WWE Superstar Austin Theory lately spoke with Wrestling Inc’s Managing Editor Nick Hausman at WWE’s WrestleMania 38 media row about the Boneyard match with The Undertaker. The former WWE Champion feels good the match was one Taker could retire on. he said on Undertaker’s Hall Of Fame induction:
That’s stupendous. It’s huge. But that’s a compliment to everybody that was involved in it, it wasn’t just me. There’s Gallows and Anderson, everybody setting everything up. It was a fun match that people can look back and go, ‘that was great.’And if he allowed that it was good enough for him to go, ‘you know what, I’m good with hanging it up on that one,’ that makes me feel good.
The cinematic match was noway the original plan, but the epidemic changed effects. Still, AJ Styles does wish it could have been done in the ring. He said:
Of course, of course, I do. I mean, I had all these ideas and stuff that we noway got to do, but it was n’t meant to be.
Despite The Undertaker retiring on that match, AJ Styles did try and move him else. AJ revealed he tried to call Taker, but he ignored it because he knew what was on the end of the line.
I suppose we all knew that once the Boneyard match got the response that it did, that might be it. I called, and he did n’t return my calls. Because he knew,‘hey, he’s going to move me to have another match.
During the commercial Plutocrat in the Bank graduation match, there was a nod to The Undertaker. Spooky music hit during one scene with AJ Styles, which indicated to the Deadman. Still, he verified that was just them throwing effects at the wall.
Listen, we were kind of strapped for things that we were able to do, I don’t know if you remember. It was very weird at that time. We had the Money in the Bank match at the WWE Headquarters. So, we were just trying to pull things out of a hat.