Ric Flair says two “huge spots” were edited out of Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks Hell in a Cell match (w/Keller’s Analysis)

By Wade Keller, PWTorch editor

Charlotte (photo credit Scott Lunn / @ScottLunn © PWTorch)


Ric Flair told “Busted Open” on Wednesday that there were two big potentially dangerous spots planned for Sunday’s Hell in a Cell PPV main event between Charlotte and Sasha Banks.

“They took two huge spots out of the match, during the match, because they thought Sasha [Banks] was going to get hurt. If the original plan had been, there were two things and I don’t want to say what they were, but you can only imagine. One of them involved a moonsault.

“You gotta be careful and draw the line. They kicked each other’s match. It was brutal. During the body of the match they decided to change things around. Sasha is light and they couldn’t break the table toward the end. Vince wanted to be sure that nobody – and I totally with what they did to make sure they both came out safely.”

Keller’s Analysis: Facsinating. It sounds as if it was Vince McMahon’s call, and if that’s the case, good for him. That also explains, perhaps, why when they ended the match, it felt flat to a lot of people – because the match was building toward two other big spots that were scratched.



3 Comments on Ric Flair says two “huge spots” were edited out of Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks Hell in a Cell match (w/Keller’s Analysis)

  1. This misogyny is ridiculous. Just because they are women, they’re not allowed the same bells and whistles the men use? TJ Perkins landed with his head on the ring apron on Raw, Big E consistently lands on his head when performing the spear outside the ring…but any time the women do it they are just ‘trying too hard’ and being ‘unsafe’? Cool!

  2. To my way of thinking, no spot in the world is worth potential injury or worse, whether it’s a male or female wrestler. Considering it’s well-known that Sasha Banks has had bad luck injury-wise lately, I’d say they did the right thing. Just because TJ Perkins landed on his head and Big E does it consistently does not mean that’s a good thing. It means that a mistake has been made somewhere along the way, either on the part of Perkins or Big E, or on the part of their opponents. The idea that keeping the performers safe could be considered somehow misogyny is ridiculous.

  3. I’m just saying any time i see a womens wrestler fall on her neck…it’s because they take too many risks. There does not seem to be nearly the amount of outcry when it happens to the men.

    And what you’re saying is true, when it happens to TJ or Big E, “it means that a mistake has been made”. Obviously. And its the same with the women. I just wanted it treated the same way by the writers and podcasters

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