Hell in a Cell was definitely something worth remembering. There was a surprising amount of blood. There was an unexpected title change. And there was no shortage of violence and brutality.
But what stood out the most last night? Of all the things that happened, what is the most noteworthy? Here are four big talking points from last night’s Hell in a Cell,
jeff hardy’s fall from grace
Jeff Hardy and Randy Orton opened the show with an absolutely brutal Hell in a Cell match. There was no shortage of violence, and the two men sought to inflict as much pain on each other as possible. Make no mistake about it, there was a lot of stuff in this match worth talking about. There was a really gross spot involving a screwdriver and Jeff Hardy’s ear. And who can forget the surprising amount of blood we got in this match?
But perhaps above all is the nasty fall that Jeff Hardy took. It almost looked like a clip from one of those TV shows where they show videos of people falling down and getting hurt. Hardy climbed to the ceiling of the cage using a ladder, because why the hell not? He attempted to do some sort of splash or something on Orton, but the latter was able to avoid it. As a result, Jeff just went splat through the table. It was certainly absurd.
So what now? Certainly Orton is done with Jeff now. Where do both men go from here? Only time will tell, I guess.
becky lynch is the smackdown women’s champion
I didn’t think it would happen, but it did. Becky Lynch became the new Smackdown Women’s Champion. In a really thrilling back and forth match, both women traded the upper hand until Lynch countered Charlotte’s spear into a DDT and pinned the champion.
The two are likely to have a rematch at Evolution, and perhaps even at Super Show-Down. There’s still a lot of time for this story to play out. WWE seems hellbent on keeping Lynch heel, which I don’t necessarily agree with, but I’m willing to see where it goes.
Will Charlotte win her title back in time for a possible match against Ronda Rousey at Summerslam? Or will Lynch find a way, by hook or by crook, to keep the title she worked so hard to earn? We shall see where this whole thing goes.
a samoa joe v. aj styles rematch
The match between Samoa Joe and AJ Styles was a hard-hitting and competitive affair, Both men were not willing to give up or back down, and as a result, neither man ended up looking weak. Sure, Joe may have technically lost, but he had AJ dead to rights in the Coquina Clutch. The way I see it, neither man really won.
This sets up room for a second rematch at Super Show-Down. Hopefully it’s a real banger of a match, maybe even with a stipulation attached. Maybe a Street Fight or something of that ilk. Just let the two of them wage war on each other over the WWE Championship.
While the ending may not have been what many were hoping for, it’s still better than two screwy finishes in a row. Hopefully we get a clean ending soon.
the whole universal championship debacle
Brock Lesnar is back. That’s definitely something I didn’t think I’d be saying so early. After all, he only disappeared last month. He’s usually not due for another couple of months. Alas, these things happen.
If there’s one word to describe the ending of Hell in a Cell, it’s “crazy,” Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre showed up, and then the Shield came to the rescue. Ziggler and Seth Rollins went through tables, and I assume Dean Ambrose and Drew McIntyre are still up on top of the cell.
Finally, Brock Lesnar showed up, kicked the door in, and beat the hell out of Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns. I don’t quite know what kind of Hell in a Cell match ends in a no contest, but such is life, I guess.
Where do we go from here? Only time will tell.