Former WWE author Matt McCarthy says WWE not often phases Punjabi Jail matches because of the price of the bamboo construction.
Talking on the Wade Keller Professional Wrestling Podcast, McCarthy mentioned distinctive match varieties forward of Sunday’s Excessive Guidelines pay-per-view. He defined why the “off-the-wall” Punjabi Jail stipulation has not been used as typically as different matches inside cages.
“So far as off-the-wall stuff, I really feel just like the final off-the-wall thought was the Elimination Chamber… or perhaps the Punjabi Jail, truly. That might have come after, proper? The Punjabi Jail was used so sparingly simply because it was so costly. You understand, you need to get a separate truck simply to carry that, and it’s so heavy… the cage. These are the one different instances I can consider [unique stipulation ideas],” McCarthy mentioned.
Solely three Punjabi Jail matches have taken place in WWE historical past. The latest match contained in the construction noticed Jinder Mahal retain the WWE Championship towards Randy Orton at Battleground 2017.
Punjabi Jail matches can’t be gained through pinfall or submission. To win the match, a celebrity should escape two bamboo cages earlier than touching the ringside flooring with each toes.
WWE’s Punjabi Jail match historical past
The Undertaker defeated The Huge Present within the first Punjabi Jail match on the Nice American Bash 2006. The Nice Khali was initially speculated to face The Undertaker however was compelled to overlook the occasion because of sickness.
At No Mercy 2007, WWE reintroduced the Punjabi Jail stipulation for The Nice Khali’s match towards Batista. The Animal defeated his rival to retain the World Heavyweight Championship.
A decade later, the aforementioned Punjabi Jail match between Jinder Mahal and Randy Orton came about at Battleground 2017. Khali, who has turn out to be synonymous with the match kind, made a shock return to assist Mahal retain the WWE Championship towards The Apex Predator contained in the construction.
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