WWE Has Taped and Plans to Edit the Greatest Wrestling Match Ever
When you call something the Greatest Wrestling Match Ever, it implies a certain level of perfection. But WWE, it seems, may be second-guessing that claim as the company has already filmed the match in hopes of having enough time to edit out any flaws or even refilm things if necessary. On the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said he heard the match was "really good" but that the purpose of filming it early was to be able to touch it up to live up to its tagline.
WWE has been pushing the match between Randy Orton and Edge as the Greatest Wrestling Match ever, and they've gotten some wrestlers who could make legitimate claims to that title, like Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels, to talk it up in promos. Personally, I don't think that either Edge or Orton is even in the conversation for the top ten wrestlers ever, so the chance of the two of them producing the Greatest Wrestling Match Ever seems unlikely.
But that hasn't stopped Orton from boasting about his skills, as he took a shot at the NXT roster last night after the PPV, tweeting, "Heard #WWENXT #TakeoverInYourHouse was great! Slappin my leg for you guys. Sincerely #legslap" This prompted NXT's Tommaso Ciampa to fire back, "My daughter has been having trouble sleeping. Luckily I found a remedy. Randy Orton matches. Better than NyQuil. Sincerely #AnEntireLockerRoomWhoBustedTheirAsses." For the record, you should not give your kids NyQuil.
Reports have claimed WWE is looking to tape the entirety of Backlash, not just the Greatest Wrestling Match Ever before it airs on Sunday. The show will air on Sunday at 8 PM on the WWE Network. It also features Drew McIntyre vs. Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship, Braun Strowman defending the Universal Championship in a handicap match against Miz and Morrison, Asuka defending her Raw Women's Championship against Nia Jax, and Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus in a booze on a poll match.
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