WARNING:We have detected your browser is out of date. For both performance, security and a better web experience you should keep up to date to avoid viruses, malware, hijacking and stay on top of compatibility features.
This Day In Wrestling History (Oct 5th): First Ever Hell In A Cell/Kane Debuts
Posted By: Divyan Mehta on Oct 05, 2017
The nineties brought about a huge evolution in the wrestling industry, as the fan base changed dramatically. Therefore, the WWE needed to transform the content of its television show and produce a more contemporary product. While change is scary, it did provide WWE with an opportunity to introduce different concepts for their matches and storylines. On the 5th of October 1997, a new stipulation was created, which over twenty years later is still highly anticipated by WWE fans worldwide.
The Undertaker was embroiled in a heated rivalry with Shawn Michaels who had been a thorn in the dead mans’ side. With the help of Triple H, Chyna and Rick Rude, Michaels had continuously gotten the upper hand on Undertaker during their past confrontations. Every time Undertaker had Michaels in his grasp, Shawn would be saved by his group of degenerates, which would lead to a beat down on Undertaker.
As a result, it was decided that Undertaker would face Shawn Michaels again but this time, the battle would take place inside what would be called Hell In A Cell. Both combatants would be locked in a cage with a roof on top of it. The door would be locked shut, meaning that Triple H, Chyna and Rick Rude would not be able to be involved in the match at all. Finally, Undertaker was going to have the opportunity to punish Shawn for the many attacks in the week’s prior.
Undertaker controlled the beginning of the match, unleashing a systematic assault on Michaels. After a piledriver and Sweet Chin Music to the Undertaker, it appeared that Michaels was closing in on a victory. However, the Undertaker sat up and forced Michaels to run out of the Cell door, which had been opened to assist an injured cameraman. With both men now out of the cage, Michaels climbed on top of the cage in an effort to escape Undertaker.
After hanging off the edge of the cage, Undertaker stepped on Shawn’s hands causing him to fall through the announcers’ table. With Undertaker seconds away from victory, the lights went out, followed by a huge explosion of fire. Kane had appeared and was coming after his older brother. For months before this match, Paul Bearer had said that Undertaker’s younger brother Kane was still alive following a fire that occurred when Kane and Undertaker were children. While everyone including Undertaker believed Paul was lying, he was actually telling the truth as Kane ripped the door of the cage and hit a tombstone on Undertaker. Therefore, Undertaker lost the match to Shawn and spent the next few months feuding with Kane in what I believe to be one of the greatest storylines in WWE history.
Dec 10 - Former WWE Superstar Shad Gaspard of Cryme Tyme has issued the following statement on Twitter after firing back at recently at WWE NXT star Jordan Myles (ACH) for his actions on social media. ACH, mo[...]
Dec 10 - Monday's edition of WWE Raw that was the go-home event to this weekend’s TLC event scored an average of 2.150 million viewers on USA Network, which is down from last week’s 2.208 million v[...]
Dec 10 - Ronda Rousey has the following to say regarding her future with WWE to PEOPLE: “I think I need to figure out a different way of doing it. To be able to not have to choose career over family o[...]
Dec 10 - Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer recently reported that Seth Rollins sustained a minor injury at a house show in Augusta, Ga over the weekend that left him with a broken pinky. The main ev[...]
Dec 10 - As of right now, WWE has released the names of two inductees for the Class of 2020 Hall of Fame. The Animal Batista and The NWO (Nash,Hall,Hogan,and Waltman) are all set to be recognized for their con[...]
Dec 10 - WWE has suspended two Superstars for a violation of the company's wellness policy violations. Robert Roode and Primo Colon both received 30-day suspensions due to violations. Roode has been off-scre[...]
WWE Tribute To The Troops Won't Be Televised Over the weekend, WWE hosted its annual Tribute to the Troops event. WWE stars performed at Marine Corps Air Station New River and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Yet, fans shouldn't expect to see th[...]
Dec 10 - Over the weekend, WWE hosted its annual Tribute to the Troops event. WWE stars performed at Marine Corps Air Station New River and Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Yet, fans shouldn't expect to see th[...]
Dec 10 - One of the biggest moments in WCW history is when Rey Mysterio was unmasked during a PPV. Eric Bischoff recently opened up about the decision to unmask Mysterio and why it was a bad decision. Here's [...]
ACH Claims That The Internet Has Ruined Wrestling ACH has been in the news a lot in recent weeks. This past weekend, the former NXT star said he was quitting wrestling. ACH once again took to Twitter for another rant in which he claims the internet [...]
Dec 10 - ACH has been in the news a lot in recent weeks. This past weekend, the former NXT star said he was quitting wrestling. ACH once again took to Twitter for another rant in which he claims the internet [...]
Dec 10 - It would appear Monday's episode of WWE Raw ended abruptly due to a timing issue with the broadcast. Last night's 3-hour broadcast went off the air right as 11 PM ET hit, the announcers were still co[...]
Planned WWE TLC Match Reportedly Nixed WWE TLC is a mere few days away and only now are the company releasing match announcements. The decision to announce later than usual is something that will happen more often as Vince McMahon believe[...]
Dec 10 - WWE TLC is a mere few days away and only now are the company releasing match announcements. The decision to announce later than usual is something that will happen more often as Vince McMahon believe[...]
Dec 09 - The following are the results of the December 9th, 2019 edition of WWE Monday Night Raw: 1. Rusev and Lana signed their divorce papers 2. Drew McIntyre defeated Matt Hardy 3. Raw Tag Team Cham[...]
Dec 09 - In the main event of tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw, Rey Mysterio successfully defended his WWE United States Championship against former champion A.J. Styles. This is going to be PHENO[...]
Dec 09 - It's been announced that Charlotte Flair and Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch will challenge The Kabuki Warriors for the WWE Women's Tag Team Championships at the TLC pay-per-view in a TLC M[...]
WWE Raw Results: Major Heel Turn Takes Place On tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw, former Universal Champion Seth Rollins officially turned heel and joined forces with The Authors of Pain. The trio viciously assaulted Kevin Owens in the[...]
Dec 09 - On tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw, former Universal Champion Seth Rollins officially turned heel and joined forces with The Authors of Pain. The trio viciously assaulted Kevin Owens in the[...]
Dec 09 - New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced they will be running the following five locations in the United States next year: January 24: Tampa, FL January 26: Nashville, TN January 27: Raleigh, NC Janu[...]
Dec 09 - On tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw, The Viking Raiders put their Tag Team Championships on the line against The Street Profits. The Viking Raiders successfully defended their titles against[...]
Dec 09 - Did you know... Fun fact : @KonnorWWE was the officiant for my wedding, and @LukeHarperWWE signed the wedding certificate as a witness. — $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) December 9, 2019 Well,[...]
Dec 09 - According to a report from WWENetworkNews.com, WWE has once again reached an agreement with IMPACT Wrestling to air some of their footage on the WWE Network. An upcoming episode of Table for 3&nb[...]