Brock Lesnar's recent bloodshed brings back memories of the WWE feuds and matches made more dramatic by the use of blood.
On the Feb. 25 episode of Raw, Triple H and Lesnar's brawl ended with Lesnar's head split open, blood splattered across his face. It was a startling sight since WWE has limited blood in recent years.
For fans feeling apathetic about a potential Lesnar vs. Triple H match at WrestleMania 29, the sight of blood may have gotten their adrenaline going. It suddenly makes Triple H and Lesnar's rivalry more personal and more intense.
Blood now seems to be a narrative device saved for the biggest of rivalries, one that was once far more common.
Let's look back at other great WWE angles that made full use of crimson paint on the canvas that is the wrestling ring.