Edge and Randy Orton are set to take on each other in a singles matchup, which is being hyped by WWE as the ‘greatest wrestling match ever’. The duo will face off at WWE Backlash next, in what will possibly be the last match in this six-month-long feud.
The Rated R Superstar spoke with ESPN recently and said that the term ‘greatest wrestling match ever’ is subjective and no one can definitively determine which match holds the right to that honor.
“I’ll preface all of this with saying there’s no such thing as the greatest match ever. You’re not going to be able to say definitively, what is the greatest song of all time? What is the greatest painting of all time? What is the greatest movie of all time? What is the greatest band of all time?”
“It’s impossible because there’s no general consensus — you can have great matches, but what is the greatest is going to be different to almost everybody.”
Edge and Orton are said to have given their all in the matchup, which was pre-taped to ensure the duo have the best match possible.
Dave Meltzer noted that the match was quite long, but was the best possible encounter between the two stars.
“I heard a lot of selling. It’s really long — I think really long. That’s the idea to not to swerve you on the greatest match ever by making you mad when they have a terrible match. It was very much to do the best match that they possibly could.”
Orton and Edge have had some dazzling matches in the past, but are both past their prime. It remains to be seen how their match goes down on Sunday, and whether it makes to the ‘greatest matches’ list of a general fan.