The main event of WrestleMania 36 Night One took fans by surprise on Saturday. Instead of taking place inside the WWE Performance Center, the match saw the two battling on a closed set that had an open grave set up, as well as an abandoned farmhouse.
For one thing, Undertaker showed up in his American Bad Ass gear, pleasing nostalgic fans who remembered the veteran wrestler's turn-of-the-century guise,
But his brawl with Styles took on more of a horror movie vibe, with unexpected appearances from Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows and a load of hooded druids.
The pair fought around the farm with seemingly not one inch of the set off-limits - Undertaker launched Gallows off the roof, took out Anderson with a Piledrive and ultimately choke-slammed Styles onto a pile of wood below.
In a dramatic conclusion, Undertaker threw Styles into the open grave, pushing a pile of dirt over his opponent to finish things off.
And it seems that fans and wrestlers alike were in awe at the theatrics of the whole performance, with many taking to Twitter to show their appreciation.
I am clapping #BoneyardMatch #Wrestlemania36 pic.twitter.com/nfU1LV3ryN
- $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) April 5, 2020
Okay, every Undertaker match to be done like that, yeah?
That was brilliant. Absurd. Insane. Fun. Horror.
Yeah, that's the Undertaker.#Wrestlemania #Wrestlemania36 #BoneyardMatch #WWE #Undertaker #ajstyles pic.twitter.com/8WNBM1ROd4
- Craig_Hermit (@CraigHermit2) April 5, 2020
How many stars I give the #BoneyardMatch pic.twitter.com/gRzkHrT1cK
- Mike Ryan (Ruiz) (@MichaelRyanRuiz) April 5, 2020
That just reminded me why I love this crazy little thing called professional wrestling at a time where I and plenty of others really needed it.
Thank you Undertaker, thank you AJ Styles, that was an absolute classic and I was honored to watch it. #WrestleMania #BoneyardMatch pic.twitter.com/jlLYYgFv8T
- TRAFON (@RiseFallNick) April 5, 2020
This goes down as one of my favorite moments in @WWE history without a doubt. This was fantastic. #BoneYardMatch #WrestleMania
- Josiah Williams (@JDeanWilliams) April 5, 2020
As with many sporting events, WWE has had to make some major changes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, and viewers were largely blown away by the way the franchise staged the main event in response.
However, one clip of wrestlers trash-talking in front of an empty arena left viewers unimpressed.
Thoughts on this segment to an empty audience
- TheOnlyLeageThereIs (@CanBeOnly1Leage) March 14, 2020
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