WWE’s Fastlane 2018 event took place at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH.
The following recap was written by Eric Lynch and was taken from SEScoops.com
Fastlane Kickoff Show Results:
– Renee Young welcomes us to the Fastlane Kickoff pre-show at the Nationwide Arena. She is joined by David Otunga, Sam Roberts, and WWE Hall of Famer Booker T.
– We go backstage to Charly Caruso who says things have been tense backstage, but Sami Zayn is one person who seems to be in a good mood. Dolph Ziggler will join her later to answer questions from fans on Twitter.
– We see a pre-taped promo from Baron Corbin hyping up tonight’s main event.
– The New Day does an interview in the back where they take some shots at The Usos.
– Sunil Singh and Jinder Mahal interrupt the pre-show panel next, and Jinder rants about Randy Orton and Bobby Roode. Fans chant “Jinder sucks.” Jinder says he might come out for commentary during the pay per view tonight.
– Ziggler does an interview in the back with Charly Caruso where he gets fired up talking about the possibility of going to WrestleMania with the WWE Title.
– Mojo Rawley, Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable vs. Tyler Breeze, Fandango and Tye Dillinger: Gable and Breeze start this one off. Fandango tags in early and puts on some wrestling headgear that Tye hands him. Fandango tries to wrestle Gable on the mat, but Gable suplexes him down. Breeze comes back in now and Gable invites him to try out-wrestling him on the mat. Breeze jumps on Gables back, then comes off and hits a dropkick. Shelton comes in and gets dropkicked too. Mojo comes in next but Tye and Fandango dump him outside. Back in the ring, Shelton fires up and starts beating on Breeze. Breeze tries to tag in, but Benjamin takes him back down then tags in Gable for the double team. Gable hits a belly to belly suplex, but Fandango breaks up the pin attempt. Mojo tags in now and starts beating down Breeze as the fans chant “You can’t wrestle” at Mojo. Mojo yells that he didn’t come here to wrestle, then rams Breeze into the corner and pummels on him. Mojo knocks Fandango off the apron and taunts Tye. Breeze comes back with a shot on Mojo, then Gable and Tye tag in. Tye cleans house and looks for the Tye Breaker, but it doesn’t happen and Gable rolls up Tye for a close two count. Gable hits a boot, then Shelton tags in and goes for the double team. Tye fights them off before they can strike. Breeze drops Gable, then Tye drops Shelton. Mojo and Tye go at it in the ring now, and Tye ends dropping Mojo and rolling him up for the three count.
Winners: Breezango & Tye Dillinger
WWE Fastlane 2018 Results:
– Fastlane opens up with a video package looking at the road to WrestleMania, and the battles over the Championship belts. Tom Phillips welcomes us to the arena, and he’s joined by Corey Graves and Byron Saxton.
– Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev: Aiden English does an introduction where he sings and raps about Rusev Day. There are dueling chants in the crowd for “Rusev Day” and “Nakamura.” They go back and forth off the opening bell, but Shinsuke gets the upper hand and starts controlling the pace. Rusev starts to fire up, but Nakamura walks away and taunts him. Rusev rolls outside for a breather and a pep-talk from Aiden.
Rusev taunts Nakamura from ringside, so Nakamura runs outside and drops Rusev. Nakamura puts him up on the apron and hits a running knee to the face. Nakamura rolls Rusev inside, then stares at Aiden and takes his time getting back in the ring. Rusev is able to recover, and he hits a shot to Nakamura’s face and drops him off the apron. Rusev starts beating Nakamura down around ringside before rolling him back in the ring for a two count. Rusev wrestles Nakamura back down to the mat and works on keeping the former NJPW star grounded.
Nakamura locks in a heel hook, but Rusev fights out and hits a big slam for a two count. Rusev starts laying into Nakamura with stomps and knee drops on the mat. Nakamura comes back with a kick, and both men are down. Nakamura is up first and he hits a series of kicks. He hits a couple of running knee strikes in the corner on Rusev for a two count.
Nakamura holds Rusev in a front face lock as Rusev tries to fight his way up. Rusev appears to be selling his leg from the heel hook earlier. Rusev hulks up and hits a fallaway slam to get out of the front face lock. They both get up and start trading strikes until Rusev hits a big boot to the face for a two count.
Rusev goes for another boot, but Nakamura ducks it and starts throwing punches. Rusev fires back with kicks to the leg, but Nakamura dodges one and hits some kicks of his own. Nakamura charges and misses, which leads to Rusev going for the Accolade. Nakamura escapes and hits a spinning heel kick. Nakamura charges, but Rusev hits a big boot that sends Nakamura flying back. Rusev covers but only gets a two count.
Rusev goes for the Accolade, but Nakamura escapes and hits a knee to the back of the head. Nakamura follows up with the Kinshasa for the three count.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura
– Nakamura points up at the WrestleMania sign after the match, and both men sell the beating they took in the match.
– We see a video package looking at the U.S. Title feud between champion Bobby Roode and challenger Randy Orton.
– U.S. Title: Bobby Roode (c) vs. Randy Orton: Roode starts off strong in this one and wrestles Orton down to the mat. They trade holds back and forth; and Orton fires up and hits an elbow to the face. Orton looks for an RKO early on, but Roode escapes and rolls outside for a breather.
Back in the ring, Roode fires back with some stiff strikes, and now the Champion sends Orton rolling outside for a breather. Jinder and Sunil are backstage watching on a monitor. Back in the ring, Orton hits a kick on Roode then a reverse suplex.
Roode fires up and starts taking control. He looks for the Glorious DDT, but Orton fights out and comes back with a spinning power slam. Roode starts coming back and stuns Orton, then the Champion goes up top and hits the Blockbuster for a two count.
They fight out to the apron, which leads to Orton hitting the DDT through the ropes. Orton looks for the RKO, but Roode escapes. They go back and forth until Roode clotheslines the challenger to the outside. Roode follows him outside and they brawl around ringside. Orton slams Roode into the fan barricade, then tags him in the ring for a two count.
Roode and Orton fight up to the top rope, which leads to Roode hitting a sunset flip powerbomb for a two count. Both men are slow to get up and they trade strikes. Roode escapes an RKO attempt and hits a spinebuster on the challenger for a near-fall. Roode goes up top and looks to follow up with a Blockbuster, but Orton leaps up and hits an RKO in mid-air. Orton immediately pins for the three count, and we have a new U.S. Champion.
Winner & new U.S. Champion: Randy Orton
– After the match, Jinder Mahal comes down to the ring and beats down Orton. Roode comes over for the save, and Roode hits the Glorious DDT on Jinder. Roode then picks up Orton and hits the Glorious DDT on him too.
– We see a video package looking back at the segment on RAW involving Kurt Angle & Ronda Rousey vs. Triple H & Stephanie.
– Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn are seen arguing backstage. Owens walks away as Zayn is talking.
– Naomi & Becky Lynch vs. Carmella & Nataya: Carmella gets the upper hand on Becky early, then tags in Natalya who continues the offense. Becky fires back with some knees to Natalya, then Naomi tags in and follows up with more strikes for a two count. Naomi hits some leg kicks, then a Frankensteiner. Naomi misses a shot in the corner, but comes back with a stunner. Naomi looks for the moonsault, but Carmella distracts her. Natalya powerbombs Naomi off the turnbuckle for a two count.
Carmella tags in now and stomps on Naomi then hits the bronco buster for a two count. Carmella hits some elbows then applies a chin lock. Natalya and Carmella exchange frequent tags now to continue the offense on Naomi. Naomi dodges a shot from Natalya and finally gets the ho tag to Becky. Becky cleans hosue and hits a t-bone suplex on Natalya. Carmella and Naomi tag in now, and Naomi drops her with a kick then tags Becky back in. Becky follows up with a flying leg drop off the top for a two count, as Natalya breaks up the pin. Naomi runs in but Natalya throws her outside, then Becky throws Natalya outside. Becky goes up top but gets distracted by Natalya, and Carmella hits a head scissor takedown for a two count. Natalya causes a distraction on the apron, which leads to Carmella hitting a superkick for the three count.
Winners: Carmella and Natalya
– We see a promotional spot for the Nickelodeon Awards with The New Day. We then see a video package looking at the feud between The New Day and The Usos.
– Tag Team Titles: The Usos (c) vs. The New Day: Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston will represent The New Day in this one. Kofi and Jimmy get nose to nose then trade punches in the middle of the ring. Jimmy ducks a shot from Woods and Jey gets the blind tag. They superkick Woods and Woods is down. The Usos take turns beating on Woods now until Kofi finally gets the hot tag. Kofi cleans house and drops both Usos. Jimmy comes back and hits his own version of The Boom Drop, then taunts Kofi. Jey gets the blind tag and they hit their own version of The Midnight Hour for a two count on Woods.
The Usos and The New Day start trading superkicks in the ring now, and then Kofi tags in and hits the super plash on Jey. Woods and Kofi look for the Double Uso splash now, but The Usos get up and knock Kofi and Woods to the outside. The Usos follow up with a double suicide dive onto all three New Day members at ringside. The Bludgeon Brothers’ music hits and Luke Harper and Eric Rowan walk out on the stage.
Harper and Rowan start beating everyone down at ringside, and the ref calls for the DQ. They hit a ton of power moves on all five men on the ringside floor. They continue to beat down everyone, then they powerbomb Xavier Woods onto the ring steps. They chase off the referees and medial personnel, as The Usos and The New Day sell the beating all over ringside.
Winners: No Contest
– AJ Styles does an interview in the back where he talks about paying his dues to get where he is today. Nakamura interrupts, but AJ tells him to get lost, and the Champion walks away.
– Women’s Championship: Charlotte (c) vs. Ruby Riott: Sarah Logan and Liv Morgan are both at ringside for this one. Charlotte and Ruby go back and forth early on, with Charlotte looking for the Figure Four early on. They briefly fight at ringside, where Charlotte briefly gets distracted by Sarah and Liv, before going back in the ring. Ruby fires up and knocks Charlotte outside. Sarah and Liv stalk Charlotte at ringside, so Naomi and Becky run down to even the odds. Back in the ring, Ruby continues to control the match after slamming Charlotte’s face into the middle turnbuckle. Ruby follows up with a flying senton for a two count. Ruby continues with a choke on Charlotte
Charlotte fights up, but then misses a shot in the corner. They fight up to the top turnbuckle, and Ruby hits a Frankensteiner off the top for a two count. Charlotte gets to her feet and starts fighting back with slaps and chops. There’s a botched spot that sees Ruby get dropped on the middle rope. Sarah and Liv get on the apron, and Naomi and Becky run in. The ref stops Naomi and Becky and gets them out of the ring, while behind his back Sarah and Liv beat down Charlotte. The ref orders Sarah an Liv away from ringside, while Ruby protests with the ref. Chrlotte gets up and starts laying into Ruby with chops. They fight into the corner, and Charlotte slams the challenger into the middle turnbuckle. Charlotte follows up with a spear, then goes for the Figure Four. She locks it in and does the Figure Eight, and Ruby taps out.
Winner & still Women’s Champion: Charlotte
– After the match, Asuka comes down to the ring. Asuka gets in Charlotte’s face and then points at the WrestleMania sign. Asuka walks away as Charlotte stands in the ring with her Women’s Title belt.
– We see a promotional clip for the upcoming Andre The Giant documentary.
– WWE Championship: AJ Styles (c) vs. John Cena vs. Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Kevin OWens vs. Sami Zayn: Corbin gets in AJs face before the opening bell. Cena starts things off by hitting an Attitude Adjustment on literally every wrestler in the match except for AJ Styles. Cena and AJ start going at it now in the middle of the ring. Cena looks for the AA, but AJ escapes and gets on the apron. The other wrestlers now start getting back up, and they all gang up on Cena and beat him down. AJ gets dropped next, then Corbin starts beating everyone else down around ringside. AJ takes out Corbin now, then starts going at it with Owens. AJ sends Owens outside, then goes at it with Zayn. Zayn hits a facebuster on Zayn, but Owens breaks up the pin. AJ and Owens fight up to the corner, and Owens knocks him down. Ziggler and Cena go at it now, and then Owens jumps him and throws them both outside. Owens and AJ are now trading blows in the middle of the ring.
Corbin runs in and hits the chokeslam backbreaker on Owens, then Cena runs in and starts laying out everyone who comes near him with a back suplex. Cena locks Ziggler in the STFU, but AJ breaks it up. Zayn jumps AJ now and starts pummeling on him, then Corbin drops Zayn. Corbin drops Owens next with a big lariat, then hits the Deep Six on AJ. Ziggler runs in and starts going at it with Corbin, but Corbin takes him outside and throws Ziggler into the crowd. Corbin follows him out and they fight into he crowd. Baron beats down Ziggler until Ziggler comes back with a superkick, and both men are down.
Owens and Cena fight up onto the announce table, but Owens escapes. AJ runs up, but Cena catches him and AA’s him through the adjacent table. Owens drops Cena now, then gets in the ring and comes face to face with Sami. Sami lays down like he’s going to let Owens pin him, but then he grabs Owens and rolls him up in a small package for a two count. Owens and Sami start throwing right hands in the ring now, then they fight out to ringside where Owens whips Sami into the barricade. Owens looks for a powerbomb, but Sami escapes. They go up to the apron where Owens looks for the powerbomb again, but Sami reverses into a back drop on Owens on the apron. Sami gets in Shane’s face now at ringside, and Shane stands up. Owens goes to superkick Sami but Sami ducks and he superkicks Shane instead. Shane is down, and Sami hits a tornado DDT on Owens.
Back in the ring, Ziggler drops Sami, then Owens hits the pop up powerbomb on Ziggler. Owens pins but Shane breaks up the pin. Sami boots Owens and pins but Shane breaks up that pin too.
Sami gets in Shane’s face, but Sami has to go back in the ring to break up a pin attempt. Corbin and Cena now go at it at ringside, and Corbin drops Cena with the ring steps. Corbin gets in the ring now and starts dropping everyone with the ring steps. Cena runs in and drops Corbin, then gives him the AA onto the ring steps. Cena pins but Ziggler breaks it up. Cena and Ziggler go at it, and Cena hits the AA then goes for another one. Owens hits the Pop up Powerbomb on Cena, and then AJ comes out of nowhere with a Phenomenal Forearm on Owens. AJ immediately ins and gets the three count.
Winner & still WWE Champion: AJ Styles
– AJ gets up on the announce table at ringside and holds his WWE Title up in the air as Fastlane goes off the air.
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