Fastlane 2018 Spotlight: Shinsuke Nakamura vs Rusev

Tonight is the last brand specific PPV: WWE Fastlane, which in case you didn’t know is the last stop before Wrestlemania! We have six matches ahead of us an- wait, six? When did that happen? There’s a women’s tag team match? Huh?

It doesn’t really matter, and not just because that likely won’t have any impact whatsoever on Wrestlemania, but also because that’s amazingly not the match I’m writing about. No instead, I’m writing about a match between two people whose appearances on SmackDown over the last month or so have been few and far between. 2018 men’s Royal Rumble winner Shinsuke Nakamura vs possibly the most popular man on the roster right now, Rusev.

This is a match that has blatantly been put together as one of those “we have two big names who have nothing to do for a PPV, and we need to kill time” matches. Worse, it’s really not what either man needs right now. Continue reading Fastlane 2018 Spotlight: Shinsuke Nakamura vs Rusev

WWE Fastlane Predictions 2015

So we’re a month or so from the granddaddy of them all, therefore it must be the annual filler PPV. For the record I am massively in favour of scrapping PPVs named after matches ie. Elimination chamber, TLC, HITC, as I think it restricts the creative possibilities of using these matches at other points of the year when they could have meaning in feuds.
This one is their newest offering, Fastlane. I don’t mind this card at all really as I always see it as the only PPVĀ that will genuinely continue the longevity of big storylines that were started at the Rumble.
Feeling slightly more optimistic about this one so we’ll crack on. Once again though I’ll be sticking with the whole philosophy of putting as much effort into the writing as they have. Continue reading WWE Fastlane Predictions 2015