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WWE Fastlane 2019 report

WWE’s Fastlane 2019 pay-per-view took place at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH, and was the last PPV before WrestleMania.

Fastlane kickoff show results:

– The Kickoff Show opens up with a look at fans lined up outside the Quicken Lines Arena, and then we go inside. Jonathan Coachman welcomes us to the kickoff show panel, and he’s joined by Beth Phoenix, Sam Roberts and David Otunga.

– Coachman introduces a video package looking at the Charlotte/Becky feud. They then show a video looking at Sasha Banks & Bayley winning the Womens Tag Titles. Back at the kickoff show panel, The Iiconics interrupt and bother the panelists for a little while.

– Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville do an interview backstage, and EC3 interrupts. EC3 introduces himself and says he’s a hot commodity like Mandy. Sonya interrupts and says that was a lame line, and she has her eye on the prize tonight, not EC3.

– Carmella is shown backstage trying to get people to sign a petition to get R-Truth a rematch for the U.S. Title. She ends up running into Zelina Vega and they exchange words. Samoa Joe interrupts and signs Carmella’s petition.

– Coachman introduces the new member of the panel, Christian. Christian tells Sam he looks like Bob Ross, and talks about having more championships than Dave has had in his career.

– We go to a pre-taped promo from Ricochet and Aleister Black.

– The Coach introduces a video package reviewing the lead-up to Daniel Bryan vs. Kevin Owens tonight, including Kofi Kingston being removed from the match.

– AJ Styles joins the panel now and talks about Kofi losing his opportunity being a mistake. AJ says Kevin Owens might have had a change of heart, but it’s not his time to have a Title shot. Sam Roberts asks AJ why he isn’t fighting for the Title, and AJ says you can’t always be on the top. AJ says he’s a Champion and he won’t stay in the position he’s in now.

– Kevin Owens does an interview backstage where he discusses the “controversy” about him replacing Kofi in tonight’s match. Owens says Kofi deserves the opportunity at the WWE Championship, but Owens can’t turn down that opportunity either. The New Day comes over to interrupt. Kofi tells Owens he has no problem with him, and wishes Owens good luck. Owens and Kofi shake hands and Owens wishes them luck on their tag match, coming up next. An assistant comes over and pulls aside Kofi, and tells him the McMahons want to see Kofi in their office right now, and it’s about the WWE Championship match.

Xavier Woods & Big E vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Rusev: Early on in the match, we cut to the backstage area where we see The Miz and his father talking about Miz’s match tonight. Shane McMahon comes over and high-fives Miz. Nakmura and Rusev control the pace in this one early on as they trade tags and take turns beating on Woods. Big E gets the hot tag and hits a series of belly to belly suplexes on Nakamura. Big E hits a running splash on Nakamura, then he tosses Nakamura out to the apron. Big E looks for a spear, but Nakamura blocks it with a knee to the face, and he follows up with kicks. Nakamura hits a flying knee to the face of Big E off the middle rope. Rusev and Woods tag in, and all four men are in the ring now. When the dust settles, Rusev kicks Woods in the head for a two count. Woods tries to mount a comeback, but Rusev shuts him down with a version of the Alabama Slam for a two count. Nakamura tags in for a double team suplex, and then Nakamura knees him in the face for a two count. Big E gets the tag, and he hits a double team suplex-backbreaker on Nakamura. They go for another double team, but Lana gets involved and knocks down Woods when the ref isn’t looking. Nakamura kicks Big E in the face, then Rusev tags in and boots Big E in the face and pin, but Xavier breaks up the pin attempt. Woods dumps Rusev and Nakamura out to ringside, and the nhe goes for a suicide dive, but Rusev and Nakamura catch him and powerbomb Woods on the ringside floor. Big E takes out Nakamura at ringside, then Rusev misses a shot in the corner and Big E tags in. The New Day hits the Up Up Down Down on Rusev for the three count.

Winners: The New Day

– Coachman thanks us for joining him on the Kickoff Show, and now it’s time for Fastlane.

WWE Fastlane 2019 results:

The Miz & Shane McMahon vs. The Usos: The Miz comes out to the ring in a “Cleveland is Awesome” shirt and gets a good ovation from his hometown crowd. Miz and Shane hug Miz’s dad at ringside before the match. Shane and Jimmy start this one off, and Shane controls the opening moments. Shane hits a side Russian leg sweep, then tags in Miz for the double team. Jimmy scrambles across the ring to tag in Jey. Miz hits a clothesline on Jey, then hits some chops to the chest of Uso. Miz hits a flying sunset flip on Uso for a two count. Shane tags in and they hit the Hart Attack on Jey for a two count. Uso mounts a comeback and they trade tags now to take turns working over Shane on the mat. The Usos knock Miz off the apron now and continue the assault on Shane. Shane fights back with a spinning DDT, then Miz gets the tag. Miz cleans house and hits a series of kicks on Jey in the corner. Miz hits some running knee strikes in the corner and then a running clothesline. He boots Jey off the apron, then he dumps Jimmy out to ringside. Miz goes to the top rope and hits a dive on the Usos on the floor. Back in the ring, Jimmy elbows Miz in the head and then Jey tags in for the double team for a two count. Jey looks for the splash in the corner, but Miz dodges it. Uso hits a kick to the midsection, then Jimmy tags in. Miz fights off both Usos and then looks for a flying cross body, but the Usos hit a double superkick on him in mid-air. Shane runs in for the save, but then they hit double team Samoan Drop on Shane. Jey misses a shot on Shane, and Miz dumps him out to ringside. Miz then hits the Skull Crushing Finale on Jimmy, but the referee was busy checking on Shane. The ref turns around and counts, but Uso kicks out at two. Miz goes for the Figure four, but Jimmy kicks him off into the ring post. Jey tags in and they look for the Doomsday Device double team on Miz, but Miz breaks free and fights them off. Jey fights back with a kick to Miz’s head, then he goes up top. Miz hits some right hands on Jey and climbs up with him, and they both crash down to the apron. Shane goes up top and he’s looking for the coast to coast dropkick on Jimmy, who is still laying in the opposite corner. Jey goes up top of the opposite corner and goes for a splash on Miz, but Shane leaps too and intercepts the splash and dropkicks Uso in mid-air. The Miz’s dad seems to signal to The Miz to go back up top, and Miz goes to the top rope. Miz goes for a frog splash, but Uso gets his knees up to block it, and then he rolls up Miz for the three count.

Winners & still Tag Team Champions: The Usos

– After the match, The Miz is in shock. He checks on Shane, then Miz hugs his dad at ringside. They start to walk away, and then Shane attacks The Miz from behind. Shane pummels on Miz and stomps on him. Shane rips the Cleveland shirt off Miz and chokes him with it. Shane then gets in Miz’s dads face, and grabs him by the throat and shoves him back into his chair. Shane continues to pummel on The Miz at ringside. Shane chokes out Miz at ringside and then elbows him in the head some more. Security tries to calm down The Miz’s dad as Shane heads to the back. The Miz’s dad comes over and referees help Miz to his feet, and they all head backstage.

– We see a brief pre-taped promo from Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley, and Baron Corbin.

– Elias is in the ring now for a song. He sings about Miz getting beat up in front of his hometown.

Asuka (c) vs. Mandy Rose: Sonya Deville is at ringside for this one. Asuka is in control in the opening moments of this one. Sonya causes a distraction, which leads to Mandy hitting a knee to the face for a two count. Asuka fights back and hits a kick to the face on Mandy. Asuka hits the running hip attack in the corner, and then a German suplex. Asuka hits a running knee to the face for a two count. Asuka misses a shot and gets tangled in the ropes, leading to Mandy booting her in the face. Mandy looks for a suplex, but Asuka escapes and knees Mandy in the face. Meanwhile at ringside, Sonya grabs a kendo stick from under the ring. Mandy gets tripped up in the overturned ring apron, which leads to Asuka booting Mandy in the face for the three count.

Winner & still SmackDown Women’s Champion: Asuka

– After the match, Sonya apologizes to Mandy for having the ring apron overturned causing Mandy to trip. Mandy walks away from Sonya and heads to the back.

– Big E and Xavier approach Kofi backstage. Kofi says he’s been knocking on Vince’s door but he’s not answering. They barge in, and Big E and Xavier plead with McMahon to put Kofi in the WWE Title match tonight. Vince says the WWE Title match tonight will be a triple threat, but Big E and Xavier are barred from ringside.

– Kofi Kingston comes out for his match, but then the ring announcer talks to the referee and gets on the mic. He informs everyone that the WWE Title match will be taking place later, but what’s up next in a handicap match: Kofi vs. The Bar. Kofi looks confused, and the commentary team is confused too.

Kofi Kingston vs. The Bar: This one is a handicap match with both Bar members in the ring at the same time. The opening bell sounds, and Sheamus and Cesaro immediately start beating down Kofi and double teaming him. Kofi starts to fight back, but they double team him again. They beat Kofi down at ringside, then take him in the ring for a boot to the face as the crowd chants “this is boring.” Big E and Xavier run out for the save, but Nakamura and Rusev ambush them on the ramp. Meanwhile in the ring, The Bar hits the double White Noise on Kofi for the three count after a squash match.

Winners: The Bar

– Women’s Tag Team Champions Bayley and Sasha Banks do an interview in the back about their match with Nia Jax and Tamina tonight.

– Elias comes out to the ring and sings about Kofi suffering the same fate as The Miz, and calls them beat-up losers.

– Backstage, Shane McMahon is asked to comment on why he beat down The Miz in front of his father, but Shane just walks away.

Bobby Roode & Chad Gable vs. The Revival vs. Ricochet & Aleister Black: The RAW Tag Team Titles are on the line in this one. The Revival gets dumped outside early on, and Gable and Ricochet will start this one off. Dawson tags himself in and suplexes Ricochet down, then hits him with an elbow to the face. Dawson connects with chops and stomps in the corner, then Wilder tags in for the double team. Ricochet fights back and Black gets the hot tag. Black cleans house and kicks down everyone in his path. Black beats on Roode now in the ring and hits a moonsault on him. Dawson runs in and Black kicks him down, then Roode comes back with a spinebuster on Black. Gable tags in and they look for a double team on Black, but Black escapes. Ricochet tags in as Gable hits a suplex on Black. Wilder comes flying in with a splash off the top on Gable to break up the pin. Ricochet then hits a shooting star press on Wilder for a two count. Dawson tags in and goes at it with Ricochet now in the corner. This leads to Ricochet hitting a Frankensteiner on Dawson off the top all the way down onto Roode, Gable and Wilder on the ringisde floor. Back in the ring, Ricochet runs and leaps over the ring post to hit a splash on Roode. Meanwhile in the ring, Gable and Dawson trade pin attempts. This leads to The Revival hitting the Shatter Machine on Gable for the three count to retain the Tag Titles.

Winners & still RAW Tag Team Champions: The Revival

– After the match, Roode attacks The Revival from behind, then Black kicks Roode down. Ricochet comes in the ring and piledrives Wilder, then he goes up top. Ricochet hits the 630 on Wilder.

– Charlotte and Becky Lynch are shown backstage getting ready for their match tonight.

Samoa Joe (c) vs. R-Truth vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Andrade: Joe’s U.S. Title is on the line in this fatal four-way. Rey starts off strong, but Andrade takes him out to ringside and looks or a DDT. Joe comes flying out of the ring with a suicide dive on all three of his opponents at ringside. Back in the ring, Joe tees off on Andrade and Rey with strikes. Andrade and Rey inadvertently double team Joe, and then Truth hits the ring and drops them both. Rey comes back with a double hurricanrana on Truth and Andrade. Rey takes them both down again and Andrade falls out to ringside. Joe runs in and clotheslines Rey and Truth down. Andrade comes back in the ring and Truth picks him up, then Rey hurricanranas Andrade off of Truth’s shoulders. Joe drops Truth, then Rey leaps at Joe but Joe catches him. Andrade dropkicks both Joe and Rey down. Andrade hits a flying corkscrew plancha on Joe and Truth at ringside, then Rey goes from the top rope down to the floor with a hurricanrana on Andrade. Zelina Vega comes over and kicks Truth, then Carmella comes over and beats on Zelina. Meanwhile in the ring, Joe hits a side suplex on Rey, but Truth breaks up the pin. Truth beats on Joe while Andrade hits a DDT on Rey. Andrade then hits the running knee to Joe, then Truth hits some running shoulder blocks on Andrade. Truth hits a spinebuster on Joe, and then he back suplexes Andrade on to Joe. Truth does the Five Knuckle Shuffle to Joe, as Andrade rolled out of the way. Truth kicks Andrade and then hits the scissor kick on him, but Joe breaks up the pin. Truth kicks Joe and goes for the scissor kick on him, but Joe dodges it and throws Truth into the ring post. Rey gets back in the ring and drops Joe on the middle rope and hits the 619. Rey goes for a frogsplash, but Joe rolls out of the way. Joe puts Rey in the Coquina Clutch and Rey passes out. The ref calls for the bell.

Winner & still U.S. Champion: Samoa Joe

Sasha Banks & Bayley (c) vs. Nia Jax & Tamina: Sasha and Bayley’s Women’s Tag Titles are on the line in this one. Beth Phoenix joins the commentary table. It’s all Nia and Tamina in the opening moments of this one, as they take turns beating down Bayley. Bayley finally gets the tag and she hits a flying top-rope cross body on Tamina. Sasha follows up with some strikes for a two count. Sasha knocks Nia off the apron, and the distraction leads to Tamina throwing Sasha down to the mat. Nia tags in for the double team Samoan Drop. Nia botches the Samoan Drop, but she picks Sasha back up and hits it this time. Sasha tags in Bayley and Bayley dumps Tamina outside and then hits Nia with some strikes. Tamina and Nia both miss shots on Bayley and hit the ring post. Sasha tags in and hits a flying knee strike on Nia in the ring. Sasha then hits a suicide dive on Nia and Tamina at ringside. Nia kind-of catches Sasha, and they get up and Tamina holds Sasha up too. Bayley then hits a suicide dive on them at ringside. Back in the ring, Sasha hits the double knees on Nia, then Bayley hits a flying elbow drop on her, but Tamina breaks up the pin. Tamina drops Sasha now, then Bayley hits a neckbreaker on Tamina. Nia picks up Bayley, but Bayley rolls her into a pin for the three count.

Winners & still Women’s Tag Team Champions: Sasha Banks & Bayley

– Nia and Tamina beat down the Champions after the match. Beth Phoenix gets up to stop the beat down, and she punches Tamina. Nia attacks Beth from behind and tehy both beat down Beth. Natalya comes out for the save, but Nia and Tamina beat her down too.

Daniel Bryan (c) vs. Kevin Owens vs. Mustafa Ali: The ring announcer declares that this will be a triple threat match, and then Ali comes out as the third surprise competitor. Rowan is at ringside. The crowd chants for Kofi as the match starts. The opening bell sounds and Owens and Ali see to form a temporary alliance to dump Daniel Bryan outside early on. Owens and Ali then go at it, and Owens dumps Ali outside. Owens hits a flying cannonball on Ali on the floor, then he hits a cannonball on Bryan up against the fan barricade. Back in the ring, Bryan drops Owens and then kicks Ali off the apron down to the fan barricade. Bryan connects with kicks and chops on Owens in the corner now. Ali gets back in the apron and Bryan beats on him until Ali dodges a shot and hits a facebuster. Ali follows up with chops to the chest, but Bryan fights back with a lariat. All three men fight into the corner now, and Ali crotches Bryan on the top rope, then he hits a reverse hurricanrana on Owens. Ali goes up top with Bryan and hits a standing Spanish fly on him. Owens hits the Stunner on Ali for a two count. Owens and Bryan brawl now and Owens hits the Pop Up Powerbomb on him for a two count. Ali drops Owens now as Bryan rolls out to the apron. Ali goes up top and hits a 450 splash on Bryan from the top rope to the apron. Ali pins but Rowan pulls Bryan out for the save. Rowan gets on the apron, and Ali and Owens both hit superkicks on him, and then a double superkick, and Rowan falls out to ringside. Ali then leaps from the apron with a hurrcianrana on Rowan. Owens then goes flying with a suicide dive on Rowan. Bryan then takes out Owens, and he rolls Owens back in the ring. Ali ends up hitting a flying tornado DDT on Bryan from the apron down to the ringside floor. Owens grabs Ali and powerbombs him into the apron. Before Owens can get back in the ring, Rowan hits a spinning kick on Owens, then throws him over the barricade. Rowan throws Bryan back in the ring and he covers Ali for a two count. Bryan shouts at Ali that he doesn’t deserve to be here, and they trade strikes. Ali springboards off the middle rope, but Bryan hits a flying knee to the face in mid-air for the three count.

Winner & still WWE Champion: Daniel Bryan

– Rowan brings the eco-friendly Title belt in the ring and celebrates with Bryan after the match. Rowan then beats down Ali in the ring.

Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch: The RAW Women’s Title belt is on the line in this one. Charlotte starts off with kicks to Becky’s bad knee. Becky fights back with right hands, and Charlotte goes back to Becky’s bad knee. Becky starts to fight back again, but Charlotte once again goes for the bad leg. Charlotte takes her down and puts her in a Boston crab. Charlotte continues to work over Becky’s bad knee. Becky tries to fight back, but Charlotte shuts her down and hits a suplex. Charlotte takes Becky out to ringside and slams her into the fan barricade, then takes her back in the ring. Charlotte stomps on Becky then goes to the top rope. Charlotte reaches the top, then Becky shoves her down to the ringside floor and Charlotte crashes into the barricade. Charlotte gets back in the ring to go at it with Becky. Charlotte catches Becky in the Figure Four, but then Ronda Rousey runs down to the ring. Ronda punches Becky, then gets in Senior Official Charles Robinson’s face. Robinson calls for the bell.

Winner via DQ: Becky Lynch

– The ring announcer declares Becky the winner, and thus she will be a part of the RAW Women’s Title match at WrestleMania, making it a three-way. Ronda leaves, and Charlotte doesn’t look happy. Michael Cole confirms that the RAW Women’s Title match at WrestleMania will now be a triple threat match between Ronda, Becky and Charlotte.

– After the dust settles, the lights go out and Elias gets on his guitar in the ring for a song. He sings about not being a fan of Becky and he trashes Ohio. Lacey Evans comes out to interrupt, then leaves. Randy Orton then hits the ring and hits an RKO out of nowhere on Elias. AJ Styles hits the ring next and hits a Phenomenal Forearm on Orton.

The Shield vs. Bobby Lashley, Baron Corbin & Drew McIntyre: Seth and Bobby start off, and Lashley quickly turns the tides into his team’s corner and tags in Corbin, who continues the offense on Rollins. Rollins fights back with a kick and a facebuster. Ambrose and Drew tag in now and go at it. Ambrose backs Drew into the corner with strikes and Rollins tags back in for a flying forearm shot. Reigns tags in and hits a flying clothesline on Drew for a two count. Drew rolls outside to regroup. Back in the ring, Rollins tags in and Drew drops him with a kick. Lashley tags in and continues the offense on Rollins, then Corbin comes in and works over Rollins on the mat. Drew tags in and looks for a powerbomb on Rollins, but Rollins reverses into a hurricanrana. Ambrose gets the tag and cleans house, then dumps Drew outside and hits a dive on him. Back in the ring, Lashley runs in and hits a spear on Dean. Drew pins but Reigns breaks up the pin. The heel take turns beating on Dean now and stop him from tagging in the other Shield members. Dean finally breaks free and Reigns gets the tag. Corbin tags in too. Reigns cleans house and hits a flying clothesline on Corbin. Reigns hits a big boot on Corbin, then Ambrose and Rollins take out McIntyre and Lashley. They hit dives on McIntyre and Lashley at ringside, then Reigns throws Corbin outside. Reigns looks for a dive on Corbin, but Corbin runs back in the ring and hits the Deep 6 on Reigns. Lashley and Drew take out Rollins in the timekeeper’s area, then Dean leaps off the announce table on to Bobby and Drew. Back in the ring, Reigns and Corbin trade right hands. Corbin hits a chokeslam for a two count. Ambrose and Rollins brawl with McIntyre and Lashley into the crowd and near the Kickoff Show set. Lashley and McIntyre pick up Ambrose, but then Rollins leaps down from the stands on to them all on the floor. Meanwhile back in the ring, Reigns comes back with a powerbomb on Corbin for a two count. While everyone else brawls back to the ringside area, Corbin hits the End of Days on Reigns. Corbin pins, but Rollins breaks up the pin just in time. They fight back out to ringside, and Lashley looks for a chokeslam on Rollins through the table, but Reigns saves it with a Superman punch on Lashley. Reigns then spears Corbin, as Rollins and Ambrose beat on Drew. The Shield then hits the triple powerbomb on McIntyre through a table. They get back in the ring and they all beat on Corbin, then they hit the triple powerbomb on Corbin for the three count.

Winners: The Shield

– Rollins, Reigns and Ambrose hug after the match as we go to highlights. The Shield fist bumps in the ring as Fastlane goes off the air.


  • Nicholas Giambattista

    He is bigger than the New Day right now. Yes when he first team with the New Day it really help his career but the New Day and Kofi has run it course. It time for Kofi, Big E and Woods to go there own way.

  • Keith Learmonth

    Leaving new day would be stupid. It was New Day who saved his goddamn career. If he has to leave the group, save it until after he’s champion.

  • Keith Learmonth

    Unfortunately, that’s not how WWE does business. WWE looks at which demographics -are- buying things, talking about the shows, etc, and builds the show around keeping them entertained. They don’t really care who’s -not- paying. (Not to mention how much money comes from sponsors and TV deals, not us.)

  • CC

    There was actually some great matches on this show, but with not one single title changing hands and all three Raw singles titles not even on the card, it was just such an unnecessary ppv. For me the worst match of the night was Lynch/Flair as this whole injury storyline made it a snorefest, and the ending was awful. How the hell has WWE ruined one of the hottest angles in ages in such quick time?

  • The Random Reader

    Meh, boring PPV

  • StocktonJoe

    Reading the recap here, I’m really glad I didn’t pay to see this turkey. Maybe if enough people don’t spend their money buying this stuff, it’ll get better.

  • Soulshroude

    A huge waste of time watching it. I think we could all have predicted each and every match to the “T”. It was very predictable and not even worth considering it as a “watchable” p.p.v..

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    For me before Kofi can become WWE champion he must leave the New Day. Because yes people will cheer when he wins the WWE title but it won’t last. He needs to become a single wrestler again.

  • AEW FTW

    Well if you wanna hold the camera while I eat out you’re moms lil pusC instead then that would be a big help !!!!

  • StocktonJoe

    I want to be excited by this pay-per-view. But as I look at the lineup and the matches, I can’t. With the exception of the Oscar Mandy Rose match, the entire card reads like a snore Fest.