Welcome to PWInsider.com's live, ongoing coverage of the 2013 WWE Hell In A Cell PPV from Miami, Florida.
We opened up with a shot of the Cell hanging above the ring, then went to the panel of Josh Mathews, Kaitlyn, R-Truth and Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler said that he's most intriguing thing on the show tonight is Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena and the possibility of whether Damien Sandow will cash in,
Backstage, The Miz told Vickie Guerrero that after Smackdown, he wanted to face Bray Wyatt tonight. Guerrero told him he wasn't cleared to wrestle. Miz said that if there wasn't going to be a match tonight, there would be a fight and walked off.
Big E. Langston joined the panel since his match was canceled. They discussed CM Punk's handicap match at Hell in A Cell.
They discussed the Triple Threat Tag Team title match and went to the Shield for a promo backstage. Seth Rollins said it was an injustice that they don't have a standard rematch for their tag belts and that they only lost the belts because a "Giant who doesn't work here anymore" cost them their belt.
Big E. Langston cut them off and said that it's only true they have the advantage because it's always three against two. Dean Ambrose asked who let the NXT Rookie on the panel and warned him to watch what he said. Langston challenged Ambrose to a match later on tonight and Ambrose turned him down. Langston said that "If I was just a rookie, what's the problem" so Ambrose changed his tune and said he would teach him a lesson later on tonight. So, they are having a match.
They aired the great John Cena video from this week's WWE TV.
Damien Sandow vs. Kofi Kingston
Sandow worked over Kingston with a series of stomps in the corner. Kofi fired back and nailed a back elbow after leapfrogging Sandow several times. Kingston sent Sandow through the ropes and went for a spinkick so apparently, he expected a rebound. Kingston nailed a sliding kick through the ropes and a flip dive off the apron.
When they returned to the ring, Sandow regained control after missing a dive into the ring when Sandow ducked and began stomping away at him. They go back and forth until Kingston nails a head scissors into the ropes on Sandow. Kingston kicked him in the face and slingshot himself over the ropes onto Sandow for a two count.
Sandow nailed the "You're Welcome" and scored the pin after slugging Kingston.
Your winner, Damien Sandow!
Decent opener. They had some nice back and forth action. It makes sense to have Sandow win since they teased a possible cash-in.
The PPV opened with a great video piece on the Hell In A Cell cage getting over how demonic and dangerous the structure is.
WWE Tag Team champions Cody Rhodes & Goldust vs. The Usos vs. The Shield
Goldust and Seth Rollins opened the match. They started out and Rollins tagged the Usos immediately, preferring to let the others fight it out. Goldust controlled Jey Uso early and tagged in Cody. Jimmy Uso blind-tagged himself in and went back and forth with Cody. They faced off and Cody applauded him.
Goldust tagged in and he was isolated in the Usos' corner and double teamed. Goldust made a comeback but was tripped by Roman Reigns, dragged to the outside and drilled into the apron. He brought Goldust back into the ring and slammed him down for a two count. The Shield worked over Goldust. Rollins used his boot to choke Goldust and drill him in the head, which was exposed on the apron, with a boot.
They worked over Goldust and Reigns locked him in a side chinlock. Goldust fought his way out and used a backslide for a two count but was drilled by Reigns with a hard shot for a two count. Reigns continued controlling Goldust. Goldust fought back and almost made a tag to Cody but was pulled back.
Goldust finally escaped Reigns' assault with a DDT but before he could make the tag, Rollins nailed Cody and knocked him off the apron. Goldust dispatched him but Cody was down on the floor, unable to make the tag. The Usos called for Dust to tag him but the Shield attacked them from the floor, leaving Goldust without anyone to help him.
Reigns nailed a sideslam but Cody hit the ring and attacked him before the referee pulled him out of the ring. The crowd chanted for Cody. The Shield slammed Goldust back into their corner. Reigns began yelling at Dust calling him an old man and challenging him to show them what he had. He slammed Goldust backwards into the buckles again but this time, he charged and was caught with a powerslam.
Cody made the tag and cleaned house on both men. Rhodes caught him with a body scissors into a sunset flip for a two count. Rhodes nailed a moonsault off the top for a two count. Rollins went for a kick but Cody avoided it and drilled Seth with a kick. He went for the Disaster Kick but The Usos blindtagged in and splashed Rollins for a two count.
Everyone began battling. One of the Usos nailed a great dive over the top to the outside on Goldust and Reigns. The other Uso worked over Rollins until being crotched on the top rope. Rhodes tagged himself in but was caught by Rollins with a kick to the side of the head.
Rollins went to the top and attempted a superplex into the ring. Rhodes reversed it and nailed a superplex from the top to the outside on everyone battling outside the ring. The venue in Miami went ballistic for this.
Cody covered Rollins but it was broken up by one of the Usos nailing a top rope splash on both. Rollins speared him but was superkicked by the other Uso. Goldust nailed him and set him flying out of the ring. This led Rollins alone with the Rhodes Brothers and they dispatched him with some nice double team maneuevers.
Your winners and still WWE Tag Team champions, Goldust and Cody Rhodes!
Really, really good opener that told a nice story with Goldust fighting back as he was worked over before leading to some pretty spectacular exchanges and highspots. A lot of good work here.
They showed Triple H and Shawn Michaels talking backstage.
The Miz made his way to the ring in his tights, with a serious look on his face. He said that for weeks the Wyatts have been screwing with him and he's not cleared to wrestle medically after Smackdown, but he's here for a fight. He told Bray Wyatt to get out of his Cracker Barrel rocking chair and to leave the "Hillbilly Bushwhackers" on the compound so they can fight. He said that he's followed the buzzards and now he's here.
Bray Wyatt appeared on the Titantron and said it saddens him to see Miz like this, all broken and disheveled. He said that Miz's words mean nothing to him and if only he could see the "monster that lies behind his eyes" and began laughing. He disappeared and the lights went out. When they came back on, Rowan and Harper were in the ring. Miz nailed Harper with a mic but they soon overpowered him.
The Wyatts beat down Miz as the crowd chanted "We want Kane." The crowd got their wish as the fire exploded and Kane returned. He nailed Rowan on the floor, then dispatched Harper by throwing him over the top to the floor in an exchange that seemed a step off. Miz recovered as The Wyatts backed off but Kane grabbed him and chokeslammed Miz as well.
They didn't make it clear if Kane was in cahoots with Wyatt or was just really pissed off, but I'm guessing it's the latter based on the announcers.
Fandango came out with Summer Rae. He asked Miami if they know about salsa dancing. He said that what they know is primitive and crude. He said that there is only is one true master of the art...Fandango. They began dancing, which brought out Great Khali Natalya and Hornswoggle. It's a mixed tag.
Summer Rae & Fandango vs. Natalya & Great Khali
Khali tossed around Fandango early and chopped him in the corner. Summer got in the ring and began yelling at Khali. Natalya tagged in and shoulderblocked her down. Rae hiptossed her over but was caught in a backslide. They went into a bridge and had a nice little exchange.
Natalya continued to control Rae in the ring and hiptossed her into her own corner. Fandango tagged in and tried to intimidate Natalya, but she took him down and went for the Sharpshooter. Hornswoggle mocked Fandango and got grabbed. Khali grabbed Fandango and dragged him back into the ring.
Fandango took control on Khali but was chopped and elbowed when he went for charges in the corner. Summer entered the ring and tried to distract Rae with her womanly charms but Natalya slapped her and slammed her. Natalya whipped out a discus clothesline and went for the Sharpshooter but was snapped into the ropes throat-first and rolled up by Rae.
Your winners, Fandango & Summer Rae!
You knew what you were getting here but there were some nice moments with Rae and Natalya. Not really an addition to the PPV but Rae really shows some nice potential as a villain.
WWE United States champion Dean Ambrose vs. Big E. Langston
The story early was Ambrose's finesse vs. Langston's power. Langston used an awesome over the shoulder backdrop that was scary for a two count. He locked on a bear hug. Langston tried to fight his way out and finally raked Langston's face to break it.
Ambrose charged Langston but was backdropped over the top to the floor. He acted like he hurt his knee. Langston followed him but when he grabbed at Ambrose, he was pulled into the apron. Ambrose kicked him as Langston returned to the ring. He went for a suplex into the ring but Langston tried to reverse it. Ambrose escaped and and ran Langston, on the apron, into the ringpost.
Langston was almost counted out but returned to the ring at the last second. Ambrose attacked him, ripping at his face and kicking Langston. He nailed a number of thrusts and drilled Langston with a dropkick for a two count. He locked on a rear chinlock but Langston powered to his feet and backed up the champion in the corner.
Ambrose returned to the sleeper but again was backed into the corner. Langston nailed a series of clotheslines and backdropped Ambrose. He nailed a clothesline for a two count and the force was such that they clunked heads. Langston was cut right under the eye and it was brutal looking. Langston nailed his big splash for a two count.
Ambrose slipped out of being set up for the Big Ending and tried to walk out but Langston followed him up the aisle and dropped him down. Ambrose nailed Langston as he followed him back into the ring and hit the headlock DDT for a two count. Ambrose missed a charge in the corner and nailed his shoulder.
Langston speared Ambrose, who was on the apron to the floor. They must have connected as it looked like Ambrose's chin was split open.
Ambrose refused to return to the ring was counted out.
Your winner by countout, Big. E. Langston!
Ambrose tried to retrieve his belt but was attacked by Langston and nailed with the Big Ending.
Decent back and forth match. I like Langston more and more every time I see him.
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