On Sunday, WWE hyped up its now annual Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event as the 20th anniversary of Mick Foley’s famous match with The Undertaker, where the former was thrown off of the top of the titular cage in one of the wildest stunts in wrestling history. This is not exactly true—the actual anniversary was June…
It had been a long PPV—WWE’s Hell in a Cell 2018 clocked in at 3 hours, 40 minutes and 48 seconds plus a pre-show with a match—and by the time the main event was over, what should have been a thrilling match was bogged down by an exhausting parade of interference.
You know what’s not fun? Watching a pro wrestling match in 2017 with a genuine fear that someone is about to be maimed.
In keeping with our inability to notice anniversaries until it’s too late, we’d like to point out that it was 15 years ago last night that Mankind and the Undertaker faced off in one of the most memorable and brutal wrestling matches of all time.