PPV Fusion: Hell In A Cell 2011
The 2011 WWE Hell In A Cell Pay-Per-View starts with a video recapping the events between Sheamus and Christian on SmackDown! (click here for our SmackDown! report), followed by Christian taking on Sheamus.
Before the match can take place however, The Miz and R-Truth are shown coming through the crowd and getting ready to take their seats, having apparently purchased some tickets, but John Laurinaitis makes his way out with security and they make both men leave.
The match ends with Sheamus getting the victory, when Sheamus counters a Killswitch attempt and an attempt at a shoulder-block, and hits Christian with the Brogue Kick for the 3-count.
Matt Striker interviews Mark Henry and his question is cut off by Henry, who says that he knows exactly what Striker is going to say, and that is “you’ve never been in Hell In A Cell, how do you think you are going to do?”, to which he says this is a different time and champion, and that he doesn’t care where in the world that he faces Randy Orton, Orton will join the Hall of Pain.
Next up, Sin Cara (in the blue attire) is pitted against Sin Cara (in the black attire) in a match which sees the blue-attired Sin Cara get the victory, when he hits the black-attired Sin Cara with a sunset-flip for the 3-count.
Backstage, David Otunga approaches CM Punk and asks to talk to him, but Punk says no and asks if he has ambulances to be chasing. Otunga says that he likes a good lawyer joke, but he is not there acting in that capacity.
He says that he is representing the rights of all WWE Superstars, and that includes Punk, but Punk says that he doesn’t need a bourgeois lawyer from Harvard representing him, as he has his own voice.
Otunga suggests that if Punk wins the WWE Championship later on, then he may just change his mind. CM Punk’s response is to say “not if, how”. He describes himself as a little stubborn, but he says that he hates lawyers anyway and tells Otunga to vanish.
Back in the arena, Air Boom (Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston) go against Dolph Ziggler and Jack Swagger (accompanied by Vickie Guerrero) in a match for the WWE Tag Team Championships which sees Bourne get the victory and retain the title for his team, when Bourne counters the double-team move from the corner and hits Swagger with the hurricanrana-pin for the 3-count.
After a video recapping the events involving Mark Henry and Randy Orton that lead to the upcoming match, Mark Henry takes on Randy Orton for the World Heavyweight Championship in a Hell In A Cell match which sees Henry get the victory and retain the title, when Henry counters Orton’s punt attempt and hits him with the World’s Strongest Slam for the 3-count.
Afterwards, Henry has decided to induct Orton into his “Hall of Pain” as he attacks Orton, and then grabs a steel chair that he places around Orton’s ankle, as he then attempts to hit a knee drop onto the chair.
Orton manages to roll out of the way and after realising what was about to happen to him, uses the chair against Henry, hitting him with it even when Henry tries to leave up the ramp. A low-blow from Henry to Orton allows Mark Henry to retreat, leaving Randy Orton frustrated.
Josh Mathews interviews Alberto Del Rio about how vocal he has been about getting a rematch, and that rematch ending up as a Triple Threat match inside Hell In A Cell. Del Rio says that it is not fair as he can beat John Cena, but he shouldn’t be in such a brutal and barbaric match as he is not an animal.
However he says that when an animal is trapped, that is when he becomes more dangerous and vicious, so he will do that, and he warns John Cena and CM Punk that they will see a different side of Alberto Del Rio in their match, and he is coming back from Hell with the WWE Championship.
Now, Cody Rhodes makes his way to the ring with his assistants with the paper bags, and he says that he knows that there are many watches at home worldwide as well as many in New Orleans, who are adorned with paper bags and doing their best to conceal their hideous features.
Rhodes says that it hasn’t even reached Halloween yet, but he wouldn’t let most of them on his street, and if they refuse a paper bag, then they should be figuratively euthanised – just as the current Intercontinental Championship should be put to rest.
He places the Intercontinental Championship into a waiting paper bag, and is then handed a velvet bag in which he takes out another Championship belt, one which he says is the classic Intercontinental Championship, held by such greats as Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, Bret “The Hitman” Hart, the late “Macho Man” Randy Savage, and even Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Rhodes says that in honour of those men he will wear the classic Intercontinental Championship, yet he will wear it with more pride and dignity than any of them. He says that unlike those gentlemen, he will defend it feverishly, against any man, any time, and any place.
He starts to say that the name “Cody Rhodes” will be synonymous with something, however at this point John Laurinaitis interrupts him, who apologises for the interruption, before telling him that Triple H demanded that he come out and inform Rhodes that he would be defending the title right now against John Morrison.
The match ends with Rhodes getting the victory and retaining his title, when he avoids Morrison’s springboard kick attempt and follows it up by rolling him up for the 3-count.
Triple H is shown backstage on the phone to somebody complaining that “he has about had it with him” (though not indicating who he is talking about), when he is hurriedly approached by John Laurinaitis who tells him that they have a problem.
Triple H tells him to shut up, and asks what he told him about making matches, but Laurinaitis interrupts him again and explains that The Miz and R-Truth are beating up talent. Triple H asks where, so Laurinaitis leads him to the locker room where that is indeed taking place.
Triple H orders the security to get them out of there, and complains to Laurinaitis that he told him to get cops not security guys, and says that if this happens again, it’s Laurinaitis’ ass on the line.
Back in the arena once more, Beth Phoenix (accompanied by Natalya) is pitted against Kelly Kelly (accompanied by Eve Torres) in a match which sees Beth Phoenix get the victory to become the new Divas Champion, when Natalya hits Kelly in the head with the microphone behind the back of the referee, and Beth follows it up with the Glam Slam for the 3-count.
After a video recapping the events over the past couple of months involving Alberto Del Rio, CM Punk, and John Cena that lead to this upcoming match, Alberto Del Rio, CM Punk, and John Cena go against each other for the WWE Championship in a Hell In A Cell match which sees Del Rio get the victory to become the new WWE Champion, when he locks Cena outside of the cell and hits Punk with a steel pipe provided by Ricardo Rodriguez for the 3-count.
Afterwards, the cell starts to go up and Cena waits no time in going under it and re-entering the ring, but so do The Miz and R-Truth out of nowhere, with The Miz and R-Truth attacking everyone in sight, including the referees, as the cell mysteriously lowers back down again.
Triple H and many of the WWE roster attempt to get through but to no avail, as the attack inside the cell continues, with cameramen not immune to the actions of The Miz and R-Truth either. Access into the cell is restored thanks to using bolt cutters to use the locks, after which The Miz and R-Truth immediately surrender to the police and are handcuffed.
The fact that they are handcuffed makes no difference to Triple H however, as he takes out his frustrations of their actions on them by attacking them as they are lead towards the ramp. Laurinaitis attempts to pull Triple H away from them, but Triple H knocks him down too and has to be dragged away from R-Truth and The Miz.
The Miz and R-Truth are lead backstage by the police while Triple H continues to be held back despite his struggling, as Hell In A Cell goes off the air.