WWE Fastlane 2017 Predictions

RAW takes a detour down the fastlane on the Road to Wrestlemania with their final PPV event before the Granddaddy of Them All. The show is led by Kevin Owens defending the WWE Universal Championship against Goldberg. Will Goldberg win the title, adding another layer to his rivalry with Brock Lesnar? Or will KO head into Wrestlemania in a potential champion vs champion match against former best friend Chris Jericho. The other main event is Roman Reigns facing off against Braun Strowman. Which of these two top dogs will gain momentum heading into Wrestlemania season?

I’m currently up 2-0 on WWE writer Sam Verlinden in our 2017 predictions. Will Sam V finally get on the board or will my lead be extended?

EF: Elijah Fa’afiu

SV: Sam Verlinden

 

PRE-SHOW

1) Rich Swann and Akira Tozawa vs The Brian Kendrick and Noam Dar (w/ Alicia Fox)

EF: Another pre-show encounter, another babyface win.

PREDICTION: SWANN/TOZAWA

SV: Yeah.

PREDICTION: SWANN/TOZAWA

 

MAIN SHOW

2) Sami Zayn vs Samoa Joe

EF: Samoa Joe has been booked perfectly since he’s made his main roster debut. Expect Sami to put up a good fight, but Joe will ultimately win this match.

PREDICTION: SAMOA JOE

SV: This match will see a lovely underdog effort, however the big man Joe must keep his hot streak pumping.

PREDICTION: SAMOA JOE

 

3) Sasha Banks vs Nia Jax

EF: Haven’t been impressed by Nia’s work as of late, she’s certainly missing something in her game. With a potential Fatal-4-Way for the RAW Women’s Title on the horizon, Nia needs to look like the biggest threat here and another win over the former 3-time Women’s champ will do her justice.

PREDICTION: NIA JAX

SV: Nice.

PREDICTION: SASHA BANKS

 

4) Bayley (c) vs Charlotte Flair for the RAW Women’s Championship

EF: Fastlane seems like a weird place to end Charlotte’s PPV streak, but at this rate, Flair looks like she will catch up to her father’s record soon enough. Ideally would’ve liked to see Bayley win her first championship at Wrestlemania and not RAW a few weeks back, but unfortunately for her, her childhood dreams will be dashed by Charlotte.

PREDICTION: CHARLOTTE FLAIR

SV: And the streak goes oooooon

PREDICTION: CHARLOTTE FLAIR

 

5) The Club (Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson) (c) vs Enzo & Cass for the WWE RAW Tag Team Championships

EF: The New Day’s record-breaking title reign has hurt all the other tag teams on RAW. WWE missed the boat on putting the tag titles on either of these teams when they had momentum and in a match that would’ve been hot a few months ago has now gone a bit cold in March. Enzo & Cass are starting to get boring, so a Club win will give them the little momentum that they lost against Roman Reigns.

PREDICTION: THE CLUB

SV: Up the mighty club! Smarks are slowly turning on Enzo & Cass. Pretty ratch but ah well that’s life.

PREDICTION: THE CLUB

 

6) Neville (c) vs Jack Gallagher for the WWE Crusierweight Championship

EF: Gallagher is the second most intriguing crusierweight on the roster, but King Neville needs to have a lengthy reign. With Austin Aries set to return from an eye injury, a Neville/Aries matchup for the championship at Mania should set the world alight.

PREDICTION: NEVILLE

SV: Will be done in relatively convincing fashion. Am a fan of Jack’s work though!

PREDICTION: NEVILLE

 

7) Roman Reigns vs Braun Strowman 

EF: Reigns has been losing a lot of big matches lately and this needs to continue against Braun. I’ve been a huge fan of Braun’s as of late and his match against the Big Show was a great showcase of his strength and agility. Strowman needs all the momentum in the world on his journey to the Universal Championship. Back to Roman, expect The Undertaker to make an appearance, setting up their Wrestlemania match and a possible Reigns heel turn that everyone’s been yearning for

PREDICTION: BRAUN STROWMAN

SV: 😥 hopefully not but yeah, maybe Taker interferes?

PREDICTION: ROMAN REIGNS

 

8) Kevin Owens (c) vs Goldberg for the WWE Universal Championship

EF: Owens vs Jericho is the match that needs to happen for the title. But Goldberg vs Lesnar for the championship is the one that’s actually going to take place. A Jericho interference would cause a huge pop and hopefully a distraction for those who don’t want to see Goldberg win the championship.

PREDICTION: GOLDBERG

SV: Would love a curveball to be thrown and Owens to take the W. However, Y2J will likely intervene and this would see Goldielocks taking the W and the title. Not terrible but eh.

PREDICTION: GOLDBERG

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