Last-Minute Change & Botched Finish To Match At 'WWE Fastlane'

Posted March 07, 2017

As Owens finally appeared ready to go, this guy showed up.

We're 24 hours removed from WWE Fastlane and we're heading fast into WrestleMania.

The kickoff preshow begins at 6 p.m., followed by the main show at 7. After the brand extension in 2016, Elimination Chamber returned as a SmackDown branded pay-per-view that takes place between Royal Rumble and WrestleMania.

-Noam Dar and Brian Kendrick vs. Akira Tozawa and Rich Swann (Kickoff Show).

Speaking of rematches, with Shaquille O'Neal admitting his much-rumoured encounter with the Big Show at WrestleMania 33 is "not looking good", then perhaps Strowman could be Show's rival in Orlando next month? Either way, they won and looked fairly competent in doing so, even if WWE is planning for Enzo and Cass to have their crowning, "feel good" moment on the bigger stage.

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Owens has held the title since the night after SummerSlam but played second fiddle to Chris Jericho in their "best friends" story line. They deserve a run with it for a little while - at least until WrestleMania. Neville up to his usual standard with flips and all kinds of moves which show just why he really is the King OF The Cruiserweights.

However, that leaves the WWE with their premier championship belt in the hands of a part-time wrestler only signed on with the company until WrestleMania, where he will face his fellow part-time foe.

Do you think Lesnar and Goldberg can put on a match to remember, or is the WWE setting fans up for another disappointing fight?

Michael Cole conducted a backstage interview with Samoa Joe, and Joe said that he's not like the "Sami Zayns" of the world. Meanwhile, RAW's newly crowned Women's Champion Bayley will be defending her gold against the Queen of #PPV Charlotte while Sasha Banks will be facing the unstoppable Nia Jax. This has been the case since July of 2015, and it would be stunning if Flair's pay-per-view streak was snapped just a few weeks before WrestleMania, as WWE could use it to promote whatever match she's a part of. In 2016, Roman Reigns defeated Brock Lesnar and Dean Ambrose in a triple threat match at Fastlane, which earned him a title shot against Triple H at WrestleMania 32. Among his many accomplishments since returning to WWE in 2012, Lesnar ended The Undertaker's once unbreakable WrestleMania Streak, demolished John Cena and bludgeoned Randy Orton to the point of referee stoppage. (2) Reigns becomes Strowman's latest victim, jolting the big man's feasibility as a Taker opponent exponentially entering 'Mania.

As well as being critical of the decision to have two part-time workers fighting for the title at Wrestlemania, they also poured scorn over the results of two other matches. WWE is clearly trying to save Joe's stuff for bigger occasions and he was meant to be the destroyer.