AJ Styles gave The Undertaker a special gift



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AJ Styles gave The Undertaker a special gift

As all wrestling fans will remember, The Undertaker officially retired from the scene at last year's Survivor Series. As part of the pay-per-view that had sanctioned his WWE debut 30 years earlier, the Digger received a beautiful tribute from many colleagues, friends and professionals.

Barring sensational and unlikely twists, his last official match should remain the controversial 'Boneyard Match' against AJ Styles staged at WrestleMania 36. The challenge was originally set up to take place in front of more than 70,000 fans at Raymond James Stadium of Tampa, Florida, but the outbreak of the pandemic forced the Stamford-based federation to review its plans.

The contest lasted 24 minutes, with Taker victorious at the end of a spectacular sequence. Speaking in the latest edition of the 'Out of Character' podcast hosted by Ryan Satin, Styles said he gave the 'Phenom' a pair of autographed gloves after their fight.

AJ Styles on The Undertaker

“I called his wife, former WWE superstar Michelle McCool, and asked her what she would like to have. I wanted to leave him a memory of me” - explained the two-time WWE Champion. “She said she would like my gloves with an autograph on them.

I really hope he enjoyed my gift. A few days later, The Undertaker himself also sent me his gloves with a very nice letter of thanks” - he added. Recently, the 'Deadman' provided some updates on his physical condition: "I struggle especially in the morning, it takes me some time to get back in place.

When I put my feet on the floor, I begin to assess what my physical condition is. The human body is definitely not built to be abused as professional athletes do. This is especially true for football, hockey and wrestling. The other sports are also expensive, but the high impact ones are the worst for our body”.

AJ Styles and Shinsuke Nakamura first collided at WrestleMania 34. They put on a great match. However, the expectations were sky-high heading into the match, and they couldn't exceed them. Nakamura turned heel after the match, and their feud continued over the spring of 2018, culminating in a Last Man Standing Match at Money in the Bank where Styles won to retain his WWE Championship.

Their feud was marred by low-blows, questionable booking decisions, and insane expectations. Another high-stakes rivalry is essential to rectify these errors. The expectations won't be that high this time around, and it will allow these two icons to produce a match-of-the-year candidate.