WWE legend Batista sent his “Army of the Dead” zombies to the show after tweeting before the PPV that his “friends” would be paying a visit to the event. Zack Snyder’s upcoming movie was the lead sponsor of the WWE PPV.
After Priest won the Zombies Lumberjack Match, he retreated to safety as the zombies invaded the ring to feast on The Miz. Earlier in the match, John Morrison suffered the same fate as he got pulled over the barrier by a few zombies, and then eaten.
AEW star Chris Jericho took to Twitter and said that by featuring lumberjack zombies during the match WWE “set wrestling back 30 years”. The phrase “set wrestling back 30 years” is possibly a reference to an alleged quote from a WWE official who “hated” the inaugural Blood and Guts match earlier this month on AEW Dynamite. PWInsider’s Dave Scherer quoted a person in WWE management as saying that the brutal AEW match “set the business back 30 years.”
Batista also took to Twitter last night and responded to criticism over the Zombies Lumberjack Match.
A fan tweeted Batista after the show and said the zombies were insulting to fans. Batista responded and said the fan should be complaining to WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon.
“Wtf you telling me?!! You think I booked a bunch of fucking zombies. I’m on a damn plane! Shouldn’t you be tweeting Vince?! [man shrugging emoji],” Batista wrote back.
See below for Jericho’s tweet: