During Sunday’s WWE WrestleMania Backlash a horde of performance center wrestlers were dressed up as zombies for the match between The Miz and Damian Priest.
The zombies played the part of lumberjacks and ended up eating John Morrison during the final moments of the match. The Miz lost to Priest seconds later and then fell prey to the zombies.
The event was polarizing and left many wrestling fans embarrassed at the state of the current WWE product.
Chris Jericho seemed to be in the latter camp—albeit with his tongue firmly planted in his cheek. Check out the tweet below:
Zombies…ZOMBIES? Wow that just set wrestling back 30 years.
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) May 17, 2021
The tweet was in response to WWE officials hating the Blood and Guts match between The Inner Circle and The Pinnacle so bad, that one source said that the match set the business back 30 years.
The zombies were a tie-in for Batista’s movie “Army of the Dead.” Batista hinted at the possibility of zombies being part of the event on social media and did the voiceover for the WrestleMania Backlash intro. However, even he wasn’t going to take responsibility for WrestleMania Backlash turning into zombieland.
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?! 🤷🏻♂️ https://t.co/Eb8wNdijRI
— The Artist Formerly Known as Super Duper Dave (@DaveBautista) May 17, 2021