AJ Styles and The Undertaker’s Boneyard Match might serve as The Deadman’s last ride. Styles wanted it to be a lot more than what they were able to do for The Phenom.
During the Coutdown To F#cktown special (transcription by Transcription by Ringside News), The Good Brothers spoke about finding out that WrestleMania wasn’t going down in Tampa’s football stadium as planned.
Karl Anderson said that they are really close with one of WWE’s social media guys who told him that WreslteMania would likely be in the Performance Center. They were at the Performance Center when they found out. Anderson told AJ Styles about it and he was pissed. Then Big LG picked up the story from there.
“I mean his… yeah, but think of the disappoint of a guy like that. He hasn’t had a long tenure in WWE he came in his prime and did all the things we were saying and he’s facing this guy who he thinks is in the twilight of his career. ‘Let me go out — and not carry him — but let me give him a hell of a match that some guys couldn’t give him’ and there’s gonna be no crowd reaction. Like we had one or two matches without the crowd and we were like ‘f*ck man,’ that was like being back in wrestling school. It was brutal.”
AJ Styles wanted to give Undertaker one last great match going out of WWE. Gallows said “it was like Shawn and Taker, but AJ’s AJ.” That was the kind of special moment Styles wanted to help create for The Deadman, but the novel coronavirus ruined those plans in a big way.
The Boneyard Match still happened, and it was special. It’s hard to replace the roar of the crowd, especially during a WrestleMania moment.
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