The sounds of Metallica were heard at WrestleMania 36 in the Boneyard match between AJ Styles and The Undertaker, but the legendary rock band were supposed to take on a bigger role at the event.
Speaking to Ad Age Remote, Stephanie McMahon discussed WWE's original plans for Metallica at WrestleMania 36 and how they remained involved.
"We've experimented with cinematic matches. The Boneyard match was like a 20-minute movie sequence and it was cut to Metallica because Metallica was going to be apart of WrestleMania, their music was going to be apart of Undertaker's entrance. When everything changed, they said 'we still want to be apart of this if we can, we're not backing out.' We were very grateful to Metallica for helping score the entire sequence," she said.
— Metallica (@Metallica) April 5, 2020
Metallica's “For Whom the Bell Tolls” was also used in a recap video for the match, which you can view in the video above.
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