The rivalry between Randy Orton and Jinder Mahal is far from over. After the champion disrespected Orton’s family at the Money in the Bank PPV, the storyline was bound to continue in the future. So, a rematch was demanded by the contender and it was granted by the commissioner of Smackdown Live.
Since Jinder Mahal is the champion, he got the chance to choose the stipulation for the match and it turned out to be a Punjabi Prison match. It is certain that WWE is trying hard to grab the attention of the Indian audience ever since they made Jinder, the champion. This is yet another move with the same purpose.
Now, prior to this time, only two such Punjabi Prison matches were contested in the history of the company. The tradition began with the arrival of The Great Khali back in the last decade. He was the one to come up with the idea of the same and involved in both the previous matches.
The last match inside this demonic structure was held back in 2007 between Batista and The Great Khali. It has been ten years since then and the WWE Universe might have forgotten the rules for this particular gimmick.
So, recently WWE has provided some updates regarding the match which suggested that there will be some alterations made to the bamboo-made structure. This time the cage will be reinforced with steel frames. Check out the further details,
“While matches like a Steel Cage, Hell in a Cell or even the Elimination Chamber typically trap a Superstar within one enclave, the Punjabi Prison surrounds them with two:
First, there are four walls of bamboo that immediately surround the ring in the fashion of a traditional cage. Outside of that stands another, larger, octagonal structure, topped with a series of razor-sharp bamboo spikes.”
We should also remember that the only way to win this match is to escape the cage as early as possible. This is a clear advantage for the champion since he will not have to pin or submit Orton to retain his championship. Rather, the Sing Brothers might help him to pull off yet another win against The Viper.
Check out more information from WWE.com, here,
“To win, a Superstar must escape both cages, a prospect that is far easier said than done. The interior structure contains four doors, all of which are attended by a referee.
When a Superstar calls for the door to be opened, they have one minute to walk through it and into the outer structure. If they don’t make it through in time, the door is shut and locked for good.”