September 27, 2009- October 3, 2009
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With just six days before the inaugural WWE Hell in a Cell event, the 853rd edition of Monday Night RAW came to you, live, from the Times Union Center in the capital of the state of New York- Albany. The outspoken and controversial Reverend Al Sharpton would serve as the Guest Host of RAW. Plus, six nights before he defends the WWE Championship inside Hell in a Cell, WWE Champion John Cena would compete in a 3-on-1 Gauntlet Match against the Unified Tag Team Champions Big Show & Chris Jericho and his opponent inside Hell in a Cell- Randy Orton.
Good Week For: John Cena (survived the Gauntlet Match and stood tall atop the Hell in a Cell)
Bad Week For: Randy Orton (saw his plan against John Cena backfire and was laid out by "The Champ")
And In Other News…
RAW kicked off with MVP & Mark Henry as MVP presented The VIP Lounge! "The Franchise Player" was about to introduce the Guest Host for RAW, but MVP was interrupted by the Unified Tag Team Champions Big Show & Chris Jericho! Jericho scolds MVP for the introduction that "The Ballin’ Superstar" was about to give. After arguing over the introduction of the man, MVP finally, with a little unwanted help from Jericho, introduced the Guest Host for the night- Reverend Al Sharpton. The controversial Baptist minister made his way into the ring and into The VIP Lounge, where the Reverend was immediately showered with praise from Chris Jericho. MVP then took his turn to address the Guest Host and told Sharpton that the Unified Tag Team Titles needed to be "reformed". MVP then asked for a championship match from the Reverend! Chris Jericho cuts in and explains that they can not defend the titles because they will be competing in the 3-on-1 Gauntlet Match against John Cena later in the evening. The religious politician then put the decision in the hands of the audience, who roared their approval for the title match! With the support of the people behind him, the Reverend made the match official and announced that the title match would also be the opening match!
In a match made official by Guest Host Al Sharpton, MVP & Mark Henry got a second chance to win gold as they challenged Big Show & Chris Jericho for the Unified Tag Team Titles just six days before the champions are scheduled to defend the same titles against Batista & Rey Mysterio and shortly before they faced John Cena in a Gauntlet Match in the main event! Despite the impromptu championship match, Big Show & Chris Jericho proved why they are the Unified Tag Team Champions by successfully defending the titles against MVP & Mark Henry. How will the Unified Tag Team Champions fair in the main event?
Divas Champion Mickie James was in action as she squared off with Rosa Mendes in a non-title match. Even with the help of Alicia Fox, Rosa Mendes was not able to defeat the Divas Champion and Mickie James picked up the win. It was announced on RAW that Mickie James will be defending the Divas Title this Sunday at WWE Hell in a Cell against Alicia Fox! Can Mickie retain the title against Alicia Fox or will Fox upset Mickie to win the Divas Title?
With their Hell in a Cell Match against D-Generation X drawing near, Legacy made an appearance on RAW. Ted DiBiase stated that people should "expect" them to win at WWE Hell in a Cell after what Legacy has done to DX lately. Cody Rhodes then proclaimed that no one expected them to do what they did to DX. Rhodes then stated that Triple H can sit out the rest of his career and take up a job with his "relatives" at WWE Headquarters. Rhodes then vowed to leave Shawn Michaels broken this Sunday. With a slow chant of "boring" coming from Shawn Michaels, DX interrupted the cocky young duo as Triple H & Shawn Michaels were addressing their Hell in a Cell opponents from a skybox behind the Albany crowd. After making some classic DX jokes at the expense of Legacy, Triple H proclaimed that they like when "the monster comes out". With that statement, DX made their way through the crowd and to the ring to meet Legacy. However, as soon as DX entered the ring, Legacy left the ring; leaving through the crowd. Triple H then proclaimed that there will be "no running and no hiding" inside Hell in a Cell and this Sunday will be "pure hell" for Legacy! What will happen inside Hell in a Cell when these two rival teams meet inside the confines of the sadistic structure? Will the Cell veterans, DX, emerge victorious or will the first time Cell combatants, Legacy, pick up an even more shocking win than they did at Breaking Point?
With the United States Title belt that he stole from Kofi Kingston last week, "The All-American American" Jack Swagger was in action on RAW as he picked up an impressive win over Evan Bourne. After the match, the cocky Oklahoma native proclaimed that he would be the next United States Champion come this Sunday. This brings out The Miz who stakes his claim to being the next United States Champion. Then, after Miz puts his hands on Swagger, the two confident Superstars brawl in the middle of the ring. While this brawl is going on, Kofi Kingston sneaks in and regains his title belt! What will happen this Sunday when these three men do battle in a Triple Threat Match for the United States Championship?
RAW was also host to a unique tag team match as Chavo Guerrero teamed with "The Masterpiece" Chris Masters to defeat the team of Santino Marella & Hornswoggle! After the match, Masters locked Hornswoggle in the Masterlock! Even more shocking than that, Chavo actually hit Masters with a right hand while Masters had the Masterlock on Chavo’s bitter rival! Chavo then exited the ring, unsure of what he just did. What did Chavo do? Why did he save Hornswoggle from the Masterlock? Does even Chavo know why he did it?
On next week’s RAW, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will serve as the Guest Host of Monday Night RAW! What will happen when "Big Ben" brings the offensive line of the Pittsburgh Steelers into the Steelers’ home state of Pennsylvania? How will Ben run RAW?
Then it was time for WWE Champion John Cena to face the 3-on-1 Gauntlet Match against Unified Tag Team Champions Big Show & Chris Jericho and Cena’s opponent inside Hell in a Cell this Sunday- Randy Orton. The first match of the Gauntlet saw John Cena go against Chris Jericho. After a back-and-forth fight between the two familiar rivals, Jericho is able to lock in the Walls of Jericho on Cena! Cena gets to the ropes, but Jericho refuses to break the hold and ignores the referee’s five-count, resulting in a disqualification win for John Cena! The plan started to piece together as Jericho refused to release the hold even after the match was over. Big Show then came to the ring and the second stage of the Gauntlet Match began! Somehow, Cena was able to overcome the effects of the Walls of Jericho and lift Big Show up for the Attitude Adjustment. However, Jericho blind-sided Cena for the disqualification, which caused the weight of Big Show to fall onto the head and neck of Cena! Big Show & Chris Jericho then continued the assault on Cena before Big Show locked in the devastating Colossal Clutch on the broken WWE Champion!
"The Viper" Randy Orton then slowly made his way to the ring to pick the bones of John Cena. However, Cena was able to use the ropes to get to his feet and get into the face of Orton. Cena then pointed to the Hell in a Cell hovering over the ring that was now being lowered to surround the ring! Orton desperately tried to escape being imprisoned inside the demonic structure, but Cena prevented Orton’s escape from the Cell. Luckily for Orton, the door to the Cell was still open; however, he had to go through Cena to get out. Faced with only one option, Orton ensued in a brawl with "The Champ" that went to the outside of the Cell. Cena then prepared Orton for an Attitude Adjustment on the outside of the ring, but Orton frantically got out of the situation and quickly climbed to the roof of the Cell in an attempt to escape Cena! However, the WWE Champion followed "The Viper" to the roof and was able to plant Orton with the Attitude Adjustment on top of the steel roof of the Hell in a Cell! Cena then stood tall over the broken body of Orton as it lay on the cold, unforgiving steel that makes up the roof of the Cell. Will this be the scene this Sunday at WWE Hell in a Cell when these two go to war for the WWE Championship inside the satanic structure? Who will survive hell this Sunday and walk out as the WWE Champion?
The 173rd edition of ECW on Syfy came to you from the TD Garden in New England’s largest city- Boston, MA. One week after successfully defending the ECW Championship against Zack Ryder, ECW Champion Christian would face Ryder in a non-title rematch.
Good Week For: Yoshi Tatsu (picked up the pin in the 8-Man Tag main event)
Bad Week For: William Regal (did not get the Handicap Match he wanted and was pinned by Yoshi Tatsu)
And In Other News…
Before ECW on Syfy even got officially underway, William Regal appeared and informed everyone that ECW General Manager Tiffany was involved in a "car accident" and would not be able to perform her duties as GM of ECW! Regal then revealed that the WWE Board of Directors chose him as the Interim General Manager, given his GM experience! Regal also stated that the Board ruled that Regal could not make any decisions directly affecting the ECW Championship. While he could not make any decisions affecting the ECW Championship, Regal could make a decision affecting the ECW Champion. "The British Brawler" then announced that the proposed main event of ECW Champion Christian taking on Zack Ryder in a non-title rematch from last week would be changed to a 4-on-1 Handicap Match pitting "Captain Charisma" against Zack Ryder, Ezekiel Jackson, Vladimir Kozlov, & himself in the main event! How can Christian possibly survive the odds of a 4-on-1 Handicap Match?
Once the show officially got underway, it kicked off with "The Abraham Washington Show" with a special guest from SmackDown- Intercontinental Champion John Morrison! Abe brought Morrison onto the show and "The Guru of Greatness" surveyed his former "stomping grounds" of ECW and vowed to retain the Intercontinental Title against Dolph Ziggler at WWE Hell in a Cell. The #1 Contender Dolph Ziggler then interrupted the show, but got as far as sitting down before Abraham Washington declared that the show was over! Morrison explained to Ziggler that it meant that it was time to "say goodnight, Mr. Ziggles" as an irate Dolph Ziggler glared at the Intercontinental Champion as the crowd chanted "Mr. Ziggles" at the #1 Contender. What will happen this Sunday at WWE Hell in a Cell when John Morrison defends the Intercontinental Championship against the #1 Contender Dolph Ziggler? Will Morrison successfully defend the title or will Ziggler finally "Zig Zag" his way to becoming Intercontinental Champion?
Backstage, Interim General Manager William Regal receives a phone call informing him that the WWE Board of Directors has disagreed with Regal’s choice of a 4-on-1 Handicap Match as the main event and declared that the match will instead be an 8-Man Tag Match! The huge 8-Man Tag would see ECW Champion Christian team with the "ECW Original" Tommy Dreamer, "The Lonestar" Goldust, & "The New Japanese Buzzsaw" Yoshi Tatsu to face the team of William Regal, Zack Ryder, Ezekiel Jackson, & Vladimir Kozlov! Which team will come out victorious?
The opening match was set to be "The Gold Standard" Shelton Benjamin going one-on-one with "The Ripper" Paul Burchill, but as Benjamin made his way to the ring, he was blind-sided by Sheamus! "The Celtic Warrior" then viciously assaulted Benjamin before running him, shoulder first, into the steel ring post! Sheamus then rolled Benjamin in the ring to face a waiting Paul Burchill. However, the referee held Burchill back and asked Benjamin if wanted to compete and "The Gold Standard", despite the heinous attack by Sheamus, told the referee to start the match!
After sustaining the damage he did at the hands of Sheamus, "The Gold Standard" Shelton Benjamin was still able to hit Pay Dirt on Paul Burchill and pick up the big win! How will Benjamin respond to the attack by Sheamus?
Then it was time for the potentially explosive 8-Man Tag Team Match as ECW Champion Christian teamed up with Tommy Dreamer, Goldust, & Yoshi Tatsu to defeat the team of William Regal, Zack Ryder, Ezekiel Jackson, & Vladimir Kozlov with "The New Japanese Buzzsaw" Yoshi Tatsu surprising William Regal with his signature kick to the head to pin "The British Brawl" to win the match for his team! How will William Regal respond to being pinned by Yoshi Tatsu? How long will William Regal be the Interim General Manager of ECW?
With just three days to go before WWE Hell in a Cell, the 25th edition of WWE Superstars came to you from the Times Union Center in Albany, NY and from the TD Garden in Boston, MA. Three days before he defends the United States Title in a Triple Threat Match at WWE Hell in a Cell, United States Champion Kofi Kingston would go one-on-one with one of his two opponents- The Miz. After David Hart Smith picked up a victory over JTG on last Friday’s SmackDown, Cryme Tyme would look to even the score as Shad would go one-on-one with Tyson Kidd. Also, "The Celtic Warrior" Sheamus would be in action against "The So-Cal Surfer" Tyler Reks.
Good Week For: Jack Swagger (left his opposition laying at the end of the show)
Bad Week For: The Miz (pinned by Kofi Kingston and laid out by Jack Swagger)
And In Other News…
The opening match of the night was from SmackDown as Cryme Tyme’s Shad picked up a win over The Hart Dynasty’s Tyson Kidd. How will The Hart Dynasty retaliate after the loss?
In ECW’s contribution to WWE Superstars, "The Celtic Warrior" Sheamus was victorious over Tyler Reks.
RAW presented the main event of the evening as United States Champion Kofi Kingston went one-on-one with one of his two challengers for his gold this Sunday, The Miz, in a non-title bout. Despite a ruthless attack on the leg of Kofi administered by Miz, it was a lightning quick delivery of Trouble In Paradise that gave Kofi Kingston the all important win heading into his title defense this Sunday! After the match was over, Jack Swagger rushed to the ring and blind-sided the United States Champion, assaulting and laying out Kofi. "The All-American American" then laid out The Miz as well! Jack Swagger stood tall over his two opponents at WWE Hell in a Cell holding the United States Title belt. Will Swagger claim the United States Championship this Sunday or will The Miz find a way through Kofi & Swagger and win his first singles championship or will Kofi Kingston once again overcome the odds and hang on to the United States Championship?
With two days to go until WWE Hell in a Cell, it was a party atmosphere for the 528th edition of SmackDown as RAW, SmackDown, & ECW converged to celebrate A Decade of SmackDown at the TD Garden in historic Boston, MA. In "The Biggest 8-Man Tag Team Match In SmackDown History", the #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title, The Undertaker, would team with WWE Champion John Cena & D-Generation X to face the team of World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk, the #1 Contender for the WWE Title, Randy Orton, & Legacy. To commemorate the ten years of SmackDown existence, some former SmackDown Superstars would make special appearances at the event. The man who coined the term "smackdown" all those years ago and the biggest star to set foot on "his show", SmackDown, "The Most Electrifying Man In Sports Entertainment" would appear with a special message for the fans of SmackDown as The Rock would make a rare appearance on WWE television to address the WWE fans.
Good Week For: The Undertaker, John Cena, & D-Generation X (picked up momentum for Hell in a Cell)
Bad Week For: Randy Orton (suffered the Tombstone and was pinned by The Undertaker.
And In Other News…
The huge SmackDown celebration kicked off with two of SmackDown’s most memorable Superstars going head-to-head as "The Animal" Batista faced "The Big Red Machine" Kane! Despite Kane’s work on his recovering left arm, "The Animal" was able to come out of nowhere with the Batista Bomb to defeat Kane; the first pinfall defeat Kane has suffered since returning to SmackDown! Batista has proven his dominance on SmackDown by defeating Kane, but can "The Animal" topple Big Show when Batista teams with Rey Mysterio to challenge "The World’s Largest Athlete" and Chris Jericho for the Unified Tag Team Titles this Sunday or will Big Show & Chris Jericho solidify their claim as "the most dominant tag team in WWE history" with a defeat over the recently returning Superstars?
Backstage, the party was popping as everyone was celebrating SmackDown. An intricate part of SmackDown over the last few years, General Manager Theodore Long put on his "party face" for the celebration. After some coaxing from Finlay, the GM decided to have a drink and have a little bit of fun. However, World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk stopped Long from drinking and spoiled the festivities by proclaiming that he was placing a "prohibition" on the Decade of SmackDown celebration! After his "interaction" with CM Punk, Theodore Long rejoined the party, but quickly ran into a woman he knows very well; the former General Manager of SmackDown, Vickie Guerrero! The former GM and former wife of Edge questioned the decision by Theodore Long to make The Undertaker’s Hell’s Gate legal. Showing that she is still a "cougar" of sorts, Vickie introduced Theodore Long to her new boyfriend and newest SmackDown Superstar, Eric Escobar! Long looked at the newcomer perplexed until Vickie explained that WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon personally signed Escobar to a SmackDown contract and agreed to let Vickie manage the young upstart! Faced with the news that Vickie Guerrero would be returning to SmackDown, Theodore Long’s face quickly started to look pale and, after Santino Marella scared Long with an Undertaker costume, Long decided he would need that drink. What can the SmackDown Roster and SmackDown fans expect from this newcomer, Eric Escobar? What influence will Vickie Guerrero have on the new Superstar?
In a special interpromotional attraction, the Intercontinental Champion John Morrison teamed with the United States Champion Kofi Kingston to do battle with the #1 Contender for the Intercontinental Title, Dolph Ziggler, and one of the two challengers for the United States Title, The Miz. With Kofi’s other challenger, Jack Swagger, watching from ringside, the champions did not have a good night as, after the match broke down, it was Dolph Ziggler who hit the Zig Zag to pin the Intercontinental Champion John Morrison. At WWE Hell in a Cell, Dolph Ziggler will get his shot at John Morrison’s Intercontinental Championship. Will Ziggler once again pin the champion or will Morrison retain the gold?
The man who made SmackDown possible, The Rock, had a special message on the tenth anniversary of "his show". After getting back to his "Rock roots", The Rock declared that "finally, The Rock, has come back to SmackDown" and proclaims that he was there when SmackDown began. "The Great One" then gave his take on the current SmackDown Superstars, inquiring as to who Dolph Ziggler is and stating that CM Punk should be called "BM Punk" because people want to make a "BM" whenever they hear him speak. "The Brahma Bull" then stated that he faced The Undertaker before and the two of them sold out arenas all over the world and his experiences with The Undertaker have led him to the prediction that a new World Heavyweight Champion will be crowned at WWE Hell in a Cell! The Rock then proclaims that SmackDown "will always belong to The Rock" and teases an appearance as a Guest Host of RAW in the future! The Rock then gave the fans a "smell of what The Rock was cooking" with a vintage People’s Eyebrow!
The Women’s Championship was up for grabs on this special edition of SmackDown and the title would be put on the line in a Lumberjack Match, featuring the Divas of RAW, SmackDown, & ECW! Bitter rivals Melina and Women’s Champion Michelle McCool did battle over the gold, but it was an old rival from RAW, Beth Phoenix, that cost Melina the match and allowed Michelle McCool to retain the Women’s Title! How will Melina react to Beth Phoenix’s actions? Will Melina get another shot at Michelle McCool and the Women’s Championship?
The #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title, The Undertaker, made an appearance on SmackDown to send a message to CM Punk for this Sunday’s Hell in a Cell war. "The Demon of Death Valley" vowed to win the World Heavyweight Championship this Sunday and declared that CM Punk would need the drugs and the alcohol that "The Straightedge Champion" despises after Punk exits Hell in a Cell. The Undertaker then welcomes CM Punk to his "playground"- Hell in a Cell!
Backstage, Drew McIntyre silenced the party in order to deliver a toast to himself as a "future World Heavyweight Champion". McIntyre then proclaimed that "the party has just begun". McIntyre was then attacked by R-Truth, followed by the two rivals brawling all throughout the party until several Superstars were able to separate the two of them! When will these two finally get their hands on each other in the sanctioned realm of a wrestling match?
Then it was time for the epic main event as "The Biggest 8-Man Tag Team Match In SmackDown History" took place between the #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Title, The Undertaker, WWE Champion John Cena, & D-Generation X as they squared off with their rivals, World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk, the #1 Contender for the WWE Title, Randy Orton, & Legacy! The conclusion of the match came when The Undertaker was able to lock in Hell’s Gate on Randy Orton! Cody Rhodes quickly broke up the hold to assist his mentor, but Rhodes was met by Triple H, who tossed him out of the ring. Seizing the opportunity inadvertently created by his tag team partner, Ted DiBiase was prepared to hit Dream Street on "The Game", but Shawn Michaels came to the aid of Triple H with a rendition of Sweet Chin Music to Ted DiBiase! After the superkick, Triple H laid DiBiase out with the Pedigree! CM Punk then came out of nowhere with a vicious kick to Shawn Michaels, which led to John Cena getting his hands on CM Punk as the WWE Champion hoisted the World Heavyweight Champion up and delivered an Attitude Adjustment to the outside right on top of Legacy! Not realizing that all three of his partners were out of the equation, Randy Orton stood up to realize that he had been surrounded by, not only all four members of the opposing team, but four men he "knows" very well. Orton quickly discovered that there was no way out and was soon looking up a the lights as The Undertaker delivered a Tombstone to "The Viper" to win the match for his team! After a match filled with new and old confrontations, including a face off between WrestleMania 25 opponents Shawn Michaels & The Undertaker, it was the team of The Undertaker, John Cena, & DX standing tall. Will these four Superstars have the same result this Sunday when they face off in their different Hell in a Cell Matches? Will D-Generation X finally end their feud with Legacy inside Hell in a Cell with a win over the confident duo or will Legacy put an end to the DX era? Will "The Viper" Randy Orton find some way to overcome the sheer grit and determination of John Cena this Sunday and regain the WWE Championship inside Hell in a Cell or will Cena’s promise to "destroy" Orton become a reality? After sabotage, controversy, and questionable decisions, it will all come to a head inside Hell in a Cell as CM Punk faces the toughest match of his WWE career as he defends the World Heavyweight Championship against the Superstar with the most Hell in a Cell experience, The Undertaker? Will "The Straightedge Champion" do the unthinkable and defeat Undertaker in his own domain or will "The Phenom" cast CM Punk into the shadows of hell and reclaim the World Heavyweight Championship inside his demonic home- Hell in a Cell?
Superstar of the Week: WWE Champion John Cena
The inaugural edition of WWE Hell in a Cell will come to you, live on pay-per-view, this Sunday night, October 4, from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
A rivalry for the ages will come to a hellish halt this Sunday as the demonic and unforgiving Hell in a Cell will be host to the WWE Championship Match between "The Champ" John Cena and "The Viper" Randy Orton. These two Superstars have had an on again, off again rivalry dating back to 2007 and both men have done unthinkable things to the other in order to get the upper hand. At WWE Breaking Point, John Cena endured literal torture at the hands of the sadistic Randy Orton and still forced "The Viper" to say the words "I Quit" to secure his fourth WWE Championship. Both men have laid claim to the WWE Title being their "life", but who will want it more when these warriors enter Hell in a Cell? Hell in a Cell will be Randy Orton’s final opportunity to regain the gold from John Cena. Will "The Viper" use his Hell in a Cell experience to regain the title or will the seemingly unstoppable John Cena put Orton through hell en route to retaining the WWE Championship?
At WWE SummerSlam, The Undertaker made his surprise return to the WWE when he laid the new World Heavyweight Champion, CM Punk, out with a chokeslam. At WWE Breaking Point, one of the most controversial matches in the history of the World Heavyweight Championship took place when The Undertaker challenged CM Punk for the World Heavyweight Title in a Submission Match. After forcing "The Straightedge Champion" to tap out to Hell’s Gate, it looked as though The Undertaker had made quick work of Punk and regained the World Heavyweight Championship. However, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long stepped in and declared that Undertaker’s Hell’s Gate submission hold was banned a long time ago and that meant that The Undertaker was not the World Heavyweight Champion and the match must continue. The match did continue and an even more controversial decision was then rendered. CM Punk quickly locked in the Anaconda Vice to The Undertaker and the referee rang the bell for the submission. The problem was that The Undertaker did not submit. CM Punk and the referee quickly got out of the dodge of a confused and irate Undertaker. On SmackDown the same week, General Manager Theodore Long explained himself to the fans and admitted that the actions of himself, the referee, and CM Punk were "pre-planned" to keep The Undertaker from winning the World Heavyweight Championship. After taking the GM for a "ride" that same night, Undertaker "convinced" Theodore Long to make some changes on SmackDown and to the World Heavyweight Title picture. After being removed from the casket he was placed in, a disheveled Theodore Long informed World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk that The Undertaker’s Hell’s Gate hold is now "100% legal" and that Undertaker would get a rematch for the World Heavyweight Championship inside The Undertaker’s personal torture chamber- Hell in a Cell. Who will survive the demonic structure known as Hell in a Cell this Sunday? Will the Cell veteran, Undertaker, cast CM Punk into hell this Sunday and reclaim the World Heavyweight Championship or will "The Straightedge Champion" find some way to survive The Undertaker and walk out of Hell in a Cell with the World Heavyweight Title intact?
At WWE Breaking Point, Legacy made their mark in the WWE by defeating the legendary D-Generation X in a Submissions Count Anywhere Match by forcing Shawn Michaels to tap out. Ever since returning to the WWE, DX has been on the wrong side of several vicious assaults by Legacy. This Sunday, Legacy will step into their first ever Hell in a Cell Match against two Cell veterans in Triple H & Shawn Michaels. Will Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase cement their Hell in a Cell legacy or will DX strive in the familiar surroundings of Hell in a Cell? Who will emerge victorious once hell has passed through Newark?
Unified Tag Team Champions Big Show & Chris Jericho have proclaimed that they are the "most dominant tag team in WWE history" and have taken big steps in legitimizing that claim by defeating teams like Cryme Tyme and MVP & Mark Henry, but will the tag champions be able to keep their gold against their toughest challenge to date; the team of "The Animal" Batista and the returning Rey Mysterio? Ever since returning to SmackDown, Batista has had to deal with Big Show & Chris Jericho in a two-on-one effort, but this Sunday, Batista will recruit the help of an old friend, Rey Mysterio, to try and take the Unified Tag Team Titles from Show & Jericho. Batista & Mysterio have won the WWE Tag Team Titles together in the past, but can these two former World Heavyweight Champions be the team that dethrones Big Show & Chris Jericho at WWE Hell in a Cell?
At WWE Hell in a Cell, the Intercontinental Championship will be up for grabs as the champion, John Morrison, defends against the #1 Contender Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler has failed to win the title in the past, but will this Sunday be the day that Dolph Ziggler gets the gold? Ever since crossing paths, John Morrison has ridiculed Dolph Ziggler and sent Ziggler to his boiling point. Will this prove to be detrimental for "The Guru of Greatness" or will Morrison walk out of WWE Hell in a Cell with the Intercontinental Championship?
Ever since winning the United States Title on June 1, United States Champion Kofi Kingston has been put through the ringer when it comes to his title defenses. Kofi has had to defend his title in several Triple Threats, as well as a couple Fatal 4-Ways, and even a 6-Pack Challenge, yet the resilient champion has survived all the challenges put in front of him. This Sunday at WWE Hell in a Cell, Kofi must put the gold on the line in another Triple Threat Match, but this time, it will be against two Superstars who are hungrier than ever to win the gold- The Miz and Jack Swagger. Can Kofi hang on to the United States Championship or will one of his confident challengers emerge victorious under the unique rules of the Triple Threat Match?
Over recent weeks, Alicia Fox has been a thorn in the side of Divas Champion Mickie James. At WWE Hell in a Cell, Mickie James will put the Divas Title on the line when she faces her #1 Contender Alicia Fox. Will Mickie leave as Divas Champion or will Alicia Fox get the upset win over Mickie and leave with the gold?
Born On: April 26, 1967 in Madrid, Spain
Resides: Knoxville, TN
Wrestler Since: June 18, 1992
Trained By: Ray Candy, Jeff Bradley, & Dean Malenko
Two Time World Champion (1x WWE & 1x ECW World)
Holds The Record For Most Eliminations In A Single Royal Rumble Match (Eleven Eliminations)
Holds The Record For Most Consecutive Appearances In The Royal Rumble Match (Ten Appearances To Date)
Holds The Record For Fastest Elimination In The Royal Rumble Match (Eliminated Santino Marella In 1.9 Seconds)
Two Time Intercontinental Champion
One Time Hardcore Champion
Star of the 2006 Film "See No Evil"
Eighth WWE Triple Crown Champion
Third WWE Grand Slam Champion
Ten Time Tag Team Champion (9x World & 1x WCW)
Nine Time World Tag Team Champion (2x w/ Mankind, 2x w/ X-Pac, 2x w/ The Undertaker, 1x w/ The Hurricane, 1x w/ Rob Van Dam, & 1x w/ Big Show)
One Time WCW Tag Team Champion (w/ The Undertaker)