WWE Fastlane review: Roman Reigns wins to advance to WrestleMania

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WWE Fastlane. The last PPV before the big one. WrestleMania. It was a night to remember for Roman Reigns as he booked his spot in the mainevent, but was it a night to forget for the majority of the paying customers?

Over the past few weeks, the build-up to Fastlane has been rather poor in all honesty. WWE made it out like it was going to be between Dean Ambrose and Brock Lesnar, but once again, the win has gone to Reigns and he will be the one facing Triple H for the WWE World Heavyweight championship.

Before we look into the triple-threat main event. Let's briefly go through the rest of the show, because in all fairness, some of the matches were pretty decent.


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The kick-off show had the United States belt defended, which all-but shows how little the WWE care about that belt, and it had Kalisto retaining against Alberto Del Rio in a two-out-of-three falls match.

Surprisingly the PPV kicked off with a Divas match. Naomi and Tamina as Team Bad took on Becky Lynch and Sascha Banks.

To be fair to them, they put on a good show. They started the PPV nicely and with Banks picking up the victory, the fans bought into it.

Up next was Kevin Owens and Dolph Ziggler. Let's be honest, any match with one of these guys in is going to be worth watching and they didn't disappoint last night.

Both had dominant patches in the match with some hard-hitting spots, but ultimately there was only going to be one winner, and that's Owens. The IC champion is now setting his sights on turning Wrestlemania into KOMania.

Then probably came the shock of the night as Big Show, Kane and Ryback got a clean win over The Wyatt Family, who were represented by Erick Rowan, Luke Harper and Braun Strowman.

Not only was this the only time the Wyatt's featured on the PPV, but it was to a defeat against three superstars who are struggling for credibility.

Kane and Show are deemed as has-beens, while Ryback isn't winning over any fans with his boring, caveman style wrestling.

However, a clean win over the Wyatt Family certainly made them a major talking point from last night.

Back to Divas action after the six-man tag, as Charlotte retained her title against Brie Belle. This was no surprise really as Brie has already announced she plans to leave WWE in the summer. This is because she wants to start a family with Daniel Bryan, who has recently announced his retirement.

Nevertheless, the duo put on another good match. Credit to the Divas for last night, all involved put on good shows.

AJ Style vs Chris Jericho. Match number-three. It's clear why WWE had this rivalry as it gives AJ someone experienced to work with and also gives him the chance to go over by beating a veteran and a legend of the company.

However, it was a struggle to be interested in the rivalry and the matches because it was so clear what would happen. Having said that, the match last night was fairly entertaining with AJ Styles making it 2-1 by forcing Y2J to tap out.

A brief promo for The New Day and League of Nations, and an impromptu match for Curtis Axel and R-Truth then followed, before eyes turned to the main-event.

Now it panned out fairly predictable. Lesnar started by demolishing both the former-Shield members, hitting suplex after suplex and also an F-5 to Roman Reigns.

But the two 'brothers' coincided and took a trip down memory lane as they powerbombed the beast through not one, but two announce tables.

With Lesnar out the picture, it gave Roman and Dean a chance to lock horns. They did so and it eventually ended with the former spearing Ambrose and picking up the three count.

Cue boos. As expected.

Triple H then ended the PPV by walking to the ring and confronting his Wrestlemania opponent.

Overall the matches were okay, but some of the decisions were questionable.

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