Huge Update on the Return of Edge at WWE SummerSlam 2021

Published 06/11/2021, 1:30 PM EDT


At the beginning of the year, Edge seemed to be the most pushed Superstar in WWE. Coming back out of a tricep injury, ‘The Rated-R Superstar’ successfully ended his feud with Randy Orton and went on to win the Royal Rumble from the #1 spot. 

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This monumental momentum was sure to culminate in a Universal Championship win at WrestleMania and fans expected this fairytale backing to deliver. However, Edge failed to overthrow Roman Reigns and found himself stacked up on Daniel Bryan in an impressive double pin victory for ‘The Tribal Chief’. 

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Since that loss at Night 2 of WrestleMania 37, Edge has not been seen in WWE. Given his age, there is a limited time frame for the Superstar to rise to the top if he ever wants to win a World championship again. That being said, we can expect his return sooner than we think.

Edge could return in the SummerSlam build-up

Wrestling Observer Newsletter‘s Dave Meltzer noted that Edge’s return to WWE makes the most sense now as the build-up to SummerSlam.

“There are also to be other returns with the idea of SummerSlam being a WrestleMania-level show. Since Edge is billed to return on the Houston Smackdown, and there is talk about bringing back big names, him wrestling at SummerSlam seems to add up,” Meltzer said. 

Roman Reigns vs John Cena is a pitted main event for SummerSlam

WWE has discussed the possibility of bringing in big names for SummerSlam. Meltzer confirmed earlier that the company was in talks to bring John Cena back to face Roman Reigns as the blockbuster main-event for SummerSlam.

The return of live crowds to full capacity has made WWE strive to hit SummerSlam out of the park, and we may even get to see Brock Lesnar back soon. With a card stacked to the stratosphere, an Edge return seems to be logical. 

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“The show is expected to be loaded up with Roman Reigns vs. John Cena for the Universal title as the main event,” Meltzer noted. This gives room for Edge to have a feud of his own. While Bobby Lashley may be out of the water for him, there are men like AJ Styles who have expressed a desire to fight him and we may just get that. 

If not, we could see the former World Heavyweight Champion make it a Triple Threat with John Cena and Roman Reigns, given his rich history with Cena and the recent one with Reigns. This would be the highly anticipated main event WWE could be looking for, and we wouldn’t be surprised if it actually happens.

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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