Cinematic matches have been all the rage during the empty arena era and the first cinematic match during the era was the Boneyard Match between Undertaker and AJ Styles. The match received praise from fans and was arguably the top highlight coming out of WrestleMania 36.
And Triple H, who helped produce the match alongside Michael Hayes, Jeremy Borash and more, was thrilled for The Undertaker.
"People were doing that 20 years ago; Rock and Mick Foley with Halftime Heat, Steve Austin and Booker T in the grocery store," said Triple H on the NXT TakeOver media call when asked about Borash's involvement and how much it took from Matt Hardy's Broken Universe. "There's so many of those things over the years that have happened. Did they do a great job taking it to another level? Absolutely. Jeremy is an incredible talent with an eye for storytelling and image. I can't tell you how much I love working with him. There was a whole team of people that worked on that as well. Jeremy's name gets thrown in there a lot, but it was a total team effort. To negate the editing process -- there were two guys in particular that turned it into artwork -- the scoring, everything. It was all done quickly and there wasn't a large planning process. The fact that it came out to be, was amazing. To be honest, I was thrilled for fans and AJ, but for Undertaker. That was the thing of, one more situation where he's coming back and everything is falling apart. It's tough. I was really thrilled about how it came out for him more than anything else. To go back to Matt Hardy and Jeremy Borash, to say it all started there, is not accurate."
Following the match, Triple H detailed how things came together during an appearance on WWE After The Bell. You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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