Backstage: Randy Orton walks in on Stephanie McMahon, Triple H and Kane backstage. He’s looking for Seth Rollins for what happened on RAW. Stephanie tells Orton he should focus on tonight’s opportunity. Triple H says Rollins is exactly like Orton and what we saw on RAW was two alpha males trying to prove who’s dominant. Triple H tells Orton to focus on finishing Cena tonight.
John Cena vs. Randy Orton (Hell in a Cell Match)
The winner gets a future WWE World Heavyweight championship match against Brock Lesnar.
The back and forth chanting started the second they rang the bell. Cena and Orton began slugging it out immediately, going back and forth. They fought outside to the floor, where Orton controlled the action. He tried to run Cena into the cage but Cena blocked it. Orton nailed him and sent him into the cage, then tossed Cena back into the ring for a two count.
Orton went under the ring and brought a steel chair into the ring. He went to nail Cena with it but was kicked in the gut and nailed with a fisherman’s suplex. Cena went to use the chair but Orton cut him off and nailed a series of stomps and headbutts. Orton grabbed the chair and drilled Cena in the chest with it, then beat him over the back for a two count.
Cena tried to surprise Orton with an AA but Orton slipped out and nailed a DDT for a two count. Orton drilled Cena into the ringsteps and ripped Cena’s face into the cage. He continued to work over Cena but began showboating, allowing Cena to drill him with a clothesline for a two count. Orton cut him off with a clothesline in the corner and followed up with another. Orton scored yet another two count.
Orton sent Cena into the Cell again on the floor, then brought Cena back inside the ring. He covered John again but Cena kicked up before three. He cinched in a side chinlock but John fought his way to his feet. Cena made a comeback with a series of shoulderblocks and The Blue Thunder Bomb. He went for the Five Knuckle Shuffle but Orton stunned him with a shot to the chest and caught him with a snap powerslam for a two count.
Cena made a comeback and rammed Orton, back-first, into the Cell several times on the floor. Orton cut off Cena and rammed him into the ringpost, with Cena’s nether-regions taking the brunt of the shot. Orton then hit his backbreaker variation on the floor. Cena was muscled back into the ring. Cena barely kicked out and rolled out to the apron, pulling himself up on the outside of the ropes. Orton drilled him, launching Cena off the apron into the cage. The crowd chanted, “RKO.”
Orton went to whip Cena into the cage but Cena reversed it and sent Orton into the cage several times on the floor. Cena pulled a table out from under the ring. Orton nailed a standing dropkick to cut off Cena’s momentum and covered him for a two count. Orton sent him into the corner where a chair was wedged and Cena went down hard. Orton covered him for another two count.
Orton set up the table in the corner and tried to send Cena into it but Cena escaped and nailed a shoulderblock. Cena charged but was caught with an RKO out of nowhere for a two count. Orton sent Cena into the table, smashing it, and covered Cena for another two count.
Orton brought in the ring steps and teased nailing the RKO on the stairs. He went for it but Cena slipped out and nailed the Blue Thunder Bomb on the steps, then hit the Five Knuckle Shuffle on them. He went for an AA on the steps but Orton slipped out and nailed a low blow, which was legal since it’s a Cell match. Cena kicked out.
Orton went for the punt but Cena avoided it and locked on the STF. Orton fought his way to the ropes and finally made it, but since they are inside the Cell, it doesn’t force a break. Orton finally pulled himself to the floor to force it. Cena grabbed the ring steps and tossed them at Orton on the floor but Orton moved out of the way. Cena chased Orton on the floor but was sent into the ringpost.
Back in the ring, Cena shocked Orton with an Attitude Adjustment and scored a two count. Good match. They go back and forth with Orton scoring several two counts, including Orton nailing a RKO out of a Cena press-powerslam attempt. Cena nailed another AA for a two count.
Cena brought another table into the ring. Cena went to the top but Orton cut him off. The fans chanted “RKO.” Orton planned to nail an RKO off the ropes but Cena pulled him into an AA off the ropes through a table and scored the pin.
Winner: John Cena
After the match: Cena celebrates as the Hell in a Cell is raised. We see Paul Heyman looking on from the panel. Cena celebrates and greets a few fans at ringside before making his exit.