WWE has been waging a silent war against beach balls for a couple of years now. Most recently, the Matt Hardy vs. Bray Wyatt match at Elimination Chamber featured a beach ball being batted around in the crowd. WWE recently announced beach balls would be banned at WrestleMania 34, but the great beach ball war reached its apex at SummerSlam 2017.
The Bar was doing what it does best — wrecking the Monday Night Raw tag team division — when Cesaro saw fans tossing around a beach ball. In the middle of the match, he jumped the barricade, chased down the beach ball and ripped it like it was Hulk Hogan shredding his shirt on the way to the ring.
Speaking to City Pages this week, Cesaro weighed in on the new ban, and shared his sincere hatred for beach balls.
Excuse my language, but fudge beach balls. Seriously. That’s absolutely disrespectful. We were wrestling for the Tag Team Championships, and you want to play with a beach ball? Get the hell out of here. Go. Leave the arena, and don’t come back. I think every person that brings a beach ball into a WWE arena should get ejected for life.
Cesaro’s complaints here are 100 percent justified. While fans are encouraged to have fun at shows, taking away from what’s going on in the ring is incredibly disrespectful to the guys busting their butts on the road most nights of the year. In the same light, if fans aren’t entertained and they took it into their own hands to enjoy the show, well, you can’t really fault them.
(Please never take a beach ball to a WWE event and bat it around. You don’t want to piss off the Swiss Cyborg. Or anyone else, for that matter.)