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Edge appearance to kick off WWE SmackDown


Update --

Universal Champion Roman Reigns responded to WWE's announcement that Edge will be kicking off tonight's SmackDown: "If you’re going to say something on my show, you’ll have say it to my face. See you at the top of the show. #Smackdown"


An appearance by men's Royal Rumble winner Edge is set for tonight's SmackDown.

WWE has announced that Edge will kick off tonight's Elimination Chamber go-home edition of SmackDown. It's expected that Edge will face Universal Champion Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 37, but -- in storyline -- it's been said that Edge won't decide which title he's challenging for at WrestleMania until after Sunday's Elimination Chamber pay-per-view.

Edge interacted with WWE Champion Drew McIntyre, NXT Champion Finn Balor, and Reigns in the days after his Royal Rumble win. On the post-Royal Rumble episode of SmackDown, Reigns demanded that Edge acknowledge him as the main event of WrestleMania. But the episode ended with Kevin Owens attacking Reigns and laying him out with a stunner.

Owens, Daniel Bryan, Cesaro, Jey Uso, Sami Zayn, and Baron Corbin are facing off in an Elimination Chamber match on Sunday. The winner will challenge for Reigns' Universal Championship later in the night.

Owens, Bryan & Cesaro vs. Uso, Zayn & Corbin is set for tonight's SmackDown. WWE has also announced that Women's Tag Team Champions Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler will be the guests on Bayley's "Ding Dong, Hello!" talk show tonight.