However, in the end, he was on the receiving end of a Pop Up Powerbomb from Owens.
The only wrestler guaranteed a match in New Orleans is Nakamura. Just the fact that they would do this match is mind-blowing for some.
How did you like WWE Fastlane? And yet, now it is in stone. The pace of the match really added to the desperation of each star to get to Mania, and the constant near falls, and the general structure of the match was excellent.
This will be an iconic matchup, and building it correctly will be crucial to the success of WWE’s biggest pay-per-view of the year.
Flair’s match against Ruby Riott was constantly interrupted by Liv Morgan, Sarah Logan, Lynch, and Naomi.
Following her victory, Flair was confronted by the victor of the first Women’s “Royal Rumble”, Asuka.
Going back once again to the well for SmackDown’s tag team titles, I’m actually disappointed they’re recycling this given how low-key robust the division is, even though it’s the technically the best matchup they can give us.
It was mostly a clean match with a clean finish since Aiden English did not really do any interferences or other shenanigans.
The other big news is a brand new WWE United States Champion, as Randy Orton captured the only title that has alluded him in his illustrious career, pinning Bobby Roode with an RKO.
The 37-year-old dominated the match against Roode, who had won the title in January after defeating India’s Jinder Mahal. In what was a tiresome match, Orton caught Roode off the second rope when the Glorious One was going for a leg drop and hit the RKO for the victory. It seems like we’ll be getting that as a triple-threat at WrestleMania. This tag match is the biggest selling point of Fastlane aside from the potential of simply seeing The Undertaker.
– The Bludgeon Brothers interrupted and ended a Tag Team Championship match between The New Day and The Usos. Where people line up to get tossed out of the ring before the last person superkicks the second to the last person. The carnage ensues until Harper powerbombs Xavier Woods onto the steel steps, leading to medical personnel rushing to ringside. Not only did it serve a objective to put Shinsuke over just before his main event world title match at WrestleMania against AJ Styles, but it also showed just how over Rusev is, with the crowd having duelling Nakamura/Rusev Day chants throughout the entire match. This was Carmella’s first TV/PPV win since October.
Tye Dillinger Breezango defeated Mojo Rawley, Chad Gable Shelton Benjamin: It was match thrown together after a backstage argument during the kickoff show.