Jumping off anything over a few metres high is not something we’d recommend any sane human try. Seriously, the American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma (ACS-COT) research shows that a fall of over 20 feet or 6 meters is enough to kill a fully grown human.
The original height of the cage Mankind was thrown off of by the Undertaker back in 1998 was about 16 feet tall, but the one Shane McMahon jumped off of last night?
It’s in the critical injury category, standing at a whopping 20 feet tall. Shawn Michaels was the first to take a jump off the cage, then Mick Foley took about four drops through the cage to the canvas below. It seems to be one of the most extreme things a WWE wrestler can do, and it certainly isn’t fake, regardless of whether there’s a crash mat waiting for them at the bottom.
The WWE Hell in a Cell fight this week saw Shane McMahon battling Kevin Owens inside the hallowed steel cage. McMahon showed just how bloody dedicated he was to his job, and to father’s company when he took a crazy plunge and decided to jump off the top of the cage onto a table. There was no mattress, no crash mat, no safety pad for him to land on. Just McMahon and a whopping big table.
Time to fly…
Thanks for the custom J’s @MACHE275 #HIAC pic.twitter.com/EXTuIRVKTI
— Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) October 8, 2017
McMahon ended up being stretchered out of the arena by paramedics, and despite the amazing stunt, he was unable to pull off the win. Kevin Owens ended up being announced as the winner. McMahon first jumped off the cage back at Wrestlemania 32, giving the legendary Undertaker a taste of his own medicine.
Last year @ShaneMcMahon returned to @WWE in Detroit as a hero. Tonight, he leaves Detroit a broken human being. Tonight, I’m the hero. #HIAC
— Kevin Owens (@FightOwensFight) October 8, 2017
A statement from the WWE later confirmed that McMahon had suffered multiple injuries as a result of the stunt.
“SmackDown LIVE Commissioner Shane McMahon has been taken to a local medical facility after leaping from the top of Hell in a Cell and crashing through an announce table during his brutal Falls Count Anywhere Hell in a Cell Match against Kevin Owens,” read the statement.
“A preliminary report has determined that Shane may be dealing with multiple injuries, including neck trauma, fractured ribs and a dislocated shoulder.
“While nothing has been confirmed at this time, WWE.com will continue to monitor Shane’s condition.”
These injuries could certainly be a part of the WWE’s storyline for McMahon, or they could end up being legitimate. While the WWE certainly does cop some heat for being “fake wrestling”, there’s no doubt that Shane McMahon laid it all out on the line for the fans when he took the 20-foot plunge off the top of the cage onto a table.
Check out the crazy footage on the player below and let us know what you think!
Still shook that @shanemcmahon #HIAC fall wasn’t padded with the bags pic.twitter.com/tgDFxdEWlz
— Michael Arce 🅥 (@_michaelarce) October 9, 2017