Roman Reigns seems to have found his next opponent, after being landed with a sonorous Spear in Friday Night Smackdown last Friday. After an absence of just over two months, in fact, the WWE Hall of Famer Edge, the famous Rated R Superstar who returned to perform in the rings of the most famous company in the world last year, during the Royal Rumble in January, is returned to attack the Tribal Chief, guilty of having beaten him in the main event of the show of the shows.
After an initial promo from Heyman, WWE Universe fans were eager to know who would be the next opponent of the Universal champion in view of Money in the Bank, but the Canadian preferred to keep the champion silent, introducing himself in front of him and going directly to attack face to face in the blue show ring.
After a devastating Spear, Edge was already ready to hit Reigns with his con-chair-to, but Jimmy Uso broke it all, saving his older cousin, but also suffering a noteworthy Spear, against the barricades of the ThunderDome, which obviously jumped in front of the Canadian's vehemence.
Edge won the 2021 Men's Royal Rumble
Immediately after the episode, Edge went straight to Adam Pearce's office, to request a titled opportunity but above all a "piece of the champion", in that of Money in the Bank.
Faced with the Canadian's request, Pearce immediately accepted, making the dispute between the two main eventers of the company official, as also reported by us at WorldWrestling in the morning. After seeing the emergence of a new challenger to his reign and to his title, Roman Reigns thus wanted to react on his social pages, responding directly to fans, to Edge and to WWE itself, writing: "Once they have tried 'the island of relevance', they always want more.
Edge's Wish List: ROMAN REIGNS vs EDGE. 1 vs 1. FOR THE FIRST TIME. LIVE AUDIENCE. LET'S DO IT!" Edge won the 2021 Men's Royal Rumble to set up a Universal Championship match against Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 37.
Daniel Bryan was added to the match in the build-up to the event, making it a Triple Threat. Reigns went on to produce one of the most destructive performances in WrestleMania main-event history. On the second night of the two-night show, he pinned Bryan and Edge at the same time to retain his Universal Championship in clinical fashion.
Bryan unsuccessfully challenged Reigns for the Universal Championship in a singles match on the April 30 episode of SmackDown. As a result of his loss, Bryan has been banished from the blue brand.