WWE Fastlane 2018: Reactions & Review

WWE Fastlane 2018 openingWatch the opening to WWE Fastlane 2018, as WWE makes its final stop on The Road to WrestleMania 34. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: https://goo.gl/QmhBof2018-03-12T00:43:01.000Z

Here’s my final thoughts on WWE SmackDown Live’s Fastlane 2018!


Tye Dillinger and Breezango (Fandango and Tyler Breeze) vs. Mojo Rawley, Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin (Six-Man Tag Team Match)

Chad Gable taunts Tyler Breeze: WWE Fastlane 2018 Kickoff MatchChad Gable, Mojo Rawley & Shelton Benjamin clash with Tye Dillinger & Breezango in the WWE Fastlane 2018 Kickoff Match. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: https://goo.gl/QmhBof2018-03-12T00:34:54.000Z

Reactions: 10! 10! 10! 10! It feels like it’s been eons since Tye Dillinger has competed on my TV screen. Side note – I’d fully support an Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal victory for “The Perfect 10.” He popped out of the hole he’s been hiding in for the past couple months for this fun six-man tag team match. Fandango’s amateur wrestling helmet antics made me snicker a bit, plus I got a kick out of the fast-paced action put on display here. It never slowed down, it featured a bunch of talented guys, and it didn’t overstay its welcome. It served its purpose as your usual PPV Kickoff Match. Thankfully, it featured a group of guys worth tuning into the Kickoff Show to see.

Mojo Rawley responds to the criticism of his skills: Exclusive, March 11, 2018Following a loss at WWE Fastlane 2018, a fired up Mojo Rawley demands he get more respect. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: https://goo.gl/QmhBof2018-03-12T03:31:54.000Z

Rating: 2 out of 5 Stars


Becky Lynch and Naomi vs. Natalya and Carmella

Natalya drops Naomi with a stinging powerbomb: WWE Fastlane 2018 (WWE Network Exclusive)Natalya & Carmella clash with Becky Lynch & Naomi in tag team action: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: https://goo.gl/QmhBof2018-03-12T02:00:34.000Z

Reactions: Meh…just mediocre as a whole. This contest was nothing but filler and was the type of bout that would have been better served as a Kickoff Match. It came off more like a showcase for Carmella more than anything else since she was a major focus of the action. Which makes sense since she still has the MITB briefcase in her possession. Yeah, I didn’t really derive too much satisfaction from this one.

Rating: 1 & a Half out of 5 Stars


Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev (with Aiden English)

Rusev smashes Shinsuke Nakamura into the ringside barrier: WWE Fastlane 2018 (WWE Network Exclusive)The WWE Universe is divided as Rusev brings the fight to Shinsuke Nakamura: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: https://goo.gl/QmhBof2018-03-12T01:38:03.000Z

Reactions: When are we getting that Aiden English “RUSEV DAY!” LP? The man is pure gold on the mic! So this match went about as well as I expected it to go. You had your portion of the match where Rusev used his power to throw Nakamura off his game. Then Nakamura got extra cocky and employed a mix of mind games and swift maneuvering to outmaneuver his bigger foe. Rusev ruled the middle of this bout by keeping Nakamura grounded, but Nakamura eventually got back into the fight. The final moments of this contest saw a bunch of cool counters occur and one of the sickest Superkicks I’ve ever seen (Nakamura’s ability to sell that move is unmatched). And to the surprise of no one, Nakamura woke himself back up in time to KO Rusev with a Kinshasa. The match as a whole was solid and inoffensive, but not exactly great and worth a rewatch.

Rating: 2 & a Half out of 5 Stars


Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Ruby Riott (with Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan) (WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship)

Charlotte Flair hits a vicious moonsault on Ruby Riott from atop the barrier: WWE Fastlane 2018SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair fights tooth-and-nail against Ruby Riott to defend her title: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: https://goo.gl/QmhBof2018-03-12T02:59:28.000Z

Reactions: While I’m not the biggest fan of Charlotte, I’ve always respected her in-ring prowess. She got a fresh opponent in Ruby Riott, someone I’ve enjoyed watching ever since I first laid eyes on her in CHIKARA. Watching these ladies weave in some unique offense and stable warfare into their matchup was interesting to see. The start of this bout started hot as both women tried getting the early victory with their respective finishers. After Charlotte threw herself and Ruby onto the ring apron, Lynch and Naomi came out to even the odds with Morgan and Logan. Ruby looked good during her moments of control and I shockingly wasn’t annoyed at the usage of everyone featured on the outside. It played out pretty well and added to the match instead of taking anything away from it. Charlotte’s final fiery comeback provided this bout with a hot finish. Adding onto that fun ending was Asuka’s sudden appearance and desire to take on Charlotte at ‘Mania 34. I love being surprised by a match I really didn’t envision being anything but serviceable. This was actually pretty good.

Asuka comes face-to-face with Charlotte Flair: WWE Fastlane 2018 (WWE Network Exclusive)After SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair defeated Ruby Riott, The Empress of Tomorrow confronted Flair and made it known that she has WrestleMania on her mind: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on…2018-03-12T03:23:21.000Z

Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars


The Usos (Jey and Jimmy Uso) (c) vs. The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, and/or Xavier Woods) (WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship)

Kofi Kingston stuns Jey Uso with a splash from the top rope: WWE Fastlane 2018 (WWE Network)After hard-hitting offense from Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston goes to the top rope in defense of their SmackDown Tag Team Championship against The Usos: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network. Get your first month of WWE Network for FREE: http://wwenetwork.com Subscribe to WWE on YouTube: http://bit.ly/1i64OdT Visit WWE.com: http://goo.gl/akf0J4 Must-See WWE videos on YouTube: https://goo.gl/QmhBof2018-03-12T02:38:31.000Z

Reactions: I’m always game for a match between The Usos and The New Day. Every time they meet, they change up the formula to their previous bout and slip in a few things that freshen up the entertaining mayhem they usually dish out. That was the theme of this rematch as both teams screwed with each other by stealing each other’s signature moves. Along with all the balls to the wall action they always give an appreciate crowd, they surprised everyone by copying their rivals’ most recognizable moves. They were on their way to another MOTY candidate…until The Bludgeon Brothers arrived. Harper and Rowan laid waste to both teams in a pretty lethal manner. They used steel steps, the ring apron, the floor mats, and their oversized hammers to bring this match to a close. Even though this went to a no contest, I still enjoyed the match itself. The entire segment breaking down into a Bludgeon Brothers destruction derby added more fuel to the fire both teams ignited before their arrival. I’m envisioning another Triple Threat Match for a SD Live championship at ‘Mania 34…

Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars