The final SmackDown before Elimination Chamber ended with Universal Champion Roman Reigns delivering a spear to men’s Royal Rumble winner Edge.
Last night’s SmackDown was headlined by a six-man tag match featuring the wrestlers who will be in the brands Elimination Chamber match on Sunday. Daniel Bryan, Kevin Owens & Cesaro defeated Sami Zayn, Baron Corbin & Jey Uso. Bryan submitted Zayn to get the win but was laid out with an End of Days from Corbin after the match. Owens then gave Corbin a stunner, Zayn hit an exploder on Owens, Cesaro laid out Zayn with a pop-up uppercut, and Uso gave Cesaro a superkick.
Edge, who was on commentary, dropped Uso with a spear. Reigns then ran into the ring and gave Edge a spear of his own.
Reigns and Edge had also interacted at the start of last night’s show. Edge said he saw Reigns lose his cool for the first time a couple of weeks ago — and that confirmed what Edge already realized. Edge said Reigns knows that he needs Edge to face him to be the main event of WrestleMania 37. Edge called Reigns a generational talent but said he can see that Reigns is insecure and starting to crack under the pressure without Edge even applying it yet. Edge asked if Reigns really wants him to expose the dents in Reigns’ armor.
The winner of the Bryan vs. Owens vs. Cesaro vs. Zayn vs. Corbin vs. Uso Elimination Chamber match on Sunday will advance to challenge for Reigns’ Universal Championship later in the night.
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WWE SmackDown live results: Final build to Elimination Chamber
WWE SmackDown video highlights —
Roman Reigns interrupts Edge
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Apollo Crews, Crews snaps on Big E
Seth Rollins will destroy anyone who stands in the way of his vision
The Riott Squad vs. Natalya & Tamina
Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler appear on “Ding Dong, Hello!”
Bianca Belair, Sasha Banks & Reginald vs. Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler & Bayley
Rey Mysterio & Dominik Mysterio vs. Otis & Chad Gable
Carmella confronts Reginald after his six-person tag match
Bryan, Owens & Cesaro vs. Uso, Zayn & Corbin, Reigns spears Edge
SmackDown fallout: Chad Gable sees big things in the Alpha Academy’s future
SmackDown fallout: No one is ever going to tell Natalya & Tamina what their worth is