When Brock Lesnar agreed to face Triple H at WrestleMania 29, part of the deal was that he would get to decide on a stipulation for the bout. Now the possible stipulation has been revealed.
While his decision is purely kayfabe, it looks like the WWE is going forward with the best stipulation it can think of for the biggest event of the year.
According to PWInsider (h/t WrestlingInc.com), the leading contender for the stipulation is none other than Hell in a Cell.
For those who don't know, Hell in a Cell is a fully enclosed, massive steel cage that covers both the ring and part of the surrounding ringside.
In a normal steel cage match, a wrestler wins by climbing over the top or exciting through the door.
But Hell in a Cell is different. Not only is the cage taller by several feet, but there is no way out. The only way to win is by pinfall or submission. There are no disqualifications, so any weapon that can be "found" under the ring can be used.
It is a hellacious and brutal match, perfect to end the feud between Lesnar and The Game.
Hell in a Cell has become the last stop for long-term feuds in the WWE. The first one took place at Bad Blood in '97 and featured The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels. "The Showstopper" won that bout after 30 minutes of action.
The most famous Hell in a Cell bout took place at the King of the Ring pay-per-view in '98. That was the clash between Undertaker and Mankind, where the Dead Man threw Mankind from the top of the cage and through a table to the arena floor.
Even with the introduction of a Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, there have only been 26 of these bouts since its creation by Jim Cornette 16 years ago.
The feud between Triple H and Lesnar has been a very brutal one. Not only has Lesnar broken The Game's arm twice, but he also broke the arm of his friend, Michaels. This past Monday on Raw, Lesnar attacked the New Age Outlaws, also friends of Triple H.
The last time these two guys ran into each other, they brawled all over the arena floor. Lesnar was busted open, with blood pouring down the side of his face and chest.
The stipulation for the match at WrestleMania has to be one where Triple H and Lesnar can tear into each other. Anything else would be holding them back and would cheapen the storyline, which has been built around revenge and hurting the other guy.
While a No Holds Barred or Falls Count Anywhere bout would serve the same purpose, the steel structure is the best way to go. It not only keeps both men in front of the live audience, but the visual spectacle and the aura of the cell fit WrestleMania.
The feud needs to end, and what better way to end it than with five tons of steel boxing them in from all sides.