During his long WWE career, Edge captured the King of the Ring (2001), Money in the Bank (2005), Royal Rumble (2010) and Bragging Rights Trophy (2010) tournaments, making him the only fighter in the history of the federation to have achieved these results.
Following his first retirement in 2011, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. On the May 11 episode of Raw, both Edge and Randy Orton made their first post-WrestleMania appearance, Orton challenged Edge to a traditional singles match at Backlash, and Edge accepted.
At the event, Edge lost to Orton. WWE announced that Edge suffered torn triceps and it was reported that the injury would sideline him for four to eight months.
Edge on his last match
Speaking on Busted Open Radio, Edge discussed his match with Randy Orton at Backlash.
“We had Backlash, and I was really proud of everything that was kind of put in front of us. I was happy with how that turned out and contrary to the experts, it was not taped over seven or eight hours. It was once straight through, and then we went back and did four pickup shots.
Now, I’ve seen people like to complain about the DDT and the lockup, and I think that’s a total of two seconds of the entire match. So if that ruined the entire match for you, then you have bigger issues. I get it.
Everybody needs something to complain about, but here’s how I look at it. That for me was a huge test to see where I’m really at wind wise [and]wrestling wise in this new incarnation of how I want to wrestle going forward, and I know that some of our audience is very conditioned to these 52 superkicks [and]84 flip matches.
That’s not going to be me, and it never was me, but especially now, I want the match where Bret Hart and Taker and Jerry Brisco and William Regal are going to text me after. I go OK, that’s what I was gunning for, and that’s what this is gonna be.
If that takes a re-education of the industry and re-education of the fan base, then so be it. That match, I was really happy with how it turned out, and where I was at even with the torn triceps, I was just really really happy because I had an opponent that I knew would just do and be present in that moment. That is so key," Edge explained.