Just when fans thought that their beloved WWE had become completely watered down and transformed into kid-friendly material, the blood came a pouring.
Twice during John Cena and Brock Lesnar's short feud did we see blood in the oft-sterile PG Era.
On an episode of Raw, a Lesnar punch left Cena's goofy smile a fresh crimson. Cena would go on to bleed again, this time at Extreme Rules.
Some hard Lesnar elbows seemed to be the culprit in causing the top of Cena's head to open up, delighting both Cena haters and bloodthirsty fans alike.
CM Punk got into the act during a steel cage match against Jerry Lawler.
The match ended with Punk's face a bloody mess, not exactly the family programming image WWE wants to portray.
Punk responded to speculation about him blading to achieve the match's gore by posting a picture of his head wound on Twitter. Generally, wrestlers don't give themselves gashes that big and not usually that high on their head.
There was a time not all that long ago when a few incidents of blood would have been considered the norm, but in the newly sanitized world of WWE, any sighting of the red stuff is a wild surprise.