The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever between Edge and Randy Orton at Backlash lived up to the hypes. But this had to happen at the cost a serious injury suffered by the one who came up short in that match. This put the three-match planning between the duo in serious jeopardy. A torn tricep can take a lot of time to get fixed, after all.
It was rumored that Edge and Randy Orton were initially set to battle in the main event match of SummerSlam 2020 bit the injury ruined those plans. As soon as The Rated R Superstar was injured, he asked Vince McMahon to sanction a Last Man Standing match against The Viper. Now, this match could go down at WrestleMania 37 but nothing is concrete, as of now.
Edge Says His Injury Not Healing Well, Might Delay WWE Return
WWE’s creative direction is unpredictable as it’s volatile just like Vince McMahon’s mind. Then one has to consider Edge’s recovery timetable from the injury, as well. His recovery rate has become slower at 47 years of age. While speaking to Busted Open Radio, the former world champion said that he doesn’t know how soon he could be able to make the much-anticipated return to the ring.
“I mean, I don’t know. It’s a learning process because I’m going to be 47 next month, so I didn’t know how I heal from injuries, surgeries [and] things like that. It’s a slow process. I’m not going to lie. The triceps is a different thing. I got back from an Achilles in six months, but I was 35 doing that, so at 10 plus years, I don’t know. It’s a different thing. You don’t realize how much your triceps is involved in almost everything you do in terms of arm movement.”
“So, I don’t know yet. I know it’s a lot slower than I thought it was going to be because I just have this mentality of, ‘Right. No big deal. Surgery, PT and we grind through it, we break down the scar tissue and off we go.’ So, I don’t know if it’s the injury itself [or] if it’s I’m a little older, I don’t know what it is, but it’s not as fast as I would’ve liked.” (Quotes courtesy Wrestling Inc)
Edge signed a deal with WWE, earlier this year to wrestle at least nine matches, three per year, for three years starting from January 2020. His commitments for this year are said to be fulfilled as he wrestled at Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, and Backlash. WWE could always get more matches out of him but for that, he has to be medically fit.
Edge always had a bitter history with injuries over the years who was forced to retire in 2011. But during his active career, he has the nag of getting cleared, earlier than expected which isn’t the case, anymore. We can only hope that he’s just been working with the fans just like he did with his return. WWE programming would benefit a lot from his comeback.