The WWE provided a good Hell in a Cell pay-per-view last night with a brilliant main event that lived up to the hype.
Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker stole the show in the final match of the evening, using all parts of the ring to conflict pain on one another, including tearing up the ring floor itself and hitting each other on the wooden boards below.
Throughout the match, blood spilled out of the wrestler's heads at an alarming rate. They played it out like they'd hit one another harshly with their fists and onto the ring posts when in fact, they may have used razor blades. This was something which the WWE Chairman Vince McMahon didn't like one bit.
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According to Wrestling News: "F4WOnline.com’s Bryan Alvarez got texts from someone that was backstage and watched Vince McMahon’s reaction. Alvarez’s words were “Vince freaked the f**k out. There’s no polite way to say it. Kevin Dunn freaked out and screamed to get a doctor out there.”
"The doctor then went into the ring to try to calm down Brock Lesnar and The Undertaker. That didn’t go so well and Lesnar actually shoved the doctor. Alvarez said that McMahon and Dunn had a big time flip out backstage."
This isn't surprising considering the current nature of the WWE being a PG rated program, but I see their reasons for doing this. Lesnar and Undertaker have battled in the ring during the past when moves weren't restricted as much and they probably just wanted to bring some of that back one more time.
It made it a rememberable match, especially when you had a couple of bouts on the card that were basically Raw-standard matches (Kevin Owens vs Ryback, Kane vs Seth Rollins), so the blood revived the show a little bit.
Wrestling News also noted: "The last time someone bladed without permission, they were fined $100,000. That person was Dave Batista in a match against Chris Jericho."
McMahon will likely do the same thing here as he wants to keep the WWE as PG as possible.
They edited out several things Lesnar has done during WWE filming in the past (Jew comment on the Stone Cold podcast, bad language at WrestleMania 31, middle finger at SummerSlam this year), but it will be difficult for them to reduce the blood on the edits. That's probably why Vince was so pissed off.
You have to admit, though, the blood took us back just for one night to how a Hell in a Cell match should be, absolute hell for the wrestlers.