In the run up to Sunday night's WrestleMania 31 there was much speculation about an apparent injury suffered by Bray Wyatt as he sought to prepare for his match against The Undertaker.
And while the WWE Superstar did manage to get out and perform at Levi's Stadium, a new report today has revealed just how serious the issue was.
According to PW Insider, subscription required, the ankle sprain suffered earlier on on the Sunday was so bad that Wyatt was unable even to stand or walk for much of his time waiting backstage before The Undertaker match.
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We reported yesterday on the dramatic event and described how Wyatt had to be carted out of the ring and into the back of Levi's Stadium as medical staff assessed the sprain.
We now know that this assessment led to the decision for Bray Wyatt to wear a "cast on his ankle" right up until it was time for him to make his grand entrance.
Effect on his match
With Wyatt's opponent for WrestleMania 31 arriving in the form of The Undertaker, the injury to the younger Superstar was a worrying one for those involved ,with many fearing it would cripple the entertainment value with The Dead Man far from agile himself.
Fortunately it looks like Bray Wyatt was able to go through what must have been excruciating pain in order to put together a watchable match.
While the bearded heel was visibly limping at times he was still able to pull of some impressive moves and do the leg work - a fact that ultimately allowing his 50-year-old opponent to bounce back from a disappointing WrestleMania 30 loss to Brock Lesnar that was also marred by injury.
Long term impact
Although the severity of Bray Wyatt's ankle sprain now known it remains unclear as to how long the Superstar will have to sit out of action.
His status for tonight's Raw must though surely be in doubt after he went through the pain barrier on the Grandest Stage of Them All.
What do you think WWE fans? Did the injury impact the match's quality? And was it right for Wyatt to give up the loss despite his heroic efforts? Let us know in the comments section below...
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