With the 2013 incarnation of Hell in a Cell pay-per-view (PPV) now just one day away from invading the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, the editors at WWE.com decided it would be a grand idea to rank the top 10 Hell in a Cell matches in history.
It should be noted that as of right now, not including the two scheduled to take place tomorrow night (Oct. 27), there have only been 26 Hell in a Cell matches, and one of those was a dark match. So it isn't like there's a particularly long list to choose from.
Still, most of them have been good and some of them have been spectacular, so let's get to the list to see who made the cut:
10. D-Generation X vs. Mr. McMahon, Shane McMahon, & Big Show (Unforgiven 2006)
9. Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels (Bad Blood 2004)
8. Brock Lesnar vs. Undertaker (No Mercy 2002)
7. Batista vs. Triple H (Vengeance 2005)
6. Undertaker vs. Edge (SummerSlam 2008)
5. Undertaker vs. Mankind (King of the Ring 1998)
4. Undertaker vs. Kurt Angle vs. Rikishi vs. Triple H vs. The Rock vs. Steve Austin (Armageddon 2000)
3. Undertaker vs. Triple H (WrestleMania 28)
2. Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels (Badd Blood 1997)
1. Triple H vs. Cactus Jack (No Way Out 2000)
Wow. Where to start?
Undertaker showing up in six of the top 10 is not a surprise considering how many of these matches he's participated in. Same for Triple H, who also shows up six times.
But it's damn near inexcusable to place "The Game's" match against Mick Foley from No Way Out 2000 at the top of the list, mostly because Undertaker vs. Michaels in the first Cell match is not just the best Cell match but one of the greatest matches in the history of WWE.
It was a legitimate five-star bout.
It's also shocking that Undertaker vs. Mankind would slip all the way to number five if only because it's probably the second most famous match in WWE history. Those insane bumps Foley took deserve better than that ranking, right?
Plus, while Undertaker vs. Triple H at WrestleMania 28 was absolutely a classic, that had nothing to do with the fact that it was a Hell in a Cell match. The cage was used as window dressing, really. It was more like a great match that just so happened to take place inside that structure.
It also feels like the six man from Armageddon is getting massively overrated here based on star power alone. It was a good match, sure, but should probably be bumped back about five spots or so.
Actually, let's just go ahead and rearrange the list. Here's what my top 10 would look like:
10. Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels (Bad Blood 2004)
9. Undertaker vs. Kurt Angle vs. Rikishi vs. Triple H vs. The Rock vs. Steve Austin (Armageddon 2000)
8. Triple H vs. Chris Jericho (Judgment Day 2002)
7. Triple H vs. Undertaker (WrestleMania 28)
6. Batista vs. Triple H (Vengeance 2005)
5. Undertaker vs. Edge (SummerSlam 2008)
4. Brock Lesnar vs. Undertaker (No Mercy 2002)
3. Triple H vs. Cactus Jack (No Way Out 2000)
2. Undertaker vs. Mankind (King of the Ring 1998)
1. Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels (Badd Blood 1997)
Okay, so I still had to include 'Taker vs. Trips from 'Mania 28 at seven because it was that damn good, but that list looks much better to me.
Whose list do you agree with more? If you agree with neither, feel free to make one of your own, smarty pants.