But after an eventful show, we pretty much know how SmackDown's Superstars will line up at WrestleMania. WrestleMania is only a few short weeks away and they have yet to establish some major feuds, matches for the card. So because everyone knows that, they threw AJ Styles in with five other guys to stack the odds and make it look like he won't be going to WrestleMania. That would change things for sure.
This was the only match on the card where I had to go back and check on who I predicted to win. Otherwise, the story would be over as he would be guaranteed to not only have a role at WrestleMania but also a prominent one as he would head into the biggest show of the year holding his 17th world championship. Though, I do think that Carmella is going to remind us that she is Ms. Money in the Bank.
For the uninitiated, Nakamura had won the men's 2018 Royal Rumble back in January.
All in all, this match was surprisingly good, and considering it had to follow Nakamura vs. Rusev - a very good bout in its own right - the crowd was into it. Rusev said during the segment that Nakamura had damaged English's vocal chords during their match. Orton wins after an RKO out of nowhere.
While Orton celebrates, Jinder Mahal comes to the ring and attacks The Viper. The following week another brawl broke out and it was Mahal again who came out victorious.
United States Champion Bobby Roode vs.
SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair vs.
After a high-octane match, Charlotte finally got the better of the leader of the Riot Squad and made her tap out.
WHAT IT IS: It's the Usos vs New Day...again. Wrestling staff presents their Fastlane predictions.whether you want them to or not. Not counting the Royal Rumble (where New Day competed in the 30-man match), The Usos and New Day have wrestled each other on LITERALLY EVERY Smackdown or dual-branded PPV going back to June of past year. While the Bludgeon Brothers are busy taking on the lesser teams, New Day won a #1 contenders match against Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable. For the first time in his career, Randy Orton is the United States Champion.
One of the most interesting matches of the event is the six-pack challenge for the WWE Championship.
I thought Shane acted like a heel here because his interference in the match seemed unfair to both Owens and Zayn.
AJ Styles is one of the wrestlers starring in the Six-Pack Challenge for the WWE Championship.
Who will win and get one step closer to WrestleMania 34?
Before this PPV started, I was not particularly excited about any of the matches because Smackdown Live has been boring lately. Of the six matches already announced for WrestleMania, only one is confirmed for SmackDown (with a second still in the cards, depending on if Asuka chooses Charlotte or Alexa for her title-challenge).
WWE Fastlane will take place on Sunday, March 11.
Interestingly, I think Flair retains in order to take on Asuka for the title at WrestleMania.
The main event of Fastlane was a roller-coaster ride, where it seemed at times that anyone could win.