Former WWE and WCW writer Vince Russo has claimed he was the one who came up with the original name for Hell In A Cell, and it’s not the one WWE is using now.
Infamously remembered for booking himself to win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, Vince Russo remains a divisive figure within the wrestling industry.
Credited both for his expert booking during the Attitude Era and subsequently driving WCW into the ground, his general perception today remains anything but complimentary.
Taking to social media, Vince Russo has claimed he was the one who came up with the original name for what is now advertised by WWE as Hell In A Cell:
“We MIGHT HAVE The Mandella Effect Going on in Wrestling. “Hell in THE Cell” wasn’t my Idea-it came from HBK/Taker wanting more room to work a cage match. However, I did give Vince the name-“Hell in THE Cell”. Is it now “Hell in A Cell”? If it is-that’s NOT what it Originally was.”
“Bro—it’s not just A Cell—it’s “THE” Cell. Thus the Original Name.”
We MIGHT HAVE The Mandella Effect Going on in Wrestling. "Hell in THE Cell" wasn't my Idea-it came from HBK/Taker wanting more room to work a cage match. However, I did give Vince the name-"Hell in THE Cell". Is it now "Hell in A Cell"? If it is-that's NOT what it Originally was.
— Vince Russo (@THEVinceRusso) June 6, 2022
At WWE Hell In A Cell from Chicago, Cody Rhodes defied his own body as he competed with a serious injury inside the solid steel structure to defeat Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins. The Judgment Day ruled the night as Edge managed to finish Finn Balor off with a spear to pick up the win in a six-person tag team match.
Bianca Belair retained her Raw Women’s Championship in a hard-fought Triple Threat match against Asuka and Becky Lynch, while Madcap Moss looked to put an end to his feud with former partner Happy Corbin by defeating him.
Theory also retained his United States Title against Mustafa Ali, Kevin Owens defeated Ezekiel, and Bobby Lashley overcame the odds to defeat both Omos and MVP in a handicap match.