Edge and Randy Orton will meet at Backlash in what WWE are promoting as ‘the greatest wrestling match ever’.
At first, fans thought that tagline was a slip of the tongue from Charly Caruso on RAW, but the company are running with it.
The Viper himself has been fanning the flames on social media, firing back at fans who say the greatest match won’t be possible.
But how does his opponent feel?
Well, the Rated-R Superstar has been speaking ahead of Backlash on Sunday and even he doesn’t think he’ll be able to pull off the greatest match ever.
“Vince [McMahon] is a promoter, and he’s promoting, but it’s like hyperbole,” Edge told Arda Ocal of ESPN.
“I mean, to me [the greatest match is] not possible. So that takes that pressure out of my mind immediately.”
The WWE icon also explained how he found out about the booking and said he ‘didn’t think it was serious’ when McMahon and RAW Executive Director Paul Heyman told him about it.
“I just laughed because I didn’t think it was serious,” Edge continued.
“Then I realised fairly quickly it was. Then my reaction was, is this wise, because anytime you say something the greatest ever beforehand, you’re setting yourself up for failure.
“I don’t ever want to think that way. I need to think the opposite of that. I can’t control the court of public opinion. I need to do and be proud of the work that I put in.
“All I can do is take it as if this is all just a bonus and in a weird way, a compliment. Or it’s a giant rib. I don’t know.”
WWE may be promoting this as the greatest ever, but fans – and even Edge – know that simply won’t be possible. So what can we expect?
Dave Meltzer claims that it was ‘two very smart workers working very, very hard to have the smartest match that they possibly could under the best circumstances’.
Roll on Backlash.
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