On this past episode of Friday Night SmackDown, WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and Edge came face to face inside the ring. They got into a physical fight before heading into the title match at Money in the Bank 2021 on July 18. During the segment, The Uso Twins moved toward the ring intending to help out their cousin, but a surprise return ruined their thoughts.
They were soon joined by Rey and Dominik Mysterio, who backed up Edge. A steel chair attack by these two superstars helped the Rated R Superstar to capitalize as he punished the Usos with the Crossface submission with a led pipe in their face. It was a strong message sent to Roman Reigns who watched from the ramp before heading back to the locker room.
On this week’s Talking Smack, the hosts Kayla Braxton and Pat McAfee announced that Roman Reigns, Jimmy, and Jey Uso will now compete against Edge, Rey, and Dominik Mysterio in a six-man tag team match on next week’s SmackDown as a follow-up of the happenings. That being said, the stacked lineup for the first weekly show with fans in attendance in a long time, stands as follows,
* Big E vs. King Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens
* WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Bianca Belair defends against Carmella
* The final build for the WWE Money In the Bank PPV
* Roman Reigns and The Usos vs. Edge, Rey Mysterio, and Dominik Mysterio
Edge sent a message to Roman Reigns
In more news from this week’s Talking Smack, WWE Hall of Famer Edge promises to conquer Roman Reigns at Money in the Bank for the Universal Championship. He promises to destroy the empire that “The Tribal Chief” has built up for the past year. To do that, the current challenger for the title has been dipping into some dark waters as of late.
This is the same Edge that some fans perhaps rooted to get back. This is the same man who could go to any level to accomplish whatever he wants to become.
“I need to dip into a different place. And I need to get there when there’s a particular talent in front of me. Throughout the years, I think I’ve been able to find that place, and it can be a dangerous place to find the line between good and evil. It’s paper-thin,” The Ultimate Opportunist stated. “And there are certain talents that cause me to have to cut through that paper and bring out a side of Edge that isn’t really healthy for me and for a lot of other people. Some talents like The Undertaker, talents like John Cena, talents like Roman Reigns.
(Transcription by Wrestling Inc)