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.
WWE Kickoff Show
It was time for The Peep Show with Christian. He brought out Chris Jericho. They went back and forth taking shots at each other over who was in charge of their former tag team. Christian mocked his clothes. Christian said that Jericho has his hands full with Randy Orton tonight. They showed the attack from Raw where Orton jumped Jericho in the training room.
Christian said that Orton’s issues with Jericho is that Jericho is everything Orton isn’t, noting that Orton is HHH’s lapdog. Orton, on the screen, showed up and said some really lame lines knocking the two. He said he beat Christian so bad, he can’t compete anymore. He said when he was done with Jericho, the only TV show he will be able to star on is Total Divas. Wow, that was lame. Jericho knew it as he said Orton would be starring in Total Jackasses and said Orton told some lame jokes. He went into Y2J promo mode ripping on Orton and promising that he would take out Randy. The Jericho promo was fun. Everything else? Eh, not so much. Orton’s verbiage was BEYOND forced. They need to let these guys and girls talk like real people because the verbiage doesn’t even sound like anything anyone would ever say in legitimate conversation, much less competition.
Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton
Orton went after Reigns but was cut off and worked over. Reigns snapped him into the corner but was shoved away. Roman nailed a big right hand then kicked him over the top to the floor. Roman followed him and slammed him into the guard rail. Reigns whipped Orton but it was reversed and Reigns was drilled into the ring steps. Orton tossed Reigns back into the ring and cinched in a side chinlock. Reigns broke free but was grabbed by his hair and snapped backwards to the mat. Orton stomped on Reigns’ hand and foot, holding his foot there after the move. Reigns fired back but was sent into the corner. He kicked Orton away and went to the top but Orton nailed him and worked him over on the turnbuckles.
Orton went for a superplex and nailed it. Randy was fought off and was caught in a sleeper but countered it with a sideslam. They went back to the chinlock. They battled to the floor. Reigns nailed his dropkick on the apron. They sent each other into the guard rails. Orton regained control, sending Reigns into the ringpost and covered Reigns for a two count. Back on the floor, Reignss was slammed on the announcer’s table and sent into the ring steps. Reigns snapped Orton’s throat across the rope as Orton reached for him in the ring. He sent Orton to the corner and brought him to the top. Orton drilled him but was caught for a Samoan Drop off the top scoring a two count.
Reigns nailed Orton with the Superman Punch and set up for the spear but was caught with the powerslam for a two count. Orton nailed the hanging DDT off the ropes. Orton set up for the RKO but was shoved off. Reigns leapt for the spear but Orton caught him with the RKO. Reigns kicked up at the last minute. Good sequence. Orton was shocked he didn’t get the win.
Orton went for the punt but Reigns got out of the way and speared him for the pin.
Your winner, Roman Reigns!
Backstage: Somewhere in the bowels of the building, Randy Orton was looking for Kane. Kane told him he made a mistake coming here. Orton said that he made a mistake on Raw and was sorry. He looked for Kane to say he was sorry as well, but Kane said that as the Devil’s favorite Demon, he never gets to say he’s sorry. Orton said that was fine but they need to be on the same page because neither of them can let John Cena or Roman Reigns leave with the WWE title. Kane said that he assures him that the winner of the match is standing right here. He stared at Orton and walked off.
WWE World Heavyweight champion John Cena vs. Roman Reigns vs. Kane vs. Randy Orton
Everyone began battling at the bell. Cena and Orton went to the floor, where Cena was whipped into the stairs. Reigns was beating Kane in the corner. He saw Orton coming for him and went after him. Kane and Orton doubleteamed Reigns and Orton tried to pin him while Kane tried to prevent Cena from returning. Cena eventually returned and suplexed Orton but Kane broke it up.
Kane and Orton ended up run out of the ring, setting up a faceoff with Reigns and Cena. Before we could see them face off, Orton and Kane attacked, only this time they ended up at odds over which of them was going to be the champion. Kane nailed Orton and set him up for a superplex. This set up a huge Tower of Doom spot with everyone.
Cena and Reigns looked at each other, then teamed up to stomp the hell out of Kane. Orton slipped in and nailed a backbreaker on Reigns. He went after Cena and nailed he and Reigns with double hanging DDTs at the same time. Orton made the cover but Kane broke it up. Reigns nailed a Samoan Drop on Kane but Orton broke it up. Orton and Reigns battled back and forth. Orton whipped out the old Lance Storm Canadian Maple Leaf Crab. Reigns fought out and reversed it and locked it in on Orton. Cena grabbed Orton’s arm and locked in an STF. Kane broke it up. Cena nailed Kane out of the ring but was caught by Orton, who went for a backbreaker. Cena slipped out and Orton was trapped in the STF. Orton tried to make it to the ropes but was pulled back to the center.
Orton finally made it to the ropes but Reigns grabbed his arm, pulled him out and tossed him over the announcer’s table. This allowed Reigns and Cena to finally face off and they began exchanging punches in the center of the ring. Cena ducked a clothesline and went for the STF. Reigns escaped and nailed the Samoan Drop. Reigns went for the Superman Punch but Cena ducked and nailed the Blue Thunder Punch. Cena went for the Five Knuckle Shuffle but Reigns nailed the Superman Punch and speared him. Kane broke up the pinfall.
Reigns went back and forth with Kane and nailed him. Reigns cleaned house with big offense on all three and speared Orton through the guard rail. Reigns went for the spear but Kane grabbed him for the chokeslam. Reigns broke the grip and speared him but Cena broke up the pin. Cena tossed Roman Reigns to the outside and hit the AA on Kane. Reigns nailed Cena and covered Kane but Cena broke up the pinfall. Cena and Reigns exchanged punches. Cena nailed the AA on Reigns. Kane chokeslammed Cena and Reigns. He covered Reigns, who kicked out.
Kane called for the tombstone but Reigns speared him. Orton broke it up and nailed the RKO. Cena nailed the AA and scored the pin.
Winner: John Cena
Randy Orton is backstage. Orton says his chances tonight are better than anyone else’s. Orton says Rollins is a hell of a competitor, but it’s obvious that at this point in his career, he needed a lot of help. Orton won’t need any help. Orton doesn’t care who likes it, he’s walking out of the arena the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Orton’s asked about Roman Reigns, and he stares down Byron Saxton. Byron thanks Orton for his time, and Orton walks off.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match
Alberto Del Rio vs. Bray Wyatt vs. Cesaro vs. John Cena vs. Kane vs. Randy Orton vs. Roman Reigns vs. Sheamus
The bell rings and things break down, with everyone brawling. Cena and Wyatt fight, Sheamus and Cesaro fight. Orton tosses Del Rio over the top. Orton and Kane team up on Reigns. Orton turns to Cesaro, and Cesaro fights back, while Wyatt and Cena continue to square off. Kane and Orton turn to Cena and Wyatt, knocking Wyatt from the ring. Orton chokes Cena with his boot, and Kane grabs a ladder. Cesaro and Del Rio dropkick the ladder into Kane’s face. Del Rio and Cesaro knock Cena down the the ladder, but are wiped out by Wyatt. Cena shoulders Wyatt, but Wyatt fights out and slams Cena down into the ladder. Reigns comes in and hits a Samoan drop to put Wyatt out of the ring.
Reigns sets up a ladder, but Sheamus knocks him from the ring. Kane stops Sheamus from climbing the ladder, beating and kicking on him in the corner. Orton attacks Reigns in another corner, but falls victim to a clothesline from Reigns. Sheamus grabs a ladder, and Reigns does as well. Kane is sandwiched between the two ladders. Reigns and Sheamus set up ladders on top of Kane. Cesaro and Del Rio head up as well. Kane knocks all men off the ladders. Kane takes out Reigns, the knocks down Wyatt, and Cesaro. Kane chokeslams a couple of participants, then tosses one of the ladders out of the ring. Kane sets up a ladder, then picks up Orton, tossing him into the ladder.
Orton climbs, but Reigns is in, sending Kane crashing into the ladder to tip it over. Reigns knocks Kane over with a ladder, and he sets it up, beginning the climb. Bray pulls Reigns down, slamming him to the mat hard. Cena hits the belly to back suplex, but he runs right into a pop up uppercut from Cesaro. Cesaro leaps up the ladder, but Sheamus meets him at the top. Wyatt does a spider walk, then takes the ladder out from under Cesaro and Sheamus. Both men hang on for a bit, but Sheamus drops. Cesaro holds on, but can’t get the belts down. Cesaro falls and Wyatt hits the senton on Cesaro.
The doctor is shown working on Orton, but he stops, and tosses Del Rio into the steps instead. Orton looks under the ring for another ladder. Orton props the ladder against the ring apron, but Sheamus attacks Orton, fighting him into the corner behind the announcer’s table. Sheamus props the ladder between the apron and announcer’s table. Sheamus slams Orton’s head into the ladder, then stands on the ladder. Orton pulls Sheamus’ feet out from under him, and Sheamus lands on the ladder.
The Shield vs. Evolution: No Holds Barred Elimination
They all started brawling and went to ringside and the stage fighting. It was all chaos early. It finally settled down and Evolution worked over Seth Rollins in the corner. He came back with a leg lariat on Orton for a two count. Shield took turns tagging in and out on Orton. If it’s No Holds Barred, why bother with the tags?
Batista tagged in but was controlled by Reigns and brought into the Shield’s corner. HHH tagged in and Rollins controlled him with a trio of suplexes. Ambrose and Rollins double-teamed HHH. Ambrose nailed a cannonball in the corner for a two count.
Ambrose went to come off the top with a fistdrop but was kicked in the face. Batista tagged in and brought Ambrose to the floor, slamming him into the barricade. He picked up Ambrose and dropped him on the barricade, then kicked him in the head as he was laid out on the apron. Batista nailed a catapult, slamming Ambrose’s throat under the bottom rope. Orton snapped Abrose down and began stomping the hell out of him.
Evolution began tagging in and out, taking Ambrose apart. Triple H nailed a big knee but is caught with a clothesline. Ambrose began crawling to tag one of his partners and made the tag to Reigns. Reigns met Batista in the center and worked him over, then nailed a big clothesline. Everyone started brawling again. Reigns nailed his dropkick onto the apron on Batista.
Reigns nailed the Superman Punch on Batista but Orton broke it up and everyone brawled. Everyone brawled into the crowd. Rollins went to dive off some production equipment but HHH drilled him with a piece of metal. Reigns began setting up the announcer’s table for destruction but Orton and HHH jumped him and sent him into the ring steps. They nailed a triple powerbomb through the announce table on Roman.