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History of the Hell in a Cell

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History of the Hell in a Cell

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Intro
In 2009, the WWE renamed several of their PPV events to coincide with a theme. The Hell in a Cell PPV event replaced No Mercy on the WWE calendar. Not all matches on the event are Hell in a Cell matches, only the matches deemed to be main event worthy will be fought in the cell.

A Hell in a Cell match features the ringside area surrounded by a steel cage with a roof on it. Currently, the roof is 20-feet in the air. Introduced in 1997, the Hell in a Cell match has become one of the most anticipated stipulation matches due to the sheer violence of the matches. Typically used as a last resort to end a long-running feuds, the match became the basis for a themed PPV event starting in 2009.

The Results of Every Televised Hell in a Cell Match


  1. Bad Blood ’97: Shawn Michaels beat Undertaker
  2. RAW ’98: Steve Austin & Undertaker vs. Mankind & Kane ended in a no contest
  3. King of the Ring ’98: Undertaker beat Mankind
  4. RAW ’98: Mankind vs. Kane ended in a no cotest
  5. WrestleMania XV: Undertaker beat The Big Boss Man
  6. No Way Out ’00: WWE Champion Triple H beat Cactus Jack and forced him to retire
  7. Armageddon ’00: WWE Champion Kurt Angle beat Rikishi, The Rock, Undertaker, Triple H, and Steve Austin
  8. Judgment Day ’02: Triple H beat Chris Jericho
  9. No Mercy ’02: WWE Champion Brock Lesnar beat Undertaker
  10. Bad Blood ’03: World Heavyweight Champion Triple H beat Kevin Nash in a match with Mick Foley as the referee
  11. Bad Blood ’04: Triple H beat Shawn Michaels
  12. Vengeance ’05: World Heavyweight Champion Batista beat Triple H
  13. Armageddon ’05: Undertaker beat Randy Orton
  14. Unforgiven ’06: D-Generation X beat Shane McMahon, Mr. McMahon, & Big Show
  15. Survivor Series ’07: World Heavyweight Champion Batista beat Undertaker
  16. SummerSlam '08: Undertaker beat Edge
  17. Hell in a Cell '09: Undertaker won the World Heavyweight Championship from CM Punk
  18. HIAC '09: Randy Orton won the WWE Championship from John Cena
  19. HIAC '09: D-Generation X beat Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase
  20. HIAC '10: WWE Champion Randy Orton beat Sheamus
  21. HIAC '10: World Heavyweight Champion Kane beat The Undertaker
  22. HIAC '11: World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry beat Randy Orton
  23. HIAC '11: Alberto Del Rio beat WWE Champion John Cena and CM Punk
  24. WrestleMania XXVIII: The Undertaker beat Triple H in a match with Shawn Michaels as the referee
  25. HIAC '12: WWE Champion CM Punk beat Ryback
  26. HIAC '13: CM Punk beat Paul Heyman & Ryback in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match
  27. HIAC '13: Randy Orton beat Daniel Bryan to win the vacant WWE Championship in a match officiated by Shawn Micaels

Title Changes at the PPV Event
'09: World Heavyweight Championship - Undertaker beat CM Punk in a Hell in a Cell Match
'09: WWE Championship - Randy Orton beat John Cena in a Hell in a Cell Match
'11: Divas Championship - Beth Phoenix beat Kelly Kelly
'11: WWE Championship - Alberto Del Rio beat Champion John Cena and CM Punk in a Hell in a Cell Match
'12: World Heavyweight Championship - Big Show beat Sheamus
'13: World Heavyweight Championship - John Cena beat Alberto Del Rio
'13: WWE Championship - Randy Orton beat Daniel Bryan to win the vacant title in a match officiated by Shawn Michaels

Hell in a Cell 2009 – Prudential Center; Newark, NJ 10/4/09
- Hell in a Cell Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: The Undertaker beat CM Punk to win the title
- Intercontinental Championship: Champion John Morrison beat Dolph Ziggler
- Divas Championship: Champion Mickie James beat Alicia Fox
- Unified Tag Team Championship: Champions Big Show & Chris Jericho beat Batista & Rey Mysterio
- Hell in a Cell Match for the WWE Championship: Randy Orton beat John Cena to win the title
- Drew McIntyre beat R-Truth
- US Championship: Champion Kofi Kingston beat The Miz and Jack Swagger
- Hell in a Cell: D-Generation X beat Legacy

Hell in a Cell 2010 – American Airlines Center; Dallas, TX 10/3/10
- Falls Count Anywhere Submission Match for the US Championship: Champion Daniel Bryan beat The Miz and John Morrison
- Hell in a Cell Match for the WWE Championship: Champion Randy Orton beat Sheamus
- Edge beat Jack Swagger
- Wade Barrett beat John Cena. As a result, John Cena will be forced to join the Nexus.
- Unified Divas Championship: Natalya beat co-champion Michelle McCool by DQ
- Hell in a Cell Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Champion Kane beat The Undertaker

Hell in a Cell 2011 – New Orleans Arena; New Orleans, LA 10/2/11
- Sheamus beat Christian
- Sin Cara 1 beat Sin Cara 2
- WWE Tag Team Championship: Champions Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne beat Jack Swagger & Dolph Ziggler
- Hell in a Cell Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Champion Mark Henry beat Randy Orton
- Intercontinental Championship: Champion Cody Rhodes beat John Morrison
- Divas Championship: Beth Phoenix beat Kelly Kelly to win the title
- Hell in a Cell Match for the WWE Championship: Alberto Del Rio beat Champion John Cena and CM Punk to win the title

Hell in a Cell 2012 – Philips Arena; Atlanta, GA 10/28/12
- Randy Orton beat Alberto Del Rio
- WWE Tag Team Championship: Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow beat Champions Kane & Daniel Bryan via DQ
- Intercontinental Championship: Champion Kofi Kingston beat The Miz
- United States Championship: Champion Antonio Cesaro beat Justin Gabriel
- Rey Mysterio & Sin Cara beat Titus O'Neil & Darren Young
- World Heavyweight Championship: Big Show won the title from Sheamus
- Divas Championship: Champion Eve beat Layla & Kaitlyn
- Hell in a Cell Match for the WWE Championship: Champion CM Punk beat Ryback

Hell in a Cell 2013 – AmericanAirlines Arena; Miami, FL 10/27/13
- WWE Tag Team Championship: Champions Cody Rhodes & Goldust beat Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns and The Usos
- Fandango & Summer Rae beat The Great Khali & Natalya
- United States Championship: Big E Langston beat Champion Dean Ambrose via count out
- 2-on-1 Handicap Hell in a Cell Match: CM Punk beat Ryback & Paul Heyman
- Los Matadores beat The Real Americans
- World Heavyweight Championship: John Cena won the title from Alberto Del Rio
- Divas Championship: Champion AJ Lee beat Brie Bella
- Hell in a Cell Match for the Vacant WWE Championship Featuring Shawn Michaels as the Special Guest Referee: Randy Orton beat Daniel Bryan to win the vacant title

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