Randy Orton is a thirteen-time world champion, having won the WWE Championship nine times and the World Heavyweight Champion four times; he also once won the Intercontinental Championship, the United States Championship, the World Tag Team Championship (with Edge) and the SmackDown Tag Team Championship (with Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper).
He is also the youngest world champion in WWE history, having won the World Heavyweight Championship in 2004 at the age of 24 and 136 days. Orton is also the seventeenth Triple Crown Champion and the tenth Grand Slam Champion in WWE.
'The Viper' will face Edge at WWE Backlash.
Randy Orton on his match with Edge
In an interview with CBS Sports, Randy Orton spoke about WWE hyping his match with Edge at Backlash: “I think if you take the Boneyard Match out of it and you take what Bray [Wyatt] and John Cena did — both of those were fantastic — but if you don’t compare us with that, I think we stole the show.
I did hear some bitching and moaning from the media and the fans about how long this match was. I just laugh, because I saw a couple of matches, I think even the world title match if you include entrances and the post-match celebration, they might have gone 4 minutes.
If you want a 4-minute match where you see five different finishers back-to-back-to-back-to-back-to-back with zero facial expressions? If that’s the kind of fan you are, then I don’t want you to be a fan of mine because you don’t appreciate what we are trying to do in telling a story.
At WrestleMania, I think we stole the show." Then, continuing, Randy Orton added, "At WrestleMania, I think we had the best story going into it, which definitely helped. The promos were killer, and it’s only going to get better and better.
Now, at Backlash, are we doing to have ‘the greatest wrestling match ever?’ Eh. That’s subjective. I kind of painted myself into a corner and the pressure is definitely on, but if anybody is capable of it, it’s myself and Edge”.
Backlash was originally booked to take place in Kansas City, Missouri on June 14, 2020. However, the event was not announced or promoted until May 10 during WWE's Money in the Bank PPV; the advertisement had no reference to a city or venue but confirmed the event for June 14.
It was WWE's first event to be announced after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, which began affecting WWE's programming in mid-March. The pandemic forced the promotion to move the majority of its shows to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida with no fans in attendance, though in late May, WWE began using Performance Center trainees to serve as the live audience.