AJ Styles, the WWE star during a recent interview opened up on squaring off against the WWE icon, The Undertaker in the last battle of his career at WrestleMania 36.
AJ Styles shares his thoughts on facing The Undertaker in his last-ever match
AJ Styles who currently performs on Monday Night Raw discussed his experience of facing The Undertaker in his last match of his career while speaking with Inside the Ropes.
Styles and The Undertaker clashed at the WrestleMania 36 earlier this year. The bout was a cinematic match called The Boneyard Match, being one of the historic matches of WWE.
The Phenomenal One might have just scripted his name in the books as The Phenom’s last opponent in a squared circle.
The match had its own advantages. Following the outbreak of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, WWE shows moved to Performance Center with no crowd allowed in the attendance.
The cinematic match was held to freshen up the air, with no audience at the show and it was also done to prevent The Deadman from taking any bumps.
The former WWE Champion talked about the bout and revealed neither Styles or The Undertaker knew that would be The Undertaker’s final match in the ring.
AJ Styles said, “Well, as far as the match and him thinking that was going to be his last, I don’t think he knew, nor did I, that that was the one that he needed to end on. It just kind of happened and, you know, I literally called him a month after WrestleMania and said, ‘Listen, I need to know if you’re done.’ And, well, he never called me back because I think he was afraid that I’d try to talk him into one more.”
He added: “He did it the right way.He did it on his own terms. He didn’t have to do it because of an injury or something else. He’s the one who said, ‘You know what? I’m OK with ending it right here.’
Check out the interview below:
The Undertaker received his Final Farewell at this year’s Survivor Series pay-per-view, which also marked as his 30 years anniversary at the company.
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