Because a standard briefcase can no longer contain the increasingly complicated paperwork associated with a WWE title shot contract, a filing cabinet will be suspended above the ring at this weekend’s TLC pay-per-view event.
“We realize this is less convenient than the briefcase,” said WWE’s chief lawyer, Irwin Hovius.
“But these contracts are quite complex and lengthy.
A four-by-six-foot aluminum filing cabinet with locking drawers will dangle above the ring during the WWE Money in the Bank pay-per-view Sunday.
The winning wrestler will not only have to ascend a tall ladder, but also maneuver the 64-pound piece of office equipment safely down to the ring.
The suggestion that the contract might be saved instead on a USB stick has apparently fallen on deaf ears.