Edge suffered a triceps tear at Backlash during The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever with Randy Orton. There were rumors that he was injured after the initial run-through of the match, when WWE was re-shooting certain portions of the bout.
On The Hall of Fame podcast with Booker T, Edge denied those rumors, and revealed that the injury happened when he springboarded into an RKO near the very end of the fight. Here’s the transcription, per Fightful:
“We’re going through the match, and contrary to reports, we did it once, straight through. Coming back, I wanted to recalibrate my style and really make it a Bret Hart kind of feel to my matches. A lot less high spots, more grappling, wrestling, fighting, selling, the little things we talk about.
We’re doing this match and we got a cue that was like 35 minutes. I’m like, ‘Woah, alright, I’m doing great, this is awesome.’ I did a springboard into the second RKO and I went ‘Oh.’ I got the cold sweats and I feel like I’m gonna throw up, that’s usually a sign. That’s where it popped. I thought, ‘Okay, I have more in the tank to finish this out.’ We got it finished, we tried to do pick-up shots, I didn’t like them, but we were trying to add something different.”
Edge also discussed how the surgeon told him that his tissue “was very diseased,” which means he probably had a partial triceps tear heading into Backlash. Edge reflected on how that area was bothering him for a month, but he mostly disregarded it. He acknowledged that he’ll have to do a better job of listening to his body signals going forward.