Check out the complete details, match card, storylines, date, time, Location for WWE Fastlane 2021 PPV.
Date: 21 March 2021
Time: 7 PM EST(22 March 12 AM GMT/5:30 AM IST)
Pre-Show at 6 PM EST
Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL, US
WWE Fastlane 2021 will be the sixth event under the Fastlane series, which has become a part of Road to WrestleMania series. The event is making a return to WWE PPV Calendar after missing out in 2020.
This year’s event will not feature any fans in the arena due to COVID-19 restrictions. The fans will join the event virtually via WWE Thunderdome. Fastlane 2021 will also be the first event to air on Peacock streaming service in the United States as per the new deal between WWE and NBCU.
WWE Fastlane 2021 Match Card & Results
|1||Roman Reigns(c) vs Daniel Bryan||WWE Universal Championship Match||Roman Reigns|
|2||Big E(c) vs Apollo Crew||WWE Intercontinental Championship||Big E|
|3||Riddle(c) vs Mustafa Ali||WWE United States Championship||Riddle|
|4||Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax(c) vs Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair||WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship||Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax|
|5||Drew McIntyre vs Sheamus||Singles Match||Drew McIntyre|
|6||Randy Orton vs Alexa Bliss||Intergender Singles Match||Alexa Bliss|
|7||Seth Rollins vs Shinsuke Nakamura||Singles Match||Seth Rollins|
|8||Braun Strowman & Elias||Singles Match||Braun Strowman|
Main Article: complete results from Fastlane 2021 here.
WWE Fastlane 2021 Matches Storylines
Roman Reigns(c) vs Daniel Bryan – WWE Universal Championship Match
Daniel Bryan won the #1 contender Elimination Chamber match for Universal Championship. He got the title shot right after the chamber match and was defeated by Roman Reigns in a short match. Next week on SmackDown, Bryan took a shot at Roman for choosing to face him after he had already endured a grueling chamber match. Bryan challenged Roman for a title match at Fastlane.
Instead, he got a match against Jey Uso with the stipulation that if Bryan wins, he will get a Universal Championship match at Fastlane. The match ended in a DQ after Roman Reigns attacked Bryan. Next week, Bryan got another opportunity to earn a title shot in a steel cage match against Jey Uso. Bryan won that match to fix his bout with Roman at Fastlane.
Next week, Bryan and Roman met in the ring for a contract signing segment. Roman refused to sign the contract saying that Bryan did not deserve the title shot. Bryan riled up Roman into signing the contract. Jey Uso got angered as well after listening to jibes from Bryan and said he will be the special enforcer in the match.
Edge, who is supposed to face Universal Champion at WrestleMania, expressed his wish to be the enforcer. A match between Edge & Jey Uso was announced with the winner becoming the special enforcer. Edge defeated Jey in that match. Roman took out Edge after the match. Daniel Bryan was also beaten up by Jey & Roman at the go-home show for Fastlane.
Big E(c) vs Apollo Crews – WWE Intercontinental Championship
Apollo Crews answered Big E’s open challenge for the IC title but was unable to win the title. A rematch was issued which ended in a double pin and Big E was able to get the win after the restart. Crews’ patience ran thin when Big E refused to give him another title shot. Crews turned heel after attacking Shinsuke Nakamura after Nakamura defeated him in a singles match.
Big E tried to calm him down but Crews attacked Big E also with the steel steps. Big E missed next three weeks from SmackDown. Upon his return, Big E called out Apollo and offered him the title shot at Fastlane. Crews did not come out. But he later attacked Big E once again after his match against Sami Zayn. WWE announced the title match between them for Fastlane.
Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax(c) vs Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair – WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair teamed up with Reginald to beat Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler & Bayley at an episode of SmackDown. Jax & Baszler were able to retain the tag team titles at Elimination Chamber. A rematch was announced via Twitter for Fastlane 2021.
Bianca Belair defeated Shayna Baszler in a singles match. Sasha Banks also defeated Nia Jax in the match for SmackDown Women’s Championship after Baszler accidentally hit Nia Jax with a stiff kick. Nia and Sasha abandoned their respective tag team partners in the rematch.
Riddle(c) vs Mustafa Ali – WWE United States Championship
Riddle teamed up with Lucha House Party to defeat RETRIBUTION in a tag team match. Angered by this, Mustafa Ali challenged Riddle for a singles match to show RETRIBUTION how to win a match. Ali defeated Riddle in a non-title match after some distraction from Mace.
Ali then got the United States Championship match but was unable to defeat Riddle this time. Ali then asked for a rematch which was granted by WWE at Fastlane 2021.
Drew McIntyre vs Sheamus
Sheamus attacked Drew McIntyre on 1 February edition of RAW with the Brogue kick. Sheamus then pinned McIntyre in the Gauntlet match on 15 February edition of RAW. McIntyre eliminated Sheamus from Elimination Chamber match for the WWE Championship.
Sheamus and McIntyre faced-off in a singles match at 1 March RAW episode where McIntyre won. A No-Disqualification rematch took place at 8 March episode also which ended in a no-contest. WWE later announced a ‘No Holds Barred’ match between them for Fastlane 2021.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs Seth Rollins
Seth Rollins was feuding with Cesaro in February. Nakamura confronted Rollins after he attacked Cesaro during a match. Next week on SmackDown, Rollins cut a promo against Cesaro, calling him a waste of potential. Nakamura once again confronted Rollins and beat him when Rollins tried to attack him. WWE then announced a match between them at Fastlane.
Randy Orton vs Alexa Bliss
Alexa Bliss started playing mind games with Randy Orton after Orton burned down The Fiend Bray Wyatt at TLC 2020 PPV. Bliss also ended up costing Orton a lot of matches by providing distractions. Orton warned Bliss not to get involved in his matches. Bliss responded by challenging him for a match at Fastlane.
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