WWE planned for the early return of Edge ahead of Money in the Bank to face Roman Reigns
Edge is back in WWE after making a shock appearance on WWE SmackDown seeking vengeance on Roman Reigns.
The Rated-R Superstar was initially supposed to return alongside fans at the July 16th episode of SmackDown, but made an earlier comeback. He is returning after his WWE Universal Championship match against Reigns and Daniel Bryan.
According to Ringside News, the plan to bring back edge was in the books for a long time and not a last-minute plan. Edge’s return has immediately delivered him another shot at the title as he faces ‘The Tribal Chief’ Roman Reigns one-on-one on July 18.
Edge’s deal is $3 million a year, with a requirement of wrestling a minimum of three times per year. The 11-time World Champion is unlikely to win the title from Reigns, but will feature in the next two PPVs with SummerSlam approaching in August.
Reigns is scheduled to face a returning John Cena, who is going to make a long awaited return. Cena’s last appearance is at WWE WrestleMania 36 against Bray Wyatt. He began shooting for F9: The Fast Saga, after not featuring again.
Reigns v Cena is most likely going to be one of the big matches on 21st August at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The first-time ever Rollins v Edge is set to follow suit and join the match card.
What is the history between Seth Rollins and Edge?
Despite the two elite Superstars never facing each other inside a ring, the rivalry dates back to 2014. Edge retired in 2011 after undergoing multiple surgeries , but made his return for a talk show, three years later.
Meanwhile, John Cena was feuding with Seth Rollins and his team beat Rollins’ to take The Authority out of power. Rollins’ decision to bring The Authority back was taken into his own hands as he threatened Cena. He promised to re-injure Edge’s neck if Cena did not reinstate Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.
Edge will be looking to seek his revenge from Rollins as he aims to face Rollins for the first match ever to SummerSlam in August.
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