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Undertaker injury update: Video of the accident, WWE statement, and more

Channel Urban News on YouTube has posted this video of last night's pyrotechnic mishap that burnt The Undertaker (It happens about 37 seconds in):


Scary stuff, and he's lucky that things didn't go a lot worse.  Meanwhile, according to the Observer site:

- Taker suffered 1st and 2nd degree burns on his chest and neck.  Parts of his hat and jacket melted.

- Partially depending on whether or not they have an impressive looking camera angle of the accident, it may be worked into storylines and revealed to be Shawn Michaels' doing.

- Taker was obviously in tremendous pain, but turned down any offers to cut down on the length of the match.

St. Louis's Riverfront Times printed comments from WWE spokesman Robert Zimmerman:

He said the accident last night was "a mistiming with the pyrotechnics" and the Undertaker was only allowed to perform after being cleared by a ringside physician.

"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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