Getting a leg up
With "WWE Superstars" airing on WGN America just days before Hell in a Cell, Superstars from all three brands battled it out, including two combatants in Sunday's United States Championship Match.
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United States Champion Kofi Kingston def. The Miz (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Over the past several weeks, The Miz and Jack Swagger have both made the United States Champion's life a nightmare, but on "WWE Superstars," Kingston gained some momentum heading into Hell in a Cell with a win over The Miz. After controlling the early part of the match, Kofi looked to be in dire straits when the self-proclaimed "Chick Magnet" started focusing on one of Kingston's legs, taking out a key dimension of the champion's offense. However, just when it all looked to be over for Kofi, he mustered up everything he had, nailing The Miz with Trouble in Paradise and picking up the pin.
Unfortunately, the momentum Kingston sought to gain was plucked away from him when Jack Swagger decimated the champion and The Miz during Kofi's celebration. In the end, both Kingston and the self-proclaimed "Chick Magnet" laid incapacitated thanks to a vicious kick and a gutwrench powerbomb respectively, leaving Swagger standing tall and holding Kingston's title high above his head. With the way things have been going between these three, who will walk out of Hell in a Cell United States Champion is anybody's guess.
Sheamus def. Tyler Reks (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Only two days after The Celtic Warrior punished Shelton Benjamin prior to his match on ECW on Scyfy, Sheamus turned his focus on another opponent and successfully defeated Tyler Reks in one-on-one action. Countering the extreme athlete's speed and agility, the son of the Eire used his power to ground Reks and control much of the match. In the end, when it looked like the California native was mounting a comeback, The Celtic Warrior caught him off-guard with a devastating punt kick to the face and covered his opponent for the three-count.
Shad def. Tyson Kidd (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Certainly not strangers to each other in any way, Shad and Tyson Kidd faced off in a classic size-versus-speed match-up with the Brooklyn native picking up the win.
Cryme Tyme and The Hart Dynasty have gone back and forth against each other in several different battles over the past few months, with the scales not tipping significantly in either direction. Smartly, Kidd focused on his opponent's leg throughout the match, leaving Shad prone to the student of the Hart Dungeon's technical and speedy maneuvers. However, the powerhouse of Cryme Tyme capitalized on one miscue by his opponent, slamming him down to the mat with a devastating reverse Russian legsweep for the win. One thing is for sure, things are far from over between The Brooklyn Boys and The Hart Dynasty.