Published: Mon, March 12, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

AJ Styles Retains Title at WWE Fastlane; Faces Shinsuke Nakamura at WrestleMania

So here they are, my bold predictions for WWE Fastlane. What is this pay-per-view?

The thing is, Corbin isn't really as bad an overall performer as most would see him to be.

Do you think Corbin needs to win at Fastlane? As far as what Michael Cole would consider "WrestleMania implications" are concerned, there is next to nothing.

It was mostly a clean match with a clean finish since Aiden English did not really do any interferences or other shenanigans.

Owens failed to win the WWE title at Fastlane following interference by on-screen Smackdown Commissioner Shane McMahon.

The main event features a Six Pack Challenge for the WWE Championship that includes AJ Styles, John Cena, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Dolph Ziggler, and Baron Corbin.

AJ Styles is one of the wrestlers starring in the Six-Pack Challenge for the WWE Championship. Simply a rematch from New Japan's Wrestle Kingdom 10, in which Nakamura got the better of Styles for the IWGP Intercontinental Title. However, they might just want to do that after the match and target the victor. Before we get there though, there was a pay per view that needed to be covered. He then retracted this tempting challenge, alluding to the notion that The Undertaker won't be wrestling again.

While this result surprised a few to some extent, the biggest shocker came when Auska made a decision to show up after Charlotte Flair's match with Ruby Riot for the WWE SamckDown Live women's championship.

Meanwhile, the rest of the card is a mess.

One would assume the ex-Intercontinental Champion is getting ready for the match or that he is just being ironic. Otherwise, the story would be over as he would be guaranteed to not only have a role at WrestleMania but also a prominent one as he would head into the biggest show of the year holding his 17th world championship. Charlotte, to nobody's surprise, successfully defended her title against Ruby Riott. Charlotte later challenged Ruby Riott and she accepted. In fact, there aren't a lot of options for Charlotte at WrestleMania since Ronda Rousey's dance card is full. On paper, Becky Lynch and Naomi Vs. Natalya and Carmella was a TV match masquerading as a PPV match booked by a bloke bereft of imagination. I can't imagine that Nakamura would lose with the biggest match of his WWE career just around the corner. After taking several weeks off following his United States Championship win at Clash of Champions and a SmackDown appearance where he vacated the title and seemingly walked out of the WWE, Zigler resurfaced at the Royal Rumble as the #30 entrant, only to get eliminated just a few short minutes later. Both of these matches will be fun to watch, but Usos and New Day never disappoint. Everyone should expect this match to be one of the best of the evening. He earned his spot by defeating AJ Styles in singles competition. Knowing each other so well has its benefits. Heck, turn both guys heel and let them add some freshness to the tag title scene.

Fastlane is the final stop on the Road to WrestleMania and tonight will have some major implications.

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