WWE Fastlane 2021: Match Card, How To Watch On Peacock, Predictions, And Start Time
Here is everything you need to know about the upcoming WWE PPV, which will air on both Peacock and the WWE Network.
On March 21, Fastlane will air on the WWE Network and on Peacock. It will be the final WWE event to air on its streaming service in the US, as future shows in 2021 and beyond will all be on Peacock from now on. It is the end of an era. While Americans mourn the loss of WWE Network, there's a lot to look forward to for the upcoming PPV on Sunday.
The main event of Fastlane will see Daniel Bryan challenge Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship. This isn't the first time these two have met during this PPV though. Back in 2015, the two squared off and you can watch it on YouTube. However, a lot has changed in the past six years and both men's characters have evolved tremendously with Reigns being a top heel in the company. It should be an exciting bout. On top of the main event, there is solid match card building for the PPV before Wrestlemania.
Fastlane will take place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, where the Thunderdome lives. For American viewers, the main card will begin at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT. Those in the UK will have a late night into an early morning as show starts at 11 PM. On Monday, March 22 at 10 AM AEDT, Australians will kick off their workweek with Fastlane. Per usual, there will be a Kickoff Show beginning one hour prior, which will be free to watch on YouTube and WWE's Twitter.
- Roman Reigns (c) vs. Daniel Bryan (Universal Championship)
- Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax (c) vs. Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair (Women's Tag Team Championship)
- Big E (c) vs. Apollo Crews (Intercontinental Championship)
- Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus
- Randy Orton vs. Alexa Bliss
Yes, Randy Orton will take on Alexa Bliss. It's the first time an intergender match has been on WWE programming in quite some time. However, because Alexa Bliss has channeled her inner Fiend, don't expect this to be a traditional match. Expect something more out of this world.
How to watch:
Fastlane will be the very last WWE PPV on the streaming service, the WWE Network, for American audiences. International markets will still be able to use the network in the future, so don't worry about that. In the US, things are moving over to Peacock, and while Fastlane will air simultaneously on Peacock and the WWE Network, this will be the last PPV on WWE's streaming service for many of us.
NBCUniversal's Peacock will be the home to Fastlane, which has multiple tier options. There is a free ad-supported tier, but that does not allow you to stream WWE PPVs. You'll need the Premium plan for $5 a month (ad-supported) or Premium Plus for $10 a month (no ads). Technically, it's the same WWE content for half the price, unless you don't want ads. However, the full WWE Network catalog will slowly transition to Peacock over the next few months, so don't expect to be able to access everything you can on the Network right away.
Wrestling fandom is full of people yelling their predictions about PPVs, and why should we be any different? Check out the WWE Fastlane 2021 Predictions episode of Wrestle Buddies, GameSpot's wrestling podcast. Yes, GameSpot has a wrestling podcast, and it's very fun--I'm one of the hosts, so I'm obligated to say that.
The episode was recorded before WWE announced a few of the matches you see above, so the focus is primarily on the title matches we'll see on Sunday. Are we right? Are we wrong? Does it matter? Nope, but it's silly fun.
If you love all things wrestling, be sure to check out our wrestling podcast: Wrestle Buddies.
And make sure to come back to GameSpot on March 21 for live coverage of the event, where we'll be updating you with all the winners and losers as the show happens.
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