CM Punk Reviews "The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever" At WWE Backlash 2020

CM Punk Criticizes “The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever” Marketing, WWE Putting “Unnecessary Pressure” On Edge (Video)

So, what did CM Punk think of the recent marketing by WWE of “The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever” between Edge and Randy Orton at the WWE Backlash 2020 pay-per-view?

During his appearance on WWE Backstage On FOX Sports 1 (FS1) this week, “The Best in the World” weighed in on the subject while talking to Mark Henry, Booker T and Renee Young.

As noted, WWE Backstage on FS1 featured an appearance by former superstar turned analyst CM Punk, who spoke about the recent Randy Orton and Edge showdown from WWE Backlash 2020, where the Chicago Savior called out WWE for putting unnecessary pressure on the two men with “The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever” label going into the show.

He elaborated 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,” Punk said during his appearance on the weekly WWE on FOX show. “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.”

He continued, “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.”

“I think they had a great match,” he said. “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 highlights of CM Punk’s appearance on WWE Backstage this week, including the excerpt where he talks about the above topic, via the video embedded directly below.

(H/T to WrestlingNews.Co for transcribing the above CM Punk quotes.)


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