Welcome to another edition of the top SmackDown rumors that could have a major impact on the Blue brand. Just days away from Fastlane, SmackDown put forth an interesting episode that helped further many storylines for this Sunday's pay-per-view and WrestleMania 37
Edge won his first match on SmackDown in 10 years as he defeated Jey Uso to become the special ringside enforcer for Daniel Bryan vs. Roman Reigns at Fastlane. We also saw the age-old feud between Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn being rekindled on the show, along with Apollo Crews and Big E renewing hostilities.
So without further ado, let us dive in and take a look at some of the biggest rumors that will affect SmackDown:
#5 Paul Heyman says Christian Cage left WWE because of SmackDown's Roman Reigns
Speaking on Talking Smack, Paul Heyman gave an interesting twist to Christian Cage's AEW move. Heyman suggested that it was the fear of The Tribal Chief Roman Reigns that led to Christian running away from WWE.
“Edge, your best friend in this world knew he was going to become Roman Reigns’ target just to get into your head, and what did he do? He ran away before Roman Reigns could target him. How many of your ‘Christians’ need to convert before you realize it’s not smart to pi** off Roman Reigns? You, Edge, have pi**ed off Roman Reigns.”
Edge will be taking on Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania 37. Heyman is a master at blending kayfabe with reality. He used this talent very well to get inside Edge's mind by bringing up his best friend, Christian, into the mix.
Christian had returned to WWE after 7 years of in-ring absence at Royal Rumble 2021. However, Christian's WWE return was short-lived as he has now joined AEW.