One day before he is set to face Randy Orton, Edge shares his thoughts and what he went through to prepare for the match.
The build up surrounding the Edge vs. Orton match for Backlash has largely been centered around the tagline "The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever," causing many to compare that to other classics and have WWE Hall of Famers appear on WWE programming to use the tagline as a focal point in the storyline.
Edge went to Twitter to talk about the match and said it's been something that he has tirelessly prepared for and said he will leave everything in the ring. Although Edge said he isn't sure if he will live up to WWE's massive hype of the match, he does relish the challenge and said he wants to be able to give people a nice break from everything going on in the world right now.
Below is Edge's statement:
Greatest Week Ever
Ok folks, in case you took my tweets this literally (somehow some did), I was just having fin and blowing off steam in what was a very pressure filled month. Pressure I put on myself. To Perform. To prove to myself I could still perform at the level I want and expect. To give our fan base something to enjoy and talk about. To hopefully give them the same feeling I get watching Bret Hart matches. That's a big task. This is my first pure wrestling match in 9.5 years. After having another neck fusion and my right wrist fused (my "good" hand). At 46 years old. Being billed beforehand The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever. During a pandemic. With limited audience. Kinda crazy. Kinda fun. MASSIVE challenge. And if you (think you;) know me? Then you know I live for these challenges. I'd rather be put to this task than leave it to someone else.
As Teddy Roosevelt said; "the man who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worse, if he fails, at fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be those with cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." What I can say is that I have poured my full heart and soul into this match. I've studied. Didn't sleep much. Because I care. I care about my work ethic. I care about my body of work. I care about and love this art form more than any other. Nothing else compares. It's my childhood dreams come true. That's the why.
Just know that when you watch Backlash, you will see two men, two professionals, two WRESTLERS, giving you EVERYTHING they have on that night. Against my toughest opponent. Against my greatest opponent. "GREATEST MATCH EVER"? All subjective. Can't worry about it. But I'll walk away proud knowing it all got left in the ring to tell the story. And hopefully give all of your minds a little break from what's going on in the world.
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