I have wondered about this, since I stayed late, after a house show, when I was five and saw the ring being dismantled.
When Mick Foley fell off of the Hell in The Cell, We were all amazed. However, when Mick fell through the cell and on the mat, the locker room was much more shocked.
Why was it that all of the wrestlers were so shocked by what seemed to be a cushioned fall?
There are standards, as to how a ring is built. I will explain how the WWE, of today, constructs a wrestling ring.