Tonight is the last PPV before WRESTLEMANIA 34 and I just upgraded my ringside seats from row 14 to row 10 without telling my wife ... LIKE AN ABSOLUTE SAVAGE!
I think this PPV has the chance to surprise some people. While I'm not expecting any major swerves, I do expect to receive some clarity regarding where the SmackdownLive brand is heading for WrestleMania ... outside of John Cena of course, kind of, sorta.
The entire card is built around one match, the WWE Championship 6 Way. With the way SmackdownLive has been booked over the last month I think a petition should be started to rename the PPV from Fastlane to HOV Lane, because there have been so many multiple person matches that I feel like I've watched 8 straight weeks of Royal Rumbles.
6 WAY - WWE Championship
AJ Styles vs John Cena vs. Baron Corbin vs. Sami Zayn vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Kevin Owens
The positive here is that the match should be SAVAGE. The participants are AJ Styles, John Cena, Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. These guys are gonna deliver like Thrilly Dilly in a VFW in front of 300 screaming fans. Within this match, you should see multiple storylines develop for Wrestlemania. My prediction is AJ retains, which is a bigger lock than a BETA being angry on the internet this morning.
As for the rest of the crew, Cena will fail (again) and soul search for his Wrestlemania match. I've said all along it's the Undertaker. You don't mention that dude's name unless it's him. If you needed further proof, it looks like The Undertaker watched Thrilly's video announcing the #ThrillrideOrDie contest ... Look at the DEAD MAN with SOME DEADS LOCKIN' IT AT THE TOP WITH HIS NEW HIP ... LIKE AN ABSOLUTE SAVAGE!
Zayn and Owens will head into their own program from here, probably by costing one another the Championship. Indy wrestling fans will finally get the match that they've been waiting for their whole lives, even though it's been done 1,000 times before. PALM STRIKES TO THE FACE! YUP! DRAGON SUPLEXES! YUP! MmmPOW!
As for the remainder of the card, here are my predictions ...
Charlotte (c) vs. Ruby Riot
Prediction: Charlotte (Carmella Cash In, Becomes New Champion)
USOs (c) vs. The New Day
Prediction: The New Day
Bobby Roode vs. Randy Orton
Prediction: Bobby Roode
Nakamura vs. Rusev
Becky/Naomi vs. Natalya/Carmella
Prediction: Becky and Naomi
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