The Queen Rules Hell.
The eighth annual WWE Hell in a Cell was a RAW-exclusive event and it came to you, live on pay-per-view and the WWE Network, from the TD Garden in Boston, MA. Over the past nineteen years, there have been a total of 34 Superstars to step inside WWE’s most demonic structure and, more often than not, the satanic entity known as Hell in a Cell has put an emphatic end to many rivalries over the years. Legends and Hall of Famers like Triple H, Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Kane, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Brock Lesnar, Chris Jericho, Kevin Nash, and, perhaps the most infamous Hell in a Cell competitor of all-time, Mick Foley have all experienced the brutality of the unforgiving structure in all of its painful glory. However, in the history of Hell in a Cell, there has never been a female competitor who has competed inside the Cell, but that would all come to an end this year as two women who are no strangers to making history will enter Hell in a Cell for the first time ever when “The Boss” Sasha Banks walks into her hometown of Boston to defend the RAW Women’s Championship against “The Queen” Charlotte Flair as these two bitter rivals will certainly be looking to put it all on the line inside the demonic structure as they aim to put an end to their longstanding rivalry in the most punishing way imaginable.
Since returning from a knee injury back in June, Seth Rollins has run into roadblock after roadblock on his quest to become champion once again. When a new WWE Universal Champion was set to be crowned in a Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match back in August, Seth Rollins was all but poised to be the new top guy on RAW but that is when Triple H would betray Rollins in favor of Kevin Owens, who became the new champion. At last month’s Clash of Champions, Rollins would get his shot at revenge when he challenged Owens for the WWE Universal Title, but interference from Owens’ best friend Chris Jericho would ultimately ensure that Owens would hang onto the title. Now this rivalry all comes down to WWE Hell in a Cell where Seth Rollins will challenge Kevin Owens for the WWE Universal Championship one more time, but this time it will be inside Hell in a Cell! While Seth Rollins is no stranger to the Hell in a Cell structure, Kevin Owens will be setting foot inside the Cell for the first time to put the WWE Universal Title on the line. With the championship match truly a one-on-one affair inside Hell in a Cell, who will walk out as the WWE Universal Champion and what will be left of both men after their trip to hell?
In a rare triple main event, the United States Championship would also be on the line inside Hell in a Cell. Over the last couple of months, the rivalry between Roman Reigns and Rusev has become increasingly personal with Reigns embarrassing Rusev and his wife Lana as well as beating Rusev for the United States Title at Clash of Champions. Throughout it all, Reigns and Rusev have appeared to be equally matched in terms of in-ring prowess, but their rivalry will take a career-altering path through hell when Roman defends the United States Title against Rusev inside Hell in a Cell. Which one of these two powerhouses will survive Hell in a Cell and leave Boston as the United States Champion? What lengths will both Roman Reigns and Rusev go to in order to try and destroy the other?
The RAW Tag Team Titles would also be up for grabs at WWE Hell in a Cell as, on their 434th day as RAW Tag Team Champions, The New Day would defend the titles against their most dysfunctional adversaries to date in Cesaro & Sheamus. After the final match in their Best of Seven Series ended in a No Contest at Clash of Champions, Cesaro and Sheamus would be forced to work together by RAW General Manager Mick Foley, who believes that, together, the two rivals could form a truly formidable tag team. However, the unwilling tag team partners have not stopped arguing and bickering since they were put together as a team, but that hasn’t stopped Cesaro & Sheamus from being successful and, as history has shown, even the most unlikely tag teams can achieve great things and Cesaro & Sheamus will have the opportunity to do just that when they challenge The New Day for the RAW Tag Team Titles.
Also at WWE Hell in a Cell, two of the up and coming Superstars in the women’s division would look to settle their differences as Bayley would go one-on-one with Dana Brooke. The Cruiserweight Championship would also be defended at WWE Hell in a Cell as a desperate Brian Kendrick would get one last shot at glory when he challenges his former friend T.J. Perkins for the Cruiserweight Title. After recently targeting Enzo & Big Cass in an effort to end the team’s “fun and games”, WWE Hell in a Cell would feature a tag team showdown pitting Enzo & Big Cass against Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson with both teams looking to make a lasting impression on the RAW tag team division.
- 6-Man Tag: Kickoff Exclusive: Cedric Alexander, Lince Dorado, & Sin Cara def. Tony Nese, Drew Gulak, & Ariya Daivari by Cedric Alexander pinning Drew Gulak following the Lumbar Check.
- United States Championship: Hell in a Cell Match: Roman Reigns (c) def. Rusev by pin following the Spear off of the steel steps to retain.
- Bayley def. Dana Brooke by pin following the Bayley-to-Belly.
- Gallows & Anderson def. Enzo & Big Cass by Karl Anderson pinning Enzo Amore following the Magic Killer.
- WWE Universal Championship: Hell in a Cell Match: Kevin Owens (c) def. Seth Rollins by pin following a powerbomb through two steel chairs to retain.
- Cruiserweight Championship: Brian Kendrick def. T.J. Perkins (c) by submission to the Captain’s Hook to win the Cruiserweight Title.
- RAW Tag Team Championship: Cesaro & Sheamus def. Big E & Xavier Woods (c) (with Kofi Kingston) by DQ after Kofi Kingston attacks Sheamus. As a result, Big E & Xavier Woods (c) retain.
- RAW Women’s Championship: Hell in a Cell Match: Charlotte def. Sasha Banks (c) by pin following Natural Selection to win the RAW Women’s Title.
See page 2 for detailed results.