Fans got to witness a zombie lumberjack match at WWE WrestleMania Backlash.
Damien Priest went over on The Miz at the show. The reason that there were zombies for the match was to promote Zack Snyder’s new “Army of the Dead” movie on Netflix, which stars Batista, who did the narration for the cold open video package. The film was also promoted throughout the show.
Earlier in the day, Batista sent out a tweet noting that he couldn’t make the show, but would be sending some of his friends. The match didn’t go over well on social media among fans.
Batista did respond to one person who stated the zombies were insulting to fans. He wrote, “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?!”
Army of the Dead is already out in theaters and will be made available on Netflix this coming weekend.
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