Weighing nearly five tons and at a height of 20 feet, the Hell in a Cell structure has captivated wrestling fans for years. Hell in a Cell matches have always left fans on the edge of their seats, while the structure itself creates possibilities for “OMG” (insert JR’s voice) moments that wrestling fans remember and cherish. Hell in a Cell matches are rare in the WWE, as there have only been 28, and 25 of them have been part of pay per views. The reason for this rarity is they are often used as the climax for certain feuds. The first Hell in a Cell match was introduced at Bad Blood in 1997, and since then there have been many incredible matches. This paved the way for WWE to make Hell in a Cell part of its annual pay per views in 2009, with its marquee matches taking place in Hell in a Cell. This move has backfired a little bit, as many WWE fans feel that the Hell in a Cell matches has lost their luster.
This list looks at the top 10 Hell in the Cell matches of all time. All the entries on this list happened before WWE decided to move towards a "PG" viewership. This concept of a match isn’t intended for this type of viewer hip, it is for the fans who are dying to hear the excitement in JR’s voice, believing every word that comes out of his mouth. It is for the extreme wrestling fans who love to see their heroes put their bodies on the line in Hell in a Cell.
10 Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels - Bad Blood 2004
9 Triple H vs. Chris Jericho - Judgment Day 2002
8 The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar - No Mercy 2002
7 Triple H vs. Batista - Vengeance 2005
6 Triple H vs. Cactus Jack - No Way Out 2000
5 Kurt Angle vs. The Undertaker vs. Triple H vs. Stone Cold vs. The Rock vs, Rikishi - Armageddon 2000
4 The Undertaker vs. Edge - SummerSlam 2008
3 The Undertaker vs. Triple H - Wrestlemania XXVIII
2 The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels - Badd Blood 1997
1 The Undertaker vs. Mankind - King of the Ring 1998
There's no surprise that this match is number one on the list. Whenever someone mentions Hell in a Cell, most people immediately think of this match and relive one of the best bumps in wrestling history, when Mankind was thrown from the top of the cell onto the announcers table. This resulted in Jim Ross exclaiming one of the most memorable lines in wrestling history: “Good God almighty! That killed him! As God as my witness, he is broken in half!” This match also provided the remarkable moment when The Undertaker chokeslammed Mankind through the top of the cell, causing him to brutally land in the ring. All this would’ve been enough to satisfy any wrestling fanatic. However, these two legends had more in store for the fans, as Mankind brought out the thumbtacks resulting in him getting chokeslammed on them. The match was so good that it was voted Pro Wrestling Illustrated match of the year in 1998. This match was everything the attitude era was about (warning, do not watch if you’re a PG wrestling fan).
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