WWE Hell in a Cell

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For the professional wrestling match, see Hell in a Cell.
Hell in a Cell
WWE Hell in a Cell (2016)
Information
Promotion(s) WWE
Brand(s) Raw (2009–2015; 2016–present)
SmackDown (2009–2015)
ECW (2009)
First event Hell in a Cell (2009)
Signature match types Hell in a Cell match

WWE Hell in a Cell is a professional wrestling event produced annually by WWE, a Connecticut–based professional wrestling promotion, and broadcast live and available only through pay-per-view (PPV) and the WWE Network. The event was established in 2009, replacing WWE No Mercy in the early October slot of WWE's pay-per-view calendar.[1] In 2012, WWE announced that Hell in a Cell will be moving to late October, leaving only one pay-per-view in October. However, in 2013 WWE added Battleground (originally as Over the Limit) in an early October slot.

The concept of the show comes from WWE's established Hell in a Cell match, in which competitors fight inside a 20-foot-high roofed cell structure surrounding the ring and ringside area.[1][2][3] Each main event match of the card is contested under the Hell in a Cell stipulation. Hell in a Cell was chosen over No Escape, Locked Up and Rage in a Cage.[1][3]

Since its origin, the event has been held only in indoor arenas in the United States. Championship bouts are scheduled on every card, with the lower-tier titles contested on the undercard and the top-tier appearing on the main card.

Concept[edit]

The concept of this pay-per-view is that all the main event matches would be fought inside a 24-foot-high roofed cell structure surrounding the ring and ringside area. In a Hell in a Cell match, there are no disqualifications or count-outs (also no escape). The only way to win is by pinfall or submission inside the ring.

Dates and venues[edit]

Raw-branded event
Event Date City Venue Main event
Hell in a Cell (2009) October 4, 2009[4] Newark, New Jersey Prudential Center D-Generation X (Shawn Michaels and Triple H) vs. The Legacy (Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase) in a Tornado tag team Hell in a Cell match
Hell in a Cell (2010) October 3, 2010[5] Dallas, Texas American Airlines Center Kane (c) vs. The Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell match for the World Heavyweight Championship[6]
Hell in a Cell (2011) October 2, 2011[7] New Orleans, Louisiana New Orleans Arena John Cena (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. CM Punk in a Triple threat Hell in a Cell match for the WWE Championship
Hell in a Cell (2012) October 28, 2012 [8] Atlanta, Georgia Philips Arena CM Punk (c) vs. Ryback in a Hell in a Cell match for the WWE Championship
Hell in a Cell (2013) October 27, 2013[9] Miami, Florida[9] American Airlines Arena Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan in a Hell in a Cell match for the vacant WWE Championship with Shawn Michaels as special guest referee
Hell in a Cell (2014) October 26, 2014 Dallas, Texas American Airlines Center Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose in a Hell in a Cell match
Hell in a Cell (2015) October 25, 2015 Los Angeles, California Staples Center The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar in a Hell in a Cell match[10]
Hell in a Cell (2016) October 30, 2016 Boston, Massachusetts TD Garden Sasha Banks (c) vs. Charlotte Flair in a Hell in a Cell match for the WWE Raw Women's Championship

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Caldwell, James (2009-06-27). "WWE News: WWE changes the names of two more PPVs; Report on WWE fan input leading to changes". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  2. ^ "Specialty Matches: Hell in a Cell". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  3. ^ a b "WWE seeking feedback on PPVs". WrestleView. Retrieved 2009-08-03. 
  4. ^ "WWE Hell in a Cell". Prudential Center. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  5. ^ "Hell in a Cell 2010". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-08-03. 
  6. ^ "Results: Sins of the father". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2010-10-01. 
  7. ^ "Hell in a Cell 2011". WWE. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  8. ^ "Hell in a Cell 2012". WWE. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  9. ^ a b Cutting, Devin (2013-01-11). "COMPLETE DETAILS AND LOCATIONS ON ALL 2013 WWE PPV EVENTS". PWInsider. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  10. ^ Clapp, John (September 20, 2015). "The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar (Hell in a Cell Match)". WWE. Retrieved October 22, 2015. 

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