Happy Monday Gamers, Geeks and Friends! We are about 27 days away from Wrestling’s biggest event; Wrestlemania. On the Road to Wrestlemania the last PayperView event was claimed by Raw for Fastlane and premiered last night, Sunday March 5th, 2017. Let’s go over the results and see how my predictions did!
Preview: The match during the kickoff show was a tag team match between Akira Tozwa and Rich Swann versus Noam Dar and The Brian Kendrick. The cruiserweight matches are super exciting and high flying, making it a tag match made it even better. My prediction was for Swann and Tozwa to win. The Winners Are… Rich Swann and Tozwa! I’m 1 for 1 on the night.
The first match of the actual Fastlane PayPerView was the match between NXT greats Sami Zayn and Samoa Joe. Samoa Joe burst onto the scene of WWE’s Main Roster by causing an upset (mainly myself) by taking out Seth Rollins. During his interviews he insults Sami Zayn and well the match pretty much wrote itself. The Destroyer, Samoa Joe’s nickname came out swinging hard but the strong willed Zayn was not going to make the match easy, pulling out awesome moves of his own. My prediction was unfortunately Samoa Joe taking the match. The Winner Was… Samoa Joe via submission. The specialist put Zayn asleep in the middle of the ring L.
Next up we had the Raw Tag Team Championship match between Champions Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson (Bullet Club) versus the ever entertaining Enzo Amore and Big Cass. This match went better than I expected and the Tag Team division is looking pretty good on Raw. My prediction was Enzo and Cass becoming champions! The Winners Are… The Bullet Club Gallows and Anderson. Somehow I knew they would retain but I still put my hopes out there for Enzo and Cass. The results were a little scandalous because Enzo had his foot on the rope, yet the referee didn’t see it. No doubt that will be addressed tonight on Raw.
Next up is Sasha banks vs Nia Jax. This match was in the making after Nia blames Sasha for costing her a chance at the Raw Women’s title. After Sasha was injured during a match with Charlotte Nia attacked her during rehab. With all this tension building, the match was sure to be a hit for both women Superstars. My prediction was for Sasha to “Slay the beast” and find a way to win. The Winner Was… The BOSS Sasha Banks Baby!!!! She used her speed, intelligence and skill to score a pinfall (after being thrown around the ring) and I couldn’t be happier. Sasha’s fight was great with many believable submission attempts, but the Kyrptonite of the Nia was the small package roll up for the win.
Bonus match Jinder Mahal vs Cesaro due to Mahal and Rusev complaining during the pre show to Mick Foley about not being featured in the show or Wrestlemania! The impromptu match was created with both Mahal and Rusev waiting for a “Surprise” opponent to enter. Cesaro and Sheamus comes out to meet Mahal and Cesaro gets in the ring for the match. This match was pretty quick as I feel it was a filler match. Cesaro wins via pinfall. Rusev attacks Mahal after the match and awaits his blind match.
Rusev vs Big Show- The tall Big Show comes out of the back ready to fight. The Winners determine if they are able to have a match at Wrestlemania. Big Show dominating most of the match until Rusev clips big shows leg. Big Show hits 3 choke slams Rusez, to win the match!
Next up was Crusierweight greatness with Neville vs Jack Gallagher for the Cursierweight Title,- commentated by Austin Aries. Gallagher with his unconventional moves provides a lot of diversity and excitement to the Cruiserweight division. Neville taking a more physical and powerful approach to the match. I predicted Gallagher to topple the “King of the Cruiserweights” and bring home the title. The Winner Was… Neville! He pulled out the signature Red arrow by to retain the championship. This match was really good so I definitely recommend watching it. Seeing the quirky antics of Gallagher mixed with the sheer ferocity of Neville proved to be a hit!
Paul Heyman surprise interview with Charlie backstage. Paul Heyman showed up Detailing why Brock Lesner will be the winner no matter who wins the Universal Championship. He did what Paul Heyman does best, he talked up his client and why he is excited to get his hands on Goldberg!
New Day came out to announce themselves as the Wrestlemania Hosts. They also unveiled the new ice cream cart decorated with New Day Pops!
Roman Reigns vs Braun Strowman was next. This match was pretty good as well with Bruan showing his strength and resilence, to Roman doing what Roman does by brining the “Big Fight.” No matter what Roman Reigns did, Braun Strowman would recover even when he seemed to topple. My prediction was for Roman Reigns to come out vistorious. The Winner Was… Roman Reigns baby!!!
The next match was the Raw Women’s Championship match between Champion Bayley and Charlotte Flair. This match was riddled with controversy and Charlotte called Bayley a cheater because she won by Sasha Banks interference. But why was Sasha there? Because Charlotte’s protege Dana Brooke interfered first. This match was personal and fantastic with both women having something to prove. Charlotte wants to retain her 16-0 record on PayPerViews and Bayley wants to prove she can walk into Wrestlemania as Champ! I predicted Bayley to overcome the odds and “Break That Streak.” The Winner… It’s Bayleyyyy. Give the assist to Sasha Banks who made sure Charlotte didn’t cheat to win. (Hmmm Sasha Versus Bayley and Wrestlemania or a Triple Threat with Charlotte is what I see in the future 🙂 )
The final match was the Universal Championship match of champion Kevin Owens taking on Icon Goldberg! This match was crazy, KO stalled beofre the match even began taunting Goldberg and walking around the ring. The he finally gets into the ring to only be interrupted by Chris Jericho. Distracted Goldberg spears KO and hits the Jackhammer for another less than 1 minute match win. I predicted Goldberg to take the title and he did. Goldberg versus Brock Lesner at Wrestlemania for the Universal Championship!
Those are the results from WWE Fastlane. I will write up a prediction post on what I think will happen at Wrestlemania, my Wrestlemania!!!! What did you think of teh PayPerView? Did Your Predictions come through? What matches do you think will form now? Let’s Talk WWE!
Have a great day!
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