Brad Maddox explains why he screwed over Ryback at Hell in a Cell: November 5, 2012

Everyone wants to be a star and make an impact. That’s why Maddox did what he did.

Brad Maddox gets a $1 million WWE contract … if he beats Ryback on Raw next Monday: November 5, 2012
Vince McMahon made the offer to Maddow, the ref who turned heel on Ryback at Hell in a Cell and cost the machine the WWE Championship. This is either Maddox’s Daniel Puder moment or his Gut Check — or both.

Brad Maddox gets a $1 million WWE contract … if he beats Ryback on Raw next Monday: November 5, 2012

Vince McMahon made the offer to Maddow, the ref who turned heel on Ryback at Hell in a Cell and cost the machine the WWE Championship. This is either Maddox’s Daniel Puder moment or his Gut Check — or both.

Ryback shell shocks CM Punk on top of the Hell in a Cell cage: October 28, 2012
I was legit worried that Punk and Ryback would be going through the cage on this spot. The top of the cage seemed to be sagging quite a bit. But both made it out alive. And Punk retained when referee Brad Maddox low-blowed Ryback, preventing him from giving Punk a shell shock in the ring.
The finish was bad, especially for those who shelled out $45 to watch. Ryback had momentum. With ratings sagging, trying something new wouldn’t have hurt. But WWE is building to Punk vs. The Rock at the Royal Rumble and the finish accomplished what it needed to in this situation.

Ryback shell shocks CM Punk on top of the Hell in a Cell cage: October 28, 2012

I was legit worried that Punk and Ryback would be going through the cage on this spot. The top of the cage seemed to be sagging quite a bit. But both made it out alive. And Punk retained when referee Brad Maddox low-blowed Ryback, preventing him from giving Punk a shell shock in the ring.

The finish was bad, especially for those who shelled out $45 to watch. Ryback had momentum. With ratings sagging, trying something new wouldn’t have hurt. But WWE is building to Punk vs. The Rock at the Royal Rumble and the finish accomplished what it needed to in this situation.

Alberto Del Rio wins the WWE Championship in a triple threat match with CM Punk and John Cena inside Hell in a Cell: October 2, 2011
The Mexican aristocrat took the belt — and then two masked men attacked Cena and Punk. The assailants were revealed to be The Miz and R-Truth.
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Also on the card:
Sheamus defeated Christian.
Sin Cara defeated Sin Cara Negro (Hunico).
World Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne defeated Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler. World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry defeated Randy Orton inside Hell in a Cell.
Cody Rhodes retained the Intercontinental Championship against John Morrison.
Beth Phoenix won the Divas Championship from Kelly Kelly.

Alberto Del Rio wins the WWE Championship in a triple threat match with CM Punk and John Cena inside Hell in a Cell: October 2, 2011

The Mexican aristocrat took the belt — and then two masked men attacked Cena and Punk. The assailants were revealed to be The Miz and R-Truth.

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World Heavyweight Champion Kane defeats The Undertaker inside Hell in a Cell: October 3, 2010
The 2010 version of Hell in a Cell featured yet another battle of the Brothers of Destruction. Paul Bearer turned on The Undertaker one more time, and Kane used the mystical urn and a chokeslam to defeat the Phenom. 
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Also on the card:
U.S. Champion Daniel Bryan retained in a triple threat match with John Morrison and The Miz.
Randy Orton retained the WWE Championship against Sheamus in Hell in a Cell.
Edge beat Jack Swagger.
Wade Barrett defeated John Cena, forcing the Dr. of Thuganomics to join Nexus.
Natalya won the Divas Championship Michelle McCool by disqualification.

World Heavyweight Champion Kane defeats The Undertaker inside Hell in a Cell: October 3, 2010

The 2010 version of Hell in a Cell featured yet another battle of the Brothers of Destruction. Paul Bearer turned on The Undertaker one more time, and Kane used the mystical urn and a chokeslam to defeat the Phenom. 

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The Undertaker defeats CM Punk inside Hell in a Cell: October 4, 2009
Three years ago, CM Punk found himself defending a championship in Hell in a Cell against an unbeatable monster — The Undertaker. Sounds familiar. The Straight Edge Superstar came into the match the World Heavyweight Champion. He wouldn’t leave with the title. The Undertaker tombstoned Punk straight to hell.
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Also on the card:
D-Generation X (Shawn Michaels and Triple H) defeated Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase in Hell in a Cell.
Randy Orton won the WWE Championship from John Cena in another Hell in Cell match.
John Morrison retained the Intercontinental Championship against Dolph Ziggler.
Mickie Jame retained the Divas Championship against Alicia Fox.
Chris Jericho and the Big Show successfully defended the WWE Tag Team Titles against Batista and Rey Mysterio.
Drew McIntyre beat R-Truth.
Kofi Kingston retained the U.S. Title in a three-way with Jack Swagger and The Miz.

The Undertaker defeats CM Punk inside Hell in a Cell: October 4, 2009

Three years ago, CM Punk found himself defending a championship in Hell in a Cell against an unbeatable monster — The Undertaker. Sounds familiar. The Straight Edge Superstar came into the match the World Heavyweight Champion. He wouldn’t leave with the title. The Undertaker tombstoned Punk straight to hell.

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Kane and Daniel Bryan will defend the WWE Tag Team Titles against Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes at Hell in a Cell: October 22, 2012
Team Rhodes Scholars defeated Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara in the opening match of Monday Night Raw to win the No. 1 contenders’ tournament. A good 15-minute match. Really happy WWE has breathed new life into the tag team division.

Kane and Daniel Bryan will defend the WWE Tag Team Titles against Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes at Hell in a Cell: October 22, 2012

Team Rhodes Scholars defeated Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara in the opening match of Monday Night Raw to win the No. 1 contenders’ tournament. A good 15-minute match. Really happy WWE has breathed new life into the tag team division.

Ryback vs. CM Punk at Hell in a Cell: October 15, 2012
The match was made official on Raw. I’ve yet to come up with a scenario in which CM Punk retains the title and Ryback doesn’t lose steam.

Ryback vs. CM Punk at Hell in a Cell: October 15, 2012

The match was made official on Raw. I’ve yet to come up with a scenario in which CM Punk retains the title and Ryback doesn’t lose steam.

Devil CM Punk featured in the Hell in a Cell commercial: October 3, 2012

Can’t believe the show is still 25 days away. Beats the three-week builds.

Kane debuted at WWF Badd Blood 15 years ago this week: October 5, 1997
The Big Red Monster’s first WWF appearance came 15 years ago this week at WWF Badd Blood (WWE.com has a career retrospective). Kane, as promised by Paul Bearer, made an immediate impact in the main event match — Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker in Hell in a Cell. The Devil’s Favorite Demon ripped off the cage door, stared down his brother, summoned fire to come out of the posts, and then delivered a Tombstone piledriver on ‘Taker, handing Michaels the victory.
I’ll remember Badd Blood for Kane’s genesis — but also the death of Brian Pillman, who was found dead in a Bloomington, Minnesota, hotel room on the afternoon of the pay-per-view, which was held in St. Louis, Missouri.

Kane debuted at WWF Badd Blood 15 years ago this week: October 5, 1997

The Big Red Monster’s first WWF appearance came 15 years ago this week at WWF Badd Blood (WWE.com has a career retrospective). Kane, as promised by Paul Bearer, made an immediate impact in the main event match — Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker in Hell in a Cell. The Devil’s Favorite Demon ripped off the cage door, stared down his brother, summoned fire to come out of the posts, and then delivered a Tombstone piledriver on ‘Taker, handing Michaels the victory.

I’ll remember Badd Blood for Kane’s genesis — but also the death of Brian Pillman, who was found dead in a Bloomington, Minnesota, hotel room on the afternoon of the pay-per-view, which was held in St. Louis, Missouri.

Mick Foley spars with CM Punk on Raw: September 24, 2012

Foley killed it. Punk held up his end. Not sure where this is heading after this week. I really doubt Foley is going to wrestle again, but who better to sell Hell in a Cell than Mankind.

Hell in a Cell’s most thrilling scenes, featuring Shawn Michaels, Mankind, The Undertaker and more: September 18, 2012

WWE released this highlight video of past Hell in a Cell matches. Still, nothing beats the Mankind-Undertaker scenes.

CM Punk featured in Hell in a Cell poster: October 28, 2012
Download it now at WWE.com, and get ready for another Punk-Cena match.

CM Punk featured in Hell in a Cell poster: October 28, 2012

Download it now at WWE.com, and get ready for another Punk-Cena match.

CM Punk is the devil, part II: August 22, 2012
Remember when CM Punk dressed up like the devil? Mystery solved.
droptoehold and nevidge.

CM Punk is the devil, part II: August 22, 2012

Remember when CM Punk dressed up like the devil? Mystery solved.

droptoehold and nevidge.

Mankind versus the Undertaker in Hell in a Cell at the King of the Ring: June 28, 1998

Pro wrestling’s biggest “holy shit” moment took place 14 years ago today at the King of the Ring. The Undertaker and Mick Foley were supposed to fight inside Hell in a Cell, but the two ended up 16 feet on the cold steel. The Undertaker would have rather been alone, so he chucked Foley off the top of the cage and through the Spanish announce table.

"My God almighty, they’ve killed him," Jim Ross screamed, selling the fall like crazy. "As God as my witness, he’s broken in half."

Foley wasn’t done though. Mrs. Foley’s Baby Boy came back and climbed the cage, only to be choke slammed through the steel, crashing to the ring’s canvas below. The second fall looked even sicker than the first because the ring didn’t give. And Foley flashed a maniacal, bloody smile (with a tooth stuffed in one nostril).

Foley fought on, but the Undertaker eventually choke slammed him on the thumbtacks that Foley had dumped on the canvas. A tombstone piledriver ended the brutal, bloody affair. (Watch it after the jump.)

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