WWE Fastlane 2018 will take place on Monday, March 12, 2018. Charlotte, AJ Styles, The Usos and Bobby Roode will be putting their titles on the line against tough competition. It wouldn't be shocking to see those belts change hands prior to WrestleMania 34. That would change things for sure.
Becky Lynch and Naomi vs. Natalya and Carmella: Will this be a feel good win for the babyface duo or parity booking with the heels getting a win here that the babyfaces get back on Tuesday's Smackdown? Its been nine months since she won the rematch of the Money in the Bank match and while she has attempted to cash in, the attempts have not been successful. If anyone is going to take the title from Styles, it's going to be Cena, who still doesn't have a clear WrestleMania opponent. I can imagine this match being in the running to steal the show, as Rusev should inspire Nakamura to pull out a solid one. Randy Orton for the WWE United States Championship - The Usos (Jey and Jimmy Uso) vs. The following week another brawl broke out and it was Mahal again who came out victorious. And the best way to spend it is to build up the odd man out in the United States Championship story. They've cut a swathe through the Women's Division since their arrival, and it's finally time for their leader Ruby Riott to make her first bid for Charlotte Flair's SmackDown Women's Championship. Ruby Riott: Flair has already taken out the other two members of the Riott Squad, setting up this match.
The Usos recently renewed their rivalry against The New Day. Rusev hasn't exactly been in the best form in the ring over the past year, but when he's on he's one of the best wrestlers in the company, making him a stern test for Nakamura leading up to his match against the WWE Champion at WrestleMania 34.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Rusev: One of two matches that developed over just two weeks, Rusev is mad that Nakamura hurt Aiden English's throat with a knee, and Nakamura accepted his challenge on SmackDown.More news: Arsene Wenger Gets Boost As Arsenal Sink Watford
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One of the most interesting matches of the event is the six-pack challenge for the WWE Championship. Then we can stop fronting like this John Cena vs. Undertaker match isn't going to happen.
The addition of John Cena means he could become a 17-time world champion, setting a new record.
Rusev is set to square off against Shinsuke Nakamura on Sunday and is expected to lose. Ultimately, though, this should be a very good match if the five-way teaser on Smackdown is any indication. Will AJ Styles continue his great run as WWE Champion or will there be a new champion for WrestleMania 34?
John Cena is the No.1 threat to AJ Styles at WWE Fastlane 2018. No matches have been announced for the kickoff show yet. I'm not really feeling any other matchup besides Nakamura vs. Styles, and the six-pack challenge is at least a good way to throw in some reasonable doubt there. And when everyone on Raw is trying to make you think everything is going one way, beware of the pivot.