Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman for the WWE Universal Championship closed out this year’s Hell in a Cell pay-per-view. Mick Foley served as the special referee on the 20 year anniversary of the infamous Hell in a Cell match from 1998.
This was a brutal match as you would expect. Late in the match, Strowman hit Reigns in the head with steel steps at ringside and again inside the ring. Strowman followed up by dropping the steps onto Reigns’ ribs as Corey Graves said that Reigns might have internal injuries. Strowman hit the running powerbomb but Reigns was able to kick out.
Reigns gained momentum and hit a spear through a table in the corner of the ring. Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre made their way to ringside but Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose ran down to even the odds. Eventually, Ziggler climbed up the cell but Rollins went up after him. Ziggler and Rollins fought on the top of the cell but McIntyre and Ambrose also climbed up. Ambrose had a kendo stick with him. Ziggler was the first to climb down but Rollins followed him. They were about halfway down as they traded punches. Both of them crashed and burned through the announcer’s table.
Brock Lesnar’s music played and he made his way down to the cell with Paul Heyman. Lesnar kicked through the cell and broke through. Heyman sprayed something in Foley’s eyes as Lesnar brought the cell door into the ring. Lesnar then smashed part of the table onto Strowman and then beat the hell out of Reigns and Strowman with another piece of a table.
Lesnar hit Strowman and Reigns with an F-5 and then walked to the back with Heyman. A new referee ran in and called for the bell. The show ended with Michael Cole saying that neither man could continue. There was no finish for this match.