Show: WWE Fastlane 2017 PPV
Location: Bradley Center Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Date: March 5, 2017
Airing Live On The WWE Network
Rich Swann & Akira Tozawa vs. Brian Kendrick & Noam Dar
We go to Austin Aries, Michael Cole and Corey Graves on commentary. Aries says we’re starting off with the main event. He leads us to a video package on his debut in the cruiserweight division. Rich Swann makes his way out first. His partner Akira Tozawa is out next. Brian Kendrick is out first for his team. Noam Dar is out next with Alicia Fox.
Kendrick starts out with Tozawa as fans are still finding their seats. Kendrick immediately tags Dar in. Tozawa takes control but Dar cuts him off. Kendrick comes in for a double team attempt but Swann makes the save. They send their opponents out and go for a double dive but Alicia gets in the way and Swann and Tozawa stop in the ring. We go to a break.
Back from the break and Kendrick is in control of Tozawa. Kendrick with a 2 count. More back and forth between the two teams. Swann and Dar go at it. Swann drops Dar with a big kick.
Tozawa gets the tag as does Kendrick. Tozawa nails Kendrick with a kick. Kendrick rolls Tozawa up for 2. Tozawa comes back and hits a senton for a 2 count. Tozawa goes for the German but Kendrick tags in Dar. Tozawa sends Dar to the floor. Swann tags in and Kendrick gets dumped to the floor. Swann and Tozawa run the ropes and take out their opponents on the floor. Tozawa with a Shining Wizard on Kendrick. Dar with a knee to Tozawa. Swann with a knee to Dar’s head. Fox cheers Dar on. Swann goes to the top but lands on his feet. Dar ends up with a 2 count on Swann. Swann kicks Dar in the mouth. Kendrick runs in and takes a kick as well. Tozawa with the snap German on Kendrick. Swann goes up top and hits a Phoenix Splash for the win.
Winners: Akira Tozawa & Rich Swann
Main Card Results:
Samoa Joe vs. Sami Zayn
We go right to the ring and out comes Sami Zayn. We get a look at what led to this match. Samoa Joe is out next.
Sami dodges strikes to start. The “ole!” chant starts up as they stare each other down. Joe connects with a kick. Sami takes a breather in the corner. They lock up and Sami goes behind and applies a headlock. Joe gets out and drops Sami with a kick. Joe with more kicks now. More back and forth. Sami takes Joe down with a head scissors. Sami fights Joe into the corner. The referee separates them. Sami goes right back to work. Joe drops Sami with a right. Joe with more right hands that knock Sami down. Joe goes on and drops Sami with an enziguri. Sami is slow to get up. Joe continues beating Sami around as the referee checks on him. Sami fights back but Joe slams him on his front. Joe with a submission now.
Joe turns it into a 1 count. Joe keeps control of Sami. Sami gets fired up and fights back until Joe takes his knee out. Joe covers for a 2 count. Sami makes another comeback and hits a clothesline that stuns Joe. Sami looks to go for the Blue Thunderbomb but Joe fights him. Sami nails the Blue Thunderbomb for a 2 count. More back and forth. Joe hits the inverted atomic drop and the big boot. Joe with the senton and a 2 count.
Joe keeps control and hits a powerslam for another pin attempt. Sami with another comeback. Sami goes to the top but Joe cuts him off. Sami fights off Joe as he looks to go for the Musclebuster. Joe nails an enziguri and stuns Sami while he’s on the top. Joe climbs up for a superplex but Sami fights him. Sami unloads with forearms to the back. Sami goes for the sunset flip powerbomb but Joe hangs on. Sami drops Joe face first into the turnbuckle. Sami goes for a Helluva Kick but Joe blocks it and slams him. Joe applies the Coquina Clutch for the win as Sami takes a nap.
Winner: Samoa Joe
RAW Tag Team Title Match: Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
Back to the ring and out come Enzo Amore and Big Cass with mics. A big “how you doin?” chant starts before Enzo begins the introductions. RAW Tag Team Champions Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson are out next.
Cass starts off with Anderson and takes control. Cass works over Anderson int he corner. Enzo tags in for a double team as Cass launches him into Anderson. Gallows comes in but gets dumped to the floor. Cass tosses Enzo over the top onto their opponents. Enzo gets another “how you doin?” chant going. Enzo brings Anderson back into the ring. Anderson runs into an elbow. Enzo with a right next. Gallows misses a clothesline on Enzo, allowing Anderson to drop him. Anderson with a big knee. Anderson mounts Enzo with rights before tagging in Gallows. Gallows drops Enzo with a big blow. Gallows with another big shot to Enzo before standing tall.
Gallows keeps Enzo grounded now. Anderson tags back in for more double teaming. Anderson with more offense and a pin attempt. Anderson keeps Enzo down with a chinlock now. Enzo tries for a tag but Anderson pulls him away from Cass. Enzo manages to side step and send Anderson to the floor. Anderson still manages to grab his leg and stop a tag. Enzo drops Anderson with an enziguri on the floor. Gallows ends up running into the ring post as Enzo dodges him. Enzo goes back in for a tag but Anderson knocks him out of mid-air. Anderson with a 2 count. Anderson beats Enzo around the ring as fans try to rally for Enzo. Gallows tags back in with big shots in the corner.
Enzo side steps a corner attack and rolls out of the way when Gallows tries to drop an elbow. Anderson tags back in but Enzo moves out of the way when he leaps into the corner. Cass finally gets the tag. He runs over Anderson a few times and nails a big fall-away slam. Cass with a running splash on Anderson and another fall-away slam. Cass with another splash and a side slam. Cass drops the Empire Elbow and stands tall for a pop. Cass knocks Gallows off the apron for a 2 count. He gets hung up on the top rope and Anderson rolls him up for 2. Cass with a big boot on Anderson. Enzo tag sin and goes to the top for the big double team but Gallows breaks the pin by pulling Enzo out. Cass goes out and beats on Gallows. Gallows sends him into the apron and then the barrier. Enzo leaps off the apron and sends Gallows to the floor. Enzo comes back in but Anderson kicks him in the face for the pin while Enzo had his foot on the bottom rope.
Winners: Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax
We go to the ring and out comes Nia Jax as we get a look at some of the international announcers at ringside. Sasha Banks is out next.
The bell rings and they immediately go at it. Nia takes control early on and dominates. Sasha makes a comeback but Nia drops her and talks some trash before covering for a 2 count. Nia keeps control and launches Sasha across the ring. Nia with more offense and another pin attempt. Nia talks some more trash before sending Sasha into the corner. Sasha blocks Nia but gets her face smashed into the turnbuckle. Nia with a Torture Rack now. Nia does squats with Sasha and keeps the hold locked.
Sasha turns the hold into a guillotine but Nia counters. Sasha goes for the guillotine again but Nia overpowers her. Sasha ends up on Nia’s back with a sleeper hold applied. Nia slams her to the mat. Nia runs into a strike. Sasha with a knee and boots. Sasha keeps control and drops Nia with a DDT into the Banks Statement.
Nia powers up but Sasha fights off her shoulders. Sasha charges but Nia floors her. Nia drops the big leg drop to Sasha’s back. Nia talks trash and rag dolls Sasha by her hair. Nia scoops Sasha onto her shoulders but Sasha slides out and rolls her up with a bridge for the win.
Winner: Sasha Banks
Cesaro vs. Jinder Mahal
Jinder stands tall in the ring as Cesaro makes his way out. Sheamus is out next. Cesaro heads to the ring as Sheamus waits on the stage. Back and forth to start. Jinder with offense but Cesaro drops him for a 1 count. Cesaro with a double stomp to the chest.
Cesaro with a gutwrench and more offense until he sells a back injury. Cesaro goes for the big suplex from the apron but can’t get it. Jinder nails Cesaro and turns it around. Mahal with a dropkick to the back. Jinder takes control and drops knees on Cesaro. Jinder with more offense and pin attempts as we see the WrestleMania 33 banner hanging.
Jinder with a knee before whipping Cesaro into the corner. Cesaro manages to hit the suplex finally. Cesaro with the running uppercuts in the corner now. Cesaro hits the Swiss-19 and goes to the top. Cesaro nails the crossbody for a 2 count. Jinder avoids the Cesaro Swing and drops Cesaro with a superkick. Rusev recovers at ringside and Jinder is distracted, allowing Cesaro to hit the big uppercut for the win.
– After the match, Cesaro makes his exit. Rusev enters the ring and sends Jinder into the ring post. Rusev unloads on Jinder in the corner now. Rusev yells and floors Jinder with a big kick. The music hits and out comes Rusev’s opponent – Big Show.
Big Show vs. Rusev
Big Show hits the ring and boots Rusev. Fans chant USA as Show works Rusev around the ring. Show takes it to the corner and drops Rusev with a big chop. Rusev rolls to the floor for a breather.
Rusev tries to walk away but Show comes from behind and shoves him into the barrier. They come back into the ring and Rusev fights but Show drops him. Show stands on Rusev and drops him with a headbutt. Rusev tries to crawl out of the ring but Show whips him into the corner and hits a splash. Show keeps the offense going and talks a bit of trash. Rusev comes back swinging. Rusev tries to knock Show off his feet now. Rusev dazes Show but Show comes right back with a clothesline. Show with another corner splash. Show runs the ropes but Rusev takes his knee out. Show clutches his knee now.
Rusev keeps Show down with kicks now. Rusev with a 2 count. Rusev drops an elbow on the knee and keeps focusing on the knee. Show breaks it with a shot to the face. Show catches Rusev with a big side slam for a close 2 count. Show ends up going for the chokeslam but Rusev avoids it and goes back to the knee. Rusev with big kicks to the face to take Show down. Rusev with another big kick to the head for a 2 count.
Rusev is frustrated but ready to put Show away now. He stomps on the back and goes for The Accolade but Show shoves him out of the ring. Rusev comes right back at him but Show nails a chokeslam. Show drops his straps and hits another chokeslam. Fans want one more chokeslam and Show delivers. Show drags Rusev to the corner and sits him up to where his head is resting on the bottom turnbuckle. Show kisses his fist and connects with a knockout punch while Rusev is down. Show drags Rusev out of the corner and covers for the win.
Winner: Big Show
WWE Cruiserweight Title Match: Jack Gallagher vs. Neville
Austin Aries joins Graves and Cole for commentary. Aries leads us to his video package again. Jack Gallagher makes his way out first as JoJo makes the introductions. WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville is out next.
We get a look at more international announce teams as Neville makes his way out. The bell rings and we get back and forth to start. Gallagher with some of his unorthodox offense. Neville drops him with shoulders. Gallagher ends up sending Neville to the floor. Neville pulls Gallagher to the floor and the brawl. Neville sends Gallagher into the barrier. Neville brings it back in and goes to the top. Neville with a missile dropkick for a 2 count.
Neville stands tall and gets some boos. Neville sends Gallagher into the corner and stomps away. Neville puts the boots to Gallagher and the referee warns him. Gallagher comes back with uppercuts but Neville knees him and nails a suplex. Neville takes Gallagher out of the corner for another pin attempt. Neville keeps Gallagher grounded now. Gallagher fights up and out with forearms. Gallagher ducks a shot and nails two dropkicks. Neville rolls to the floor but Gallagher runs the ropes and flies through the second rope. Gallagher brings it back into the ring but Neville hits him. Gallagher takes Neville to the top for a big back superplex. Gallagher covers for a close 2 count.
Neville gets Gallagher hung up over the top rope. Neville drops Gallagher on his face. Neville goes for a German but Gallagher rolls him up for a 2 count. Neville drops Gallagher on his head with a German. Neville goes to the middle rope and hits the Phoenix Splash but Gallagher kicks out just in time. Neville nails Gallagher while he’s on his knees but Gallagher keeps getting up. Neville with a shot to the jaw and a kick to the gut. Gallagher side steps and connects with a headbutt. Neville comes back with a kick to the face. Gallagher drops him with another big headbutt. Gallagher covers for a close 2 count.
Neville avoids the running kick in the corner. Neville kicks Gallagher to the apron. Fans chant “this is awesome” now. Neville brings Gallagher up for the superplex but Gallagher sends Neville to the mat. Neville gets right to his feet. Gallagher has Neville on the top. Gallagher with another big headbutt. Neville is out cold on the top now. Gallagher climbs up but Neville sends him to the mat. Neville stands up and hits Red Arrow for the win.
Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods are out with an ice cream cart. Woods talks about how fans made Booty-O’s cereal possible when all they had was a dream and a t-shirt. Kofi says now they stand before everyone with another t-shirt and another dream – New Day ice cream. Kofi says the WWE Universe has the chance to have their voices heard again. Woods says that’s why they have brought this New Day bike cart. He says they’re riding the bike all the way down the road to being our hosts at WrestleMania. Their music hits as Big E hugs the ice cream cart.
Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman
Back to the ring and Roman Reigns makes his way out to a loud mixed reaction. Reigns waits for a second but out next comes Braun Strowman.
The bell rings and they size each other up. The crowd seems fired up for this one. They’re slow to really get going but Braun knocks Reigns in the mouth to knock him off the apron early on. Braun laughs as Reigns looks back at the ring. Reigns comes back in and rocks Braun with strikes. Reigns goes for a Samoan Drop but Braun stops it. Reigns with a boot to the face and more big rights. Reigns clotheslines Braun over the top but he lands on his feet.
Reigns ends up on the floor and goes for a clothesline off the steel steps but Braun won’t go down. Braun charges but Reigns side steps and Braun goes into the steps. Reigns fights back but Braun rolls him back in. Reigns with a knee to the face as Braun comes back in. Reigns works Braun over in the corner now. Reigns mounts Braun with rights in the corner as fans count along. Braun with a huge spinebuster out of the corner. Braun flattens Reigns in the corner and tosses him across the ring. Braun stands tall for a pop.
Braun keeps control and keeps Reigns grounded with a vice grip now. Reigns powers up and goes for a Samoan Drop but can’t get it. Braun hits a Samoan Drop of his own. Braun smiles before getting to his feet. Braun with a splash for another 2 count. Braun keeps Reigns grounded again. Braun unloads with forearms to the chest and keeps Reigns down. Braun tries to put Reigns to sleep now. Reigns gets out of a chinlock and nails right hands to the gut. Braun goes right back to the ribs. Reigns with a clothesline but Braun won’t go down. Reigns with another clothesline. Reigns ducks a clothesline but gets caught and slammed on his face. Braun with a 2 count. Braun sends Reigns back out and follows. Reigns fights back but Braun clubs him to the floor in front of the announcers. Braun takes apart the Spanish announce table for a pop.
Braun scoops Reigns for a powerslam through the table but Reigns counters and sends him into the ring post. Reigns goes for a Drive By but Braun blocks it and sends him back into the post. They bring it back in and Braun goes for a spear in the corner but Reigns moves and Braun hits the post. Reigns unloads on Braun in the corner now. Reigns with a clothesline in the corner and more big shots in the corner. Braun is dazed. Reigns runs the rope but Braun grabs him for a chokeslam. Reigns blocks it and nails a Samoan Drop for a 2 count. Both Superstars are down now. Reigns is up first. Reigns calls for the Superman punch but Braun sends him into the turnbuckle. Braun drops Reigns with a big blow to the chest. Braun with a big slam on Reigns’ face for another 2 count.
Braun goes for a running big boot in the corner but Reigns moves and Braun gets hung up, falling over to the floor. Braun sells a knee injury as the referee counts. Reigns rolls out and hits the Drive By. Braun is still standing. Reigns goes for a spear but Braun scoops him and nails the powerslam through the announce table. Fans chant “holy s–t” now.
Braun rolls Reigns back in and continues to sell the knee injury. Reigns nails the spear as Braun comes in. Reigns with a close 2 count. Reigns can’t believe it. More back and forth. Braun smacks his head on the turnbuckle as Reigns moves. Reigns nails a Superman punch but Braun is still standing. Reigns with another Superman punch, knocking Braun onto the second rope. Reigns runs the ropes and ducks forearms but Braun floors him. Braun climbs to the top rope while Reigns is in the middle of the ring. Braun leaps out for a huge splash but Reigns moves out of the way. Reigns nails the spear for the win.
Winner: Roman Reigns
RAW Women’s Title Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Bayley
Back to the ring and out comes Charlotte Flair with Dana Brooke. Charlotte poses and tells Dana to get off her stage. Dana heads to the back and Charlotte walks to the ring by herself. RAW Women’s Champion Bayley is out next.
We get formal ring introductions from JoJo. Charlotte struts and “wooo’s” after the bell. They lock up and Charlotte takes it to the ropes. They break and Charlotte smiles. They lock up and Charlotte takes Bayley down for a 1 count. More back and forth and several counters early on. Bayley counters and slams Charlotte’s head into the turnbuckle. Bayley drops Charlotte on the apron and she falls to the floor. Bayley with a hurricanrana from the apron. Bayley brings it back in and goes to the top. Bayley with a crossbody for a 2 count. Charlotte avoids a Bayley-to-Belly suplex and escapes to the floor for a breather as the referee counts.
Bayley chases Charlotte but gets dropped on the floor. Charlotte poses and plays to the crowd. Charlotte brings it back in the ring and mounts Bayley on the mat. Charlotte talks some trash as she takes control and boots Bayley in the face. Charlotte points at the WrestleMania 33 sign and gets booed. Charlotte rag dolls Bayley and tells her she’s just a fan. Charlotte runs into an elbow. Bayley comes off the rope with the deep arm drag. Charlotte comes back and drops Bayley on the back of her head. Charlotte drops knees and covers for a 2 count.
Charlotte tosses Bayley around with the scissors now. Charlotte keeps control and does another Flair strut. Charlotte with a knee to the back of the neck for a 2 count. Charlotte works Bayley around and talks trash to her about Sasha Banks. Bayley fights back but Charlotte turns it around and hits a neckbreaker, then another boot. Charlotte with another pin attempt. Charlotte goes to the floor and hits an elbow to Bayley on the apron. Charlotte talks some trash to fans and comes back in to cover for a 2 count. Charlotte slams Bayley into her knee a few times and keeps a submission locked. Bayley tries to fight out but Charlotte drops a leg over her chest for a 2 count. Charlotte steps on Bayley and goes to the top for the moonsault. She follows it up with a senton but Bayley still kicks out at 2.
Charlotte keeps yelling about how Bayley is just a fan. Bayley tries to fight back but Charlotte drops her with big chops. Bayley with a clothesline out of the corner. Bayley with knees to the gut now. Bayley with chops of her own. Bayley makes her comeback and tosses Charlotte to the apron. Bayley drops Charlotte over the second rope. Bayley with the shoulder in the corner and an uppercut. Bayley with a belly-to-back suplex and a 2 count. Bayley keeps control and gets Charlotte turned upside down in the corner. Bayley stomps and pounds on her. Bayley struggles a bit but drops two elbows. Bayley goes to the top but Charlotte rolls to the apron. More back and forth on the apron. Charlotte ends up on top. Bayley climbs up and nails the hurricanrana. Bayley goes back to the top for the big elbow drop and a close 2 count.
Charlotte ends up sending Bayley to the floor. Bayley makes it back in but Charlotte hits Natural Selection for a close 2 count. Bayley avoids the Figure Four and sends Charlotte out. Charlotte ends up launching Bayley from the apron to the floor. Charlotte is on the top when Sasha Banks runs down. Charlotte takes her out but this allows Bayley to hit a Bayley-to-Belly on the floor. Bayley rolls Charlotte back in. Cole wonders if Bayley even saw Sasha. Charlotte rolls Bayley up with a small package and looks to get the win but Sasha screams at the referee about Charlotte’s handful of tights. This leads to Bayley hitting the Bayley-to-Belly for the pin.
WWE Universal Title Match: Bill Goldberg vs. Kevin Owens
We return to the arena and the Goldberg chants start up. The camera goes backstage and security leads Bill Goldberg out of his locker room. Goldberg makes his way out as the pyro hits. Goldberg waits as the music hits and out comes WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens.
JoJo does formal ring introductions. Goldberg warns Owens that the title is about to be his. The referee goes to ring the bell but Owens goes to the floor to play mind games. Owens continues to stall and play mind games as Goldberg waits to fight. Owens comes in again but rolls right to the floor. Owen just walks around the ring as Goldberg stares him down. Some fans are booing. Owens enters the ring and calls for the bell but as soon as he does, Chris Jericho’s music hits and distracts him. Goldberg nails a spear. Goldberg hits the Jackhammer as the WWE United States Champion watches from the stage. Goldberg covers for the win.
Winner and New WWE Universal Champion: Bill Goldberg
– After the bell, Goldberg grabs the title and raises it as fans chant his name. Jericho looks back from the stage. Goldberg raises the title to the crowd as we go to replays. Goldberg goes to ringside to greet fans, including one who may be his son. Fastlane goes off the air with Goldberg holding the title.
(Match descriptions courtesy of Wrestling Inc.)