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WWE Hell in a Cell 2013 Review

Sunday, October 27th, 2013 – American Airlines Arena – Miami, Florida – We walked into the American Airlines Arena with one World Champion and we left the arena with crowning two new World Champions. We saw John Cena coming back from tricep injury and defeat Alberto Del Rio to capture the World Heavyweight Championship (for the 14th time and second time winning the World title after coming back from injury) and Randy Orton recapturing the WWE title once again inside Hell in a Cell.

WWE Hell in a Cell 2013 was the first WWE pay-per-view I ordered since WWE Extreme Rules 2013 because the storylines the WWE writers have been writing hasn’t caught my eye but with the Randy Orton-Daniel Bryan-Triple H-WWE Championship picture caught my interest to order this show over my co-workers Xbox.

My co-worker asked me this past week if I’d be interested on coming over and watching it at his place and after discussing a few of the storylines, I was down for doing so. And after the deciding Sweet Chin Music in the main event, I’m happy I decided to head over and hang out for a while.

I feel like the best match of the night had to be a tie between the opening match, the triple threat for the WWE Tag Team Championship where the Rhodes Brothers defeated the Usos and the Shield to retain their titles and Randy Orton defeated Daniel Bryan inside the Hell in a Cell to recapture the vacant WWE Championship. The crowd live was alive and eating up everything both matches offered and it came through the television screen.

The finish to the WWE Tag Team title match saw the six guys hitting their finishers on one another and at the end; Cody Rhodes hit an awesome Cross Roads on Seth Rollins to retain the belts. Why was the Cross Roads awesome? Rollins jumped huge for the finisher, making it seem like a bigger impact that it normally does when executed. Good work Rollins for putting the Rhodes Brothers over with taking the finish how you did, you deserve a bonus for the night’s work.

The WWE Championship Hell in a Cell match lived up to the expectations I had for it, which wasn’t much, to be honest. I didn’t care for the WWE title storyline because it seemed like a train wreck continuing to wreck with how the last two pay-per-views ended but with how the match ended, I’m looking forward to see what happens next.

Triple H came down towards the end of the match to yell at Shawn Michaels on how he was refereeing the match, saying he’s favoring Daniel Bryan more than Randy Orton (due to training Bryan in 1999 and having a feud with Orton when he was still wrestling). Michaels missed a pin attempted by Orton when Triple H as bickering with the special guest referee and when Orton came out to challenge Michaels for “showing favoritism” when he was arguing with Hunter, Shawn got taken out by Daniel Bryan, on accident. When this happened, Triple H and the trainer ran in to check on the COO’s friend. This was where the finish came.

Bryan had Orton beat when the trainer and Hunter was checking on Shawn, and when Bryan saw what was going on, Bryan went to the opposing corner and ran and hit his running knee to the COO when he stood up and turned around. That made me smile and brought a chuckle out of me. What surprised me was when Shawn Michaels got to his feet, he nailed Daniel Bryan with the world famous Sweet Chin Music super kick and Randy Orton covered. The Heartbreak Kid was hesitant on counting the fall, but he did, and that crowned Orton as the new WWE Champion, for the 11th time (with World Heavyweight title reigns in, too).

One thing I was disappointed was when John Cena won the World Heavyweight Championship again from Alberto Del Rio. Was it surprising that Cena came back and was given the World title? Nope, wasn’t surprising. What sucks was, I was hoping that Damien Sandow would have had an opportunity to cash in his Money in the Bank contract on Cena and walk out as World Heavyweight Champion, not Cena. Can’t win them all, right?

WWE Hell in a Cell 2013 results
Randy Orton defeats Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship inside Hell in a Cell
AJ defeated Brie Bella to retain the WWE Divas Championship
John Cena defeated Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship
Los Matadores defeated the Real Americans
CM Punk defeated Ryback and Paul Heyman in a handicap Hell in a Cell match
Big E Langston defeated Dean Ambrose for the US title via countout
Fandango and Summer Rae defeated the Great Khali and Natalya
The Rhodes Brothers defeated the Shield and the Usos to retain the WWE Tag Team Championships

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Eric Darsie is known as a ‘common-man’ among his peers, at least he thinks so. He works hard with his hands in the heart of Minnesota and on his free time, he thugs and a bugs with his family and friends. Whenever he doesn’t do that, he’s found to be writing. Now more of a rare thing, he’s gems could be found here. If you would like to see more of Eric’s work outside of the professional world, check him out at http://vintagedarsie.wordpress.com/, http://www.writerscafe.org/Darsie/writing/.

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