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Tuesday on the lawns at Canterbury

I’ve no idea what a “cage match” is, but Jim Naughton described one that didn’t happen here yesterday.

See Live: the cage match that wasn’t.

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Tom Allen
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I read this account last night and could not stop laughing – it just illustrates the chaos in the press core, their lack of understanding of what is really happening at Lambeth, and their desperation for the big story. A cage match by the way is an enclosed wrestling match with few or no rules – the participants just fight until one submits. Perhaps if one had been offered as part of the programme for Lambeth and for a solution to the Gay Bishops question then Peter Akinola and his army of Bishops might have come – it seems to… Read more »

Jim Naughton
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cage_match#Cages

I thought the language of the Worldwide Wrestling Federation had worldwide currency. Imagine my disappointment.

Peter of Westminster
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Peter of Westminster

Yes — a cage match is a modern version of the ancient pankration — the mesh covering the steel cage minimizes blood splatter outside the ring.

Hope there is a follow-up detailing some of those “self-exculpatory versions of this story.”

badman
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badman

Cage match at e.g. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=noGSg0gf-8o

No bishops though. Bishops fight nastier 😉 (joking). For one thing, they don’t stay in their own cage these days.

drdanfee
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drdanfee

The most difficult thing to watch about a cage match, other than the mayhem, might be bishops in skimpy Speedo spandex, no? Great fun, then.

susan hedges
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susan hedges

Please, no bishops in Speedos!! Thank you.

Walsingham
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Walsingham

No bishops in Speedos? Not even in purple?

Dang, and here I was sniffing a new market in liturgical clothing.

Reverend Ref
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Bishops in Speedos . . . Good gawd . . . there goes my blissful night of sleep thank you very much.