The Undertaker Injury: Updates on WWE Star's Concussion and Future

Donald Wood@@Donald_WoodFeatured ColumnistApril 7, 2014

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR WWE - The Undertaker, top, and Brock Lesnar wrestle during Wrestlemania XXX at the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome in New Orleans on Sunday, April 6, 2014. (Jonathan Bachman/AP Images for WWE)
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Updates from Tuesday, April 8

While it's unclear how The Undertaker is doing two days after his brutal match against Brock Lesnar, a fan captured Instagram video of a hobbled 'Taker making his way onto a bus:

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After losing to Brock Lesnar at Sunday’s WWE WrestleMania 30, The Undertaker was transported to a New Orleans hospital via ambulance due to a fear that the veteran may have suffered a concussion and a neck injury, according to F4WOnline, h/t Wrestling Inc.       

The report claims The Undertaker was held overnight at the hospital for observation.    

Richard Gray of Wrestling News World and David Herro of Pro Wrestling Review confirmed the injury and claim Vince McMahon himself traveled via ambulance with The Undertaker:

WWE later confirmed the news on its website:

WWE.com can confirm that, following last's night historic match with Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker was immediately taken to Ochsner Medical Center. After a CT scan and other medical testing, he was diagnosed with a severe concussion and was kept overnight for further evaluation. He was discharged early Monday afternoon.

The vast majority of the WWE Universe had no idea Lesnar was going to win the match, and watching The Undertaker’s streak broken in front of a stunned crowd was one of the wildest moments in WrestleMania history.

According to a separate report from F4WOnline, via Wrestling Inc., the decision to lose on Sunday was The Undertaker’s and he chose Lesnar as the man he wanted to defeat him. The report also claims that The Undertaker appears to be finished with his wrestling career.

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The Undertaker only wrestles once or twice a year, so he would have ample time to recover for a match several months down the line if he does continue his career.  

During the build to the WrestleMania match, it looked obvious that The Undertaker was going to beat Lesnar after the challenger looked weak time after time. It wasn’t until the go-home episode of Raw that Lesnar gained any momentum, and The Undertaker’s loss came as a complete surprise.

Lesnar’s manager, Paul Heyman, spoke to Jonathan Snowden of Bleacher Report before WrestleMania about the impact of this match and the magnitude of the beast breaking the streak:

I think it's more than special. I'm very blessed. I get the best seat in the house for the match that has the most historical significance and the longest-ranging ramifications in terms of what happens after the match is over. This is Brock Lesnar's chance to truly step into immortality. From my perspective it's a match that Brock Lesnar doesn't have to win but that The Undertaker must not lose.

While Undertaker’s career could easily be over, there is a chance he has at least one more match left.

There have been reports for months about a possible match at WrestleMania 31 between The Undertaker and Sting, and the reports surfacing today claim that there is “no word yet on how this changes a potential match with Sting at WrestleMania 31.”

Without the pressure of the streak being on the line, this match would be simply billed as legend vs. icon.

Regardless of whether The Undertaker is done with wrestling forever or he wrestles another match at next year’s WrestleMania, the moment he created on Sunday will go down as one of the most shocking outcomes in the sport’s history.   

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