For those hard-core wrestling fans out there, you may not wish to read this article if you have not yet found out any of the results from Wrestlemania 29. You may also wish to stop reading because of the other bit of breaking news I am about to deliver, which will undoubtedly anger the majority of wrestling fans out there.
Wrestlemania 29 is in the books, having wrapped up from Met Life Stadium this past Sunday. While the results are all scripted, such as John Cena defeating The Rock to win the WWE Championship and The Undertaker upping his all-time winning streak to 21-0 by knocking off CM Punk, injuries that take place inside of the ring are completely real.
It turns out that injuries suffered outside of the ring are also neither scripted nor phony. Just ask Triple H, who won his match against Brock Lesnar that allows him to continue his in-ring wrestling career while also serving as COO of the WWE under his father-in-law, Vince McMahon.
But while the outcome of the match was pre-determined, what happened to Paul Levesque, a.k.a. HHH, was not.
Triple H heard his music hit and began his walk down to the ring when the fog machine blasted dry ice as he came through the curtains. If you check out the photo, you can clearly see a white substance on his sides. For those wondering if steroids are once again running rampant in the world of professional wrestling, that is not how it is done. That was dry ice that caused second degree burns on the arms and torso of Triple H, although it did not prevent from competing – and winning – his monumental match at Wrestlemania 29. He discussed the incident on Twitter a couple of days after the match.
“For those wondering… Stuff stuck to me at mania was dry ice. Gave me 2nd degree burns on torso & arms.” @TripleH
So, while many fans will be shocked and angered to hear this, while the results are entirely scripted and decided well before the wrestlers hit the ring, the injuries they suffer from are 100 percent legit.