Vince McMahon was often regarded as a creative genius in the world of professional wrestling. He wasn’t afraid to push the boundaries when it came to storylines and that risk-taking mindset is what contributed to WWE’s growth over the years. Whether it was match stipulations, storylines, or gimmicks, there never seemed to be a limit to Vince’s imagination.

There were some instances where Vince McMahon wanted to take things too far, especially in a storyline involving Chris Jericho and Triple H. In 2002, Triple H returned from a torn quad injury and won the Royal Rumble match that put him on course to face Chris Jericho for the Undisputed title at WrestleMania X8.

Despite beating Chris Jericho at WrestleMania X8, Triple H would feud with Jericho all the way to Judgment Day where the two men met in a Hell in a Cell match. Speaking during an Inside the Ropes live event via Talk is Jericho, Chris explained the creative process that went into his Hell In A Cell encounter.

While deciding on the finish of the match, Vince suggested that the pair shoot webs onto the roof of the structure to get up there for the finish. The idea came as a result of McMahon watching Spider-Man the previous night.


“So then they come up with the idea to do Hell in a Cell. And you know, it’s just basically an attraction, and it’s kind of a blow off. And you know, it’s fine. But the thing I really am proud of for that Hell in a Cell is this the first one that didn’t feature a crazy bump off the top of the cage. That was kind of a hell in the cell standard between Mick, and Shawn took the first one at the side, and this guy’s falling and Rikishi has fallen off into the back of the truck and all these other things.

So we said, let’s make this match a bridge to where people don’t expect to have someone fall off every time. Because sooner or later, you can’t do that all the time, you know? So then we thought well why don’t we do the finish on top of the cage?

Hmm, that’s interesting and hadn’t been done at that point in time, right. And I remember when I pitched the idea, we pitched the idea to Vince, he’s like ‘Well, the idea of Hell in a Cell is nobody can get out of the door. How are you going to get up there?’

And then think, well, maybe we can crawl up the inside? Vince said ‘Well, there’s not a hole in the top of the cage and how you going to crawl across?’ And the Vince goes ‘Why don’t you take your arms and shoot some web to the top of the cage and slide up there?’ Like what? Triple H goes ‘He went and saw Spider-Man last night.’”

Only Vince McMahon knows if he was actually serious about Triple H and Chris Jericho using webs to climb to the top of the cage. Thankfully, the idea was disregarded, or else it could’ve been a disaster.

What do you make of Vince McMahon’s crazy idea for their Hell In A Cell match? Let us know in the comments section.

Sunil Joseph

Passionate pro wrestling fan. Sunil has been writing WWE content writing for over the last five years. Sunil still gets excited when he gets to tell people that he gets paid to watch pro wrestling.

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