A little over a month ago, I wrote an opinion piece here about how Goldberg should have beaten the Undertaker at Super ShowDown in June 2019. My argument was that WWE made a glaring mistake with their booking decision to have Undertaker win, because Goldberg obviously had more left in the tank than the Dead Man. The guy who has more big matches left in him should be the one who goes over, and I said Goldberg was clearly that guy.
And for saying that, I am a deeply stupid man and most certainly the dumbest ass. I apologize to the Undertaker for writing him off, and I apologize to you, dear reader, for subjecting you to my ignorant nonsense.
Last night I watched the Undertaker fight AJ Styles in a Boneyard match in the main event of the first night of WrestleMania 36. It was easily the best fight of the night, and the Undertaker came off like a total badass who was nowhere close to retirement.
His trash talk was A+ quality and may have been the most important part of the fight. Towards the end of the fight he was sadistically toying with AJ while verbally taunting him, and Styles earned every bit of that torture by being so obnoxious over the last six weeks. Every time he slugged AJ in the kisser, I felt like I was the one taking it right in my jaw for also calling him an old man who had nothing left in the tank.
WWE made a terrific movie fight here, starting with AJ popping out of the coffin for his entrance, Undertaker riding off in the end with the flames, the twists in the middle with Gallows and Anderson unleashing druids to attack Undertaker, as well as Undertaker magically appearing behind Styles right before AJ was going to bury him. The ambience and music of this fight was perfect all throughout. I loved every single thing about the Boneyard match.
My favorite gimmick match in WWE used to be a tornado tag match, or maybe a ladder match. Now it’s a boneyard match. Undertaker can do one of these each year and last several more years. Hell, I’m confident that he can even do one of these with Sting.
Undertaker, I am so sorry for ever doubting you. You and AJ Styles made the first night of WrestleMania 36 worth the price of admission, and you proved that you have much more left in the tank than Goldberg, who is awful and needs to stay the hell away from all wrestling rings. You absolutely should have beaten Goldberg last year at Super ShowDown. I was a fool to ever think otherwise.
Congrats to the Undertaker, AJ Styles, and everyone who helped put that match together for reminding me that there are so many different ways to deliver an incredibly fun pro wrestling match.