Now more than ever, the world needs a good dose of positivity. We here at Cageside Seats will do our small part to bring that positivity on a daily basis. Throughout the entirety of 2017, we’ll say something nice about wrestling and everything around it, past, present, and future.
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Today’s the nineteenth anniversary of one of the most famous matches in wrestling history: the Hell in a Cell match between The Undertaker and Mankind. Today’s subject: Hell in a Cell.
NOTE: This is in reference to both the match type and PPV of the same name.
As a PPV, it’s a break from the monotony and at least a token attempt to make the fall PPVs matter, even a little.
As a match, at its height, it was an absolute last resort. You knew if a feud ended up in the cell, it was going to come to an end, or at the very least it went past the point of no return. Undertaker-HBK. Undertaker-Mankind. Triple H-Cactus Jack. Triple H-Batista. Undertaker-Triple H from Wrestlemania XXVIII. It was brutal. It made people uncomfortable. It’s as good a cage match you’ll see.
Your turn. Say something nice about Hell in a Cell.
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