Booker T has spoken about the possibility of WWE creating a Triple Cage Match, adding that he “would love to see it”.
In 2000, the WCW-inspired film Ready to Rumble was released, starring David Arquette and a number of WCW Stars.
Toward the end of the film, a WCW Heavyweight Championship match takes place inside a tiered Steel Cage.
During the match between the character, Jimmy King and Diamond Dallas Page, WCW Stars including Goldberg and Booker T get involved before DDP is sent from the top of the cage to the floor.
The concept of re-creating the Three Cage Match was brought to life at WCW Slamboree 2000, as star of the Scream franchise David Arquette battled DDP and Jeff Jarrett for the WCW Heavyweight Championship. Jarrett won the match and took the Championship from Arquette.
As a WCW Triple Crown Champion and WWE Grand Slam Champion, Booker T has fought across many gimmick led matches, including the first ever Elimination Chamber match, and feels that if any company could build the a special attraction cage, its WWE.
On the latest episode of The Hall of Fame with Booker T and Brad Gilmore, the Two-Time WWE Hall of Famer reflected on the Triple Cage Match design that appeared in the film Ready to Rumble and the possibility of seeing it make a return.
“Yeah, I think if anybody can make it work, it would be WWE. You know, they got the budget and the manpower to actually be able to secure something like that. That cage is crazy. And I remember the concept from Ready to Rumble, right? It was crazy. It looked awesome.
It looked from a movie perspective, it actually looked awesome. I don’t know if it will work today though. Something I would be willing to explore, I tell you that. Well, like I said, I think if anybody, if anybody could do it, WWE could definitely pull something off like that. I definitely love to see it.”
Booker T also discussed his favourite gimmick matches and announced that a battle that took place in Houston, Texas takes top spot.
“Like of all time. I guess the San Francisco 49ers match. No man. But my favorite game is a match. It goes back to a day you probably wouldn’t even remember but it was called the Coal Miner’s Glove match started right here. They did that match here in Houston, TX.
The coal miner’s glove match was always intriguing for me to see the guy get that glove on and go to work with it when the cage matches and you know, the ladder matches, you know, stuff like that. But for me, it’s just that that match right there had a certain vibe about it.”
The WWE Legend is enjoying his current role, working in the commentary team for NXT, allowing him to partake guidance on future Superstars as they look to establish themselves in WWE.
NXT lost several of its biggest names during the recent WWE Draft, but it has allowed the likes of Tiffany Stratton to become NXT Women’s Champion, along with making space for the return of Blair Davenport.
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