In his recent appearance on Out of Character, Raw Tag Team Champion AJ Styles discussed a number of topics.
During the conversation with host Ryan Satin, “The Phenomenal One” recalled his WrestleMania 36 collision with The Undertaker. Styles was asked about working with ‘Taker in a Boneyard Match, and told listeners:
“I’m proud that I had the opportunity to work with the Undertaker… It was icing on the cake to have one of the better cinematic matches that WWE has done. I was very proud of it and I’m sure Taker was very proud of it. It was one of those things where you weren’t sure how fans would take it, but it was exactly what we both needed. I was certainly pleasantly surprised when they said, ‘You’re doing a Boneyard match and it’s going to be different.’ Okay, cool. Not a match in front of nobody? Perfect. It was exactly what we envisioned. I would have loved to have the opportunity to work with him before he retired because we gelled so well in that Boneyard match.”
Styles continued to take a trip down memory lane, revealing that himself and the deadman exchanged items after the match. AJ explained:
“I called his wife [Michelle McCool] and was like, ‘What does he want? I need to get him something… She was like, ‘Give him your gloves, that would mean a lot to him if you signed your gloves.’ Michelle hooked me up. Hopefully, that was a gift he enjoyed. He actually sent his gloves to me with a very nice thank you letter.”