The Undertaker took his undead gimmick to the next level at Elimination Chamber 2010 when his pyro accidentally set him on fire.
Despite WWE currently raking in more money than it ever has in the past, it seems to be cutting costs in a couple of ways. Most notably, its limited use of pyrotechnics in the present day. There was a time when it felt like the 4th of July at the beginning of every single WWE show. Nowadays, that pomp and circumstance is reserved for WrestleMania and shows in Saudi Arabia.
Aside from the amount of money Vince McMahon is saving by dialing down the fireworks, Superstar entrances are obviously a lot safer to boot. Don't get us wrong, professionals are in charge of WWE's pyro and we are certain countless safety checks are carried out when it is used. Accidents happen though, and a bad one happened at Elimination Chamber 2010.
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Not so long ago, the entrance way would be lined with impressive looking fireballs during The Undertaker's entrance. At EC 2010, a few of those fireballs were incredibly mistimed. As The Deadman stood at the top of the ramp, fire emitted from beneath his feet and he was engulfed in flames. It set his jacket alight and The Phenom subsequently suffered some pretty severe burns off the back of it.
Some of you are likely reading this thinking "wait a minute, I watched that match and I don't remember this at all." For obvious reasons, WWE didn't show Taker getting burned. Plus, like the ultimate professional that he is, the future Hall Of Famer proceeded to compete in his match. Luckily, it was an Elimination Chamber match and Taker wasn't one of the first in the ring. That gave him the chance to pour water on his burned skin, which you can see him doing in the background if you watch the match back.
This is one of literally hundreds of moments we can't wait to hear The Undertaker talk about from his perspective. When he does eventually retire for good, we sincerely hope he does the podcast rounds. Or, even better, he starts up one of his own. For now, all we can do is speculate on how this accident happened and what took place once Taker got backstage. We imagine some poor pyro guy was out of a job come the end of the night.