Everyone praised The Undertaker and Aj styles for their performance in the Boneyard match at WrestleMania 36. At WrestleMania 36, all the Phenom’s multiple personas merged into one to defeat AJ Styles.
In the run-up to the Boneyard match, the Deadman reference an Unholy Trinity, and whilst many fans expected this to mean Kane and his wife Michelle McCool being involved, that wasn’t the case, as the Deadman explained on a Nine Line Apparel live stream. He said:
“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 Fans were curious, ‘What is the 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.”
whilst the Boneyard match is quickly making lists of the greatest Mania encounters of all time, some fans have been left wondering why the WWE didn’t go with a Buried Alive Match.
On the stream, Undertaker explained that in-kayfabe, it was Phenomenal One who booked the match and didn’t know any better. He said:
“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.”
Though the Boneyard match ended like a Buried Alive match, it was shot much more differently, and this year’s WrestleMania could mark the start of more cinematic encounters in the WWE.
After the Victory over Phenomenal One, it’s expected that The Deadman will keep this new persona when he returns, as perhaps this new character will be referred to as the Unholy Trinity Undertaker, by the fans.