Edge Thought He Was Facing Randy Orton At WWE WrestleMania 37

Rated RKO were allegedly set to face off… again

Night Two of WrestleMania 37 saw Edge return once again to the WWE main event title scene, 10 years to the day since his retirement after WrestleMania 27.

Edge was not triumphant in his quest to overcome Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns for the Universal Title, but originally this wasn’t even the plan in the first place, with The Rated R Superstar originally slated to face Randy Orton at the Showcase of the Immortals.

Talking to TalkSport, Edge said the following about how his injury at Backlash 2020 changed WWE’s plans:

“It seemed to change everything,” Edge started. “In my mind I still thought ‘Me and Randy at WrestleMania. Me and Randy at WrestleMania. Me and Randy at WrestleMania.’ That’s what my working plan was the entire time, until I was told it wasn’t the company’s plan. 

“Then I went ‘Oh, OK. But, we got to see this trilogy through? We need to do this.’ And I was pretty disappointed. “I just felt like the story deserved that [to be seen through]. So when I found out that wasn’t on the docket anymore, I was like so then what?! [laughs]. And so it’s worked out the way it has, which is obviously very exciting. And honestly, I go from thinking I’m wrestling Randy Orton at WrestleMania, which is a dream, to wrestling Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania for the Universal title – that’s a dream too.”

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