I was about a hour and a half behind when I started watching WWE Fastlane on Sunday night so I made sure to steer clear of Twitter and the Internet in general because of spoilers. I bring this up because the WWE app kinda fucked that up; I forgot that it sends your phone notifications of the results of some the matches. So I saw something on my phone like “John Cena submits to Rusev”.
But weirdly enough, seeing that actually made me want to see the match. Did John Cena really tap out from The Accolade? Technically, yes. After a low blow and distraction from Lana, Rusev made Cena pass out to The Accolade. But in the record books (Wikipedia?) it’ll say he lost via submission. Rusev leaves with a bad chick, his Unitedd States Championship, and his record of never being pinned or tapped out unscaved (And Saule Wright doesn’t get to riot). So what does this mean? Get ready for SUPER Patriotic Cena at the rematch at WrestleMania. We may even get a training montage in the likes of Rocky 4.
The main event of WWE Fastlane was Roman Reigns versus Daniel Bryan. And it should have been because it was a good match. Roman Reigns didn’t get booed. Much. Daniel Bryan played the crafty veteran heel for much of the match and a heelish Bryan is a cool thing.
The match was basically Reigns trying to prove to the WWE Universe that he was worthy of his WrestleMania 31 spot. If he proved it or not is subjective, but he did a good job and I’ll think he’ll be fine at when he faces Brock Lesnar on March 29th. Would it have been awesome to see Bryan tap out Brock? Of course. But it’s not gonna happen (At least at WrestleMania 31). Speaking of Daniel Bryan, what’s up next for him?
Other notable things that happened at WWE Fastlane:
Randy Orton returned during The Authority versus Dolph Ziggler, Erick Rowan, & Ryback to give out RKO’s to Kane and J&J Security. He tried to get at Seth Rollins so I guess that’s really happening at WrestleMania 31.
The Sting versus Triple H match also became official for WrestleMania. The in-ring confrontation was okay, but I’m still not sure if a bat held to the chin would make a person drop a sledgehammer. That moment is also the GIF of the Night.
Six Man Tag Team Match:Seth Rollins, Kane, & Big Show defeated Dolph Ziggler, Erick Rowan, & Ryback
Goldust defeated Stardust
WWE Tag Team Championship Match:Tyson Kidd & Cesaro defeated The Usos (c) to win WWE Tag Team Championship
WWE Divas Championship Match:Nikki Bella (c) defeated Paige to retain WWE Divas Championship
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match:Bad News Barrett (c) defeated Dean Ambrose
WWE United States Championship Match:Rusev (c) defeated John Cena to retain WWE United States Championship
Roman Reigns defeated Daniel Bryan. Roman Reigns will now face Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WrestleMania 31.