Match 5: The Revival (c) vs. Aleister Black & Ricochet vs. Chad Gable & Bobby Roode – Raw Tag Team Championship
Background: Aleister Black & Ricochet looked on course to defeat The Revival for the Raw Tag Team Championship on last week’s Raw. However, Chad Gable & Bobby Roode interfered by attacking The Revival at ringside, causing a disqualification. It was later announced that all three teams will battle for the titles at Fastlane.
Summary: This high-tempo match mostly revolved around Ricochet, who showed off his incredible high-flying ability with a top-rope hurricanrana to the outside and a dive over the turnbuckle onto Roode. In the end, with most members of the match recovering on the outside, The Revival hit a Shatter Machine on Gable, allowing Scott Dawson to get the 1-2-3. The three teams brawled post-match, with Black & Ricochet standing tall after Ricochet landed a 630 splash on Dash Wilder.
Verdict: Entertaining but predictable. I was critical of Ricochet in NXT because he would bust out far too many flips every match for my liking. His flips were the focus here but at least they made sense within the match and he had plenty of people to take out. It looks like we’ll see these teams stay in the title picture ahead of WrestleMania.