Edge Speaks out for First Time After Violent WrestleMania 36 Match With Randy Orton

Edge and Randy Orton battled for more than 35 minutes (the second-longest WrestleMania match of all time) on Sunday night in a Last Man Standing match at WrestleMania 36. By the end, the "Rated-R Superstar" stood victorious in his first singles match in nine years, but only after he bashed his former friend in the head with a Con-Chair-To on top of a semi-truck. The 11-time world champion took to Instagram on Monday to reflect on the match, and wound up actually thanking Orton for putting him through hell.

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"For the first time in a singles match in 9 years," Edge wrote. "Against, in my opinion, the most naturally talented person in the industry in @randyorton I will always be proud of what we accomplished with some strange circumstances. I have a feeling we haven't seen the last of each other. And for that I'm strangely thankful. He pulled me to a 40 minute fight after being retired for 9 years. Wasn't sure I had that in me. Now I know. He pushed me. For all of you, hopefully you watched."

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So this was my Sunday. Actually it was filmed two weeks ago. So I’m officially out of self quarantine and back to being dad. After being Edge for WrestleMania 36. For the first time in a singles match in 9 years. Against, in my opinion, the most naturally talented person in the industry in @randyorton I will always be proud of what we accomplished with some strange circumstances. I have a feeling we haven’t seen the last of each other. And for that I’m strangely thankful. He pulled me to a 40 minute fight after being retired for 9 years. Wasn’t sure I had that in me. Now I know. He pushed me. For all of you, hopefully you watched WrestleMania and were able to get lost in it and try to forget about our current reality, even if only for a few hours. I’d also like to thank EVERYONE for the outpouring of positivity for the @wwe 24 documentary, The Second Mountain. Also, thank you to the ENTIRE team it took to support me and make all of this happen. I’ll get to you all on separate posts😉 It’s humbling. Lastly, stay safe everyone.

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WWE is promoting Edge to appear on this week's Monday Night Raw to address the fallout from the event.

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