It has been a while since we last saw Edge on WWE TV, and even longer since we have seen the 11 time World Champion get physical.
Most of the time, WWE's kickoff shows don't exactly make for can't miss television. When those shows are two hours long, and you do choose to watch the action unfold, you'd hope that it won't have been a complete waste of your time. In terms of this year's SummerSlam, the PPV's kickoff show hasn't been all bad.
The two-hour epic that acts as an amuse-bouche to SummerSlam proper is still going on as we type this. Right now, Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross have just defended their newly won Tag Team Titles against former champions, The Iiconics. We have also already seen the Cruiserweight Title successfully defended, and Rowan ruin Buddy Murphy's first match as a SmackDown Superstar.
However, the highlight of the kickoff show came in the form of the unexpected arrival of Edge. As has become customary for kickoff shows, Elias graced the ring to give fans a musical performance. After the usual shenanigans, Edge's music hit, much to the delight of those in the arena of fans wouldn't have been expecting to see their fellow countryman make an appearance.
The Rated R Superstar isn't normally a man of few words, but he was at SummerSlam. The Hall of Famer looked Elias up and down and hit him with a Spear. With that, the 11 time World Champion took his leave. The reason this short and sweet segment was even more special than it appears on the surface? Its the first time we can remember Edge getting physically involved in the ring for a very long time.
The last time that springs to mind is when Edge was pinned to the mat by The Authority as the heel group demanded John Cena give them their power back. On that occasion though, Edge didn't actually do anything. The multiple-time Tag Team Champion might well have hit a few Spears behind closed doors, but this was the first one he has done in front of fans and cameras for years, maybe even since he was forced to retire all the way back in 2011.