WWE recently kicked off the road to WrestleMania 35 by bringing back several wrestlers, as well as calling up multiple superstars from NXT. This is making the match card for Sunday’s Fastlane Pay Per View all the more exciting.
Although Fastlane hasn’t been a necessity for the WWE with few installments of the Pay Per View having memorable moments, this year’s show could be an exception.
Sunday will not only feature a highly anticipated match between Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair for the Raw Women’s Championship, but will also be the first time since October that The Shield will be back in the ring. With them going up against the trio of Bobby Lashley, Baron Corbin, and Drew McIntyre, the match is sure to be an entertaining bout between the six men.
Fastlane will begin with a kickoff show at 6 p.m. ET before the main match card starts at 7 p.m.
Kickoff Match: Rey Mysterio VS. Andrade
Mysterio and Andrade have been engaged in a heated feud that has seen them go head to head several times in recent months. At Fastlane they will finally get the opportunity to end their feud once and for all during the kickoff show.
Asuka Vs. Mandy Rose For The Smackdown Women’s Chamionship
On the Feb. 19th episode of Smackdown, Rose picked up possibly the biggest win of her career to date when she pinned the Women’s Champion, Asuka. The win earned her the chance to fight for the title at Fastlane.
The Revival Vs. Bobby Roode and Chad Gable Vs. Aleister Black and Ricochet For The Raw Tag Team Championship
The Revival’s win of the Raw Tag Team Championship was one of the most overdue wins in recent history. Though it seems they have lost their momentum since the win, and struggling to find stable ground as champions, the team has recently faced back to back losses against Ricochet and Aleister Black. Since Roode and Gable have been anxiously waiting for a rematch for the titles as well, Fastlane will see the three teams meet in the ring for a Triple Threat Tag Match with the belts up for grabs.
Bayley and Sasha Banks Vs. Nia Jax and Tamina For The Women’s Tag Team Championship
Sasha and Bayley recently made history at the Elimination Chamber when they defeated five other tag teams to become the first WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions.
The team has already proven themselves to be the best pair for the titles with their appearance on NXT, announcing that they will defend the titles against any team from any brand.
The Usos Vs. Shane McMahon and The Miz
The Miz and Shane McMahon had a fun run while it lasted as Smackdown’s Tag Team Champion, but The Usos brought the odd duo’s run to an end back at the Elimination Chamber.
For months it has seemed like the team of Miz and Shane would be short lived to build up to a one on one at WrestleMania. The biggest question here is who will turn on who?
Charlotte Flair Vs. Becky Lynch
Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair are definitely not strangers to one another. They have faced off for the Smackdown Women’s Championship multiple times in the past with Lynch coming out on top almost every time.
Now that Ronda Rousey has been thrown into the mix, Flair and Lynch are now in the race for the Raw Women’s Championship, with Flair already set to contend for the title at WrestleMania next month thanks to Vince McMahon. Lynch has been forced to earn her spot in the match all over again by going against Charlotte at Fastlane.
The Shield Vs. Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley, And Drew McIntyre
Possibly the most anticipated match of the Pay Per View is none other than the reunion of The Shield. The six man tag match will mark Roman Reign’s first fight since October when he left due to his leukemia diagnosis. Currently, Seth Rollins is the only superstar out of the six men who has a WrestleMania match set in stone, although many fans would love to see a Roman Reigns Vs. Dean Ambrose match show up on the card.
Daniel Bryan Vs. Kevin Owens For The WWE Championship
Kofi Kingston has been on an incredible high lately on Smackdown Live. Coming off the phenomenal performance at Elimination Chamber, Kingston was prepared to go up for the WWE Championship for the first time in a one on one match at Fastlane. Unfortunately, his contenders spot was given to Kevin Owens.
Owens, who is now presenting himself in a babyface gimmick, has been a fun one for Bryan to work with. Though the back and forth between Bryan and Kevin has been fun to watch, its apparent that the feud is only a small placeholder before Kofi comes back into the number one contenders spot again that seems likely to happen at WrestleMania on April 7th in New Jersey.