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AMBROSE VS. ROLLINS, RETURNING STAR MAKES A BIG STATEMENT, NEW TOP CONTENDER FOR BROCK & MORE: COMPLETE WWE HELL IN A CELL COVERAGE

By Mike Johnson on 2014-10-26 23:00:00
Welcome to PWInsider.com’s ongoing coverage of the 2014 WWE Hell in A Cell PPV!

Kickoff

They have a Hell in A Cell logo hanging above the ring with the Cell itself.

The Kickoff show opened with Renee Young introducing the pre-show panel of Booker T, Alex Riley and Paul Heyman, who said his client Brock Lesnar was watching with great interest. Heyman refused to play along with the $9.99 plugs.

They discussed the double main event of Hell in A Cell matches. Paul Heyman said Randy Orton and John Cena were fighting to see who would be fed next to Brock Lesnar.

They aired a video feature on Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins. Alex Riley ran down the "keys to victory" for each competitor, analyzing each competitor, their strengths and potential strategies. They discussed the Dean vs. Seth rivalry.

They aired a video piece on Randy Orton vs. John Cena, presenting them as one of the greatest rivalries ever, not just in pro wrestling but sports.

Booker T said bragging rights are on the line as well as the top contender position for the WWE World Heavyweight championship. Booker said that Randy Orton has always been his guy and his DNA reads champion, but Cena is going old school. Riley said that Cena has more on the line tonight then Orton does because Cena wants to get his 16th World title to "tie" Ric Flair. Heyman was asked who he would prefer to see Brock defend the title against. Heyman said it's not about who he personally prefers. He said it's a match that can be determined as a winner's nightmare. He said they one man will emerge dominant after ten years and will have bragging rights over the other, but they are stepping out of the Cell to one day enter the match that is even more dangerous - a match against Brock Lesnar. He said one of them tonight will have their final moment of glory, because their next opportunity will be against Lesnar, and they will lose.

They promoted that Mizdow TV will have its debut appearance tonight.

The Miz and Damien Mizdow came to the ring for MizdowTV. Miz said that he was letting Mizdow host out of the kindness of his heart. Mizdow said it was the greatest moment of his career, and introduced Miz as his guest. Miz began feeding him questions. Miz said he’s beaten Sheamus so many times, it’s second nature. As Miz was answering, Mizdow was mimicking him. Miz said that he feels sorry for the fans because tonight will feel like a rerun but lucky for them, it’s starring him. Mizdow pointed out he technically pinned Sheamus on Raw, which Miz wasn’t happy about. Mizdow explained that since Miz is his inspiration and he works for him, Miz technically won. Miz promised to win the U.S. title tonight at the PPV. Mizdow began putting over all of Miz’s accomplishments as a wrestler and cross-over star in films. He told Miz that he was the best friend he’s ever had. Miz told Damien he was touched and appreciated his words. He said he was generous enough to give them back, saying he was a damn good stunt double and one that he’s truly proud to call his friend. They embraced.

Sheamus appeared on the screen. He said that if Mizdow is truly the friend he claims to be, he should ask him to get down on his knees and kiss Miz’s a** goodbye. He said that if their bout is a movie, consider this a trailer. He said he was giving away the best part and Brogue Kicked the camera into oblivion. Miz and Mizdow weren’t happy.

The Miz and Damien Mizdow came to the ring for MizdowTV. Miz said that he was letting Mizdow host out of the kindness of his heart. Mizdow said it was the greatest moment of his career, and introduced Miz as his guest. Miz began feeding him questions. Miz said he’s beaten Sheamus so many times, it’s second nature. As Miz was answering, Mizdow was mimicking him. Miz said that he feels sorry for the fans because tonight will feel like a rerun but lucky for them, it’s starring him. Mizdow pointed out he technically pinned Sheamus on Raw, which Miz wasn’t happy about. Mizdow explained that since Miz is his inspiration and he works for him, Miz technically won. Miz promised to win the U.S. title tonight at the PPV. Mizdow began putting over all of Miz’s accomplishments as a wrestler and cross-over star in films. He told Miz that he was the best friend he’s ever had. Miz told Damien he was touched and appreciated his words. He said he was generous enough to give them back, saying he was a damn good stunt double and one that he’s truly proud to call his friend. They embraced.

Sheamus appeared on the screen. He said that if Mizdow is truly the friend he claims to be, he should ask him to get down on his knees and kiss Miz’s a** goodbye. He said that if their bout is a movie, consider this a trailer. He said he was giving away the best part and Brogue Kicked the camera into oblivion. Miz and Mizdow weren’t happy.

They discussed the WWE Tag Team championship bout, using the brothers teaming with each other against another pair of brothers as the theme of the discussion. They then discussed the bout between The Bellas tonight and showed footage of what went down between them on Smackdown.

They then discussed the IC and the Rusev vs. Big Show bouts. They aired a video feature on Show vs. Rusev.

They went to Michael Cole and JBL at ringside for a special “bonus” match.

Mark Henry vs. Bo Dallas

Bo Dallas did his usual good mic work, saying he was re-naming himself Bo Washington tonight as a way to knock the Dallas Cowboys.

Henry attacked Dallas and worked him over, tossing him all over the ring and nailing an Avalanche in the corner. He nailed the World’s Strongest Slam and pinned him.

Your winner, Mark Henry!

More Massacre than match!

Dallas, beat up on the floor, told Henry that Henry cheated so Bo is 5-0 against Mark, because he Bo-lieves. Henry tossed him into the railing.

Backstage, Byron Saxton interviewed Paige and Alicia Fox. Paige said that AJ ripped her heart out but luckily she had Foxy to help her. She said she was going to take AJ's best friend, the Divas championship. Fox was great being her crazy self.

The Pre-Game Show closed off with the great “By the Numbers” video on the Cell.

WWE HELL IN A CELL PPV

They had the usual very good video promoting the top matches.

WWE Intercontinental champ Dolph Ziggler vs. Cesaro: Best of Three Falls

They immediately began grappling on the mat, going back and forth with reversals. Ziggler was backed into the ropes and Cesaro broke clean. They faced off and jawed. Ziggler was caught in a Fireman’s Carry but slipped out. They went back and forth with some really nice wrestling before Cesaro caught the champion in a side headlock. They had a nice series of near falls. Ziggler hit a leaping clothesline in the corner but was shoved off when he went for a neckbreaker. Cesaro went for the Big Swing but Ziggler rolled him up for a two count. Cesaro caught him and brought back the Swing for the first time in forever for a two count. Ziggler caught him with an inside cradle after the kickup and scored the three count. Nice finish.

The winner of the first fall, Dolph Ziggler!

Cesaro immediately attacked Ziggler and laid him out before the second fall could begin. Ziggler took time recovering and was obviously woozy in the corner. Cesaro killed him with a running forearm in the corner for a two count. Cesaro walked the middle rope and went for an elbow but missed.

Ziggler fought back but was cut off with a big right hand. Cesaro locked him in a straightjacket clutch but Ziggler fought his way to his feet and nailed a series of rights. Ziggler nailed a big elbow but was caught with a slam. Cesaro acted as if his arm was bothering him but nailed a double stomp for a two count. Cesaro nailed a powerbomb for another two count.

Ziggler snapped the arm over the ropes and locked on a cobra clutch variation as a submission attempt. Cesaro was able to turn it around into a suplex attempt but Ziggler kneed him and turned it into a yet another submission attempt. Cesaro drilled Ziggler into the corner several times then climbed the ropes while Ziggler was still cinched in. In an incredible show of strength, Cesaro turned it into a superplex off the middle turnbuckle in one sweeping motion, scoring a two count. The Dallas crowd chanted, “This is awesome.”

Ziggler sent Cesaro into the corner and nailed the Famouser but only scored a two count. They went back and forth with some great moves. Cesaro used a series of strikes to the back of the neck after tossing him into the air for European uppercut for a near fall, showing frustration. Cesaro nailed a backbreaker for a two count. He went for the Neutralizer but Zigger kicked out and snapped his arm, nailed a superkick and a Zig Zag for the pin.

Your winner and still WWE Intercontinental champion, Dolph Ziggler!

Really, really fun opener with some great athletic exchanges and fun near falls. They really left it all in the ring. Ziggler adding so many submissions really added to his in-ring persona and Cesaro, even in losing, looked like a beast. Great stuff.

Loser Must Be Winner’s Personal Assistant: Brie Bella vs. Nikki Bella

They locked up with Niki grabbing at Brie’s hair to get the upper hand. Brie slapped him and rolled her up for a one count. Brie used a backslide for a two count. They fought back and forth. Nikki nailed the Electric Chair on her suster and began beating her head into the mat for a two count. She locked in a side headlock and continued working over Brie.

Nikki continued working over her sister until Brie nailed her with a kick to the gut and tossed her across the ring by the hair. Brie nailed a leaping clothesline and a dropkick. She nailed a running knee to the face on her sister and went for another but Nikki went to the floor. Brie hit a tope suicide to the outside. I didn’t expect that one.

Brie hit a great missile dropkick for a two count. Nikki cut her off and nailed Shock Treatment for a two count. Nikki went to grab her but was caught and turned into the Yes Lock. Nikki almost immediately got her leg into the ropes. Nikki drilled her sister with a big right forearm as Brie approached.

Nikki nailed Shock Treatment again and scored the pin.

Your winner, Nikki Bella!

Brie must now be her “Personal Assistant” for the next 30 days.

OK match. Brie Bella worked extremely hard here and showed some nice athletic moves and fire as a babyface. Nikki tried really hard to be the aggressive heel here.

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