Ahead of the WWE Backlash pay-per-view, reports began to surface that Edge had suffered torn triceps during the filming of his "Greatest Wrestling Match Ever" bout with Randy Orton. Now, one day after the event aired, WWE has confirmed the injury.
"Edge has undergone successful surgery and is currently rehabbing at home," the company wrote on its website. Previous reports stated Edge's injury came when retaping a specific portion of the match, which was filmed ahead of Sunday's PPV broadcast.
While there has been controversy surrounding the placement of the match historically, given the WWE pushing the "greatest match ever" aspect but also retaping spots in the match to help it live up to that label, the match delivered high-end entertainment value, receiving near-universal praise.
Edge, 46, returned to action as a surprise entrant into January's Royal Rumble after being retired for nine years due to what were believed to be career-ending neck injuries.
At WrestleMania 36 in April, Edge defeated Randy Orton in a Last Man Standing Match, his first singles match since 2011. After winning the WrestleMania match, Orton challenged Edge to a straight wrestling match at Backlash, a rematch won by Orton.
While normal plans for a part-time superstar would suggest a SummerSlam return, standard recovery time from surgery for a torn triceps muscle would place his return anywhere from the late fall to winter.