WWE presented Hell in a Cell on Sunday and plenty of fans were entertained by the opening video package. If some fans thought that it seemed like a familar premise, then they might have also seen the Warriors.

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Whoever pitched the Hell in a Cell opening must have been a fan of the 1979 cult classic The Warriors. The opening scene for Hell in a Cell pretty much duplicated the same shots that they used in that Walter Hill-helmed classic film.

The video featured a female DJ character talking into the microphone. You can’t see her whole face, but those words inspired the action we saw for the rest of the night. The original actress in The Warriors was Lynne Thigpen, who has passed away. Her character was never named in the film.

Tons of fans commented on the similarities between the two sequences. It is pretty apparently that WWE drew inspiration from that scene when you compare the two. You can check out the videos below to do just that.

What cult classic should WWE draw inspiration from next? Sound off in the comments!

Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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