WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has said in a recent blog post that he doesn't believe WWE Chairman Vince McMahon was freaked out by the blood on show during the Brock Lesnar vs The Undertaker Hell in a Cell match. He believes he knew that it was going to take place.
This comes after the reported comments that Mr McMahon freaked out when he saw the amount of blood on show during the main event at last Sunday's Hell in a Cell pay-per-view. It was also reported that they may have bladed to achieve that amount of blood, but this hasn't been confirmed either.
Ross said he finds it hard to believe that Vince didn't know anything about the extreme moment that was going to happen in the ring on that night.
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He said: "It’s hard to believe that some wrestling pundits actually believe that Brock Lesnar and Undertaker went into business for themselves and kept everyone in WWE, including the chairman, in the dark about their use of blood in their HIAC match.
"How the blood was derived may be another issue but the two talents taking matters into their own hands without approval isn’t too likely to have occurred. Their match was the best bout on the show Sunday in LA."
Whether or not McMahon knew about the blood or not is a different matter. The blood itself isn't exactly PG material, so it is a wonder why it was allowed to happen in the first place if the WWE Chairman knew about it.
Hell in a Cell, alongside several over pay-per-views, have taken hits since the introduction of the PG era as they're not as extreme in wrestling style and move sets as they used to be. While the main event was a great match, it wouldn't have been the same without the blood.
With this in mind, Mr McMahon must think hard about if he wants these types of shows to continue, because if he does, the card has to live up to the pay-per-view name.
TLC has to consist of a lot of gruesome tables, ladders and chairs spots, Extreme Rules has to be extreme, and Hell in a Cell must be its namesake. Lesnar and Undertaker certainly delivered on that factor last Sunday.