The 2022 Hell in a Cell premium live event takes place this Sunday. The main event will see Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins collide inside the demonic structure. This will be their third straight PPV encounter in a single calendar year. Anything can go inside the cell, which has a notorious reputation for ending careers. Superstars have been thrown from the top, bodies have been broken, but not everyone who participated inside the HIAC ended up falling from the top of it. In fact, there are superstars who took a rather different fall.
WWE introduced Hell in a Cell in 1997. The first HIAC match featured Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker for a future shot at Bret Hart’s WWE Championship at Survivor Series 1997. The match was all sorts of brutal as the two future Hall of Famers took each other to their limits.
At one point during the match, the two superstars climbed the cell where a bloodied and battered Shawn received the beating of a lifetime. He attempted to escape the clutches of hell itself by climbing down, only for Taker to hit him so hard that Shawn came crashing down on the announcer’s table.
The Cactus Jack character made his WWE debut against Triple H in 1997. The two men squared off against each other three years later inside the cell, with the stipulation being that Foley would retire if he lost which, of course, he did.
Before the infamous landing that broke the mat, Jack took a fall from the side of the cell on to the announcer’s table. Tripe H sowed Jack’s face with a barbed wire before kicking his hand that sent him crashing through the table.
Kevin Owens has taken a lot of bumps in his career, but none looked more devastating than the one he took during his match against Shane McMahon at Hell in a Cell 2017. KO and Shane O’Mac were involved in a feud that saw the two beat the hell out of each other on numerous occasions.
The two men battled inside the cell before taking things to the top. After a couple of hard hits on the roof of the cell, Owens decided he had enough and attempted to climb down. Shane joined KO on the side of cell, slamming his face on the steel. You know what happens next!
Drew McIntyre carried WWE on his back through the pandemic and there’s no arguing that. The Scottish Warrior won the WWE Championship from Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 36. McIntyre defended the title against Randy Orton inside the cell on October 25, 2020.
The two superstars fought inside the ring before taking things outside. At one point during the match, both McIntyre and Orton climbed the side of the cell. After a couple of back and forth, the Viper sent the champion crashing through the announcer’s table.