After a loss of title in the last PPV event, Jimmy and Jey Usos are eager to get back the title but it will be tough for them because The New Day are the longest reigning Tag Team champions. This will be the fifth title reign for the new champions. Owens fought him off and continued to retreat down the cell as Shane followed him. After a very physical match The Usos won with a double splash on Xavier Woods. With No Mercy being two weeks ago and TLC a few weeks away, the PPV fatigue is getting to me once again. Making fun of Shane for surviving a helicopter crash to impress his father was one of the better lines in the buildup to this match. Not content to pin Owens right there, Shane placed Owens on another announce table and climbed to the top of the cell structure.
Now it will be up to the performer himself and the team writing him to come up with a motive that both makes sense and stays true to the character that has been presented to this point.
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It's just as well Shane only wrestles occasionally as he'll need a while to recover from his exploits - while Owens didn't exactly come out of their clash unscathed, either. The title can give him the boost he deserves and would provide for some new match-ups, feuds.
In the singles competition Randy "The viper" Orton defeated the "Bulgarian brute" Rusev to win his match, while Booby Roode handed Dolph Ziggler a beating to secure his maiden win in the pay-per-view event.
However, at Hell In a Cell, the Singh Brothers were ejected from ringside (albeit after costing Nakamura the match by distracting the referee) and Mahal still managed to pick up the win by pinning Nakamura clean.
-Natalya vs. Charlotte for the Smackdown Women's Championship.
-Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable beat the Hype Bros on the preshow.
As of last Tuesday, this was just supposed to be a match between AJ Styles and Baron Corbin. His career has unquestionably stagnated since overcoming Owens at Battleground 2016, however, and he desperately needed a moment like this to get back on track.
I have no idea why the WWE continues to flog this seemingly dead horse, as there never was much synergy between these two - even at the outset, when Randy was the champion and Rusev was being given a big push. Charlotte Flair defeated Women's champion Natalya via disqualification.
This led to Bobby Roode to appear, as he's the patron saint of flashy entrances.
Mahal left Hell In a Cell victorious but many sites are reporting on comments made by Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer which suggest that perhaps the WWE had other plans for Mahal at Hell In a Cell. Ziggler immediately hit him with a Zig Zag after the win though.