The Hell in a Cell match is one of the most famous stipulations of all time. It came to the point where, like Elimination Chamber and Money in the Bank, Hell in a Cell got its own pay-per-view named after it.
People say that, nowadays, Hell in a Cell matches aren’t what they used to be, but there are still some matches that leave us in awe. I’m here to count down the top 10 Hell in a Cell matches of all time.
Oh, and Undertaker vs. Mankind will not be on this list. Not because I don’t love it, it is a great match taking away those two spots, but it would be too obvious if I put this in.
10. Alberto Del Rio vs. CM Punk vs. John Cena – Triple Threat Hell in a Cell match for the WWE Title – WWE Hell in a Cell 2011
This match does not get talked about enough. It was the first triple threat Hell in a Cell match in history. The match itself was great and violent with three amazing wrestlers. However, what makes this match really amazing is the ending. After Del Rio won the title, two men in hoodies came in and attacked everyone in that match. Those two men turned out to be R-Truth and the Miz (the Awesome Truth), who had been fired by Triple H the previous week. The ending was chaotic, violent, and something that made you want to see what happened next.
This was around the time when Raw was using some more realistic themes in its program. In this case, the police had to come in and “arrest” the two, which made for some great TV. So, while the match was great, the ending made this match one of the more memorable Hell in a Cell matches of the modern era.
9. John Cena vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Title – WWE Hell in a Cell 2009
You can say whatever you want about this feud, like how it went on for months and months, but you can’t deny that the matches these two had were great. This match in particular was one of the best parts of the feud. The bout showed the viciousness of Randy Orton, and the perseverance of John Cena.
It was also nice to see Cena lose clean, since in that time, it was rare for Cena to lose in a non-screwy way. This match showed that even if the feud was stupidly long, it was worth it for some of the matches that these two had.
8. Kurt Angle vs. The Undertaker vs. Triple H vs. Stone Cold vs. The Rock vs. Rikishi for the WWF Title – Armageddon 2000
This was a Hell in a Cell match with (arguably) six of the company’s best wrestlers, and it lived up to the hype.
Everyone got some memorable spots, like Triple H hitting the Rock with a Pedigree on the car, or Rikishi getting Chokeslammed off of the cell by the Undertaker.
It is a match that will remain in our memories for more than one reason.
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