Edge and The Undertaker had an amazing Hell In A Cell match against each other at SummerSlam 2008. The two put on a great show but as it turns out there were different plans for the finish of the match.
Edge recently discussed the entire plans for the initial ending of that contest on a recent episode of Edge and Christian’s Pod Of Awesomeness.
“Hell In A Cell… I remember going into that, and a little story about that Hell In A Cell, we got from Vince the edict that day that there would be no color in that match and I had put together this whole thing in my head that involved color and also involved me taking a chokeslam through the panel, through two tables, this whole thing,” Edge revealed. “I know I have this written down somewhere. And it wasn’t going to work and color wasn’t going to work. And I’m mad. And I remember saying to Vince that day, ‘this is the most disappointed I’ve ever been in a decision that I’ve had to try and make do with, I guess, in this company’ because I really was. I thought, ‘this is the culmination of a year-and-a-half angle. There has to be that. There has to be color.’”
This was during the time when WWE was trying to move away from their more hardcore programming and trying to develop a TV-PG atmosphere for their programming. Since they couldn’t use any blood the challenge was trying to figure out what to do next. The pressure was added even more as Vince McMahon told them this would be a standard of what Hell In A Cell matches would be expected to be in the PG Era.
“I wasn’t thinking further down the road or the big picture, all of the things Vince has to think about, and in hindsight he was right. He was right and what he said that day was completely right. He said, ‘I trust you two to set the template for what a Hell In A Cell will be going forward’ and I was like, ‘oh, well s–t.’ What do you say to that? There’s the challenge. Alright, so the challenge is, we’ve got to figure out a way to do this then, and I think we did. It still got in the story I wanted to get across.”