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Edge to face Jey Uso on WWE SmackDown next week


For the first time in 10 years, Edge will be in action on SmackDown.

Edge  vs. Jey Uso has been announced for next Friday's episode of SmackDown. The match has a stipulation where the winner will become the special guest enforcer for Roman Reigns and Daniel Bryan's Universal Championship match at Fastlane. Fastlane is taking place on Sunday, March 21.

A contract signing for Reigns and Bryan's Universal Championship match at Fastlane headlined tonight's SmackDown. Though he originally said he wouldn't sign the contract, Reigns signed it after being taunted by Bryan. Bryan vowed that he'll tap out Reigns just like he did to Uso last week. Uso got mad at that and wanted to be made the special guest enforcer for Reigns vs. Bryan at Fastlane. Edge then entered and proposed a match between him and Uso to determine the special enforcer. WWE authority figure Adam Pearce made the match official for next week.

A brawl then broke out at the end of tonight's SmackDown. Bryan sent Uso out of the ring and went after Reigns, but Edge pushed him out of the way and continued to fight with Reigns. The brawl ended with Bryan standing tall after dropping Edge with a running knee strike.

There was a backstage segment on tonight's SmackDown where Edge spoke to Uso man-to-man. Edge asked why Uso is acting like Reigns' lapdog. Uso told Edge not to talk to him like that. Uso said his family runs things around here and Edge needs to fall in line. Uso said Edge should go home and enjoy his family -- because Edge won't be able to enjoy anything after what Reigns does to him at WrestleMania 37.

The winner of Reigns vs. Bryan at Fastlane will defend the Universal Championship against Edge at WrestleMania. In storyline, Edge is unhappy that Bryan is getting a title shot before Edge faces Reigns.

Next Friday's SmackDown is the go-home show for Fastlane. The episode will also feature SmackDown Women's Champion Sasha Banks defending her title against Nia Jax. Banks & Bianca Belair are challenging for Jax & Shayna Baszler's WWE Women's Tag Team titles at Fastlane.