What we schooled from WWE Fastlane 2016
February 22, 2016 - WWE
Sunday’s WWE Fastlane pay-per-view dynamic a categorical eventuality for WrestleMania 32 in April. It also set a wheels in suit for a company’s instruction for a residue of a highway to WrestleMania.
Here’s all that happened when a dirt staid and what it all means as we run toward a biggest WrestleMania in history.
United States Championship 2-out-of-3 Falls Kickoff Match: Kalisto (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio
Before a PPV correct began, Kalisto once again shielded his U.S. pretension opposite his pretension opposite Alberto Del Rio. Kalisto took a initial tumble by suspension when Del Rio intoxicated him with a chair. Del Rio took a second tumble with a mutated dilemma double stomp. Del Rio gave Kalisto another heartless double stomp on a outside, though Kalisto survived and managed to hurl Del Rio adult for a final three-count to retain.
What we learned: Del Rio’s shoulder competence have been adult before a final three-count, that a announcers addressed immediately following a match. So unfortunately, this argument competence continue. (I contend unfortunately usually given it’s been run into a belligerent over a past dual months, not given a matches have been bad. Far from it.)
Kalisto competence unequivocally good continue to reason a United States Championship streamer into WrestleMania, though we wouldn’t count out him dropping a pretension before Apr rolls around.
Sasha Banks Becky Lynch def. Naomi Tamina
In a initial of dual women’s matches on a PPV, all 4 competitors here brought their A diversion and had a illusory tab group match. Becky and Sasha were means to work together and Sasha eventually forced Tamina to daub out to a Banks Statement.
What we learned: As Banks told Becky during SmackDown, “We’re not friends, though we hatred losing.” True to their word, they picked adult a outrageous feat here. Now Sasha and Becky have equal explain to Charlotte’s Divas Championship. Prepare for a Triple Threat Match for a pretension during WrestleMania, that will positively rule.
Intercontinental Championship Match: Kevin Owens (c) def. Dolph Ziggler
Although these dual have faced off flattering most any week given a Royal Rumble, they had their best compare yet. The finish came when Ziggler went for a superkick, though hold adult when a arbitrate was in a way. Owens took advantage and strike a short-arm movement of his pop-up powerbomb for a pin.
What we learned: This argument also MAY continue, though it seems sincerely decisive during this point. Earlier on Sunday, Owens tweeted that we were indeed on a highway to “KOmania” and a announcers done certain everybody knew about it.
The arbitrate impasse competence widen things out for one some-more pretension compare between Owens and Ziggler, though it seems some-more approaching that several people will start gunning for a Intercontinental Championship, environment adult a multi-person compare during WrestleMania.
Big Show, Kane Ryback def. The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper, Erick Rowan Braun Strowman)
In maybe a biggest dissapoint of a evening, Team BEEFMEAT (not their tangible group name) degraded a Wyatts interjection to Ryback pinning Luke Harper following Shell Shocked.
What we learned: I … overtly have no idea. The Wyatt Family has mislaid their movement so many times that it competence be a biggest regulating fun in all of pro wrestling fandom. It’s totally misleading right now where a Wyatt detriment or a BEEFMEAT feat could presumably lead.
Harper was also clutching his shoulder during a startling pinfall, so hopefully he didn’t get harmed during a match. Given a bolt of WWE injuries in a past year, that’s only what a association doesn’t need.
Divas Championship Match: Charlotte (c) def. Brie Bella
In a good touch, Brie came out to a compare wearing a same character bushy boots as her father Daniel Bryan wore during WrestleMania XXX. She also paid reverence to her harmed sister by regulating Nikki’s Bellahammer forearm. Unfortunately, she wasn’t means to overcome a machinations of Charlotte and Ric Flair. Charlotte eventually sealed in a Figure Eight for a tapout victory.
What we learned: Charlotte is still a Divas Champion (almost positively until WrestleMania rolls around) and Brie came adult brief in her best shot during a title. Brie will be timid shortly and this competence have been her final large singles match.
AJ Styles def. Chris Jericho
AJ Styles emerged winning in his initial WWE PPV singles match. Each male had degraded a other on radio in prior weeks, so this was a rubber match. Jericho got to be a initial WWE wrestler to flog out of a Styles Clash, though tapped immediately afterward to a Calf Crusher.
After a match, Jericho got in a ring and looked like he was going to collect another fight, though instead gave Styles a Respect Handshake.
What we learned: Styles degraded a legitimate WWE idol in a one-on-one match. WWE clearly views him as a large understanding and a vital actor and will approaching build him adult to a large WrestleMania compare over a subsequent month. Kevin Owens tossed out some unprovoked Twitter pound speak on Sunday night, so maybe we’ll see AJ vs. Owens during a large sow.
Jericho also will need something to do during Mania, so a dual group tagging adult to take on a span of opponents isn’t out of a question, either.
The New Day seemed on Edge Christian’s “Cutting Edge Peep Show”
Edge and Christian hosted a shred that enclosed shameless self-promotion for their new WWE Network show. Their guest were a stream WWE Tag Team Champions a New Day. The fight between a 5 group valid as interesting as anticipated.
The categorical indicate of a segment, however, seemed to be to deliver a WWE Universe to their latest challengers, a League of Nations. They came out to plea a New Day, who afterwards bailed. The League of Nations incited their courtesy to Edge and Christian. The finish of a shred featured Edge and Christian fasten a New Day to taunt a League of Nations.
What we learned: The face spin for a New Day has strictly begun. Fans all over a universe were anticipating and praying that a rumors would be loyal and that NXT favorites Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady would entrance here, though that finished adult not being a case.
The New Day seem set to be good guys streamer into WrestleMania, where they’ll face a League of Nations, to a pleasure of unicorn fans everywhere.
Curtis Axel def. R-Truth
Unexpectedly, a Social Outcasts seemed after a Cutting Edge Peep Show segment. In an unadvertised compare that hadn’t been built adult beforehand, Axel grabbed a discerning win over R-Truth. Goldust seemed during ringside to try and assistance him even a odds, though inadvertently cost R-Truth a match.
What we learned: Goldust still wants R-Truth to be his partner and is still operative tough to remonstrate him. Truth is still distant from convinced, however. Meanwhile, a Social Outcasts continue to collect adult astonishing wins (although a Curtis Axel win over R-Truth can’t unequivocally be deliberate an “upset”).
Triple Threat Match to establish No. 1 Contender during WrestleMania: Roman Reigns def. Brock Lesnar vs. Dean Ambrose
The categorical eventuality was all fans wanted it to be and some-more … except, perhaps, for a ending. At a finish of a fantastic match, Dean Ambrose dispatched Brock Lesnar with a steel chair, though was strike with a stalk from Roman Reigns, who pinned his best crony to win a mark in a categorical eventuality of WrestleMania.
What we learned: As expected, Reigns is streamer to a categorical eventuality of WrestleMania to face Triple H for a WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Brock Lesnar and Dean Ambrose will need something else to do.
It is probable that a categorical eventuality of WrestleMania competence not be a elementary one-on-one match, however. Plans have positively altered before and there is over a month to find a approach to spin a compare into a Triple Threat or something else entirely.
That said, it’s equally probable that Ambrose and Lesnar will simply face any other during WrestleMania. The initial devise of carrying Lesnar face Bray Wyatt seems nearby unfit given what happened to a Wyatt Family on Sunday.
We’ll have to balance into RAW on Monday to find out where accurately things are headed, though it positively looks like we have a flattering good thought with a biggest uncover of a year only over 40 days away.
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