WWE Fastlane 2016 Results

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Detailed Results

The second installment of WWE Fastlane kicks off with Divas tag team action as the reluctant team of “The Boss” Sasha Banks and “The Lass Kicker” Becky Lynch would face Sasha’s former Team B.A.D. teammates Naomi & Tamina. Throughout the match, the story would become Naomi & Tamina’s ability to successfully isolate Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch from their partner, but Sasha and Becky would hold their own against Naomi & Tamina. In the end, it was Sasha locking in the Bank Statement on Tamina and Naomi would try to break up the submission, but Becky would pounce on Naomi, locking in the Dis-Arm-Her as Tamina taps out to the Bank Statement, earning the win for Sasha & Becky.

After taking advantage of a Fatal 5-Way Match for the Intercontinental Championship set up by Stephanie McMahon on RAW to win his second Intercontinental Title, new Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens would defend the prestigious title against a familiar rival in “The Show Off” and Cleveland native Dolph Ziggler. During the match, Kevin Owens would score with a package side slam off of the top rope, but Dolph Ziggler would manage to roll out of the ring and, when Owens pursues Dolph, “The Show Off” catches the champion with a super kick, leaving both champion and challenger out on the floor. Both Superstars would make it back in the ring in time and Dolph goes for the Zig Zag, but Owens holds onto the ropes before scoring with a super kick to Ziggler. The champion would be unable to capitalize and Dolph would recover enough to hit a super kick of his own, knocking Owens to the outside. Shortly after this, Owens would look for a powerbomb on the ring apron, but Ziggler would counter, sending the champion head-first into the steel steps! In the end, Dolph would go for another super kick, but Owens would narrowly move out of the way and Ziggler would nearly hit the referee. Dolph’s brief pre-occupation with the referee would allow Owens to take advantage, scoring with the Pop-Up Powerbomb and pinning Dolph to successfully retain the Intercontinental Championship.

After being assaulted by The Wyatt Family in recent weeks in the sinister group’s attempts to rid WWE of its “titans”, the team of “The Big Guy” Ryback, “The Big Red Machine” Kane, and “The World’s Largest Athlete” Big Show would be looking for revenge as they face The Wyatt Family’s Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, & Braun Strowman, with Bray Wyatt in their corner, in a 6-Man Tag match. During a chaotic match, Big Show would actually toss Luke Harper to the outside, taking out Erick Rowan and Braun Strowman, following it up with a Spear to Strowman on the outside. As Kane takes Bray Wyatt down on the outside, Ryback would connect with Shell Shocked to Luke Harper in the ring, pinning Harper to pick up the win for Ryback, Kane, & Big Show.

The Divas Championship would then be on the line at Fastlane as Charlotte, with her father Ric Flair in her corner, would defend the Divas Title against an emotionally-charged Brie Bella. During the match, Brie Bella would appear to injure her knee and Charlotte was able to take advantage, locking in the Figure-Eight and making Brie tap out to pick up the win and retain the Divas Championship.

After trading victories in recent weeks, the rubber match between two veterans would take place at Fastlane as “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles would go one-on-one with “Y2J” Chris Jericho. During another stellar match between AJ Styles and Chris Jericho, Styles would survive the Walls of Jericho before Jericho takes Styles to the outside, locking in the submission a second time. However, Styles would beat the count back into the ring, narrowly surviving after the Codebreaker and, shortly after this, Styles would score with the Styles Clash, but “Y2J” would kick out! “The Phenomenal One” would then lock in the Calf Crusher and Jericho would fight and claw to try and survive the submission, but Jericho would have no choice but to tap out as AJ Styles picks up a big victory. After the match, AJ Styles would celebrate his win, but would be confronted by Chris Jericho and the two Superstars looked like they would fight again. However, Jericho would lower his fist before extending his hand to Styles in a show of respect as the two veterans shake hands in the middle of the ring after an excellent match.

Then it was time for a special appearance from a legendary tag team as Edge & Christian would appear at Fastlane to host The Cutting Edge Peep Show with their guests WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day. Before introducing their guests, Edge & Christian begin to reminisce about the great history they have in the city of Cleveland and in WWE, but the legends are interrupted by their guests as WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day make their way to the ring. The New Day says that it’s “out with the old” and “in with the new” before the trio enters the ring. Edge tells The New Day says that, when The New Day first arrived on the scene, they were met with “indifference” from the fans, saying that he’s never seen “chocolate act so vanilla”. Edge then says that The New Day watched and learned from every Edge & Christian segment, saying that The New Day is like they had a “love child” with Beyonce! Edge continues, saying that The New Day replaced the word “awesomeness” with “booty” and now they have entertaining WWE Tag Team Champions again.

Xavier Woods then says that Edge & Christian should treat them with some “respect” before Kofi Kingston says that they’re not rip-offs of Edge & Christian, they are “better” than Edge & Christian and they are “better than everyone”. Xavier then comments on The League of Nations, saying that The League of Nations are “hot garbage”. Naturally, this brings out The League of Nations as Sheamus, Rusev, Alberto Del Rio, & King Barrett make their way to the ring as Sheamus tells The New Day to say what they have to say to their faces. This leads to a face-off between the two groups in the ring, but The New Day says that it’s the “day of rest” before the WWE Tag Team Champions leave the ring. The League of Nations then turn their attention to Edge & Christian as Sheamus says that, after they’re through with Edge & Christian, they won’t be able to run. Alberto Del Rio then gets in Edge’s face, reminding the WWE Hall of Famer that it was five years ago that he forced Edge to retire. Edge is quick to fire back, saying that, despite being retired, he has still accomplished more than Del Rio in the last five years. Edge & Christian then leave the ring, but not before calling The League of Nation “the international house of dumbasses”. Kofi then twerks in the entrance way while Xavier plays the trombone and Edge dispenses dollar bills while Christian chants “watch our show”.

The Social Outcasts would make an appearance at Fastlane as Curtis Axel, with Heath Slater, Adam Rose, & Bo Dallas in his corner, would go one-on-one with R-Truth. It wouldn’t take long for The Social Outcasts to get involved and this would bring out the man who has been trying to form a tag team with R-Truth in recent weeks, Goldust. Goldust would take it to The Social Outcasts on the outside, but would then throw Adam Rose into the ring, inadvertently distracting R-Truth. Curtis Axel would then capitalize, rolling R-Truth up for the win. After the match, R-Truth and Goldust would have words in the ring before R-Truth leaves the ring, leaving a disappointed and frustrated Goldust in the ring.

Then it was time for the main event of Fastlane as three of WWE’s top Superstars would go to war in a Triple Threat Match with a career-making opportunity on the line as Roman Reigns, “The Lunatic Fringe” Dean Ambrose, and “The Beast” Brock Lesnar, with Paul Heyman in his corner, would compete for the right to main event WrestleMania where they will challenge Triple H for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. The match starts with intensity as Brock Lesnar goes full force against both Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose, keeping Ambrose out of the ring as “The Beast” focuses on Roman Reigns. Lesnar would drill Reigns with two suplexes before Dean Ambrose gets involved, trying to suplex “The Beast”, but Brock was not amused as Lesnar tosses Ambrose with ease. Reigns would hang Brock up on the top rope, but Lesnar would soon toss Reigns into the ringside barricade before suplexing Ambrose on the floor.

Back in the ring, “The Beast” drills Roman with two more suplexes before Lesnar plants Reigns with the F-5, but Ambrose is quick to break up the pinfall. “The Lunatic Fringe” then slaps Lesnar across the face before Brock begins his dissection of Dean Ambrose, drilling Ambrose with back-to-back suplexes, methodically stalking Ambrose before delivering his fifth suplex to Ambrose. Lesnar then lifts Ambrose up for the F-5, but that is when Roman explodes back on the scene with the Spear to “The Beast”. However, Brock would kick out and Reigns would catch Lesnar with the Superman Punch, but Brock rolls to the outside.

Roman Reigns then charges at Brock Lesnar on the outside, leaping off of the steel steps, but is caught by Lesnar. Before Brock can execute the F-5, Dean Ambrose comes from behind with a low blow to “The Beast”, taking advantage of the rules of a Triple Threat Match to take Brock off of his feet. Ambrose then exposes one of the announce tables at ringside before Reigns and Ambrose work together to deliver a double powerbomb to Brock Lesnar through the table! With Lesnar out of the picture for the time being, the “brothers-in-arms” would finally come to blows as Ambrose would fire the first shot against Reigns, ultimately getting the better of the situation in the ring with a clothesline to Roman. Reigns and Ambrose then spot Brock Lesnar climbing to his feet on the outside and they are quick to pounce on “The Beast”, tossing Lesnar into the barricade before exposing the second announce table. For the second time in the match, Reigns and Ambrose would deliver a double powerbomb through the second announce table! Trying to make sure that “The Beast” is neutralized, Reigns and Ambrose pile the debris of both broken announce tables on top of Lesnar before Reigns and Ambrose turn their attention back to each other.

This time, it’s Roman Reigns who fires the first shot against his “brother”, gaining the advantage over Dean Ambrose in the ring. Ambrose then fights back, but when “The Lunatic Fringe” comes off of the second rope, he is caught in mid-air with the Superman Punch. Reigns would then twice go for the Spear, but Ambrose counters both attempts before scoring with Dirty Deeds, but Reigns would kick out! Ambrose would then look for Dirty Deeds a second time, but Roman would fight out and, just as Reigns was about to hit Ambrose with a Samoan Drop, Brock Lesnar returns to the ring, delivering an incredible German suplex to Reigns with Ambrose still on Roman’s shoulders! This leaves all three men down with Ambrose down on the outside and Reigns and Lesnar down on the inside. Both Lesnar and Reigns would climb to their feet before Roman charges at “The Beast”, taking Lesnar down with the Spear.

However, when Roman goes for the cover, Brock would come to life, trapping Reigns in the Kimura Lock, but Roman would manage to get to his feet with Lesnar still locked on. This is when Dean Ambrose would enter the ring with a steel chair, delivering a chair shot to the back of “The Beast”, followed up with a second shot that finally makes Lesnar break the hold. “The Lunatic Fringe” then follows this up with three more chair shots to the back of Brock. Ambrose then turns around and starts to wear Reigns out with repeated chair shots before waylaying Brock Lesnar with another chair shot, this time knocking Brock out of the ring. However, when Ambrose turns around, he is blasted with the Spear by Reigns as Roman pins Ambrose to win the match and earn a main event spot at WrestleMania where he will challenge Triple H for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship!

After Roman Reigns celebrates his win, complete with pyro, Roman is confronted by the man he will face in the main event of WrestleMania as WWE World Heavyweight Champion Triple H makes his way to the ring. The champion and the challenger then go face-to-face in the middle of the ring with the WrestleMania sign in the background with Triple H holding up the WWE World Heavyweight Title, but neither man taking their eyes off of their WrestleMania opponent.

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