A Steel Cage match is a specialty match fought within high steel-linked fencing that surrounds all four edges of the wrestling ring. It is long-considered the most popular type of gimmick match due to its long-storied history of settling some of wrestling's biggest feuds.
In WWE 2K, the only way to win the Steel Cage match is to climb a side of the cage, then once reaching the top, the player must complete a timing minigame on five successful tries to escape out of the cage with both feet reaching the floor. As opposed to traditional cage match settings, the match doesn't allow for pinfalls, submission, or the option to escape by door.
It appear in WWF WrestleMania: Steel Cage Challenge, WWF WrestleFest, WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2006, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009, WWE Legend of Wrestlemania, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011, WWE '12, WWE WrestleFest, WWE '13, WWE 2K14, WWE 2K15 and WWE 2K16.
- With God as my witness, he is broken in half! Just like in the WWE of the 80s, the steel cage is the coveted jewel of the gimmick matches in WWE 2K. The steel cage match in WWE All Stars is full of explosive action. Players are able to slingshot their opponents across the ring to send them face flying into the fence, achieve a daring dive at the top of (or while climbing) the cage and struggle for position with punch and grapple throws while climbing the steel contraption. Do you escape for victory or do you give in to letting your opponent feel the wrath of a top-rope cage dive? Resist the temptation and the first WWE Superstar or WWE Legend to escape the cage wins the match!