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WWE SMACKDOWN REPORT: IT IS HAPPENING AT FASTLANE, NXT GUYS GO 6-0 THIS WEEK, ASUKA IS ON THIS WEEK'S SHOW, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2019-02-19 22:00:00

Kayla Braxton is in the ring with Asuka.   She brings up Asuka's accomplishments.  She mentions that people are talking about Ronda Rousey more than her.  She asks if Asuka feels lost in the shuffle. 

Asuka says she is ready for a new challenge.  She beat Becky and Charlotte at TLC.  She made Becky tap out at the Royal Rumble.  She does not want to talk about Becky and Charlotte.  She wants to know who is ready for Asuka right now.

Mandy Rose comes out with Sonya Deville.  She says poor Asuka that no one is paying attention to you.  Take notes from the most magnetic, most irresistible, and most talked about Superstar in WWE.  If anyone is ready for Asuka, it is her.

Match Number Three:  Asuka versus Mandy Rose (with Sonya Deville) in a Non Title Match

Mandy with a side head lock.  Asuka with a drop kick for a near fall.  

Lacey Evans' music plays and she walks to the ring and it mesmerizes Asuka so much that she stops focusing on Mandy.  Sonya Deville goes to the ramp and tells Lacey to go back.

Mandy sends Asuka into the turnbuckles and hits a side Russian leg sweep for a near fall.  Mandy goes to the floor and Asuka yells at Mandy and the referee.  Mandy with knees and she sends Asuka to the mat.  Asuka kicks Mandy in the leg and Mandy sends Asuka into the turnbuckles.  Asuka sends Mandy to the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Mandy tries for an abdominal stretch but Asuka blocks it and applies a knee bar and grapevines the leg but Mandy gets to the ropes.  Mandy with a knee on the floor and Mandy returns to the ring while the referee counts Asuka on the floor.  Asuka powers up at nine to get back in the ring before the ten count.  Mandy with kicks to Asuka.  Asuka slaps Mandy and connects with more strikes.  Mandy with an Irish whip and Asuka with a missile drop kick.  Asuka with a spinning back fist and a jumping back heel kick for a near fall.  Asuka with a German suplex and a running knee for a near fall.

Asuka with a pop up knee to Mandy and Mandy tells the referee her eye is hurt and Asuka is held back by the referee.  Mandy was playing possum and sends Asuka into the ropes and gets the rollup for the three count.

Winner:  Mandy Rose

Charlotte Flair is in the back and she is asked about the last few days in her life with Becky Lynch.  Charlotte is asked if Becky will haunt her on the rest of the road to Wrestlemania.

Charlotte says that Becky is a ghost because she will not be around due to her suspension.  Becky reaggravated her injury when Charlotte made her suffer.  It will be a one on one match at Wrestlemania, Ronda Rousey versus Charlotte Flair and it is the main event because she is in it.

Miz walks in the back and he thanks Shane for putting the trust in him again.  Miz says he has news for Shane and Miz says that his dad will be at ringside for Fastlane.

Match Number Four:  Ricochet versus Eric Young (wtih Alexander Wolfe and Killian Dain)

They lock up and Young with a clean break.  They lock up again and Young with a wrist lock.  Ricochet with a reversal and arm bar.  Ricochet continues to work on the wrist and he takes Young down.  Young with a head scissors and Ricochet escapes.  Young with a side head lock and shouldre tackle.  Ricochet blocks a kick and he hits a handstand head scissors followed by a drop kick.  Ricochet teases a dive to the floor and handsprings off the ropes with a superhero landing.  Young sends Ricochet to the apron and Wolfe distracts Ricochet and Young punches Ricochet to the floor.

Young punches Ricochet and goes to the turnbuckles and applies a Dragon sleeper in the turnbuckles.  Young with a forearm to the back of the neck as he comes off the turnbuckles for a near fall.  Young with a cravate into a chin lock.  Young keeps Ricochet on the mat with the chin lock.  Young pushes Ricochet into the turnbuckles but Young goes into the turnbuckles when Ricochet moves.  Ricochet with a clothesline and head scissors take down.  Ricochet with a shoulder into the corner and he goes to the apron for a springboard European uppercut and standing shooting star press for a near fall.  

Ricochet gets Young on his shoulders but Young gets to his feet.  Ricochet with an elbow and Irish whip but Young flips to the apron and Young with a shoulder and he slides into the ring.  Ricochet kicks Young away and hits a rolling drop kick.  Ricochet with a springboard drop kick to Wolfe and a Fosbury Flip onto Dain and Young.  Ricochet with an enzuigiri and he goes to the turnbuckles for a 630 splash and he hits it for the three count.

Winner:  Ricochet

The New Day are in the Gorilla Position and Kofi is asked about being the story of the Elimination Chamber Match.  Woods stops and says this did not happen over the course of seven days, it has been eleven years.  They talk about things that have been around for less than eleven years, including Instagram and Empire.  Kofi talks about the influence of Twitter and KofiMania.  He says it would not have been possible without his brothers Big E and Xavier.  They pushed for him to be in the match at Elimination Chamber.  

We are back with Kevin Owens and we get the same video from Raw at the movie theatre with his son.

Daniel Bryan has something to say before the main event.

Daniel says small minded skeptics throughout history have oppressed the great minds and radical thinkers.  Thomas Beckett, Joan of Arc, and Socrates.  Daniel says they are not superheroes or celebrities so you would not know who they are.  You are ignorant.  You tried to will this title off of him by putting him in the Elimination Chamber but Daniel Bryan survived.  How?  It is because Daniel serves a higher person.   To enlighten and educate, even if you do not want him to do it.  Daniel says he will educate you once more about his opponent at Fastlane.

Daniel says he will tell you who it is not.  It is none of the men in this match tonight because he defeated all of them inside the Elmination Chamber.

Match Number Five:  Kofi Kingston (with Xavier Woods and Big E), AJ Styles, and Jeff Hardy versus Samoa Joe, Randy Orton, and Daniel Bryan (with Erick Rowan)

Joe and Kofi start things off after Bryan tags Joe in.  They lock up and Kofi with kicks and forearms in the corner.  Joe with an Irish whip and Kofi with a missile drop kick for a near fall.  Hardy tags in and comes off the turnbuckles with a forearm to Joe's arm.  Hardy with a running forearm followed by a reverse atomic drop, leg drop and drop kick.  Hardy with a splash.  Joe avoids a Twist of Fate and Orton tags in.  Orton with the Garvin Stomp to Hardy.  Bryan tags in and he kicks Hardy in the chest and hits the round kick as we see Kofi's reaction.  Bryan gets a near fall and tags Orton in.  

Kofi tags in and hits a springboard forearm and hits a drop kick on Orton and follows with a flying clothesline.  Kofi with a Boom drop and he sends Bryan to the floor.  Kofi clotheslines Orton over the top rope to the floor.  Kofi goes up top and is pushed off by Bryan.  Joe knocks Hardy and AJ down on the apron.  Orton with a back drop driver to Kofi on the announce table.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Bryan with punches to Kofi and then he slaps Kofi a few times.  Orton tags in and Bryan sends Kofi to the floor.  Orton with another back drop driver onto the announce table.  Orton sends Kofi back into the ring and gets a near fall.  Orton with a reverse chin lock.  Kofi with elbows and Orton with an Irish whip but Orton misses a shoulder in the corner and Orton hits the ring post.  Bryan and Styles tag in and Styles with a punch to Joe and Bryan.  Styles lands on his feet and Styles with a back breaker and forearm in the corner.  Styles with an Ushigoroshi for a near fall.  Styles avoids an RKO and kicks Orton.  Bryan with a round kick to AJ and AJ with a calf crusher.

Joe breaks up the hold.  Hardy with a Twist of Fate to Joe.  Orton sends Hardy to the floor.  Styles sends Orton to the floor and Bryan with a rollup.  Styles gets to the ropes to avoids the LeBell Lock.  Styles with a Pele Kick after avoiding the Flying knee.  Kofi tags in and hits a springboard double sledge and Kofi is sent over the top rope onto everyone.  Kofi with a forearm to Bryan as Bryan sets for a suicide dive.  Kofi with a missile drop kick to Bryan.  Kofi goes up top and hits a trust drop onto Bryan and Rowan.  Kofi sets for Trouble in Paradise and hits it for the three count.

Winners:  Kofi Kingston, Jeff Hardy, and AJ Styles

After the match, Shane McMahon comes out and says that Daniel Bryan will defend his WWE Championship against Kofi Kingston.

We go to credits.

 


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