WWE Backlash: Who Will Win the 'Greatest Wrestling Match Ever?'

Giancarlo Aulino
BarnBurner Sports Writer


Sunday, June 14, 2020

After a grueling Last Man Standing at WrestleMania 36, Edge and Randy Orton will do battle once again to prove which of them is the better wrestler. The match is being billed as the ‘Greatest Wrestling Match Ever’ and although Edge was victorious in their Last Man Standing match, the rivalry has been ramped up in the past few weeks leading up to tonight’s event with past legends including Ric Flair and Kurt Angle even offering their opinions on who will walk out the winner and that the match could in fact live up to the billing.


The match was set up after Orton mentioned that he could not stand to give credit to the WWE Hall of Famer for being the better wrestler between the two of them because he defeated him in a match that was allowed to take place anywhere inside or outside the arena as well as the use of weapons such as ladders, chairs, tables, etc.


Orton essentially adding an asterisk next to Edge’s first win since coming out of retirement after a 9-year layoff was all that was needed to gain interest for a rematch between these two legendary wrestlers. Orton adding the asterisk to Edge's first win since WrestleMania 27 is a smart move because it leads to fans rallying behind Edge because a straight-up singles match with rules and only being able to win via pinfall or submission adds another obstacle in his return to the ring and makes him even more of an underdog considering Orton has been in a significant amount of matches since Edge's retirement. 


The big question that has come up since this match was made official is why advertise it as the ‘Greatest Wrestling Match Ever”?


The answer could easily be for marketing purposes and to ensure fans remember the match years from now. Edge and Orton had a memorable match at WrestleMania, so billing their rematch as the “Greatest Wrestling Match Ever” could be their way of providing a memorable moment when it is over as the winner will have bragging rights for being the one that came out victorious in the greatest match to ever take place.


Regardless of if the match lives up to the billing or not, fans will remember this match because of the build up and tagline. The tagline also provides fans with another memorable match featuring Edge in 2020; the 2020 Royal Rumble will always be remembered for being the night Edge made his return, the Last Man Standing match at WrestleMania will go down in the history books as being Edge’s first singles match in 9-years as well as the second longest match in WrestleMania history, and the match with Orton at Backlash will be remembered for the tagline ‘Greatest Wrestling Match Ever’ even if it does not live up to it.


With that said, Edge’s return to the ring has been a successful and it will be interesting to see what else he has in store for the WWE Universe in the coming months.


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