I’d say it’s unanimous. There have been a lot of pay per views in wrestling history. Some of them are more memorable than others and that may not always be the best thing in the world. Sometimes these endings are memorable for a great match or an important moment, but other times they are remembered because they are just so bad. That seems to be the case this time around.
According to Wrestling Observer Radio, the backstage reaction to the ending to Hell In A Cell was nearly universally negative. The ending, which saw Seth Rollins vs. the Fiend end in a referee stoppage after excessive violence was seen as a disaster with almost no one defending it. After the main event ended, fans shouted demands for refunds, chanted for AEW and wanted the match restarted, all to no avail.
You can see some of the ending here. Check out WWE’s version of the results:
Opinion: Is anyone surprised by this? I can’t remember the last time I saw a main event with absolutely nothing positive to say about it. There was nothing in that match or in the post match beatdown that would suggest it was anything good. I’m really not sure how WWE came to the conclusion of doing that ending but I’m almost scared to imagine what they decided didn’t work.
What did you think of the ending? How would you have handled it? 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 kbwrestlingreviews.com, 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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