It is time for the most useless PPV in the WWE year, Fastlane. Typically, Fastlane sees no title changes or anything too odd, but this year we may have something new in store for us. There are a few good matches on the card, so I’m only going to do a few. Let’s take a look.
February 19th, Mandy Rose pinned Asuka for the biggest win of her career so far. Sunday, she gets a chance to do the same, but this time for the Title. Like I mentioned earlier, this is Fastlane so nothing can happen, but I fully expect this to be the Asuka show. Asuka was hidden for a year and now she has her chance to keep the title, which she’ll do easily. Mandy may get a few shots in, but Asuka needs to run away with this. I expect her to go on a lengthy title run after Wrestlemania and show the WWE Universe what she is really made of. I expect Lacey Evans to come out and walk the runway which could lead up to their Wrestlemania match. Asuka Retains
This is a silly rivalry to start with the first Women’s Tag Team Titles. Sasha and Bayley have been stuck in this storyline for a good year now but they finally have the titles. On the other hand, Nia and Tamina are just moments away from their demise and it probably happens after this match. There are rumors that the Bella Twins will challenge Bayley and Sasha at Wrestlemania, so keep an eye out for them. Bayley and Sasha win this and retain their titles.
Miz lost them the titles their last time out, so expect something of the same to occur here. McMiz will definitely be the aggressor, but the Usos are just too good and too much in sync. This match will probably be the second or third best of the night, solely because it will set up the inevitable feud between Miz and Shane for Wrestlemania. What probably happens is that the Miz costs them the titles and Shane will turn on him afterwards. The Usos are rumored to fight the Hardy Boyz at Wrestlemania, which might end their title run. Usos Retain.
If you follow me, you know how I feel about repetitive matchups in the WWE. Well, that is not the case with this. I am absolutely thrilled for this match because they perfectly depicted Becky as an underdog. We all know Becky is going to get into the title match and win at Wrestlemania, but that does not mean we shouldn’t enjoy this match. Becky and Charlotte have put on instant classics ever since SummerSlam and this will be another one. This will probably be a 25 minute match and we will see Becky conquering Flair and entering the Raw Title Match with Flair and Rousey. An interesting fact though, Flair has not won on a PPV since SummerSlam, so she may win and they may find another way for Becky to enter, but it’s unlikely. My guess is easy, Becky wins.
This is kind of just a throwaway, but it is going to be unreal. What better way to send Dean out of the WWE than with one final Shield PPV. Look, Dean may or may not leave, who cares, but if he stays they’ll finally be done trying to pin everyone against one another. Bobby, Baron, and Drew have constantly picked on Braun Strowman, a mutual enemy with the Shield. But, with Roman being back they have tried to recapture their original “no bullies” attitude that the Shield brought to the WWE when they were introduced. So, naturally they’re trying to knock them down. This match will have everything to do with Shield nostalgia and it will be epic for them. But I could see them losing. If they lose, Dean vs Roman at Wrestlemania would be awesome but I do not see them losing, mainly because they wouldn’t bring them back if they planned on them losing. The Shield wins, one final time.
The other matches won’t carry much weight. Rey will probably lose to Andrade, while the Revival will retain. The only other match worth anything is Daniel Bryan vs KO, but I think Kofi or The New Day interferes with this match which will set up a triple threat for the WWE Title at Wrestlemania… with Kofi walking away as Champion.
See y’all Sunday