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 next 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 match between John Cena and Dolph Ziggler next Sunday.
The winning wrestler will not only have to ascend a tall ladder, but also maneuver the 64-pound piece of office equipment safely to the ring.
The suggestion that the contract might be saved instead on a USB stick has apparently fallen on deaf ears.