Jerry “The King” Lawler reviewed WrestleMania 36 on his latest podcast.
Lawler praised WWE for how they have handled things during the coronavirus and noted how things have changed by the minute but Vince McMahon has been able to adapt. Lawler said he wanted to be at the recent tapings but McMahon pulled him out of concern since older people tend to be at a high risk of serious health issues if they are exposed to the virus.
Lawler praised everyone’s effort at WrestleMania and he said he enjoyed the show, in particular the Boneyard Match. Lawler and co-host Sean Reedy noted how the people behind the cinematic production did a great job at getting Taker over as a Clint Eastwood type of character that looked strong. As previously noted, the idea behind the “match” was to make Taker look strong because he wanted to redeem himself after some lackluster matches in recent years.
Triple H recently hinted that we may see more of these types of matches on WWE TV. Lawler suggested that we could finally get The Undertaker vs. Sting in this type of setting, perhaps at next year’s WrestleMania.
“Now in this style, we could easily have The Undertaker in the match that they’ve always wanted to have forever, Sting,” Lawler said. “can you imagine watching that in that cinematic style that the Boneyard Match was done in? It could be done. That was a perfect location for the Boneyard match in a cemetery. The Undertaker and Sting can be done in any kind of setting and it could be amazing.”
WrestleVotes reported this week that the next time we see Taker it will likely be as the American Badass version of himself that we saw in the Boneyard Match. The cinematic matches definitely can open the door for other legends to be used. Stone Cold Steve Austin has resisted getting back in the ring because of his neck but a cinematic match can work around that with Austin not being required to take bumps. Mick Foley has also expressed interest in being part of a future Boneyard Match.