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WWE Hell in a Cell- Matches list, Statistics & Rules

Hell in a Cell(HIAC) match is a special cage match created by WWE. The concept was made famous by several matches by the Undertaker and Triple H against various opponents. The concept has become so famous that WWE now holds a special PPV every year with the matches at the centerstage.

There have been more than 40 HIAC matches in WWE so far. The Undertaker has appeared and won the most number of matches. The first Hell in a Cell match took place at Bad Blood: In Your House 1997 PPV where Shawn Michaels defeated the Undertaker. The first women’s Hell in a Cell match took place at the namesake PPV in 2016 where Charlotte Flair retained her WWE RAW Women’s Championship against Sasha Banks.

For detailed statistics, keep reading the article.

Structure

The Hell in a Cell is a 5 sided cuboid steel chain cage. It is different from a steel cage in the sense that it is made up of open-weave steel mesh chain fencing. Also, the top part of the HIAC cell is also covered which is not the case with a normal steel cage. The cage also covers some ringside area. Earlier, the steel chains used to be black colored, which are now changed to red in recent years.


Rules

A typical Hell in a Cell match can be considered as a street fight or a no holds barred match. The wrestlers are free to use any kind of equipment and are free to roam anywhere inside the cage. To win the match, the aim is not to leave the cage. The match can only end via either pinfall or submissions in the ring. The tag team or handicapped match is a tornado tag match by default.

Also, a Hell in a Cell match cannot end in a DQ or stoppage. However, there have been some exceptions to both these rules sometimes:

  • Mankind vs Kane match at RAW is War on 24 August 1998 called to end with a no-contest after Stone Cold Steve Austin’s attack
  • Triple H pinned Chris Jericho on the top of the cell at Judgement Day 2002.
  • Randy Orton vs John Cena match on WWE RAW 28 September 2009 ended in a no contest.
  • Kevin Owens vs Shane McMahon match at Hell in a Cell 2017 took place under Falls Count Anywhere rules and Owens pinned McMahon outside the cell.
  • Seth Rollins vs The Fiend Bray Wyatt match at Hell in a Cell 2019 ended in a referee stoppage.

Hell in a Cell Matches List (With Infography)

There have been 41 matches officially with Hell in a Cell stipulation till now. Details of all those matches are given below.

Match No.ParticipantsStipulation/TitleEventDateLocationWinnerTimeRemark
1Shawn Michaels vs. The UndertakerSingles MatchBadd Blood: In Your House 1997October 5, 1997Enterprise Center, St. Louis, Missouri, United StatesShawn Michaels29:55Number one contender Match for the WWF Championship at Survivor Series
2The Undertaker and Stone Cold Steve Austin vs.  Mankind and KaneTornado Tag Team MatchRaw Is WarJune 15, 1998Freeman Coliseum , San Antonio, Texas.The Undertaker and Stone Cold Steve Austin10:38
3The Undertaker vs. MankindSingles MatchKing of the Ring 1998June 28, 1998Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaThe Undertaker17:38
4Mankind vs. KaneSingles MatchRaw Is WarAugust 24, 1998Corestates Center, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaMankind07:41
5The Undertaker vs. Big Boss ManSingles MatchWrestleMania XVMarch 28, 1999Wells Fargo Center, Philedalphia, PennsylvaniaThe Undertaker09:48
6Triple H(c) vs. Cactus JackWWF ChampionshipNo Way Out 2000February 27, 2000XL Center, Hartford, ConnecticutTriple H23:57
7Kurt Angle(c) vs.  The Undertakervs. Triple H vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Rikishi vs. The RockSix Man Match for WWF ChampionshipArmageddon 2000December 10, 2000Jefferson Convention Complex, Birmingham, AlabamaKurt Angle32:12
8Triple H vs. Chris JerichoSingles MatchJudgment Day 2002May 19, 2002Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TennesseeTriple H24:06
9Brock Lesnar(C) vs. The UndertakerWWE ChampionshipNo Mercy 2002October 20, 2002Simmons Bank Arena, North Little Rock, ArkansasBrock Lesnar27:18
10Triple H(c) vs. Kevin NashWorld Heavyweight ChampionshipBad Blood 2003June 15, 2003Lakewood Church Central Campus, Houston, TexasTriple H21:01Special guest referee Mick Foley
11Triple H vs. Shawn MichaelsSingles MatchBad Blood 2004June 13, 2004Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OhioTriple H47:26
12Batista(c) vs. Triple HWorld Heavyweight ChampionshipVengeance 2005June 26, 2005Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, NevadaBatista26:54
13The Undertaker vs. Randy OrtonSingles MatchArmageddon 2005December 18, 2005Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode IslandThe Undertaker30:31
14D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) vs. Mr. McMahon, Shane McMahon and Big Show2 on 3 Handicap matchUnforgiven 2006September 17, 2006Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, CanadaD-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels)25:04Debut of the amplified version of the cell
15Batista(c) vs. The UndertakerWorld Heavyweight ChampionshipSurvivor Series 2007November 18, 2007American Airlines Arena, Miami, FloridaBatista21:24
16The Undertaker vs. EdgeSingles MatchSummerSlam 2008August 17, 2008Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IndianaThe Undertaker26:43
17The Undertaker vs. CM PunkWorld Heavyweight ChampionshipHell in a Cell 2009October 4, 2009Prudential Center, Newark, New JerseyThe Undertaker10:24
18John Cena(C)
vs. Randy Orton
WWE ChampionshipHell in a Cell 2009October 4, 2009Prudential Center, Newark, New JerseyRandy Orton21:24
19D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) vs. Legacy (Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase)Tornado Tag Team MatchHell in a Cell 2009October 4, 2009Prudential Center, Newark, New JerseyD-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels)17:48
20Randy Orton(c) vs. SheamusWWE ChampionshipHell in a Cell 2010October 3, 2010American Airlines Center, Dallas, TexasRandy Orton22:51
21Kane(c) vs. The UndertakerWorld Heavyweight ChampionshipHell in a Cell 2010October 3, 2010American Airlines Center, Dallas, TexasKane21:38
22Mark Henry(c) vs. Randy OrtonWorld Heavyweight ChampionshipHell in a Cell 2011October 2, 2011Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LouisianaMark Henry15:54
23Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena vs. CM PunkTriple Threat Match, WWE ChampionshipHell in a Cell 2011October 2, 2011Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LouisianaAlberto Del Rio24:07
24The Undertaker vs. Triple HSingles MatchWrestleMania XXVIIIApril 1, 2012Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, FloridaThe Undertaker30:52
25CM Punk(c)  vs. RybackWWE ChampionshipHell in a Cell 2012October 28, 2012State Farm Arena, Atlanta, GeorgiaCM Punk 11:22
26CM Punk vs. Ryback & Paul HeymanHandicap MatchHell in a Cell 2013October 27, 2013American Airlines Arena, Miami, FloridaCM Punk13:48
27Randy Orton vs. Daniel BryanWWE ChampionshipHell in a Cell 2013October 27, 2013American Airlines Arena, Miami, FloridaRandy Orton22:07Vacant WWE Championship Match, Special guest referee Shawn Michaels
28John Cena vs. Randy OrtonWWE World Heavyweight ChampionshipHell in a Cell 2014October 26, 2014American Airlines Arena, Dallas, TexasJohn Cena25:52Number one contender Match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
29Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose Singles MatchHell in a Cell 2014October 26, 2014American Airlines Arena, Dallas, TexasSeth Rollins14:00
30Roman Reigns vs. Bray WyattSingles MatchHell in a Cell 2015October 25, 2015Staples Center, Los Angeles, CaliforniaRoman Reigns23:08
31Brock Lesnar vs. The UndertakerSingles MatchHell in a Cell 2015October 25, 2015Staples Center, Los Angeles, CaliforniaBrock Lesnar18:10
32The Undertaker vs. Shane McMahonSingles MatchWrestleMania 32April 3, 2016AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TexasThe Undertaker30:08
33Roman Reign(c) vs. RusevWWE United States ChampionshipHell in a Cell 2016October 30, 2016TD Garden, Boston, MassachusettsRoman Reign24:35
34Kevin Owens(c) vs. Seth RollinsWWE Universal ChampionshipHell in a Cell 2016October 30, 2016TD Garden, Boston, MassachusettsKevin Owens23:15
35Sasha Banks(c) vs. Charlotte Flair WWE Raw Women’s ChampionshipHell in a Cell 2016October 30, 2016TD Garden, Boston, MassachusettsCharlotte Flair22:25
36The New Day (Big E and Xavier Woods)(c) vs. The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso) Tornado Tag Team Match for WWE SmackDown Tag Team ChampionshipHell in a Cell 2017October 8, 2017Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MichiganThe Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso)22:00
37Kevin Owens vs. Shane McMahonHell in a Cell Falls Count Anywhere MatchHell in a Cell 2017October 8, 2017Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MichiganKevin Owens39:00
38Randy Orton vs. Jeff HardySingles MatchHell in a Cell 2018September 16, 2018AT&T Center, San Antonio, TexasRandy Orton24:50
39Roman Reigns(C)  vs. Braun StrowmanWWE Universal ChampionshipHell in a Cell 2018September 16, 2018AT&T Center, San Antonio, TexasNo contest24:10Special guest referee Mick Foley
40Becky Lynch(C) vs. Sasha BanksWWE Raw Women’s ChampionshipHell in a Cell 2019October 6, 2019Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CaliforniaBecky Lynch21:50
41Seth Rollins(c) vs.  “The Fiend” Bray WyattSingles MatchHell in a Cell 2019October 6, 2019Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, CaliforniaSeth Rollins17:30
42Roman Reigns(c) vs. Jey UsoI Quit Match
(Universal Championship)
First I Quit Match in a Hell In A Cell
43Drew Mcintyre(c) vs. Randy OrtonWWE Championship
44Bayley(c) vs. Sasha BanksSmackDown Women’s Championship

Infography

Statistics

Some main points related to Hell in a Cell match statistics:

  • Total Matches – 41
  • Total Women Matches – 2
  • Average length of matches – 22 minutes and 34 seconds
  • Longest match – Triple H vs Shawn Michaels at Bad Blood 2004 – 47 minutes and 26 seconds
  • Shortest match – Mankind vs Kane on WWE RAW 24 August 1998 – 7 minutes and 41 seconds
  • The Undertaker has the most number of Hell in a Cell matches in WWE(14) and most wins(8).

Matches by Wrestler & Win-Loss Ratio

WrestlerMatch(es)Win(s)Loss(es)Win %
The Undertaker148657%
Triple H96367%
Randy Orton74357%
Shawn Michaels43175%
CM Punk42250%
Mankind/Cactus Jack4040
Roman Reigns32167%
John Cena31233%
Kane31233%
Seth Rollins31233%
Shane McMahon3030
Batista220100%
Brock Lesnar220100%
Kevin Owens220100%
Stone Cold Steve Austin21150%
Bray Wyatt/”The Fiend”2020
Ryback2020
Sasha Banks2020
Alberto Del Rio11 0100%
Becky Lynch110100%
Charlotte Flair110100%
Jey Uso110100%
Jimmy Uso110100%
Kurt Angle110100%
Mark Henry110100%
Big Boss Man1010
Big E1010
Big Show1010
Braun Strowman1010
Chris Jericho1010
Cody Rhodes1010
Daniel Bryan1010
Dean Ambrose1010
Edge1010
Jeff Hardy1010
Kevin Nash1010
Mr. McMahon1010
Paul Heyman1010
Rikishi1010
Rusev1010
Sheamus1010
Ted DiBiase1010
The Rock1010
Xavier Woods1010

Matches by Match Type

  • Singles Matches – 34
  • Tornado Tag Match – 3
  • Handicapped match – 2
  • Triple Threat Match – 1
  • Six Pack Challenge Match – 1

Matches by Championship

  • WWE/WWF Championship – 9
  • World Heavyweight Championship – 6
  • WWE Universal Championship – 3
  • WWE RAW Women’s Championship – 2
  • WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship – 1
  • WWE United States Championship – 1

Matches by Location

  • Dallas, Texas – 4
  • Boston, Massachusetts – 3
  • Miami, Florida – 3
  • Newark, New Jersey – 3
  • San Antonio, Texas – 3
  • Detroit, Michigan – 2
  • Los Angeles, California – 2
  • New Orleans, Louisiana – 2
  • Sacramento, California – 2
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – 2
  • Arlington, Texas – 1
  • Atlanta, Georgia – 1
  • Birmingham, Alabama – 1
  • Columbus, Ohio – 1
  • Hartford, Connecticut – 1
  • Houston, Texas – 1
  • Indianapolis, Indiana – 1
  • Las Vegas, Nevada – 1
  • Miami Gardens, Florida – 1
  • Nashville, Tennessee – 1
  • North Little Rock, Arkansas – 1
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – 1
  • Providence, Rhode Island – 1
  • St. Louis, Missouri – 1
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada – 1

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