Fastlane is the last stop until Wrestlemania 33 next month and this will be show that Vince McMahon will use to set up the matches for the superstars on RAW. Kevin Owens will defend the WWE Universal Title against Goldberg and with Brock Lesnar and Chris Jericho waiting in the wings for both men this should be an interesting match.
There’s a lot of good matches on the show so let’s break them down.
Rich Swann and Akira Tozawa vs Brian Kendrick and Noam Dar
Honestly, the only way I would even care about this match is if Brock Lesnar came down to the ring and took all four men to Suplex City.
Sasha Banks vs Nia Jax
I don’t think Sasha wins but I think we could see a finish where Charlotte comes down to help Nia Jax win. Either way I think we will see a fourway for the women’s title at Mania.
Sami Zayn vs Samoa Joe
This will be the standard Sami Zayn match. Sami gets beat up, has a comeback then loses to the nasty heel Samoa Joe. Triple H wants to build up Joe. He’s not going to lose to Sami before Wrestlemania. It doesn’t make sense.
Roman Reigns vs Braun Strowman
This match is interesting because it’s been built for a few months and yet it’s not on a really big pay per view. Reigns can’t lose clean heading into Wrestlemania since he will be facing Undertaker. Strowman really can’t take a loss since he’s being built as the top heel monster on RAW. What happens here is Undertaker makes an appearance causing Reigns to get distracted and costing him the win. Strowman wins with an assist from “The Dead Man”.
Neville vs Jack Gallagher
Gallagher is an entertaining character but the Cruiserweight is being built around Neville. Expect Neville to retain and go on to face Austin Aries at Wrestlemania 33 in April.
Bayley vs Charlotte
This is very interesting. Bayley won the title on RAW with an assist from Sasha. Her win should’ve come at Mania where it would’ve meant something. Instead I think Charlotte wins it back and we move on to Wrestlemania for a fourway women’s match.
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson vs Enzo and Cass
This one is another head-scratcher. The WWE should’ve kept Enzo and Cass out of the title picture until Wrestlemania but here we are. I think Gallows and Anderson retain and we get a rematch at Mania where Cass and Enzo win the gold at the biggest show of the year.
Kevin Owens vs Goldberg
The outcome of this match really isn’t a mystery but how they get there is. Will Goldberg squash Owens like he Brock Lesnar? Will Lesnar come out and get involved in the match? Will Chris Jericho come to get revenge against KO?
I think what happens is Owens doesn’t get squashed by Goldberg and actually gets some offense in. Jericho will come out and distract his former best friend costing him the belt to set up their match at Wrestlemania 33.
There you have it. What are your thoughts?