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 towards Luke Harper and Eric Rowan. Then the present went downhill from there. It might have been saved by an electrical foremost occasion, however sadly that foremost occasion is not saving something.
I am reluctant to name Hell in a Cell a dangerous present, for the reason that two opening matches had 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 dangerous present.
The fast issues you want to know: Lynch beat Banks to retain her title, Charlotte beat Bayley to grow to be 10x ladies’s champ, and Seth Rollins versus The Fiend in a Hell in a Cell match, a stipulation particularly designed to yield a transparent victor, led to a no contest. Yep.
Seth Rollins retains his championship in a no contest
It isn’t simply web wrestling nerds like me, or the gang who paid cash for a clear ending, who’re mad. X-Pac, doing WWE’s personal watch alongside discuss present, was flustered.
The story of the match was that The Fiend is unbeatable. After about 10 minutes of wrestling, Rollins hit a few dozen curbstomps and acquired solely a one depend. He hit Bray Wyatt within the face with a chair for an additional one depend. He stacked a ladder, chairs and a device field atop Wyatt’s face, then acquired a sledgehammer and smashed Wyatt with it. And the ref referred to as for the bell.
The group boos. Wyatt kills Rollins after the match with the mandible claw, and hits Sister Abegail onto the concrete. WWE did not wish to beat The Fiend, however they did not wish to put the title on him both, so that they resorted to a end that made zero sense. The present ends with the gang booing, chanting “AEW” (for WWE’s new rival promotion), and usually being pissed off.
Ranking: 2 stars. The Fiend remains to be cool as hell, however right here was a dumb end that made no sense. Hell in a Cell matches don’t have any guidelines, and a number of other have included a sledgehammer. So the ref referred to as the match of for actually no purpose.
Charlotte is 10x Ladies’s Champion.
This present had an excellent begin however it’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 ladies working over every others’ legs. Crowd wasn’t into it, till a few minute earlier than the end the place they began loud duel 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 ladies by no means actually had an opportunity.
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 carrying a crowd. It was a bummer.
After an extended match that the gang did not care a lot about, Gable rolled up Corbin for a 3 depend after Corbin tried hitting Gable together with his sceptor. In the course of the match, Corey Graves stored referring to Chad as “Shorty Gable.” After the match, Greg Hamilton introduced that “Shorty Gable” had received the match. Someplace, Vince McMahon is laughing his ass off.
Ranking: 2 stars. It was OK. Crowd for probably the most half did not care.
The O.C. vs. Braun Strowman and The Viking Raiders ends in DQ
Braun Strowman is The Viking Raiders’ shock tag staff accomplice, so you understand The O.C. is not successful.
After a Uncooked-quality tag staff match, the O.C. triple groups Braun Strowman and the ref calls a DQ. Not a lot to this match. The Viking Raiders had crushed 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 closely bearded staff to lose.
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 exceptional forearm however Strowman hits an enormous punch whereas Types is in midair. Types does an excellent 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 superb.
Kabuki Warriors win tag titles
Asuka is the very best feminine wrestler on the roster, and among the many greatest performers on the roster full cease, and Kairi Sane is correct up there with Charlotte and Sasha Banks. So the truth that these two have been so underused is criminally silly.
The 2 received the Ladies’s Tag Crew 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 clarification, meant the gang did not have a lot curiosity. Hopefully Asuka and Sane, two nice performers, can convey 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 acquired a while to fill, and Randy Orton versus Ali is not a foul solution to fill it.
This was an excellent match in a technical sense. Ali’s offense is crisp, and he performed his underdog position effectively. Orton is Orton, that means he is not significantly thrilling to observe however he does really feel like a star. However, since this had no construct up on TV in any respect, so the gang did not take care of a lot of the contest.
Early within the match, Orton suplexed Ali onto an announcer’s desk, and Ali had a gnarly scrape on his stomach for the remainder of the bout. The one actual second of notice 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 might solely be a couple of moments later that Orton would hit an RKO for actual, although.
Orton was placing a concerted effort into nodding at Ali, and pounding his chest in admiration of his efforts. So the thought right here was in all probability to make Ali look good by doing so effectively towards Orton. Which is unlikely to get him over, however superb.
Ranking: 2.5 stars. Good wrestling, useless 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 below twister tag guidelines, which suggests no tagging in or out. Nicely, no guidelines typically actually. The match began with an enormous blitz, with suicide dives and superman punches, however Harper and Rowan acquired management and slowed the tempo down. There was an extended interval of warmth, of Harper and Rowan slowly beating down each Bryan and Reigns, to reset the gang. Then the 2 good guys made their comeback.
This was one other terrific match. The second half was loaded with artistic spots. The perfect half got here when the 2 large males tried to double powerbomb Bryan by the announce tables, however Bryan countered with a hurricanrara, sending Harper to the ground. Reigns then adopted up with an enormous spear on Rowan, flattening him by one other announce desk.
Reigns and Bryan acquired the pin after a Superman punch, operating 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 implausible performers. How might it’s dangerous?
Becky Lynch defeats Sasha Banks
This was an excellent match, and by far the very best of Becky Lynch’s reign as champion. The group began lukewarm — maybe a foul omen for the remainder of the cardboard — however the two ladies acquired them effectively and actually invested within the match. And, regardless of the bevy of weapons used all through, it wasn’t low cost. This was a match that steadily 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 number of brawling on the skin of the ring, which led to chairs, a desk and even a ladder being introduced out from below the ring. All of these weapons would find yourself being put to make use of. Plenty of nice spots, principally 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 Banks right into a standing ladder. She hit the meteora from the highest rope onto Banks by a chair. And later, by a desk. Banks was in some ways the hero of this match, with a number of sharp offense and nice promoting too.
The group ended extremely popular for this match. 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 should you watch Uncooked.
Natalya defeats Lacey Evans: Evans tapped out to the sharpshooter.