Raw Tag Team Championship Match | Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntrye (c) vs. Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose
Not quite the spot fest or tag team match we were expecting to start with. We’re big fans of all four athlete’s involved, and there was nothing wrong with the match, it just didn’t quite live up to the hype, or supersede the first two matches, which arguably it should have. We saw classic heel tactics from Dolph Ziggler throughout, and the work toward the Dean Ambrose hot tag was done fantastically. As the match progressed the momentum picked up and some great sequences and spots, with some close 2 and a half counts brought an exciting end to the match. A failed falcon arrow thanks to a Drew McIntyre interception resulted in Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre retaining their titles. Winners = Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre
Daniel Bryan & Brie Bella vs. The Miz & Maryse
We weren’t particularly impressed when this match was announced, and it wasn’t exactly geared toward the true-school wrestling fan. The commercial appeal of this match was massive, and the baby and heel work was on-point from all four involved. We didn’t see many good spots (there was a terrible hurricanrana botch from Bryan which resulted in us losing interest. The winners here are the networks hosting Total Bellas and Miz and Mrs. With a counter and a poor pin, Maryse got the count on Brie. Winners = The Miz and Maryse
SmackDown Women’s Championship Match | Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Becky Lynch
This had the potential of being the best women’s match we’ve watched since Charlotte and Asuka at Wrestlemania. The in-ring chemistry was apparent between the two former best-friends, and a range of technical wrestling was on display. It was a close match and after a couple of 2 and a half’s, Becky managed to counter with a 3 count. Winner = Becky Lynch
Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton
What a match. The first match on the card was pretty epic between Jeff Hardy and Randy Orton. We expected some brutality and we got exactly that. Twisted earlobes and welts galore, the match finished with Jeff Hardy hanging from the inside of the cell, and dropping on Randy Orton. Randy quickly moved and managed to get the 3 count on Jeff. Set the bar high for the rest of the PPV. Winner = Randy Orton
Raw Women’s Championship Match | Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Alexa Bliss
We came into the PPV anticipating nothing but a Ronda Rousey win, and we were right. There were spots where WWE allowed Ronda to look less than invincible, but even with the help of James and Fox, Ronda was to emerge victorious. Until Nia Jax makes a return, or they decide to use Ember Moon, we can’t see Ronda dropping the title anytime soon. Winner = Ronda Rousey
WWE Championship Match | AJ Styles (c) vs. Samoa Joe
Another really highly anticipated match which will full of Slingshots, STF’s, rack bombs, 450’s and Boston Crabs. We had some aggressive play from Samoa Joe and multiple counters which kept us engaged throughout. The storyline was great leading up to the match, bring AJ’s family into the feud to make things personal. A very interesting ending with Joe thinking AJ tapped out, but AJ Styles had Joe’s shoulders pinned on the mat. Winner = AJ Styles
Universal Championship Hell in a Cell Match (Mick Foley as Special Guest Referee) | Roman Reigns (c) vs. Braun Strowman
Last but not least, we had the Universal title up for grabs in a Hell in a Cell match between Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman. No surprises here, tables, chairs and interference from Ziggler / McIntyre / Rollins / Ambrose. The highlight was a shock entry from Brock Lesnar who kicked down the door to cell. Lesnar then delivered table (yes table) shots and F5’s to both Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns. The match ended in a no contest, and watch this space as the storyline continues. Winner = Roman Reigns Retains (no contest)
These were the WWE Hell in a Cell 2018 results. What did you think of the PPV? And the next steps in the storyline? Leave a comment below.
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