That doesn’t exactly clear things up. The ending to Hell In A Cell was controversial to say the least, as Universal Champion Seth Rollins attacked the Fiend relentlessly with more than ten Stomps, a Pedigree, a ladder, a chair, a toolbox and a sledgehammer. The match was eventually stopped by the referee, earning a chorus of booing from the fans. So what exactly was the plan?

According to, the official idea for the ending to the match was a referee stoppage due to Rollins going too far. The ending came when Rollins placed several objects on top of the Fiend’s face and crushed them with a sledgehammer. The referee told him not to but Rollins did it anyway, resulting in the bell ringing. After the match was over, the Fiend popped up and attacked Rollins, laying him out with the Mandible Claw to end the show.

Rollins hit him hard and often. Check out part of the main event:


Opinion: I’m not sure if this is something that is going to stick as the ending of the main event came off as a disqualification. At the end of the day, WWE looks like they had a disqualification in the end of their match built around limitless brutality. After everything else that has happened in those matches before, that was enough to stop one of them? I don’t see how that is going to work.

What did you think of the main event? Will this explanation work? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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