The Boneyard wasn’t in the original plans for The Undertaker’s last match.
The Undertaker brought over 30 years of destruction to an end at WrestleMania 36 in 2020 in a Boneyard Match against AJ Styles. The cinematic bout saw the two men fight all over an abandoned building. Despite finding aid from Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson as well as an army of hooded druids, Styles couldn’t keep The Deadman down and found himself being Chokeslammed from the top of a barn and pulled down into a grave, where Undertaker buried his final victim alive.
The Undertaker Had Different Plans For His Final Bout
The match was universally praised by fans and critics alike, and has gone down as a fitting way to retire The Undertaker character. However, The Phenom has revealed that it didn’t go as he originally foresaw.
Speaking on the latest edition of his Six Feet Under podcast, Undertaker praised AJ Styles as a phenomenal talent. However, while it was always the plan for him to be his last opponent, the match itself was planned to be in the confines of a wrestling ring.
“I have always been a fan of AJ Styles. Somebody that I always wanted to work with, I was fortunate enough to have my last match with AJ Styles and that was because I thought that much of his work.
“Originally, you know my last match was a Boneyard Match, but originally that match was supposed to take place in a wrestling ring and I was really looking forward to that because, again, AJ Styles, I’ve never seen him have a bad match.
“Like I said, I was always a fan and I was so excited when he came to the WWE, so just a phenomenal talent, he is what he says he is, he is the phenomenal one. He brings his A-game every single time.”
During another recent episode of his podcast, The Undertaker revealed the origin of the infamous snakeskin pants he wore for Survivor Series 2000.
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