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AJ Styles Talks WrestleMania 33, Undertaker’s Retirement

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AJ Styles Talks WrestleMania 33, Undertaker’s Retirement

WWE Superstar AJ Styles is no stranger to the finer points of professional wrestling, considered to be one of the best in the world right now. Ask any fan, WWE Universe or not, and they will likely have him in their top 5.

“The Phenomenal One” was recently interviewed by Inside The Ropes; they covered a plethora of topics, including his WrestleMania 33 match against Shane McMahon. They even graced the subject of the Undertaker’s retirement as Mania, which still stings to some in the wrestling business.

On his match with Shane McMahon, AJ Styles stated:

“I’m absolutely proud of that match. I also think that most people go ‘Ughhh! Shane McMahon and AJ Styles?!’ Their expectations were very low, which made it easier for Shane and I. Because we could only go up. Shane puts 110% into everything he does, especially what happens in the ring. I was very happy with that, I felt like we did very well. I don’t know if it was the match of the night, but we gave them something they totally didn’t expect.”

If it wasn’t match of the night, it certainly was a contender for the title; fans were on the edge of seats from bell to bell. The battle culminating with Styles hitting a huge Phenomenal Forearm for the 1-2-3.

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He would also wax poetic about the retirement of The Undertaker, someone who became a friend over the time he has been in the WWE. Said Styles:

“I can tell you I was emotional because he’s my friend. He and I have got a relationship between both of us have the same friend that we’re very close to, so he and I developed this relationship without even knowing each other that well. But it was heartbreaking a little bit because this is the guy that’s been here for so long and has shaped the WWE into what it is now.

And, is he gone? I don’t know, but you would assume. I think there were some tears from the fans that were probably – they may have seen the last of The Undertaker. At the end of the day, if he’s done, I respect the heck out of him for doing it his way and doing what he wanted to do in his last match. He is everything to the WWE and I’m thankful I had the opportunity meet him and have a great conversation with him. he’s a great guy, and if he’s gone and that was the last one, he will be missed.”

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