Of all the gimmick matches that are in WWE, Hell in a Cell has to be my favorite one. It is a match that never fails to impress me. Nearly all the matches are brutal as they are incredible. This DVD sets lives up to every expectations I had for it. It has almost all the HIAC matches (well not Taker vs. Boss Man) up to 2007. Hardcore Legend Mick Foley hosts this set along with the promos for the feuds for each match.
Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels- Bad Blood 1997
This was the very first HITC ever. It is a very fast paced match that sets the bar for future HITC matches. Both Taker & HBK take a ton of bumps in this match. A funny bit in this match includes HBK attacking a camera man so the refs can unlock the door so HBK can escape which leads to both men fighting on top of the Cell. Taker gives HBK a big beating in the final moments of the match with some of the hardest chairshot shots ever. Kane makes his WWE debut by breaking down the door and giving Taker a tombstone to cost him his match. This was a fantastic match. It was truly a defining moment for both men.
Kane & Mankind w/ Paul Bearer vs. WWE Champion Stone Cold Steve Austin & Undertaker- RAW IS WAR 1998
As one reviewer has stated already, this was more of a segment than an actual match. But it's still very entertaining nonetheless. Kane & Mankind go outside the Cell to attack Austin. Paul Bearer locks himself in the Cell to protect himself. Boy was he wrong because Undertaker was under the ring waiting for that. Paul Bearer gets a big beat down while Kane tries to find a way in. It's just a fun moment to the DVD.
Undertaker vs. Mankind- King of the Ring 1998
I don't think this match needs any intro. If there is any word to define this match, it's LEGENDARY! It was an intense & brutal match. Mick Foley takes what might be his worst beating in his career! Falling off the 16 feet high Cell is a sight to see. But that doesn't stop him from coming back, only to get chokeslamed THROUGH the cell. But EVEN THAT DOESN'T STOP HIM! Both men truly put on a Hell (no pun intended) of a match. It ends with a crazy thumbtack spot. This match proves two important things. One is that Mick Foley has one of the bravest hearts out of many wrestlers. The other is that Undertaker is the ultimate badass in WWE history!!! A must see match for anyone.
Mankind vs. Kane- RAW IS WAR 1998
A forgotten HITC. This was a fun match, but nowhere near as good as the others. Mankind tries to climb the Cell AGAIN before Undertaker pulls him down which results in Mankind landing on the tables and hitting his head on the floor which looked like it hurt. Both Kane & Mankind pull off a good main event on RAW. The thumbtacks appear again, this time Kane lands on them with his butt. Stone Cold Steve Austin appears in this match and gives Kane a beat down. This was a short but sweet match.
WWE Champion Triple H Vs. Cactus Jack- No Way out 2000
This was not only Triple H's first HITC match, but also the first time the title was on the line in HITC. Both men give us a great main event. A 2x4 wrapped in barbwire makes an appearance and is later set on fire. It is also the first time both wrestlers left the cell through a broken cell wall of instead of the door. There is a nice table spot and Foley falls through the cell again. This time with a more safer landing. It seemed to catch Triple H by surprise too, look at his reacting afterward. This match is what Foley considered his swan song of a match and he got a good send off by the fans. A great match worth seeing.
WWE Champion Kurt Angle vs. Undertaker vs. The Rock vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Triple H vs. Rikshi- Armageddon 2000
This was the first time ever that Hell in a Cell had not two, but six men fighting each other. It was a truly fantastic match for the attitude era because it has six of the best wrestlers ever in that era. This is one of my all time favorites. It was a wild and crazy match with everyone out to get one another. Some of my favorite parts go from everyone using their famous finishers on each other in 5 minutes, Vinny Mac trying to tear the Cell down, to Undertaker chokeslaming Rikishi off the cell. It's an epic match that never gets boring. A must see!
Triple H vs. Chris Jericho- Judgment Day 2002
The Hell in the Cell had been gone for almost a year, so it was about time for it to make a come back. What better way to bring it back by putting it in the feud between HHH & Y2J. Both men put on a great bout and remains to be one of their best. A ladder & steel steps come into play. Y2J bumps into ref Tim White and beats the shit out of him. It's a crazy moment with Y2J yelling "You SOB! You cost me the match!!" to him. Both Triple H & Y2J go up to the top of the cell where they finish the fight. This makes it the only time where the pin fall happens on top of the Cell.
Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar- No Mercy 2002
This was a very bloody bout. Both men bleed, but Taker gets the worst of it. Heck, even Paul Heyman bleeds. The Cell is used a lot in this match. But this is the first time neither of them go outside of the Cell to fight on top of it. The whole match takes place inside and it's still fantastic. But Paul Heyman's yelling could get annoying after a while. The ending was great and it was fitting to this match.
Triple H vs. Kevin Nash w/ Mick Foley as the referee- Bad Blood 2003
Many people hated this match for some reason. I thought it was a great match. Both men beat the crap out of each other. Mick Foley adds more to this match as he's always ready to count the pin fall on Triple H. All three men bleed in this match and its ending was unpredictable. Not the very best cell match, but still a great match nonetheless.
Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels- Bad Blood 2004
This has to be the longest Hell in the Cell match ever, because this two beat the hell out of each other for an hour. This was truly one of their best bouts behind their last man standing match at Royal Rumble 04. A ladder gets used in this match and as does the Cell. The ending was truly emotional and it was a great way to end their feud. Check it out.
World Champion Batista vs. Triple H- Vengeance 2005
This was the final encounter of this men starting from Wrestlemania 21. It was a brutal match for the World Heavyweight Title. Both men bring a ton of weapons here and both bleed a lot. This match was made to truly put Batista over and it did it well. The ending was epic as Triple H attempts to hit Batista with the sledgehammer as he's being power bombed. Great match!
Undertaker vs. Randy Orton- Armageddon 2005
After being attacked for the whole year by Orton, Taker had enough as decided to finish at in the match he made famous. This might be their best match together as it was brutal and fast paced. Randy Orton takes some very nasty chair shots by Taker and a table comes into play. It had a ton of reversals like Orton giving Taker a tombstone. This match also had the door open since Triple H vs. YJ2 in 2002. Randy's father gets involved only to get beaten down by Undertaker. The ending is also an epic way to end their long "Legend vs. Legend Killer" feud that started at Wrestlemania 21. Don't pass this up, it's a great match.
DX (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) vs. Big Show and the McMahons (Vince & Shane) - Unforgiven 2006
This match famously introduced the new 20 feet tall Cell which is still being used today. This has to be the best of DX's matches together since they returned together. This bout was brutal as Vince, Shane & Big Show dominated DX for a good portion before they came back. The ending to this match was funny as DX shoves Vince's face up Big Show butt. I'm serious!! This was a great bout and a good way to end the feud between Vince & DX.
World Champion Batista vs. Undertaker- Survivor Series 2007
Anytime these two men were paired together, it turns to gold. This was a great way to end their year long feud. Both men really beat the crap out of each other and they were always on the same page. There were many close calls and it was an unpredictable bout. Edge makes an appearance which adds to the match but might disappoint some because it didn't end clean. But this was still a great match between these two forces of destruction and it might be their best match.
I feel like this DVD should have included Undertaker vs. Edge at Summerslam 2008. That was also a damn good match and would have been a great way to finish this DVD. But you can get that in Undertaker's Deadliest Matches DVD, so it's ok. I also wish there was more special features like in ring segments that involved the Cell. Mick Foley's comments on each match are fantastic and he seemed like he had fun with it. This is a must buy DVD from WWE and Hell in a Cell is one of the best. Don't pass it up, get ASAP!!!!
- Language: English, French
- Region: Region 2 ( DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 3
- Studio: Wwe
- Run Time: 500.00 minutes
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- ASIN: B00MFLSQ3U