5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 27 July 2011
Hell in a Cell is one of WWE's greatest match types, and this dvd shows you all of those matches(up until 2008 when this was released). The only match not on here is Undertaker vs Big Boss Man, but as that is usually called the worst Hell in a Cell of all time it's understandable. The dvd is hosted by Mick Foley, he introduces each match and explains why the Cell was so dangerous. The matches on this dvd are:
Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels(Badd Blood 97) - This was the original Hell in a Cell match and it set the bar for matches that came after it, it did that very well because this was an amazing match. Undertaker dominates most of the match while Shawn Michaels is just trying to survive, this was a great fight. They broke out of the Cell at one point and even made their way on to the roof of the cell. This match also marks the debut of Kane who was involved in how the match ended and looked very impressive. 10/10
Stone Cold Steve Austin & Undertaker vs. Mankind & Kane(RAW 98) - Only two Hell in a Cell matches have ever happened on free tv, and both happened in this year(1998) This wasn't set up to be a huge match and was more of a taster to the match coming up on the PPV(The next match on the dvd). Stone Cold takers on Kane and Mankind outside the Cell to leave Undertaker alone with Paul Bearer inside of it. Undertaker beat the hell out of Paul. Kane tried to get into the Cell to stop it but Stone Cold stopped him. More of a segment than a match but still entertaining. 6.5/10
Undertaker vs. Mankind(King of the Ring) - This is the most famous Hell in a Cell match of all time, it is mostly remembered by the two huge moments with Mankind going off and through the cell. The rest of the match is very good too. The punishment taken by Mankind is incredible to watch, he ends up knocked out at one point in the match and at another point Undertaker goes to hit him and he just crumbles. A very entertaining match and very impressive on the part of Foley/Mankind with all the punishment he took annd how he kept going. 9/10
Mankind vs. Kane(RAW 98) - This match starts off on the outside with Undertaker and Kane both beating up Mankind. Undertaker falls from the Cell at one point and Mankind and Kane both take some punishment. The match ends when Stone Cold gets involved coming from under the ring.7/10
Triple H vs. Cactus Jack (No Way Out) - This match is for Triple H's WWE championship and if Foley loses his career is over, these two had an amazing match at the Royal Rumble that got very brutal. This match followed that one well. They beat the hell out of each other in the Cell. Triple H would make sure the Cell was properly locked with loads of chains because Cactus had been threatening to jump off the Cell roof onto Triple H, and Triple H didn't want that. The match did end up on the outside though and even onto the roof. This was a very brutal match that even used a 2X4 wrapped in Barbed wire(that would be set on fire). Cactus Jack gets a standing ovation after this match is over. 10/10
Kurt Angle vs. Rikishi vs. The Rock vs. Undertaker vs. Triple H vs. Steve Austin(Armageddon 2000)-For the WWE Championship. This match was chaos and great to watch. Everyone beat the hell out of each other in the Cell with everyone having problems with everyone else. The Cell wall was ripped off by Vince McMahon which let everyone out and they brawled around the arena. The story behind that was Vince McMahon didn't want this match to happen because it was too dangerous and it involved all his top stars/money makers. Mick Foley got rid of Vince though so it just made the match more chaotic People went onto the roof at times but most got off when Undertaker was up there(after what he did to Mankind at KOTR) Someone did end up going off the Cell though. This was a amazing match, very fun to watch and there was so much action. 10/10
Triple H vs. Chris Jericho(Judgment Day 2002) - Chris Jericho takes one of the biggest beatings of his career so far in this match. It was a great match and very underrated. There were lots of weapons used and again they got out the cell and went up to the roof(I believe this is the final Hell in a Cell match which featured wrestlers going on the roof) and this match was the only one to end on the top of the cell. 9.5/10
Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar(No Mercy 2002)- This was for the WWE championship. Going into this match Lesnar had broken Undertaker's hand/wrist and that played a part in this match with Lesnar punishing it and ripping off the cast it was in. This was a very bloody match and both men used the cell to their advantage and really punished their opponents. A very good match, better than expected(I don't know why I wasn't expecting a great match though) 10/10
Triple H vs. Kevin Nash(Bad Blood 2003) - This is for the World Heavyweight Championship. Mick Foley is the special guest referee in this one, it's a very good and violent match but I don't feel it was as good as the other(PPV) matches that have come before it on this set. Everyone ends up bleeding in this match(Foley included) 8/10
Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H(Bad Blood 2004) - This was part of a great rivalry between these two where they often had really good and brutal matches, and here they pretty much destroy each other, this is also the longest Cell match and they beat eachother up using weapons and everything for a little short of an hour, by the end both men are spending a lot of time on the ground because of the punishment they've taken. 10/10
Batista vs. Triple H(Vengeance 2005) - This was for the World Heavyweight title, it was part of a series of three matches where Batista had beaten Triple H twice and was going for his third win here. Triple H brought out the best in Batista and they put on a great match, using all sorts of weapons and huge moves, it's a very physical match and is probably Batista's greatest match(in my opinion). 10/10
Undertaker vs. Randy Orton(Armageddon 2005) - The Undertaker and Randy Orton had a great feud in 2005 and it really made Orton ino the main eventer that he is. This is a brutal match and very entertaining, Orton gets in some great counters on Undertaker but also takes a massive beating here. Weapons were introduced and Bob Orton got involved in the match too. 10/10
Degeneration-X vs. Shane McMahon, Mr. McMahon & Big Show(Unforgiven 2006) - This match featured a much larger Cell than in previous matches. In the opening seconds of the match Triple H and Shawn Michaels took out big show with a low blow to make the match even, they then went after the McMahons and beat the hell out of them using the cell and other weapons they could find, I think everyone in this match ends up bleeding quite a bit. A bit of a disturbing ending involving Big Show and McMahon but there is a amazing looking sledgehammer shot to Vince's back that looked painful. A different kind of Cell match but still very good. 9.5/10
Undertaker vs. Batista (Survivor Series 2007) - This was for the World Heavyweight title. These two had been feuding for almost a year at this point and this was a great way to end it. Like Triple H, Undertaker could bring the best out of Batista, and he did it again with this match. These two were always very physical and that showed in this match, they didn't use the cell that much but that didn't stop it being a great match 10/10
Overall I loved this dvd, the Hell in a Cell matches were always amazing to watch and they don't get boring, they were filled with brutality and great moments, I really recommend this dvd.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 5 July 2010
What can I say but here we have a three disc set produced by the WWE that is worth the watch with a fantastic host who has made some history with HIAC and he is the hardcore legend Mick Foley.
Mick Foley has made us jump out of our seats when he felt the wrath of the most deadliest match in WWE history called HIAC. I have to say that each HIAC match on this dvd was perfect to see and just awesome to watch as we saw of the greats go at in the devils playground.
My favourite match in this three disc set was the Cactus Jack HHH HIAC match from No Way Out 2000 where a title was up for grabs but also a career was on the line. This match had so many good spots where the cell was used and weapons were introduced like the steel steps and chairs. This match didn't just take place in the cell, but it also got took to the top where barbed wire wrapped in a 2x4 was set on fire and one of the most awesome moments in this match was where Foley fell through the cell.
I have to say that the only six man HIAC match from Armageddon 2000 was my second favourite because of the stars in it and it involved Kurt Angle defending his WWE title against HHH, Undertaker, Rikishi, Rock and Austin. The one good thing about this match was that it went everywhere and one of the greatest moments in the match was Taker chokeslamming Rikishi off the cell onto the back of a truck.
Other matches like the Undertaker vs Mankind from KOTR 1998 which should not be forgotten because of the two moments of Foley being thrown off the cell and put through the cell by the Undertaker.
HHH vs Y2J was a pretty decent enough battle from JD 2002 but I would say that the HIAC match between Brock and the Undertaker at No Mercy 2002 was the best.
Overall an enjoyable three disc dvd set produced by the WWE and is highly recommemded for those who like the HIAC match.
on 26 October 2014
I can't add to what others have already said. Hell In A Cell is hosted perfectly by the one man that is synonymous with the demonic structure - Mick Foley. Listing every Hell in A Cell match up to 2008 with the exception of Undertaker vs Big Boss Man and the derivative Kennel In A Cell (Both considered the worst of all time). But believe me, that does not affect the history of the cell presented here. For the first time since its broadcast, I was able to see the brilliant 6 man Hell In A Cell. It proves that 6 is too many for the Cell (which is probably why the Elimination Chamber was created) There are many highlights on this 3 disc set. and with Mick linking each one, this is a thoroughly enjoyable addition to your WWE collection.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 8 April 2010
I had waited so long for something like this, and finally it's here. The greatest match in WWE, Hell In A Cell, all of them. The pick of the bunch is obviously the six man title match were the champion Kurt Angle takes on The Rock, Stone Cold, The Undertaker, Rakishi and Triple H 5/5. It is without a doubt one of the greatest matches of all time, if you have never seen it this DVD is worth getting just for thismatch alone. A close 2nd is the meeting between The Undertaker and Mankind 5/5 were Mankind gets treated like a ragdoll, we've all seen the clip of him been thrown of the cell but that's just the start of the madness.
The other matches included are Undertaker V Shawn Michaels 5/5, Stone Cold & Undertaker V Kane & Mankind3/5, Kane V Mankind4/5, Triple H V Cactus Jack 5/5 ( Cactus Jacks career on the line), Triple H V Chris Jericho4/5, Brock Lesnar V Undertaker 5/5, Triple H V Kevin Nash 4/5, Triple H V Shawn Michaels 4/5, Batista V Triple H 4/5, Undertaker V Randy Orton4/5, D-Generation V Shane & Vince McMahon & Big Show 5/5, and Batista V Undertaker 5/5.
The last two matches I mentioned were in the new call that was constructed for the Big Show, the cell is bigger and more stable, also more dangerous. Every single one of these matches is golden in it's own way. For me the ones with Mick Foley will have you on the edge of your seat time and again. For every WWE fan this is a must hav DVD, so get it now and enjoy.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 2 February 2013
the dvd is excelent, exactly what i was expecting. I wpuld definitely consider buying from this particular buyer again .