WWE's deeply irritating insistence on performers grasping a "WrestleMania Moment" in recent years hasn't just done damage to the narrative of matches supposed to be taking place to settle feuds or decide titles - it's gotten into the heads of performers themselves.
A year removed from this utterly terrifying bump, Dean Ambrose would be forced into a desperately disappointing battle with Brock Lesnar, but his horrifying plunge through a ladder following a Luke Harper powerbomb was barely remembered by the time the match concluded.
Ambrose's spot was just one of several in the nearly-annual ladder stunt show that year. Though guilty of his own bananas bumps from time to time, only eventual winner Daniel Bryan had the body language of a man who remembered why he was in the ring in the first place.
Fortunately, 'The Lunatic Fringe' emerged uninjured from the clash, but the type of bump that once would have etched a performer into the very fabric of the 'Show of Shows' was now barely big enough to earn a spot on the following evening's post-show wrap-up packages.
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