WWE Fastlane: What Matters From The 2019 PPV: A Tag Team Breaks Up, Shield, And Ronda Rousey
What's going on with this Kofi Kingston story?
WWE's Fastlane is a bit of a troublesome PPV. The show is limited in what it can do, since the biggest wrestling event of the year, Wrestlemania, is right around the corner. However, no matter what the results for the show were, Fastlane had a few important moments you know before heading into this week's WWE programming.
We're taking a look at the PPV as a whole and getting down to the nitty gritty of what really matters. If you're looking for something a bit more in-depth, we have a full review of every match from Fastlane for you to check out as well. Additionally, there have been a few more developments to these stories from Monday's episode of Raw and Tuesday's Smackdown. Here's what you need to know about Fastlane.
The World's Greatest Tag Team Is No More
After The Usos defeated Shane McMahon and The Miz in a battle for the Smackdown Tag Team Championship, the two celebrated at ringside with Miz's ever-present father. However, Shane turned on the Miz, beating him up and putting him in a choke. Shane also got in the face of Miz's father, grabbing his head. It's safe to say that this tag team is done, and Shane will face Miz at Wrestlemania.
The Shield Is Back
The Shield reunion against Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley, and Baron Corbin was a greatest hits match, and an incredible amount of fun. Storywise, nothing really remarkable happened here though. The good guys beat up the bad guys. However, the team is super-over with the WWE Universe, so we can expect this team to have a big match at Wrestlemania, even though Dean Ambrose is still allegedly leaving the company in April.
A Wild Ronda Rousey Appears
Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair wasn't much of an actual match. Lynch was hopping around on a bum leg, and Flair spent most of the almost nine minute match taunting her. However, Ronda Rousey ran down to the ring and punched Lynch in the face, giving The Man the win by DQ. So now, Lynch has been added to the Raw Women's Championship match at Wrestlemania, and it will be a triple threat. You can expect to learn more about this development on the March 11 episode of Raw.
Kofi Kingston's Wild Ride
The Kofi Kingston story is becoming a mess. We learned during the Kickoff Show that Vince McMahon wanted to talk to Kingston. During the main card, it was revealed that McMahon was going to put Kingston in the WWE Championship match, and it would become a triple threat. Here is where things get weird. Kingston got to the ring, and then it was revealed it was going to be a handicap match against The Bar. Obviously, Kingston was decimated, but it got even weirder later on when the WWE Championship match was about to begin. It was still a triple threat match, but Kingston wasn't involved. Mustafa Ali was revealed to be the third competitor. We're positive Kingston will still be in the Wrestlemania match, but with Kevin Owens and Mustafa Ali in the mix now, and McMahon doing anything he can to screw up Kingston's momentum. Who knows?
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