Posted: Feb 23, 2010 10:36 AM by Associated Press
The pro wrestler known as The Undertaker has suffered minor burns to the chest but escaped serious injury during a pyrotechnics mishap in St. Louis.
World Wrestling Entertainment spokesman Robert Zimmerman says the wrestler, whose real name is Mark Calaway, is fine. In fact, he wrestled after being burned Sunday night and was back in the ring for WWE's "Raw" show on Monday.
The Undertaker enters the ring as fireballs explode. Zimmerman says there apparently was a timing mistake Sunday and the wrestler's jacket caught fire. He threw down the jacket and was evaluated by a ringside physician. Zimmerman says The Undertaker's chest was red as if he had gotten a sunburn but he was cleared to wrestle.
The pyrotechnics are operated by a company that contracts with WWE. St. Louis fire officials are investigating.