The Undertaker wishes he had the chance to face AJ Styles in a normal match before stepping away from WWE.
Undertaker, real name Mark Calaway, took on Styles at WrestleMania 36 in a cinematic 'Boneyard Match and came out on top.
It received rave reviews from fans and fellow wrestlers alike but a second match never materialised.
Speaking to SPORTbible ahead of his 'Final Farewell' at Survivor Series this Sunday, 'Taker admitted his biggest regret is not having a traditional match with 'The Phenomenal One.'
He begun: "You know, I'm super proud of the Boneyard Match, I would've liked to have had a quote on quote 'traditional' match with AJ Styles in a wrestling ring.
"I've told him on several occasions, 'Man I wish you'd have gotten here 10-15 years earlier!'
"I love the way he works, I love what he does in the ring, I've kinda called him the modern day Shawn Michaels. As proud as I am of the Boneyard, I'd have loved to have an extended programme with AJ Styles."
Styles worked around the world for 15 years before arriving in WWE in 2016 and is now one of the promotion's top stars.
Seven-time world champion Undertaker has pioneered a number of gimmick matches in his 30 year career, including the iconic 'Buried Alive' match and 'Hell in a Cell.'
When asked about how he prepares for these kinds of experiences, 'The Phenom' replied: "You have to prepare mentally. So when you're thinking about your match, you have to look at everything you've done that led up to that particular match.
"Obviously if you're gonna have a 'Buried Alive' match, there has to have been some serious things happening along the way to get to the point you wanna bury someone alive!
"First you've gotta go back and reflect on that because with me, it's always about storytelling.
"It's not so much about the moves, it's always about the story. So you take that that into consideration first."
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