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WWE Fastlane Live From Columbus, Ohio

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Commentators:  Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves

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Match Number 1:  Shinsuke Nakamura Vs Rusev

This went a little while, Rusev slaps on an Accolade, and even hit the Machka Kick, which looked devastating.  But Shinsuke finds a way to kick out, and he picks up the win with 2 Kinsasha kicks to pick up the win.  Shinsuke is ready for Wrestlemania.

Winner:  Shinsuke Nakamura, by pinfall

Wrestlemania 34 is 28 days away

Match Number 2:  Bobby Roode (WWE US Champ) Vs Randy Orton for the United States Championship

Wow, this match started slow, but they told a story here featuring Bobby Roode’s ribs earlier in the match.  Roode had this match won with a GLORIOUS Suplex off the top rope, but he took his eye off the ball for a second, and Orton turned it into a RKO.  Orton is now a Grand Slam Champion, becoming the new United States Champion for the first time in his illustrious career.  And here comes Jinder Mahal, going right after Orton,  But Bobby counters, and gives Jinder a GLORIOUS DDT.  He then goes right after Orton, and nails another GLORIOUS DDT on Orton.  Triple Threat match at Wrestlemania.

Winner, and NEW United States Champion:  Randy Orton, by pinfall

Video:  HHH and Stephanie McMahon Vs Kurt Angle and Ronda Rousey at Wrestlemania

Backstage Segment:  Kevin and Sami

Sami shows up, and Kevin is irate at what Sami did last week on SD Live.  Sami assures Kevin it’s still him.  Kevin can still count on Sami, and Kevin just walks away.

Tonight:  Six-Pack Challenge Match for WWE Championship

Match Number 3:  Becky Lynch and Naomi Vs Natalya and Carmella

A rather quick match here, that ended with Natalya trying to help Carmella, using the briefcase, but Becky pushes Carmella out-of-the-way, and Carmella nails a Superkick for the win.

Winners:  Carmella and Natalya, by pinfall

Match Number 4:  The Usos (WWE SD Live Tag Team Champs) Vs The New Day for the SD Live Tag Team Championship

Well, when these 4 men worked their asses off, we get The Bludgeon Brothers destroying all 5 men, including Big E.  So I smell another Triple Threat match at Wrestlemania.

Winners:  No Contest (The Usos Retain Tag Titles)

 

Advertisement:  Roman Reigns Vs Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 34

Backstage Interview:  AJ Styles

Renee Young brings us AJ Styles.  Styles vs Shinsuke is a dream match, but the odds are stacked against AJ, how do you prepare?  AJ has dealt with these obstacles his entire life.  He has turned things from impossible to phenomenal.  He is greeted by Shinsuke, wishing him luck.  He hopes he wins, so….AJ tells him to stop.  He will win tonight’s match, and he is going to Wrestlemania, and it will be Nakamura who gets beat.

Moments Ago:  The Bludgeon Brothers Destroy Everyone

Xavier Woods is being stretched out, while everyone is being attended by officials.

Match Number 5:  Charlotte Flair (SD Live Women’s Champ) Vs Ruby Riott, for the SD Live Women’s Championship

The Riott Squad came to Ruby’s side during the match, and we seen Becky and Naomi come out to side with Charlotte.  Back and forth action, and when The Riott Squad tried to interfere, this caused Becky and Naomi to come inside the ring, to which the ref threw them out.  But then again, he did the same thing to The Riott squad after the truly interfered.  Charlotte then used the ring, and her knowledge to the advantage, rammed Ruby into the ring apron, then slaps on The Figure Eight to retain the title.  Asuka comes into the ring, to OFFICIALLY challenge Charlotte Flair, and Charlotte smiles.  The match is set for Wrestlemania.

Winner, and STILL WWE SD live Women’s Champion:  Charlotte Flair, by submission

Earlier Tonight:  The Bludgeon Brothers Destroy Everyone

The Usos, Big E, and Kofi are being attended to in the back, but Xavier Woods is heading to the hospital with a Spine Contusion injury.

Match Number 6:  AJ Styles (WWE Champ) Vs Sami Zayn Vs Baron Corbin Vs Dolph Ziggler Vs Kevin Owens Vs John Cena for the WWE Championship in a Six-Pack Challenge Match

Shane McMahon has entered ringside, to watch this match.  He of course got involved in the match.  Sami and Kevin were fighting each other, Sami blamed this all on Shane.  Kevin laid a kick, Sami ducked and nailed Shane.  Both men had opportunities to win, but Shane pulls the referee.  AJ retains the title, nailing a Phenomenal Forearm, pins Owens, robbing John Cena a chance for Wrestlemania.  The show ends with Styles celebrating and Cena being devastated.

Winner, and STILL WWE Champion:  AJ Styles, by pinfall

Kevin’s Thoughts:

A very fun and outstanding show tonight, setting up Wrestlemania.  We know it will be AJ Vs Shinsuke, and Charlotte Vs Asuka, 2 dream matches.  Where we go from here after this, it’s anyone’s guess.  What were your thoughts about tonight’s show?  Ready for Roman Vs Lesnar face-to-face for Raw tomorrow night.

WWE Fastlane Kick-Off Show

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

Commentators:  Renee Young, Sam Roberts, David Otunga, and Booker T

Social Media Lounge:  Charly Caruso

Charly is giving us the scoop for tonight’s show.  The superstars are positioning themselves for Wrestlemania.  Sami Zayn is ready for tonight’s match, and feels he has the momentum after pinning Kevin Owens last week on Smackdown Live.  She ran into John Cena, and Dolph Ziggler.  Dolph is our guest on tonight’s Social Media Lounge.

Video:  Charlotte Flair Vs Ruby Riott

This could be a make or break night for Ruby.  And can The Riott Squad watch her back?

Tonight:  Breezango and Ty Dillinger Vs Mojo Rawley, Benjamin and Gable

Tonight:  Nakamura Vs Rusev

Selfie Promo:  Baron Corbin

He wants to main event at Wrestlemania.  He wants to be the face of the fans’ disappointment.  Corbin wants to be “The Dream Crusher”

Tonight:  Six-Pack Challenge for WWE Championship

Sami Zayn can be the wildcard here tonight.  He is on a roll the last month, can he continue that momentum?

Tonight:  Becky Lynch and Naomi Vs Carmella and Natalya

Video:  The Usos Vs The New Day

This could steal the show tonight.  Both teams have had some great matches against each other.

Backstage Interview:  The New Day

The New Day want pancakes.  The New Day are here to give us the E in WWE.  But in the ring, there is no team that is better than The New Day.  The Usos are relevant because of the hard work The New Day has put into the Tag Team Division.  They will walk out tonight as our 5-time WWE Tag Team Champions.

Wrestlemania 34 in 28 days

Video:  Roode Vs Orton, United States Championship

Jinder Mahal joins the panel, and refers himself as “The Uncrowned United States Champion”.  He feels he should be in this match tonight.  Jinder says Bobby Roode is a selfish man, well Bobby was the leader of “The Selfish Generation” for sure.  He will watch this match tonight.

Social Media Lounge:  Dolph Ziggler

Dolph is ready for tonight, one of the question was does he regret giving up the United States Title?  No, because he is on to greater things, and that is the WWE Championship.  Ziggler is in the best shape of his life, and he is heading to Wrestlemania after tonight.  Do you think if this might be his last chance at WWE Championship?  Maybe it is, every single night could be the last time we ever see Ziggler.  You never know.

WWE Fastlane Kickoff Match Number 1:  Breezango and Tye Dillinger Vs Mojo Rawley, Shelton Benjamin, and Chad Gable

Tye picks up the win for his team with Perfect Ten, pinning Mojo.  That Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal did wonders for Mojo’s career, huh?

Winners:  Tye Dillinger and Breezango, by pinfall

WWE Fastlane begins, now.

WWE Fastlane Quick Match results

**Tye Dillinger and Breezango def Mojo Rawley, Shelton Benjamin, and Chad Gable, by pinfall (Kick-Off Match)

**Shinsuke Nakamura def Rusev, by pinfall

**Randy Orton def Bobby Roode (C), to win WWE United States Championship

**Carmella and Natalya def Becky Lynch and Naomi, by pinfall

**The Usos (C) Vs The New Day end in a no contest

**Charlotte Flair (C) def Ruby Riott, by submission to retain SD Live Women’s Championship

**AJ Styles (C) win Six-Pick Challenge Match, to retain WWE Championship