Edge Undergoes Surgery on Triceps Injury Suffered vs Randy Orton at WWE Backlash

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Edge underwent surgery for a torn triceps after injuring his arm in a defeat to Randy Orton at Backlash on Sunday, WWE announced.  

The company said The Rated-R Superstar is “currently rehabbing at home” but didn’t provide a possible timetable for his return.

Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter‘s Dave Meltzer first reported on the injury prior to the show.

The exact moment Edge was hurt is unclear because he and Orton wrestled for nearly 45 minutes, though the encounter was pre-taped beforehand. The match was very good, too, even if it didn’t quite live up to the “Greatest Wrestling Match Ever” tagline WWE hammered home in the weeks leading up to Backlash.

Jon Moxley, formerly Dean Ambrose in WWE, missed eight months after suffering a major triceps injury in December 2017, so fans may have seen the last of Edge for the remainder of 2020.

Orton’s victory seemingly sets up a rubber match after Edge prevailed in a Last Man Standing match at WrestleMania 36 in April. SummerSlam would’ve been a logical place for the two legends to blow off their feud, yet that option is likely all but off the table.

Looking further down the road, Edge’s availability for Survivor Series and Royal Rumble might be in doubt, as well.

In the preview for Raw on Monday night, WWE said Orton plans to open the show, so expect The Viper to take credit for putting Edge on the shelf.

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