Sunday's WrestleMania 30 proved to be one of the most memorable events World Wrestling Entertainment has produced in years, with Daniel Bryan's emotional WWE World Heavyweight Championship victory and Undertaker's shocking loss to Brock Lesnar standing out most.
In the wake of the show, there is sure to be a great deal of news and rumors circulating around in regard to the top stars, booking decisions and injuries from WrestleMania. As we found out late Sunday night, it did not take long.
The Undertaker injured
ProWrestling.net's Jason Powell reports that The Undertaker left the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in an ambulance following his match with Brock Lesnar Sunday night.
Prowrestling.net can confirm reports that Undertaker (Mark Calaway) was taken by ambulance to a hospital in New Orleans after his WrestleMania 30 match with Brock Lesnar on Sunday. It is believed that he suffered a concussion during the match.
The original reports came via PWinsider.com.
The Undertaker's loss to Brock Lesnar was one of the most legitimately shocking moments in professional wrestling history, largely due to the fact that the storied undefeated streak had long been revered. It was so heavily relied upon to help built interest in WrestleMania in recent years that, to see that element of the event suddenly disappear is unbelievable.
If the reports are true and Undertaker is suffering from a concussion, it makes what had to be a very difficult night for him that much harder.
It could also affect any potential fallout from the loss that was to be dealt with on Monday's Raw. If Undertaker were to appear and cut any sort of promo regarding Brock Lesnar, the streak or the first loss in his career at WrestleMania, he may now have to be held off of television for a week.
A rough night indeed for the Deadman and his fans, many of whom were immortalized thanks to the crowd shots immediately following his loss to Lesnar.
The New Age Outlaws' Billy Gunn was another ring veteran who had a rough WrestleMania 30. First, he lost a very quick six-man tag match to The Shield, then found himself in need of medical attention for what WWE medical staff is calling a hemoptysis.
WWE.com spoke with Dr. Chris Amann:
We got some X-rays of his chest, which did not show any evidence of a collapsed lung, so our diagnosis right now is that he most likely ruptured a small blood vessel that caused bleeding to the airways and, subsequently, coughing up blood.
The powerbomb delivered by The Shield did not appear to be any harder than normal so one must wonder if there was some sort of preexisting condition that caused Gunn to spit up blood, or if he simply landed a way that caused the injury.
The article goes on to state that Gunn will be monitored for the remainder of the evening, but all tests have come back negative.
Where was Brie?
Noticeably missing from Daniel Bryan's WWE World Heavyweight Championship celebration at the end of the WrestleMania 30 broadcast was his fiancée, and WWE Diva, Brie Bella. Where was she? Turns out, she was not permitted to join Bryan in his big moment.
She revealed as much on her official Twitter account shortly after the show concluded.
I'm sooo proud of my fiancé! Sooo well deserved! Wow! Wish I could of went out to celebrate, but wasn't allowed. Love the #YesMovement— The Bella Twins (@nicoleandbri) April 7, 2014
We know the answer as to why Brie was not in the ring celebrating with Bryan, but what we do not know is why she was not allowed. Perhaps they wanted to shine the spotlight solely on Bryan, but if that was the case, why allow him to bring his sister and her daughter into the ring?
The fans are fully aware of Bryan and Bella's relationship, and the very real emotion on display to close out WrestleMania would have been even more enhanced had she been given the opportunity to share the experience with the love of her life.