2010 – WWE held their Hell in A Cell PPV. Mike Johnson filed the following PPV report:
The PPV opened with a video package featuring the “Cell” speaking about its excitement over “it’s two favorite sons” Kane and Undertaker battling within it.
WWE United States champion Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz vs. John Morrison: Submissions Count Anywhere. (PHOTOS)
They made it clear before the match that the first submission wins the match. Miz had the last entrance and said that the entire situation was ridiculous, as he was “mentor to both” of them and that none of the fans would know who Bryan and Morrison would be without the Miz, but without them, he would still be the champion. Miz said that he has “it” and would be the new champion tonight. He claimed that he never tapped out before going into his catch phrase.
Miz was overwhelmed early by Bryan and Morrison before powdered out of the ring. They chased him around before taking him out in the ring and knocking Miz back outside of the ring. Bryan and Morrison went back and forth with some solid mat wrestling. Bryan locked in a leglock. Morrison grabbed the ropes but due to the rules, that wouldn’t force a break. They go to the floor, where Bryan holds onto the move. Miz attacks both, breaking it up and tosses Morrison back into the ring.
Morrison was whipped into the corner but slipped away from Miz as Miz charged and locked in a Tarantula. Bryan dropkicked both, sending Miz to the floor. Danielson went for the Cattle Mutilation, which Matt Striker called under that name. Miz tried to get involved but Danielson caught him in a leglock. The crowd came alive when they thought Miz would tap. Miz kicked Bryan in the face and went for a heel hook. Bryan reversed it back into a leglock. Morrison came off the top with a corkscrew moonsault on both, then locked in a Haas of Pain on Bryan. Miz broke up the submission.
Morrison nailed a corkscrew plancha over the top onto Miz on the floor. He charged Miz but was backdropped into the crowd. Miz followed him and they battled back and forth into the crowd. Miz slammed Morrison into the barricade, then locked on an armbar in the crowd. Morrison punched Miz and followed him through the crowd as Miz tried to escape. They began battling up a flight of stairs, where Miz slammed Morrison into a steel guardrail. Miz slipped Morrison through the rail and tried a Dragon Sleeper but Bryan joined the fray to break it up. Miz kicked him down some stairs, then slammed him into a plastic trash can cover.
Danielson grabbed Miz., surprising him with a Fujiwara armbar submission. Morrison got involved but was elevated and dropped across a piece of the arena’s steel sectioning. Miz threw Bryan into a guard rail, which collapsed, by the stage area. Morrison grabbed Miz and tossed him out of sight with Miz disappearing behind the stage. Morrison tossed Bryan into a wall. Miz returned with a large box on wheels, slamming it into Morrison. He placed Bryan atop of it and rammed it into the entrance ramp, with Bryan bumping off the box and onto the ramp. Morrison tried to lock a triangle choke on Miz on the box but Bryan interfered. Miz slammed Bryan into the barricade, then hit the Skull Crushing Finale on Morrison.
Miz and Bryan brawled up to the entrance stage. Morrison recovered and scaled the fencing that was used as decoration on the stage, then dove off a good 8-10 feet down onto Miz and Morrison. Morrison went for a Texas Cloverleaf on Miz but as Miz was about to tap, Alex Riley hit the scene and attacked Morrison. Bryan took out Riley (and a cameraman) before locking the LeBell Lock on Miz, who tapped.
Your winner and still United States champion, Daniel Bryan!
2011 – WWE broadcast Raw. Richard Yrionfo filed the following TV report:
Match Number Two: Mark Henry versus John Morrison: (PHOTOS)
Morrison with punches and kicks to the back but Henry knocks Morrison to the mat. Henry sends Morrison into the corner and he punches Morrison. Henry with a head butt. Henry tries for a biel but Morrison lands on his feet but he runs into Henry and goes down after a body block. Henry with a forearm to the back. Henry tries to toss Morrison over his head but Morrison lands on his feet. Morrison with a super kick that sends Henry to his knees. Morrison with a drop kick followed by a Shining Wizard.
Morrison hits the springboard corkscrew split legged moonsault but Henry kicks out. Henry with a boot to Morrison. Henry with the World’s Strongest Slam and he gets the three count.
Winner: Mark Henry
After the match, Henry picks up Morrison and hits another World’s Strongest Slam.
Mark tells Morrison that now he knows what it is like to be in the ring with a beast. Randy Orton knows too. He tells Randy that he is done with him. Mark mentions that he saw that somebody is looking for him on Friday, but he is not a hard man to find. He reminds us that he is the World Heavyweight Champion. He tells Big Show that when he shows up it is going to be the shortest return in WWE history because he is going back on the shelf. He is going to enter the Hall of Pain again.