It is advantageous. The whole lot is ok.
Hell in a Cell 2019 kicked off with two nice matches in Becky Lynch versus Sasha Banks and the twister tag match pitting Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan in opposition to Luke Harper and Eric Rowan. Then the present went downhill. It might have been saved by an electrical principal occasion, however sadly that principal occasion ended up being each the ultimate and most painful nail within the coffin.
I am reluctant to name Hell in a Cell a foul present, for the reason that two opening matches have been so sturdy. However of all of the wrestling occasions with two nice matches on them, that is as dangerous because it will get. The present was specified by a means that made most of it skippable, and the ending was fantastically silly. So, y’know what, sure, I am going to say it. This was a foul present.
The short issues you must know: Lynch beat Banks to retain her title, Charlotte beat Bayley to change into 10x girls’s champ, and Seth Rollins versus The Fiend in a Hell in a Cell match, a stipulation particularly designed to yield a transparent victor, resulted in a no contest. Yep. Under you will discover full outcomes and recaps, from the top of the present to the start.
I like #WWE however there isn’t any good that got here from that ending. Straight up dangerous reserving personified. Which sucks as a result of as a substitute of speaking about Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks completely killing it, the main focus is now on this horrific Common title end. #HIAC
— Scott Fishman (@smFISHMAN) October 7, 2019
Seth Rollins retains his championship in a no contest
It isn’t simply web wrestling nerds like me, or the group who paid cash for a clear ending, who’re mad. X-Pac, doing WWE’s personal Watch Alongside speak present, was flustered.
The story of the match was that The Fiend is unbeatable. After about 10 minutes of wrestling, Rollins hit a couple of dozen curbstomps and received solely a one depend. He hit Bray Wyatt within the face with a chair for one more one depend. He stacked a ladder, chairs and a instrument field atop Wyatt’s face, then received a sledgehammer and smashed Wyatt with it. And the ref known as for the bell, as a result of Rollins had, I dunno, gone too far?
The group boos. Wyatt kills Rollins after the match with the mandible claw, and hits Sister Abigail onto the concrete. WWE did not need to beat The Fiend, however they did not need to put the title on him both. So that they resorted to a end that made zero sense. The present ends with the group booing, chanting “AEW” (for WWE’s new rival promotion) and “refund”.
Ranking: 2 stars. The Fiend continues to be cool as hell, however right here was a dumb end that made no sense. Hell in a Cell matches haven’t any guidelines, and several other have included a sledgehammer. So the ref known as the match off for actually no motive.
Charlotte is 10x Ladies’s Champion.
This present had an important begin but it surely’s been a sluggish hour-plus for the reason that twister tag. The group is deflated as Bayley versus Charlotte Aptitude begins.
The match centered across the two girls working over every others’ legs. Crowd wasn’t into it, till a couple of minute earlier than the end after they began loud dueling chants of “Let’s go Charlotte” and “Let’s go Bayley”. End got here moments later when, after Bayley is caught placing her toes on the ropes throughout a roll-up, Charlotte will get her in a Determine Eight for the submission.
Charlotte taunts Bayley on her means up the ramp. Bayley cries.
Ranking: 2 stars. After following so many no-heat matches, these girls by no means actually had an opportunity. It was simply OK.
Chad Gable beats Baron Corbin, is christened as Shorty Gable
Baron Corbin begins the match off with a promo about Gable being brief. My housemates walked in throughout this, and I needed to clarify to them why he is sporting a crown. It was a foul time to be a wrestling fan.
After a protracted match that the group did not care a lot about, Gable rolled up Corbin for a 3 depend following Corbin attempting to hit Gable together with his sceptre. In the course of the match, Corey Graves saved referring to Chad as “Shorty Gable.” After the match, Greg Hamilton introduced that “Shorty Gable” had received. Someplace, Vince McMahon is laughing his ass off.
Ranking: 2 stars. It was advantageous. Crowd for essentially the most half did not care.
Sure, the ring announcer introduced “SHORTY GABLE” because the winner.
— Bryan Alvarez (@bryanalvarez) October 7, 2019
The O.C. vs. Braun Strowman and The Viking Raiders ends in DQ
Braun Strowman is The Viking Raiders’ shock tag workforce associate, so The O.C. is not successful.
After a Uncooked-quality tag workforce match, the O.C. triple groups Braun Strowman and the ref calls a DQ. Not a lot to this match. The Viking Raiders had overwhelmed Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson twice on TV already, and WWE is prepping Strowman for an angle with boxing star Tyson Fury. So nobody actually anticipated the heavily-bearded workforce to lose.
The world of professional wrestling: defined
After the match the Viking Raiders hit stereo suicide dives on Gallows and Anderson. Types works over Strowman within the ring. He goes for an outstanding forearm however Strowman hits an enormous punch whereas Types is in midair. Types does an important job afterwards promoting that he was knocked out, stumbling up the ramp and asking the ref which metropolis he is in.
Ranking: 2 stars. It was advantageous.
Kabuki Warriors win the tag titles
Asuka is the perfect feminine wrestler on the roster, and among the many finest performers on the roster full cease, and Kairi Sane can also be incredible. So the truth that these two have been so underused is criminally silly.
Hopefully, that is the start of a change. The 2 received the Ladies’s Tag Group titles off Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss after Asuka spit inexperienced mist into Cross’ face and caught her with a excessive kick. Just like the final match, this having no construct up on TV harm it. There was little or no crowd response. This wasn’t helped by Asuka and Sane inexplicably being heels now.
Ranking: 2 stars. No construct up, and the Kabuki Warriors being villains with no rationalization, meant the group did not have a lot curiosity. Hopefully Asuka and Sane, two nice performers, can carry that means to those titles.
Randy Orton RKO’s Ali into oblivion
Hell in a Cell solely had 4 matches introduced for it as of Saturday, and two of these matches have already gone on. So we received a while to fill, and Randy Orton versus Ali is not a foul strategy to fill it. On paper, at the very least.
This was a superb match in a technical sense. Ali’s offense is crisp, and he performed his underdog function nicely. Orton is Orton, that means he is not notably thrilling to look at however he does really feel like a star. However, since this had no construct up on TV in any respect, the group did not take care of a lot of the contest.
Orton suplexed Ali onto an announcer’s desk early within the match, giving Ali a gnarly scrape on his stomach for the remainder of the bout. The one actual second of observe was Ali’s artistic counter of an RKO, which noticed him hit one thing of a handstand to cease his head from hitting the mat. It could solely be a couple of moments later that Orton would hit an RKO for actual, although.
Orton was placing a concerted effort into nodding on the fallen Ali, and pounding his chest in admiration of his efforts. So the concept right here was in all probability to make Ali look good by doing so nicely in opposition to Orton.
Ranking: 2.5 stars. Good wrestling, lifeless crowd.
Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns beat Erick Rowan and Luke Harper
These guys beat the crap out of one another.
This match was contested beneath twister tag guidelines, which suggests no tagging in or out and, nicely, no guidelines in any respect. The match began with an enormous blitz, with suicide dives and superman punches, however Harper and Rowan received management and slowed the tempo down. There was a protracted interval of warmth, of Harper and Rowan slowly beating down each Bryan and Reigns, to reset the group. Then the 2 good guys made their comeback.
This was one other terrific match. The second half was loaded with artistic spots. One of the best half got here when the 2 large males tried to double powerbomb Bryan via the announce tables, however Bryan countered with a hurricanrara, sending Harper to the ground. Reigns then adopted up with an enormous spear to Rowan, flattening him via one other announce desk.
Reigns and Bryan received the pin after a Superman punch, working knee and spear combo on Harper. The 2 hugged it out after the match, which was very healthful.
Ranking: four stars. Bryan, Reigns and Harper are all incredible performers. How might it’s dangerous?
i hope we see harper on television once more after this
— Bryan Rose (@br26) October 7, 2019
Becky Lynch defeats Sasha Banks
This was an important match, and by far the perfect of Becky Lynch’s reign as champion. The group began lukewarm — maybe a foul omen for the remainder of the cardboard — however the two girls received them nicely and really invested within the match. And, regardless of the bevy of weapons used all through, it wasn’t low-cost. This was a match that methodically constructed, at a steady-but-not-boring tempo, to the climax, which noticed Lynch faucet out Banks with the Disarmer armbar.
The Hell in a Cell Match started with a variety of brawling on the surface of the ring, which led to chairs, a desk and even a ladder being introduced out from beneath the ring. All of these weapons would find yourself being put to make use of. A number of nice spots, largely involving Banks’ meteora, a transfer which sees her leap off the highest rope, or any excessive platform, and descend knees-first onto her opponent’s shoulders.
Banks hit a meteora from the apron onto Lynch right into a standing ladder. She hit the meteora from the highest rope onto Lynch via a chair. And later, via a desk. Banks was in some ways the hero of this match, with a variety of sharp offense and nice promoting too.
The group ended highly regarded for this. Banks arrange a bunch of chairs within the ring and ascended the ropes, just for Lynch to throw a chair at her, hit an exploder suplex from the second rope into extra chains, after which lock within the Disarmer.
Ranking: four stars. Nice match.
Just one match on this preshow, and it is one you’ve got seen a number of instances over the previous few weeks in the event you watch Uncooked.
Natalya defeats Lacey Evans: Evans tapped out to the sharpshooter.