Wrestle Review: Life In The Fastlane Submitted by Andy Sullivan on 03/09/2018 at 09:37 PM
Much like Elimination Chamber, I'm really only interested in a few matches on this card. Luckily, WWE sloppily only has 6 matches. Shall we begin?
Becky and Naomi vs Natalya and Carmella should be a pretty quick one. Please let Becky get the pin. I feel like they're burying her. I hope I'm wrong about that. I pick Becky and Naomi. Shinsuke Nakamura better beat Rusev. How would it look if the #1 contender for the WWE Championship loses to a guy higher-ups almost never put on Smackdown? Not good.
The Usos defending the tag team championships against New Day will obviously be a good match. These two teams just have a certain magic with each other. I think if New Day loses, which I pick, it could be one step closer to a split. We shall see.
Bobby Roode defending the United States Championship against Randy Orton could steal the show. There's some scuttlebutt about them possibly adding Jinder Mahal to this match. I wouldn't do that just yet. Have the one on one match now. I think Bobby retains here. Charlotte Flair defending her championship against Ruby Riot should be, well not much on Tuesday nights has been interesting lately. I think Becky and Naomi try to come help Charlotte but Nattie and Carmella cut them off, fueling rumors of an alliance with the Riot Squad. Ruby pulls a massive heist, beating Charlotte for the title.
The six-pack challenge for the WWE Championship is the final match of the night. That may not be the case at WrestleMania so we better savor the flavor. AJ defends against Cena, KO, Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler and Baron Corbin. Allow me to break this down process of elimination style. I know, it's not an elimination match. Hear me out.
Baron Corbin won't win the championship because why would WWE do that to us? That'd be like if Hercules Hernandez won the championship back in the day. It's not happening. Dolph isn't winning because there's absolutely no way Dolph is getting another world title. Sami and Kevin will let their arguing and jealousy get in the way. I think we're getting a match between these two at WrestleMania. So, I'm not picking either guy to win.
This leaves AJ Styles vs John Cena for the WWE Championship. Rest easy, Cena-haters, John isn't winning either. Amazingly, AJ Styles will retain the WWE Championship. Now, originally I'd thought the reason Cena was losing was because of Undertaker. Well, I still believe that to be the case. However, Undertaker might not be in attendance. I think the gong goes off just as Cena is firing on all cylinders. John takes his eye off AJ and looks to the ramp but no 'Taker. AJ spins him around, slaps the Styles Clash on and retains the title. We end the night with Cena on the mat and the gong goes off again, still no Taker. That's how I'd do it, anyway.
But wait, there's more! The Intercontinental Championship will finally be defended again at WrestleMania and boy is it a doozey! The Miz defending in a triple threat against Fin and Seth? Sign me up! But, that might not be all. They could add Braun and Elias. Who knows? I think it stays a triple threat, though.
Another WrestleMania match was made official Monday night and it was typical McMahon. Anymore, it's not a WrestleMania unless a McMahon competes. Kurt Angle and Ronda Rousey vs Triple H and Stephanie. That's pretty big for a debut match to happen at WrestleMania. Last time that happened was Chris Jericho and a debuting Fandango. Let's hope Ronda's career goes a little better. I'm interested to see what other matches fill the WrestleMania card. I'm already pumped!
In summary, my excitement level for Fastlane is 5-10. It's the best I can do. Honestly, I'm already ready for WrestleMania!