Matt Hardy has weighed in on the Boneyard Match from WrestleMania 36.
Matt Hardy may not have been the first to do cinematic style wrestling matches with the Broken Universe in TNA/IMPACT Wrestling, but he is largely crediting with popularizing the style over the last few years. And the Boneyard Match between AJ Styles and The Undertaker in the main event of WrestleMania 36 reminded many fans of Hardy's vision with the Broken Universe.
Hardy took to social media to comment on the match.
My twitter feed exploded.— #BROKEN Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) April 5, 2020
Thanks for all the love, folks.. I’m truly honored. Cinematic matches 100% work with the right characters, scenario & fanbase - I envisioned them as a new branch of pro wrestling years ago.
Much like TLC did, The #BROKEN Universe will leave its mark.
The Undertaker defeated Styles in the Boneyard match, burying him before riding off on his motorcycle.
Here's how others in the wrestling world reacted to the bout.
Tomorrow’s Headlines: AJ STYLES BURIED BY WWE— Drake Maverick (@WWEMaverick) April 5, 2020
Undertaker vs AJ was one of the best @WrestleMania matches of all time.— Dominik Dijakovic (@DijakovicWWE) April 5, 2020
That was so great.— Chad Gable (@WWEGable) April 5, 2020
OMG I LOVED IT— Austin Creed - Future King (@XavierWoodsPhD) April 5, 2020
Hey man, that was cool as hell.— Lio (@itsLioRush) April 5, 2020
This is legendary #Wrestlemania36— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) April 5, 2020
Undertaker v AJ..... like a -- #Wrestlemania36— NattieByNature (@NatbyNature) April 5, 2020
I wish every mania match this year was a boneyard match! #Wrestlemania36— Shotzi Blackheart (@Shotziblack) April 5, 2020
Boneyard match is just INCREDIBLE!!!— TAYNARA (@TaynaraContiWWE) April 5, 2020
Congratulations to everyone involved in #WrestleMania night 1, especially @undertaker, @AJStylesOrg, @LukeGallowsWWE @KarlAndersonWWE, @TripleH @Metallica & the entire crew involved in the #boneyard match, it was incredible! #innovation #reimagine #passion I can’t wait 4 part 2!— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) April 5, 2020