Edge takes a swipe at Goldberg and Brock Lesnar after being criticised for participating in very long matches since his return to the WWE.
WWE Superstar Edge made a surprise return to the WWE at this year’s Royal Rumble. The match would be used to set up a feud against Randy Orton. The former Rated-Rko tag team partners would eventually face each other at Wrestlemania in a Last Man Standing match.
The pair would clash yet again at BackLash. Dubbed the Greatest match ever, Edge and Orton went head to head in a clash that many have hailed as a classic. However, there have been some who have criticised the duration of his matches.
His Wrestlemania match went on for 39 minutes while the action at Backlash was just shy off 45 minutes. Edge discussed this criticism with Peter Rosenberg on ESPN MMA. Interstingly, Edge took shots at Bill Goldberg and Brock Lesnar, two men notorious for having very short matches, while addressing the length of his own matches.
Edge takes a swipe at Goldberg and Brock Lesnar
“If people wanna complain that my first match back I go 41 minutes — that’s your complaint. I’m not supposed to be doing this!” Edge said. “After nine years and a triple fusion in my neck, I went out there for 41 minutes. People complained that Bill [Goldberg] and Brock [Lesnar] go out and do four [minutes] — so what is it? What do you want?’
“I’m gonna to bust my ass and I’m going to try and give you the best product I possibly can, because I’m not gonna phone it in. To me, that’s what WrestleMania was [and] that’s what Backlash was. I think if you total the time of my three matches, I’ve probably put in more time than both of those guys since they’ve been back.”
Edge is currently out of action after sustaining a tricep injury. He has undergone surgery. While there is no timeline on his return, he is expected to be out for the rest of this year.
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