Due to an errant cue from a pyrotechnic operator, 'The Undertaker' Mark Calaway suffered second and third degree burns to his upper body from two giant flamethrower-propelled fireballs that engulfed him from beneath the stage during his ring entrance. Out of character, he hastily walked down the aisle, removing and throwing down his leather coat, which had partially melted onto his skin. According to Chris Jericho on his podcast, the fact that Mark's hair was usually wet and also the big brimmed hat and coat saved Mark from being burned more than he was. While in the Elimination Chamber, referees were seen bringing Mark several bottles of cold water, that he doused himself with. After the match, Taker reportedly told Vince McMahon backstage, 'I don't want any excuses. I don't want any apologies. I don't ever want to see the pyro guy again, because if I do, I'm going to kill him.' McMahon then had the pyrotechnic operator escorted from the building, and was never hired by WWE again.
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In Germany, the event was renamed "No Way Out", the old name of WWE's February pay-per-view event, to avoid any unintentional links the "Elimination Chamber" name has with the Holocaust.
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