Edge finally gets his one-on-one match with Roman Reigns at Money in the Bank 2021. It was supposed to be the main event of WrestleMania 37 Night Two, but Daniel Bryan was added to the match (although he didn’t didn’t feel the need to be there).
It will be a huge main event and even then Reigns will be expected to beat Edge. There’s a fair argument as to why the former should beat The Rated-R Superstar and retain the Universal title, but anything is possible in WWE.
We take a look at the unlikely but alternate scenario of Edge winning the Universal Championship at Money in the Bank 2021. There is no doubt that this will change the landscape of SmackDown. Here are a few things that must happen if the WWE legend wins the Roman Reigns Universal Championship this Sunday:
# 5. Edge is only expected to face fresh, young stars during his reign
One of the big issues we’ve seen with WWE and part-time workers in recent years is that they are often pitted against each other. The Goldberg-Brock Lesnar feud of a few years ago is a perfect example.
Normally only a few superstars benefit from the part-time appearance, Roman Reigns being the most important. At WrestleMania, he faced four part-time legends: Brock Lesnar, Triple H, The Undertaker and Edge.
If the Rated-R Superstar defeats Reigns and becomes the Universal Champion, he should have a race where he faces younger, fresher faces from SmackDown. If he wins the title, the WWE Draft will follow shortly thereafter and there will be fresher faces on the Blue brand.
When Edge returned to the ring in early 2020, WWE fans were hoping he would only face names he had never faced before, Roman Reigns being one of those names.
Hopefully his run doesn’t end with a game against a part-time player like Brock Lesnar. Part-time vs. part-time matches seem like a waste on the big stage and are best reserved for shows in Saudi Arabia that have little impact on the storyline.