Unified Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho & Big Show vs. Batista & Rey Mysterio.
Rey and Jericho started off, with Jericho punching Rey to the mat and headbutting him. Jericho kicked Rey on the mat and punched him again, but missed a clothesline and Rey delivered a bodyscissors into an armdrag, then gave Jericho a headscissors. Rey went for a 619, Jericho moved, and Rey hit him with a quebrada for a two count. Batista tagged in and hit a shoulderblock for a two count. Batista clotheslined Jericho in a corner and choked him with his boot. Batista hit some shoulderblocks in the corner, then Rey tagged in and Batista whipped Rey into a dropkick on the downed Jericho.
Rey hit a kick to the head of Jericho for a two count, then tagged in Batista, who hit Jericho's outstretched arm. Jericho kicked away a backdrop attempt, but Batista hit a back elbow and a vertical suplex for a two count. Rey tagged in and jumped off Batista's shoulders into a splash for a two count. Jericho crawled to his corner and tagged in Big Show. Mysterio opted not to make the tag. Big Show laughed. Mysterio hit some kicks to Show's leg, but Show picked up Rey by the head and headbutted him to the mat. Show stood on Rey's stomach, then hit a punch to the gut.
Show put Rey on the top rope and chopped him, sending Rey to the floor. Big Show pulled Rey back in by the mask, and Mysterio threw some shots, but Show kicked him right down. Jericho tagged in and walked around with his arm raised. Jericho went for Walls Of Jericho, but Mysterio grabbed the ropes, so Jericho catapulted him into the ropes instead and got a two count. Jericho applied a full nelson. Mysterio fought out and hit Jericho with an enzugiri. Jericho fell into 619 position. Rey went for it, but Jericho was playing possum and nailed Rey with a clothesline for two.
Jericho put Rey on the top rope for a back superplex, but then went for the mask instead. Mysterio elbowed Jericho to the mat, then hit a senton off the top onto the standing Jericho. Batista tagged in, knocked down Jericho, knocked Big Show off the apron, then hit Jericho with a sidewalk slam for a two count. Jericho went for a bodypress after Batista whipped him in the ropes, but Batista caught him and went for a slam. Jericho floated out of the slam, but Batista speared him. Batista threw Jericho into Big Show, who was coming in the ring, and Big Show fell back to the floor. Batista gave Jericho a spinebuster for two. Big Show grabbed Batista's leg from the floor. Batista broke free, and Jericho hit Batista with the Codebreaker for a two count.
Jericho tagged in Big Show, who stomped Batista and choked him with his boot. Big Show missed a legdrop, and Batista threw some punches. Big Show grabbed Batista by the throat and hit a chokeslam. Rey hit a springboard axhandle on Big Show's back to break up the cover. Jericho tagged in and pounded Batista on the mat. Jericho went for a Lionsault, but Batista moved out of the way. Big Show and Mysterio both tagged in. Mysterio savoided Big Show, going over, under and around him. Mysterio kicked a charging Batista in the face, then hit a springboard DDT for a two count. Big Show charged Mysterio, who ducked, and Big Show fell to the floor. Jericho went after Mysterio in the ring, and Rey tripped Jericho into the ropes. Mysterio went for a 619, and Jericho moved, but Rey hit Show, who was standing on the floor. Rey backdropped Jericho to the floor, but Show caught him. Batista, on the floor, speared Show and Jericho, taking them down.
Big Show crawled back into the ring, and Rey hit him with a springboard dropkick to the back. Rey gave Big Show the 619, but as he went to followup with a springboard, Big Show nailed him with a right hand to the head for the pin at the 14 minute mark.
Winners: Chris Jericho & Big Show.
The Hell In A Cell cage was lowered again.
The events leading to John Cena vs. Randy Orton were shown.
WWE Champion John Cena vs. Randy Orton in a Hell In A Cell match.
Cena hit two punches, and Randy Orton bailed to the floor and looked to be trying to find a way out. Cena chased after him, and as they got in the ring, Orton nailed him. Orton stomped him, but Cena got to his feet and teased an Attitude Adjustment, but Orton slipped out. Cena hit some shots, but Orton came back with a powerslam as Cena charged him. They traded punches, and both men got chants from the crowd. Cena hit a shoulderblock, but missed a second and crashed to the mat. Orton shoved Cena off the ring apron, and he crashed into the cage.
Orton went to the floor and stomped Cena, using the cage to elevate himself for each stomp. Orton then drove his knee into Cena's head, driving him face first into the cage. Orton went to ram Cena into the steal, but Cena blocked it and hit some punches. Cena picked up Orton and rammed him back first into the cage wall, then went to do it head first, but Orton floated over and rammed Cena into the cage. Orton rammed Cena into the ring steps, then stomped Cena's hand on the steps. With the steps in two pieces, Orton put Cena's head on the bottom half and stomped it.
Orton picked up the top half of the ring steps, acted like it was really heavy, and flung it into the ring. It bounced off the ropes and back out, and Orton caught it with no problem and shoved it back in. That was unintentionally funny. Orton set up the section in the ring, as Cena climbed on the apron. Orton went for the hanging DDT onto the steps, but Cena put his hands down on the steps to block it. Cena got his feet under him and backdropped Orton to the floor. Cena picked up the steps and threw it at Orton on the floor, but Orton ducked.
Back in the ring, Cena went for a whip, but Orton blocked it and hit the side backbreaker for a two count. Orton hit a kneedrop, then waited for Cena to stand up. Orton charged and Cena hit a boot to the face. Cena hit two shoulderblocks and a back suplex into a powerbomb. You know what's next. Cena did the "You Can't See Me" and hit the Five Knuckle Shuffle fistdrop. Cena went for the Attitude Adjustment, but Orton grabbed the top rope, pulled himself onto the apron and then yanked Cena throat first across the top rope. Cena rolled to the apron, and Orton got back in the ring and grabbed Cena. Orton hit the hanging DDT for a two count.
Orton measured Cena for the RKO, but Cena shoved it off and hit an Attitude Adjustment for a two count. Cena sat Orton on the top rope and set up for a second rope Attitude Adjustment, but Orton elbowed out of it, slid to the mat and gave Cena an Electric Chair for a two count. Cena rolled to the apron and Orton battered him with punches. Orton got on the middle rope and pulled Cena up, setting up for a superplex. Cena fought it off, knocking Orton to the mat. Cena went for a top rope Rocker Dropper, but Orton rolled out of the way and Cena crashed to the mat.
Orton went under the ring and pulled out a chair. Orton drove the chair into the back of Cena's neck. Orton turned Cena over and drove the chair into Cena's stomach. Cena kicked out at two. Orton put Cena's head on the folded chair and stomped it. Orton took forever to go for a kneedrop, and Cena moved out of the way, so Orton kneedropped the chair. Cena tripped Orton and applied the STF. Orton crawled to the ropes, but there are no breaks in a Cell match. Orton grabbed the apron and pulled himself out of the ring, breaking the hold. Cena grabbed Orton's leg and pulled him back in, but Orton turned and kicked Cena away. Cena fell into the referee, knocking him out of the ring. Cena grabbed Orton in the STF again, and Orton tapped, but the referee was on the floor.
Cena released the hold, went to the floor, and rolled the referee back into the ring. Cena revived the referee, then turned around and Orton hit Cena with an RKO for a two count. Orton got on the apron and tied Cena in the top and middle ropes. Orton pulled back Cena's head and applied a chinlock. The announcers said he was choking Cena out, but it as pretty obvious Orton's arm was on Cena's chin, not his throat. Orton released his hold, and the referee pulled the ropes, freeing Cena, who fell to the mat. Orton took a long time to decide what to do next, then set up for a punt. He went for the kick and missed it... er, hit it. Orton got the pin at the twenty-two minute mark. WWE had a tight angle on the kick, and the kick appeared to mis (which was obviously not the plan), but it was sold anyway. They actually replayed it from that angle, then showed it from another angle (which made the kick look better).
Winner and new WWE Champion: Randy Orton.
Orton walked off with the belt, and a woozy John Cena sat up in the ring, and then stared at Orton. Michael Cole claimed that Orton had a "weakened leg" so the punt didn't have the usual stretcher-ride results. Cena stood up in the ring, looking disappointed, while Orton stared at him from the aisle.
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