The Undertaker Says Famous WrestleMania Match Was A Relief

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The Undertaker has explained why a change in plans was a relief to him regarding one of his legendary WrestleMania matches.

During his 30-year run in WWE, The Undertaker may not have been called “Mr. WrestleMania” like his on-screen rival Shawn Michaels, but when it comes to wins and losses, nobody comes close to The Deadman.

With a record of 25-2 at WrestleMania, The Undertaker’s legacy will forever be tied to the event. Taker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania was known as “The Streak” and reached 21 wins with zero losses until Brock Lesnar beat Taker at WrestleMania 30 in 2014.

As for his final WrestleMania match, that one was as unique as the man himself. At WrestleMania 36 in 2020, The Undertaker was supposed to face AJ Styles at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay. However, several weeks before WrestleMania 36 was the COVID-19 pandemic, which meant WWE couldn’t perform in front of fans for nearly a year and a half.

Most of the WrestleMania 36 event took place in an empty WWE Performance Center in front of wrestlers and staff. However, there were a couple of unique matches that took place elsewhere. The Undertaker’s match with Styles was called a Boneyard Match that headlined WrestleMania 36 as Taker beat Styles, who had help from Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson, in a very memorable cinematic match.

The Undertaker Was Happy About Having A Cinematic Match

In a recent interview with Busted Open Radio, The Undertaker spoke about how he was glad to have a Cinematic Match rather than have a match with Styles in an empty warehouse.

“When we did the cinematic match, it was almost a relief because obviously that match originally was supposed to happen in a stadium. It was going to be a regular match.”

“And in my mind I was thinking, ‘Okay, this isn’t Shawn [Michaels], but man, this is really close to Shawn.’ And I was thinking about the match that we could have, and the only reason I was going to have that match was because I had never worked with AJ. Then obviously the pandemic happens, and now I’m thinking about having this match in an empty warehouse. It was really deflating.”

“Then the cinematic aspect comes in there, and I’m like, ‘Wow, okay. Now we have something. Now we have an opportunity to do something special and something that people have never seen.'”

That match between Undertaker and Styles ended up being Taker’s retirement match.

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