PPV Fusion: Fastlane 2018

by Firefly on 12th March 2018

The 2018 WWE Fastlane Pay-Per-View starts with a video hyping the matches to take place during the night, followed by Shinsuke Nakamura taking on Rusev (accompanied by Aiden English) in a match which sees Nakamura get the victory, when he hits Rusev with a Kinshasa to the back of the head, followed by a regular Kinshasa for the 3-count.

After a video hyping that WrestleMania 34 is 28 days away, and a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, Randy Orton is pitted against Bobby Roode in a match for the United States Championship.

The match sees Orton get the victory, when he hits Roode with an RKO for the 3-count, to become the new United States Champion.

Afterwards, Randy Orton celebrates in the ring for a short time until it is cut to an abrupt half when Jinder Mahal’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring. Mahal attacks Orton, until Roode re-enters the ring and takes Mahal out, which he follows by hitting Orton with the Glorious DDT in apparent frustration at losing his title.

After a video recapping the recent events involving Stephanie McMahon, Ronda Rousey, Triple H and Kurt Angle that led to the making of a Mixed Tag Team match between them at WrestleMania 34, and a backstage interaction involving Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens, Naomi and Becky Lynch go against Carmella and Natalya in a match which sees Carmella get the victory for her team, when she hits Lynch with a superkick for the 3-count.

After a video featuring John Cena and The New Day hyping the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, and a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, “The New Day” Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston (accompanied by third member, Big E) take on “The Usos” Jimmy and Jey in a match for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship.

The match sees an abrupt end as it is ruled as an apparent no contest, when “Bludgeon Brothers” Harper and Rowan interrupt and attack both teams, with the lengthy attack only coming to an end after they hit Woods with a double-team powerbomb onto the steel steps.

After a video recapping Roman Reigns’ comments on Raw towards Brock Lesnar ahead of their WrestleMania match, a backstage interview with AJ Styles about his upcoming match, which also features an appearance from Shinsuke Nakamura, and a video recapping the Bludgeon Brothers attack on The New Day and The Usos, both The New Day and The Usos are shown being assisted to leave by referees and medical personnel, with Woods specifically being taken on a stretcher.

After a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, Ruby Riott is pitted against Charlotte Flair in a match for the SmackDown Women’s Championship, which sees Flair get the victory and retain her title, when she hits Riott with a spear and follows it up by applying the Figure-Eight Leg Lock, leaving Riott with no other option but to tap out.

Charlotte Flair’s celebration is cut abruptly short however when Women’s Royal Rumble match winner Asuka’s music hits and she makes her way to the ring, where after playing to the crowd, she comes face-to-face with Flair and points to the WrestleMania sign to indicate that she has chosen to face Flair at WrestleMania for the SmackDown Women’s Championship.

After a video hyping the Andre The Giant documentary set to air on HBO on 10th April, and a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, SmackDown Commissioner watches on at ringside as John Cena, Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn and AJ Styles face each other in a Six-Pack Challenge match for the WWE Championship.

The match sees Styles get the victory and retain his title, when he hits Owens with a Phenomenal Forearm for the 3-count.

After the confirmation that it will be AJ Styles facing Men’s Royal Rumble match winner Shinsuke Nakamura at WrestleMania 34, Styles celebrates on top of the announcers’ table as Fastlane goes off the air.

About the Author: Firefly

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Discovering WCW Monday Nitro in the 1990s, he has been hooked on wrestling ever since, later going on to also discover WWF (now WWE), and even later numerous independent promotions, IMPACT Wrestling (Formerly known as TNA) and now the very captivating challenger known as AEW.

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