The main feud heading into Hell in a Cell was between Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton over the vacant WWE Championship. After defeating John Cena to win the WWE title at SummerSlam in August, Bryan was betrayed by the special referee of that match, Triple H, which allowed Orton to cash-in his Money in the Bank contract and win the championship. In their rematch at Night of Champions in September, Bryan defeated Orton to win back the title, albeit with the referee Scott Armstrong deciding the pinfall with a very fast count. This controversial ending to the match resulted in Armstrong's (kayfabe) firing and Bryan being stripped of the WWE Championship by Triple H the next night on Raw. Bryan and Orton's next scheduled encounter for the now-vacant title on pay-per-view at Battleground on October 6 ended in a no contest after Big Show interfered and attacked both wrestlers and the referees, including a returning Scott Armstrong. With still no WWE Champion yet, on the October 7 edition of Raw...
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Big E Langston was supposed to challenge and win the Intercontinental Championship from Curtis Axel on this night, however Axel wasn't medically cleared to wrestle, so since Dean Ambrose didn't have a match initially for the PPV, they put Big E against him for the United States Championship. Since Ambrose was not meant to drop the US Championship, they had Big E win by count-out but still dominate over Ambrose. See more
[to Paul Heyman on the roof of Hell in a Cell after he beat Ryback
Where ya gonna go?