WWE Hell in a Cell is an annual pay-per-view, scheduled for October. The event gets its name from the flagship Hell in a Cell match, that is featured on the card. Although the WWE Hell in a Cell PPV began in 2009, the WWE Universe witnessed the first Hell in a Cell match, back in 1997.
Hell in a Cell match is a modified version of the Steel Cage match, featuring an approximate 20 ft Cell structure that surrounds the ring. During a Hell in a Cell match, there is usually no disqualification, no count-out, and only pinfalls and submissions can lead to victory.
The first-ever Hell in a Cell match, featuring The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels, apparently had a 16 ft tall Cell. Although the concept was to prevent outside influences from hampering the outcome of the match, Shawn Michaels went on to win courtesy of interference from the debuting Kane.
The punishment inflicted by the wrestlers upon each other during a Hell in a Cell match has resulted in it to be termed as a ‘demonic structure’. Both Jim Cornette and Vince Russo have claimed to be the brain behind Hell in a Cell, however, WWE credits the ‘Last Battle of Atlanta’ match between Tommy Rich and Buzz Sawyer to be the source.
|1.||Shawn Michaels defeated The Undertaker||Singles Hell in a Cell match to determine the #1 contender for the WWE Championship at WWE Survivor Series||WWE Badd Blood: In Your House (1997)||29:55|
|2.||The Undertaker defeated Mankind||Singles Hell in a Cell match||WWE King of the Ring (1998)||17:10|
|3.||The Undertaker defeated Big Boss Man||Singles Hell in a Cell match||WWE WrestleMania XV (1999)||9:48|
|4.||Triple H(c) defeated Cactus Jack||Singles Hell in a Cell ‘Title vs Career’ match for the WWE Championship. Since he lost, Cactus Jack was forced to retire||WWE No Way Out (2000)||23:57|
|5.||Kurt Angle(c) defeated The Undertaker, Rikishi, The Rock, Triple H and Stone Cold Steve Austin||Six-man Hell in a Cell match for the WWE Championship||WWE Armageddon (2000)||32:12|
|6.||Brock Lesnar(c) defeated The Undertaker||Singles Hell in a Cell Match for the WWE Championship||WWE No Mercy (2002)||27:18|
|7.||Triple H defeated Shawn Michaels||Singles Hell in a Cell match||WWE Bad Blood (2004)||47:26|
|8.||Batista(c) defeated Triple H||Singles Hell in a Cell match for the World Heavyweight Championship||WWE Vengeance (2005)||26:54|
|9.||D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) defeated Vince McMahon, Shane McMahon and Big Show||Two-on-three Handicap Hell in a Cell match||WWE Unforgiven(2006)||25:04|
|10.||Batista(c) defeated The Undertaker||Singles Hell in a Cell match for the World Heavyweight Championship||WWE Survivor Series (2007)||21:24|
|11.||The Undertaker defeated Edge||Singles Hell in a Cell match||WWE SummerSlam (2008)||26:43|
|12.||Randy Orton defeated John Cena(c)||Singles Hell in a Cell match for the WWE Championship||WWE Hell in a Cell (2009)||21:24|
|13.||Kane(c) defeated The Undertaker||Singles Hell in a Cell match for the World Heavyweight Championship||WWE Hell in a Cell (2010)||21:38|
|14.||The Undertaker defeated Triple H||Singles Hell in a Cell match with Shawn Michaels as the Special Guest Referee||WWE WrestleMania XXVIII (2012)||30:52|
|15.||Randy Orton defeated Daniel Bryan||Singles Hell in a Cell match for the vacant WWE Championship with Shawn Michaels as the Special Guest Referee||WWE Hell in a Cell (2013)||22:07|
|16.||Seth Rollins defeated Dean Ambrose||Singles Hell in a Cell match||WWE hell in a Cell (2014)||25:52|
|17.||Charlotte Flair defeated Sasha Banks(c)||Singles Hell in a Cell match for the RAW Women’s CHampionship||WWE Hell in a Cell (2016)||22:25|
|18.||The Usos defeated The New Day (Xavier Woods and Big E)(c)||Tornado tag team Hell in a Cell match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships||WWE Hell in a Cell (2017)||22:00|
|19.||Kevin Owens defeated Shane McMahon||Falls Count Anywhere Hell in a Cell match||WWE Hell in a Cell (2017)||39:00|
|20.||Randy Orton defeated Jeff Hardy||Singles Hell in a Cell match||WWE Hell in a Cell (2018)||24:50|
WWE Hell in a Cell 2021 took place on June 20, 2021 at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida.
The grades showcased on this page are based on the quality of the match, crowd involvement, and whether or not the segment/match delivered.
|Bianca Belair (c) vs. Bayley||WWE SmackDown Women's Championship Match inside Hell in a Cell||Bianca Belair def. Bayley|
|Cesaro vs. Seth Rollins||Singles Match||Seth Rollins def. Cesaro|
|Alexa Bliss vs. Shayna Baszler||Singles Match||Alexa Bliss def. Shayna Baszler|
|Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn||Singles Match||Sami Zayn def. Kevin Owens|
|Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair||WWE Raw Women's Championship Match||Charlotte def. Rhea Ripley via DQ|
|Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Drew McIntyre||WWE Championship Match inside Hell in a Cell||Bobby Lashley def. Drew McIntyre|