WWE superstar The Undertaker recently spoke with Nine Line Apparel in an Instagram Live interview. Check out the Deadman’s comments on his WrestleMania 36 Boneyard matchup against AJ Styles below.
How the match came together:
Obviously, we always envisioned this match happening in a live arena. Somewhere in the last couple of weeks, we didn’t even know what was going to happen the next day. The idea was thrown at me at doing something off-site. I was like, Yeah, that’s a much better option than trying to have a match that AJ and The Undertaker would have inside an empty arena. In our case, we were very fortune to go off-site and do what we did.
Being proud of the final product:
The final product — I couldn’t be more proud of it. Under the circumstances, all the different things going on, everybody pulled together and put something like that out there that was different and was intriguing. I can’t speak for AJ, but I’m very proud of what we did.
How a Boneyard Match differs from a Buried Alive match:
Well, if I would have made the match, I would have said, ‘Okay, this is a Buried Alive Match. AJ Styles doesn’t know anything about Buried Alive Matches, he called it a Boneyard Match, he’s the one who made the match, so, now it’s a Boneyard Match. Even Buried Alive Matches generally happened in the arena, so I think we were just trying to give our audience something like, ‘What is that?’ We try to add a little bit of intrigue and get people talking.
Praises AJ Styles:
Because that one was so successful it lends to that, but you gotta — not to give myself a pat on the back — you gotta have the right players to do that,” Undertaker responded. “Guys that really understand their characters and really still rely on that part of the business, not just the athletic side of the business. I think more guys kind of lean that way now. Where for me that put me right back in my wheelhouse and AJ can work with a broom handle and put a four star match on.
Reverting back to the American Badass version of his character:
When AJ threw that first stone and made this personal, then it made it a no brainer. I couldn’t stay that mainstream Undertaker and be able to respond and deal with the things he was saying in that character. A lot of people were curious, ‘What is the Unholy Trinity?’ Well, the Unholy Trinity that I referenced was The Deadman, The Badass, and the man himself, Mark Calaway, and I put them all together. My brain was working that way, it was the unification of all these three entities into one person.