If I understand this photo from CJ (that’s him on the top, and Jer on the bottom), CJ was not entirely sure that the rigging (by TSD) was done properly, so Jer was asked to lie there to break his fall should any of the bolts pop out of the wall. It might not seem like much, but falling onto concrete on your belly from five feet hurts… This way the combination of crushing Jer and the massage table padding makes it almost painless*. But maybe I’m not understanding correctly.
* For CJ only… Jer on the other hand? World of pain. But someone’s gotta do it.