The Undertaker has been known to take WWE fans for quite the ride at WrestleMania. Saturday night's Boneyard match versus AJ Styles, however, is certainly one wrestling die-hards likely will be talking about for years.
The match, which closed out Night 1 of the this two-night WrestleMania 36, took place in a graveyard, complete with lighting fitting for a scary movie. There was no referee, with the winner being the man who buried his opponent in a grave, which was dug by Styles.
The Undertaker fought off Styles' OC teammates Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows and a group of druids before the battle with Styles reaching the roof of a shoddy building. The Undertaker chokeslammed Styles off the roof, delivered him into the hole in the ground, then buried him using an earth mover.
The creativity of the contest, and its physical nature, had many praising the match on Twitter, including WWE wrestlers and stars from other sports, such as 49ers tight end George Kittle and former two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier.
"I can't wait for tomorrow night." - @gkittle46 is all of us after witnessing @undertaker vs. @AJStylesOrg in a #BoneyardMatch at @WrestleMania!— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) April 5, 2020
Buy #WrestleMania Now: https://t.co/etKbhCA5h2 pic.twitter.com/VeMJhUVquR
I've had a few wrestlemania o snap moments and little Daniel has one tonight during the boneyard match. That's insane. Thank you @wwe I enjoyed that match a lot. AJ styles (@ajstylesp1 ) and the undertaker crushed it. #spoiler but had to post pic.twitter.com/ZIlHiWX1yQ— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) April 5, 2020
Was so excited for @WWE #WrestleMania I accident created a new account and was tweeting from there. What a great show though! My family and I were on the edge of our seats. Everyone killed it and the #boneyardmatch #buriedalive what?!?!— Cain Velasquez (@cainmma) April 5, 2020
Can not wait for tomorrow!
This is legendary #Wrestlemania36— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) April 5, 2020
OMG I LOVED IT— Austin Creed - Future King (@XavierWoodsPhD) April 5, 2020
Ooo whew chil' I know that dirt heavy #BoneyardMatch well it's was nice knowing you AJ🤚— Trinity Fatu (@NaomiWWE) April 5, 2020
Taker is a better man. He defended his wife honor. #RESPECT— Miro (@RusevBUL) April 5, 2020
Undertaker vs AJ was one of the best @WrestleMania matches of all time.— Dominik Dijakovic (@DijakovicWWE) April 5, 2020
One of the best things I've ever watched,— Joe Coffey (@Joe_Coffey) April 5, 2020
Like Sons of Anarchy,Halloween, Dusk Til Dawn and #Wrestlemania36 all rolled into one.
It was Phenom-enal@WWE@AJStylesOrg @undertaker @LukeGallowsWWE @KarlAndersonWWE
Rest In Peace AJ. Absolute all time great— Mike Rallis (@riddickMoss) April 5, 2020
I wish every mania match this year was a boneyard match! #Wrestlemania36— Shotzi Blackheart (@Shotziblack) April 5, 2020
Dude, it's awesome!! https://t.co/SiibM5Cgdp— Pretty Ricky (@KingRicochet) April 5, 2020
This is the best thing I've ever seen— Killian/Damo (@KillianDain) April 5, 2020
The setting. The lighting. The music. Wow I'm-— ℭ𝔞𝔭 𝔎𝔬𝔱𝔞 (@DakotaKai_WWE) April 5, 2020
*chefs kiss* #BoneyardMatch
Undertaker v AJ..... like a 🎥 #Wrestlemania36— NattieByNature (@NatbyNature) April 5, 2020