Randy Orton is the Greatest Wrestler Ever by virtue of winning the Greatest Wrestling Match Ever at WWE Backlash. But what did Bret Hart, another all-time great, think about the match?
Bret joined WWE Backstage on Tuesday and was asked about the Greatest Wrestling Match ever between Orton and Edge at Backlash.
"It was a great match," he said. "It's almost impossible to name one match as the greatest of all-time. Wrestling evolves and changes. You watch old matches with Buddy Rogers and Pat O'Connor and go 'that was the greatest in 1962.' There are certain matches you always remember for the hype or way it comes out. It's impossible to say it was the best. The one missing ingredient was the fact that it was no audience. You have to have the third ingredient. You had two great wrestlers, but it was a limitation they couldn't do anything about. They had a great match. It was very realistic and intense. It reminded me of a tennis match, going back-and-forth. It was so fast-paced, it's the difference between my era and today. They don't take the time to slowly build the story as we did 20 years ago. It was a beautiful match, you couldn't ask for more effort from both of them. I've watched a number of Randy's matches with Edge prior to this one and they're all really good. They have great chemistry together and are two of the better wrestlers in any era."
Ahead of the Greatest Match Ever, Edge sought out advice from Bret, who knows a thing or two about turning in great matches.
"I tried to give him advice on...he was uncomfortable with the idea of having the greatest match of all time before you walk out. It's a tough pair of shoes for anybody to fill. I gave him, what I think is the best advice; before I wrestled I thought about my match and I always thought of myself as sitting in the front row and watching myself. I always wanted to entertain myself. 'This match is for me.' Everything I do was for the fan in me and if I could entertain him and could get him to say 'this is a great match.' He did text me and told me he put himself in the front row, played the match, and was happy with it," said Bret.
Bret ended by saying he was a big fan of the psychology and thought both men did a great job.
Unfortunately for Edge, he suffered a torn triceps in the match and will be out of action indefinitely.
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