The Boneyard match was one of the most-talked about things that went down at WrestleMania this year and Triple H detailed how it all came to fruition in a new interview.
Speaking with Corey Graves on his “After the Bell” podcast, Paul “Triple H” Levesque said he approached Vince McMahon around Mania this year asking what he could help with on the show.
“He was like, ‘the Boneyard match.’ And I was like, “ok, great. So what is the Boneyard match?” He’s like, “I don’t know,'” Levesque explained. “He was like, ‘it’s in a graveyard.’ I said, ‘ok.’ And he was like, ‘they’ve got this huge field and we’ll turn it into a graveyard. It’s in the middle of nowhere.’ And I was like, ‘alright, so what do you want it to be?’ He’s like, “I don’t know, just make it good.”
Hunter and Michael Hayes, who was an agent on the match, then went to the location and learned it was smaller than anticipated. The team decided to make it work though and began thinking of ideas, as well as trying to figure out how they could get more cameras to film it cinematically.
Levesque eventually pitched using the team at the WWE Performance Center to join in the production, which included Jeremy Borash, James Long and others.
“I said we can shoot it with them and do it cinematic style. I can bring a bunch of cameras and I can shoot all at once. I’ll shoot it like a film. I’ll shoot in a different format and I believe we can create something special with this,” Triple H continued. “I think most everybody else was against it. Vince was like, ‘well, I don’t see as we have much choice. So that’s what we’re gonna do.'”
Hunter ended this portion of the conversation saying he was really proud of the team who made it. He was also thrilled Undertaker got to have such a well-received moment at WrestleMania, as well as AJ Styles, and applauded the work of Luke Gallows/Karl Anderson.
Listen to the full interview below.