Hear me out, I’m not saying it’s a good idea. Everyone knows that the money match is Shinsuke Nakamura v. AJ Styles for the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania. I get that. I would very much like to see that match happen. Still, with all these multi-man matches happening, it almost seems like WWE’s trying to be unpredictable. What if Elias wins the Elimination Chamber? What if Dolph Ziggler becomes WWE Champion?
With all that said, what would be the best case scenario should AJ Styles be dethroned at Fastlane?
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There are exactly four weeks between Fastlane and Wrestlemania 34. In that time, it’s not entirely for there to be a rematch for the WWE Championship. Styles could win the title back in a rematch. Of course, that would mean that whoever previously won the championship would have their first reign last only two weeks.
Of the five men in Fastlane’s main event, only Styles has ever been WWE Champion. Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Baron Corbin, and Dolph Ziggler have never been WWE Champion. Owens was Universal Champion, and Ziggler is a two-time World Heavyweight Champion, but it’s not quite the same.
There’s also another downside to this: the potential for a triple threat match. A triple threat wouldn’t be bad per se. Imagine, for example, Nakamura v. Ziggler v. Styles, or Nakamura v. Corbin v. Styles. Those sound like really good matches.