Randy Orton is eager to even the score with former partner Edge at the WWE's next pay-per-view extravaganza, Backlash, scheduled for 15 June. 


At WrestleMania 36, Edge and Orton viciously brawled throughout the WWE Performance Center, pushing past the limits of most mortal competitors until The Rated-R Superstar delivered the decisive blow. 


Even The Viper admitted that the better man won that night but with one major caveat: that the better wrestler didn't. 

The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever


On 11 May Orton laid down a challenge for a real test of grappling skills in what he coined 'The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever', but Raw went off the air before Edge could respond. 


On Monday 18 May, The Rated R-Superstar emphatically accepted the proposal and said he was ready to make history with another win over Orton.

Backlash 2020: Orton promises 'The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever'

The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever: Orton and Edge will meet at Backlash on 15 June.
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The best of enemies


It has been 14 years since Orton joined forces with Edge in a tag team known as Rated-RKO. The pair held the World Tag Team Championship. After they split up Orton gained two WWE Championship reigns in one night, becoming the second-youngest two-time WWE Champion at the age of 27.


Only John Cena, Ric Flair, and Triple H have won more world championships in the WWE than Orton, and he feels that he has the pedigree to beat Edge in 'The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever'.


Edge has picked up more than his fair share of gold in a storied career in sports entertainment. The 46-year-old has won the World Heavyweight Championship a record seven times, the WWE Championship four times, the Intercontinental Championship five times, the United States Championship once, the WWF/World Tag Team Championship a record twelve times, and the WWE Tag Team Championship twice. He is the promotion's 14th Triple Crown Champion and 7th Grand Slam Champion. He also won the King of the Ring tournament in 2001, was the first Money in the Bank ladder match winner in 2005, and won the Royal Rumble match in 2010, making him the first wrestler in history to achieve all three of those accomplishments.


At the 2020 Royal Rumble Edge made a surprise return to the ring after nearly nine years out of action. He had retired in 2011 after being diagnosed with cervical spinal stenosis.


He has been involved in just one singles match since his return which was the brutal last man standing match at WrestleMania 36.

Edge accepts Randy Orton's Backlash challenge on Raw


Backlash will stream on WWE Network and be broadcast on SuperSport and the WWE channel on DSTV.