The Undertaker Reveals The Real Reason WWE Created Hell In A Cell
The Undertaker explains the specific reason why WWE created Hell in a Cell all the way back in 1997.
The Undertaker recently revealed that Hell in a Cell was originally created to give WWE something special for the debut of Kane.
Sometimes in wrestling, a regular singles match just isn’t enough to settle a score. In those instances, something special needs to be pulled out of the bag. A next-level match type for a next-level feud. Whether it be a cage match, last man standing, or maybe even throwing a ladder into the mix. For 20 years in WWE, the ultimate score settler has been Hell in a Cell.
First introduced in 1997, Hell in a Cell has provided WWE fans with some of the most memorable moments of the last quarter of a century. From Mankind being thrown off the top of the cell to seeing six Superstars battle inside of it at Armageddon 2000. Over the years, the one man who has appeared in more cell matches than any other is The Undertaker.
The Deadman’s final appearance inside the structure was against Shane McMahon at WrestleMania 32. However, his debut was in the first-ever HIAC match against Shawn Michaels at Badd Blood 1997. For storyline purposes, the match and the cell were created to keep D-Generation X from helping HBK. Undertaker recently revealed the real reason for the match’s creation during his Broken Skull Session with Stone Cold.`
“The whole thing was designed for Kane‘s debut. You’re gonna keep all outside interference out, and boom, here comes Kane,” Undertaker explained. In case you haven’t seen it, the Badd Blood cell match was where Kane made his WWE debut. The Big Red Machine marched to the ring and ripped the cell door off its hinges. He then stared down his kayfabe half brother before giving him a Tombstone Piledriver.
The point WWE was trying to make was that no normal man or woman could get into the cell without a key. However, Kane was no normal man. The plan worked as it not only ushered in a match that now has its very own PPV, but also made for one of the most memorable and impactful debuts in wrestling history. It also kickstarted what might well have been the biggest rivalry of The Undertaker’s 30-year career.