How can WWE wrestlers stay under the ring for so long? How do they know when to come out?
There are hidden monitors and headsets under the ring that wrestlers use to communicate with the management team.
The wrestlers stay hidden under the ring until the production team tells them to appear.
Before the wrestlers come out, the production switches off the lights of the arena for a moment then tells the wrestler to come out, once the wrestler is in the ring, the production gets the lights back.
Reportedly, when Bray Wyatt attacked Dean Ambrose in Hell in a Cell, he stayed under the ring for whole three hours.
Sometimes wrestlers who are supposed to suddenly appear in the ring stay backstage during the whole show waiting for the commercial break.
During commercial breaks the whole venue goes dark, the wrestler seizes the opportunity and enters the venue while blending with officials and other workers, then they get under the ring.
Usually the crowd doesn’t notice the wrestler’s entrance.
The crowd gets generally distracted during commercial breaks, fans usually use that time to go to restrooms, get food, have a conversation with a friend, take selfies, etc.
Vince McMahon along with the production team are always talking to wrestlers through their headsets to time their come out perfectly
Here is a video where a fan filmed The Undertaker coming out from underneath the ring while the lights were off
No tunnel, no basement under the ring
Some fans and even journalists think that there is a tunnel under the ring leading directly backstage.
Many think that wrestlers such as The Undertaker use that tunnel so they don’t have to spend long hours under the ring.
This is false! There are no tunnels or basements under the ring.