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COMPLETE WWE FASTLANE PPV COVERAGE: THE SHIELD ONE LAST TIME, WRESTLEMANIA IS TAKING SHAPE, MANY TITLE MATCHES, AND MANY ELIAS APPEARANCES

By Richard Trionfo on 2019-03-10 22:40:00

Welcome to PWInsider.com’s coverage of WWE’s Fastlane Pay Per View from Cleveland, Ohio. Make sure to check out all of the coverage for Fastlane including news stories, the Tip Sheet, the Fastlane Preview Audio, Blog, and post game audios.

Your host is Jonathan Coachman and he is joined by Beth Phoenix, David Otunga, and Sam Roberts.

They run through the card for tonight's pay per view.  

We take a look at what is going on related to the Raw Women's Championship with a video package.

Coach reminds us that Becky will not be able to main event Wrestlemania if she loses tonight.  Coach comments on what Becky said about having nothing to lose.

Beth says Becky said she has nothing to lose and this is her dream to be in the main event of Wrestlemania.  Becky has had a rough time lately with injuries and being held down.  She has two competitors in her way.  She has all of the odds against her but she is hungry.  Sam says Becky has everything to lose.  She is as vulnerable as she has ever been.  Coach suggests that Becky not at 100 percent is at this level.  David says everything Becky has gone through leads to tonight.  She has to win or it all goes away.  David says that Becky made a bad decision to sign the hold harmless agreement looking at it as a lawyer, but as a competitor it is the right thing.

Coach brings up Charlotte not wanting to have to deal with Becky and Charlotte at Wrestlemania.  Sam says that Charlotte has nothing to lose because she is going to wrestle at Wrestlemania regardless of the result.

Coach moves on to the Women's Tag Title match.

We hear Sasha's comments after winning.

Coach brings up having to face Nia and Tamina.  

They are interrupted by the Iiconics.   Billie is shocked that Bayley and Sasha Banks are at Fastlane because they have not seen them.  Sam points out that they are on Raw every week.  Peyton says they have not appeared on Smackdown.   Coach asks if they are calling out Sasha and Bayley.  Coach asks if they would call out Nia and Tamina if they win.  Billie says that question does not have to be brought up.  Peyton says they are the future.  Billie says the future is Iiconic.

Coach asks for a prediction for tonight's match.  Both of them are picking Sasha and Bayley.

Coach moves on to the Smackdown Women's Championship and the recent victory over Asuka in a non-title match.

Sam says he did not think that Mandy could be a credible threat for the title at this point but after the last few weeks, he thinks she could be.  Beth says this could be her moment.

Kayla Braxton is in the back and she is with Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville.  Mandy is asked if her wins were due to chicanery and Asuka is more motivated.  Mandy says that Asuka attacked them last week so Mandy is in Asuka's head.  Asuka is looking for any advantage.  Mandy says it will be a long shot for Asuka to win.  Sonya says that Mandy now has the edge.

EC3 stops by and he says Mandy's name.  He says he is between Raw and Smackdown and he is a hot commodity.  

Sonya says we wait months to hear him speak and that is it?  Sonya says that Mandy was not put on this Earth to flirt with a human tanning bed.  Sonya tells EC3 to take a hike.

We go to footage from WWE.com of Carmella trying to start a Petition to get R Truth a rematch.  Zelina Vega says it is a no for her.  You lost the title and now you have a clipboard.  Zelina tells Truth to give up.  After Almas is done with Rey Mysterio, he will go after the United States Title.  Carmella reminds Vega that it was Almas who got pinned.

Samoa Joe stops by and he calms them down.  He says he is the United States Champion and he will continue to be champion.  If anyone has a problem, they can come to him and he will put them and their problems to sleep.  Joe signs the petition.

We have a new match added to Fastlane and it will be for the US Title.

We take a look at the Smackdown Tag Team Championship Match.

Christian joins the panel and he compares Sam to Bob Ross and he says he has had more championships than David had matches.

Christian is asked about coming home to perform and its effect on Miz.  Christian says it is a distraction he does not need.  Christian says if you wonder why Miz is annoying, look at his dad.  Sam asks why is Miz looking for his father's approval and Shane's approval?   Christian says he knows about tag team championships and it is all about chemistry.  The Usos have chemistry since the womb and that is not the case with Shane and Miz.

We take a look at the Raw Tag Team Championship.

We go to comments from Ricochet and Aleister Black.  Ricochet says our lives are dictated by moments.  He talks about coming to the WWE.  He gets to create a new moment in his first PPV match.  He always dreamt of being a WWE champion.  Aleister says that people fear the unknown.  With every victory they have, the fear manifests in the Raw and Smackdown locker rooms.  This is destiny choosing them to win the Raw Tag Team Championships tonight.  One will fly and one will strike.  Everyone else will fade to black.

We move on to the WWE Champoinship and a look at how Kofi's dream was dashed by Vince McMahon.

Coach wonders what will Kevin Owens bring to the table.  AJ Styles joins the panel.  AJ is asked about Kofi Kingston and how things were taken from him.  AJ says it was a mistake to do that to Kofi.  Kofi fought through a gauntlet to earn his spot and he earned his right to face Daniel Bryan.  Sam asks AJ about Kevin Owens' comments and whether he is a liar or a hypocrite.  AJ says he has no love lost with Kevin.  AJ says it is Kofi's time.  People are screaming for Kofi to get into the ring with Daniel Bryan.  AJ says Daniel is very good at what he does and he has taken it to a different level because he will do whatever it takes to keep the title.

Sam asks AJ what happened.  AJ says you cannot always be on the top and others have earned the opportunity.  AJ is not going to stay there because he is a former champion.

Coach asks about Randy Orton.  AJ says that Randy is a bully and he is trying to bully AJ.  Christian says that Randy is methodical and can get inside your head without even knowing.  AJ says it will take more to get in his head.  He will deal with Randy when he has to.

Kayla Braxton is in the back with Kevin Owens.  Kevin is asked about having a title match after not knowing which brand he would be on a few weeks ago.  Kevin asks if the controversy is him in the match instead of Kofi?  Ask Vince McMahon about that.  Kofi deserves an opportunity at the title, but Kevin says he will not turn down a title match and a chance to make his life better and make his family's life better.  He watched Daniel Bryan talk down to everyone for five months and everyone wants to punch Daniel in his stupid face and he gets to do it tonight.  He will take the title and . . . 

We see The New Day.  Kofi says he has no problem with Kevin.  Tonight is your night and tonight is your moment.  Kofi wishes Kevin good luck.  Kevin says that means a lot and to know that is how Kofi feels makes it so much better.  They shake hands.

Kevin wishes Xavier and Big E luck in their tag match.  

A production assistant asks Kofi to come to the office about the WWE Championship Match.

Match Number One:  Big E and Xavier Woods versus Shinsuke Nakamura and Rusev (with Lana)

Nakamura and Woods start things off.  They lock up and Nakamura with a waist lock but Woods with a wrist lock.  Nakamura with a reversal and knee to the midsection.  Nakamura with forearms.  Woods floats over on an Irish whip and Woods with a head scissors take down and he gets a near fall.  Nakamura with a round kick to the head as Rusev distracts Woods.  Rusev tags in and gets a near fall.  Rusev with a series of kicks to the back.  Nakamura tags in and he kicks Woods in the midsection.  

Nakamura with more kicks to the ribs and leg.  Rusev tags in and he punches Woods.  Rusev with shoulders in the corner.  Rusev with a bear hug.  Nakamura tags in and Rusev with a knee and Nakamura with an enzuigiri for a near fall.  Nakamrua with a front face lock as we see Miz talking to his dad talking about his match and how it is starting off the pay per view.  Shane says he expects Miz' dad to be the good luck charm to win it all again.  Nakamura with a knee and he sends Woods into the turnbuckles.  Rusev tags in and Rusev puts Woods on the turnbuckles and punches him.  Rusev sets for a superplex but Woods blocks it and sends Rusev to the mat.

Woods with a missile drop kick and both men are down.  Big E and Nakamura tag in and Big E with two overhead belly-to-belly suplexes and then Big E avoids a clothesline and hits a belly-to-belly suplex.  Big E does some gyrating and then he hits the Warrior Splash.  Big E gets Nakamura up for a Big Ending but Nakamura counters into a guillotine.  Big E powers out of the hold and tosses Nakamura away.  Big E sets for the spear through the ropes and Nakamura with a knee.  Nakamura with kicks from the apron and he pulls Big E onto the middle rope.  Nakamura with an axe kick and he goes up top.  Nakamura with a jumping side kick from the turnbuckles for a near fall.  

Woods makes the tag and Woods with an enzuigiri and a tornado DDT to Nakamura.  Rusev with a round kick and he gets a near fall on Woods.  Rusev puts Woods on the turnbuckles and punches Woods.  Woods kicks Rusev and leaps over Rusev.  Rusev blocks a Victory Bomb and turns it into a wheelbarrow suplex for a near fall.  Nakamura tags in and they hit an assisted suplex.  Nakamura with a flying knee for a near fall.  Nakamura sets for Kinshasa but Woods with a rollup for a near fall.  Big E tags in and they hit the UranagE and lungblower combination on Nakamura.  They take care of Rusev and set for Up Up Down Down but Lana crotches Woods.  Nakamura with a kick to BIg E and Rusev tags in.  Nakamura is sent to the apron but Rusev with a Machka Kick but Woods breaks up the cover.

Woods sends Nakamura over the top rope to the floor.  Woods is sent to the apron but he drops down and Rusev goes over the top rope.  Woods with a plancha but Nakamura and Rusev hit a double choke slam.  Rusev gets a near fall on Woods.  Rusev prepares for the Accolade and he applies it on Woods.  Woods tries to get to the ropes and Nakamura pulls the ropes away from Woods.  Big E sends Nakamura into the timekeeper's area.  Woods with an inside cradle for a near fall.  Rusev misses a splash into the corner and Big E tags in.  They set for Up Up Down Down and hit it for the three count.

Winners:  Big E and Xavier Woods

We go to the panel for thoughts about The Shield's match.  Christian talks about the big story of the return of Roman Reigns.  Sam says Roman is dumb for coming back this way.  Dean is not coming back.  Coach says that this could just be a good feeling.

They run through picks for the matches.  David Otunga thinks that Ricochet and Black can win.


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