Backstage: Triple H & Shawn Michaels Talking Some More
Backstage, Triple H and Shawn Michaels are shown talking. HHH is in his power suit, while HBK is in a referee shirt. Michael Cole notes that when they were shown talking earlier, it seemed casual, but now it appears to be all business. HBK walks away looking kind of bummed or angry or something, while HHH turns around and also looked kind of worked up a bit.
Vacant WWE Championship:
Hell In A Cell (Special Referee: Shawn Michaels)
-Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan
Out first is the special guest referee for tonight’s main event, WWE Hall Of Famer Shawn Michaels. Next is Randy Orton, followed by Daniel Bryan. Before the cage lowers to start the main event, Triple H’s music hits. Out comes the WWE COO. HHH comes out carrying the vacant WWE Championship belt. HHH comes into the ring with the belt. He shows it to Orton and shakes his hand. He shows it to Bryan and extends his hand for a shake as well. Bryan simply shakes his head “no.” HHH smiles and walks off. He hands the belt to HBK. HBK holds it up. The Hell In A Cell structure lowers as the lights flicker. It’s time for our main event of the evening everybody! Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan, with special guest referee Shawn Michaels, inside of Hell In A Cell for the vacant WWE Championship. The bell sounds and our main event is now officially underway. As soon as the bell sounds the “Yes!” chants immediately start pouring out of the fans in attendance in the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.
Bryan blocks a shot from Orton and then hits him with one of his own. Orton kicks Bryan and sends him to the outside. Bryan catches Orton with a quick dropkick but Orton responds with a snap powerslam. Orton tries for the suspension DDT, but Bryan fights it off and hits a giant shotgun missile dropkick from the top rope. Bryan kicks away at Orton’s legs and midsection in the corner. Bryan flips over Orton in the corner, but runs into a dropkick. Orton duplexes Bryan across the top rope, then kicks at his stomach. Orton picks Bryan up and duplexes him across the top rope again, wearing down Bryan’s midsection. Orton continues the assault with another suplex on the ropes. Orton follows up with a huge splash, sending Bryan crashing from the apron into the cell wall. Orton picks Bryan up to toss him into the steel steps.
Orton picks up the top half of the steps and runs them into Bryan before tossing them aside. He picks up the bottom half of the stiars and stands them up on end. Orton grinds Bryan’s face into the cell wall, then he tries to whip him into the steps, but Bryan is able to reverse it. Bryan kicks Orton in the chest repeatedly before slamming Orton’s head into the cell wall, then the steps. Bryan brings things back into the ring and gets a two count. Bryan continues the assault with more kicks to the shoulders, chest and back. Bryan picks Orton up and seats him on the top rope, trapping him in the tree of woe. Bryan kicks at Orton’s chest before backing up and charging in with a low dropkick to the face. Bryan pulls Orton down and hits him with a big uppercut. Bryan misses a kick, but dropkicks Orton over the top rope. Bryan hits a suicide dive, sending Orton crashing into the cage, then another. Bryan goes for a third, but Orton moves and assists Bryan smashing face-first into the cell wall. Orton picks Bryan up and crotches him against the ring post, before hitting the across the back backbreaker out of it. Orton picks Bryan up and tosses him into the ring, following and going right for the pin. Orton says it’s over.
Orton picks Bryan up and sets him on the top rope. Orton punches away at Bryan, and follows up with head butts. Orton heads to the top after Bryan, but Bryan fights him off and hits an awesome sunset powerbomb. Orton and Bryan get to their knees and trade uppercuts. they stand and continue trading blows in an impressive display. Orton scores with a kick, but Bryan hits a running clothesline. Bryan stands and hits a running dropkick in the corner. Bryan hits a second dropkick in the corner and follows with kicks. Bryan seats Orton on the top rope and connects with a top rope hurricanrana. Bryan stands on the top rope and leaps off with a flying head butt. Bryan goes for the pin and gets two. Bryan kicks Orton’s chest, but misses a kick to the head. Orton gets a roll up, but Bryan is able to counter into the yes lock. Orton gets to the ropes but it doesn’t matter. Orton rolls to the outside, but Bryan follows and runs him into the cage repeatedly. Bryan grinds the side of Orton’s face into the cell wall before hitting a running dropkick. Bryan goes under the ring and grabs a chair. Bryan waits for Orton to stand and he hits him in the gut, then across the back. Bryan nails Orton again before throwing the chair into the ring. Bryan throws another chair in the ring. And another. And another. And another. And another. I counted ten chairs in the ring. Now Bryan throws Orton back into the ring.
Orton is able to grab a chair and he uses it to hit Bryan a couple of times and set up a near fall. Orton whacks Bryan across the back, but Bryan still won’t stay down. Orton grabs a different chair and blasts Bryan across the back for another two count. Orton tosses the chairs into a pile in the middle of the ring. Orton picks Bryan up and seats him on the top rope. Orton heads up to the top, but Bryan fights him off. Orton comes back and crotches Bryan, going after him again. Orton suplexes Bryan on top of the chairs, mainly just his leg, and Orton goes for the pin, getting another two count. Hunter is ringside again, and he’s telling HBK to do his job on the three counts. In the ring, Bryan catches Orton with a big kick, and Orton comes back with a huge exploder. HBK doesn’t see the pin as he’s distracted with Hunter. Orton pops out of the ring and gets in Michaels’ face. HBK tells Hunter to get off his back and let him do this. Orton gets back into the ring and almost gets caught in the yes lock. Orton fights out and hits Bryan with the suspension DDT.
Orton ends up throwing Bryan into the ropes, and instead, Bryan accidentally collided with Shawn Michaels. This led to HHH demanding that ringside officials open the Hell In A Cell cage door. Bryan nails Orton with the running knee. As HHH is entering the cage, Bryan is trying to revive HBK so he can make the count. HHH finally gets in the cage. He runs over and throws Bryan on the ground. HHH is asking HBK if he is okay. Meanwhile, Bryan is in the opposite corner setting up another running knee. HHH turns around and blamo, Bryan nails him with the running knee. HHH is now down. As this is going on, Michaels is finally back to his feet. He is hunched over. Bryan turns around and blamo again. Michaels blasts Bryan with Sweet Chin Music. HBK is now down and checking to see if HHH is ok. As that is happening, Orton covers Bryan. Michaels realizes this, stands up, and hesitates momentarily. Michaels counts one. Michaels counts two. And Shawn Michaels, ladies and gentlemen, counts three. Randy Orton is the new WWE Champion. HBK is back checking on HHH as Orton’s music plays and he celebrates with his newly won WWE Championship. We go off the air with the announcers talking about the sequence of events that just transpired.
Winner and NEW WWE Champion: Randy Orton