VON Wagner left the Monday Night Raw ring on a stretcher following a brutal head injury in his match with Bron Breakker.
The WWE star, 29, was taken away in an ambulance after his No Disqualification showdown with Breakker cut to black on live TV.
Wagner, the son of former fan favorite Wayne Bloom, was struck hard on the head by ring steps during the brutal bout.
A current storyline has seen Wagner reveal he had undergone surgery on his skull as a child.
And Breakker was not content with victory in their NXT match on Tuesday, instead taking their brewing feud to the next level.
Following his win, he continued his assault on Wagner and smashed the steel stoop down on his head while his opponent was on the ground.
The live WWE broadcast cut to black just before impact, with fans unsure if Wagner’s injuries were real or not.
A member of the commentary team could be heard shouting: “I can’t believe he did it. He did it.”
One wrestling fan took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to say: “That was absolutely wild.”
And another gasped: “Is Wagner ok?”
But a third countered: “Of course it was a work [fake], it cut before the impact.”
And a fourth added: “Damn that looked so real.”
Fans in the arena shared snaps of a bloodied Wagner being loaded onto a stretcher and placed in an ambulance.
Later that evening, the WWE‘s official account wrote: “Von Wagner is currently being taken to a local hospital for evaluation and we will provide an update when available.”
Wagner signed with the WWE in 2019 after playing football for the University of Central Florida.
Standing 6ft 5in, he was trained for his career move into wrestling by dad Wayne and former wrestlers Ken Kennedy, and Brad Rheingans.