WWE Fastlane 2016: Reactions & Review

Here’s our final review of WWE Fastlane 2016!

Kalisto (c) (with Sin Cara) vs. Alberto Del Rio (with Sheamus, King Barrett and Rusev) (Two out of Three Falls) (WWE United States Championship)

Reactions: Rio and Kalisto have gotten to put on some decent matches for the US Championship these past few months. This Two out of Three Falls matchup truly gave us a rematch that fulfilled the lofty expectations we expected from both Luchadors. This contest was easily steps above their previous matches. Rio always seems to go a bit harder and play a bit dirtier when he’s matched up with a fellow Mexican wrestler. A lot of the match took place on the outside, which led to exciting moments such as Rio using his double foot stomp to Kalisto on the arena floor. Kalisto’s amazing high-flying arsenal came into play several times here and that’s what made this title match even more of a fun affair. The finish was also fun to witness as Kalisto deviated from his finisher with a cool counter that was followed up by a quick pin. If this is the end of their feud, then this match was the perfect one to end it on. This was a solid and enjoyable start to the show.

Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks vs. Team B.A.D. (Naomi and Tamina)

Reactions: It’s been a while since we’ve seen the Divas properly start of a PPV. Banks and Becky are the perfect ladies to rely on to get the crowd hype due to their NXT background. This tag match was your standard Divas contest, but it was lot more interesting since all four women work a lot harder than their “all looks, no ability” counterparts. Team B.A.D.’s teamwork was smart and worked well for a few moments, plus the rough partnership between Banks and Becky played a role in how this match transpired. Once Sasha got going, this match got a tad bit more exciting. Overall, this was a fine effort from all four ladies. It wasn’t super exhilarating, but it was still fine for what it was.

Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars

Kevin Owens (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler (WWE Intercontinental Championship)

Reactions: “AND THAT’S WHY I’M THE CHAMP!” That quote rung true after an awesome match between Owens and Ziggler. Ziggler’s home crowd cheered ferociously for their guy, but there were just as many cheers for KO. This made the atmosphere surrounding this title match all the more interesting. Owens constant berating of Ziggler was hilarious as always, which also added to this great contest. Ziggler brought everything to the table against Owens (he even went back to his day of amateur wrestling). The back and forth action got even better during a crazy exchange of Superkicks between both men. There was never a dull moment during this matchup as both competitors fought tooth and nail for an appreciate crowd. As expected, Owens and Ziggler put on a clinic. Owens Pop-Up Powerbomb looked even more devastating than it usually did, which made the finish much more impactful to witness. If these guys wanna go at it again, we’re down to watch it unfold. Great match!

Rating: 3 & a Half out of 5 Stars


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