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Rematch at Fastlane!!
Shane McMahon comes out to the ring to open the show as we get the highlights from Elimination Chamber WWE Championship match. 6 Man Tag Team match is announced between all 6 participants from that match. Shane discusses the debut of NXT stars last night and says they are going to be here again tonight as the Miz comes out to interrupt. He says he can’t wait anymore and have to get it out his system. He tells Shane that he used Shane to make his dad proud. He wants to make every title that he wins relevant. He recounts how his dad told him that he was proud of him at SD three weeks ago and that was the best moment of his career and life and all due to Shane. He apologizes for letting Shane down and asks Shane to get a rematch.
The Usos interrupt. They remind everyone that there are no automatic rematches now and continue to mock Miz. Shane is asking the Miz to keep calm and tells Usos that they can’t disrespect his partner like this. He then announces the rematch for SD Tag Team Title at Fastlane.
Aleister Black vs Andrade
Andrade starts with a wrist lock and avoids a spinning kick. Andrade goes for the suplex but Black puts him in a head lock. After lariat, Andrade hits a huge chop on the chest. He drags Black in the corner and hits few more chops and punches. Black avoids a knee to the face after another arm drag. Andrade moves out of the ring as he goes face first into the turnbuckle. Black does a backflip and gives his signature pose as we head to commercials.
Black continues with his attack for some time before Andrade tries to go for the headlock DDT but Black counters it and hits a double knee to the face from the middle turnbuckle. He hits a spinning kick and gets the near fall. Andrade moves away to send Black into the turnbuckle face first. He hip toss Black and followed it with a running knee on his face in the corner. He goes for the hammerlock DDT again but Andrade counters it to send Andrade to face first into the turnbuckle and then hits Black Mass kick to get the win.
Winner- Aleister Black with a pinfall
Jeff Hardy asks AJ Styles to let bygones be bygones and work together in the match later tonight when Kofi and the New Day comes to offer them pancakes.
DIY (Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano) vs the Bar(Sheamus and Cesaro) – Tag Team Match
Sheamus and Ciampa start. Sheamus drags Ciampa to the corner and hits some elbows. Ciampa hits a kick and some chops on Sheamus. Cesaro and Johnny are tagged in. Cesaro hits a suplex but Johnny counters a lariat only to be hit by an uppercut by Cesaro. Johnny sends both Cesaro and Sheamus out of the ring and follows with a suicide dive on Sheamus outside the ring. Cesaro hits a backbreaker on Ciampa and Sheamus clotheslines Johnny at the ringside.
Cesaro has Ciampa in a sidelock and keeps control with an uppercut before tagging Sheamus. Sheamus comes in and takes out Johnny from the apron. Sheamus tries to go for the white noise from the top turnbuckle but Ciampa counters with a senton bomb. Johnny and Cesaro get the hot tag. Gargano counters and lands a superkick, and Sheamus just about kicks out. Cesaro is tagged in, while Ciampa also tags in and gets a roll up cover and the pinfall. Cesaro was caught unawares.
Winner- Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa with
Who is ready for Asuka?
Asuka is finally back on SmackDown. She is asked if people are currently talking much more about RAW Women’s champion and if she’s lost in the shuffle. Asuka plays it down and says she took on the challenge of Becky Lynch at TLC and then at Royal Rumble and is again ready for her next challenge. Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose interrupt and Mandy challenges Asuka.
Asuka vs Mandy Rose
Asuka starts with a sidekick, overcomes a sidelock and hits a dropkick. Lacy Evans’ music hits and everyone has forgotten about the match suddenly. And for the third night in the row, Lacy walks on the ramp and goes back. Mandy takes advantage of the distraction and pushes Asuka into the turnbuckle, which angers Asuka. Asuka lands some kicks on
Asuka tries to power out of Shoulder stretch and locks Mandy in the ankle lock. Mandy breaks it quickly by reaching the ropes. She lured Asuka out and hit a knee into her face at the ringside.
Asuka beats the count from the referee to come back to the ring. Mandy continues with kicks while Asuka is down. Asuka comes back with an uppercut and some punches. She hits a dropkick and a spinning kick to get the near fall. She follows with a German suplex and a running kick. Asuka hits a kick on Mandy’s face. Mandy fakes an injury and sends Asuka into the ropes and quickly rolls her up to get the pin.
Winner- Mandy Rose with
Charlotte Flair is interviewed backstage where she says that Becky is a ghost after getting suspended. Flair also claims that she will get Becky thrown in jail for trespassing if she tries to attack her again. She reminds us that she is going to main event Wrestle Mania,
Miz informs Shane that his dad will be at the ringside at Fastlane.
Ricochet vs Eric Young
Ricochet and Young trade
Winner- Ricochet with a
Daniel Bryan’s Fastlane Opponent?
New Day members are interviewed backstage where Xavier and Big E counters the claim that Kofi is on fire for one week by saying that it is due to Kofi’s work for 11 years. Kofi thanks his New Day partner to allow him to join in the Elimination Chamber and tells us that he wants to keep the momentum.
Kevin Owens’ video from last night is played again.
The New Day, AJ Styles, Jeff Hardy, Samoa Joe, and Randy Orton make their way to the ring. Daniel Bryan comes out with Rowan for the match and starts his rants. He then tells us that his Fastlane opponent is not going to be anyone from the match at Elimination Chamber.
Daniel Bryan, Samoa Joe & Randy Orton vs Kofi Kingston, AJ Styles & Jeff Hardy
Kofi and Bryan start but Bryan tags Samoa Joe even before the action starts. Kofi takes down Joe with quick moves and tags in Hardy who continues his attack. Joe slams Hardy face first on the floor and tags in Orton who hits some kick in the midsection of Hardy. Bryan then comes in to hit some Yes! kicks. Orton comes in to put Hardy in the chin lock. Hardy fights out on it to hit Orton on the chin, Kofi is tagged in and takes out all three opponents to with quick moves and sends Orton and Bryan out of the ring. He was going for the splash on Orton at the announce table from the top but Bryan pushes him to the ringside. Orton hits a side slam on Kofi at the announce table.
Bryan is taking out punches on Kofi. He tags in Orton who takes Kofi to ringside to hit another side slam on the announce table. Back in the ring, Orton locks Kofi in a chin lock. Orton goes for the shoulder thrust but Kofi moves out. Bryan and Styles get the hot tag. Styles hits a backbreaker and lands a knee to Bryan’s face for a two count. Orton comes in to hit RKO but Styles counters and then takes out Joe at the apron.
Styles put in the calf crusher on Bryan which is broken by Samoa Joe. Hardy hits Twist of fate on Joe to send him out. Orton throws Hardy out and Styles clotheslines Orton out of the ring. Bryan rolls up Styles from behind for a near fall. Styles escapes it but Bryan puts him in the Lebell Lock. Styles breaks the lock by reaching the ropes, counters the flying knee and hits a Pele kick. Kofi comes in and drops Bryan with a springboard move. He blocks a suicide dive with a forearm and hits a missile dropkick. Kofi gets the pin after hitting Bryan with Trouble in Paradise.
Winner- Kofi Kingston, AJ Styles and Jeff Hardy with a
Xavier Woods and Big E have Kofi on their shoulders with Styles and Hardy joining in the celebration. Shane McMahon comes out to announce that Daniel Bryan has to defend his title at Fastlane against Kofi Kingston.