Edge Returns To WWE On SmackDown, Goes After Roman Reigns
Edge’s heel turn didn’t last very long. To close Friday’s episode of SmackDown, The Rated-R Superstar made a surprise return to WWE and went right after the Universal Champion, signaling creative’s plan to have him be the next No. 1 contender for the title.
Throughout the show, the storyline was that Jey Uso was not going to be around to protect the family, specifically Reigns from any challengers. Jimmy said he could do what Jey was doing, was forced to prove it with a win over Dolph Ziggler and in the final promo of the program, Reigns and Paul Heyman bragged there was really no one left to challenge the Head of the Table.
WWE teased that Seth Rollins might be the man as he pleaded his case to Adam Pearce backstage, but that was likely just a curveball to throw fans off the scent of what was to come in the final moments of the show.
In recent weeks, Reigns has dispatched of Rey Mysterio, Cesaro, Daniel Bryan, and everyone else who dared step up. Heyman even dropped the names of Braun Strowman and The Fiend when bragging about The Tribal Chief’s conquests. But, when Edge’s music hit, neither Heyman nor Reigns were expecting his return.
Michael Cole yelled, “It’s him, he’s here!” It was clear, there was at least one person left to challenge Reigns and knock him off his pedestal.
Reigns did get the better of Edge early on, but Edge speared the champion, only to be attacked by Jimmy Uso. As Edge fought back and sent Jimmy through the ringside barricade. Reigns fled the scene and worked his way up the ramp. It was then, Edge looked into the camera and yelled, “Where you at Roman!” He added, “You want me?! I’m right here!!!”
Money In The Bank Match Now Set?
It’s not likely this drags out all the way to SummerSlam, — Edge is rumored to be facing Seth Rollins — although it could. Perhaps WWE has this pegged for Money in the Bank and Edge gets his shot right away. It’s the same shot he wanted when he flipped out on Daniel Bryan for stealing his thunder just prior to WrestleMania.