Fastlane 2021 Predictions
By: Justin Hopkins
I am being a bit overdramatic when it comes to this rather rocky pitstop on the Road To Wrestlemania. The first PPV under the Peacock Flag, for the U.S, and while the In-Ring Wrestling part is going to be fantastic. The booking on the other hand, seems to be even more haphazard than usual and Fastlane just feels like an unwanted waste of time. Of course, I will watch because, like I said, I do think the Wrestling part is still good, and since I am watching, might as well try to put my thinking cap on and try to figure out who will win and who will lose.
Braun Strowman vs Shane McMahon
Going to start with a match that may not even be happening. They announced it on Raw, but it is not in their site. So, it has either been cancelled or someone hasn’t updated the page. Honestly, I don’t care and neither do they. Braun should be doing more and I can go without seeing Shane get in the ring again. Even if the match goes on, it’ll end with something to set up for mania. My guess, Dabba-Kato gets involved and sets up a handicap match.
Women’s Tag Team Championship Match – Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair vs Nia Jaxs and Shayna Baszler with Reginald (Champions)
Remember how much fun we were having and could be having had they actually had Billie Kay join the Riott Squad. An actual team that could be so much more than what we have been given. We could be having a hoss battle with two of the most prestigious NXT Women’s Champions in Asuka and Baszler at mania. Remember the excited feeling of Sasha vs Bianca Headlining Night 1 of Mania. This story has honestly felt like punishment for the fans that have no way to feel rewarded by the end. The Women’s Tag belts deserve better. Sasha and Bianca deserve a better feud. While I hope that Nia and Shayna retain and we give the belts to the Riott’s at Mania. What I think will happen is Reginald turns on Nia and costs them the victory, to help solidify Sasha’s heel turn in the next few weeks, and we may not even get a women’s tag match at mania.
Winners and new Tag Team Champions-Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair
Intercontinental Championship Match – Apollo Crews vs Big E (Champion)
Finally, the worst is behind us and we come to a match that I am actually looking forward to. Big E has been on a tear and is always one of the most entertaining and dynamic wrestlers they have and Apollo, while always good in the ring, finally getting to show a heel persona that to match his in-rig side and expect them top tear it up in the ring, but I also expect to have another screwy finish and not have an out right winner and my guess is Big E is going to get Disqualified to set up a bigger match for Mania. Which would tie into him talking about going old testament on him last week.
Winner by Disqualification – Apollo Crews
Drew McIntyre vs Sheamus
I almost wish that they had held off on the Miz cash-in and Bobby Lashley taking the belt till after Mania. Sheamus and Drew have been having some stellar matches, especially Sheamus who is on a tear as of late. Could have made for a classic at Mania. While, on Paper, I do think Drew is clearly going to win this. Going to pick the Celtic Warrior to plant the seeds for a triple threat at Mania.
Winner – Sheamus
Randy Orton Vs Alex Bliss
To those who have read my previous wrestling blogs or my fantasy booking which Asuka to take the belt from Kofi, knows that I have talked highly of wanting to see Intergender Matches. Done right, with the likes of an Asuka, Rhea Ripley or even a Charlotte. Think they could make compelling and just as good matches as a regular match. This is not one of those times. It’ll be more promo than match and just a way to bring Bray back.
Winner – Alexa Bliss, I guess
Universal Championship Match – Daniel Bryan vs Roman Reigns
Edge is going to be special Enforcer and while it will be a really good match. Which is obvious when it comes to Bryan and Roman. While the triple threat for the WWE Championship at Mania is pure speculation, I would be shocked if it doesn’t happen here and that will come off the back of Edge costing Bryan the match here.
Winner and still Universal Champion – Roman Reigns
As always, I hope you enjoyed and….
Thank You For Reading.