Last night's Payback pay-per-view saw some pretty stunning moments unfold.
The WWE Universe were treated to a frantic fatal four-way for the Heavyweight title, while John Cena, Rusev, Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler provided some big highlights on the rest of the card.
Indeed, Ziggler's determination was there for all to see when he completed his match bloodied and bruised. Now, though, the Superstar has been forced to respond after some sections of the WWE Universe claimed he had used a blade to induce his bloody state.
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The WWE played on the drama of Dolph Ziggler's injury in the aftermath of Payback by releasing pictures showing doctors sealing up the head wound with 10 stitches.
Now Ziggler has taken to social media to mock those fans who tried to claim he had intentionally given himself the wound using the attitude era favorite, the razor blade.
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The video linked to in Ziggler's tweet, showing the head butt that led to blood pouring from his face, seems like pretty definitive evidence. Ziggler certainly thinks so, with the comment accompanying the footage taking on his typically mocking tone.
In today's modern PG WWE the sight of blood is usually a big no-no. Had Dolph Ziggler taken to the ring with a razor blade and intentionally given himself the injury them he would definitely be in trouble with the powers that be. Even though it gave the match one of it's biggest pops.
Of course, back in the Attitude Era and in various other wrestling promotions, the use of a blade was common practice in order to add an extra sense of drama and realism.
Dolph Ziggler's injury only added to his pain on Sunday night, with his Irish opponent Sheamus grabbing the win.
With speculation that the two could be embarking on a feud over the next few weeks prior to the recently added Elimination Chamber PPV the real life injury certainly adds to the intensity between the two fighters.
The fact that it was Ziggler who brought about the bloody scene - after a vicious head butt rather than a razor blade - only proves that a few stitches won't keep him from going back just as hard the next time.
WWE fans: Are you offended by seeing blood in the ring, or should WWE move away from the PG era? Have your say in the comments below...
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