WWE HELL IN A CELL: Cody Rhodes (c) vs. John Morrison (WWE IC Title)
Oct 2, 2011 - by Adam Martin
Backstage, Josh Mathews is with Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio said he shouldn’t be in a match this brutal tonight because he isn’t an animal or criminal. He promises John Cena and CM Punk that they will see a side of him they have never seen before.
Cody Rhodes is on his way out to the ring. Rhodes grabs a mic saying he knows many people are watching sporting paper bags. He said it isn’t even Halloween yet and he wouldn’t let most people here on his street. Rhodes said another thing that is ugly is the current WWE Intercontinental Championship. He puts the title in a paper bag and reveals the classic WWE Intercontinental Championship belt. Rhodes said he plans to honor past winners like Ricky Steamboat, Bret Hart, Randy Savage and Steve Austin – but he will wear it better and defend it better. John Laurinaitis interrupts Rhodes saying Triple H demanded he come out here that he will defend his title tonight. Rhodes’ opponent will be John Morrison.
WWE Intercontinental Championship
Cody Rhodes (c) vs. John Morrison
John Morrison with a rollup quick that Rhodes fights out of it. Rhodes is having to wrestle in his suit. Morrison with a quick headlock takedown. Morrison with another close rollup. Morrison rips off Rhodes’ shirt and throws it in the crowd. Rhodes tries to walk away forcing a count out when Morrison cuts him off and throws him back down near ringside. Rhodes gets in a quick elbow on Morrison. Rhodes wraps himself around the steel ring posts forcing a count out when Morrison kicks him in the back. Rhodes slides back in the ring and drops Morrison on his face. Rhodes grounds Morrison and applies a modified abdominal stretch. Rhodes is yelling at the referee that he shouldn’t be competing in a suit right now. Rhodes then applies the Figure Four on Morrison. Morrison fights out and connects with his rolling through suplex for a close two count. Rhodes counters a Starship Pain attempt in the corner. Morrison then stomps Rhodes in the gut. Morrison catches Rhodes with a big kick to the head. Morrison misses a springboard kick and Rhodes rolls him up to get the win. Michael Cole yells out on commentary, “Justice wins! Justice wins! That might be the greatest win in WWE history!” Rhodes drops out and yells out in victory.
Winner and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Cody Rhodes
Backstage, John Laurinaitis comes in Triple H’s office. Triple H tells him to stop making matches. Laurinaitis informs him that Miz and Truth are beating up talent backstage. Triple H and Laurinaitis go running down the hallway and see Miz and Truth beating up Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne. Security pull them out. Triple H said the next time this happens, “it is your ass!”
* Kelly Kelly defending the WWE Divas Championship against Beth Phoenix is up next.