game behind that suit. He tells Hunter to trade in that suit for wrestling gear to show how good he is.
Hunter says that proves how out of it Daniel is. If he gets back in the ring, it will be to fight a star. It would be to face The Undertaker, the Rock, or Brock Lesnar. It would not be against Daniel Bryan. He fights A+ players. He fights stars because they want to fight a star.
They wouldn’t waste their time fighting someone like Daniel. Shawn Michaels shouldn’t have ever wasted his time training Daniel.
Shawn joins the conversation. He did not waste his time training Daniel. He is good. He is very good. Shawn asks Hunter what has happened to him. What happened to the guy who raged against the machine with him? What happened to the guy who drove the tank into WCW? What happened to the guy who played strip poker on live TV? He does not care what Hunter’s title is with the company. He does not care that he trained Daniel Bryan. He cares that the people voted for him to make sure that there is a new champion on Sunday.
Randy says that he told Hunter last week what Shawn was doing. He says that Shawn has an agenda against him.
Hunter says that at the end of the day, Shawn will do what’s right.
Shawn will do what is right for the business he loves and what the people love. What does he have against Daniel? Is it because he is smaller? Is it because of the beard? Is it because he marches to the beat of a different drum? Is it because after everything that Hunter has thrown at him, Daniel has proven him wrong?
Randy tells Daniel he cannot beat him. On Sunday, he will take this A+ player straight to hell. Orton starts saying Yes.
We see a truck pull into the garage on the TitanTron. The truck drives into the arena.
Bryan with a flying knee to Orton and he leaves the ring as we go to credits.