07th Oct2019

‘WWE Hell In A Cell 2019’ PPV Review

by Nathan Favel

Welcome to this review of WWE’s Hell In A Cell 2019, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and this might end up going badly, since they didn’t really announce much. Yeah, this might just blow chunks. Okay, like Allison Mack with her head up her ass…I forgot my joke. Okay, Hell In A Cell is coming for tap dance lessons.


Match #1: Natalya defeated Lacey Evans

My Opinion: 2.5 out of 5 – Natalya looked good here. Evans tried, but she is still working on it, so staying at pace with a technician like Natalya is asking a lot. As a match, this wasn’t much, but it wasn’t bad either.

Match #2: Becky Lynch defeated Sasha Banks – Hell In A Cell Match For The Raw Women’s Championship

My Opinion: 3.7 out of 5 – They really went for it. I liked this. They made the most of the stipulation and beat the piss out of each other. This felt like a grudge match and a prize fight at the same time, which is exactly how it should have felt. They both deserved to have a match this good to their record and they got it.

Match #3: Roman Reigns & Daniel Bryan defeated The Bludgeon Brothers (Erick Rowan & Luke Harper) – Tornado Tag Team Match

My Opinion: 3.5 out of 5 – This turned out to be a strong match that had all sorts of hard-hitting moves. They kept the match simple and made it all about two big stars getting revenge against an established tag team that has a new coat of paint (I think they’re on their fifth by now). The whole thing was to the point and that’s the way it should be.

Match #4: Randy Orton defeated Ali

My Opinion: 3.4 out of 5 – This last minute match worked out quite well, with enough action to make the whole thing go over well.

Match #5: The Kabuki Warriors defeated Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross – WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship

My Opinion: 3.2 out of 5 – This was a good match that had the right winners. Asuka deserves to be a champion once again and now that she is, let’s keep it that way.

Match #6: Braun Strowman & The Viking Raiders defeated The O.C. (Disqualification)

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – There was nothing bad here, but a DQ on PPV is just bad.

Match #7: Chad Gable defeated King Corbin

My Opinion: 3 out of 5 – These guys have chemistry together. Gable won and that’s who should have won.

Match #8: Charlotte Flair defeated Bayley – SmackDown Women’s Championship Match

My Opinion: 3.4 out of 5 – Flair shouldn’t have won here, but the match was just fine, with plenty of suspense.

Match #9: (Main Event) Bray Wyatt defeated Universal Champion Seth Rollins – Hell In A Cell Match For The WWE Universal Championship (Disqualification)

My Opinion: 3.3 out of 5 – This match was getting somewhere, but the DQ finish made for one of the worst booking decisions in wrestling history. How can you be disqualified in a Cage Match? I never realized Hell had ground rules.

News Of The Night:

  1. The crowd was very pro-All Elite Wrestling after the bad DQ finish in the main event.
  2. The “Chad Gable is short” thing continued with him being called “Shorty Gable”.
  3. Tamina Snuka and R-Truth traded the 24/7 Title between each other.
  4. Tyson Fury is being teased for a match with Braun Strowman.
  5. The WWE Draft is still being planned, despite only internet nerds wanting it.
  6. Natalya fights Lacey Evans in a Last Woman Standing Match, tomorrow night on Raw.

Final Verdict: 3.2/5

There was some great wrestling here, but the show was brought down by the random feeling of announcing most of the show at the last minute and the two DQ finishes (especially a DQ in a Steel Cage Match). Vince McMahon just can’t help but make the same stupid mistakes, can’t he?


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