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That could have been big. There are certain things that almost have to be present to make a wrestling show work. This might seem a bit obvious, but one of the most important is a wrestling ring. The wrestlers get in the ring to have their match, and it is fairly easy to tell what you are watching if you see a ring present. That was almost taken in a different direction this week.

One of the matches advertised for this week’s Monday Night Raw was a cage match between Omos and Bobby Lashley. This was the third match between the two of them after they split the first two. According to the WrestleVotes Twitter account, an idea was floated to have the match end by destroying the ring. This did not wind up happening, as Omos threw Lashley through the cage wall, allowing Lashley to escape and win. The ring has been destroyed before, usually via a superplex, but never in a cage match.

Over the course of the past week, there was an idea for a collapsing ring angle during the cage match tonight on RAW w/ Omos & Lashley. I’ve heard that idea got squashed over the weekend. Good. It’s way overplayed.

— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) May 16, 2022

Opinion: I could have gone for another exploding ring, but I’m not sure how that would have worked with a cage involved. That is one of the trickier deals to pull off no matter what and including the cage would have made it even more complicated. The ending we got worked well enough and didn’t include two giants literally breaking part of the ring. If nothing else, it kept the rest of the show from needing to be paused while the ring was replaced so it helped the show’s pace too.

What do you think of the idea? How did the version we got work? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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