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AJ Styles Says Fans Had Very High Expectations For His Match Against Shinsuke Nakamura At WrestleMania 34, Talks Wanting Another Match With The Undertaker

The Undertaker Defeats AJ Styles At WrestleMania 36

• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (May 31, 1986) – WWF All-Star Wrestling

On this day in 1986, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF All-Star Wrestling’.

This episode included pre-taped matches & interviews featuring the 1986 WWF Superstars.

You can find the card below:

Jake Roberts vs. Andre Malo

Nikolai Volkoff & The Iron Sheik vs. Bob & Joe Marcus

Ricky Steamboat vs. Terry Gibbs

Paul Orndorff vs. Neil Carr

Big John Studd & King Kong Bundy vs. Lanny Poffo & Jose Luis Rivera

• AJ Styles Says Fans Had Very High Expectations For His Match Against Shinsuke Nakamura At WrestleMania 34, Talks Wanting Another Match With The Undertaker

While speaking to Corey Graves on WWE’s After The Bell podcast, AJ Styles said that fans had way too high expectations for his WWE Title match against Shinsuke Nakamura at WrestleMania 34.

“Expectations are way too high. I know Nakamura [thought so] too because no matter what we would have done in that match, the expectations were way too high. Here’s what a lot of people don’t understand. Crowd, fans, the WWE Universe, New Japan and all that stuff, their fans are everything. They’re everything. They set the tone on what is a great match.

It’s how they respond to it, and in Japan, they’re so respectful. When they do respond, it’s huge. Wow, this is such an amazing match, but had that same match been done in a WWE ring without the same response, it’s not going to be declared as that great of a match.

Fans are everything. They dictate a great match. It’s just the reality and the truth of the whole thing, and a lot of people don’t understand. The expectations, they were so high because what we did at Wrestle Kingdom. I was like, ‘oh man.’ I still think it was a great match.”

He also discussed the possibility of another match with The Undertaker with fans in attendance:

“The match that I want to have…The Undertaker…if there’s still an opportunity to have another one, is for everybody, fans just going nuts.

Not only did I have the opportunity to wrestle The Undertaker at WrestleMania but we were set up to do something different and that different could be good, could be bad. We’re going to find out. It was fun while we were doing it, but I’m still like, ‘oh man, I only hope this works,’ because I’m not sure how people are going to feel about these cinematic matches.

The New Day and the Wyatt Family had done one, and I loved it. I thought it was cool. Everything about it was cool, but I didn’t hear a ton about it after it was done, whether it was liked or hated. So I didn’t know what to expect from me and Undertaker and this Boneyard Match.

So many people on my stream on Mixer, we were doing this and they were like, ‘hey, what’s that Boneyard Match?’ I go listen, I got it. It’s whatever you think a Boneyard Match and it’s exactly what it is. That’s the way I left it. Whatever you think it is is exactly what it is. That way most of the the ideas that they had were pretty much true.”

        
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