CM Punk joined the panel of Tuesday’s episode of WWE Backstage where he gave his thoughts on the singles match between Randy Orton and Edge.
This contest was hyped by WWE with the “greatest match ever” tagline at Sunday’s WWE Backlash pay-per-view event in Orlando, Florida at the WWE Performance Center on the WWE Network.
As noted, WWE taped this match a week in advance to have the ability to edit out any botches and missed time spots. Unfortunately, Edge suffered a torn triceps injury that resulted in him getting surgery.
“I think if you’re Randy and Edge you just ignore that. You can’t live up to that, it’s too subjective of a label. Greatest match of all-time,’ what’s the ‘Greatest Single of All-Time’? Music-wise. What’s the ‘Greatest Band of All-Time’? What’s the ‘Greatest car of All-Time’? It’s too subjective. Everybody’s gonna have a different opinion, but I think that’s what makes wrestling great. You can talk about all these different wrestlers from all these different regions from all over the world who wrestle different styles and sometimes in the ring you get magic.
I think they had a great match. Was it the greatest match of all-time? I’ve seen better Randy Orton matches. I’ve seen better Edge matches.
“To put that on the marquee, and get people to watch. I kind of feel like it was a lot of unnecessary pressure, especially on Edge, coming back after almost a decade of not wrestling. They did a great job of compartmentalizing that, and almost ignoring it, just going out there and delivering.”
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"It was a lot of unnecessary pressure. Especially on @EdgeRatedR coming back."- @CMPunk on calling @RandyOrton vs. Edge 'The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever' before it ever happened.#WWEBackstage pic.twitter.com/ZZnd41O9YM
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) June 17, 2020