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Fastlane isn’t thought-about one among WWE’s most necessary occasions, however the 2023 version is shaping as much as be a star-studded premium dwell occasion.
Whereas Roman Reigns will not be defending his title, Seth Rollins will put his World Heavyweight Championship on the road and not less than two different main titles to be defended. Add within the inclusion of one other John Cena match—hopefully serving to put over LA Knight as a prime star—and the WWE Universe has a secondary present value watching.
Here’s a full take a look at the match card and predictions and a breakdown of the highest storylines to look at at Fastlane.
Match Card and Predictions
Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura: World Heavyweight Championship
John Cena and LA Knight vs. Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa
Iyo Sky vs. Asuka vs. Charlotte Aptitude: WWE Ladies’s Championship
Latino World Order vs. Bobby Lashley and The Road Earnings
The Judgment Day vs. Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso: Undisputed WWE Tag Staff Championship
* Winners italicized.
It is Jade Cargill Time
On paper, the bout between Iyo Sky, Asuka and Charlotte Aptitude for the WWE Ladies’s Championship must be one of many night time’s finest matches and sure among the best girls’s matches of the yr based mostly on expertise alone.
With a number of potential storylines enjoying out in the course of the ring—together with simply how a lot Bayley cares about Sky—there’s a professional probability the Triple Menace turns into an prompt traditional.
The one factor that would enhance the match can be to have a clear, convincing end that makes Sky appear like a professional champion, just for the debuting Jade Cargill to make her strategy to the ring and assault Sky.
WWE has made it abundantly clear since signing Cargill that she might be a serious participant within the firm’s girls’s division and a marketable star that acts as a cornerstone for the Uncooked or SmackDown manufacturers transferring ahead.
If the rumors a few doable debut at Fastlane are true, then ready till Sky is weak earlier than attacking her and standing tall with the ladies’s title can be the moment affect her character wants. Add in a marquee storyline inbuilt following the assault, and Cargill can be off and working in WWE.
Rollins to Win, Additional Set Up Feud With CM Punk
In relation to storylines and character growth, there are a number of Superstars on the principle roster who do it higher than Seth Rollins.
Rumors have swirled a few potential return to WWE for CM Punk, and it’s no coincidence that Rollins and different members of the WWE Universe proceed to reference the very best on this planet.
Whereas from a storyline perspective, Shinsuke Nakamura is past due for a run with the world title, the doable signing of Punk ought to trump nearly each present storyline, as he’s nonetheless one of many largest names in all of wrestling and a sizzling matter proper now following his termination from AEW.
If Triple H and Punk hash out their points and the veteran is scheduled to return to WWE—probably at Survivor Sequence in Chicago—then Rollins ought to efficiently defend his championship till the returning Punk units his sights on gold.
Punk is likely one of the largest names in wrestling historical past, and a return to WWE can be monumental. Capitalizing on it correctly and setting the stage for Rollins vs. Punk to headline night time one among WrestleMania 40 begins at Fastlane.
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