Hell in a Cell, the WWE’s annual pay-per-view that forces square pegs into round holes in order to try to make a buck, is coming up this Sunday. HIAC matches are no longer special and haven’t been for a decade. These are 10 matches that should never have been put inside Hell in a Cell.
Note: These are not the 10 worst Hell in a Cell matches. They are just matches that should not have been put inside the giant cage in the first place.
#10 Triple H vs. Chris Jericho (Judgment Day - May 19, 2002)
After a feud for the WWE Undisputed Championship that was uglier than sin, Chris Jericho found himself without any footing whatsoever in WWE. He didn’t even get a match on the PPV event directly after he main evented WrestleMania 18 in a losing effort against Triple H.
How did WWE rectify this? The following month, Chris Jericho got put inside the Hell in a Cell with Triple H. He was beaten bloody and lost the match on top of the cage, pinned after taking a Pedigree. It was the 8th Hell in a Cell match and the first that concluded outside of the ring.
WWE never even said that it was falls count anywhere rules. It had not been mentioned in any of the 7 prior matches. In any event, it was an average match that had no right to being put inside Hell in a Cell.