WWE Fast Lane Thoughts & Predictions
February 22, 2015
We are just a few hours away from WWE Fast Lane, the newest of the WWE pay per view offerings, and of course that means it’s time to do that prediction thing. It’s been so long since I’ve written anything about wrestling (or anything else for that matter), but it’s got to be done and what better way to stick my feet back into the water than to do it here and now. Let’s just jump right to it as I break out the crystal ball, the cliche’ that is the “Sister Cleo” outfit (does anyone even still get that reference?) and the Gary Spivey wig. It’s prediction time.
Number One Contender Match to face Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania: Daniel Bryan versus Roman Reigns
The fans want Daniel Bryan in this match and I know that I would love to see a Bryan versus Brock main event as well. But Vince wants Roman in this spot and I have a feeling that what Vince wants, Vince gets. We may end up with the triple threat scenario, but that’s got such a been there, done that feel to it and I’d rather see a singles match with one man versus one man. So where do we go from here. I have faith that Bryan will bring his “A” game and it’ll be do or die for Reigns to step up and match him. The match should be extremely good. And even though Bryan should win, I think the WWE will stick with the original plan and go with Roman versus Brock at the big show. He’ll have to earn that spot with a top notch performance tonight, but I think Roman can make the adjustments and do just that. After a nail biter of a match, look for Roman to walk out with the 1 – 2 – 3.
Winner: Roman Reigns
WWE United States Title Match: Rusev versus John Cena
Rusev has to retain the title here or else there will be no reason to go to Wrestlemania with these two. I’m thinking either a DQ finish or a count-out, It won’t be a conclusive pin or finish though. Controversy will rule and Rusev will still be the champ and Cena will have something to prove to make it all good again in the WWE Universe. I’m thinking that Rusev will be DQ’ed for refusing to release the Accolade and Cena will take home a DQ win, but Rusev keeps the gold, thus setting up a rematch for the ages at Wrestlemania. Hell, that sounds like a plan to me.
Winner: John Cena by DQ (Rusev retains the U.S. title)
WWE Intercontinental Title Match: Wade Barrett versus Dean Ambrose
I’m just not sure on this one. Ambrose loses more than he wins these days, at least on pay-per-view events, but I don’t really see him as a viable Intercontinental Champion. I remember when he was the U.S. Champion and that belt was pretty much forgotten and undefended while he was the Champ. He doesn’t need the title and actually for his character, it might be more of a burden than a blessing. Meanwhile, Barrett is a great person to be the Champ and that belt fits him very well. While I can see Barrett maybe trading the belt with Ziggler a few more times in the days and months to come, I don’t think he will be losing it tonight. I have a feeling that Ambrose will be getting a little bad news.
Winner and STILL Intercontinental Champion: Wade Barrett
WWE Tag Title Match: The Usos versus Cesaro and Tyson Kidd
The Usos are a good tag team and remind me a lot of the classic team of Rick Steamboat and Jay Youngblood. Everyone loves them and they are fun to watch perform… BUT after a while, they’re kind of white bread and boring. I really like this team of Tyson Kidd and Cesaro and I can see a really good future for them. Tyson is so under-rated and Cesaro is in a league of his own. Throw Natayla into the mix and they could really be one of the best things in WWE these days. If they don’t win the belts here, what’s the whole point, right? I think we’ll be seeing some new champions in the WWE Tag Team Division. Tyson and Cesaro win and take that trip to the infamous pay window… and they’ll be wearing those pretty gold belts too.
Winners and NEW WWE Tag Team Champions: Cesaro & Tyson Kidd
WWE Divas Title Match: Nikki Bella versus Paige
I’m tired of the Bellas. I’d much rather see AJ Lee back but that’s not too likely in the near future so we’ll have to go with the next best thing (at least until Victoria comes back or Ivory decides to come out of retirement… lol) and that’s the young Goth, Paige. New Champion as Paige makes Nikki tap and becomes the new WWE Divas Champion.
Winner and NEW Divas Champion: Paige
Goldust versus Stardust
Brother versus brother. I wonder if there are any plans to have Dusty stop by and be part of the match? This one is pretty simple. Cody… I mean “STARDUST” wins. His brother demands a “Shades of Christian One More Match” and they settle their differences at Wrestlemania in the match they’ve both been asking for for such a long time with Goldy retiring shortly afterwards. Yeah, Star beats Gold.
Big Show, Kane and Seth Rollins (The Authority) versus Erick Rowan, Ryback and Dolph Ziggler
Talk about a been there and done that feeling and matches being thrown together just to give someone a spot on the pay-per-view. This one could really go either way, but I think I’ll go for the Team Cena team of Rowan, Dolph and Ryback taking home the win here, thus setting up a couple of possible scenarios. How’s this for fantasy booking. Kane gets pinned so Big Show gets pissed off and knocks him out, thus setting up a match of Kane versus Big Show for Wrestlemania? That gives them both a match for the big event and given their history, actually makes sense. And let Dolph get the pin on Kane to win the match. Then, tomorrow night on RAW when Daniel Bryan is dejected about his loss to Roman Reigns, we can get a little needling from Dolph about he “won his match” and then the good natured joking can lead to a physical interaction, thus setting up the rumored match that Bryan has allegedly been asking for, Dolph versus Bryan at Wrestlemania. Everyone gets what they want and everyone is happy so why the hell not. Or we have the Team Cena folks win just because. Whatever… lol
Winners: Dolph Ziggler, Erick Rowan and Ryback
Triple H confronts Sting
And finally, we have the confrontation that everyone has been waiting for. It’s HHH and “The Vigilante” Sting going face to face. HHH gets put on his butt again and they set up their match for Wrestlemania. And there you go.
And I guess that’s enough for me today. I didn’t mention about the pre-show with Paul Heyman on MizTV, but it’ll be Miz being an ass, Mizdow being entertaining and Heyamn showing why he’s arguably the best talker in pro wrestling today. Maybe they’ll sneak in a surprise match too on the pre-show. One can only hope. I’d like to see the reunited Prime Time Players take on The Ascension again. Hey WWE, make it happen.
And now, I’m out of here. I’ll be back.