This week on the Road to Wrestlemania we are on the Fast Lane to the biggest show of the year. There was a lot tension in the air on Monday Night Raw. The heat boiled over between Rusev and Cena at the beginning of Raw and there match is going to be one to watch at Fast Lane. Dean Ambrose zip tied Bad News Barrett into a title match, Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns collided at the end of Raw and Triple H lost his temper with Ric Flair. Also on Raw Stardust and Goldust have split and it looks like the feud between them has just begun. Also on Raw the Prime Time Players reunited and Paige was dressed as a fairy in her match against Summer Rae. Needless to say Raw had some interesting elements to it. Some one close to me that it is very smart on WWE’s part to have Roman Reigns working with Daniel Bryan because it’s only going to elevate Reigns in the end. I really think Bryan can teach him a lot of things and get a great match out of him which hopefully we will see Sunday.
Smackdown had a different feel to it. It seemed to me they were more focused on the under card which is good thing. I feel like Raw is where the major stars are highlighted and Smackdown is where the young talent is being highlighted which is good. The big thing coming out of Smackdown is that a 6-man tag was made for Fast Lane which should be a great match with a lot of different styles involved.
Bray Wyatt’s promos are still targeting The Undertaker and one has to wonder if Taker will respond. I still have my doubts about him being on Wrestlemania with all the photos of him out there and the reports of him being in bad shape. I hope they do find something great for Bray because those promos would be such a waste if they didn’t give him something great. A lot of questions will be answered this Sunday at Fast Lane and I must say the card doesn’t look too bad. Here are the matches and my few thoughts for each match.
Diva’s Championship Match: Nikki Bella vs. Paige
I feel like Paige has matured a lot since her initial run and I feel with the group of women coming up from NXT she is the best fit for the title and to lead the way for the future Divas.
Six Man Tag: Dolph Ziggler/Erick Rowan/Ryback vs. Seth Rollins/Big Show/Kane
I feel like at some point The Authority storyline has to end. I feel like Kane and Big Show are going to implode and Ryback and Ziggler are going to have a breakout night. I really feel Dolph should be in the main event picture and Ryback should be competing for the United States title.
Goldust vs. Stardust
Fans have waited a long time for brother versus brother and now they have it. They had an awesome run as a tag team but it’s time for Cody Rhodes to shine. Goldust has had a wonderful career spanning over 25 years but it might be time to hang them up.
WWE Tag Team Championship Match: The Uso’s vs. Cesaro/Tyson Kidd
I truly believe that Cesaro and Kidd are two of the most underrated talents on the WWE roster. Their tag team reminds me a lot of when the Hollywood Blondes were put together in WCW. No one expected much out of them but they are killing it in the ring. Don’t be surprised if you see a Nattie heel turn to help her boys win the tag titles.
Intercontinental Championship Match: Bad News Barrett vs. Dean Ambrose
I love Bad News Barrett but they have done nothing with him since he regained the IC Title. Many feel Ambrose should be where Reigns is at because of his in-ring style, character and mic skills. I believe Ambrose will be rewarded with his first reign as Intercontinental Champion.
United States Championship Match: Rusev vs. John Cena
Should John Cena win the United States Title? No. Is there a chance he will win it? Yes. I could totally see WWE dropping the ball with Rusev on Sunday when really it should be someone young and upcoming that beats him. The other point is Cena wins at Fast Lane and Rusev gets it back at Wrestlemania. Either way I don’t like the idea of John Cena winning the United States title.
Winner Faces Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania 31: Roman Reigns vs. Daniel Bryan
This match is a lose-lose situation. If Roman Reigns loses then you discredit the integrity and legacy of the Royal Rumble. If Daniel Bryan loses then you upset all the fans and they get into an uproar. I believe that at this point WWE has no choice but to make it a triple threat match at Wrestlemania 31. I just don’t see it going down any other way.
Triple H and Sting meet face to face
This is definitely the focal point of the show this Sunday. This is a dream match that fans would love to see and they are going to get it at Wrestlemania 31. I can only imagine what the intensity is going to be like when these two are in the ring again.
The Road to Wrestlemania 31 is full speed ahead and A lot of questions will be answered on Sunday as to where the direction of Wrestlemania is going. Stay tuned for the WWE Fast Lane recap and next week’s edition of the Road to Wrestlemania.