Edge challenges Orton to last man standing match at WrestleMania 36
The stipulation looks to be set for Edge and Randy Orton’s match at WrestleMania 36.
During a promo on tonight’s Raw from the WWE Performance Center, Edge challenged Orton to a last man standing match at WrestleMania. Orton will appear on Raw next week to respond to the challenge.
This will be Edge’s first singles match since being forced to retire in 2011. He returned to the ring in the men’s Royal Rumble match in January. On Raw the next night, Orton attacked Edge and laid him out with a con-chair-to.
Edge and Orton’s storyline was furthered when Orton gave Beth Phoenix an RKO on Raw two weeks ago.
Phoenix tweeted that Edge drove 17 hours to get to tonight’s Raw: “FYI…@EdgeRatedR had to drive 17 hours total to deliver his words on #RAW after travel problems. #Grit #LastManStanding #RAW”
WWE issued a statement today confirming that WrestleMania is being moved from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida to the Performance Center in Orlando. It’s still taking place on Sunday, April 5.
“In coordination with local partners and government officials, WrestleMania and all related events in Tampa Bay will not take place,” WWE’s statement said. “However, WrestleMania will still stream live on Sunday, April 5 at 7 pm ET on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view. Only essential personnel will be on the closed set at WWE’s training facility in Orlando, Florida to produce WrestleMania.”