WWE Hell in a Cell: Randy Orton Captures WWE Championship
BarnBurner Sports Writer
Monday, October 26, 2020
After a grueling Hell in a Cell match, Randy Orton defeated Drew McIntyre with an RKO out of nowhere to capture the WWE Championship for the 14th time in his legendary career.
Orton’s performances in 2020 have been a great reminder to fans of just how great he still is in the ring and he put that on full display in tonight’s main event. The match made its way outside the cell and even saw Orton and McIntyre fight from the top of the cell, which ended with McIntyre taking a bump through the table.
As a result of the bump through the table, McIntyre had blood coming out of his mouth and struggling to make it back to the ring while Orton was taunting him and slowly following him back to the ring so he could win the match. I thought that this small detail helped in the storytelling aspect of the match as it showed the babyface, McIntyre, do everything possible to fight through the pain and continue the match while the heel, Orton, is following behind and letting McIntyre exert himself until he felt it was the right time to strike.
McIntyre was able to surprise Orton with a roll up and then hit the Claymore however, Orton rolled out of the ring to avoid being pinned. McIntyre rolled Orton back in the ring and attempted another Claymore but this time, Orton ducked and hit McIntyre with the RKO and pinned him to become the new champion.
The pay-per-view closed with the new champion Orton looking on from the ramp at an angry McInytre, who was in the ring processing what had happened and realizing that his WWE Championship reign had come to an end.
It is also important to note that The Miz defeated Otis earlier in the night to win the Money in the Bank briefcase and can now cash-in whenever he chooses. It will be interesting to see if The Miz chooses to hold the briefcase for an extended period or if he decides to cash-in as soon as possible.
This year’s Survivor Series takes place on November 22nd, which is exactly 10 years to the day that Miz cashed-in his Money in the Bank briefcase and defeated Randy Orton to become the new WWE Champion. Now that Orton is the new WWE Champion, could history repeat itself once again?
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