Squared Circle Thoughts | WWE Fastlane 2017

So, the last stop on the Road to Wrestlemania is passed… and i’m just going to cut to the chase. I could not be more disappointed with the result. This show was an absolute waste of time with absolutely no point to it or setup for anything going into Wrestemania. The wrong people went over for the most part and the matches were boring and fruitless. I don’t want to waste too much time on this show, so let me just get this done and over with.

Samoa Joe vs Sami Zayn

Good opener! Very good match by 2 of the best on the Raw roster with the right guy winning. It could have been Joe vs Rollins, but shit happens. Still a good match. Now, if only it were an accurate indication of how the rest of the show would be.

Gallows & Anderson vs Enzo & Cass (Raw Tag Team Titles)

A decent tag match overall, but nothing special. Enzo & Cass will probably get the belts at Wrestlemania and hopefully against better opponents in a better match. I like Gallows & Anderson but they’ve been built up like shit.

Nia Jax vs Sasha Banks

Again, decent, but nothing special and the finish was baffling. So much for poor Nia being the monster of the womens division.

Cesaro vs Jinder Mahal/Big Show vs Rusev

2 absolutely needless throw-away matches put into 1 segment. Such a poor use for Cesaro & Rusev. 2 boring nothing matches that got nobody over. No point to this at all. Rusev & Cesaro both deserve better.

Neville vs Jack Gallagher (Cruiserweight Title)

One of the matches I was looking forward to the most that did not disappoint! Great match and the best of the night! Some brutal spots and really good back and forth action between these 2. This was what a cruiserweight match should be. Excellent.

Roman Reigns vs Braun Strowman

Okay match that could have been much better with the same result as the Sasha/Nia match. So much for Braun’s monster push.

Bayley vs Charlotte (Raw Womens Title)

First off, I can’t stand Dana Brooke and Charlotte barking at her to leave the stage when they came out and her shamefully exiting was hilariously satisfying. Anyway, decent at best match with another pointless, baffling ending. What was the point of Sasha interfering? No DQ? Why end Charlotte’s undefeated ppv streak now??? Just another incredible baffling ending to another meh match.

Kevin Owens vs Goldberg (Universal Title)

What we expected: Spear, Jackhammer, New champ!

What we got: Jericho, Spear, Jackhammer, New champ!

Other Points

The CM Punk chants need to fucking stop. It’s creepy how these idiots are still holding on to his nuts after 3 goddamn years now.

New Day are as stale as a 3 day old pile of dog shit and need to break up already. Fuck your stupid ice cream pops.

Byron Saxton is the absolute worst.

Overall, a total dud of a show. Pointless and so unbelievably poorly booked. It is a Raw show though, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Now we head into Wrestlemania. If this was any indication of whats to come for it, i’m gonna need a ton of alcohol to get through it.

Elimination Chamber > Fastlane

SmackDown > Raw

By far.

Until next time.



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