“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
October 25, 2020
A video kicks off the show hyping up the matches we’ll see on
tonight’s show. We then go live into the WWE ThunderDome to see a
big pyrotechnics display.
The Hell in a Cell structure is lowering over the ring.
Video Package: WWE Universal Championship
WWE Universal Championship – “I Quit” Hell in a Cell Match
Jey Uso vs. Roman Reigns (c) w/ Paul Heyman
If Jey Uso loses this match, he will have to acknowledge Roman
Reigns as the Tribal Chief and take orders from him. If Uso refuses
that, he and his entire family, including Jimmy Uso, will be exiled
from the Anoa’i family.
The bell rings, and Uso shouts that Reigns has changed. Reigns says
he hasn’t changed. He’s just doing what he has to for the family.
They lock up, and Reigns sends him into the ropes for a shoulder
block. Reigns gets him to his feet and uppercuts him down. Reigns
hits a snap suplex. Uso struggles to get to his feet, and Reigns
bounces him off the top turnbuckle. Reigns hits a corner
clothesline, and Uso collapses to the mat. Uso gets to his feet and
stumbles to the corner. Reigns clotheslines him in the corner again
and looks in pity as his cousin struggles to get up. Reigns goes for
another corner clothesline, but Uso boots him back. Reigns blocks a
big boot, but Uso comes back with an enzuigiri. Uso superkicks him
and sends him out of the ring. Uso then hits a suicide dive that
drives Reigns into the Hell in a Cell structure.
Uso gets Reigns in the ring and clotheslines him over the top rope.
Uso follows up with another suicide dive. Reigns charges, but Uso
ducks him and sends him into the wall. Uso sends him into the wall
while talking trash. Uso shouts that today is the day Reigns will
quit. Uso gets Reigns in the ring and follows him in. Uso goes to
charge him, but Reigns stuns him with a Spear. Reigns looks down and
looks sorry for Uso. Reigns tells him he should have stayed home.
Reigns stomps him and goes to the outside. Reigns goes under the
ring and grabs a steel chair. Uso stuns him with a baseball slide
and hits the ropes again, but Reigns forearms him back. Reigns gets
in the ring, hits the ropes, and CRUSHES Uso with a Spear.
Reigns says he doesn’t want to have to do this. Uso is making him
the bad guy. Reigns says he will end him if he gets up. Uso
struggles to his feet. Reigns hits the ropes, but Uso knees him in
the face and superkicks him down. Uso quickly goes to the top rope
and hits an Uso Splash. Uso holds his ribs in pain. Uso struggles to
get back to the top rope and hits another Uso Splash.
Uso goes under the ring and grabs a large leather strap. Paul Heyman
looks worried at ringside. Uso cranks back and smacks Reigns on the
back with the strap. Uso talks some trash and whips Reigns again.
Reigns winces in pain. Uso hits him a third time, and Reigns
immediately responds with his third Spear of the match! Uso shouts
that he can’t breathe. Reigns calmly gets to his feet and grabs the
leather strap. Reigns whips Uso and shouts that he’s the one that
does the whipping around here. Reigns continues to whip Uso, who
shrieks in pain with each slap. Reigns ties the strap around Uso’s
wrist and whips him some more. Uso won’t quit.
Reigns pulls Uso up to his feet with the strap around his wrist. Uso
holds onto the middle rope and then releases to hit Reigns with a
forearm. Reigns hits him back, but Uso continues to punch him back.
Uso superkicks him and ducks a Superman Punch. Uso then wraps the
strap around Reigns’ neck and is choking him out! Reigns is fading
away and the referee is checking on him. Reigns makes a slight burst
of a comeback, but Uso squeezes him harder. Reigns is unconscious.
The referee checks on Reigns, but cannot end the match because he
hasn’t said, “I Quit.” Uso shouts that Reigns quit. The referee says
Reigns passed out, but he didn’t quit.
Uso grabs a steel chair and waits for Reigns to regain
consciousness. Reigns slowly comes to. Uso goes for a chair shot,
but Reigns catches him with a Superman Punch. Reigns applies the
guillotine, but Uso won’t quit. Uso instead passes out. Reigns tells
him to just say the words. All Uso had to do was acknowledge him.
The referee continues to ask Uso, but he’s unresponsive. Reigns
angrily drags him to the apron and hits a Drive By Dropkick. Reigns
continues to forearm him and yell at him. Reigns puts Uso’s head
next to the ring post and sets up the steel steps next to his head.
Reigns goes to sandwich Uso’s head into the ring post with the steel
steps. Reigns then sandwiches him with a Drive By Dropkick!
The referee is terrified for Uso and goes to call off the match.
Reigns stops the referee from calling the match off. The referee
shouts that his cousin is unconscious. Reigns throws the referee out
of the ring and continues to attack Uso. Adam Pearce and the rest of
the WWE officials run down to help out.
Reigns goes outside and tries to throw the steps into the ring, but
they bounce off the ropes. Reigns finally gets them in the ring and
puts them over Uso’s face. Reigns says he needs to stop testing him.
There’s no going back. Reigns will end him. Uso is unconscious.
Reigns lifts the steps over his head, but Jimmy Uso runs down and
covers his brother. Jimmy asks what Reigns is doing. Jimmy says they
can fix the problems with them. Reigns is tearing up and puts his
head down. Reigns is crying and buries his head in his hands. Jimmy
says this is not the way to handle business. Jimmy extends his hand,
and Reigns grabs it. They’re crying… and then Reigns locks Jimmy in
the guillotine. Jimmy furiously taps out. Jey comes to and grabs his
brother, trying to rip Reigns off him. Jey then quits to save his
brother from Reigns.
Winner and still WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns
Reigns stands over his cousins and holds up the Universal
Championship. The Wild Samoans Afa and Sika (Reigns’ father) come
out to the stage. They embrace Reigns and put a lei around his neck.
The Wild Samoans acknowledge Reigns as the Tribal Chief.
Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Samoa Joe talk about what they just
witness from Roman Reigns.
Elias makes his way to the ring and talks about how Jeff Hardy tried
to end his career by hitting him with a car. He survived and wrote
an album. Before he pays Hardy his royalties, he’s going to sing a
song. Elias sings about Hardy drinking alcohol until Hardy
Elias vs. Jeff Hardy
They lock up, and Elias powers him to the corner. Hardy fights out,
and they lock up again. Elias knees him, but Hardy fights back with
an atomic drop, a snapmare, and a rolling neck snapper for a two
count. Hardy applies a hammerlock and clubs the back. Elias gets out
and goes for a chin lock, but Hardy fights out and puts the
hammerlock back on. Elias fights up and knocks Hardy out of the
ring. Elias goes outside and drives him into the barricade. Hardy
fights back and sends Hardy into the barricade. Hardy sends him out
of the ring and hits a baseball slide. Hardy jumps off the steel
steps, but Elias sidesteps him. Hardy barely makes it in before the
Elias stomps away at Hardy for a bit and applies a chin lock. Hardy
fights out with a jawbreaker. Hardy punches back, hits an inverted
atomic drop, and a double leg drop to the midsection. Hardy hits a
low dropkick and a big splash for a near fall. Elias quickly sends
him to the corner and puts him in the electric chair position. Elias
turns him into a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall. Hardy fights
back and boots him back before hitting Whisper in the Wind for a
near fall. Hardy gets fired up and goes to the top rope. Elias pulls
himself to the apron, so Hardy stands on the ring post. Elias pulls
himself out of the ring, and Hardy gets down. Elias grabs his
guitar, but Hardy kicks him. Hardy grabs the guitar and smashes it
over Elias’ back!
Winner by Disqualification: Elias
Video Package: Law & Otis
Kayla Braxton is backstage with Otis and Tucker. Otis starts to
gyrate, but says The Miz has taken so much from him… and he’s very
Money in the Bank Contract Match
The Miz w/ John Morrison vs. Otis (MITB) w/ Tucker
They lock up, and Otis quickly throws him across the ring. Otis hits
a body slam and picks up a two count. Otis scoops him up, but Miz
slides off and goes for a Skull Crushing Finale. Otis gets out, and
Miz runs to the apron. Otis pulls him in and stomps him. Miz begs
Otis off before pulling him out of the ring. Miz goes for a baseball
slide, but Otis moves. Otis then clotheslines him down. Otis bounces
Miz off the commentary table and puts him in the ring. John Morrison
distracts Otis, so Miz hits a kneeling DDT for a near fall.
Miz chokes Otis on the ropes. The referee backs Miz up, so Morrison
chokes Otis. Miz hits Otis with his patented corner clothesline and
follows up with a diving axe handle for a two count. Otis fights
back, but Miz applies a sleeper hold. Otis powers out, but Miz big
boots him for a near fall. Miz starts the IT Kicks, but Otis gets
fired up. Otis begins to gyrate before punching Miz. Otis hits a
clothesline and shoulder tackle before hitting the ropes to turn him
inside out with a shoulder block. Otis sends him into the ropes for
a flapjack. Otis avalanches Miz in the corner and sets up for a
Caterpillar. Morrison pulls Miz out of the ring. Otis follows him
out, but Miz gets in the ring. Miz big boots him. Morrison goes to
hit Otis with the Money in the Bank briefcase, but the referee
catches him. She ejects Morrison from ringside.
Miz rolls Otis up for a near fall. Otis clotheslines Miz down for a
near fall. Miz grabs the apron as Otis drags him into the ring and
knocks Otis away. Tucker hits Otis in the head with the Money in the
Bank briefcase. Miz looks stunned and covers Otis to win.
Winner by Pinfall and new Money in the Bank holder: The Miz
Kayla Braxton interviews The Miz and John Morrison backstage. Miz
says he’s been consistent for 15 years and will bring prestige to
the briefcase. Otis took it for granted, just like he took Tucker
for granted. Tucker walks up and says it was always about Otis, but
that’s over now.
Video Package: SmackDown Women’s Championship
SmackDown Women’s Championship – Hell in a Cell Match
Sasha Banks vs. Bayley (c)
As Hell in a Cell lowers around them, Banks kicks Bayley’s chair out
of the surroundings. Banks tells her to fight on her own. Bayley
retreats, but Banks catches her and punches away at her former best
friend. Banks applies the Bank Statement, but Bayley gets out of the
ring. A kendo stick gets pulled out, and Banks beats Bayley down.
Banks then knees her in the head to take her out. Banks grabs a
table out from under the ring and sets it up. Bayley attacks her and
grabs the table. They have a tug of war with the table, and Banks
drives Bayley into the Hell in a Cell wall. Banks then runs off the
table and hits a meteora against the Cell. Banks gets her in the
ring and hits another meteora off the top rope for a near fall.
Banks grabs a steel chair, but Bayley rolls her up for a near fall.
Bayley drops her on the apron and punches her off. Banks lands
awkwardly near the table at ringside. Bayley goes to hit her with a
chair, but comically misses. Banks goes for a meteora off the apron
into the Cell wall. Banks bounces off Bayley and lands HARD on her
tailbone. Banks is down for a few moments before getting up and
putting Bayley in the ring. Bayley snaps her off the ropes and goes
to send her into the wall, but Banks hangs onto the wall. Banks
jumps back to the apron and attacks Bayley before hitting a
hurricanrana into the cage wall.
Banks goes under the ring and grabs two kendo sticks. Banks wedges
the two sticks into the hand holes of the steel steps and the fence
wall. Bayley goes for a suplex on the kendo stick bridge, but Banks
fights it and charges. Bayley gives her a drop-toe-hold into the
sticks. Banks holds her neck in pain. Bayley sets up another kendo
stick bridge and hits a guillotine catapult into them. Banks
recently recovered from a neck injury caused by Bayley. Bayley gets
her in the ring for a two count.
Bayley attacks the neck and applies a chin lock. Bayley hits a
neckbreaker for a two count. Bayley and Banks are on the apron.
Bayley goes for a swinging back suplex, but Banks fights out. Banks
then hits a sunset flip powerbomb off the apron into the Cell wall!
Banks gets Bayley in the ring for a two count. Banks sets up a chair
and puts Bayley’s head through it, but Bayley gets out and drops her
face first onto the chair. Bayley wedges a chair in the corner and
whips Banks, but Banks moves. Banks then drives Bayley headfirst
into the chair. Bayley avoids an avalanche and hits a sunset flip
bomb into the chair. Bayley drags her to the center of the ring and
covers, but Banks kicks out. Bayley goes to the top rope for a
Flying Elbow Drop, but Banks kicks out again.
Banks fights back and hits a backstabber before applying the Bank
Statement. Bayley squirms out and wraps Banks in the ring apron.
Bayley slams Banks’ face off the steel frame of the ring and hits
her in the back with the kendo stick a few times. Bayley grabs two
kendo sticks and some electrical tape. Bayley tapes the ends of the
kendo sticks together and makes a bridge from the fence to the ring
frame. It doesn’t work out that well. Bayley goes to grab Banks, but
Banks sprays a fire extinguisher in her face. Bayley scrambles to
the door, but it’s locked shut. She somehow grabs her chair. Banks
attacks Bayley and sends her into the wall a few times before
hitting a meteora against the wall.
Banks gets Bayley in the ring and grabs a kendo stick. Banks
viciously beats Bayley down with the kendo stick and starts crying.
Bayley crawls over to the steel chair, but Banks cuts her off. Banks
goes to the top rope for a big splash, but Bayley gets the chair up!
Both women are down. Bayley rolls out of the ring to recover. Banks
goes to grab her, but Bayley slams her down on the floor. Bayley
gets her in the ring for a near fall. Bayley angrily throws her out
of the ring, goes under, and grabs a ladder. Bayley props the ladder
up on two chairs end to end. Bayley attacks Bank and bounces her
face off the ladder. Bayley lays her on the ladder and goes back
under the ring. Bayley spray paints an “X” on Banks’ midsection.
Bayley goes for a Diving Elbow Drop with the chair, but Banks moves.
Banks hits a meteora into the corner. Banks hits Bayley-To-Belly
onto the ladder for a near fall!
Bayley counters out of a backbreaker and knees her in the face.
Bayley connects with a Bayley-To-Belly for a near fall. Banks takes
her down and wraps the chair around Bayley’s head as she applies a
Bank Statement to get the submission. Bayley’s yearlong title reign
Winner by Submission and new SmackDown Women’s Champion: Sasha Banks
Charly Caruso is backstage with The Hurt Business. She asks about
the challenge made by Mustafa Ali for a member of their stable to
face someone from RETRIBUTION. Bobby Lashley is stepping up and
putting the United States Championship on the line against Slapjack.
WWE United States Championship
Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Slapjack
Slapjack throws his t-shirt at Lashley and attacks, but Lashley soon
overwhelms him. Lashley throws him around and beats on him. Slapjack
mounts a comeback and hits a cannonball in the corner for a two
count. Lashley fights out of a chin lock, but Slapjack boots him
back. Slapjack follows up with a DDT for a two count. Slapjack goes
to the top rope, but Lashley throws him off and hits a pair of
clotheslines. Lashley connects with an overhead belly-to-belly
suplex. Slapjack charges, but Lashley hits a one-armed spinebuster.
Lashley applies a Hurt Lock and Slapjack taps out!
Winner by Submission and still WWE United States Champion: Bobby
RETRIBUTION immediately gets in the ring and attacks Lashley.
Mustafa Ali gets on the apron and directs traffic with T-Bar and
Mace. Lashley fights T-Bar and Mace off before The Hurt Business
comes down. Lashley hit one of them with a flatliner. RETRIBUTION
Survivor Series will be a celebration of The Undertaker.
Video Package: WWE Championship
WWE Championship – Hell in a Cell Match
Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Randy Orton
While McIntyre is making his entrance, Orton attacks him from
behind. McIntyre quickly fights back at him, and they brawl around
the Hell in a Cell before clearing off the commentary table. Orton
goes for a back suplex on the table, but McIntyre fights out.
McIntyre bounces him off the table cover. They brawl around the
structure again. McIntyre knocks Orton into the ring and slams the
door shut. The referee locks the door.
The match officially begins. Orton is wearing pants from his
disguise. Orton kicks McIntyre at the official start, but McIntyre
punches back. They trade blows before McIntyre chops the chest in
the corner. Orton goes for an RKO, but McIntyre gets out and
clotheslines him over the top rope. McIntyre drives Orton into the
cage wall. McIntyre drives him into the wall again and shouts for
Orton to tell him how it feels. McIntyre digs Orton’s head into the
cage before putting him in the ring for a two count. Orton goes
outside, so McIntyre follows and attacks. McIntyre lifts Orton up
and drives him into the cage wall twice. McIntyre then turns and
drives Orton’s back into the ring post. McIntyre grabs a steel chair
and hits Orton in the midsection before smacking it off his back.
McIntyre then whips him hard into the wall. McIntyre grabs the steel
steps and drives it into Orton’s face. McIntyre throws them, but
Orton manages to get out of the way.
Orton is down in the ring. McIntyre gets in and sizes him up.
McIntyre goes for a Claymore Kick, but Orton moves and hits him in
the knee with the steel chair. Orton hits him again before digging
the chair into McIntyre’s jaw, which recently healed from a hairline
fracture. Orton covers for a two count. Orton slowly gets him out of
the ring and puts McIntyre’s head on the bottom of the steel steps.
Orton then stomps his head! McIntyre looks completely out of it.
Orton grabs McIntyre’s head and presses it hard against the cage
wall. McIntyre screams in pain. Orton removes his pants and wraps
them around McIntyre’s head. McIntyre soon tries to fight back,
Orton cuts him off and whips him into the other steel steps. Orton
stands the larger half of the steel steps up on the end and grabs
McIntyre. McIntyre blocks a shot into the steps and head-butts
Orton. McIntyre bounces Orton off the steps. Orton manages to fight
back and whips McIntyre hard into the standing steel steps.
Orton grabs a table and props it up against the cage wall. Orton
gets in the ring, and McIntyre fights back at him with some punches.
Orton quickly comes back with an inverted headlock backbreaker, but
McIntyre kicks out at one. Orton gets McIntyre to his feet, but
McIntyre fights back. Orton whips him to the corner, but McIntyre
powers out and hits a clothesline. McIntyre hits another clothesline
and an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. McIntyre hits another
belly-to-belly suplex and sizes Orton up. McIntyre goes for a Future
Shock DDT, but Orton gets out. McIntyre drops him with a jumping
neckbreaker and waits for him to get up. McIntyre puts him in a
fireman’s carry, but Orton gets out and leaves the ring. McIntyre
follows him out, so Orton attacks. Orton charges, but McIntyre grabs
him and hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex through the table
leaning against the cage wall!
McIntyre grabs Orton’s head and talks some trash before putting him
in the ring. As McIntyre steps between the ropes, Orton kicks the
middle rope into McIntyre’s groin! Orton drops him with a draping
DDT for a one count! Orton goes under the ring and grabs bolt
cutters. Orton then cuts the lock off the Hell in a Cell and leaves
Orton goes to walk up the ramp, but McIntyre follows him out and
attacks. McIntyre sends him into the barricade, but Orton soon takes
him down. Orton looks at the Hell in a Cell structure and starts to
climb. Orton goes to the top of the Hell in a Cell and looks down at
the WWE Champion. McIntyre looks up and nods his head. McIntyre
thinks about it… and starts to climb!
McIntyre gets to the top of the Hell in a Cell structure and
challenges Orton! Orton grabs a steel pipe and swings, but McIntyre
takes him down. McIntyre punches away at him on top of the cage. A
great camera angle shows Orton pressed against the cage panel. Orton
eventually clips McIntyre’s knee with the pipe! Orton starts to
climb down from the Hell in a Cell to escape McIntyre. McIntyre
follows him off. In the center of the Hell in a Cell are four
footholds. Orton bounces McIntyre’s face off the Hell in a Cell
wall. They’re hanging precariously above ringside. Orton then knocks
him off the Hell in a Cell through the commentary table! Orton is
pleased with himself!
McIntyre is bleeding from the mouth as trainers check on him. Orton
calmly climbs down and approaches the broken WWE Champion. They take
some time to show replays of what happened to McIntyre.
Orton eventually gets McIntyre back inside Hell in a Cell and rolls
him into the ring. Orton starts to stalk McIntyre. Orton calmly
looks up at the ceiling of the Hell in a Cell structure before
getting ready. Orton goes for an RKO, but McIntyre counters into a
backslide pin for a two count. McIntyre immediately follows up with
a Claymore Kick, but it knocks Orton out of the ring! McIntyre goes
outside and powers the unconscious Orton back into the ring.
McIntyre sets up in the corner and sizes Orton up. Orton slowly
comes to. McIntyre goes for a Claymore Kick, but Orton ducks it!
Orton immediately hits an RKO for the win!
Winner by Pinfall and new WWE Champion: Randy Orton
Randy Orton walks up the ramp with his newly won WWE Championship.
McIntyre seethes in anger as he watches him.