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WWE Fast Lane
February 22, 2015
FedEx Fourm
Memphis, Tennessee

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WWE Fast Lane Pre-Show: 

Renee Young welcomes us to the WWE Fast Lane Kickoff Show on the WWE Network. We see the crowd in Memphis filing in the FedEx Forum. The panel for the kickoff show is Booker T, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton. The panel talks about the WWE United States Championship Match with the champion Rusev vs the challenger John Cena and the Daniel Bryan & Roman Reigns match. We go to Tom Phillips in the Social Media Lounge. Phillips says that later on the kickoff  he will talk to the WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos. Use the hashtag #AskUso on Social Media to ask The Usos any questions. We see a really cool video package for the Sting/Triple H confrontation. We see the recent issues between The Daily Show’s John Stewart and Seth Rollins. Eden is joined by Dolph Ziggler, Ryback and Erick Rowan. The question what would a victory mean to the fired guys. Ziggler says that the Authority has a scewed vision as far as what’s best for business and they’re not taking it anymore. Ryback says he’s hungry to take on The Authority. We head to a WWE Network commercial. We see a really cool video piece on Dean Ambrose, who talked about that the WWE Intercontinental championship was seen as the belt that was a stepping stone to the WWE title and the workhorse’s title and he’s the type of guy who deserves to hold a belt like that.  Ambrose said Barrett was one of the toughest guys in WWE and he’d fight him anywhere, right now for the belt. He said the guy makes the title and he’s wanted to make the IC title for a long time.  This was a great piece that made the IC belt mean something. The panel talks about the WWE Tag Team Championship Match between The Usos and Kidd & Cesaro. Saxton gets to talk to the Bella Twins. Nikki says that Paige is not worthy to be the Divas Champion and Brie calls her a emo wannabe. Nikki says tonight she will be embarassing Paige in her house tonight. The Usos have there Q&A with Tom Phillips.

Miz, Mizdow and Paul Heyman Segment: 

The Miz scolds Mizdow and the Memphis crowd starts chanting “We want Mizdow”. The Miz tells Mizdow to sit at the corner. Miz makes Mizdow sitdown and the crowd starts chanting NO! NO! NO!. The Miz welcomes us to Miz TV! The Miz decided to ditch the Oscars because he wanted to see Daniel Bryan vs Roman Reigns. The Miz introduces for Paul Heyman. Miz asks Heyman if Brock will be at Fast Lane. Heyman says that Miz maybe afraid of Brock Lesnar and says that Miz is not that great of a actor. Heyman says that his client is not here this evening. Miz says that he is a great actor and that he will win a oscar. Miz ask if Brock cares who wins the Reigns/Bryan match? Heyman says that the crowd can pray for Daniel Bryan to take on and beat Brock Lesnar. Heyman said he will not be scared of Bryan. Heyman doesn’t like the way Mizdow is staring at him. Miz tells Mizdow to face the turnbuckle and it’s not about him it’s about Mr. Heyman. Miz ask about Reigns and Heyman says that he knew Reigns family since he was 13 years old and that he’s the baddest dude in the WWE right now, but he will lose to Lesnar at WrestleMania. The crowd chants for Mizdow. Heyman repeats himself and walks away.

Saxton picks Reigns, Graves pick Reigns and Booker T picks Daniel Bryan. That’s a wrap for the WWE Fast Lane Kickoff Show.

WWE Fast Lane: 

 First Match: Dolph Ziggler, Ryback and Erick Rowan vs. Seth Rollins, Kane and Big Show 

Ziggler and Rollins start the match, and Rollins quickly gets the side headlock. Ziggler whips Rollins to the ropes to break the hold, but Rollins levels Ziggler with a shoulder block on the rebound. Rollins hits the ropes and Ziggler goes for a leapfrog, but Rollins catches him in mid-air. Rollins sets up for a powerbomb, but Ziggler flips over into a sunset flip for a two count. Rollins regains control and stomps a mud hole in Ziggler in the corner. Ziggler fights out of the corner and makes the tag to Rowan. Rowan wrenches Rollins’ arm and follows up with a pump handle backbreaker. Rowan head butts Rollins, and Rollins scampers to the corner to make the tag to Kane. Kane hits the ropes and charges at Rowan, and Rowan catches him with a scoop slam. Rowan hits a leg drop, but Kane shoves Rowan to the corner. Kane charges at Rowan, but Rowan catches him with a back elbow shot. Kane muscles Rowan to the corner and makes the tag to Show. Rowan pounds on Show, but Show whips him to the outside. Show follows Rowan out of the ring, but Rowan shoves him into the ring post. Rowan goes for a spinning back kick, but Show slides out of the way, causing Rowan to kick the ring post full force. Ziggler tries to make the save, but he just ends up inadvertently distracting the referee while J&J Security work over Rowan. Show rolls Rowan back into the ring and works over the injured leg.

Show makes the tag to Kane, and Kane continues the assault on the leg. Rollins gets the tag and wrenches the knee. Rowan fights back to his feet, but Rollins catches him with a second rope blockbuster. Show gets the tag and locks in a modified inverted Figure Four. Show goes for the Choke Slam, but Rowan counters with a volley of elbows to the head. Rollins gets the tag and kicks Ziggler off the ring apron. Rowan levels him with a spinning back kick and makes the tag to Ryback. Ryback muscles Rollins to the corner and follows up with a Thesz Press. Rollins goes for the Curb Stomp, but Ryback counters into a powerbomb. Ryback sets up for the Meat Hook Clothesline, but Kane makes the save. Ryback tosses Kane and sets up for Shell Shocked, but Rollins counters into a side kick for a long two count. Rollins heads up top and goes for a blockbuster, but Ryback catches him in mid-air and counters into Shell Shocked.

Show makes the save and splashes Ryback before Ryback can make the cover. Rollins makes the tag to Kane as Ryback makes the hot tag to Kane. Kane goes for a choke slam, but Ziggler counters into a DDT. Ziggler goes for the Fameasser, but Kane counters into a side slam, but Ziggler counters into a super kick. Ziggler traps Kane in the corner and goes to work with mounted punches, but Show lands Knockout Punch from the outside. Ziggler crumbles to the mat, and Kane makes the cover for the three count. After the match, the Authority celebrates in the ring. Rollins curb stomps Ziggler, and Show and Kane double choke slam Ryback. J&J Security hold Rowan so that Rollins can curb stomp him as well. J&J Security set up Ryback for the curb stomp, but que in Voices and Randy Orton returns! Orton cleans house, and Kane eats a RKO. Orton tosses the MitB briefcase as Rollins flees into the crowd.

Winner: The Authority 

Josh’s Reaction: Pretty solid opener I thought all the guys in the ring had there moment to shine. I thought that Ryback had the biggest outing of all of the guys in the ring and that’s really cool for the Big Guy! It was great seeing Randy Orton come back and man Rollins ran for his life. Overall good match the right team won and we finally see Orton make his return.

Grade for the Match/Storyline: 82/100 B- 

Goldust & Dusty Rhodes Backstage Segment: 

Goldust is backstage with Dusty Rhodes in the locker room now. Goldust says tonight, he’s not facing Cody – he’s facing Stardust and he’s got to beat Stardust so bad that the thought of him putting on paint and a costume again will make him sick. Goldust says he hates it as much as Dusty but he’s not leaving the ring until he brings his brother Cody home. Dusty says nobody needs to get hurt and when it’s all said & done, both of them mean the world to Dusty. They hug and Goldust walks off.

Second Match: Stardust vs Goldust 

They lock up and Goldust takes it to the corner. They shove each other and lock up again. Stardust takes it to the corner and they shove each other again. They take a few minutes and lock up again. Goldust drops Stardust with a shoulder. They run the ropes and trade holds. More back and forth. Stardust slides out of the Director’s Cut and goes to the floor as fans boo. We see Dusty watching from backstage. Stardust comes back in and Goldust hits right hands. Goldust catches Stardust in a slam and clotheslines him to the floor. Stardust comes back in as fans chant “Cody” at him. Stardust tries to mount some offense but Goldust takes him back to the corner. Goldust goes for the running kick but Stardust slides out and goes to the apron. Goldust brings him back in and comes off the second rope but Stardust gets a boot up. Stardust finally turns it around and stomps away in the corner.

Stardust takes it to the floor and rams Goldust into the apron. Stardust keeps control as the referee tells them to bring it back in. Stardust keeps control and applies a body scissors. Stardust keeps control for several more minutes. Goldust manages to get in a backslide out of nowhere for the win. After the bell, Cole and Stardust are shocked. We see Dusty watching backstage. Goldust offers his hand to Stardust and he briefly takes it but doesn’t look enthused. Stardust rolls out of the ring and heads to the back as Dusty watches.

Winner: Goldust

Josh’s Reaction: Always a odd/interesting experience watching family members duel it out with each other in the ring. I thought that Stardust shine in the match despite losing. I kind of wished that this match was saved for WrestleMania, but at the same time I haven’t had a problem with the way WWE has been presenting this feud.

Grade for this Match/Storyline: 79/100 C+ 

Stardust, Goldust and Dusty Rhodes Backstage Segment: 

Goldust is backstage with Dusty. Goldust says he tried not to hurt Stardust. Stardust comes up and says this looks a family party but he wasn’t invited. He asks Goldust if they’re done. Stardust shoves him into some boxes and beats him down. Dusty yells for Cody to stop. Stardust yells at Dusty and says Dusty killed Cody. Stardust says he’s not living in Dusty’s shadow, Dusty is living in his. Stardust kicks Goldust one more time before walking off. Dusty and officials call for help.

Third Match: WWE Tag Team Championship Match
The Usos (c) w/Naomi vs. Tyson Kidd & Cesaro w/Natalya

Jey and Kidd start the match. Kidd gets a rear waist lock, but Jey counters into a side head lock. Jey hits a scoop slam and makes the tag to Jimmy. Jimmy heads top and hits a diving fist drop for a two count. Jimmy hits an uppercut and follows up with a corkscrew moonsault for a two count. Cesaro gets the tag and starts working over Jimmy’s knee. Cesaro traps Jimmy in the corner, lands a European uppercut, and makes the tag back to Kidd. Kidd goes back to work on the knee and make the quick tag back to Cesaro. Cesaro dives onto the knee and once again traps Jimmy in the corner. Cesaro wrenches on the knee and goes into a one-legged swing. Cesaro locks in a single leg Boston crab and makes the tag to Kidd. Kidd hits a springboard leg drop to the back of the head and then slams Jimmy’s leg into the ring apron. Jimmy kicks Kidd away from the ring, but Cesaro rolls Kidd back into the ring. Cesaro gets the tag, but Jimmy dives across the ring to make the hot tag to Jey.

Jey hits a Samoan Drop and a spinning back heel kick. Jey hits the running Stinkface in the corner and gets a two count. Jey heads up top and sets up for a splash, but Cesaro dives onto the ropes to make Jey lose his balance. Cesaro makes the tag to Kidd and superplexes Jey to set up Kidd for a springboard leg drop. Kidd goes for a springboard rollup pin, but Jimmy gets the blind tag. Kidd lands a kick to the back of Jimmy’s head as Jey flies over the top rope to take out Cesaro. Jimmy slides out of the ring, pulls Kidd of the ring apron, and Samoan Drops him into the barrier. Jimmy rolls Kidd back into the ring, heads up top, and goes for a splash, but Kidd gets the knees up. Kidd locks in the Sharpshooter, but Jey makes the save. Cesaro storms the ring, and Jey and Cesaro slug it out. Jey and Cesaro tumble out of the ring. Kidd lands a kick to Jimmy’s leg and follows up with a Fisherman neckbreaker for the three count.

Winner: New WWE Tag Team Champions Tyson Kidd & Cesaro 

Josh’s Reaction: Surprised by the title change, but I shouldn’t be. Kidd & Cesaro are a great tag team and I’m happy they became the brand new WWE Tag Team Champions. Kidd & Cesaro have the potential to become an amazing tag team. I can’t take anything away from The Usos a lot of people like to hate on the Usos, but they have one of the best matches on every ppv. Really good match and congrats again to Kidd & Cesaro.

Grade for this Match/Storyline: 92/100 A- 

Triple H & Sting Segment: 

Triple H comes down to the ring in 2002 jeans-and-leather-jacket mode. His fists are taped, and he’s ready for a fight. He stands in this ring tonight not as the COO of WWE, but as the heartbeat of WWE. He stands here as the Game, and the King of Kings, and he’s waiting for Sting. Ladies and gentlemen… STING IS HERE! The crowd tries to get a WCW chant started, but it really doesn’t tongue like ECW does. Triple H says that Sting was WCW, and he respects the fact that Sting went down with the ship. But the truth is the guys like Triple H are the guys that sunk that ship. Triple H’s legacy is putting WCW out of business. Sting tried to take out the McMahons at Survivor Series, but he failed. In fact, failing is what he does best. Triple H offers to give Sting his legacy back. If Sting walks away right now, Triple H will ensure that Sting’s legacy will live forever through the WWE Network, through DVDs, through merchandise, through action figures, through all of it. Hell, Triple H will even put Sting in the Hall of Fame down them line.

Or they can do it the other way. Sting can continue to disrespect Triple H, and Triple H can beat Sting’s legacy into the ground right here, right now. And when they carry Sting out of the ring on a stretcher, his legacy will be erased forever. The choice is up to Sting. Triple H knows that Sting has made his choice, so he takes a swing at Sting. Sting levels Triple H, but Triple H springs back to his feet and beats Sting down to the mat. Triple H stomps on Sting and heads out of the ring to retrieve Sledgie. Triple H and Sledgie head for Sting, but Sting has bat! Sting gets the bat under Triple H’s jaw and makes him drop Sledgie. Sting points to the WrestleMania sign and stares at Triple H. Sting turns and begins to walk away. Triple H tries to cheap shot him from behind, but Sting lands a bat shot to the gut. Sting drags Triple H back to his feet and hits the Scorpion Death Drop in the middle of the ring. Will Triple H accept Sting’s challenge and face him at WrestleMania?

Josh’s Reaction: Awesome segment, this crowd absolutley sucks. I love how they booked this segment. What’s there to complain about that was awesome and I can’t wait for Sting/Triple H at WrestleMania. The kings of storytelling.

Grade for this Segment/Storyline: 100/100 A+ 

Fourth Match: WWE Divas Championship Match 
Nikki Bella (c) w/Brie Bella vs Paige

Paige takes down Nikki to start and goes to work with the ground and pound. Paige chases Nikki around the ring and goes for a knee lift from the ring apron, but Nikki sweeps the leg to make Paige crash down onto the apron. Nikki heads out of the ring and slams Paige into the barrier. Nikki rolls Paige back into the ring and gets a two count. Nikki locks in a seated rear chin lock and follows up with an Alabama Slamma for another two count. Nikki slams Paige into the corner and charges at her, but Paige gets a boot up. Nikki levels Paige with a clothesline and hits a running drop kick for a two count. Nikki rolls up Paige and gets a two count of her own. Paige lands a low side kick for another two count. Paige goes for the Ram-Paige, but Nikki fights out. Paige takes Nikki up top, but Nikki flips over into a sunset flip powerbomb for a looong two count. Paige tries to lock in the PTO, but Nikki gets to the ropes before Paige can get it fully locked in. Nikki pulls Paige head-first into the second turnbuckle and rolls her up with a handful of tights for the three count.

Winner: Still WWE Diva’s Champion Nikki Bella 

Josh’s Reaction: I thought this match was underwhelming don’t get me wrong I thought that Paige and Nikki had a solid match with the time they were given, but I know they can blow people away with more time. Not bothered by how Nikki won she’s a heel why be bent out of shape when the heel is doing her job.

Grade for this Match/Storyline: 72/100 C- 

Fifth Match: WWE Intercontinental Championship Match 
Bad News Barrett (c) vs. Dean Ambrose

Ambrose unloads and sends Barrett to the floor for a breather. Barrett comes back in and Ambrose runs over him with a shoulder. Ambrose with an elbow for a two count. Ambrose with kicks in the corner now. Ambrose goes to the top but Barrett kicks him out of the ring and works him over. Barrett brings it back in the ring for a two count. Barrett drapes Ambrose over the top and beats on him. Barrett with a running knee to the gut for a two count. They end up on the floor and Ambrose bounces back with a big clothesline. Ambrose goes in and Barrett follows. Ambrose with a tornado DDT out of the corner. Ambrose unloads with lefts and rights now. Ambrose with forearms and a bulldog. Ambrose goes to the top but lands on his feet. Barrett catches him but Ambrose counters Winds of Change with a roll up for two count. Ambrose stops another attack and dropkicks Barrett. Ambrose goes to the top and hits the elbow drop while Barrett is standing. Ambrose with another two count. Barrett with a counter and a big kick. Ambrose bounces off the rope but Barrett nails Wasteland for two count.

Barrett readies for a Bullhammer but Ambrose ducks it and rolls him up for a two count. Ambrose with the big bounce back clothesline. Barrett slides out of Dirty Deeds and goes to the floor. Barrett grabs his title and goes to walk out on the match. Ambrose dives out and sends Barrett into the barrier. Ambrose rolls him back in the ring but Barrett rolls right back out. Barrett tries to leave through the crowd but Ambrose brings him back and sends him into the steps. Ambrose brings it back in the ring but Barrett is still trying to crawl away. Ambrose unloads in the corner and the referee throws the match out after trying to get Ambrose off. After the bell, Ambrose goes right back to stomping on Barrett. Fans are booing the referee. Ambrose brings the Intercontinental Title in the ring and asks Barrett if this is his and why is he running. Ambrose hits Dirty Deeds and tells the referee to back off him. Ambrose goes to leave but comes back and grabs the title. Ambrose leaves with the belt as his music hits. Barrett recovers in the ring to see Ambrose leaving with his title.

Winner: Still WWE Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barret by DQ

Josh’s Reaction: I was enjoying the match, but man what’s the point of having Dean disqualify himself? It would be more effective if Barrett holds onto the ropes to steal the victory from Ambrose. That’s really unfortunate, but hopefully these guys get another round at WrestleMania. Good match, but confusing finish.

Grade for this Match/Storyline: 84/100 B 

Bray Wyatt Promo: 

Lights turn off. The druids make their entrance with the torches. The bells toll and The Undertaker’s entrance begins as fans pop. Two druids come pushes a casket out. The casket is pushed to ringside and the lid opens. Bray Wyatt sits up and starts laughing as some fans boo. Wyatt says he will never forget the first time he saw “him”… his eyes were so cold. Wyatt says he feared him but now, he has become like everyone else… weak and broken, just a shell of what he once was. Wyatt says now “his” soul is lost, stuck in limbo between your world and ours. Wyatt says it’s time for “him” to go home. Wyatt says his own mission is clear. Wyatt says he knows this person can hear him and is listening. Wyatt says he no longer fears this person because he is pain, he is suffering, he is Bray Wyatt – the new face of fear. Wyatt says at WrestleMania, he will claim the soul of The Undertaker. Wyatt laughs as the casket lid is closed.

Josh’s Reaction: We talk about career defining promos, you just saw Bray Wyatt’s promo! Tremendous promo and segment overall was one of the best things Bray Wyatt has done in his career so far.

Grade for this Segment: 100/100 A+ 

Sixth Match: WWE United States Championship Match 
Rusev (c) w/Lana vs John Cena

Cena strikes first after taking a kick and nailing Rusev. Rusev ends up turning it around and taking Cena to the corner. Rusev works Cena over and barely connects on a spin kick for a two count. Lana looks on and smiles as Rusev kicks Cena in the ribs a few times. Rusev charges with a splash in the corner and covers for another two count. We get dueling chants for Cena as Rusev knocks him off the apron and into the barrier. Rusev rolls Cena back in and covers for a two count. Cena comes back with a dropkick for a two count. Rusev nails a dropkick of his own for a pin attempt. Rusev shoves Cena to the mat as fans chant USA. Cena tackles Rusev and beats on him. Rusev pushes him off but misses a clothesline. Cena with a shoulder tackle. Rusev catches Cena in mid-air and hits a big fallaway slam for a two count. Rusev drops an elbow and another. Rusev with a third elbow and a two count. Cena starts to fight back but runs into an elbow in the corner. Rusev keeps Cena grounded with a submission now. Cena gets to his feet and tries to power out but Rusev kicks him in the gut. Cena blocks a suplex and hits one of his own. Cena drops Rusev again for a two count. Cena goes for an Attitude Adjustment but Rusev hits a DDT for two count. Rusev with a big splash in the corner now, and another. Rusev with another two count. Cena blocks a right hand and fights back. Cena ducks a big shot and comes back with shoulder tackles. Cena with the big side slam. He goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle and taunts Lana before hitting it. Rusev slides out of the AA and nails a big kick to the face for a two count.

Rusev catches him with a big tilt-a-whirl slam for a two count. Rusev runs into a boot. Cena with a tornado DDT out of the corner for a close two count. They trade strikes now. Cena goes for the AA but Rusev grabs the top rope and slides out. Rusev scoops Cena but Cena takes him down into the STF. Rusev ends up breaking it and slamming Cena on his head for two count. Rusev ends up going for the stomp but Cena catches it. Cena with the STF again. Rusev grabs the rope and finally breaks the hold as fans boo. Cena charges and grabs Rusev for the AA. He slides out and nails Cena in the ribs. Rusev with a kick to the side of the head. Cena ducks another big kick and hits the AA for a close two count. Cena goes to the top but Rusev catches him in a powerbomb. Rusev applies The Accolade in the middle of the ring. Cena breaks one arm free but Rusev tightens it up. Cena gets the other but Rusev has it locked tight now. Cena keeps trying to break out but the hold is tightened each time.

Cena powers to his feet with Rusev on his back with the hold still locked. Lana comes in the ring and distracts the referee. Rusev nails a low blow kick and then kicks Cena in the face. Rusev applies The Accolade again and Cena passes out to end the match. Rusev drops the hold and Cena falls on his face. Rusev has his arm raised and Cena is still laid out. Rusev clutches his United States Title and talks trash to Cena as we go to replays. The Russian flag drops down as Rusev and Lana continue their celebration. A trainer checks on Cena as Rusev goes back to talk more trash. Rusev and Lana make their way to the back as Cena is still flat on his face. Cena finally recovers and slowly rolls to the floor. Cena can barely stand but pushes away the referees trying to help. Cena looks out of it as he walks to the back.

Winner: Still WWE United States Champion Rusev by Submission 

Josh’s Reaction: SHOCKED!!!!! Not only was the match was better than I thought it was going to be, but Rusev won by heel tactis and made John Cena passed out. Rusev was made right there and that was freaking awesome. Kudos to both John & Rusev phoenomenal match.

Grade for this Match: 91/100 A- 

Seventh Match: Roman Reigns vs Daniel Bryan 

Bryan circles Reigns to start. Bryan gets a standing side head lock, but Reigns powers out. Reigns reverses into a standing side head lock of his own and then levels Bryan with a shoulder tackle. Bryan gets an O’Connor roll for a two count and goes for a surfboard, but Reigns powers out with only his leg strength. Bryan lands a kick to the inner thigh, but Reigns flings Bryan to the corner. Reigns whips Bryan to the opposite corner, but Bryan flips up and over. Bryan charges at Reigns, but Reigns catches him with a tilt-a-whirl slam. Reigns tosses Bryan to the outside and slams him into the barricade. Reigns drives Bryan into the apron and once again into the barricade. Reigns rolls Bryan back into the ring, but Bryan regains control with a volley of kicks to the hamstring. Bryan locks in an Indian Death Lock, but Reigns POUNDS on Bryan’s face to break the hold. Reigns drags Bryan back to his feet, but Bryan kicks Reigns in the chest. Reigns hot shots Bryan on the top rope and follows up with a Samoan Drop and a clothesline. Bryan springs back to his feet and charges at Bryan, but Reigns damn near decapitates him with a clothesline for a two count.

Reigns hits three rolling fall-away slams and follows up with his patented apron drop kick. Reigns sets up for the Superman Punch, but Bryan counters with a stiff kick to the gut. The referee checks on Reigns but determines that he can continue. Bryan traps Reigns in the corner and continues to work over the gut. Reigns is barely able to defend himself, but Bryan continues the assault. Bryan lands three drop kicks in the corner and goes right back to the kicks to the gut. Bryan takes Reigns up top and goes for a top rope hurricanrana, but Reigns counters into a super powerbomb for a two count. Reigns traps Bryan in the corner and hits rapid fire short clotheslines, but Reigns can barely stand up straight at this point. Reigns takes Bryan up top, but Bryan floats under and crotches Reigns on the top turnbuckle. Bryan heads back up top and hits a back superplex for a two count. Bryan locks in the Yes Lock, but Reigns makes it to the ropes. Reigns rolls to the outside, but Bryan hits a suicide dive that drives Reigns into the barricade. Bryan heads back into the ring and hits a second suicide dive. Bryan goes for a third suicide dive, but Reigns catches him and counters into a belly-to-belly suplex on the outside. Reigns charges at Bryan, but Bryan whips him right into the ring steps. Damn, those steps went flying.

Bryan and Reigns just barely make it back into the ring before the count of ten. Bryan heads up top and goes for a diving drop kick, but Reigns hits a mid-air Superman Punch for a two count. Reigns sets up for the Spear, but Bryan counters into a rollup for a two count. Bryan lands a kick to the back of the head and hits the running knee for a two count of his own. Bryan stares at the WrestleMania sign in disbelief. Bryan goes to work with kicks to the chest and back. Bryan goes for a kick to the head, but Reigns catches the leg. Bryan flips into an arm bar and transitions into the Yes Lock for a second time. Reigns rolls out of the hold, mounts Bryan, and pounds on his face. Bryan grabs an arm bar, but Reigns lifts him into a sit-out powerbomb. Bryan and Reigns trade kicks and punches on the mat. Bryan lands a kick to the back of the head and sets up for another running knee. Bryan goes for the running knee, but Reigns counters into the Spear for the three count. After the match, Bryan tells Reigns that he BETTER kick Lesnar’s ass. Bryan shakes Reigns’ hand before heading out of the ring.

Winner: Roman Reigns 

Josh’s Reaction: Stellar match between Bryan & Reigns and it ended the debate and Reigns deserves to be in the main event of Mania end of story. What a way to finish off a good PPV!

Grade for this Match: 94/100 A

Josh’s Grade for WWE FastLane: 88/100 B+

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2 comments

  1. Michael McCroskery

    I want to send you my match card predictons for Wrestlemania31 and hopefully , something will become of it. Thanks
    My WM31 Prediction matches:
    Pre-Show Match Jon Stewart v. Rollins
    Daniel Bryan v Ziggler ( provided 1 or both are not added to main event match)
    Paige/Mom v Bella twins
    Stardust v Gold Dust in a steel cage match or other special stipulation match
    HHH/Sting (stipulations based on winner)
    Rollins v Orton
    Usos v Cesaro (tag team championship)
    Ambrose v Bad News Barettt ( no DQ, intercontinental championship)
    Cena v Rusev(US title , Lana banned from ring side)
    Undertaker v Bray Wyatt ( casket match)
    Main Event Brock Lesnar v Roman Reigns(WWE heavywight championship)

  2. Look, we all know wrestling is “Sports Entertainment” but the Daniel Bryan lovefest has got to end. He’s nothing more than Rey Mysterio without a mask. Daniel Bryan versus Brock Lesnar would have absolutely no credibility. Why fans continue to love him is shocking to me. Roman Reigns is a stud!

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