Edge Initially Thought His WWE Backlash Match Being Billed As The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever Was A Joke

He quickly realised it wasn't...

WWE's next pay-per-view is only five days away as Backlash will be broadcast from the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. One of the matches has reportedly already been taped as Edge and Randy Orton faced off on Sunday afternoon as WWE wanted to give them the best chance of having the greatest wrestling match ever.

The Rated-R Superstar recently sat down for an interview with Arda Ocal at ESPN and revealed he initially thought his match with Orton being billed as The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever was a joke, but he quickly realised Vince McMahon and Paul Heyman were being serious.

"I just laughed because I didn't think it was serious," the 11-time world champion said. "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. And 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."

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