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Edge Reveals When He Tore His Triceps During WWE Backlash Match With Randy Orton

He didn't realise it was already partially torn...

At Backlash 2020, Edge and Randy Orton went one on one in The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever. While it was impossible to live up to the billing, fans widely praised the match and many agreed it was one of the best WWE matches in the last 10 years. 

During the bout, The Rated-R Superstar tore his triceps and he is expected to be on the shelf for up to eight months. 

Edge recently appeared on Booker T's Hall Of Fame podcast and revealed the injury happened after he did a Springboard into the second RKO from Orton, but that the surgeon told him it was already partially torn heading into the match. 

The 11-time world champion said: "So, we're doing this match and we're having a blast and, you know, we got a cue at one point, I think it was like 35 minutes, and I was like, 'Woah, alright. I'm okay, I'm feeling great. This is awesome.' I did a Springboard into the second RKO and I went, 'Oh, okay. I've got the cold sweats and I feel like I'm gonna throw up.' That's usually a sign. Now, that's where it popped and I thought, 'Okay, I've got a little bit left in the tank to finish this out.' And then we got it finished."

He later added: "By the time I got the surgery, the surgeon said, 'You know, you probably went in with it partially torn because the tissue is already very diseased.' And my elbow had probably been bugging me for about a month but it would only bug me when I did chest or triceps... What I am happy is that with going into it partially torn that I made it a good 45 minutes through the match before it finally went."



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