Hell in a Cell Match
Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton
Jeff Hardy failed to regain the United States Championship from Shinsuke Nakamura at SummerSlam. But he still had some serious unfinished business with Randy Orton, who spent the prior month torturing Jeff Hardy as much as possible.
The two rivals battled it out on the August 21 episode of SmackDown Live. At the end of the match, Hardy finally snapped and stomped Orton right in the testicles, causing a disqualification. Hardy was done playing by the rules; it was time to repay Orton for all of the torture he subjected Hardy to since mid-July.
Hardy tossed Orton over the announce table, into the ringpost, and over the barricade. He struck Orton across the back with a steel chair, rammed a camera into Orton’s skull, and then climbed up high and delivered a Swanton Bomb through a table. That’s what happens when you stick your finger through Jeff Hardy’s ear and wipe off his facepaint.
One week later, Hardy grabbed a mic and explained how cathartic that outburst was for him. He claimed that he never felt more alive, and that the old Jeff Hardy was now reborn.
The Viper responded with approval, asserting that he’s glad Hardy feels that way, because this is the true identity of Jeff Hardy that he intends to erase. The two stars exchanged some words about careers being ended and broken bones left in the ring, and a match inside Hell in a Cell became official.
Two weeks later, Hardy was about to finish off Nakamura in a match when Orton appeared out of nowhere to cause a disqualification. Orton wailed away at Jeff with a chair. Orton was coiled and ready for an RKO, but the Charismatic Enigma countered the move. It was then his turn to victimize Randy with a barrage of chair shots. One twist of fate and Swanton Bomb later, and Randy Orton was laid out for good.
After being tortured by Randy Orton in the weeks leading up to SummerSlam, Jeff Hardy turned the tables on the Viper over these last four weeks. Now they are going to finally settle their issues inside Hell in a Cell. Hardy is an extreme risk-taker who has never competed inside the cell before, so it’s almost a certainty that he will attempt to do something insane in this match.
Will Randy Orton be able to withstand Hardy’s daredevil nature and finally come through on his promise of erasing our heroes?
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