TJRWrestling WWE Fastlane 2023 Preview

wwe fastlane 2023 preview

It’s time for WWE Fastlane with John Cena & LA Knight facing Jimmy Uso & Solo Sikoa along with Seth Rollins facing Shinsuke Nakamura one more time.

John: The WWE Fastlane card had five matches announced going into Smackdown this week. I know that WWE likes to only have six or seven matches on PLE events, but in my opinion, they should have the whole card announced by the end of Monday’s Raw. They had a full month to build this card, so they should be able to have it fully announced nearly a full week before the show.

Fastlane has a decent lineup although, like Payback last month, it’s a bit of a step down from the more major WWE PLE shows. With that said, this might be the best year ever for WWE PPV/PLE shows, so even if my anticipation going in is lower than usual, I think it’ll still be a good night of action.

Joining me for the preview are TJRWrestling writers Joel McIntyre, Matthew Fowler, Kelly Dishnow, Marcus Madison, Alex Podgorski and Kristian Thompson.

Marc: On Saturday, October 7th, WWE presents Fastlane. A pay-per-view that was sandwiched between Royal Rumble and WrestleMania has seen a new place and has much fewer matches slated to take place than in the past. We will see a much more aggressive and vicious side to the Street Profits than we’ve ever seen before and a fast-paced WWE Women’s Championship match as well. There are a few things to be excited about. Let’s get on with it.

Kristian: There have been some pretty uninspiring PPV cards from all wrestling companies as of late. The shows all turned out fine and, due to being loyal fans, we still watch them all anyway but there is an element of ‘fans will watch anything nowadays’ from the Creative teams at present. There’s no clearer example of this than Fastlane 2023 – 5 matches (as of writing this), no Roman Reigns again and two matches that you could easily have as your main event from Raw or SmackDown.

(Please Note: We wrote this preview before Smackdown took place.)


Bobby Lashley & The Street Profits (Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins) vs. LWO – Rey Mysterio, Santos Escobar & ???

Joel: I actually think the mystery partner ends up being Dragon Lee. It would be weird seeing Wilde or Del Toro as they’re part of the tag team. By having Rey and Santos in this, it tells me that the mystery partner is someone not currently in LWO and Dragon Lee makes the most sense given what happened on Smackdown last week. Carlito is another possibility but I’m sticking with Dragon Lee.

The match is going to be awesome, I think. Lashley’s group just formed and this is their first official PLE as a group so I think you gotta give them the win here. Lashley spears Rey for the pin.

Winners: Lashley/Street Profits

Matthew: The “Hurt Business 2.0” faction of Bobby Lashley and The Street Profits are just starting to pick up some steam. On the other side of the ring, it feels only like a matter of time before Santos Escobar turns on his mentor Rey Mysterio. Due to both of these things, this one feels easy to predict. I expect Lashley and The Street Profits to get the win, with Escobar attacking Mysterio after the match.

Winner: Bobby Lashley and The Street Profits

Kelly: This should be an outstanding match. I really like the new edge that the Street Profits have gained since pairing up with Lashley. This match will solidify the Profits heel turn. I’m really interested in seeing what a heel turn can do for the Profits. I think that they will excel in that role, adding some additional depth to their characters. As for the LWO, they are simply here to put the Profits heel turn over. I think either Wilde or Del Toro will take the pinfall.

Winners: Bobby Lashley and the Street Profits

Marc: As of this writing, there has yet to be an announcement of which three of the LWO are teaming in this match. But if last week was any indication, Wilde may be out of action, leaving Del Toro to likely be the third man in the match. And while there has been no indication of any betrayal of Santos on Rey, it’s hard to think of how much he’s compromised all out of respect for his mentor. It’s often forgotten how much Escobar has stepped aside for Rey’s sake.

Fans forget he comes from a wrestling lineage as well. He can easily be seen as the one in his family that defeated the great Rey. But on his night, anything outside of a win by the ALL-MIGHTY PROFITS is impossible to see.

Winners: Bobby Lashley and The Street Profits

Alex: It seems like this match is intended to give more momentum to the Street Profits and make them into a more compelling and credible team. The LWO and Mysterio in particular are in a position where they can lose without suffering serious career setbacks so it makes perfect sense to have the team that’s going in a new direction win so see if this creative shift has any genuine merit.

Winners: Bobby Lashley & The Street Profits (Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins)

Kristian: I love the combination of Lashley and the Profits. Lashley with anyone is great and I’m glad to see him back on TV in a semi-prominent position. The LWO have been consistently fun since their inception/ reincarnation and the transition of Escobar and friends from NXT to SmackDown has been seamless. I expect this to open the show to pop the crowd and be a chaotic 15-minute, athletic contest. I don’t think there’s much doubt who is winning though, as there shouldn’t be.

Winners: Bobby Lashley & The Street Profits

John: This should be a good match that has been built up well based on interactions over recent weeks. I liked the story about how Lashley was mad that Dawkins didn’t take advantage of a cheap shot by Lashley during a tag team match and Rey was able to win. Since then, The Street Profits have had more of an edge. I think The Street Profits will thrive in this role. The LWO is fun to watch, they’ll have terrific matches and I think they lose here.

It would be a shock if Lashley and The Street Profits lost their first match as a trio.

Winners: Bobby Lashley & The Street Profits

WWE Women’s Championship: IYO SKY (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka

Joel: WWE sure does love their Charlotte triple threat matches. I think Iyo’s reign continues because I think either Kairi or a returning Bianca will be her next challenger. The match will be good. Since Iyo pinned Asuka recently, I’m going to go with Charlotte taking the pin here.

Winner: Iyo Sky

Matthew: IYO SKY has only been the WWE Women’s Champion for a little over a month, and already has to defend her title against two of the greatest women’s wrestlers of all time. This has the potential of being a great match, with all three of these women being excellent in the ring. As previously mentioned, SKY just won this title a short while ago at SummerSlam. Therefore, I don’t see her losing it so quickly here, with her successfully defending the title after a great match.

Winner: IYO SKY

Kelly: We have to shoehorn in Charlotte into this match because yeah. I don’t think WWE will ever give us the proper IYO SKY/Asuka title feud that we deserve. What we should get is Charlotte and Asuka putting over the new champion and making her look good. But, to do that, Charlotte would have to drop out of the title picture and WWE would have zero clue what to do with her then. I’m picking the champ to retain because it is too soon to take the title off of her.

Winner: IYO SKY

Marc: As the WWE Women’s Championship world turns, so goes the title reign of IYO SKY. During this time, fans have seen Bayley manipulate this entire reign and be her ‘friend’ but do things that jeopardize her title. It’s this that is what is standing out the most about the making of this match. So, while typically having Flair tied to the title, in this case, it may be a little different. We have Asuka, who is as much of a threat for this title as Flair or SKY. But Bayley’s involvement often makes us wonder, with friends like this, who needs enemies? For now, a SKY title retention may be all we need to show just how good she is despite Bayley’s involvement. Could this be when we see Kairi Sane make her long-awaited return to aid her friend IYO?

Winner: AND STILL WWE Women’s Champion, IYO SKY

Alex: Although Asuka is a great wrestler and Charlotte is, well, Charlotte, I don’t see any real reason for a title change right now. The story has been that Bayley accepted this match and the triple threat stipulation on Sky’s behalf, which angered Sky. Thus, I predict that Bayley will interfere in the match in some way, either as a distraction behind the ref’s back (or after the dreaded ref bump) to keep the title in Damage CRTL’s hands.

Winner and STILL WWE Women’s Champion: IYO SKY

Kristian: I’ll be honest. Anything with build up that involves Charlotte Flair (promos, in-ring segments, videos) doesn’t inspire me. She’s still amazing in the ring, but you can’t help but feel every time she’s in the ring that she’s going to win. That’s probably the point, but she’s starting to feel like the female version of John Cena circa 2005-2010. They were dark days of wrestling, folks! Asuka has felt like she’s lost a lot of steam since losing the championship. Iyo is doing a great job and I expect her to win, but don’t be surprised if Charlotte wins her 129th championship on Saturday.

Winner AND STILL WWE Women’s Champion: Iyo Sky

John: The story here has been pretty lazy by the creative team. We also just had the Asuka-Flair-Belair triple threat match at SummerSlam two months ago. Doing another triple threat match with two of the three women in the match is weak booking. With that said, we know the match quality is probably going to be great. I’m just saying they could have done a much better job of building this match.

I’ll go with Sky retaining because it’s early in her title reign, but any time Charlotte is in a title match it’s not a bad idea to pick her. This could also be a spot where Bianca Belair returns and if that’s the case then she might cost Sky the win (Damage CTRL took out Belair in a backstage segment), so that could lead to Charlotte becoming the champion. Just throwing that idea out there too.

Winner: IYO SKY

Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships: The Judgment Day – Finn Balor & Damian Priest (c) vs. Cody Rhodes & Jey Uso

Joel: It’s weird seeing Jimmy and Jey in tag matches on the same show and not with each other. This could go one of two ways. Cody and Jey win to give Cody an excuse to be on Smackdown with Roman or The Judgment Day win to further the feud for Survivor Series. I’m going with The Judgment Day here. I don’t see them breaking Jey out on his own just to give him the tag titles again so shortly after.

Winners: The Judgment Day

Matthew: Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso are an odd pairing, with them not doing much together to earn a tag title shot. Nevertheless, this match should be very good, and has an intriguing story behind it. With Both Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa being on this card as well, I believe this could be when the WWE starts the build toward the Rhodes and Reigns rematch. I expect Jimmy Uso and Sikoa to interfere and cost their brother and Rhodes the match and the titles.

Winners: The Judgment Day

Kelly: This is a hard one to predict. The Judgment Day has just been so heavily dominant that they should retain their titles. Main Event Jey Uso and Cody Rhodes could use a signature win right now. Regardless of what happens, it will be our set up for WarGames at either Crown Jewel or Survivor Series. I expect everybody and their brother to do a run-in at some point so the Judgment Day can retain.

Winners: The Judgment Day

Marc: I can’t look at Cody Rhodes and think he’s like a religious prophet with his arms outstretched saying, ‘Son, come suck from my nectar under my tree of love.’ He’s all forgiving. He’s all loving. He’s all welcoming. No wonder Jey wants to show his thanks! I would, too, if someone wanted me to make things work out well with me. Add to this wanting to prove he can make it without his brother or cousin, and this match is also vital to Jey Uso. While they are unlikely to win, Cody will likely move to SmackDown.

We likely have a match being set up for Survivor Series with Rhodes, Uso, Owens, and Zayn against Priest, Balor, Mysterio, and McDonough. But in the meantime, Uso and Rhodes may put up a good fight, but The Judgment Day walk out the winners.

Winners: AND STILL Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions, The Judgment Day

Alex: There’s no reason to expect a title change here. The only reason Cody and Jey are teaming together is because Cody is still suspicious is Jey and doesn’t know if he – or anyone else on RAW – can trust him, given his history with The Bloodline. So it stands to reason that story should continue with a loss to the champions and a tag team implosion. It might seem like a predictable direction, but it makes sense. Cody starts fighting Jey, leading to a singles match between them. Cody learns how the Usos wrestle and uses that experience to prepare himself for next year when he HOPES TO finish the story with Roman Reigns…that is, unless The Rock decides to face his cousin at WrestleMania 40 instead.

Winners and STILL WWE Tag Team Champions: The Judgment Day – Finn Balor & Damian Priest

Kristian: This is probably the most interesting match on the card, in terms of booking the finish of the match. I’m glad it’s not another multi-man match involving the Judgment Day because that feels like the last 30-minutes of every Monday night lately. Jey is trying to establish himself as someone who can be trusted and you just have to give Cody a match so why not a tag title one? He’s kind of just treading water, in terms of feuds, but the fans lap up anything that he does. He’s a brilliant performer and I hope he gets his big Mania moment.

I think Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn come out to even the odds, after Dominik Mysterio and JD McDonagh interfere, with KO accidentally costing Jey Uso the win. I think that’s the best way to keep the tension going. I think a Triple Threat between these two teams and Zayn/Owens would be something magical. I think they will go with WarGames in November though, so that might be saved for another time.

Winners AND STILL Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions: The Judgment Day

John: I doubt many people would pick Cody Rhodes & Jey Uso in this match. I think the common feeling is that The Judgment Day won these titles one month ago and we are in an era where title reigns tend to be long, so the champions should retain. Cody & Jey aren’t a full time team, so maybe there will be communications and cheating from The Judgment Day to find a way to win. I feel like it will be a very good or even great match between four talented veterans who know how to put on a strong performance in a PLE setting.

As has been mentioned above, it sure seems like a WarGames match is coming with The Judgment Day’s Priest, Balor, Dominik Mysterio, JD McDonagh and one more person against the babyfaces of Raw like Cody, Jey, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn and one more person that could be Seth Rollins. Drew McIntyre could certainly get involved as well.

Winners: The Judgment Day – Finn Balor & Damian Priest

World Heavyweight Championship – Last Man Standing Match: Seth “Freakin” Rollins (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura

Joel: This feud has really picked up over the last few weeks. Nakamura has rejuvenated his career and Seth has done great as the vulnerable Champion. I think Seth Rollins defeats Shinsuke here. Who walks out with the title depends on the Tag Title match to me. If The Judgment Day lose the tag titles, I fully expect Priest to cash in here.

If The Judgment Day retain, I don’t see a cash in. I can’t see Priest cashing in while still Tag Champion. Since I picked The Judgment Day to retain, I’m going with Seth here.

Winner: Seth Rollins

Matthew: I have no doubt both these men will work hard, and beat the crap out of each other. I don’t see much of a chance of Nakamura winning, with this likely being the final match in the feud between the two.

The most intriguing thing about this match may actually be what happens after it, with it seeming like a great opportunity for Damien Priest to cash-in. I will predict that exactly will happen, with Rollins winning the match but then losing the title to Priest a few minutes later.

Winner: Seth “Freakin” Rollins, but loses the title to Damien Priest a few minutes later

Kelly: I have been really enjoying this feud between Nakamura and Rollins. Nakamura has been smart in focusing all of the attention to the real life injuries of Seth Rollins’s back. Perhaps this is to give it a little bit more of a UFC like feel? I’ve been liking it so far. I think Rollins will hold on to the World Heavyweight Championship until he can’t go anymore. Rollins should squeak out the win here.

I doubt the feud continues beyond here, but you could maybe get another match out of it. I don’t expect Damian Priest to cash in Money in the Bank until after WarGames right now.

Winner: Seth “Freakin” Rollins

Marc: If anything can come of this feud, it’s how the WWE FINALLY made Shinsuke Nakamura the main event threat he always was in Japan. While his English lacks his skillset as a competitor, his charm and charisma are off the charts. Rollins is another solid worker with all the ability in the world to retain the championship.

That is if he does win the championship. Rollins may lose the title on this night and not even to Nakamura. If he loses it, will it be because of Nakamura or Senor Money in the Bank, Damien Priest? There may be an attempt, and Priest does appear at ringside, but I think he will need more time to cash in, even though he may tease that he will. Despite any and all threats coming Seth’s way, I don’t see him losing. That is, not until at least the Royal Rumble.

Winner: AND STIL World Heavyweight Champion, Seth’ Freakin’ Rollins

Alex: This match could go either way since there’s compelling reasons for either man to walk out as champion. The logical conclusion to this match would be for Nakamura to win since he has destroyed Seth’s back over and over for weeks and Rollins has been left lying more often than not. Meanwhile the emotional conclusion would be for Rollins to win because WWE loves a rise-above-adversity archetype and Rollins fits that bill in this story. I would want to see Nakamura win just to prove that all of his attacks actually meant something; if he did all of that work only to lose then why would anyone ever take him seriously as a threat in the future?

I don’t think a cash-in would make sense right now because the Judgment Day just fixed the Dominik not having a title problem earlier this week and it’s too early to begin another faction fracture storyline. Let the Judgment Day continue their run of dominance so that the eventual infighting can actually mean something.

Winner and NEW World Heavyweight Champion: Shinsuke Nakamura (NO MITB Cash-in)

Kristian: I really enjoy Shinsuke Nakamura as a wrestler, but I have had a hard time buying into the fact that he is a legitimate challenger, despite him actually being built up well during this feud. I don’t think it’s a feud that’s needed three matches, that’s for sure. I think Rollins will win but it’s a match type that you could give the win to Nakamura without hurting Rollins. I think Rollins moves on to something else soon, but I’m not sure who against- maybe Priest? Or he could cash in here? Maybe!

Winner: Seth Rollins

John: The build has been great since Payback when Rollins beat Nakamura, but Nakamura was the one that walked away while Rollins needed help. It has made Nakamura look like a deadly, heartless heel with his repeated attacks on Seth’s back as well as the comments about how he wants to make the rest of Seth’s life difficult. That gives it more of a personal feel when you have Nakamura mentioning Seth’s wife (hey Becky Lynch) and daughter.

I think a Damian Priest MITB cash-in on Rollins is certainly possible since it’s going to be a long, grueling match where Seth takes a beating for most of it. If there was a cash-in then it would be coming out of nowhere since it hasn’t been teased for over one month. I’m not predicting it. I just think it’s a maybe.

While I do think Nakamura has been built well and would be a viable World Heavyweight Champion, I don’t think it’s going to be him to put an end to Seth’s title reign. I think Drew McIntyre is most likely to be that guy in a few months. I’ll go with Seth to retain in what should be a great, chaotic match.

Winner: Seth Rollins

John Cena & LA Knight vs. Jimmy Uso & Solo Sikoa

Joel: I think the Jimmy Uso story has really started to come into focus the last few weeks. It’s clear now that he screwed Jey not because he didn’t want him to be corrupted but because Jimmy wants to be the Tribal Chief. And I think Solo and Heyman are on to it. LA Knight is in a big spot here. The biggest of his career. I think LA Knight and John Cena win after LA Knight hits the BFT on Jimmy Uso. No other outcome makes sense here. You have to prove that Knight can hold his own in the main events. This is how you do it. Setting Knight up for an eventual match with Reigns.

Winners: John Cena and LA Knight

Matthew: If there was ever any doubt that the WWE is now fully aboard the LA Knight train, it has been put to rest with him getting the rub from Cena here. LA Knight should continue on his meteoric rise here, by getting the win for his team. I don’t see any other ending for this PPV other than Cena celebrating with Knight in front of a very happy crowd.

Winners: LA Knight and John Cena

Kelly: This match just feels like it is set up just for Jimmy to lose. Cena likely isn’t sticking around beyond Survivor Series. Him teaming up with LA Knight would be a great way to give Knight a rub. I could see this ending with Knight pinning Jimmy after a nice tag team sequence with Cena. I think Jimmy thinks he is still in The Bloodline but really isn’t. This just feels like filler until Roman comes back.

Winners: John Cena and LA Knight (yeah)

Marc: It’s great to see that Knight’s time to be elevated is now. Having him team with someone who won’t be there in a couple of weeks makes me wonder who will have Knight’s back then? Will it be a threat for the United States Championship? Will he be engaged in a feud with Theory or Grayson Waller? Many questions are asked after this match, but for the match, it’s a question more about why.

While Cena is the one being attacked by The Bloodline, the question is, why does this ultimately matter to them? Roman Reigns has nothing to do with this exchange, and his absence has slowed The Bloodline storyline down. I can’t get fully behind it despite how it helps LA Knight in the short term, and he’s working with Cena.

Winners: John Cena and LA Knight

Alex: This should be a bog standard main-event style match that will be more about the star power of the people involved than any in-ring quality. The only purpose this match serves is for Cena to give LA Knight the biggest rub possible and make it crystal clear that he is getting THE push to become THE guy.

I don’t expect much anything exceptional out of this, but it will still have plenty of big pops and your usual entertainment-driven match. I just hope that WWE doesn’t start micromanaging Knight as the new babyface in the same day they did with Reigns in 2014 and early 2015 and he started losing his organic popularity as he began being turned into what Cena aptly described as a corporate bootleg. What he has done so far has been great and there’s no need to deviate or change what isn’t broken.

Winners: John Cena & LA Knight

Kristian: I understand that John Cena is a huge name in the industry and that they are trying to elevate LA Knight to a main-event level, but this is only a PPV main event because of the Peacock Subscription/WWE Network. There wouldn’t be a large amount of people who would pay whatever PPVs are in North America nowadays, whereas if it’s $10.99 Australian here then it’s manageable because you get the rest of the month’s content included.

It feels more like the main event of a SmackDown show. I think the match will still be very good, but it doesn’t give be the ‘big fight’ feel. LA will get the rub and pin Solo. Jimmy as a main eventer is not having the same impact as his brother on Raw, but hopefully that changes over time.

Winners: John Cena & LA Knight

John: It will be interesting to see how much John Cena actually wrestles in this match. In a tag team match, I can see LA Knight as the face in peril for most of it leading to Cena getting the hot tag. If Cena is able to do more than just stand on the apron for most of it then it will be a better match. I don’t expect a super long match over 20 minutes, but something around 15 minutes is certainly possible.

Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa were in the main event of a PLE on opposite sides just three months ago and now they are teaming up. The whole story has been about Jimmy forcing his way back into The Bloodline while trying to prove he deserves his spot in the group. I think what we’ll see here is Jimmy making a mistake like a superkick on Solo and then Knight hits Jimmy with BFT for the win. This could certainly lead to Knight against Roman Reigns at Crown Jewel and Survivor Series next month. I’d be surprised if Cena & Knight lost.

Winners: John Cena & LA Knight



The Match I’m Looking Forward To The Most

Joel: John Cena & LA Knight vs. The Bloodline

Matthew: IYO SKY vs. Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair

Kelly: Bobby Lashley & The Street Profits vs. LWO

Marc: Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship – The Judgment Day vs. Cody Rhodes & Jey Uso.

Alex: Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura.

Kristian: The Judgment Day vs. Cody Rhodes & Jey Uso.

John: Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura because I think it will be the best match.


The Match I Care About The Least

Joel: Iyo Sky vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka

Matthew: Bobby Lashley and The Street Profits vs. The LWO.

Kelly: The Judgment Day vs. Cody Rhodes & Jey Uso.

Marc: Bobby Lashley and The Street Profits vs. The LWO.

Alex: Bobby Lashley & The Street Profits vs. The LWO

Kristian: There’s a few, but probably the Women’s Championship match.

John: Bobby Lashley and The Street Profits vs. The LWO. It’s not a bad match and I like everybody involved. I had to pick something.


Longest Match

Joel: Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura.

Matthew: Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura.

Kelly: Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura.

Marc: Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura.

Alex: Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura.

Kristian: Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura.

John: Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura. Around 20-25 minutes.


Shortest Match

Joel: WWE Women’s Championship – Iyo Sky vs. Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair.

Matthew: Bobby Lashley and The Street Profits vs. The LWO.

Kelly: John Cena/LA Knight vs. Jimmy Uso/Solo Sikoa

Marc: WWE Women’s Championship – Iyo Sky vs. Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair.

Alex: Bobby Lashley & The Street Profits vs. The LWO.

Kristian: Iyo Sky vs. Asuka vs. Charlotte Flair.

John: Bobby Lashley and The Street Profits vs. LWO. Around 12 minutes.


Excitement Level on a Scale of 1-10 (1 being low, 10 being high)

Joel: 7. I think one more match will be added (this was written before Smackdown). I think the matches will be good to great all night. All the matches have nice little stories attached to them. I wish Smackdown’s Women’s Division was booked better. It’s not going to be an all timer but I think it will be a solid night of wrestling that I’m looking forward to watching.

Matthew: 6. I like that this show only has five matches, with all of them having a reason why the participants are facing each other. The match quality will be good, but likely not as high as there has been on other shows recently. At only five matches though, it should be a fun and quick watch.

Kelly: 5. It’s a bit of a ho-hum card as it stands. Maybe we’ll get a good match or two added on Smackdown.

Marc: 7 – A show with fewer matches and given more time is always a good thing. Going in, I don’t have a high excitement level, but it could be different after the event. So, who knows?

Alex: 4. This just seems like an average show that may have only one or two big matches/moments. There has been so much wrestling as of late that it’s hard to get that invested in each PPV/PLE with the same passion and excitement. But this should be alright for a random B-level PPV.

Kristian: 5. The show will be fine but there are not many matches that hook you in or feel must-see. I am interested to see how the Tag Team Championship match is booked. I hope LA Knight goes over in the main event. The crowd reaction would be great. YEAH!

John: 7. There hasn’t been a bad WWE PLE this year and I doubt this will be bad. However, I think WWE could and should have better PLE lineups. For example, I think a guy like GUNTHER should be on every PLE and since he’s not on the last two it hurts those shows. I think Drew McIntyre should be in a match somewhere too. There are others as well. I get wanting to give every match 15+ minutes or whatever, but sometimes it’s okay to have a 10-minute match to get more people on the card and get more star power on the show. Anyway, I think the match quality should be okay for the most part although I would be surprised if it’s as good as the best WWE PLE’s this year.


In Closing

John: I’ll be back with a review of WWE Fastlane on TJRWrestling.net on Saturday night, so check that out live or any time after it’s over. You can also tweet me @johnreport as well.

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