Re: Official DVD/Match/Show Discussion Thread
Undertaker vs CM Punk (Hell in a Cell) - **1/2
Man I expected more from this. Sure its fast paced, but its only ten minutes long and nothing special happens. It was a poor man's version of Taker/HBK HIAC. Punk tries to bump for Undertaker by letting Undertaker throw him against the cell a few times, but other then that, not much. The ending is just kind of boring. Chokeslam from Undertaker, and then a Tombstone to finish the match.
John Cena vs Randy Orton (Hell in a Cell) - ***1/4
This was a good match, but only if it wasnt taking place inside the hell in a cell. Their segment on RAW a week earlier gave me high hopes for the match because Cena hit the AA on top of the cell. The match itself is good for an ordinary match, but there were no weapons used, besides the steel chair for a few seconds, and the ending was botched badly. Shame, because I always thought these guys could give us a classic.
DX vs Legacy (Hell in a Cell) - ****
This is actually a hell of a match, and one of the better Hell in a Cell matches. The brawl before the actual match is awesome, and Legacy seperates HBK from HHH well. They beat the shit out of Shawn, They use the cell like pro's, and the steel chair comes into play as well. A lot of double team moves as well. I loved how the cell was used to keep HHH out, because that is exactly what it was supposed to do. Triple H comes in and we see some sick moves from DX, like an elbow drop on a steel chair wrapped around the neck, and a Superkick/Sledgehammer combo to the face. My only problem was that HBK could not handle both members of Legacy on his own, but HHH does it with no problem at all. It was still a sick match.
Randy Orton vs Sheamus (Hell in a Cell) - ****
Yes, this is the match where Sheamus does the dumbest move of all time on the steel steps. I laughed my ass off, but this is still an awesome match, and it is very underrated. Both mean beat the shit out of each other. Powerslam on the steel steps, RKO on the steps, DDT on the concrete floor. Multiple RKO's, multiple Brogue Kicks, multiple shots from a steel chair, front suplex on the steel steps. A bunch of awesome moves. They used the cell pretty good at first, and then did awesome with the limited weapons they had. Very underrated in my opinion.
Undertaker vs Kane (Hell in a Cell) - *1/4
You know, this was one of my biggest dream matches before. This match was almost a DUD if it had not been for a few spots. The match is slow, the cell is barely used, and the steel chair is used for just a moment. There is a nice superplex, and the finisher kickouts were pretty fun, but then the stupid ass ending ruins everything. I just dont even know where to start with that stupid ending. A flashlight has defeated the legendary Undertaker.
Mark Henry vs Randy Orton (Hell in a Cell) - **1/4
Another shit hell in a cell match. The only advantage this has over Taker/Kane is that it has a clean ending and its not as long. What are the highlights of the mach you wonder? Are you ready? Powerslam on the floor outside the ring. Yep, thats it. The cell is used a bit in a generic way, and other then that this is just a normal match. Nothing special happens, besides Henry beating Orton clean with a suprise Worlds Strongest Slam.
CM Punk vs Alberto Del Rio vs John Cena (Hell in a Cell) - ***3/4
Really good match, and one of the best matches of last year. All 3 men bump really well. They are thrown into the cage with a lot of force. CM Punks falls of the top rope to the outside through a table that was set up. A lot of fast paced action thanks to the triple threat concept, and a lot of big moves. There were a couple of times when I really thought the match was over.
CM Punk vs Ryback (Hell in a Cell) - ***
I thought both men played their roles better then in the Taker/Punk HIAC. Ryback looked like a real monster here. He just destroyed Punk, and no sold a lot of his moves. I loved how he didnt go down after the suicide dive for example. Punk played his role just perfect as well. He got beat the shit out of, but whenever he had a moment of offense, he went full speed. It was just move after move. You could tell that he was really scared in kayfabe. The cell is used a little bit, but this was more about keeping Punk locked up with no way out. The steel chair is used and the kendo stick, and fire extinguisher as well. There is one moment where Ryback rushes at Punk, he misses and slams into the steel steps. Destroys them, and leaves a big dent in them. The real reason why I love this match though is the aftermath. I consider it part of the match, and so my rating is this. He just destroys the referee after getting screwed over. He killed the referee when he threw him out of the ring into the cell. Then we get an epic moment when the camera shows both men climbing to the top of the cell. Ryback hits Shell Shocked on top of the cell to end the show with an awesome moment. I loved it.