Monday, June 8, 2020

Edge on WWE Using “Greatest Wrestling Match Ever” Tagline

Edge on WWE Using “Greatest Wrestling Match Ever” Tagline
Edge talked with ESPN ahead of his match against Randy Orton at WWE Backlash.



Despite making the statement before the actual match took place, WWE is using the “greatest wrestling match ever” tagline to further hype it.

Edge expressed his mixed feelings about WWE using the tagline and the pressure of living up to it.

“I’ll preface all of this with saying there’s no such thing as the greatest match ever.”

He added no one is going to be able to say definitively what the greatest song, painting, match, movie, or band of all time is because it’s impossible due to there not being a general consensus. He added that you can have great matches but what is the greatest is going to be different to almost everybody.

“I just laughed because I didn’t think it was serious. Then I realized fairly quickly it was. Then my reaction was, is this wise, because anytime you say something the greatest ever beforehand, you’re setting yourself up for failure. And I don’t ever want to think that way. I need to think the opposite of that.

“I can’t control the court of public opinion. I need to do and be proud of the work that I put in. All I can do is take it as if this is all just a bonus and in a weird way, a compliment. Or it’s a giant rib. I don’t know.”

Edge continued by stating that if he looks at it on paper and looks back nine years ago when he first retired and WWE wanted to bill his first singles match in his return, he thinks it’s pressure-filled.

However, he knows he can’t look at it in that way. He knows he has to understand that it’s promotion and it’s hype. He noted that he always has the mindset to try and have the best match that he’s ever had, but he doesn’t look at this match as a contest that will measure up to Ricky Steamboat vs. Randy Savage or Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker.

Instead, he wants to measure it up against himself and at this juncture in his career. He noted that he’s just happy to be back in the ring.

“This shouldn’t even be happening. Let alone for the company, and let’s call it straight, Vince, to think that he can bill this the “Greatest Match Ever.” Would I have preferred they not billed it as that? Absolutely. But I also know there are times where heels get dug in the sand and there’s no changing it.”

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