The WWE later this month is set to make history with the first Hell in a Cell match between two women wrestlers. It will feature current Raw Women’s champion Sasha Banks defending the title against Charlotte. In a recent edition of his weekly podcast “Bischoff on Wrestling,” former WCW owner and RAW general manager Eric Bischoff didn’t sound too enthusiastic about the match.
“I don’t like it at all. I don’t like it. The standard for Hell in a Cell is pretty high. It physically is what it is. It’s a hardcore match. It’s an extreme match. It’s all of the above and then some. I’ve talked before about expectations and managing expectations with the audience. Sometimes you can do such a great job building something up that you forgot to remember that you also have to deliver. I am not taking anything away from either of those athletes that happen to be women. I am suggesting that the audience may not necessarily want to see that type of entertainment and that type of match out of that type of an athlete. That’s just my opinion.”
Although many may take what he’s saying out of context, the essential message here is that there are certain athletes can perform excellent Hell in a Cell matches. This list includes some of the greats such as Mick Foley, The Undertaker, and Triple H. It’s not an easy task and it can be very dangerous. One minor mistake could lead to a major injury.
This will be the biggest match of each of these superstar’s career and first time doing anything of this magnitude. They are more than capable athletes and wrestlers in the ring, but this could be something that fans need to temper their expectations. Hopefully, they can put on a better show without any significant injuries than what Bischoff believes.