AJ Styles Feels "Less Is More" When It Comes To Cinematic-Style Matches

The Boneyard Match survivor speaks...

Much of the praise for WrestleMania 36 went toward the eclectic "Boneyard Match" that pitted The Undertaker against AJ Styles. The match was filmed more like a movie than a standard wrestling contest, combining slicker cuts, action-style sequences, and the unsteady camera work of a horror flick.

While fans and critics raved about the match, Styles feels the presentation shouldn't be overdone.

During a stream on his Mixer channel, Styles spoke about the need to make matches of the sort as rare as possible.

“I think as far as cinematic matches go, I think less is more," Styles said. "If we do these all the time, then it’s not as special. We've got to watch out how many matches we do. I think every now and then, it’s good. As great as it was, I don’t think we should do it a lot or else we ruin it. It’s special."

The Boneyard match was followed up one night later by a more esoteric offering in the "Firefly Fun House" match between Bray Wyatt and John Cena. Meanwhile, AEW is looking to resurrect Matt Hardy's Broken Universe manner of matches by having Hardy challenge Chris Jericho to an "Elite Deletion".

(Credit to Fightful for the transcription)

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