Welcome to Ringside News’ coverage of WWE Fastlane 2018, the final PPV on the road to WrestleMania!
One year ago at Fastlane 2017, the WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens, stepped into the ring against Goldberg and lost in just over a minute. Tonight Owens faces even greater odds as he is one of only six men facing off in a six-pack challenge, hoping to enter WrestleMania as WWE Champion. Owens best friend and partner Sami Zayn pinned him on Tuesday night, which leads us to believe there may be dissension between the two. The current Champion, AJ Styles, stands a good chance of losing his title tonight, but the Phenomenal One is aiming to retain his title and have a huge showdown with Shinsuke Nakamura at WrestleMania. John Cena on the other-hand, is still looking for a route to WrestleMania because right now he claims he won’t even be on the show. There are a lot of great stories heading into tonight’s main event, let us know who you think is going to win!
The Uso’s will defend their WWE Tag Team Championship’s against The New Day on tonight’s show, in a renewed rivalry. The Uso’s have beaten every team on the SmackDown roster, and locked them in the Uso Penitentiary. That list includes The New Day but the trio have returned for second helpings and they think they can best the twins. These two teams are incredible and always have barn-burner matches, so I expect a heck of a show, however the feud has been done to death. The Bar finds itself in a similar situation to The Uso’s, with having cleared out the entire division, so I’d rather see them face each, or bring two random teams to face them like The Author’s of Pain, and The Hardy Boyz – or in an ideal world, The Young Bucks. Regardless, this is likely to be match of the night.
Also on tonight’s show, Bobby Roode will defend his United States Championship against Randy Orton, and Charlotte will defend her Women’s Championship against Ruby Riott. These two Championship matches feel merely like placeholders until we get the proper matches at WrestleMania, whether that’s Asuka Vs. Charlotte, and a Triple Threat for the US Title with Jinder Mahal. I don’t expect the titles to change hands tonight, so these matches are a little uninteresting.
Other matches at Fastlane tonight include Rusev Vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, and Becky Lynch & Naomi Vs. Natalya & Carmella. Fastlane starts with a pre-show at 7PM, so join in the conversation on the Ringside Talk app and enjoy the show.