With two Hell in a Cell matches set to steal the show, and with all four titles on the line, Hell in a Cell was a stacked card from start to finish. The hype was based around the main event match between Kevin Owens and Shane McMahon but still presented some other great moments.
While the matches inside Satan’s Structure definitely lived up to the hype and were filled with several powerful and memorable moments, there were some when the cell wasn’t involved that also stood out. Throughout the night, these five climbed to the top of the list.
1 Baron Corbin is the new United States Champion
During the Kickoff Show, it was announced that Tye Dillinger would join Baron Corbin and AJ Styles to compete in a triple threat match for the United States Championship. Overall, the match was better than I'd expected. Most triple threat matches fall short of what they're trying to do, but this match was amazing from the beginning right to the end where Corbin stole the victory away from AJ Styles to win the United States Championship. Not only was the match incredible, but Corbin deserved to win the title and did so in a great fashion for his character.
2 Tag Team Hell in a Cell
Hell in a Cell opened with the Tag Team Hell in a Cell match. The Usos and The New Day once again brought the house down, competing in arguably one of the best matches of the night. Whether this is the final match in this rivalry or not, New Day and Usos have proven that they are the best tag teams on the planet right now.
With many close near-falls and only just saves from both teams, this match could go down as one of the best stipulated matches of the year. The chemistry between the two teams is unparalleled and unlike anything we will ever see again, and on this night they brought everything they could find. Literlaly.
3 Shane McMahon vs Kevin Owens
The main event of Hell in a Cell was as personal as you can get and Shane and Kevin brought it all. Both men fought outside the cell and on top of it, sending the crowd into a frenzy. When the match ended, neither man could walk out of the arena without help. It was arguably one of the best main events in recent history, and a welcome change of pace after the disappointment of Brock Lesnar and Braun Strowman's clash at the end of No Mercy.
The personal animosity between the two superstars reached fever pitch as they reached the top of the cell, with both of them trying to chunk the other off the top of the cell. With the match ending after Shane missed a diving elbow from the top of the cell, sending him crashing through the announce table, one can only wonder how each man will react on SmackDown Live. Not only that, what condition will they be in by Tuesday?
4 Bobby Roode wins his glorious PPV debut
Right before the main event, though, Bobby Roode took on Dolph Ziggler, in 'The Glorious One's pay-per-view debut. After a back-and-forth battle, Roode won after multiple roll-ups from both superstars. Having Bobby win his pay-per-view debut was definitely the right choice but having Ziggler attack Roode as soon as the bell rang may not have been a wise choice. There wasn't much chemistry in this feud to begin with, so it's not clear why WWE would want to drag it out even longer.
5 Sami Zayn turns heel?
Kevin Owens won the main event of Hell in a Cell, but he had help in doing so. As Shane jumped off the top of the cell, Sami Zayn yanked Owens off the table in time for Shane to be sent crashing through it on his own. Sami then moved all the referees and EMTs to help Owens score the pinfall. One can only wonder why Sami Zayn, a superstar who was attacked by Owens only two weeks ago, helped him defeat Shane McMahon, but one thing for certain: it has made all of us want to tune into SmackDown Live this Tuesday.
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