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The case for keeping things simple

Singles match

This was on people’s lists of dream matches when an Edge comeback was still hypothetical. It’s happening in Las Vegas on Sat., Aug. 21.

The Road to SummerSlam

Seth Rollins was not happy that Edge got another shot at Roman Reigns and the Universal title after he failed to take out the Head of the Table at WrestleMania 37. Never mind that was a Triple Threat that featured lots of interference from Jey Uso that ended with Reigns pinning both the Rated R Superstar and Daniel Bryan. The Drip God didn’t want to hear excuses.

When his other path to a title show was closed to him after Big E won the Money in the Bank briefcase earlier in the show, Rollins was angry enough that he crashed the main event. Edge survived a Reigns’ spear after Seth’s superkick, but another distraction from the champ’s old Shield-mate led to another spear he couldn’t kick out of. A Rollins/Reigns clash was teased, but Edge recovered to brawl with the Visionary, and John Cena returned to step to the Tribal Chief.

That was followed by more attacks, and some promo work that covered the similarities in the two men’s history & made the case for why the current versions of their characters clash.

No drawn out ploy by the heel to deny the babyface his shot. No “inside baseball” talk of ratings or ticket sales. Just two guys who’ve been circling one another for a long time, finally getting a chance to prove who’s the better man.

Let’s do this.

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What to watch for

A really good match that tells a really good story.

There’s also some real intrigue about the outcome here. Edge will likely put over Rollins when all is said and done, but it seems unlikely they’ll have the Hall of Famer lose his third PPV match in a row. The Ultimate Opportunist’s reputation is pretty bulletproof, though - especially after his epic performance in this year’s Royal Rumble. If Rollins is in the plans for Reigns while they’re waiting for The Rock, they may not want him to fall on this big a stage.

Here’s just hoping the keep things simple. It’s worked great so far.


Who wins?

This poll is closed

  • 56%
    Seth Rollins
    (161 votes)
  • 43%
    (126 votes)
287 votes total Vote Now

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