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Hell in a Cell (2012)
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Information
Promotion WWE
Sponsor(s) WWE '13
Date October 28, 2012
Attendance 10,000
Venue Philips Arena
City Atlanta, Georgia
Pay-per-view chronology
Night of Champions (2012) Hell in a Cell (2012) Survivor Series (2012)
Hell in a Cell chronology
Hell in a Cell (2011) Hell in a Cell (2012) Hell in a Cell (2013)

Hell in a Cell was a professional wrestling pay-per-view event produced by WWE and presented by THQ's WWE '13. It was held on October 28, 2012 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. It was the fourth annual Hell in a Cell event. The event drew a total of 199,000 buys, which is an improvement over the previous year's event which drew 182,000 buys.

Background

The professional wrestling matches at Hell in a Cell featured professional wrestlers performing as characters in scripted events pre-determined by the hosting promotion, WWE. Storylines between the characters played out on WWE's primary television programs, Raw and SmackDown.

The main program involved CM Punk defending his WWE Championship against Ryback , contested inside Hell in a Cell. At Night of Champions the previous month, CM Punk and John Cena fought each other to a draw when Cena left his shoulders down while pinning Punk, making it a double pin. Following this, he continuously challenged Punk to a rematch, even while recovering from an arm surgery earlier in the month; Punk refused to accept. All the while Ryback, who was undefeated since re-entering WWE in April (not including his time as the character Skip Sheffield), had attempted to confront Punk with Punk usually escaping. This culminated on an episode of Raw where WWE Chairman Vince McMahon arrived and forced Punk to choose whether he wanted to face John Cena or Ryback. However, when Punk took too long to decide, with Cena's endorsement, McMahon made the decision for it to be Ryback. It was announced that it would be a Hell in a Cell match.

Hell in a Cell featured professional wrestling matches that involved different wrestlers from pre-existing feuds, plots, and story lines that played out on WWE's primary television programs. Wrestlers portrayed villains or heroes as they followed a series of events that built tension and culminated in a wrestling match or series of matches. The lead up to the event featured a tag team tournament to decide the number one contenders for the WWE Tag Team Championship.

Tag team number one contenders tournament:

Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
         
Team Rhodes Scholars
(Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow)
Pin
The Usos
(Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso)
2:54
Team Rhodes Scholars Pin
Team CoBro 3:07
Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd 5:59
Team CoBro
(Santino Marella and Zack Ryder)
Pin
Team Rhodes Scholars Pin
Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara 13:02
R-Truth and Kofi Kingston 4:29
The Prime Time Players
(Titus O'Neil and Darren Young)
Pin
The Prime Time Players 3:32
Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara Pin
Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara Pin
Primo and Epico 9:38

Results

No. Results Stipulations Times
1 Randy Orton defeated Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez) Singles match 13:40
2 Team Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow) defeated Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan and Kane) (c) by disqualification Tag team match for the WWE Tag Team Championship 11:11
3 Kofi Kingston (c) defeated The Miz Singles match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship 10:21
4 Antonio Cesaro (c) defeated Justin Gabriel Singles match for the WWE United States Championship 7:22
5 Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara defeated The Prime Time Players (Titus O'Neil and Darren Young) Tag team match 12:27
6 James Harrison (c) defeated Big Show and Mark Henry Triple threat match for the World Heavyweight Championship 20:26
7 Eve Torres (c) defeated Layla and Kaitlyn Triple threat match for the WWE Divas Championship 7:33
8 CM Punk (c) (with Paul Heyman) defeated Ryback Hell in a Cell match for the WWE Championship 11:21
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match