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Shane McMahon originally wanted to jump from the titantron at WrestleMania

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The Hell in a Cell match of Shane McMahon vs The Undertaker at WrestleMania 32 was arguably one of the best matches of the night in what was overall a lackluster event.

The match also had the best spot of the night as well when Shane-O-Mac climbed to the top of the Cell, looked down below on The Deadman lying across the announce table, said a prayer - probably to ask to be spared from death - and made the leap only to find The Phenom had risen and moved out of the way during Shane's flight to the ground.

Some fans loved the moment, as it brought back the years where Shane would make amazing jumps from the top of the titantron, similar to what he did during a match against the Big Show at Backlash in 2001, and during a match against Steve Blackman at SummerSlam 2000.


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A few have criticized the move for its safety. WWE Hall of Famer "Superstar" Billy Graham said during a Facebook rant: "Only fools put their life on the line for a stupid wrestling stunt."

However, having Shane-O-Mac jump from the top of the cell wasn't the original plan for his big stunt, as he wanted to fall off the titantron instead, according to reports.

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A Cageside Seats report said: "There is some word making the rounds that the big stunt Shane McMahon wanted to do was to fall off the titantron and they even practiced it but ultimately decided to do the big jump from off the Hell in a Cell structure."

It certainly would have been a more impressive achievement, but it would have brought a lot more risks with it as well, and probably more criticism. The greater height brings more risk of injury, something which fans wouldn't want to see in any circumstance.

More fans would have been on the side of Graham because the fall from that height would have been unnecessary, so it's good they stuck with the drop from the top of the cell. Shane McMahon's death-defying jump was one of the best moments of this year's WrestleMania, and it helped contribute to the best moments of the night.

Both of them left everything in the ring, and the match exceeded everyone's expectations, especially when you consider the factor that Shane McMahon hadn't wrestled for many years, and The Undertaker hasn't been on a full-time schedule for many years now.

The door is still open for a return of Shane, especially after the reaction he received on Monday Night Raw the night after WrestleMania, but with another career and a family too, we might not see much of the crazy stunts anymore. Especially no more titantron falls.

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