For some reason there are still plenty of wrestlers in WWE who believe that the Hell in a Cell cage match is a surefire way to prevent outside interference in a fight. Drew McIntyre is the latest star who thinks the cage guarantees that no outside actors will affect his WWE championship match against Bobby Lashley coming up at Hell in a Cell on Sunday, June 20.
There are at least 20 examples of this logic being violated, of course. It’s happened so many times that WWE has created the following Top 10 video to showcase the most controversial moments in the history of this gimmick match, many of which include interference from other wrestlers or managers:
10. Roman Reigns attacks Jimmy Uso
9. Paul Bearer betrays The Undertaker
8. Edge interferes as a cameraman
7. Sami Zayn saves Kevin Owens
6. Brock Lesnar rips off the door
5. The Miz and R-Truth get arrested
4. Seth Rollins smashes The Fiend
3. The Undertaker sends Edge to hell
2. Referee Shawn Michaels gets involved
1. Kane debuts and breaks into the cell
Kane’s debut in 1997 has to be number one, of course. It was the first ever Hell in a Cell match, and who can ever forget Vince McMahon on commentary frantically shouting out, “That’s gotta be Kane!”
Brock Lesnar interfering in the match between Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman in 2018 stands out as one of the most egregious examples of a dumb wrestler not realizing that the cell can be broken into by an outside actor. Strowman blew his Money in the Bank cash-in on a cell match that ultimately ended with no winner thanks to Lesnar.
The terrible finish between Seth Rollins and The Fiend in 2019 is an example of a controversial ending that did not involve outside interference. Babyface Rollins was pretty much doomed in the eyes of the fans by the time that show went off the air, even though that wasn’t WWE’s intention.
Do you expect to see any controversial finishes this weekend inside Hell in a Cell with Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre, or Roman Reigns vs. Rey Mysterio?