After Edge competed in his first match in almost nine years at 2020 Royal Rumble, Randy Orton looked as though he could reunite with The Rated-R Superstar. However, The Viper viciously attacked Edge on RAW’s post-Royal Rumble edition by striking him with a Con-Chair-To to the back of his neck.
WWE Backstage Analyst CM Punk praised Orton’s recent work on RAW while speaking on the show’s latest episode. He claimed “there is nobody better” than The Apex predator when he is fully motivated. Punk added that Orton can sometimes get complacent as a WWE Superstar. But he can tell that the current storyline with Edge is something he can “really sink his teeth into.”
“A motivated Randy… Book, tell me, am I wrong? Is there anybody better? I think Randy – and I think all of us can. We can take our eye off the ball – we can get complacent. But when he’s dialled in and he has something he can really sink his teeth into and something that motivates him. I don’t think there’s anybody better.”
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) February 12, 2020