The reason Edge was spectacularly kicked out of Judgment Day and replaced by Finn Balor has reportedly been revealed.
Ahead of the June 6th episode of Monday Night Raw it was announced that Judgment Day would be getting a new member. After all, the group were flying high following their victory over AJ Styles, Finn Balor and Liv Morgan at Hell In A Cell the night before.
During the show, an on-screen clock counted down to their arrival and they eventually took to the ring just before third hour commenced.
After all three members of the group addressed the crowd, Edge said the group would be expanding which brought out Finn Balor. The first-ever Universal Champion said that he’s experienced a moment of clarity, and had spoken to Ripley and Priest after Hell In A Cell. However, things quickly took a turn as Priest told Edge it was now time to get rid of what was holding the group back, him.
Ripley, Balor and Priest launched into a ferocious attack, leaving the WWE Hall of Famer laying in the middle of the ring following a con-chair-to. WWE have since announced that Edge has suffered “non-displaced orbital floor fracture.”
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer has now offered an explanation for the move. Meltzer notes that WWE want to take the group in more of a supernatural direction, something the former World Champion was opposed to.
“The turn was kind of a last minute thing… He [Edge] was told that they wanted to go in a supernatural direction with the group and he didn’t like the idea, so they said ‘Well we’ll take you out of the group.’
Following the beatdown on Raw, it was reported that Edge is now considered a babyface within WWE.
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