WWE Fastlane 2019 POST Show


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Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2019/03/11/wwe-fastlane-2019-post-show/



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John Pollock & Wai Ting review WWE Fastlane 2019 from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH.

Roman Reigns returns to in-ring action as The Shield teams up for one last time, Vince McMahon toys around with Kofi Kingston’s dreams of becoming WWE Champion, Daniel Bryan vs. Kevin Owens vs. ??? steals the show despite an unfavourable set-up, and the latest chapter in the Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte vs. Ronda Rousey feud leaves many viewers dissatisfied.

John then recaps the first 3 nights of the New Japan Cup.

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WWE Fastlane
Sunday, March 10th, 2019
Quicken Loans Arena
Cleveland, OH
*The Shield (Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins) vs. Baron Corbin, Bobby Lashley & Drew McIntyre
*Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair (if Becky wins, she faces Ronda and Charlotte at WrestleMania)
*WWE World Heavyweight Title: Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Kevin Owens vs. ???
*WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles: The Boss ‘N’ Hug Connection (Bayley & Sasha Banks) (c) vs. Nia Jax & Tamina
*WWE US Title: Samoa Joe (c) vs. R-Truth vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Andrade
*WWE RAW Tag Team Titles: The Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson) (c) vs. Aleister Black & Ricochet vs. Bobby Roode & Chad Gable
*Handicap Match: Kofi Kingston vs. The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro)
*WWE SmackDown Women’s Title: Asuka (c) vs. Mandy Rose
*WWE SmackDown Tag Team Titles: The Usos (Jey Uso & Jimmy Uso) (c) vs. Shane McMahon & The Miz
*The New Day vs. Rusev & Nakamura

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#2

Quick feedback on the show.

I loved to opening angle on the show since it they caught me by surprise by doing the opposite of what everybody thought they would do. Shane needed a change of character and i curious to see how he will do as a heel.

The handicap match made sense as they are simply doing the daniel bryan fighting the odds storyline. It might telegraph kofi winning the title at mania but at less it’s something.

The women’s tag title match was good and i feeling that this will lead to beth phoenix coming back for mania.

The becky vs charlotte ending made sense since ronda wanted to beat up both charlotte and becky and make me more interested in that match at mania.

Loved the mainevent and the ending was a feel good moment.

In the end, the point of fastlane was to advance some of the feud for mania and they did that. Now we have a better idea of what the mania card will look like and i for one is really intrigued by this card.


#3

Horrendous!

One of the worst PPV’s in recent history. I absolutely HATED Evolution because WWE did all they could to never talk about the event or hype any matches. I believe it was literally a one match card.

Fastlane was basically the same thing. It FELT like it had more matches because more than one was built but then the majority of the card was just changed without sufficient warning or STORYTELLING in the last minute. If I was hyped for Bryan vs KO that match was ruined. If I was hyped by Andrade vs Rey that match was ruined. The Becky vs Charlotte match was between a handicapped person and someone fresh that ended in DQ. The Kofi match was completely random and at best damaging.

Yes, fastlane had some good wrestling. Even great wrestling at times.
NOT THE POINT!
We get great wrestling from EVERY promotion on the planet right now. Frequently better wrestling than WWE is willing to deliver. Which means the reason to watch WWE is for the storytelling and budget in combination with some solid wrestling. Fastlane was thrown together and felt amateur. It completely disrespected storytelling and any fan investment leading into the show.

I had very low expectations going into this PPV and the results were shockingly far worse than those. Thankfully this show has the importance of any given Raw or Smackdown. So who cares…time to build to Wrestlemania and hopefully start hot on Monday.

Credit where its due though Shane/Miz vs Uso’s paid off well enough and rewarded loyalty to the shows. The shield vs midcard of doom exceeded expectations in every way and was a feel good match to close the show.