VIDEOS The Undertaker burned at WWE event in St. Louis

The Undertaker on fire

In a scary moment reminiscent of Michael Jackson’s fateful Pepsi commercial, WWE wrestler The Undertaker was engulfed in a ball of flames last night in St. Louis thanks to some ill-timed pyrotechnics! The mishap occurred during the Elimination Chamber event as The Undertaker (Mark William Calaway) was making his entrance. Fireballs were launching to the left and right as he walked slowly down the middle of the stage. Then, as he was standing still, a fireball launched from right under his feet! Here are two different camera angles of the event, one from stage left and one from stage right. You can hear the person operating the video camera say, “Did you see that?!? He caught on fire!”

For those that are quick to dismiss the fakery of professional wrestling, you have to give a nod to The Undertaker who went on with his match despite burns to his chest! Here’s a Wrestlemania 25 photo from April of last year showing The Undertaker making his usual fiery entrance:

The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 25 from April 2009
Photo: Daniel Kramer/ABACAUSA.COM

WWE spokesman Robert Zimmerman tells The Riverfront Times it was a “a mistiming with the pyrotechnics” then goes on to say:

“Thank God he was fine,” Zimmerman said. “It basically amounted to a sunburn. It wasn’t over a large area of his body, just a short area, just a little bit on his chest.”

Asked if the incident will cause the WWE to review or change their procedures for having flamethrowers as part of their productions, Zimmerman replied, “I don’t know. I haven’t spoken to anyone to find out what was the cause, if it was timing, if there was something wrong with whatever. We have to go back and investigate and make a final determination.”

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