We knew pro wrestling was rough, but this is REALLY a low blow! A day after The Undertaker was taken to the hospital for a severe concussion following his shocking loss at WrestleMania, fellow WWE star Paul Heyman let the insults fly on WWE Raw on April 7.
When a legend falls in the WWE, no one holds a moment of silence — instead, many stars take the moment of weakness as an opportunity to twist the knife. That’s exactly what Paul Heyman did to The Undertaker on WWE Raw on April 7, even after the wrestler was transported to a hospital for a severe concussion.
Paul Heyman Pokes Fun At The Undertaker After Hospitalization & WrestleMania Loss
Paul clearly wasn’t worried about The Undertaker’s condition — he just wanted to get the Raw fans riled up. And he did. Paul entered the ring as the hype man of Brock Lesner, the “beast” who ended The Undertaker’s 21-year win streak at WrestleMania on April 6, and joked about how a quarter-century of consistency ended in three simple seconds.
But he didn’t stop there.
Paul then really went in, gleefully telling all of the fans how WWE chairman Vince McMahon rode in the ambulance to the hospital with The Undertaker. “He came THIS close to a broken neck,” Paul chuckled. “He came THIS close to a cracked skull.” Heyman then criticized the crowd for giving The Undertaker a standing ovation — because he was a “LOSER” and a “wannabe.”
Paul Heyman: Did His Undertaker Diss Cross The Line?
As you can imagine, Paul’s rant was met with more than a couple “Bulls**t” chants from the Raw crowd, and we have to say we side with the audience. It was definitely a little harsh of Paul to laugh at The Undertaker’s hospitalization — trash-talking is fine, especially in the WWE, but making fun of a guy’s serious injury, and joking about how he could’ve been paralyzed seems like a little much to us. Although, that sort of absurdity is what makes the WWE so great.
We just know that we wouldn’t want to be Paul Heyman when The Undertaker gets out of the hospital.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Did Paul cross the line or was he just keeping the spirit of the WWE? Let us know!
— Andrew Gruttadaro