Undertaker: AJ Styles Is The Shawn Michaels Of His Generation, I Hold Him In High Regard As A Person

Undertaker praises AJ Styles as a person and performer.

AJ Styles has the honor of having The Undertaker's final match in the cinematic Boneyard Match from WWE WrestleMania 36. Even though they did not get to test each other's abilities in a traditional squared circle setting, Undertaker has nothing but respect for AJ Styles' prowess.

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Speaking on a recent Patreon exclusive Q&A edition of his Six Feet Under Podcast, Mark Calaway did not hesitate to call AJ Styles to Shawn Michaels of his generation, praising what the TNA original can do in the ring, and also saying that he holds him in high regard as a human being.

"[AJ Styles] checks all the boxes," began Undertaker. "I don't know if there will ever be another Shawn Michaels. I put a disclaimer on it, but AJ Styles can work with anybody. He can make anybody look like a million bucks and still be able to you know -- AJ is not a big guy, but has the ability to work with anybody and make it believable, make it solid.

"That doesn't make AJ Shawn Michaels, but those are the two guys that have the generation's [highest] work level. That's my opinion, I'm sure somebody else will have a different opinion," he continued. "That's kind of the reason why the whole Boneyard match happened is because I didn't get a chance to work with AJ and that lured me. I really do [hold him in such high regard] as a human being and as a performer."

Undertaker then went on to talk about a potential match between Shawn Michaels and AJ Styles in their primes. Undertaker would say that he believes the match would have been phenomenal.

"Yeah, they would have torn the place down. That match would have been -- I have no doubts in my mind that that's a five-star match."

Undertaker hasn't had an official match since WrestleMania 36 in 2021, but he did make an appearance at WWE WrestleMania XL to help Cody Rhodes in the main event. Fans can learn more about his experience at that event here.

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