Edge: I Was ‘Disappointed’ That I Didn’t Get To Face Randy Orton Again, But The Triple Threat Is A Dream Match, Too
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Just hours before WWE WrestleMania 37 Night Two, many fans are eagerly looking forward to the main event match in which Edge will face Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan in a triple threat match for the WWE Universal Championship.
But just a few months ago, it seemed fairly clear that Edge would face Randy Orton at WrestleMania to conclude their rivalry on the legendary stage. In a recent media call shared by Inside The Ropes, Edge reflected on how he wanted to face “The Viper” in this expected third chapter in order to give the story what it needed.
“It seemed to change everything,” said Edge. “In my mind, I still thought, ‘Me and Randy at WrestleMania, me and Randy at WrestleMania, me and Randy at WrestleMania.’ That’s what my working plan was the whole time until I was told that it wasn’t the company’s plan. And I went, ‘Oh, okay, well, but we gotta see this trilogy through, like we need to do this.’
“And I was pretty disappointed. I just felt like the story deserved that. So when I found out that wasn’t on the docket anymore, I was like, okay, well, so then what? And it’s worked out the way it has, which is obviously very exciting. And honestly, look, I go from thinking I’m wrestling Randy Orton at WrestleMania, which is a dream, to wrestling Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan at WrestleMania for the Universal Title. I mean that’s a dream, too. But all courses changed, and that’s just what happens sometimes and you have to be adaptable.”
The WWE Hall of Famer explained how he started to appreciate the rare opportunity to tell a dynamic story on the road to WrestleMania. He stated that once the uncanny timeline of his retirement and his return came into focus, including the anniversary of his Royal Rumble victory, he knew that this direction was the right one.
“A lot changed, it did,” said Edge. “And a lot of it was timing, and a lot of it was, I came back and the Rumble takes place 11 years to the day from the last time I won the Rumble, and then the second night of Mania is ten years to the day from when I announced my retirement. Like, you can’t write that stuff. So when you see that, you go, ‘Well, I guess that’s the direction we gotta go, right?’ Because that only happens once. You only get this opportunity to tell you this story once.”
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