3. Former WWE Star Was Set To Be Involved In Styles vs Undertaker
Before the pandemic hit, AJ Styles was suppose to face The Undertaker at WrestleMania 36, in front of tens of thousands of fans in Raymond James Stadium. Due to the coronavirus, the show then took place from the Performance Center with nobody in attendance. To mix up the show WWE decided to have Styles vs Undertaker take place in a cinematic ‘Boneyard Match’, which almost certainly wouldn’t have taken place if the match did take place in Raymond James Stadium.
Now 14 months after the match took place, we have finally learned the original plans for the match.
Aleister Black took to twitch earlier this week to reveal that he was originally meant to be involved in the match, and take out the Good Brothers as they attacked The Undertaker.
Black said “One of the cool pitches for me was that for a moment when I had that match with AJ [Styles], one of the things leading up to WrestleMania was that during the end of my match with AJ, The Undertaker appeared and helped me and saved me from the beatdown The Good Brothers gave me. One of the pitches was at WrestleMania, it was going to be the other way around. So, it was AJ and Taker, and one of the pitches was that towards the end of that match, the Good Brothers would come out or something to that extent, and I would be the one to help Taker. The fact that they even considered that was like, wow! It was very cool.
One of Heyman’s ideas was to have Samoa Joe or Brock Lesnar come into the room at the time that would eventually lead to an interaction between me, Brock Lesnar or Samoa Joe. I would cut a promo in this room, and Lesnar would come in through the darkness and choke me out and stuff.” (H/T WrestlingInc)