WWE Fastlane 2017 aired live on March 5th, 2017 from the BMO Harris Bradley center in Milwaukee, WI.
Fastlane kickoff show:
– Mick Foley is backstage with Stephanie McMahon on speakerphone. Stephanie is chewing him out about making sure tonight runs smoothly, but he tells her to hold on because a wrestler just walked in. Jinder Mahal tells Foley he’s no longer teaming with Rusev, and he needs singles competition. Rusev walks in and says the same, so Foley tells them he’ll find opponents for each of them tonight. They all walk away, and we hear that Stephanie is still left hanging on the phone.
– Samoa Joe does an interview backstage where he talks about putting Seth Rollins out of action and aligning himself with Triple H.
– Akira Tozawa & Rich Swann def. Brian Kendrick & Noam Dar: Kendrick and Dar control the opening moments of the match, taking several minutes to work on Swann and keep him grounded. Swann escapes a roll-up and kicks Dar in the side of the head, then gets the hot tag to Tozawa. Tozawa cleans house until Dar tags back in and double teams him with Kendrick. Tozawa throws Dar outside then tags in Swann, and they throw Kendrick outside. Swann and Tozawa run the ropes and hit suicide dives in tandem on Dar and Kendrick. Back in the ring, Swann hits superkicks on both Dar and Kendrick, then Tozawa suplexes Kendrick. Swann follows up with a 450 splash on Dar for the win.
WWE Fastlane 2017 PPV:
– Samoa Joe def. Sami Zayn: Joe rocks Zayn early on with strikes, but Zayn is able to send Joe to the mat with a hurricanrana. Zayn and Joe tie up in the corner until the referee pulls them apart and Joe drops Sami with a jab. Joe hits a running back splash on Sami in the corner and follows up with a Pele kick. Joe continues beating down Sami until Sami comes back with a clothesline out of nowhere. Sami follows up with the Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count. Joe comes back with a big boot and a Senton drop for two. Joe follows up with a spinning powerslam for another near-fall. Zayn rolls up Joe in a small package for two, then hits a big boot and climbs to the top turnbuckle. Joe goes for the Muscle Buster but Zayn fights him off. Zayn is still sitting on the turnbuckle and Joe hits him with a Pele kick to the head. Joe goes up for a superplex, but Zayn fights out. Joe hits a side suplex on Zayn and follows up with the Coquina Clutch for the win.
– Bayley does an interview backstage where Nia Jax gets in her face. Nia tells her if Charlotte doesn’t take the Women’s Title from her, she will.
– Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson (c) def. Enzo & Cass: The RAW Tag Titles are on the line in this one. Gallows and Anderson dominate the opening minutes of the match. Anderson hits a series of kicks on Enzo, and the Tag Champs use frequent tags to stay fresh and keep Enzo grounded. Big Cass gets the hot tag and drops Anderson, then hits a big boot on Gallows that sends him out on the floor. They hit the Bada Boom on Anderson and Enzo pins, but Gallows breaks up the pin. Gallows throws Cass into the fan barricade, then Enzo hits a splash on Gallows off the apron. Back in the ring, Anderson drops Enzo with a flying knee to the face for the win. Enzo had his foot on the bottom rope, but Gallows knocked it off the rope from the floor before the ref could see.
– Mick Foley is on speakerphone with Stephanie McMahon backstage, and Stephanie is complaining about her flight being delayed. Stephanie demands that Foley makes sure their championship matches go off without a hitch tonight. Stephanie insists on remaining on the phone with Mick for the remainder of the show. Stephanie says they need to talk about Samoa Joe, and Foley takes her off speakerphone.
– Sasha Banks def. Nia Jax: Nia controls the opening moments of the match and tosses Sasha across the ring. Nia works on Sasha’s lower back and keeps her grounded. Nia gets Sasha in the Torture Rack, but Sasha fights out and gets Nia in a guillotine choke. Sasha gets Nia into a sleeper hold, but Nia throws her down to the mat. Nia goes to spear Sasha in the corner but doesn’t get all of it, and Sasha hits a DDT. Nia comes back with a powerslam and a running splash. Nia goes for a Samoan Drop, but Sasha gets out and rolls up Nia with a bridging pin for the win.
– Jinder Mahal and Rusev come out to the ring because they each have a single’s match and each one wants to go first. They start fighting which leads to Jinder hitting a running knee to Rusev’s head at ringside, so it looks like Jinder is up first.
– Cesaro def. Jinder Mahal: Jinder gets lots of offense in on Cesaro until Cesaro hits a forearm shot to the face and start firing up. Cesaro hits a double stomp on Jinder followed up by a gut-wrench suplex. Cesaro start selling his lower back and Jinder turns things around in his favor. Cesaro hits a vertical suplex an follows up with some European uppercuts. Cesaro hits the 619 then heads to the top rope and hits a flying cross body for a two count. Rusev gets back to his feet at ringside and it distracts Jinder. Cesaro comes from behind with a European uppercut for the win off of the distraction. After the match, Rusev beats down Jinder and hits a big boot that sends him down to the floor. The Big Show’s music hits, and it looks like he will be Rusev’s opponent tonight.
– The Big Show def. Rusev: Big Show immediately starts working on Rusev and hits some chops to the chest. Big Show chases Rusev outside and shoves him into the fan barricade, then back in the ring he drops Rusev with a headbutt. Big Show follows up with a running splash in the corner and another headbutt. Rusev takes out Big Show’s knee a couple times, then kicks him in the head three times. Rusev pins but Big Show kicks out at two. Rusev stomps on Big Show and goes for The Accolade, but Big Show gets out and chokeslams him. Big show chokeslams Rusev again, and the fans still want one more. Big Show gives Rusev a third chokeslam, then sits Rusev down in the corner. Big Show hits the Knockout Punch on the seated Rusev, then pins him for the win.
– Kevin Owens does an interview backstage citing all of the WWE stars he’s beaten recently, and says Goldberg only beat Lesnar.
– Neville (c) def. Jack Gallagher: The Cruiserweight Title is on the line in this one, and Austin Aries is on commentary. Gallagher does his headstand on the turnbuckle gimmick early on and Neville gets frustrated. Gallagher hits a dropkick that sends Neville rolling to the outside. Gallagher follows Neville outside and they brawl around ringside until Neville slams Gallagher into the fan barricade. Back in the ring, Neville continues working on Gallagher and keeps him grounded. Jack comes back with some elbows to the face and a dropkick that sends Neville outside. Gallagher follows up with a suicide dive, then takes Neville back in the ring for a back suplex off the top turnbuckle. Neville comes back with a facebuster, then hits a German suplex. Neville follows up with a Phoenix Splash off the middle rope for a two count. Neville follows up with some kicks to the face. Gallagher hits a headbutt, and Neville comes back with a big boot, then Gallagher comes back with a headbutt that drops Neville for a two count. Gallagher misses a running dropkick and Neville hits a superkick that sends Gallagher to the apron. Gallagher headbutts Neville and sits him on the top turnbuckle. Gallagher attempts a superplex, but Neville throws him down. Neville climbs to the top rope and hits the Red Arrow for the win.
– Paul Heyman is backstage for a surprise guest appearance. Heyman does an interview where he says his client has the right to be here tonight at Fastlane, but he doesn’t say whether Lesnar actually will be here tonight or not. Heyman says no matter who wins tonight, Lesnar is the real winner, because he’s either going to win the Universal Title from Goldberg, or he’ll watch how Owens beats Goldberg and he’ll do the same thing to Goldberg at WrestleMania.
– The New Day is out on the stage with an ice cream cooler. They cut a brief promo about wanting to have their own ice cream and their plans for hosting WrestleMania.
– Roman Reigns def. Braun Strowman: Both men go back and forth with offense in the opening moments. Strowman and Reigns each knock each other outside at one point. At ringside, Strowman throws Reigns over the ring steps, then Reigns comes back with a Superman punch. Strowman charges at Reigns, but Reigns moves and Strowman crashes into the ring steps. Reigns picks up Strowman, but Strowman slams reigns into the ring post them back in the ring. Strowman goes to work on Reigns and throws him across the ring. Strowman hits a running spinebuster on Reigns, then follows it up with a Samoan Drop. Strowman hits a running splash on Reigns for a two count. Reigns starts firing up and goes for a Superman punch, but Strowman catches him and slams him down with a reverse chokeslam. Strowman and Reigns brawl around ringside, then back in the ring Strowman missses a spear and crashes into the ring post. Reigns follows up with a series of clotheslines on Strowman in the corner. Strowman goes for a chokeslam, but Reigns gets out and hits a Samoan Drop for a two count. Strowman comes back with a gut-wrench suplex on Reigns for a two count of his own. Strowman misses a splash in the corner and crashes all the way down to the floor at ringside. Strowmkan starts selling his knee, and Reigns hits him with a running dropkick at ringside. Reigns goes for a spear, but Strowman catches him and hits a running powerslam through the announce table. Strowman throws Reigns in the ring, then slowly gets in, still selling his knee. Reigns spears Strowman as soon as he gets in the ring for a two count. Reigns hits three Superman punches on Strowman, but Strowman shoves him down before the fourth one. Strowman goes up to the top rope and comes flying off for a splash, but Reigns rolls out of the way and Strowman crashes onto the mat. Reigns follows up with a spear for the win.
– Backstage, Foley tells Samoa Joe that if he gets involved in Kevin Owens’ match tonight, there’s going to be hell to pay.
– Bayley (c) def. Charlotte: The Women’s Championship is on the line in this one. Before the match, Charlotte orders Dana Brooke to return backstage. Lots of offense from Bayley in the opening minutes. Bayley throws Charlotte outside and follows up with a hurricanrana off the apron down to the floor. Back in the ring, Charlotte takes control for several minutes until Bayley comes back with a spear in the corner and a back suplex for a two count. Bayley hangs Charlotte upside down form the turnbuckle and appears to attempt a springboard leg drop twice, but misses each time. They fight on the turnbuckle again until Bayley eventually hits a Frankensteiner and follows up with a flying elbow drop for a two count. Charlotte comes back with the Natural Selection for a two count, and controls the match until Sasha Banks runs out and distracts Charlotte. This leads to Bayley hitting a belly to belly suplex on the floor at ringside, and then she hits another one in the ring for the win to retain the Women’s Title.
– Goldberg (c) def. Kevin Owens: Kevin Owens’ Universal Championship is on the line in this one. Owens hops outside and circles the ring before the opening bell. Owens delays getting in the ring for several minutes before getting in and calling for them to ring the bell. Before the bell rings, Chris Jericho’s music hits and Jericho walks out on the stage. The bell rings, and Goldberg hits a spear on the distracted Kevin Owens. Goldberg follows up with a Jackhammer for the win, and Goldberg is now the WWE Universal Champion. Goldberg celebrates with the Universal Title at ringside as Fastlane goes off the air.
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