WWE Hell in a Cell Kickoff Coverage (Kingston vs. Sandow)
Oct 27, 2013 - by Michael Riba
Hell in a Cell Kickoff kicks off with Josh Mathews welcoming us to the show and introducing the Superstar Panel, which consists of Dolph Ziggler, R-Truth, and Kaitlyn. Ziggler says he is intrigued by John Cena’s return, Truth says he is looking forward to a new WWE Champion being crowned, and Kaitlyn says Daniel Bryan and AJ Lee could be the new Power Couple by the end of the night. Josh Mathews sends it to Renee Young in the Social Media Lounge. Renee tells us to vote for Mr. Hell in a Cell. Our choices are Triple H, Shawn Michaels, Mick Foley, The Undertaker and Randy Orton.
We go backstage and we see The Miz talking to Vickie Guerrero. Miz says he wants Bray Wyatt in a match tonight, and Vickie says he is no medically cleared to compete, so no. Miz says he guesses there will be a fight and walks away.
Back with the Superstar Panel, and Big E. Langston has joined the panel. They talk about the Handicap Hell in a Cell Match, which will pit the team of Paul Heyman and Ryback against CM Punk.
Josh Mathews informs us that the Triple Threat Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship will kick off the show. The Shield joins the Panel for an interview. Rollins says it is an injustice that they didn’t get a straight up rematch against The Rhodes Family and it’s an injustice that they wouldn’t have even lost if it weren’t for The Big Show. Roman Reigns says their bond is stronger than the other two teams and everybody always needs to believe in The Shield. Langston brings up the fact that Dean Ambrose is always helping Reigns and Rollins and challenges Ambrose for the U.S. title. Ambrose says Langston doesn’t deserve it, but Langston keeps pushing. Ambrose grants Langston his wish.
We see a video hype package for John Cena’s return tonight.
Damien Sandow vs. Kofi Kingston
Kingston controls the match early on and tosses Sandow out to the floor. Kingston goes out after him and tosses him back into the ring at the five count, but Sandow takes control. Sandow stomps away on Kingston as we head to a “commercial” break.
We’re back and Sandow is still in control of the match. Sandow delivers a few right hands to Kingston’s midsection and then delivers an elbow shot. Sandow takes Kingston down with a hip toss and goes for a leg drop, but Kingston moves out of the way. Kingston sends Sandow to the corner and charges, but Sandow gets his boot up and sends Kingston down to the mat. Sandow stands on the ropes, but Kingston takes him down with a head-scissors take down. Kingston connects with the Boom Drop. Kingston sets up for Trouble in Paradise, but Sandow counters. Kingston comes back with a cross-body from the top rope and goes for the cover, but Sandow kicks out at two. We see Rey Mysterio calling the action at the Spanish announce table. Sandow slams Kingston down to the mat with the You’re Welcome and gets the pin fall.
Winner: Damien Sandow.
We go back to Renee Young in the Social Media Lounge and she reads a few tweets from the WWE Universe. She reveals the winner of the Mr. Hell in a Cell vote, and The Undertaker wins in a landslide.
The Superstar Panel make their picks for the WWE Championship Match. Kaitlyn says it all depends on Shawn Michaels, Truth picks Daniel Bryan, and Dolph Ziggler picks Randy Orton.
Josh Mathews closes the show as the camera pans upwards and we see the Hell in a Cell structure hanging high above the ring.