WWE need more steel cage matches - here's why

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There were a lot of positives for WWE fans to take away from the Madison Square Garden live event special this past Saturday night.

A couple of surprise late additions to the card as well as several impressive matches meant the WWE Universe was pleasantly surprised by this unique event.

With the huge amount of hype surrounding Brock Lesnar and his 'Go To Hell Tour' lately, it would be easy to understand why his match with Big Show on Saturday night was set to be the main event.


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To the surprise of many WWE followers, however, The Beast's match against an unusual opponent only lasted a mere number of minutes and was not the last bout to be seen on the night.

Main event 

Lesnar instead gave way to the more highly-anticipated match in which John Cena looked to defend his United States Championship Title against none other than current WWE World Heavyweight Champion; Seth Rollins.

Having these two big names of WWE face each other in a singles match is exciting enough, let alone adding the stipulation of a steel cage to the encounter.

This addition meant those in attendance, as well as those watching live on the WWE Network, were in for an incredible match-up, not less because of the inclusion of the steel cage.

Given both men's undeniably impressive in-ring abilities, their wrestling alone inside the metal structure saw a whole host of incredible talent on display.

When combined with the several near falls which took place during the match, WWE fans were reminded of the many options either competitor had in order to win the title and ultimately, the United States Championship belt.

Whether via pinfall, submission, or escaping the steel cage either over the top or out of the corner door, both Rollins and Cena had a huge number of opportunities to gain the win.

With these opportunities however, came frustration for those watching as there were several instances which saw each WWE superstar flatten their opponent only to lack the energy to cover them or escape the cage before their opponent had time to fully recover.

Exciting encounter 

This in turn only caused the crowd at Madison Square Garden to become even more intrigued and excited by this incredible match, with the outcome seemingly able to go either way. 

Ultimately however, as Rollins sat atop the cage ready to descend down the outside and claim the victory, Kane's music hit and the WWE World Heavyweight Champion was torn.

With the choice of dropping into Kane's space or making his way back into the ring, Rollins opted for the latter and emphatically attempted a frog splash from the top of the structure onto a flat-out John Cena.

Cena, however, had recovered by this time and managed to move out of the former Shield member's way before performing an AA and pinning Rollins to achieve the victory.

This match had it all; excitement, adrenaline and an outside involvement which only added to the impressive bout we had witnessed for over 20 minutes.

Overall, WWE proved their creative team can have the right idea with this match and we can only hope to see more of the sort during the Hell In A Cell pay-per-view event which takes place later this month. 

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