On last night’s episode of WWE Backstage, former superstar turned analyst CM Punk spoke about the recent Randy Orton and Edge matchup from Backlash where the Chicago Savior called out WWE for putting unnecessary pressure on the two men with the “Greatest Math Ever” moniker. He elaborates further by saying that those types of taglines are subjective to the audience.
I think if you’re Randy and Edge you just ignore that. You can’t live up to that, it’s too subjective of a label. Greatest match of all-time,’ what’s the ‘Greatest Single of All-Time’? Music-wise. What’s the ‘Greatest Band of All-Time’? What’s the ‘Greatest car of All-Time’? It’s too subjective. Everybody’s gonna have a different opinion, but I think that’s what makes wrestling great. You can talk about all these different wrestlers from all these different regions from all over the world who wrestle different styles and sometimes in the ring you get magic.
Punk later added that he thought the match lived up to standards, but admits that he’s seen better performances from both men.
I think they had a great match. Was it the greatest match of all-time? I’ve seen better Randy Orton matches. I’ve seen better Edge matches. To put that on the marquee, and get people to watch. I kind of feel like it was a lot of unnecessary pressure, especially on Edge, coming back after almost a decade of not wrestling. They did a great job of compartmentalizing that, and almost ignoring it, just going out there and delivering.
Check out his full comments below. (H/T and transcribed WrestlingNews.Co)
"It was a lot of unnecessary pressure. Especially on @EdgeRatedR coming back."- @CMPunk on calling @RandyOrton vs. Edge 'The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever' before it ever happened.#WWEBackstage pic.twitter.com/ZZnd41O9YM
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) June 17, 2020