At Backlash 2020, Randy Orton and Edge went one on one in what was billed as The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever. While it was impossible to live up to the billing, the consensus is that the bout was one of the best matches in WWE in the last 10 years and is a strong candidate for match of the year.
One WWE Superstar who enjoyed Edge and Orton's epic is The Undertaker, who told Corey Graves on the After The Bell podcast that it almost brought a tear to his eye. 'Taker discussed the match after he was asked about the athleticism used in wrestling today and The Phenom admitted Superstars can now do "superhero stuff," but he would like to see them tell more of a story inside the squared circle.
The Deadman said: "I think on the grand scale of everyone, the athletes today are, I mean, my gosh, it's like comic book stuff, superhero stuff. I think what happens though is that these guys rely too much on that aspect of their performance, and not enough on their character, and their willingness to sell, and make things mean something.
"Prime example, my gosh, last night at Backlash, Edge and Randy. Wow. Honestly, it almost brought a tear to my eye because I haven't seen that kind of wrestling match in so long. I understand time parameters and everything else, that they had a lot of time, but my gosh, what a story they told. What an unbelievable story. I sent Edge a text today, like next time I go down to the PC and work with guys I'm gonna pull that tape up and show these guys and dissect it… Just the little nuances of the things that those two guys did last night. It was phenomenal and it restored so much faith in where I think the business should be and could be. But that tape right there, that needs to be studied by main roster guys. That is what professional wrestling is or is supposed to be is what they did last night in my opinion."