The Boneyard Match between Undertaker and AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36 may have been about 20 minutes on paper, but it reportedly took eight hours to film.
Behind-the-scenes photos show an entire team of crewmembers working around-the-clock as Taker and Styles get their cues from WWE producers, including Paul “Triple H” Levesque and legendary booker Michael Hayes. The match was filmed at a graveyard somewhere in Florida, presumably at a location near the WWE Performance Center.
Industry insider Dave Meltzer confirmed the grueling production time on Wrestling Observer Radio. He said Hayes took the lead on the Boneyard Match, and that Triple H was on hand to assist, along with Jeremy Borash of WWE/NXT creative. Borash helped produce Matt Hardy’s cinematic Final Deletion match for IMPACT Wrestling back in 2016, and the similarities are obvious.
“Borash was involved as far as shooting and everything like that,” Meltzer said. “On paper, the main guy was Michael Hayes but I was told Paul Levesque too.” The men can both be seen in the behind-the-scenes pictures, which also show Undertaker and Styles planning out the Boneyard Match.
Details have been revealed about Undertaker and AJ Styles' Boneyard Match at WrestleMania 36, including just how long it took film.