The topic is clearly mentioned in bold and so, I think it is best that I present my debate, sticking to the topic.
Create and justify a new match type to replace the Hell in a Cell match.
As everyone knows well, The Hell In A Cell (HIAC) structure was originally designed for the match between Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker at Bad Blood, 1997 to prevent Michaels from escaping and more importantly, obstruct outside interference by the members of the Degeneration X. It was just a fence that kept trespassers away. As years passed by, that purpose was long forgotten and the HIAC match became a way to end intense feuds. It became, in the words of Jim Ross, "The demonic structure". But when we remove the hype and strong storylines adorning it, it is just another wrestling match inside a cage.
Over the time, we have seen 14 HIAC matches and I am sure most of the sane minds will agree that the action is very much predictable now. What is the point in witnessing a boring match after listening to a month of hype and the past history of the cell? The fact is that the success behind the HIAC match lies with the wrestling that the competitors show and not the towering confines surrounding them. One should not forget that some of the best matches in the WWE were not conducted inside the cell.
Keeping this in mind, I came across a new match type, which could replace the HIAC match and could be successful if the right men participate.
This match is based on the "Out of 5 points"
system. The person who wins 3 out of 5 points wins the match. The only way to score a point is to have a victory over the opponent. The interesting part of the match is that its rules change throughout the match after each point has been scored. When a person scores a point, that winner is asked to select one out of four closed envelopes, held by an official. This contains any of the following match types.
1. No Disqualification, No countouts match
2. Submission match
3. Tables match
4. Over the Top Rope challenge
At the beginning, it is a normal singles match with DQs and countouts. But this, as mentioned, changes after a win by pinfall. The rules again change after the next win and pick by the winner, and so on.
The match ends only when there is a winner who has scored 3 out of 5 points.
So, this match is a real test of stamina to withstand the punishment and also it brings a fitting end to prolonging rivalries, just like the HIAC match.
Unlike the HIAC match, it provides for the audience, a variety of match types to keep them hooked onto the match without getting bored. There is also a factor that the next match type after a point, is unpredictable which makes it even more exciting.
In conclusion, I would say that I am sure it would provide the "Entertainment"
the fans are looking for, which is also definitely the last word in the WWE.
Thanks a lot for the extension!