• Backstage News On Plans For Edge’s Return
As we have reported before, WWE Hall Of Famer Edge will have a match at SummerSlam 2021 on August 21st.
WWE has announced that the Rated-R Superstar will be returning on the July 16th episode of SmackDown, which will be the first WWE TV show with fans in attendance ever since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
While Edge’s SummerSlam opponent is not known yet, Jon Alba is reporting that Edge will be a part of a SmackDown brand match at the PPV and he will work as a babyface (which most likely means he’ll be facing a heel opponent).
Edge was last seen in WWE on April 11, in the main event of WrestleMania 37 (Night 2). He was hit with a Con-Chair-To and pinned (along with Daniel Bryan) by Roman Reigns.
There were rumors that Edge might feud with Reigns once again when he returns, and have his singles match with him (which was the original plan for WrestleMania 37), but it looks like that won’t be the case as WWE is planning Roman Reigns vs. John Cena at SummerSlam 2021.
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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (June 18, 2018) – Old School Wrestling Legend Passed Away
On this day in 2018, we lost Old School WCW/WWF Legend Big Van Vader (Real name: Leon White) at the age of 63 due to heart failure after pneumonia.
Big Van Vader was most famous for his time in Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling between 1990 & 1995 and for his run in the World Wrestling Federation from 1996 till 1998.
He also wrestled for various other promotions such as New Japan Pro Wrestling, American Wrestling Association, Catch Wrestling Association, All Japan Pro Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Noah and Total Nonstop Action!
Him being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame is only a matter of “when” and not “if”, but unfortunately WWE failed to induct Vader while he was still alive.
† REST IN PEACE VADER
May 14, 1955 – June 18, 2018