At the end of Fastlane on Sunday night, the fears of many WWE and wrestling fans were realized as the pinfall was counted in the main event. No, things didn’t end up happening quite as many had predicted, and WWE did change up things a little bit, but the expected result still happened. Roman Reigns got the pinfall on Dean Ambrose which won him the right to face Triple H in the main event at WrestleMania 32, and the world collectively doesn’t care.
Yes, it’s happened again.
— WWE WrestleMania (@WrestleMania) February 22, 2016
As recapped by WWE.com, Roman Reigns won the main event of Fastlane in a match that did not include the interference of The Wyatt Family as expected. Brock Lesnar ended up being beaten down by Reigns and Ambrose, and was not a part of the end result as he was outside the ring.
Lesnar has just received about five or six chair shots from Ambrose, and kind of then just disappeared to the outside. Mind you, he had also been put through two of the announce tables around the ring, but was still the dominant force in the match.
Ambrose turned around, got hit with a spear from Reigns, and got pinned in the center of the ring. Immediately, the fans in the arena booed loudly and could have cared less about what just took place before their eyes.
The internet was angry too.
Having flashbacks to Roman’s Rumble win. Fireworks and boos #WWEFastlane
— The NB Show (@TheNBShow) February 22, 2016
The WWE universe was clearly behind Ambrose and once again WWE doesn’t give a…. who we like.
— FightBoothPW (@FightBoothPW) February 22, 2016
— Sal Leone (@SLeone24) February 22, 2016
It gets much worse than that, and there are even many fans on Twitter and Facebook who are saying they would totally cancel their WWE Network subscription if not for NXT. The infamous #cancelwwenetwork hashtag has also decided to show its ugly head again and that can’t please anyone backstage at WWE.
— HabSmasher (@aghorashi) February 22, 2016
WWE is trying desperately to make it seem like this is a huge deal and everyone is going to care about, but it’s not happening. No matter what, the main event for WrestleMania 32 is going to take place, and it will likely stay put at Roman Reigns vs. Triple H.
WrestleZone and a number of other sites have pointed out how the crowd was firmly behind Dean Ambrose during the match at Fastlane. Everyone had kind of come to the realization that Brock Lesnar wasn’t going to win, so they put their support in Ambrose.
It didn’t matter.
Why did they do this? Why did WWE completely and totally ignore every single thing the fans have told them over the last two years?
It is blatantly obvious that the Roman Reigns’ super push didn’t work and he was beaten at WrestleMania 31 by someone not even in the match. Now, they are trying it again, and the fans are already letting them know on social media and in person that it’s not what they want.
WrestleMania 32 is just a little over a month away and the build-up will really begin now, but it’s hard to get excited about it. The first confirmed match for the event is in place and no one cares which will make it hard for them to make an about-face for anything WWE does until then. Roman Reigns’ push and title match is not what they want, not what fans care about, but it really doesn’t matter.
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