Edge Reveals The Reason Behind His Heel Turn Ahead of WrestleMania 37

Published 04/02/2021, 8:59 PM EDT


Last week, Adam Pearce turned the Universal Title match into a triple threat match between Roman Reigns (champion), Edge (Royal Rumble 2021 winner), and Daniel Bryan. Tonight on SmackDown (2/4/21), the “Rated R Superstar” addressed the crowd following his heel turn at Fastlane.

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Edge appeared during the opening segment of the Blue Brand. He said how he was “naïve” for thinking everything would go smoothly ahead of Mania. However, he admitted that his focus on the “Tribal Chief,” Title, and WrestleMania did not allow him to see Bryan coming in.

“What happened at Fastlane, last week on SmackDown, the chaos, the mayhem, the destruction. It didn’t need to happen. Maybe it did,” he said.

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Following Pearce’s decision last week, Edge admits he got “played.” Over the last week, Edge did some soul-searching and self-reflection.

“I looked in the mirror and I finally liked what I saw. I finally saw the guy when he’s backed into the corner. He comes out biting, he comes out swinging. He comes out doing whatever he has to do. I looked in the mirror and I finally saw “The Rated-R Superstar.”

Edge addresses his “Fastlane moment”

At Fastlane, the guest enforcer Edge not only failed to recognize the submission of Reigns but also attacked Daniel Bryan. Edge turned heel for the first time since his WWE return.

Edge admitted tonight that he lashed out at the PPV and last Friday. However, he has woken “the hell up. I am a man Roman Reigns aspires to be. I am a man Daniel Bryan aspires to be. I am a WWE Hall of Fame LEGEND!”

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Now, he is back in his full glory. From the reputed Hall of Famer, the ultimate opportunist, the “Rated-R Superstar,” is back in business. He admitted how he thoroughly enjoyed hitting both Reigns and Bryan with the chair last week on SmackDown.

After calling the triple threat match “Pearce’s validation for his paycheck,” Edge revealed he was desperate as no one understood the ramification of the triple threat match. Last week, Edge felt good after hitting them with the chair last week.

Edge revealed when the opportunity of violence arrives again, he “won’t hesitate.” He exited the ring and looked up at the WrestleMania sign as the segment comes to an end.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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