The Undertaker has an elaborate entrance, filled with fireworks and pyro, and things went badly wrong for the legend as he made his entrance at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view in 2010.
As he made his way down to the ring to defend his World Heavyweight title in the show’s main event, one of the flames from his entrance caught The Undertaker, nearly getting him on fire.
Thankfully, ‘Taker reacted quickly and was able to get out of the way of the fire before things went badly wrong, ripping off his leather jacket significantly earlier in his entrance than he normally would.
‘The Deadman’ may have dropped the World Heavyweight Championship in the match, but he walked away from the incident with serious third-degree burns.
During the match, while in one of the outside pods waiting to enter the ring, The Undertaker was repeatedly caught by the camera pouring water over himself to try and deal with the burns.
Fans even noticed how The Undertaker’s skin had blistered when he eventually entered the match, but ‘The Deadman’ wanted to continue the match despite his injuries, much to his credit.
‘Taker’s reluctance to leave the match and his desire to continue with the planned spots earned the respect from a lot of his peers, something that Chris Jericho has spoken at length about previously.
The Undertaker did manage to make a full recovery from his injuries but took two months off after dropping his title at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view in order to properly heal.
Thankfully things didn’t end up too badly for The Undertaker, especially considering how badly things may have ended up for ‘The Deadman’ at the pay-per-view.
For those curious, The Undertaker defended his title in the match against John Morrison, Rey Mysterio, CM Punk, R-Truth and Chris Jericho, with the latter picking up the win.