Tomorrow night, WWE will present Fastlane, and they are hoping that it is seen as a bigger deal and more important this year. Lodged between the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania 32, this Pay-Per-View is usually seen as just a filler event, but this year could bring about some much bigger things. Possible results and predictions are landing online and it already seems like the results of almost every match is known.
Yes, WWE does want Fastlane to be a bigger event and seen with more importance, but it’s hard not to think that almost every match is rather predictable.
Just remember that these are only rumors, and anything can happen. WWE can always pull a fast-one and swerve fans at the last minute.
Triple-threat for WrestleMania 32 main event shot: Dean Ambrose vs. Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar
This one seems to be the most predictable of all, as it just certainly appears as if The Wyatt Family will interfere to set up Brock Lesnar vs. Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 32. That instantly takes Lesnar out of the mix and that little stare-down with Triple H at the end of SmackDown as recapped by WWE.com was just a diversion to make fans think anything will happen.
That leaves Reigns and Ambrose with the former likely taking the win and going on to face Triple H in early April. One of the bigger things to wonder is if Ambrose is going to turn heel and full-on betray his former brother from The Shield.
AJ Styles vs. Chris Jericho
This is the rubber match between the two superstars, and it’s hard to believe that Styles is going to be on the losing end of his first big WWE feud. Expect this to be the show-stealer at Fastlane and probably result in a much bigger program beginning for Styles leading up to WrestleMania.
Intercontinental Title Match: Kevin Owens vs. Dolph Ziggler
Owens has lost two in a row on free television to Ziggler, and he’s not going to continue that losing streak at Fastlane. WrestleZone believes that there are very big things ahead for Owens and that retaining the title convincingly over Ziggler will start that.
“There can be a great IC story and match built around Kevin Owens which I think WWE will do.It’s just a matter of figuring out who he’s going to face.”
Kevin Owens did campaign to have a WrestleManiamatch against The Undertaker, but he was apparently shot down. Some have thought that a 20-25 minute match between him and AJ Styles on the grand stage could really be something special.
The Wyatt Family vs. Big Show, Ryback, & Kane
Many are finding this match hard to get interested in, and mostly because everyone believes this is going to be nothing but a showcase for Braun Strowman. It’s very likely that the three beasts from WWE’s side of things are going to easily fall victim to the Wyatts.
This is mainly building up for the possible Bray Wyatt vs. Brock Lesnar match at WrestleMania 32, and then a big push this year for Strowman. It will be interesting to see if Strowman actually gets the SummerSlam match against Lesnar, but everyone is already tired of this as Bleacher Report has stated.
Divas Championship: Charlotte vs. Brie Bella
Here is a feud that has been poorly built-up, and it’s doubtful that Charlotte is going to drop the title here. With Daniel Bryan’s retirement and the talk of Brie Bella retiring this summer, the feud will probably continue and have the “feel good” title win for Brie at WrestleMania 32.
Then again, with Bella’s notice of impending retirement, she may have missed out and WWE won’t give it to her.
Becky Lynch & Sasha Banks vs. Naomi & Tamina
Without Sasha Banks, Naomi and Tamina are going to fall back into obscurity. Hopefully, there will be some tension between Banks and Lynch which will fall into a triple threat at WrestleMania 32 over the Divas Title with Charlotte.
United States Title Match (2-of-3 falls): Kalisto vs. Alberto Del Rio
It seems unlikely that Kalisto would drop the U.S. Title again so soon, but Sin Cara is now back from an injury and WWE may want the Lucha Dragons back in tag action. Honestly, this will probably be one of the top two matches on the card, and it was shunned down to the Kickoff portion of the PPV which makes no sense.
“The Cutting Edge Peep Show” with special guests – The New Day
Here is a segment that should be a lot of fun, as all five of those involved are absolutely hilarious. Maybe it will set up a WrestleMania 32 match or maybe it’s just going to mainly plug the new Edge & Christian show on WWE Network.
Huffington Post reports on the rumors that Edge & Christian could introduce NXT’s very popular team of Enzo Amore and Biss Cass (with Carmella) to the WWE main roster.
Fastlane is going to be a pretty big Pay-Per-View, and it looks really good on paper, but the matches are also extremely predictable. Brock Lesnar seems to have a direction, as does Roman Reigns,while Kevin Owens may be on his way to big things; but, leave it to WWE to swerve fans at the last second.
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