AJ Styles didn't know what to expect when doing the Boneyard Match with The Undertaker.
The Boneyard Match was one of the more unique matches of this year's WrestleMania, which did away with the wrestling ring and saw both wrestlers engage in a cinematic-style encounter, which Undertaker won. The match itself was pre-taped, but it wasn't an easy thing to film. In a Q&A with Sports Illustrated, Styles noted that it took them more than eight hours to film the whole thing and that Undertaker needed stitches after he got a cut during the match.
"There were definitely some crazy moments. Undertaker had to get stitches after he busted his arm open. That just added to the match, to be honest with you. Just being there and doing that particular match was awesome. I don’t know if everyone knows how long it actually took. We started around eight o’clock, and we didn’t get finished ‘til about 4:30 in the morning. It was basically a movie, so we needed to get cameras in the right spot and walk through some stuff that was going to happen. I have a lot more respect for actors after working on those fight scenes," Styles said.
The Boneyard Match wasn't something that has been done much in WWE and so, Styles had no idea of what to expect when it comes to how long he would be up working on the match.
"I didn’t know I was going to be up all night. Nobody really knew how long this was going to take, so how do you prepare for something you don’t know? But it all worked out. It was difficult to stay up that late, but we pumped each other before the fight scenes. Undertaker and myself, we did our fight scenes in one take. That’s all it took. But at one point, Undertaker had his scene with the minions, so we were waiting for our spot to come up. The waiting, that part was long, but it was still good. The way it all turned out was unbelievable," Styles said.
The final episode of Undertaker: The Last Ride recently aired with Undertaker discussing whether or not he is done wrestling. You can read more about his comments at this link.