Team Hell No

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Team Hell No
Tag team
Members Kane
Daniel Bryan
Name(s) Team Hell No
Heights Kane:
7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Bryan:
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Combined
weight
533 lb (242 kg)
Debut September 10, 2012
Disbanded June 17, 2013
Years active 2012-2013
Promotions WWE

Team Hell No was a professional wrestling tag team in the WWE consisting of Kane and Daniel Bryan. The team's name is a reference to the two wrestlers' personas: Kane is portrayed as a violent pyromaniac and described as "The Devil's Favorite Demon,"[1] while Bryan's character at the time was that of a spiteful pessimist whose catchphrase was to loudly exclaim "No!". Originally portrayed as bitter enemies, the two were forced to work as a team during an angle in which they were made to attend anger management classes by then Raw General Manager AJ Lee and, though billed as a dysfunctional team, they were subsequently able to win the WWE Tag Team Championship.

History[edit]

Background[edit]

In May 2012, after failing to win the WWE Championship at Over the Limit from CM Punk, Daniel Bryan continued to feud with the champion, demanding a rematch following the controversial ending of their match which saw Punk tap out moments after Punk was able to pin Bryan.[2] On the SmackDown prior to Over the Limit, Bryan interfered in a match between Punk and Kane and attempted to frame Punk by attacking Kane with a steel chair.[3] On the following Raw, Bryan faced off against Kane and was set up in a similar way by Punk, which resulted in the situation nearly reversing itself. Afterwards, Kane started attacking both Bryan and Punk indiscriminately after being a pawn in each of their plans, beginning a three-way rivalry.[4][5] During this time, Bryan's jilted ex-girlfriend AJ turned her affections to both Punk and Kane.[6] On the June 1 episode of SmackDown, Bryan's interference caused a WWE Championship match between Punk and Kane to end in a double disqualification,[7] resulting in a triple threat match being set up at No Way Out, where Punk managed to retain the title after AJ distracted Kane.[8] Kane's involvement in the feud would end on the June 25 episode of Raw, when Bryan defeated both him and Punk in a non-title three-way elimination match.[9]

After once again failing to capture the WWE Championship at Money in the Bank,[10] Bryan proposed to AJ the following night on Raw, which she accepted.[11] On Raw 1000, Bryan's wedding ended in failure when AJ left Bryan at the altar and instead accepted Mr. McMahon's offer of the position of permanent Raw General Manager. Bryan's night turned from bad to worse as he was later attacked by The Rock and insulted by celebrity Charlie Sheen.[12] AJ's rejection of Bryan turned him into an angry and bitter individual and resulted in Bryan lashing out at audiences.[13] AJ continued to exact her revenge on Bryan by denying him a WWE Championship shot and instead forcing him to face Kane at SummerSlam,[14] where Bryan emerged victorious.[15] Following the win, Kane would go on a rampage and even attacked backstage interviewer Josh Matthews while looking for Bryan.[15]

WWE Tag Team Champions (2012-2013)[edit]

Team Hell No did not always see eye to eye, especially during their formative phase.

Following their SummerSlam match, Kane became increasingly violent in his demands for a rematch while Bryan, upset with fans for continuing to chant his catchphrase of "Yes!" after he had told them not to, continued to lose his temper and have bursts of anger during matches and interview segments. As a result of Bryan and Kane's issues, AJ enrolled them in anger management classes hosted by Dr. Shelby[16] and later forced them to compete in a "Hug it Out" match.[17] At the arrangement of Dr. Shelby and AJ, the two adversaries formed a team whose constant bickering and infighting even during matches inadvertently resulted in them defeating the Prime Time Players (Titus O'Neil and Darren Young) to become the number one contenders to the Tag Team Championship on the September 10 episode of Raw[18] and then defeating defending champions Kofi Kingston and R-Truth to win the WWE Tag Team Championship at Night of Champions.[19] Bryan and Kane made their first successful title defense the following night on Raw, defeating the former champions in a rematch.[20] The following week on Raw, "Team Hell No" was chosen as the official team name via a Twitter poll, and the Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow) immediately began a feud with them.[21] During this period both Kane and Bryan made the transition from heel to face, aided by the audience's enjoyment of their bickering over which one was (by himself) the Tag Team Champions.

However, Bryan and Kane became a cohesive unit when they focused on battling the members of the Shield, such as Dean Ambrose.

On October 28 at Hell in a Cell, Team Hell No lost to the Rhodes Scholars via disqualification, but retained their titles as a result.[22] This was followed by a rematch on the November 14 episode of Main Event, where Team Hell No defeated the Rhodes Scholars to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship.[23] On the November 26 episode of Raw, after Kane lost to WWE Champion CM Punk in a non-title match, he was assaulted by The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns); Bryan and Ryback, who both attempted to save Kane, suffered a similar fate.[24] This attack had the effect of uniting Bryan and Kane, and after The Shield and Team Hell No, along with Ryback, attacked each other on the December 3 episode of Raw, all six men were decreed to face each other in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs,[25][26] where The Shield was victorious after pinning Bryan.[27] On the following episode of Main Event, Team Hell No defeated Team Rhodes Scholars to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship.[28] On the December 31 episode of Raw, Team Hell No successfully defended their titles against 3MB (Drew McIntyre and Heath Slater).[29] On January 27, 2013, at the Royal Rumble, Team Hell No once again retained the WWE Tag Team Championship against Team Rhodes Scholars.[30] During the Royal Rumble Match, Bryan eliminated Kane and was in turn thrown out of the ring by Antonio Cesaro; Kane caught Bryan before he touched the floor and despite Bryan's begging, dropped him to complete Bryan's elimination.[31] In February, both Bryan and Kane qualified for the number one contender Elimination Chamber match for the World Heavyweight Championship,[32][33] but were both eliminated by Mark Henry at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view.[34]

Team Hell No then began a feud with Dolph Ziggler when he defeated both Bryan and Kane in singles competition due to interference from his enforcer Big E Langston.[35][36] On April 7 at WrestleMania 29, Team Hell No defeated Ziggler and Langston for another successful title defense.[37] The following night on Raw, Team Hell No rekindled their rivalry with The Shield after they saved the Undertaker from an attack.[38] On the April 22 episode of Raw, Team Hell No and The Undertaker were defeated by the Shield in a six-man tag team match.[39] The Shield went on to take out Undertaker and continuously rack up wins over Bryan and Kane in both singles and tag matches that also included WWE Champion John Cena.[40][41][42][43] On May 19 at Extreme Rules, Bryan and Kane lost the WWE Tag Team Championship to Shield members Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns, ending their reign at 245 days.[44]

As Bryan being pinned led to the loss of the tag titles, Bryan became obsessed with proving that he was not the weak link of Team Hell No. As a result, Bryan became even more aggressive, but his overzealous behavior led to Team Hell No losing their rematch against Reigns and Rollins on the May 27 episode of Raw.[45][46] When Kane tried to reassure Bryan, Bryan replied with harsh rebukes that alienated Kane from him. As a result, Bryan was paired with Randy Orton despite their poor relationship to face a common enemy in the Shield, while Kane began to go on his own.[47][48] On the June 14 episode of SmackDown, Bryan, Kane, and Orton teamed up to end the Shield's undefeated streak in televised six-man tag matches when Bryan forced Rollins to submit to the Yes! Lock.[49][50] Bryan and Kane then went their separate ways on the June 17 episode of Raw, as both announced their intention to become WWE Champion.[51]

On the July 29 episode of Raw, Bryan and Kane faced each other in a match, which was won by Bryan. After the match, Kane attacked Bryan but was interrupted and attacked by The Wyatt Family.[52] Meanwhile, Bryan's determination to prove himself led to a winning streak, culminating in him winning the WWE Championship at SummerSlam. When Kane returned on October 28 of Raw, he became "Director of Operations". Kane chokeslamed Bryan at the February 3 edition of Raw. The following week, Bryan attacked Kane and on February 17 edition of Raw they faced each other one more time, with Bryan winning by disqualification.

Rivalry (2014-present)[edit]

On the April 21 episode of Raw, after Bryan married Brie Bella, Stephanie McMahon announced that Bryan will face Kane at Extreme Rules for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Kane ended up attacking Bryan afterwards, executing three Tombstone Piledrivers to Bryan on the concrete, steel steps, and on the announce table, resulting in Bryan being carried out on a stretcher. Bryan defeated Kane at Extreme Rules to retain the title.

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

  • WWE
    • WWE Tag Team Championship (1 time)[53]
    • Slammy Award for Tweet of the Year (2012) - "Goat face is a horrible insult. My face is practically perfect in every way. In fact, from now on I demand to be called Beautiful Bryan." - Bryan
    • Slammy Award for Facial Hair of the Year (2012) - Bryan
    • Slammy Award for Upset of the Year (2012) - Defeating Mark Henry and Big Show at Royal Rumble - Bryan

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