steel cage battle royal
Another unsuccessful elimination attempt from a never-ending battle royal in a steel cage.

WWE matchmakers have conceded that, although it seemed like a good idea at the time, a battle royal inside a steel cage was a fundamentally flawed concept.

The match reached a two-hour time limit draw without a single wrestler being thrown to the floor — an unanticipated side-effect of the steel cage — making it the first 20-way tie in wrestling history.

“Everybody loves battle royals, and everybody loves steel cage matches, so we figured this was a winner,” said one member of WWE’s creative team, who wished to remain anonymous.

“But we didn’t completely think it through.”

The bout was one of the most poorly conceived matches in WWE history, next to the Falls Count Nowhere match and the First Man Standing match.