On the road to Wrestlemania another of the stops was Fastlane – and there was obvious business to do here, break up the Miz and Shane so they could fight at the big show, get Becky Lynch back into the title-run, develop story lines…
So that’s the rule Fastlane played. And as a part-time viewer I couldn’t connect with a lot here.
I wasn’t much interested in The New Day’s win, because I’m never really interested in Big E and Xavier – it’s only ever about Kofi. The Usos beaing Shane and Miz was good however, and obviously it sets us the Shane/Miz biffo.
Asuka beating Sonya didn’t do a lot for me either but I did like the women’s tag with the Boss ‘n’ Hug Connection (Bayley and Sasha Banks) beating Nia Jax and Tamina; great example of a speed team against a power team. Great dynamics.
Daniel Bryan beating Kevin Owens and Mustafa Ali to retain the WWE Championship was fine, Becky Lynch winning by DQ was lame but had to happen to further the storyline and add her into the mix for the WM35 title shot.
And then The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins) beating Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley and Drew McInyre in a six-man tag match was supposed to mean something? It felt like recent has-beens going over – obviously – against glorified jobbers.
Not much to say about this one. It served up some matches. Nothing that was a flat-out embarrassing dud. Nothing to be super-excited about. Easily skippable I would have thought.