Out comes Dolph Ziggler to the record scratch. He walks out looking confident then his music hits and he continues to the ring. The commentary team starts talking about Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, and AJ styles right away. I guess Dolph is just here. Baron Corbin’s music hits. No Corbin. The music stops. Dolph looks confused. Corbin’s music starts again. Backstage Corbin is catching a beatdown from Sami and Kevin. They toss him into various backstage objects then head out to the ring. Dolph gets ready for a fight. Sami and Kevin are out on the ramp, Sami goes around and through the crowd. Dolph chases him down then gets jumped by Kevin Owens. Dolph is laid out. They bring Dolph back to the ring area and continue the beating. Sami hits a nasty Heluva kick and Dolph hits the floor. The winner of this match was supposed to be added to the Triple Threat match at Fastlane. Corbin comes out of nowhere and tries to beat Sami and Kevin down but is quickly taken care of. Commercial time as Baron Corbin and Dolph Ziggler are laid out.
We come back to Riott Squad!
Sarah Logan vs. Charoltte
Before the match starts out comes Becky Lynch and Naomi to even the odds. Naomi dances for a little bit then we get things started. Sarah starts out strong on offense with Charlotte getting her usual comeback moment. Commercial/silent wrestling time. Charlotte gets some good moment going then starts to strut. A Red Robin commercial comes on and my attention strays for a second. Silent wrestling match is still going on with Logan turning things around. The back and forth in this match is good, not fast paced, but good little spots and has a decent flow that keeps people interested. Charlotte hits a ridiculous looking Natural Selection on Sarah Logan and gets the pin.
Shane and Daniel Bryan backstage talk about the matches tonight, Dolph Ziggler vs Sami Zayn and Baron Corbin vs Kevin Owens. If Sami or Kevin get involved in each other’s match then they’re out of the match!
Kevin Owens vs. Baron Corbin
A small scuffle starts the match out and Kevin rolls outside the ring. Baron comes out and they brawl a little more. Both end up back in the ring with Kevin taking control. Kevin goes to the top rope and Baron clocks him good with a hard right. Kevin rolls outside with Baron quickly behind. More back and forth between the two. Kevin gets the upper hand and tosses Corbin back in the ring. KO hits a corner cannonball and we go to commercial. Back from the break and Baron is making his comeback, which is short lived. They show Sami in the back, watching on a TV. KO is in control and the crowd starts a small “Rusev Day” chant. Baron makes a small comeback and hits KO with a strong clothesline. This match goes back and forth quite a bit, both men getting the upper hand for a second. Corbin hits an End of Days on KO and gets the win. Corbin is in the FastLaneChampionship match.
Up next is Bobby Roodes U.S. Open Challenge!
Bobby Roode vs. ???
Roode comes out say he wants to be the greatest US champion in history. Says he’s stealing John Cena’s tradition of the US Open Challenge. He takes a jab at Randy Orton while he waits for his competitor. Out comes Randy Orton. Bobby looks happy about that, Randy owes him one for the RKO last week. JinderMahal’s music hits. He says the Smackdown Live roster doesn’t respect him. Long haired Randy stares him down. Jindercontinues on saying he respects Randy. The crowd chants RKO. Randy thinks about it but lets him continue. Randy says he doesn’t give a damn. Jinder brings up the top 10 list and how Bobby was number 5 while Randy was number 9. He starts talking trash to Bobby. Roode fires back that Jinder didn’t even make the list. He goes on to say Randy only made number 9 because people are tired of being attacked….OUTTA NOWHERE! Randy RKO Samil, Jinder clears everyone in the ring. Jinder stands tall over everyone.
Mixed Match Challenge Promo! Go watch it, those matches are entertaining.
New Day! Big E gives an extra enthusiastic entrance. There is a table with tons of pancakes on it. Kofi says it’s a very special day. Its Fat Tuesday, aka PANCAKE TUESDAY BAAABBYYYYY. Big E is going to break a pancake eating record. Benjamin and Gable come out. They talk a little trash on New Day to which the New Day fires back. Gable hits the SHOOOSH! Then throws a pancake on the floor. Big E looks heated and takes a pan of pancakes. Gable says nobody likes pancakes. The crowd doesn’t like this because it’s a bold faced lie. They slap the tray of pancakes from Big E’s hands and then Kofi and Woods hold back Big E. Commercial with Wrestlingon the side time again. New Day are throwing pancakes into the crowd as people clean the ring before the next match. The match starts apparently.
New Day vs. Gable and Benjamin
Big E levels Gable then tags in Kofi. Gable gets the upper hand and he and Benjamin beat on Kofi. Gable hits a rolling kick on Kofi that was definitely worth the second look. Big E comes in and gets his momentum going, which has the crowd chanting and clapping. Gable gets a reverse and does a nasty suplex from the mat. After a screwy tag, New day hits the Midnight Hour and gets the win!
Love of the World Renee Young is backstage interviewing Dolph Ziggler. He says hes going to do what he was put on this planet to do, preform in the ring. Good promo on his match tonight and great to see him doing something that he really seems to enjoy.
Back from commercial to the Usos in a smokey room. They’re giving another good promo when all the sudden the screen breaks and it’s the Bludgeon Brothers. Hellooooo new feud.
Sami is backstage with Kevin Owens. KO says hes sorry and that Sami cant lose. They build more tension between them. Every man for himself.
Sami Zayn vs. Dolph Ziggler
The match starts and we go to a commercial. Sami worked on Dolph’s neck a lot of the match, playing in to the attack from earlier. Sami is in control the first half of the match. Time for commercial number 2 for the match. Back from commercial break and Sami is still in control. Ziggler ends up hitting a jumping DDT, changing the tide of battle. Ziggler hits a Famouser but Sami kicks. They go back and forth for a while until Sami hits a top rope exploder suplex. Wow. Just wow. Both men are down. Sami goes for the Heluva kick and misses. Ziggler hits the Zig Zag. Sami kicks. “This is Awesome” chants from the crowd. Sami runs Ziggler into the ring post twice, then Dolph reverse to a roll up. Sami hits another exploder suplex. He goes in for a Heluva and catches a super kick from Ziggler. Dolph gets the pin on Sami. We’ve got a Fatal-Five Way at Fastlane for the WWE championship! Dolph stands on the announce table and points to the Mania sign.
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