We all know that the Undertaker is one of the most hard working and professional wrestlers in the history of the WWE. That isn’t up for debate, it’s the only way you stay at the top of the industry for as long as he has.
Well in his one man show in London at the weekend, Chris Jericho told the story of how Taker was burned alive during the Elimination Chamber match in 2010.
From Wrestling Inc’s review of the show:
Jericho has so much respect for The Undertaker. He told the Elimination Chamber 2010 story of how 3 pyros went off in Taker's face within 20 seconds. Jericho asked Taker if he could continue the match for as long as it had been originally planned and Taker said, "yes kid, carry on." Chris said he could smell the burning of the Undertaker's skin. Jericho then told a funny story of a three hour drinking session in a Tokyo bar where he tried to kiss Taker on the mouth. After three hours, Taker let him kiss him on the cheek.
This is truly insane. Add to the fact that this was an elimination chamber match as well, and that Taker was the last man released from the pods at the side of the ring. So that was a full twenty minutes or so that he spent in a pod while his skin was burning and there was nothing he could do about it, no water or anything. And then he went on and wrestled out a full match.
Taker was out for two months after the Chamber match, resting and getting the second and third degree burns that he received treated.
You can see the video of the incident here and how Taker runs about 10 feet to get out of the fire and throws off his long leather coat and hat. Jericho mentioned in an interview that the whole coat eventually ended up on the floor all shrivelled up and melted.
Taker is still currently out of action following his WrestleMania loss to Brock Lesnar in which he suffered a severe concussion among other injuries that saw him forced to go straight to hospital in an ambulance after the match. It looks likely that he is set to retire.