Seth Rollins, Samoa Joe, The Hardy Boyz, Alexa Bliss, Sheamus & Cesaro and more of your favorite Raw Superstars return for WWE Live action throughout the U.K. 1 through 9 November. Tickets for the #WWEUKTour are available now.06/22/2017 - 16:30
See how a photographer utilized a camera from the 1870s to capture striking portraits of Superstars like Alexa Bliss, Dean Ambrose and The Miz.06/22/2017 - 15:15
Watch slow-motion footage from SmackDown LIVE and see why WWE Champion Jinder Mahal has to keep his head on a swivel at all times.06/22/2017 - 11:15
Maria Kanellis introduced WWE to her husband, Mike Kanellis, and the power of love at WWE Money in the Bank. Cathy Kelley looks at what Superstars had to say about the returning First Lady of SmackDown LIVE.06/22/2017 - 13:45
The Modern-Day Maharaja and The Singh Brothers announce that WWE Sunday Dhamaal, a new show in Hindi featuring exclusive content, plus highlights from Raw and SmackDown every week, starts this Sunday.06/21/2017 - 17:45
Charlotte Flair gets surprised with her first photo from NXT and looks back on her difficult journey to becoming The Queen in the series premiere of the new digital series "WWE Then & Now."06/21/2017 - 17:30
With the tables turned, Hideo Itami offers words of consolation to Kassius Ohno following The Knockout Artist's loss to Aleister Black.06/21/2017 - 13:30
WWE SuperCard Season 3, now available for iOS and Android, offers intense competition that can turn an anonymous player into a riled-up Superstar like Sheamus.06/21/2017 - 12:45
WWE SuperCard Season 3, now available for iOS and Android, offers intense competition that can turn an anonymous player into a riled-up Superstar like Kevin Owens.06/21/2017 - 12:30
All six combatants in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match pair up for a Six-Man Tag Team Match in SmackDown LIVE's main event.06/20/2017 - 17:30
Put a lid on it
The Casket Match may rank No. 8 on WWE.com's List of Most Extreme Matches, but it's the final word for those who are sealed within the coffin's mortal confines. The objective is quite literally an open-and-shut case: beat your opponent senseless, force them completely into an oversized casket situated at ringside, then close the lid before they get out.
Despite the otherwise easy concept, Casket Matches are not to be taken lightly. They're sanctioned only under grave circumstances, when the traditional pinfall or submission simply isn't enough for combatants to lay their rivalries to rest. Once that oversized pine box is brought to ringside, anything and everything goes; do whatever it takes to trap your adversary inside…or the last thing you'll see is the coffin lid closing down on you.
Without question, Undertaker is the squared circle's top tomb-rater. It was he who introduced World Wrestling Entertainment to the Casket Match (then called a Coffin Match) in November 1992's Survivor Series, when he hammered down the final nail in his conflict with Kamala. He also came out on the proverbial top of WWE's last documented coffined classic, barely besting Big Show at Survivor Series in November 2008. Yet not even The Phenom is perfect in a specialty match that's tailor-made for him. An army of Superstars helped then-WWE Champion Yokozuna plant him six feet (and 10-and-a-half inches) under at Royal Rumble 1994, while Kane, after ensuring that Shawn Michaels retained his WWE Title at Royal Rumble 1998, set the casket on fire…with Undertaker still inside.
It's only fair to note that being laid out on the coffin's exterior can be as devastating an experience as feeling the cold interior lining on your back. Despite emerging triumphant in a Casket Match with Undertaker in January 1998, HBK landed on the edge of the wooden sarcophagus, suffering a severe back injury that would force him into retirement for more than four years. While even that may sound more desirable than the obvious alternative, take our word for it: those who have endured the debilitating effects of a Casket Match do anything but rest in peace.