Hello again wrestling fans and welcome to the most controversial countdown in the history of sports. THIS is Pounding 7’s. With Hell in a Cell rapidly approaching, it is fitting to countdown the greatest Hell in a Cell matches of all time. Again these are my opinions, and my opinions alone. I encourage you to all disagree and comment what you think. Lets get down to binness.
This comes from Josh about the man the myth and the legend of Haku.
It had been rumored that Haku was one of the most feared wrestlers backstage because he was involved in many bar fights, and actually killed someone in a bar fight. Is there any truth to this?
Absolutely no truth to this what-so-ever. Haku was one of the most respected wrestlers backstage and was a team player. He would be glad to put over top tier wrestlers like Hogan, Warrior, Bret Hart, just to name a few. Even in WCW, he would put over guys like Sting, Luger, Flair, and again even Hogan. The monster gimmick that Haku portrayed was simply one to put the fear of god in to his opponents, but in truth, he was a super nice guy and did things by the book. Haku is one of the best workers in the history of wrestling.
This weeks heel turn we once again take you back to 1989. Throughout the year, referee Teddy Long was involved in some very controversial moments as a referee, making subjectible calls and often costing some faces matches. At the Clash of the Champions VI, it all came to a head, when Long used a fast three count to give the Varsity Club, Mike Rotunda and Steve Dr Death Williams the win and the tag team championship over the Road Warriors. Long would then become a full time manager, after he was fired from the NWA from being a referee. He would form the Skyscrapers, made up of Danny Spivey and Sid Vicious. They would face off against the Road Warriors through much of 1989, until he took over the managerial duties with Ron Simmons and Butch Reed, Doom.
The top 7 Hell in a Cell matches.
The Undertaker vs Shane McMahon- While the match to me really still did not make any sense, and was not the best I have ever seen. I have to give this at least an honorable mention, simply because of when Shane jumped (not thrown off) JUMPED off the top of the cell on to the Undertaker (who got out of the way) below
Seth Rollins vs Dean Ambrose- Hell in a Cell 2014- Two of the members of the Shield face off in an epic battle of supremacy.. Seth Rollins emerged victorious in his first ever Hell in a Cell match.
Kurt Angle vs The Undertaker vs The Rock vs Steve Austin vs Triple H vs Rikishi- The first and so far the only 6 pack Hell in a Cell match came to us at Armageddon 2000. One of the highlights of the match was when Rikishi fell from the top of the Cell on to a truck filled with hay stacks. My question was: with all these superstars, why was Rikishi in this match?
7. Triple H vs Shawn Michaels- Bad Blood 2004 saw two of the most athletic and most popular WWE Superstars of all time. Triple H and Shawn Michaels go back all the way to 1996 as the members of the kliq. These two were best of friends, but when Shawn made his return in 2002, they had an epic street fight at Summerslam. They would face off numerous times for the WWE Championship, and it culminated at Bad Blood inside Hell in a Cell, won by Triple H.
6. The Undertaker vs Edge- Summerslam 2008, a show that I attended gave us two world championship matches, but neither one was the main event. On this night, the Hell in a Cell match between Edge and the Undertaker gave us the highlight of the night. With the Undertaker victorious, the post match was the most memorable as he choke slammed Edge off the ladder and through the ring, and then in his dead man state, sets the ring on fire, with Edge still under the ring.
5. Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker- No Mercy 2002 featured a very brutal Hell in a Cell matchup between Brock Lesnar and the Undertaker for the WWE Championship. Brock, who was defending the championship against the deadman emerged victorious and retained the championship. I can still remember him standing on top of the cell with the championship high over his head.
4. Triple H vs Cactus Jack- No Way Out 2000 gave us yet another fantastic Hell in a Cell match up with Mick Foley. This time with Triple H for the WWE Championship. Like 1998 two years earlier, when Foley took a series of bumps off the cage itself, he was literally backdropped on top of the cage and fell through, giving Triple H the victory.
3. The Undetaker vs Triple H- Wrestlemania 2014 featured some tremendous matches. No other match stole the show better than Triple H and the Undertaker inside of Hell in a Cell. This match was also featured with a special guest referee, Shawn Michaels, a long time friend of Triple H. Shawn did everything in his power to help out his good buddy, but in the end, it was the Undertaker who reigned supreme and came out with the victory.
2. The Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels- 1997 featured the first ever Hell in a Cell match in 1997 with Taker and Shawn. The match was intense from start to finish. Speaking of the finish, this marked the debut of the Undertaker’s brother, Kane, who came out to tombstone The Undertaker that gave Shawn Michaels the win in the first ever Hell in a Cell match up.
1.The Undertaker vs Mankind- King of the Ring 98 featured easily the most grueling Hell in the Cell matches of all time. This is the Cell match that Mankind was thrown clear off the top of the cage on to the tables below. He also went through the top of the cage to the mat, busting a hole through his bottom lip. If that is not enough, he also got slammed through a pile of thumbtacks. Oh yeah, Undertaker won the match shortly after, but Mankind became one of the most respected men in the locker room after this match.
Thats all for this week, did I leave any out? Give us your countdown.
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