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Real Reason Behind The Undertaker Main Eventing Night 1 Of WrestleMania 36

The Undertaker vs AJ Styles WrestleMania 36 Program Start Date

• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 6, 2000) – WWF SmackDown!

On this day in 2000, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF SmackDown!’.

It was pre-taped at the San Jose Arena in San Jose, California and featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Backlash 2000’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. Chris Benoit vs. Rikishi

2. The Dudley Boyz vs. T & A

3. Tazz vs. Perry Saturn

4. The Big Boss Man & Bull Buchanan vs. Al Snow & Steve Blackman

5. Dean Malenko vs. TAKA Michinoku

6. The Big Show vs. The Godfather

7. Edge & Christian vs. Kurt Angle & Hardcore Holly

8. Road Dogg & X-Pac vs. The Rock

• Real Reason Behind The Undertaker Main Eventing Night 1 Of WrestleMania 36

According to The Dirty Sheets, Becky Lynch vs. Shayna Baszler for the RAW Women’s Championship was originally scheduled to be the main event of Night 1 of WrestleMania 36.

The Undertaker vs. AJ Styles in a Boneyard Match was originally supposed to be the #3 match on the main show of Night 1, to break up the normal action from the Performance Center.

However, Vince McMahon made a late change and switched these matches once he realized they had the opportunity of having The Undertaker main event WrestleMania for a 4th decade.

The Undertaker has now main evented 5 WrestleManias in 4 different decades:

WrestleMania 13 (1997): Defeated Sycho Sid in a No DQ match to win the WWF Championship

WrestleMania 24 (2008): Defeated Edge to win the World Heavyweight Championship

WrestleMania 26 (2010): Defeated Shawn Michaels in a “Streak vs. Career” match

WrestleMania 33 (2017): Lost to Roman Reigns in a No Holds Barred match

WrestleMania 36 – Night 1 (2020): Defeated AJ Styles in a Boneyard match

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