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Paul Heyman Says Christian “Ran Away” From Facing Roman Reigns

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It was announced on SmackDown that Edge will return to action on the blue brand for the first time in a decade. The Rated R Superstar will take on Jey Uso, with the winner earning the right to be the special enforcer when Daniel Bryan challenged Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal title at Fastlane. Appearing Talking Smack, Reigns Special Council Paul Heyman has now weighed in on the situation.

Heyman was in feisty mood on the show, lamenting the amount of Superstars currently trying to get a shot at Reigns.

“Where do I even begin on this?” Paul Heyman stated with frustration. “How many challengers can there be for the Universal Championship during WrestleMania season? There’s Edge. You’d think with a surgically repaired neck would learn not to piss off your ‘Tribal Chief’ because that’s what Edge has done. And it’s not healthy for Edge.”

Reigns’ Special Council continued to verbally skewer Edge, before somewhat surprisingly bringing up his friend Christian Cage, who has recently signed with AEW after appearing at the 2021 Royal Rumble.

Not only did Heyman name-drop the former WWE Superstar, he also commented that he had “ran away” rather than have to face Roman Reigns.

“Let’s think about this,” Heyman began. “Edge, your best friend in this world knew he was going to become Roman Reigns’ target just to get into your head. 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 piss off Roman Reigns? You, Edge, have pissed off Roman Reigns.

“You want to be the special enforcer? You want to involve yourself in Roman Reigns match against Daniel Bryan? Why? Because you know it’s an easier fight with Daniel Bryan than it is against Roman Reigns, who is untouchable, who is unbeatable, who is the reigning, defending, undisputed, uncontroverted WWE Universal Heavyweight Champion and the main event of WrestleMania …There’s only one opinion that matters. It’s not the Chairman of the Board or his child or anybody else. He’s the ‘Head of the Table,’ the end all be all, Roman Reigns.”

Also announced for the March 19th episode of SmackDown, SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks will defend her title against one half of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, Nia Jax.

H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.