"The Undertaker" was burned while entering the ring during Sunday night's World Wrestling Entertainment pay-per-view event, "The Elimination Chamber." In the wrestling competition for the world heavyweight champion, WWE spokesman, Robert Zimmerman, confirmed that wrestler's burns were due to a pyrotechnical timing problem that will need further investigating.
The WWE event was held at the Scottrade Center. The Undertaker was entering the ring when he either "mistimed" his entry or a pyrotechnic operator "pushed a button at the wrong time." The Undertaker was standing over one of several flamethrowers that shot fire along the walkway. The wrestler's robe was engulfed by flames and only after trying to outrun the fire, he removed the robe and continued on with his match. After ringside doctors examined The Undertaker and revealed minor burns, in a manner that was likened to a "sunburn," the WWE star lost to Chris Jericho.
Zimmerman also went on to say:"Thank God he was fine. 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."