The 2019 WWE Fastlane pay-per-view takes place in Cleveland, Ohio on Sunday, March 10. Nine matches are scheduled for the event, including Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair (Lynch gets added to Ronda Rousey vs. Flair at WrestleMania 35 if she wins) and Daniel Bryan vs. Kevin Owens (WWE Championship).
The other seven matches are as follows: Rey Mysterio vs. Andrade (kickoff show), Xavier Woods & Big E vs. Rusev & Shinsuke Nakamura (kickoff show), The Shield vs. Baron Corbin, Drew McIntyre & Bobby Lashley, Sasha Banks & Bayley vs. Nia Jax & Tamina (Women’s Tag Team Championship), The Revival vs. Bobby Roode & Chad Gable vs. Aleister Black & Ricochet (Raw Tag Team Championship), The Usos vs. Shane McMahon & The Miz (SmackDown Tag Team Championship), and Asuka vs. Mandy Rose (SmackDown Women’s Championship).
With so many matches set up for the final major event before WrestleMania 35, let’s take a look at five things that we want to see happen on Sunday’s show…
#5 No title changes
That’s right — I don’t want to see a single title change at Fastlane. Why? Because WWE has far too many hot-potato titles right now, on both Raw and SmackDown Live, and it’s getting to a point where almost every reign is beginning to feel meaningless.
The United States Championship, for example, has been held by four different people in six weeks. What is the point?! The Raw Tag Team Championship isn’t much better. The titles have gone from Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre to Seth Rollins & Dean Ambrose to AOP to Chad Gable & Bobby Roode to The Revival, and how many of those reigns have been good? Ziggler & McIntyre, perhaps, but not the others.
Five titles are on the line at Fastlane, but it doesn’t make sense from a storyline perspective for any of them to change hands so close to WrestleMania.