The Undertaker has revealed how he wanted to “kill the pyro guy” after a pyro botch during his ring entrance at the 2010 Elimination Chamber pay-per-view.
‘The Phenom’s’ ring attire caught fire when flames from his entrance engulfed his hat and coat.
Speaking to Stone Cold Steve Austin on the latest Broken Skull Sessions episode, ‘The Deadman’ explained:
“The adrenaline needle is peaked right here. I am beside myself, I’m looking down at my chest because my chest is just bubbling up right now. My flesh is just rolling up.”
The Undertaker was forced to douse himself with water repeatedly while he waited to enter the match inside one of the internal chambers:
“I knew I had to sit in that pod for 20 minutes. And then I had to work another 20 minutes after getting in. And I’m trying to assess where I’m at physically with the burns. Because all I could smell was my burnt hair and flesh.”
“Despite all that water, every time I look down, my skin is bubbling up more and more. I’m trying my hardest to stay focused and I’m also thinking in my head, ‘I am about to kill this pyro guy.'”
To make matters worse, The Undertaker explained that he had raised his concerns about the pyro before the event:
“I’m usually a very forgiving and understanding person. But a couple of weeks prior [to that incident], I had a conversation with the pyro guy and told him, ‘look, the pyro burst is too close. I’m starting to feel it. I said lets back them out.'”
Finally, ‘The Deadman’ revealed how he battled to stay in character as The Undertaker, whilst his ring attire was ablaze:
“I walk out, and the pyro comes up on my left and I just can’t no-sell this one. So, I turn to my right, the pyro bursts and my right [sleeve] goes off. So, I’ve literally turned into that. Luckily, I had the presence of mind to know that I had to move forward. When I saw something other than fire, I could see that both my right sleeve and hat are on fire. I’m trying to get all that off and somehow stay in character.”
The Undertaker battled through the 36 minute chamber match in which he dropped the World Heavyweight Championship to Chris Jericho after interference by Shawn Michaels. That set up ‘Taker and Michaels’s famous Streak versus Career bout at WrestleMania XXVI.
The full episode of The Broken Skull Sessions episode, The Undertaker: One More Round is available exclusively on the WWE Network.
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