Monday, May 11, 2020

Randy Orton Challenges Edge to a Match at Backlash

Randy Orton Challenges Edge to a Match at Backlash
Tonight's RAW main event segment saw Edge and Randy Orton return for what was their first appearance since the Last Man Standing match at WrestleMania 36.

Edge first talked about the win and how he came back to WWE to retire on his own terms. Edge also said he didn't come back to hunt Orton, as WWE had advertised, because he got his closure at WrestleMania. He continued and said he and his family were ready to move on from Orton. Edge went to speak about the WWE locker room, but Orton interrupted and made his way to the ring.

Randy Orton first congratulated Edge and said the better man won at WrestleMania. Orton ended up leaving and coming back to the ring, saying he can't lie to himself for Edge because while the better man did win at WrestleMania, the better wrestler did not. Orton had more words for The Rated R Superstar before challenging him to a match at Backlash. Orton said this would be a straight up wrestling match, with no gimmicks. Charly later asked Edge for his answer but he remained silent. Charly noted that if this match does happen, it could be the greatest pro wrestling match ever.

RAW went off the air with Orton and Edge staring ahead in the middle of the ring, Orton focusing on Edge while Edge looked a bit concerned. Edge never did answer the challenge

WWE confirmed during Money In the Bank that Backlash will be held on June 14. This will be the first Backlash pay-per-view since 2018. There's no word yet on where Backlash will be held, but it may end up taking place at the closed-set WWE Performance Center in Orlando, FL. There's speculation on WWE holding the event at another location outside of Orlando, but that will depend on the COVID-19 outbreak and how restrictions are easing up.