Wow! The WWE website is actually doing a WWE article! Sorry everybody but the gambling articles get read like 4/1 over the WWE content on this site. Plus it’s not like there has been a ton to talk about in the E as of late.
But tonight that changes! We have a PPV! Fastlane! Get excited! Six Pack Challenge! … Not really feeling the excitement? Yeah me neither.
The lack of excitement comes from the poor build to most of these matches on Tuesday nights. Smackdown has given us repetitive matches, storylines that go nowhere, a list that means nothing, and that’s about it.
There are two things we can hope for tonight. The first is Asuka comes to surprise challenge Charlotte for the Smackdown Women’s Championship at Wrestlemania. The second is The Undertaker comes to cost John Cena his 17th championship. If these two happenings don’t happen, we riot.
This is the final PPV before Wrestlemania. According to the good ol’ internet rumors, here are some expectations to have for this evening.
Sami and Kevin are going nowhere but the Andre. – WON
Dolph Ziggler gets the annual Shane O Mac – Bodyslam.net
Shinsuke vs AJ is 100% still the WWE title match at Mania – Wrestling Observer Radio
Undertaker will interfere in the Six Pack Match – Bryan Alvarez
SIX PACK CHALLENGE FOR THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP – AJ STYLES (C) VS DOLPH ZIGGLER, BARON CORBIN, JOHN CENA, SAMI ZAYN, AND KEVIN OWENS.
So, if we believe these rumors to be true, we can go ahead and predict the winner of the Six Pack Challenge. AJ Styles. I don’t have any interest in this match other than Undertaker maybe popping in to say hello. I saw a fatal 5 way of this match on TUESDAY! Everyone but John! It was a good enough match. Not good enough that I need to see it twice in the same week.
WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP – CHARLOTTE (C) VS RUBY RIOTT
Charlotte ain’t losing to Ruby Fucking Riott at a B PPV. Yes Bayley ended Charlotte’s PPV win streak last year right before Mania. But Charlotte isn’t losing at Fastlane this year.
US TITLE – BOBBY ROODE (C) VS RANDY ORTON
vs.. Jinder Mahal? I guess this isn’t a triple threat. If it isn’t now, it will be at Mania. Roode retains today. Loses at Mania to Orton.
TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP – THE USOS (C) VS THE NEW DAY
WHY IS THIS HAPPENING AT FASTLANE?! This should be saved for Mania. Unless the Bludgeon Brothers interfere and then we have a triple threat in a few weeks. I’ll pick The Usos to retain.
SHINSUKE NAKAMURA VS RUSEV
This is so disappointing. Rusev Day is hot as ever. Shinsuke has a guaranteed title match in New Orleans. This match should be a headliner. Instead it’s a whatever match. What a shame. “If it’s hot and we didn’t create it, cool it!” -Vince probably. Shinsuke wins I guess.
BECKY LYNCH AND NAOMI VS CARMELLA AND NATALYA
I’m really not sure what is happening here. I think Nattie came to Carmella’s defense after Becky beat her or something. Also, Carmella is going to cash in at Mania and lose (bodyslam.net). I’ll pick Becky and Naomi to win this one.
So there you have it! No titles change hands! Hopefully Taker and Asuka come to save the day. Enjoy the show on the WWE network tonight!
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