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Cageside Community Star Ratings: WWE Hell in a Cell 2018

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Hell in a Cell 2018 is in the books, and the Cageside Seats community star ratings have been tallied for all eight matches. Read on to get all the scores from cSs, Dave Meltzer and ESPN.com.

Highest Rated match of the night

Raw Tag Team title match - Drew McIntyre & Dolph Ziggler v Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins - Cageside Rating: 4.49

Votes: 309

Meltzer Rating: 4.5

ESPN Rating: 4.5

2017/18 rank: 1st out of 116

  • The Raw tag team title match has the current high score of the season. It has replaced Brock Lesnar’s clash with AJ Styles at Survivor Series 2017 at the top of the list.
  • This is the second PPV in a row where a match involving Dolph Ziggler and Seth Rollins is the highest rated match of the night.
  • This is the first Raw tag title match of 2018 to score over four stars. The last time this happened also involved Ambrose and Rollins when they retained their championship against The Bar at No Mercy 2017.
  • Almost uniform scores from Cagesiders, ESPN and Meltzer. This is the first time such unanimity has been found between all three scorecards.

2nd Place

Jeff Hardy v Randy Orton - Cageside Rating: 4.17

Votes: 674

Meltzer Rating: 3.75

ESPN Rating: 3

2017/18 rank: 11th

  • Both Hardy and Orton achieved their first Cageside four star rating of the season in this match.
  • With 674 votes, this match received the most votes of the pay-per-view.
  • Meltzer and ESPN gave a 3.75 score. On the 18 occasions Cagesiders’ have awarded four stars, only three times have the other judges both scored less than four.

3rd Place

WWE Title Match: AJ Styles v Samoa Joe - Cageside Rating: 4.08

Votes: 450

Meltzer Rating: 4

ESPN Rating: 2.75

2017/18 rank: 15th

  • This is AJ Styles’ fourth consecutive four star rating from CSS voters, which is the longest streak of its kind.
  • The match only received five votes of less than two stars.
  • ESPN’s 2.75 star rating led to the largest divergence between them and Cagesiders on this PPV.

4th place

SmackDown Live Women’s title match: Charlotte Flair v Becky Lynch - Cageside Rating: 4.06

Votes: 409

Meltzer Rating: 3.75

ESPN Rating: 3.75

2017/18 rank: 17th

  • This is only the second time a woman’s match has received a four plus star rating from Cagesiders. The other also involved Charlotte Flair, when she ended Asuka’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania 34.

5th place

SmackDown Live tag title match: New Day v Rusev Day - Cageside Rating: 3.53

Votes: 61

Meltzer Rating: 3.25

ESPN Rating: N/A

2017/18 rank: 44th

  • The reliably consistent New Day continue their run of solid scoring. Only their WrestleMania 34 triple threat match against the Bludgeon Brothers and The Usos scored lower than three stars.

6th place

Raw Women’s title match: Ronda Rousey v Alexa Bliss - Cageside Rating: 3.1

Votes: 523

Meltzer Rating: 3.25

ESPN Rating: 1.75

2017/18 rank: 62nd

  • Meltzer’s 3.25 star rating meant this is the first time he has rated a woman’s match higher than the average Cageside score.
  • Cagesiders scored the SummerSlam rematch exactly one point higher than their New York clash.

7th place

Brie Bella & Daniel Bryan v Maryse & The Miz - Cageside Rating: 2.74

Votes: 174

Meltzer Rating: 3.25

ESPN Rating: 2.75

2017/18 rank: 85th

  • The Cageside score closely matched the IT couple’s last PPV outing. Their WrestleMania 33 loss to John Cena and Nikki Bella scored 2.76 stars.
  • This is the first match this season that The Miz has scored lower than three stars.

8th place

Universal Title Match: Roman Reigns v Braun Strowman - Cageside Rating: 2.43

Votes: 475

Meltzer Rating: 3.25

ESPN Rating: 3.25

2017/18 rank: 100th

  • This is the second PPV in a row where Braun Strowman's match received the lowest score from Cagesiders.
  • Six out of Roman Reigns last seven matches have been rated lower than three stars by Cagesiders.
  • This match received more zero star ratings (55) than the other seven matches on the card combined (52).

2017/18 - Match average ratings: Comparison to last year and rest of 2017

Hell in a Cell achieved the highest average match rating (3.58) of the season, largely due to half the card being rated as four star matches. This beat last year’s tally of 3.30. For the first time ever, Meltzer's average rating was higher than Cageside. He didn’t give a score lower than 3.25, which resulted in an average score of 3.62.


Hell in a Cell - 3.58 - (Meltzer average 3.62)

Fastlane - 3.34

WrestleMania 34 - 3.31

Greatest Royal Rumble 3.29

Clash of Champions - 3.27

Survivor Series - 3.26

Money in the Bank - 3.24

Elimination Chamber - 3.19

SummerSlam - 3.19

Royal Rumble - 3.15

Extreme Rules - 3.08

Backlash - 2.91

The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Cageside Seats readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cageside Seats editors or staff.