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The PPV opened with a video package featuring the "Cell" speaking about its excitement over "it's two favorite sons" Kane and Undertaker battling within it.
WWE United States champion Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz vs. John Morrison: Submissions Count Anywhere.
They made it clear before the match that the first submission wins the match. Miz had the last entrance and said that the entire situation was ridiculous, as he was "mentor to both" of them and that none of the fans would know who Bryan and Morrison would be without the Miz, but without them, he would still be the champion. Miz said that he has "it" and would be the new champion tonight. He claimed that he never tapped out before going into his catch phrase.
Miz was overwhelmed early by Bryan and Morrison before powdered out of the ring. They chased him around before taking him out in the ring and knocking Miz back outside of the ring. Bryan and Morrison went back and forth with some solid mat wrestling. Bryan locked in a leglock. Morrison grabbed the ropes but due to the rules, that wouldn't force a break. They go to the floor, where Bryan holds onto the move. Miz attacks both, breaking it up and tosses Morrison back into the ring.
Morrison was whipped into the corner but slipped away from Miz as Miz charged and locked in a Tarantula. Bryan dropkicked both, sending Miz to the floor. Danielson went for the Cattle Mutilation, which Matt Striker called under that name. Miz tried to get involved but Danielson caught him in a leglock. The crowd came alive when they thought Miz would tap. Miz kicked Bryan in the face and went for a heel hook. Bryan reversed it back into a leglock. Morrison came off the top with a corkscrew moonsault on both, then locked in a Haas of Pain on Bryan. Miz broke up the submission.
Morrison nailed a corkscrew plancha over the top onto Miz on the floor. He charged Miz but was backdropped into the crowd. Miz followed him and they battled back and forth into the crowd. Miz slammed Morrison into the barricade, then locked on an armbar in the crowd. Morrison punched Miz and followed him through the crowd as Miz tried to escape. They began battling up a flight of stairs, where Miz slammed Morrison into a steel guardrail. Miz slipped Morrison through the rail and tried a Dragon Sleeper but Bryan joined the fray to break it up. Miz kicked him down some stairs, then slammed him into a plastic trash can cover.
Danielson grabbed Miz., surprising him with a Fujiwara armbar submission. Morrison got involved but was elevated and dropped across a piece of the arena's steel sectioning. Miz threw Bryan into a guard rail, which collapsed, by the stage area. Morrison grabbed Miz and tossed him out of sight with Miz disappearing behind the stage. Morrison tossed Bryan into a wall. Miz returned with a large box on wheels, slamming it into Morrison. He placed Bryan atop of it and rammed it into the entrance ramp, with Bryan bumping off the box and onto the ramp. Morrison tried to lock a triangle choke on Miz on the box but Bryan interfered. Miz slammed Bryan into the barricade, then hit the Skull Crushing Finale on Morrison.
Miz and Bryan brawled up to the entrance stage. Morrison recovered and scaled the fencing that was used as decoration on the stage, then dove off a good 8-10 feet down onto Miz and Morrison. Morrison went for a Texas Cloverleaf on Miz but as Miz was about to tap, Alex Riley hit the scene and attacked Morrison. Bryan took out Riley (and a cameraman) before locking the LeBell Lock on Miz, who tapped.
Your winner and still United States champion, Daniel Bryan!
You knew we were getting a good match with these guys involved and they delivered. Real interesting stuff and a very entertaining brawl here. Lots of unique submissions. I really enjoyed this.
After the match, Michael Cole finally admitted, "I get it. Daniel Bryan is for real."
Legendary promo. I'm at the point I am hearing "I want my son back" in my dreams.
HELL IN A CELL: WWE champion Randy Orton vs. Sheamus
They showed a replay of Orton punt kicking Chris Jericho on Monday. They did the big ring introductions for the title match. They locked up once the cage was locked and went back and forth across the ring without either getting the advantage. They began slugging it out with Orton getting the better of it early but Sheamus mounted a comeback. Orton cut him off with a kick to the gut. He went to slam Sheamus into the turnbuckles, but it was blocked and Sheamus worked him over in the corner.
Sheamus whipped Orton into the ropes but Orton nailed a clothesline and tossed him to the floor. Orton followed and tried to slam Sheamus into the cage but it was blocked. Sheamus jumped right back into the ring to avoid the cage. Orton took him down and began stomping away at him. Sheamus came back with a slingshot shoulderblock off the apron into the ring, then began pounding Orton with elbows and punches. Sheamus brought him out to the cage but Orton fought him off. Sheamus finally whipped Orton into the cage and clotheslined him on the floor.
Sheamus grabbed the upper half of the steel ring steps and threw them at Orton but missed. Orton attacked Sheamus and rammed him backwards into the cage several times. Orton then grabbed the stairs and nailed Sheamus with them. Orton brought him back into the ring and attempted a suplex but Sheamus reversed it and draped Orton over the ropes. Sheamus tackled him, knocking Orton off the apron and into the cage. Sheamus tossed Orton into the ring for a two count.
Sheamus began stomping the hell out of Orton in the corner. Orton pulled himself up and fired back but was caught with a series of knees to the mid-section. Sheamus ripped the top turnbuckle off one of the corners. He tried to ram Orton into it but Orton blocked himself and fought back before being cut off. Orton rolled out of the ring to regroup but Sheamus grabbed him and raked his face against the cage. Sheamus grabbed the ring steps again. He set them up, picked up Orton for a suplex and dropped him across them. Orton began selling the ribs in a major way as Sheamus dropped a knee on them. He tossed Orton into the ring and scored a two count. Sheamus locked in a body scissor but Orton finally fought his way to his feet.
Orton began using rear elbows to fight off Sheamus, dropping him with a suplex. Orton sold the ribs as he made his way back to his feet. Sheamus charged but Orton evaded him and Sheamus nailed the buckle corner he removed. Both men went down, hurting but made their way back to their feet. They began slugging it back and forth. Sheamus went for a slam but Orton nailed a clothesline and powerslammed Sheamus. He whipped Sheamus into the corner but was caught with an elbow. Orton came back with a suplex for a two count.
Orton nailed a backbreaker but when he went for the RKO, Sheamus kneed him in the ribs. Sheamus pulled the ring steps into the ring. Orton began firing with rights but a knee to the ribs ended that. Sheamus picked up Orton for a slam but Orton escaped and ended up nailing a scoop slam on the stairs. Orton covered him but Sheamus got the shoulder up at the last second. Sheamus and Orton battled back and forth, ending with Orton snapping Sheamus' throat over the ropes. Back on the floor, Sheamus tackled Orton on the floor. They were treating it like a war of attrition where both were taking extreme punishment and were hurting. Both were doing a really good selling job.
Sheamus brought Orton back into the ring and nailed an over the knee backbreaker on Orton on the stairs. He nailed Orton with the pump kick but Orton kicked out and Sheamus' facial expression of shock was just plain awesome. Sheamus went under the ring and pulled out a chair, bringing it down over Orton's back and ribs a number of times, but only getting a two count. As Orton made his way to his feet, Sheamus went for a swing with the chair but missed. Orton nailed an RKO but Sheamus rolled out of the ring, killing the effectiveness of the move.
On the outside, Orton snapped to attention and teased the punt kick but missed it. Sheamus nailed the pump kick to Orton on the outside. He rolled Orton back into the ring but only garnered a two count. Frustrated, Sheamus set the stairs up in the ring again, then pulled Orton toward them. He went for the High Cross but Orton took Sheamus' legs out from under him, slamming Sheamus back-first on the stairs. Orton was too tired to take advantage so Sheamus went for another High Cross but Orton slipped out and nailed the RKO on the stairs for the pin.
Your winner and still WWE champion, Randy Orton!
Really well worked match but I don't think people will be touting this when the night is over. That said, I think they did a really good job telling their story.
Orton scaled the Cell to celebrate atop of it after the bout.PWInsider.com Elite subscribers are able to enjoy the coverage on an ad-free version of the site, and will also have access to our exclusive post-PPV audio show. You can subscribe by clicking this link and if you've never checked us out before, you can sign up for our three days free offer.