Word broke on Sunday afternoon before the match had aired that Adam “Edge” Copeland was injured during his bout with Randy Orton at WWE Backlash.
He suffered a torn biceps in his right arm during the contest, which was taped back on June 7th, but didn’t air until Sunday’s (June 14, 2020) WWE Backlash pay-per-view event on the WWE Network.
This served as the main event of the show. WWE kept the injury quiet for a week before word got out.
Dave Meltzer noted on Monday’s episode of Wrestling Observer Radio that WWE filmed parts of the match multiple times. It turns out that Edge wasn’t hurt during the actual match, but rather when WWE did re-takes. Meltzer was told that it happened during the second tapings.
Although not confirmed, there’s speculation that it happened when he took an RKO. Further details will likely come out over the next few days.
A torn triceps usually means at least 4 months out of action. However, the former WWE Champion could be on the sidelines for as long as 8 months depending on how severe it is. There’s still no word yet on whether he’ll need surgery to fix it.
We noted earlier on the site that this injury will cause changes to WWE’s plans for this year’s SummerSlam pay-per-view event. For more on that, click here.