WWE Fastlane lineup: Six matches advertised for tonight's event
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Mar 12, 2018,
Mar 12, 2018, 15:58
The Uso's elaborate that they were similar to New Day "dancing" and "singing" with them not getting anywhere and not making it on the main card where New Day was on the main card at WrestleMania 32 & hosted WrestleMania 33. Before WrestleMania is etched in stone, we have WWE Fastlane 2018. Meanwhile, AJ Styles has to deal with all of this because he's WWE Champion.
Because of SmackDown's relatively limited two-hour format, however, a lot of the Fastlane card is a little half-baked.
Expect a night of fast-paced action, feauting "The Phenomenal" AJ Styles putting his WWE Championship on the line in a much-anticipated six-pack challenge.
My second favorite match of the night belonged to Randy Orton vs Bobby Roode for the US Title.
Gearing up for WrestleMania, the SLAM!
Do you think Corbin needs to win at Fastlane?
I don't want to entertain the thought of a surprise, because this is one of those scenarios where a surprise victory by John Cena, or really anyone other than A.J. Styles, would be an unwelcome one. Despite suffering from a lack of build, the show still managed to produce some quality match-ups, and continue some angles heading into Wrestlemania. However, since Cena tied Flair's record WWE announcers, most notably JBL, have tried to sell the Doctor of Thuganomics as the greatest professional wrestler of all time.
At the end though, Randy Orton delivered an fantastic RKO to win the US Title for the very first time in his career.
I could go on forever about how Cena no longer deserves to be on this pedestal WWE so strongly feels he should be placed.
With all things considered, I think that Sami Zayn is the flawless candidate to win the Six Pack challenge this Sunday at Fastlane. Becky Lynch taking the fall is a crying shame, she remains one of the most under-utilised talents in the WWE today. It's why if Cena does win a 17th World Title the audience may not react as positively as they did to his 16th World Title Reign. We found out who Shinsuke Nakamura will face in four weeks at Mania. Nakamura won at the end though in what was a decent opener for the show. I've got to make it through Fastlane before I can do this, but if I get the opportunity to wrestle Shinsuke Nakamura, a match that no one has seen on USA soil, and only happened once in Japan, this could be huge. Should this be accurate, Champion The Miz' attempt to defend the belt would turn into a fatal 4-way match with Strowman, Finn Balor, and Seth Rollins.
Obviously, what's next for Nakamura is WrestleMania vs. AJ Styles. It is Rusev who began the duel and tried to pin Nakamura unsuccessfully, early in the match. It won't be a squash, but I don't think it will be a slugfest either. This tag match is the biggest selling point of Fastlane aside from the potential of simply seeing The Undertaker. His latest book is the History of the WWE Championship. If I'm a WWE writer, I'm thinking the former. This could be one of the few bold predictions where I hope I am wrong though.
JOHN POWELL: I really, really don't get the booking here.
The following matches are advertised for the WWE Fastlane event that will be held tonight in Columbus, Ohio at Nationwide Arena. This match is all smoke and mirrors. The Monster Among Men is expected to be in a high-profile match on April 8, but so far, he has no one to fight with. We don't need John Cena in the equation. And we all know that's what's gonna happen. Victor: A.J. Styles.