Tonight, WWE will present Fastlane, and it is the last major hurdle before the big event of the year in WrestleMania 32, which takes place in early April. Lots of rumors are flying around about what may happen, and a lot of fans think tonight’s matches and the outcomes are quite predictable. Then again, WWE could pull a swerve, but one big main event finish is starting to float around the Internet.
The main event of Fastlane is a triple threat match which will pit Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns vs. Dean Ambrose. The winner of the match will go on to main event WrestleMania 32 and face off against Triple H, for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Everyone seems to be of the belief that Brock Lesnar will be taken out of commission by The Wyatt Family to set up a WrestleMania match for him against Bray Wyatt. From there, it’s expected that Reigns will pin Ambrose and move on to the top.
But what if it doesn’t happen that way?
What Culture has put forth a rather interesting scenario that may get WWE out of the problem of fans booing Roman Reigns into oblivion. The possible resolution is to have the “double pin” happen at Fastlane, with Reigns and Ambrose both pinning Brock Lesnar to the mat.
Pinning Lesnar this way, with Wyatt interference thrown on top of it, wouldn’t make him look bad or weak in any way. This would also send both Ambrose and Reigns to face off against Triple H, and WWE could pretty much do as they please from that moment on.
Now, will this happen? Most likely not.
Over the past month, WWE has done everything imaginable to make it seem like Roman Reigns won’t be winning the Fastlane main event.
Dean Ambrose and Brock Lesnar have focused on each other and had their feud building. During all this time, Reigns is usually outside the ring, being beaten up by The New Day, or not even out at ringside whatsoever.
On each episode of WWE television, Reigns ends up getting destroyed by Lesnar as is what happened on SmackDown on Thursday, as recapped by WWE.com. Other weeks, Dean Ambrose ends up trying to deliver the Dirty Deeds to Reigns and teasing the possible heel turn.
Also on Thursday, Reigns and Ambrose lay beaten up in the ring while Brock Lesnar stood strong as Triple H’s music hit. The final go-home moment before Fastlane was Triple H coming out on stage with the WWE Title belt and having a stare-down with Brock Lesnar.
WWE is really just trying to steer the minds of fans in every direction but that of Roman Reigns winning at Fastlane tonight. For those that have watched wrestling for five, 15, or 30 years, that’s almost a clear sign of what WWE is going to actually do.
The double pin really isn’t a bad idea, and it could be done in another way as well. Lesnar could be taken out by The Wyatt Family, and then there could be a pinning combo where Reigns and Ambrose both have their shoulders down at the same time.
Again, another creative move that would work, but it likely won’t happen.
WWE just won’t have a second straight Pay-Per-View with a triple threat match as the main event, and they want to continuously push Roman Reigns. They’re going to do it and, unlike last year, there’s no other chance (Fastlane) to help salvage things before WrestleMania 32.
Oh, and don’t expect the full-on Dean Ambrose heel turn at Fastlane either. If Reigns is moving on to a feud with Triple H for the WWE Title, why waste the Ambrose heel turn now? He’s not going to get the better of Reigns, and there isn’t time for their feud, so it is pointless.
A wild and crazy swerve of a move would thrill the majority of the wrestling world of fans, but don’t get your hopes up. WWE is likely going to go with the expected ending of the Fastlane main event, and it doesn’t include Dean Ambrose or Brock Lesnar winning. Roman Reigns, prepare for the backlash.
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