WWE’s Hell in a Cell 2014 may not have delivered the finishes that many fans wanted, but it set in motion upcoming feuds for the next pay-per-view. The No.1 contender for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship was decided, and a major superstar made his return.
John Cena will face Brock Lesnar, following his victory on Sunday night. Bray Wyatt appeared on WWE TV for the first time in weeks, and he looks to be starting a program with a former Shield member.
Mark Henry beat Bo Dallas on the pre-show, and the official PPV card featured eight matches. Below are the complete results from Hell in a Cell 2014, as well as a recap for each match.
John Cena vs. Randy Orton (Hell In A Cell Match To Be No.1 Contender)
The match was highlighted by several false finishes, including two impressive RKO’s from Orton, one of which came out of an attempted Attitude Adjustment. In the end, Cena stood tall, hitting an AA that sent Orton through a table.
Winner: John Cena
Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins (Hell In A Cell Match)
The match got off to a strong start, with Ambrose climbing to the top of the cell before the referee could ring the bell. Rollins eventually made his way up top, and both former Shield members fell through the announce tables when they were climbing back down. Once the match finally started, Ambrose dominated, getting most of the offense in. Just as he was about to get the victory, the lights went out and returning Bray Wyatt interfered, helping Rollins get another pinfall over his former friend.
Winner: Seth Rollins
Dolph Ziggler vs. Cesaro (2-out-of 3 Falls Intercontinental Championship Match)
The champ has suffered multiple clean losses on “Monday Night Raw” since the last PPV, but he couldn’t have been booked more strongly on Sunday. A third fall wasn’t needed, as Ziggler pinned Cesaro twice without getting a loss.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Sheamus vs. The Miz (United States Championship Match)
Damien Sandow wasn’t a part of the match, but his antics ringside were the highlight, as he drew cheers from the crowd throughout the contest. Sheamus got the win with Brogue Kick.
Goldust & Stardust vs. The Usos (Tag Team Championship Match)
The match featured a few memorable high spots, including a double-superplex that almost helped the Usos regain their title. However, Stardust delivered a kick to Jey Uso when the ref wasn’t looking, allowing Goldust to hit the Final Cut for the pinfall.
Winner: Goldust & Stardust
AJ Lee vs. Paige (Divas Championship Match)
CM Punk’s contentious relationship with WWE hasn’t seemed to have affected his wife’s standing in the company, as she retained the title by forcing Paige to tap to her Black Widow submission. After the match, Paige slapped Alicia Fox, who had been supporting her at ringside.
Winner: AJ Lee
Big Show vs. Rusev
Rusev survived a chokeslam from Big Show and forced the ref to call the match by utilizing the Accolade. Rusev had one of the most impressive moments of the night, when he suplexed the world’s largest athlete.
Nikki Bella vs. Brie Bella
Nikki got the better of her sister, pinning Brie by using the Rack Attack and getting a clean victory. The loss means Brie is forced to be Nikki’s personal assistant for 30 days.
Winner: Nikki Bella