No Way Out is making its return to the WWE schedule this summer, and the event is expected to look eerily similar to that of TNA's LockDown, which features several steel cage matches.
In a new WWE home video release, which showcases the event through the years, we are given an idea of what to expect when No Way Out returns to pay-per-view this summer.
Per the DVD synopsis (via WrestlingInc.com):
After a three year hiatus, WWE No Way Out is back and recharged! The annual pay-per-view that became notorious for its brutal, main event Steel Cage Matches gets reincarnated, but this time the Superstars of WWE will take the thematic event a step further, as they find new and innovative ways to prevent opponents from escaping. All stipulations in place, which may include Lumberjack, Strap, Chain, Steel Cage, Handcuff Matches or more will ensure no respite from the chaos inside the ring.
I mentioned a few weeks ago that the WWE was pretty much ripping off the LockDown event format, but it does seem they are going to put their own twist on the event by only having main event matches inside steel cages.
That being said, suggesting that the event was "notorious" for its brutal cage match main events is somewhat misleading. Not counting the Hell in a Cell match between Triple H and Cactus Jack and the two-out-of-three falls match between Triple H and Steve Austin, there has been only one.
That was JBL versus the Big Show in 2005.
With a wide variety of cages already being used in pro wrestling, it would be great if the WWE stepped up for the return of No Way Out and designed a new style of cage match for the event to make it stand apart from the traditional cage.
Ultimately, I am excited to see where the WWE goes with this new pay-per-view event, as it has the potential to pan out to be a good one for the company before SummerSlam.
With the new details about the rebirth of No Way Out coming to light, do you think the event will be a success?