You know, this Seth Rollins character has been needing some depth and Edge just may have given that to use on Friday Night SmackDown this week. Sure, we’re still getting the smarmy douche bag with that annoying cackle of a laugh, but there always needed to be something beneath the surface there.
In recent times, he’s had the god complex, but that’s not nearly as interesting as what Edge rooted out this week — that Rollins’ laughter is hiding his insecurity. That ridiculous smile is a mask.
Underneath that mask is fear. Uncertainty. Doubt. Maybe, as Edge pointed out, he really is trying to walk in Edge’s footsteps but he can’t fill them. He hates Edge because he IS Edge, only he’s an inferior version.
What’s beautiful about this is there is one extremely effective way to settle this, for Edge to prove himself correct and for Rollins to break through all that.
Here are the videos from SmackDown this week:
- Relive Sasha Banks returning to trick Bianca Belair
- Bianca Belair has a confrontation with Sasha Banks and Zelina Vega
- Dominik Mysterio vs. Jey Uso
- King Nakamura vs. Apollo Crews
- Relive the chaos as John Cena becomes Roman Reigns’ opponent at SummerSlam
- Paul Heyman calls John Cena’s actions despicable
- Tegan Nox vs. Tamina
- Edge challenges Seth Rollins to SummerSlam showdown
- Pat McAfee praises “Champa Bay” during “McAfee Minute”
- Street Profits vs. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
- Bianca Belair vs. Zelina Vega
- Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin
- Roman Reigns and The Usos execute a beatdown on Finn Balor
- It’s takeback season and The Street Profits want the smoke
- Shotzi and Nox say title gold fixes all problems