Hell in a Cell The match that inspired Hell in a Cell(WWE Article)

Discussion in 'PPV's & Specials' started by Harley Quinn, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. Every fan knows that Hell in a Cell first entered the WWE Universe on Oct. 5, 1997, when Shawn Michaels survived a vicious match against The Undertaker. However, the sinister bout began taking shape 30 years ago in arenas across the South.

    Fans tuning into TBS each Saturday night had the date and time pounded into their heads: Sunday, Oct. 23 at 8:30 p.m. Two of Georgia’s biggest stars would collide for the final time. To ensure that the fight stayed in the ring, officials declared the ring would be fully enclosed in a steel cage with a roof.

    After tearing the South apart with chaotic brawl after chaotic brawl for nearly two years, “Wildfire” Tommy Rich and “Mad Dog” Buzz Sawyer would be locked inside the hellacious structure to settle the score once and for all. The brutal battle that ensued inside The Omni set the stage for the Superstars of today. WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels recalled the vicious encounter and came up with the idea that evolved into one of WWE’s most dangerous bouts: Hell in a Cell

    This is the story of “The Last Battle of Atlanta.”

    Read More here: http://www.wwe.com/classics/last-battle-of-atlanta-rich-sawyer-26062508
     
  2. Yeah, I remember Jim Cornette talking about how he created HIAC based off this match.