WWE Hell in a Cell 2017
October 8, 2017
Little Caesars Arena
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
– Panel for the Hell in a Cell KickOff Show: The Beautiful Renee Young, Peter Rosenberg from Cheap Heat, Hot 97 and Bring It To The Table and David Otunga.
– Kayla Braxton is in the social media lounge, she’ll be interviewing Charlotte Flair. Send in your questions using the hashtag #ASKCHARLOTTE.
"TEN! YES! TEN YES!" @WWEDillinger has OFFICIALLY been added to tonight's #USTitle match, LIVE on @WWENetwork! #HIAC @WWEDanielBryan pic.twitter.com/Z9tBF1bzad
— WWE (@WWE) October 8, 2017
– Daniel Bryan announces that AJ Styles will take on Baron Corbin and Tye Dillinger in a Triple Threat Match for the WWE United States Championship.
Charlotte Flair Social Media Lounge Interview:
"Flairs are always better than the Harts." – @MsCharlotteWWE #HIAC @WWENetwork @NatByNature pic.twitter.com/LMyvkkJLkW
— WWE (@WWE) October 8, 2017
WWE Hell in a Cell Kickoff Match: Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable vs. The Hype Bros
Gable will start things off with Rawley. Gable with a waist lock go-behind to Rawley. Rawley reverses the hold. Gable tags in Benjamin. Benjamin applies a wrist lock. Benjamin and Gable are cutting the ring in half. Gable is grounding Rawley with the arm-bar. Gable with a O’Connor Roll for a one count. Gable ducks a clothesline from Rawley. Rawley drops Gable with a Running Crossbody Block. Rawley tags in Ryder. Rawley bodyslams Gable. Ryder follows that with a SlingShot Splash for a two count. Gable blocks a dropkick from Ryder. Gable with a Rolling Crucifix for a one count. Gable tags in Benjamin. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Benjamin lands a side headlock takeover. Ryder gets back to a vertical base.
Benjamin drops Ryder with a shoulder tackle. Ryder and Benjamin are in a middle of a pinning exchange. Benjamin plants Ryder with a SpineBuster. Benjamin kicks Ryder out of the ring. Gable with a Bridging Northern Lights Suplex for a two count coming out of the commerical break. Ryder is being isolated in the corner. Benjamin connects with a PowerSlam for a two count. Benjamin launches Ryder back first to the turnbuckles. Ryder rolls Gable over for a two count. Ryder delivers a nasty forearm smash across the jaw of Gable. Gable repeatedly stomps on Ryder’s chest in the corner.
Gable applies a front face lock. More frequent tags between Benjamin and Gable. Benjamin with a series of forearm shivers to Ryder. Benjamin places Ryder on the top turnbuckle. Ryder blocks a SuperPlex Attempt from Benjamin. Ryder lands a Missile Dropkick. Gable and Rawley are tagged in. Rawley with a series of Running Clotheslines. Rawley connects with the Stinger Splash. Gable goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Rawley catches him in mid-air. Gable slips out of the TKO Position.
Rawley with a Tilt-A-Whirl PowerSlam for a two count. Gable deposits Rawley face first to the top turnbuckle pad. Gable with a Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex to Rawley. Gable follows that with a MoonSault for a two count. Flying Knee/Belly to Back Suplex Combination gets a two count. Gable knocks Ryder off the ring apron. Rawley throughs Benjamin. Ryder SuperKicks Gable. Rawley clotheslines Gable over the top rope. Rawley tags in Ryder. Benjamin fights out of the Hype Ryder. Benjamin drops Ryder with Paydirt for a two count. Gable tosses Rawley out of the ring. Benjamin/Gable plants Ryder with the Flying Clothesline/PowerBomb Combination to pickup the victory.
Winner: Shelton Benjamin & Chad Gable via Pinfall
First Match: The New Day (c) vs. The Usos In A Hell in a Cell Match For The WWE SmackDown Live Tag Team Championship
Kofi Kingston will be representing New Day on the outside. Both teams are bringing multiple weapons into the ring. Woods has a unicorn kendo stick. Woods with a ground and pound attack to Jimmy. Big E drops Jey with the Body Press. Woods slides under Jimmy. Woods lands a big forearm smash. Woods connects with a Steel Chain Fist Drop for a two count. Big E goes for the Running Spear, but Jey sends him crashing rib first to the steel. Jimmy with a Over The Rope Crossbody Block. Big E Spears Jey out of the ring. Woods rolls Jey back into the ring. Woods hits Jey with Francesca 2000 Turbo. Woods follows that with a Multiple Cow Bell Shots. Now we have a gong in the ring.
New Day goes for the MidNight Hour, but Jimmy throws the chair at Woods face. Jey SuperKicks Big E for a two count. The Usos are mauling Big E with three kendo sticks. Jey lands a series of right hands to Woods on the outside. Jey is talking smack to Kofi. Jimmy connects with the Running StinkFace across the steel. Jey drops Big E with a big haymaker. Big E dodges a Unicorn Kendo Stick Shot from Jimmy. Big E with a Head Belly to Belly Suplex to Jey. Jimmy slips out of the Big Ending. Big Ending drives Jimmy back first to the steel ring post. Jimmy responds with a SuperKick. New Day plants Jimmy with a Uranage Slam/Back Stabber Combination.
The UpUp Down Down gets a two count. Big E clotheslines Jey over the top rope. Woods has five kendo sticks on his left shoulder. Woods repeatedly whips Jey with the Unicorn Kendo Stick. New Day locks Jey in the corner of the cell with multiple kendo sticks. Woods throws a broken trombone piece at Jey. Big E rams Jimmy’s face across the steel ring steps. Woods goes for a Flying Elbow Drop, but Jey drags Jimmy off the steel ring steps. Jey knocks Woods off the ring apron. Jey delivers another SuperKick. Jimmy with a Enziguri that has Big E staggering. Jimmy connects with a Suicide Dive that sends Big E crashing back first to the steel. Stereo Uso Splashes get a two count. The Usos starts handcuffing New Day around the ringside area.
The Usos brings Woods to The Uso Penitentiary. Big E launches Jimmy out of the ring. Big E fires up with another Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex. Big E drives The Usos back first across the steel. Big E plants Jimmy with the Big Ending for a two count. Jey goes for the SuperKick, but Big E counters with a Stretch Muffler. The Usos with Trifecta SuperKicks to Big E. Following a Double Uso Splash, Woods breaks up the pin attempt at the count of two. Woods is trying to fight off multiple kendo stick shots. Jey lays a steel chair on Woods stomach. The Usos plants Woods with the Double Uso Splash to pickup the victory.
Winner: New WWE SmackDown Live Tag Team Champions, The Usos via Pinfall
The odds are stacked against #USChampion @AJStylesOrg, but he says he will NOT back down from the challenge! #HIAC pic.twitter.com/CIXUFKvYs2
— WWE (@WWE) October 9, 2017
Second Match: Rusev vs. Randy Orton
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Orton applies a side headlock. Rusev drops Orton with a shoulder tackle. Orton blocks a leg lariat from Rusev. Orton goes for the RKO, but Rusev slides himself out of the ring. Rusev is stalling on the outside. Back to the Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rusev rams his shoulders to the midsection of Orton. Rusev repeatedly stomps on Orton’s chest. Orton drives Rusev head to the canvas. Orton connects with the Garvin Stomp. Rusev fights out of the IEDDT. Rusev with a Running Shoulder Block that sends Orton crashing to the outside. Rusev fallaway slams Orton into the barricade. Rusev with the cover, but Orton kicks out at two.
Rusev lands a clubbing axe handle to the back of Orton. Rusev kicks Orton in the shoulder blades. Rusev applies a rear chin lock. Orton gets back to a vertical base. Orton HeadButts Rusev. Rusev responds with a Spinning Heel Kick for a one count. Back to the outside, Orton ducks a clothesline from Rusev. Orton dumps Rusev spine first on the barricade. Rusev pops back up with a lariat for a two count. Rusev delivers back to back elbow drops. It’s Rusev Day Randy!! Orton side steps Rusev face first to the steel ring post.
Rusev drives his knee to the gut of Orton. Orton responds with two clotheslines. Rusev blocks another RKO attempt. Orton connects with a PowerSlam for a two count. Orton goes for the IEDDT, but Rusev counters with a Fallaway Slam. Rusev drops Orton with a Leg Lariat for a two count. Rusev stomps on Orton’s back. Orton rolls out of the Accolade Position. Rusev with a Running Axe Kick to Orton. Rusev misses on the Diving Splash off the second rope. Orton kicks Rusev in the chest. Orton follows that with the IEDDT. Rusev slithers into the Accolade. Orton responds with the RKO to pickup the victory.
Winner: Randy Orton via Pinfall
Third Match: AJ Styles (c) vs. Baron Corbin vs. Tye Dillinger in a Triple Threat Match For The WWE United States Championship
Styles and Dillinger are double teaming Corbin immediately after the bell rings. Styles and Dillinger clotheslines Corbin over the top rope. Dillinger rolls Styles over for a two count. Styles responds with a flurry of pinning combinations. Dillinger ducks a right hand from Styles. Dillinger with a Side Russian Leg Sweep for a two count. Styles leapfrogs over Dillinger. Styles connects with a dropkick. Corbin drags Styles out of the ring. Dillinger with a series of haymakers to Corbin. Dillinger transitions into the Corner Mount. Corbin dumps Dillinger crotch first on the top rope. Corbin with a straight right hand that sends Dillinger crashing to the outside.
Styles is lighting up Corbin’s chest. Corbin drops Styles with a Shoulder Tackle. Corbin blocks a dropkick from Styles. Corbin knocks Dillinger off the ring apron. Corbin repeatedly stomps on Styles chest. Corbin launches Styles to the other side of the ring. Corbin continues to maul Styles in the corner. Dillinger goes for a Monkey Flip, but Styles lands back on his feet. Corbin connects with a Running Body Avalanche. Corbin whips Styles back first to the steel ring post. Corbin is choking Dillinger in the corner. Corbin talks smack to the Detroit crowd. Corbin won’t allow Dillinger to get back on his feet. Corbin with a back elbow strike to Dillinger. Corbin irish whips Styles into the ringside barricade.
Dillinger fires off a collection of knife edge chops. Corbin applies a half nelson chin lock. Styles rams his shoulders to the midsection of Corbin. Corbin drops Styles in mid-air with another nasty haymaker. Corbin is all over Dillinger in the corner. Corbin goes for the cover, but Dillinger kicks out at the count of two. Corbin tosses Dillinger out of the ring. Styles delivers the Phenomenal Blitz. Styles clotheslines Corbin. Styles follows that with an enziguri. Styles with a Sliding Forearm Smash to Corbin. Styles goes for the Styles Clash, but Corbin counters with a Back Body Drop. Styles lowers the top rope which sends Corbin tumbling to the outside.
Styles delivers a Running Knee from the ring apron. Dillinger flap jacks Styles on the top rope. Dillinger with another Back Body Drop to Styles. Dillinger dishes out more haymakers. in the corner. Styles dumps Dillinger face first on the top turnbuckle pad. The Perfect 10 gets a two count. Dillinger goes for the Tye Breaker, but Styles blocks it. Styles rolls Dillinger into the Calf Crusher. Corbin drags Dillinger to the bottom rope to break up the submission attempt. Styles lands a Phenomenal Forearm on the outside. Corbin whips Styles shoulder first to the steel ring post.
Dillinger with a inside cradle for a two count. Dillinger kicks Corbin in the jaw. Corbin flattens Dillinger with Deep Six. Styles goes for the Phenomenal Forearm, but Corbin counters with the ChokeSlam Back Breaker for a two count. Long of sequences featuring Running Body Avalanches and Running Forearms. Dillinger SuperKicks Corbin. Styles delivers the Pele Kick. Dillinger falls on top of Corbin for a two count. Styles side steps Corbin into the steel ring post. Styles with the SpringBoard 450 Splash for a two count. Dillinger repeatedly chops Styles in the chest. Styles responds with a flurry of kicks. Styles fights out of the Tye Breaker. Styles connects with the Phenomenal Forearm. Corbin kicks Styles out of the ring. Corbin goes on to score the pinfall over Dillinger.
Winner: New WWE United States Champion, Baron Corbin via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Natalya (c) vs. Charlotte Flair for the WWE SmackDown Live Women’s Championship
Charlotte Wooo’s at Natalya. Charlotte with a quick cover coming out of the collar and elbow tie up. Natalya backs Charlotte into the corner. Natalya pushes Charlotte. Charlotte rolls Natalya over for a two count. Charlotte starts strutting. Natalya slaps Charlotte in the face. Charlotte fights out of the SharpShooter. Charlotte rams her shoulders to the midsection of Natalya. Natalya with a Flying Seated Senton to the right leg of Charlotte. Natalya is targeting the knee of Charlotte. Natalya lands a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Natalya continues to apply pressure to Charlotte’s knee. Natalya has Charlotte in a pinning predicament for a two count. Natalya poses in the center of the ring. Natalya is tying Charlotte up in a knot. Natalya goes into a ground and pound attack. Charlotte transitions into an Ankle Lock.
Natalya crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Natalya chop blocks Charlotte. Natalya drives Charlotte’s knee to the canvas. Natalya lands a Discus Lariat. Charlotte is desperately trying to get out of the SharpShooter Position. Charlotte side steps Natalya shoulder first to the middle turnbuckle. Charlotte with a backslide for a two count. Charlotte delivers a series of knife edge chops. Charlotte follows that with a knee drop across the back of Natalya’s head. Charlotte connects with an Exploder Suplex. Charlotte hobbles to the second rope.
Natalya plants Charlotte with a Running SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Natalya is getting frustrated. Natalya and Charlotte are trading back and forth shots. Charlotte drops Natalya with a Big Boot. Natalya kicks Charlotte out of the ring. Natalya whips Charlotte knee first to the steel ring steps. Natalya tosses Charlotte back into the ring. Natalya locks in the SharpShooter. Charlotte catapults Natalya head first into the bottom turnbuckle. Natalya wisely heads to the outside. Charlotte fires off a impressive MoonSault. Natalya repeatedly hits Charlotte in the knee with a steel chair to cause the disqualification.
Winner: Charlotte via Disqualification, but still WWE SmackDown Live Women’s Champion, Natalya
– The Usos, Baron Corbin and AJ Styles will be joining Renee Young and Peter Rosenberg on Talking Smack which will be airing immediately following the Hell in a Cell PPV.
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— WWE (@WWE) October 9, 2017
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— WWE (@WWE) October 9, 2017
Fifth Match: Jinder Mahal (c) w/The Singh Brothers vs. Shinsuke Nakamura For The WWE Championship
Jinder dodges a leg kick from Nakamura. Jinder kicks Nakamura in the ribs. Jinder applies a top wrist lock. Nakamura uses his athleticism to reverse the hold. Nakamura locks in the Cross Arm Breaker. Jinder places his boot on the bottom rope to create separation. Jinder backs Nakamura into the corner. Nakamura ducks a clothesline from Jinder. Nakamura tells Jinder to bring it.
Nakamura drives his knee to the midsection of Jinder. Nakamura connects with a Knee Drop. Nakamura follows that with Good Vibrations. Nakamura drops Jinder with a leaping leg lariat for a one count. Nakamura lands more knee strikes. Jinder is regaining his composure on the outside. Jinder rams Nakamura back first into the steel ring post. Jinder launches Nakamura over the ringside barricade. Nakamura gets back into the ring at the count of six.
Jinder delivers back to back cross faces. Jinder applies a half nelson chin lock. Nakamura gets back to a vertical base. Jinder whips Nakamura back first into the turnbuckles. Following a leaping knee drop, Jinder has Nakamura back in the Half Nelson Chin Lock. Nakamura kicks Jinder in the jaw. Nakamura fires off a spinning leg lariat. Nakamura ducks a clothesline from Jinder. Nakamura with a series of RoundHouse Kicks across the chest of Jinder. Nakamura places Jinder on the top turnbuckle. Nakamura with a Top Rope Knee Strike for a two count. Nakamura goes for the Reverse Exploder Suplex, but Jinder blocks it. Nakamura tosses Jinder out of the ring. Nakamura with a Running Baseball Slide Dropkick.
Nakamura attacks The Singh Brothers. Nakamura misses on the Flying Knee Strike. Jinder connects with a SlingShot Suplex. Jinder follows that with a Dropkick for a two count. Jinder goes for the Khallas, but Nakamura counters with a rollup for a two count. Nakamura with a back elbow strike to Jinder. Nakamura lands a Flying Knee Strike. The Singh Brothers continues to distract Nakamura. Nakamura rolls Jinder over for a two count. Charles Robinson ejects The Singh Brothers from the ringside area. Nakamura delivers the Kinshasa for a two count. Nakamura and Jinder are brawling in the crowd. Nakamura goes for another Kinshasa, but Jinder ducks out of the way. Jinder plants Nakamura with the Khallas to pickup the victory.
Winner: Still WWE Champion, Jinder Mahal via Pinfall
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— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) October 9, 2017
Sixth Match: Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler backs Roode into the corner. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Ziggler applies a side headlock. Roode reverses the hold. Roode with a waist lock takedown to Ziggler. Roode starts grappling around Ziggler. Roode does the Glorious Pose. Roode drop toe holds Ziggler into another side headlock. Ziggler is teeing off on Roode in the corner. Roode explodes with a Running Lariat. Roode rams Ziggler face across the top turnbuckle pad. Roode is stomping a mud hole and walking it dry. Ziggler kicks Roode in the chest. Ziggler follows that with a dropkick. Ziggler is all over Roode right now. Ziggler connects with a neck breaker for a two count. Ziggler applies an arm-bar. Roode and Ziggler are trading back and forth shots.
Roode walks into a Sleeper Hold from Ziggler. Roode is starting to fade away. Roode creates separation with a Saito Suplex. Roode drops Ziggler with a back elbow strike. Roode sends Ziggler shoulder first to the steel ring post. Roode with a Flying BlockBuster for a two count. Roode connects with a Swinging Uranage Slam for another two count. Roode goes for the Glorious DDT, but Ziggler blocks it. Ziggler has Roode in a pinning predicament.
Ziggler with a Leaping DDT to Roode for a two count. Roode slips out of the Zig Zag. Ziggler goes back to the Sleeper Hold. Ziggler plants Roode with the Famouser for a two count. Ziggler goes for the SuperKick, but Roode counters with the SpineBuster. Ziggler blocks another Glorious DDT attempt from Roode. Ziggler sends Roode sternum first into the turnbuckles. Following a flurry of back and forth O’Connor Rolls, Roode gets a hand full of tights to pickup the victory. After the match, Ziggler drops Roode with the Zig Zag.
Winner: Bobby Roode via Pinfall
Seventh Match: Kevin Owens vs. Shane McMahon in a Falls Count Anywhere Hell in a Cell Match
Shane lands a Wrecking Ball Dropkick immediately before the bell rings. Shane and Owens are brawling outside the cell. Shane is teeing off on Owens. Shane takes out the legs of Owens. Owens launches Shane back first across the steel. Shane responds with a Flying Clothesline off the ringside barricade. Shane drops Owens with a Swinging Mule Kick. Owens enters the cell.
Owens is holding the door shut. Owens calls Shane a piece of crap. Shane connects with a Leaping Pump Kick. Owens is tossing Shane around the Cell like a rag doll. Owens is ramming Shane’s face across the steel. Owens starts talking major smack to Shane’s kid. Owens stomps on Shane’s back. Owens continues to toy around with Shane. Shane repeatedly kicks Owens in the gut. Soon as Shane gets back in the ring, Owens goes back to stumping a mud hole and walking it dry.
Owens steps on the back of Shane’s head. Owens with a Running Senton for a two count. Owens HeadButts Shane. Owens delivers a Running Cannonball Strike for a two count. Owens says that he should be the role model for Shane’s kids. Owens goes for a Swanton Bomb, but Shane gets his knees up in the air.
Shane fires up with a flurry of jabs. Shane drops Owens with a Leaping Back Elbow Strike. Following the Shane McShuffle, Shane plants Owens with a Spinning DDT. Shane goes for the Shooting Star Press, but Owens ducks out of the way. Owens with the BullFrog Splash for a two count. Owens goes for the Pop Up PowerBomb, but Shane counters with a Triangle Choke. Owens PowerBombs Shane on the Steel Ring Steps.
Owens grabs a table from under the ring. Owens dishes out a big right hand. Owens misses on the Flying Cannonball Strike which sends him crashing through the table that was placed in the ringside area. Shane has Owens shoulders pinned for a two count. Shane starts hitting Owens in the back with a broken table piece. Shane throws a garbage can into the ring. Shane with a SlingShot Knee Drop in the corner. Shane connects with the Coast to Coast for a two count. Shane is using ball cutters to break open the cell door. Shane repeatedly hits Owens in the back with the trash can. Owens is staggering on the outside. Owens low blows Shane. Owens delivers a DDT on the steel ramp. Owens drives Shane crotch first to the cell door. Owens kicks Shane in the ribs. Owens clears the spanish announce table. Owens dishes out another HeadButt. Owens lays Shane flat on the announce table.
Owens is heading up to the top of the Hell in a Cell. Owens is indecisive in regards to diving off the cell. Shane starts making his way to the top of the cell. Owens and Shane are engaging in rockers punches. Shane drops Owens with the Side Russian Leg Sweep. Shane follows that with a BodySlam. Shane connects with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Owens SuperKicks Shane. Owens lands a Running Senton. Owens goes for a PowerBomb, but Shane counters with a Back Body Drop. Following a long haymaker exchange, Owens delivers a Pop Up PowerBomb. Owens is trying to Shane off the cell. Shane with a Thrust Kick to the midsection of Owens.
Owens drops Shane with a Straight Right Hand. Shane and Owens are fighting for position on the middle rung of the cell. Shane sends Owens crashing through the spanish announce table. Shane is fighting off the EMT’s. Shane starts clearing off the english announce table. Shane goes back to the top of the cell. Shane goes for the Flying Elbow Drop off the cell, but Sami Zayn drags Owens off the table. Zayn lays Owens on top of Shane McMahon in order to pickup the victory. After the match, Shane is getting put on a stretcher.
Winner: Kevin Owens via Pinfall
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