WWE Fastlane Predictions
This Sunday is the final PPV before WrestleMania. The feuds leading up to Fastlane are becoming more apparent. Superstars are getting ready for the grandest stage of them all. Here are the following predictions for Fastlane:
Universal Championship - Roman reigns (C) vs. Daniel Bryan
Bryan takes a different approach, a much aggressive approach to grab the opportunity to main event WrestleMania. Bryan defeated Jey Uso in a steel cage match that matched Reigns for the title.
For Reigns, it is expected for him not to depend on Uso. Each time, Uso has failed Reigns to clean up the mess and represent the family. With the two superstars ready to put up a challenge, Uso and Edge must solve one more piece of the puzzle.
Jey Uso and Edge will battle on March 19 on Smackdown. The winner of the match will be the special guest enforcer. How will this play out?
Edge attacked Reigns, and Bryan kicked Edge. Uso has been the puppet in this storyline. Therefore, expect something crazy to happen that will result in a triple threat match at WrestleMania between Edge, Reigns, and Bryan.
Prediction: Roman Reigns retains Universal Champion
Women's Tag Team Championship - Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler (C) vs Bianca Belair & Sasha Banks
A year ago, rumors surrounded the wrestling community that Banks vs. Bayley would be at the match at WrestleMania. Now, a new player is in the building, and she is the EST of WWE. Bianca Belair has made a strong appearance and crushed the mat by becoming the Royal Rumble winner. She has her eyes on the prize as she is set to square off against Banks for the Smackdown Women's title at Wrestlemania. But before that happens, they will tag team and seek to win the tag team titles.
Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler have successfully defended the tag team titles three times. They have already defeated Banks and Belair at the Elimination Chamber PPV. Then, they defeated Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez on NXT, and last week (WWE Raw), they went victorious over Lana and Naomi.
Although the scenario did not play out at the Elimination Chamber, I expect that Banks will turn her back on Belair to escalate the feud from being best friends to big enemies.
Prediction: Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler retain the titles.
Intercontinental Championship - Big E (C) vs. Apollo Crews
Crews is tired of being the nice guy. After talking to Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman, he realized he had to dig deeper and find himself. He happened to research his family heritage and learn how his family handled business. Crews went out in outrage to assault Big E that left him injured and missing out a few weeks.
Big E returned to Smackdown and defeated Sami Zayn. Then, Crews attacked Big E again. Both superstars have built such hatred between them that Fastlane may not be enough for them to settle their differences.
Prediction: Big E retains the IC title.
Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus
In 2013, Sheamus was a dominant superstar who used to maltreat Drew McIntyre, Heath Slater, and Jinder Mahal (3MB). John Cena and Ryback would help Sheamus during his feud. In 2019, Sheamus and McIntyre worked together as best friends while Big E and AJ Styles figured it is an angle in which Sheamus is reaching for the WWE Championship. Now, both superstars will battle in which seems to be the last time. The winner will more than likely headline WrestleMania and square off against the WWE Champion Bobby Lashley.
Prediction: Drew McIntyre has defeated Sheamus twice. It is beyond me to believe that there will be a different turnout. McIntyre wins!
Randy Orton vs. Alexa Bliss
Bliss has tormented the Viper making Orton lose matches. Her wicked spells have made Orton cough up black blood. I would expect a cinematic match where "The Fiend" will rise from the dead. If so, we will be in a treat with Randy Orton vs. The Fiend at WrestleMania.
Prediction: The Fiend appears.
Shane McMahon vs. Braun Strowman
This match has been listed for Fastlane. With Shane involved at this particular time, you would think that Shane will settle for another WrestleMania moment. Should this match take place this Sunday, expect a big surprise for Strowman. Would Dabba-Kato make a surprise and force Strowman to battle at Wrestlemania. Kato and Strowman do have history from Raw Underground.
Prediction: Strowman wins
Lastly, I would expect the United States Championship to be defended during the Kickoff Show. Riddle (C) vs. Mustafa Ali. Riddle will retain as champion.