WWE's annual Money in the Bank ladder match is one of the most looked forward to matches on the entire WWE calendar.
The winner is pretty much guaranteed to become WWE World Heavyweight Champion at some point, immediately thrusting himself into main event contention. The match itself is also a pretty good one, with various high-risk ladder spots that can capture the imagination of the audience as stars perform death-defying feats.
Those high spots have consequences and Alberto Del Rio felt the full force of them as he was potentially injured during the match last night.
PW Insider reported the possibility of the injury in the immediate aftermath of the ladder match.
"We've heard from numerous people that Alberto Del Rio was helped out of the Arena by several referees after taking a pretty scary bump into the ropes during the final sequences of Money in the Bank," the report stated.
One fan who was in attendance took to Twitter yesterday to upload pictures of a stricken Del Rio on the floor and being attended to by referees and WWE doctors.
The Mexican superstar looked in some pain in the above pictures and the officials seemed to be treating him seriously.
Combining the pictures with the report that came out before it, the news of Del Rio being injured certainly passes the eye test.
However, with the nature of the beast, this could be a work and Alberto has tricked even our astute eyes.
Despite his place in the Money in the Bank ladder match, Del Rio was never going to walk away from the encounter with the briefcase in hand and the chance at the title.
In fact, the 38-year-old was the biggest underdog in the betting odds heading into the match, with even noted old man and part-timer Chris Jericho being more fancied by the bookies to get his hands on the big gold case.
In the end, Dean Ambrose unhooked the briefcase and cashed it in later that night, pinning Seth Rollins to become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion in a crazy ending to the night.