Exclusive: 7 Behind The Scenes Details On WWE's 'Boneyard Match' At WrestleMania 36

7. How Long It Took To Build The Set

AJ Styles WrestleMania 36 Boneyard Match
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WWE's 'Boneyard Match' was filmed on location in Florida, but it wasn't shot anywhere near the Performance Center. Instead, the company contracted an outside production unit to custom-build the set that'd be used, and it took five whole days to make everything they wanted.

Originally, when WWE had made contact on 21 March, they only wanted a graveyard promo scene. That quickly changed when Triple H and Michael Hayes arrived and were impressed by the quality; after that, the promotion wanted more, and the match concept grew arms and legs as they started to realise all the possibilities.

Come 25 March, WWE filmed overnight from 9pm-5am (on 26 March).

That eight-hour shoot caused a week-long clean up afterwards. Yep, 'Taker, AJ and his OC pals made some serious mess, and it was worth it. Five long days of set design, set-up and work was destroyed over one short night.


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