WWE Fastlane Results – The WWE Fastlane Kickoff pre-show opens up from the ThunderDome at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida as Kayla Braxton welcomes us. She’s joined by Peter Rosenberg and WWE Hall of Famers Booker T and Jerry Lawler.
They reveal that Mustafa Ali vs. WWE United States Champion Riddle will air on the Kickoff tonight. They run down the rest of the card and Shane McMahon vs. Braun Strowman is once again being advertised. We go to a promo video for Sheamus vs. Drew McIntyre in a No Holds Barred match.
Kayla talks about Sheamus being one of the first to congratulate him after winning the title last year. Booker laughs and says it is about winning championships, not friendships. It is who will run with the ball and score. Peter says Sheamus is playing the role of spoiler. Drew is thinking about Lashley at Wrestlemania, but that is three weeks away. Jerry says friendships are thrown out the window. You forget that he was your friend or Drew can be hurt for his match against Lashley. Booker says a match with Sheamus is good prep for Drew to get ready for Lashley. Kayla asks for picks and Peter is picking Drew. Jerry agrees begrudgingly with Peter and so does Booker.
— Kayla mentions the Women’s Tag Title match will start off the pay per view and we take a look at what happened on Smackdown this week. Booker says Sasha and Bianca are working together to get the big check tonight but it is them one on one at Wrestlemania. Peter brings up whether there are problems with Nia and Shayna, but are there problems between Bianca and Sasha? Jerry says everything is going right for Bianca and she is on the fastlane to success. Peter and Booker talk about how Sasha is keeping Bianca close to keep an eye on her. Kayla brings up Sasha versus Bianca at Wrestlemania and Peter says that this is the match he is looking forward to seeing at Wrestlemania. Kayla asks if Bianca is ready for Sasha. Booker says everyone is giving Bianca props but when you get under the bright lights, this is the first time Bianca will be under those lights at Wrestlemania. Booker says he was told to take it easy and take it all in. Jerry says timing is important and this might be the time for Bianca.
— We take a look at the Randy Orton versus Alexa Bliss match with a video package.
Kayla asks if Alexa has gotten into Randy’s head. Booker says he has never seen Randy like this. We are seeing things we have never seen before. It is totally out of his element of expertise to talk about. Jerry says he learned about women the hard way, he married three of them. It is hard to understand what is coming from Alexa. Peter says he is looking forward to that match.
— We take a look at Big E versus Apollo Crews.
Sonya Deville joins the panel to discuss the Intercontinental Title match. Sonya says that Big E is a friend of hers and he is a tough competitor, but the new Apollo Crews is scary. He is showing a different side of himself that we didn’t know about. Kayla wonders what triggered Apollo to change his attitude.
Booker says this is the real Apollo. To try to conform to what people want you to be. He has his people to motivate him. Booker says Apollo is going up the ladder and Big E is in the way. Peter wants to talk about the new Big E. Sonya says we knew that was inside of Big E and the desire to stand out on his own. He has been in the New Day for so long and now he is doing things on his own. Peter says Big E is not playing games now. Crews has a nice story with his Nigerian heritage, but Big E is fighting for his livelihood. Sonya says Big E is motivated.
Kayla wants picks. Sonya goes with Big E. Peter also picks Big E even though he thinks Apollo can be dangerous. Jerry picks Apollo Crews. Booker says Crews will win.
— Sonya stays on the panel to talk about Shane McMahon and Braun Strowman.
Booker says Shane was trying to motivate Braun Strowman. You have to push big guy’s buttons to get the most out of them. Braun took it the wrong way. Peter says Shane is proof of being too successful for too long. Peter wants to know what is Shane doing by going after Strowman. Sonya says that Braun has the size and strength but Shane can stick and jab and move.
We see photos of Shane McMahon suffering a knee injury (details here).
We go to Sarah Schreiber and she says that Shane is being checked out by the medical staff and there is no decision on whether Shane is cleared to wrestle. Booker thinks it is a serious injury. Jerry says the leg will be a target for Braun. Peter says that he does not think Shane would win if he was at 1000%.
— We take a look at Seth Rollins attacking Cesaro and what happened last week on Smackdown between Seth and Shinsuke Nakamura.
— Seth Rollins is in the back and he is asked about Shinsuke Nakamrua confronting him. Seth asks the new guy for his name and Kevin tells Seth his name. Seth says he wants to talk about the drip. He says he is not surprised by anything around here. He says he is disappointed in Shinsuke Nakamura. Nakamura is better than this,at least he thought he was better. if anyone would know about respect, it would be Nakamura. Nakamura wants to stand up and be a tough guy and fight his fights for Cesaro. Seth says he will teach Nakamura a lesson in respect. He tells Cesaro to learn something when he watches this at home.
United States Championship Match
Riddle vs. Mustafa Ali
The bell rings and Ali goes to the floor. They lock up and Ali backs Riddle into the corner and Ali with a punch but Riddle with a take down and knees to the ribs. Riddle with a gutwrench suplex and back senton for a near fall. Ali holds on to the ropes to block a move by Riddle. Riddle with a leg sweep and he goes for a back senton but Ali kicks Riddle away. Ali asks Retribution if they are watching. Ali sends Riddle into the turnbuckles and then Ali punches Riddle and then swings Riddle’s legs into the ropes and Riddle’s shoulder hits the ring post. Ali with a drop kick to the ribs and Riddle falls to the floor.
Ali sends Riddle back into the ring and gets a near fall. Riddle with forearms but he misses a clothesline and Ali with a knee to the midsection for a near fall. Ali with a body scissors. Ali with a shot to the neck and a punch. Riddle gets Ali up but Ali gets to his feet and Ali sends Riddle sternum first into the turnbuckles and Ali follows with a drop kick that sends Riddle into the turnbuckles again. Ali gets a near fall. Ali with a punch in the corner followed by a chop. Riddle with chops and Ali with a kick. Riddle with an Irsih whip and Ali goes to the apron and Riddle hits the turnbuckles. Ali with a rolling lungblower for a near fall.
Ali with a forearm but Riddle punches back. Ali with a snap mare and body scissors. Riddle with an elbow to escape. Riddle goes for a suplex and Ali lands on his feet. Riddle is sent into the turnbuckles and Ali goes for a neck breaker but Riddle counters with a sleeper. Ali gets a near fall. Riddle with a Pele Kick and forearms into the corner. Riddle with an exploder followed by a running kick and a power bomb. Riddle with the Final Flash for a near fall. Riddle goes up top for the Floating Bro but Ali gets his knee up. Ali comes off the turnbuckles but Riddle catches him. Ali rolls through but Riddle with a fisherman’s buster for a near fall.
Ali with a Koji Clutch. Riddle is able to get to his feet and he picks up Ali and slams him to the mat. Riddle runs into a boot and Riddle goes to the turnbuckles but Ali crotches Riddle. Riddle with a choke from the turnbuckles and then he gets Ali up for a Super Bro Derek and he hits it for the three count.
After the match, T-Bar and Mace help up Ali and Ali wants them to get away from him. Ali asks how many times are they going ot fail him. What does he have to do? Ali asks Reckoning when has she pulled her weight? He tells her to get back in line and she refuses and walks away. Ali says he doesn’t need her, she needs him.
Slapjack also leaves the ring. Ali blames T-Bar and then Mace snarls at Ali and then he grabs Ali by the throat and then T-Bar does the same and they give him a double choke slam.
— It is time to talk about the Universal Championship Match and we have a video package.
We go to Paul Heyman’s comments from Talking Smack.
Peter says that Roman has had a great year, but if there is one man Peter will not bet against is Daniel Bryan. Peter says the odds are stacked against him but he is not betting against Daniel Bryan. Booker says this will be history repeating itself. Daniel does not want to fall short tonight and this is his moment. Jerry mentions Wrestlemania 30 when Daniel Bryan beat Batista, Randy Orton, and Triple H in one night but he will not win tonight.
WWE Fastlane pay-per-view opens up with a video package. We’re live from the ThunderDome at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida as the pyro goes off and fans cheer. We see the WrestleMania 37 logo hanging high as Michael Cole welcomes us. He’s joined at ringside by Corey Graves.
We go right to the ring and out first is Bianca Belair to a pop. SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks is out next after we see recent happenings between the WrestleMania 37 opponents and Reginald. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler are out next with Reginald.
Both teams argue amongst themselves before the bell rings.
Banks and Baszler start things off and Banks with punches. Belair tags in and they kick Baszler in the corner. Bianca with a running shoulder into the corner and Sasha tags in. Sasha with a slingshot double knee strike. Belair tags in and Banks with a snap mare and Bianca with a handspring moonsault for a near fall. Bianca gets Shayna up but Shayan gets to her feet. Bianca with a back slide but Shayna rolls through. Bianca with more rollups.
Shayna with a kick to the leg and a knee to the chest. Baszler works on the arm and she wants to stomp on the elbow but Nia makes the tag. Belair with forearms and Banks tags in and Nia gets Sasha up but Sasha gets to her feet. Nia with a body block for a near fall. Nia gets Sasha up for a power bomb but Bianca tags in and she kicks Nia in the back and Sasha with a head scissors take down. Bianca with a drop kick for a near fall. Nia with an Irish whip but she misses a splash into the corner. Bianca is sent to the apron and Shayna distracts Bianca and that allows Nia to knock Bianca off the apron.
Shayna tags in and she rolls Bianca back into the ring. Shayna with punches. Baszler gets a near fall. Shayna with a cravate. Bianca with punches but Shayna with forearms. Nia tags back in and she connects with a head butt to the back. Nia chokes Bianca in the ropes. Nia with a biel and she hits a splash into the corner. Nia with an elbow drop for a near fall. Shayna tags in and she runs Bianca across the ropes. Shayna kicks BIanca in the leg many times. Shayna with an arm bar and Bianca tries to escape. Shayna blocks a kick and sends Bianca to the mat. Nia tags in and slams Bianca and gets a near fall. Nia with a cobra clutch.
Bianca with elbows to escape and Nia goes for a slam but Belair lands on her feet. Bianca kicks Shayna when she tries to interfere and Nia goes into the turnbuckles. Sasha and Shayna tag in and Sasha with running double knees to Shayna and Nia. Nia tosses Sasha to Shayna and Shayna with a tornado DDT but Nia is sent to the floor. Sasha slams Shayna and Bianca tags in and hits a 450 splash. Reginald gets on the apron and Sasha and Reginald distract the referee. Shayna with a Kirifuda Clutch but Sasha tags in and Bianca with a Glam Slam into a knee . Sasha with Banks Statement and Nia pushes Bianca onto Sasha to break up the hold.
Sasha and Bianca argue and Sasha calls Bianca ‘rookie’. Bianca goes to the apron and Shayna with a rollup for the three count.
Winners: Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler
After the match, Sasha and Bianca argue and then Sasha slaps Bianca and tells her she is the rookie. Bianca says that is okay and she points to the Wrestlemania sign.
— We take a look at the same photo we saw from the Kickoff Show of Shane McMahon dealing with a leg injury.
We see Shane on a crutch and his knee iced. Elias and Jaxson Ryker stop by and Elias wants to talk about his idea for a muscial performance. Shane says not now and Elias says he wants to be on Wrestlemania. Elias says his dream is to perform at Wrestlemania. He says he will do anything. Shane tells Elias he has an idea and we cut away.
— The events leading to our next match between Big E and Apollo Crews are shown.
Intercontinental Championship Match
Big E vs. Apollo Crews
They exchange punches and Big E sends Crews to the apron and Big E with a spear through the ropes. Big E asks Crews if this is what he wanted. Big E breaks the count and then he kicks Crews on the apron. Big E with a splash on the apron. Big E continues to talk trash and he tells Crews this is what it is about and Big E with another splash on the apron. Crews with a punch and Big E punches back. Big E with a forearm and overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Big E with another throw across the ring. Crews goes low with a dropkick to the knee out of nowhere. Crews goes to work on Big E now.
Crews with a big German suplex. He holds it for a second German, then a third German in the middle of the ring. Crews keeps Big E down and stomps on his neck while talking trash. Crews with a Spinebuster in the middle of the ring and more stomps. Crews goes to the top and hits the Frogsplash but Big E kicks out at 2. Crews goes right to a waistlock to keep Big E down as fans start to rally. Crews with a big kick and an enziguri to the face. Crews with a standing moonsault but Big E gets his knees up.
Big E charges in the corner but hits the ring post as Crews moves. Big E blocks the spin-out powerbomb. Crews blocks the Big Ending, rolling Big E up for 2. They tangle on the mat and Big E lands an awkward pinfall to retain out of nowhere.
Winner: Big E
After the bell, the announcers are even confused but the referee points at Big E as the winner. Crews immediately attacks and unloads on Big E to keep him down as fans boo. Crews with an Angle Slam and more trash talking as the boos pick up. Crews smacks Big E around while he’s down. Crews with another big smack to the face and another Angle Slam. Crews stands tall over Big E as his music hits. He puts a boot on Big E and poses with his scarf before heading to the ramp.
We shoot to an Old Spice sponsored segment, which shows “Joseph Savage” handing out free samples of Old Spice Wild. He hands one out to one person and then we see R-Truth appear behind a wall of Old Spice sticks.
In walks another wrestler, who yells for Truth. Truth stays hidden behind the Old Spice sticks and tries putting his arm through to give a stick of it to him to go away. Instead, he is pulled through the set and a brawl ensues.
Joseph Savage ends up making the cover and winning the WWE 24/7 Championship. He argues with Akira Tozawa some more and then reveals a t-shirt that reads panther or something. It was as bad as it sounds.
— We hear the voice of Shane McMahon introduce Elias, and then we hear the familiar sounds of Elias’ guitar strum. Elias goes to start doing his thing, but instead, Shane-O-Mac surprises him with the news that he is going to be his replacement tonight for his match against “The Monster Among Men.”
Elias vs. Braun Strowman
As Strowman makes his way down to the ring, we are shown highlights from Raw of Shane McMahon attacking Strowman with a camera and dumping slime all over him.
Strowman immediately goes to work on Elias, manhandling his smaller opposition with complete and total ease in what is nothing more than a squash match thus far. He sends Elias flying out to the floor, crashing into Ryker, who is at ringside after coming out with Elias.
Back in the ring, Strowman continues his very one-sided attack of Elias, pounding on him with big forearms. He sets him up in the corner where he prepares for a running splash. Instead, Ryker yanks Elias out of the ring to make the save for him. Strowman exits the ring and charges after the two. He takes him out again and then heads back into the ring.
Once he’s back in the ring, Strowman is distracted by Ryker on the floor, which allows Elias to sneak attack him from behind. He grounds the big man and heads to the top-rope. He comes flying off with a big high spot for a near fall, however Strowman hangs on. Elias goes back to work on him, kicking away at him, however Strowman then gets up and immediately takes back over control of the contest.
Within seconds he scoops Elias up and dumps him down to the mat with a huge chokeslam. He picks his lifeless body back up and hits his running power slam for the pinfall victory.
Winner: Braun Strowman
— We see some earlier tonight moments, where Riddle defeated Mustafa Ali and Retribution turned on their leader.
Riddle is on his scooter in the back and he sees Shinsuke Nakamura. Nakamura congratulates Riddle on his win and Riddle wishes him luck against Seth Rollins. Riddle has a business offer for Nakamura. Riddle says he has a cousin Skeeter who was a skater, but he suffered an injury so… Riddle realize Nakamura is gone.
Seth Rollins vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
They lock up and Rollins with a side head lock. Nakamura with a knee to the midsection followed by a knee drop. Nakamura misses a round kick and Rollins goes to the floor. Nakamura tells Rollins to come on and Nakamura with more kicks to Rollins for a near fall. Rollins sends Nakamura to the floor. Seth with a knee off the apron and then he sends Nakamura into the announce table before returning to the ring. Rollins with a knee to the midsection and another one as Nakamura hits the ropes. Rollins with another knee and he gets Nakamura on his shoudlers for a gutbuster and a near fall.
Rollins with a punch to the ribs. Rollins with shoulders in the corner. Rollins with an Irish whip and then he hits a back breaker for a near fall. Rollins with a waist lock and Nakamura with elbows. Rollins with a knee drop and he gets a near fall. Rollins chokes Nakamura in the ropes. Rollins tries to get Nakamura up for a Giant Swing but Nakamura counters with an arm bar but Rollins gets to the ropes. Nakamura with a baseball slide and he puts Rollins over the edge of the apron and hits a knee lift and follows with a knee drop off the apron. Nakamura with kicks.
Nakamura chokes Rollins in the corner. Rollins with an Irish whip and Nakamrua with a knee and he puts Rollins on the turnbuckles and connects with a running knee. Nakamura gets a near fall. Rollins with elbows to stop a reverse exploder. Nakamura with a boot and he goes to the turnbuckles. Rollins pushes Nakamura off the turnbuckles to the floor. Rollins iwth a suicide dive. Rollins goes for a springboard knee to the temple and he connects. Rollins with slingblade for a near fall.
Rollins with a front face lock and he goes for a suplex but Nakamura blocks it. Rollins with a forearm and Nakamura blocks the suplex again. Nakamura with forearms and Rollins fires back. Rollins with the advantage. Nakamura with strikes and a forearm. Rollins with an enzuigiri. Rollins goes for a power bomb but Nakamura escapes and hits an enzuigiri. Nakamura runs into boots in the corner but Rollins is put in the ropes and Nakamura with a sliding German suplex.
Rollins gets Nakamura up and hits a buckle bomb. Rollins with a Falcon Arrow for a near fall. Nakamura counters a Stomp with Landslide for a near fall. Nakamura goes for a reverse exploder and hits it. Rollins avoids Kinshasa and Rollins with a forearm to the back of the neck. Rollins misses a boot but hits a back heel kick. Rollins with the Stomp for the three count.
Winner: Seth Rollins
— We see a vignette for Rhea Ripley’s debut on RAW tomorrow night.
— The events leading to our next match between Drew McIntyre and Sheamus are shown.
No Holds Barred Match
Sheamus vs. Drew McIntyre
We go back to the ring and out first comes Drew McIntyre to a pop. Drew is wearing the blue and white war paint of his ancestors. Drew hits the ring and poses as more pyro goes off. Fans chant “Drew!” as he waits for the opponent. The music hits and out comes Sheamus next as Mike Rome does the introductions.
The bell rings and Sheamus has something to say to Drew and Drew speaks with his fists as he punches Sheamus. Sheamus with a kick but Drew with an overhead belly-to-belly throw and a second one. Drew clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope to the floor. Sheamus pulls Drew to the floor and Sheamus punches Drew. SHeamus sends Drew into the ringside barrier. Sheamus punches Drew. Drew chops Sheamus against the announce table and then Sheamus is sent into the ring post. Drew adjusts the announce table and then Drew gets kendo sticks from under the ring and he tosses them into the ring but Drew is sent into the ring steps and ring post.
Sheamus has a kendo stick and he misses and hits the ring post. Drew with a kick and overhead belly-to-belly suplex on the floor. Drew sends Sheamus into the ring steps. Drew with a chop and then he sends Sheamus into the kendo stick filled ring. Sheamus with a jumping knee into the kendo stick and it hits Drew. Sheamus gets a near fall. Sheamus hits Drew many times with the kendo stick. Sheamus puts the kendo stick in Drew’s mouth. Drew with a few head butts followed by a boot to the head. Drew has his kendo stick and he swings and hits Sheamus with it many times on the chest and back. Drew with a side Russian leg sweep using the kendo stick. Drew sticks the end of the kendo stick in Sheamus’ eye socket.
They go back to the floor and Sheamus sends Drew into the ring steps with a drop toe hold. Sheamus gets the ring steps and he runs them into Drew’s head. Sheamus asks Drew how is the face paint working and then they go onto the announce table and Sheamus goes for White Noise but Drew escapes. Sheamus avoids a Future Shock and Sheamus is sent into the ringside barrier. Sheamus goes outside of the ringside area and Drew with a double fishhook. Drew with a forearm to Sheamus but Sheamus with punches. Sheamus blocks a suplex and Sheamus with a suplex on the floor.
Sheamus with forearms as they fight on the platforms for the Thunderdome. Drew with punches but Sheamus with a Finlay roll on the platform. Drew with punches but Sheamus with a knee and forearms. Sheamus gets Drew up again on his shoulders and Drew gets to his feet. Sheamus is sent into a row of monitors and then Sheamus is sent through some monitors and there are sparks. They go to the floor and Sheamus is sent head first into a storage case. Drew puts Sheamus on the case and he rolls Sheamus back towards the ringside area. Drew with a suplex on the floor.
Drew gets Sheamus on his shoulders and he carries him into the ringside area. Sheamus with a rake of the eyes and a Brogue Kick to send Drew over the ringside barrier. Sheamus gets Drew up and he sets for White Noise off the ringside barrier through the announce table. Sheamus drags Drew to the edge of the ring and he kicks Drew in the back. Sheamus finally gets Drew into the ring and Sheamus pulls a kendo stick out of the ring so Drew cannot use it. Sheamus gets the edge of the announce table.
Sheawmus punches Drew but Drew punches back. They go back and forth and Sheamus gets Drew up but Drew with a Future Shock onto the edge of the table and a Claymore for the three count.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
Next: Alexa Bliss vs. Randy Orton. We get a video package.
Alexa Bliss vs. Randy Orton
After his entrance, Orton poses on the turnbuckles and he starts to cough his black substance and he demands a towel. Alexa is next with a zombie look and with a very distorted theme of the Firefly Funhouse.
The arena turns pink as the match starts.
A flame forms in front of Orton as he approaches Alexa and the referee leaves the ring. Orton charges at Alexa and Alexa moves so Orton hits the ring post shoulder first and goes to the floor. Orton follows Alexa around the ring and Alexa continues to stay about a ring length ahead. Alexa looks up again and she drops a row of lights in front of Orton. Alexa continues to walk around the ring and she gets on the apron on the opposite side of the ring from Orton. Alexa swings on the ropes.
Alexa blows a kiss to Orton and then Orton charges at Alexa and Orton goes down after Alexa tries for another fireball. A rift opens in the ring and a charred hand grabs Orton. A fame emerges from that gap in the ring and The Fiend appears with a new charred look. Orton stares him down as fans pop. Bliss comes off the top turnbuckle, kicking Orton into a Sister Abigail. Bliss covers for the pin to win.
Winner: Alexa Bliss
After the bell, Bliss sits on top of Orton as her music starts. The Fiend stands behind her as their creepy music plays.
— Time for a video package highlighting the main event.
Universal Championship Match
Guest Enforcer Edge
Roman Reigns vs. Daniel Bryan
We go back to the ring for tonight’s main event and out first is the Special Enforcer, WWE Hall of Famer Edge. Daniel Bryan is out next to a “yes!” chant and a big pop. Edge looks on as Bryan hits the ring. Out next comes WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns with Paul Heyman. Fans start booing as soon as they come out. Reigns stands tall on the ramp with the title in the air as pyro goes off. Reigns stops at the ring steps, taking his time, and stares over at Edge, who is also at ringside. Reigns finally enters the ring, still stopping to look over at Edge. Reigns raises the title in the middle of the ring as more pyro goes off. He trades looks with Bryan. We get formal ring introductions from Hamilton.
Reigns approaches Bryan and raises the title at him when his name is announced. Fans chant “you suck!” in response. The bell rings and they size each other up. Bryan tries to grab the leg but Reigns stands tall and warns him. Reigns takes it to the corner. Bryan turns it around and delivers a single kick. Bryan backs off and they still haven’t gone at it. They lock up and Reigns takes it to the corner, putting him down to send a message. Fans boo as Reigns talks some trash, telling Bryan to take his ass home now. Bryan smirks and they go to lock up but Bryan goes for the ankle lock. Reigns scrambles to the ropes and Bryan taunts him. Bryan keeps taunting Reigns in going for the leg. Reigns stands tall and keeps from getting took down. Bryan grabs the leg but Reigns carries over to the rope to break it.
They do a test of strength now. Reigns powers Bryan down. Bryan comes back and rolls Reigns into an arm bar. Reigns quickly gets the bottom rope to break it. Bryan leads a “yes!” chant and Reigns is annoyed now. The slow start continues after several minutes as Bryan toys with Reigns some more. Reigns takes Bryan down with a headlock. Bryan turns it around and mounts Reigns from behind, working him over on the mat, stretching him and talking some trash. Bryan stretches Reigns’ arm and tries to pin him. Reigns gets free and delivers a headbutt, then a big kick to the face.
Reigns gets up and drops Bryan with a punch to the face. Reigns with another big right hand as Edge looks on from ringside. Reigns with a shoulder thrust in the corner now. Reigns scoops Bryan and rams him back into the opposite corner. Reigns charges but Bryan dropkicks him. Bryan goes back to work on the arm now. Bryan with kicks and more shots to the arm. Reigns takes it to the corner and clubs Bryan with big rights. Bryan ducks and unloads with kicks in the corner.
Bryan looks to mount some momentum but Reigns catches him with a big tilt-a-whirl slam for a close 2 count. Reigns grinds Bryan’s face into the mat, then slams him face-first into the canvas as fans boo. Reigns stares out at Edge again. Reigns clubs Bryan while he’s down. Reigns with a suplex, taking his time to cover for 2. Bryan keeps trying to fight back but Reigns keeps control. Reigns stomps away while Bryan is down now. Reigns grounds Bryan with a chinlock and talks some trash.
Bryan fights up and out but Reigns shoves him to the mat. Bryan gets sent to the apron and Reigns knocks him off with a big right hand. Reigns and Edge have some words now. Reigns rolls to the apron and ignores the referee. Reigns grabs Bryan and launches him into the barrier as the referee counts. Reigns goes back out but Bryan unloads with strikes against the barrier, stunning Reigns. Reigns counters and sends Bryan face-first into the ring post.
Reigns brings it right back in before the 10 count and covers for 2. Reigns with more offense before leveling him in the corner with a big shot. Heyman barks from ringside as Reigns dominates and talks trash to Bryan. Reigns whips Bryan across the ring and he goes hard into the corner. Reigns charges but Bryan drops him with a toe hold. Bryan with kicks and a running dropkick in the corner. Bryan takes a stunned Reigns to the top turnbuckle. Reigns blocks the hurricanrana, bringing Bryan back to the center of the ring for a Boston Crab.
Bryan ends up getting free at the bottom rope. They go at it and Bryan levels Reigns with a running forearm. Heyman is surprised as they’re both down now. They slowly get up now with Reigns getting to his feet first. Bryan strikes first, unloading on Reigns. Reigns with a knee to the gut. Bryan blocks a shot. Reigns charges and Bryan dumps him over the top rope to the floor. Bryan launches himself over the top rope but Reigns catches him, stumbling to a knee. Reigns powers back up but Bryan slides out and shoves Reigns into the ring post. Bryan with a big running knee from the apron to take Reigns down as the referee counts. Bryan brings it back in and goes to the top.
Bryan with a flying knee to the back of the neck. Bryan goes back to the top as a “yes!” chant picks up. Bryan with a missile dropkick to put Reigns back down in the middle of the ring. Bryan slowly makes the cover and Reigns kicks out.
Bryan gets up first and delivers Yes Kicks while Reigns is on his knees. Bryan with more kicks as fans cheer him on. Reigns catches a kick and rams him into the corner. Reigns levels Bryan with a big right hand in the corner. Reigns gets aggressive with Bryan in the corner now, unloading with forearms and high knees. Reigns stomps away while Bryan is down now. The referee yells at Reigns. Bryan fights back from being down in the corner. Bryan tries to wrestle Reigns to the mat but Reigns overpowers. Bryan counters a powerbomb and hits the hurricanrana.
Bryan with a big kick to the face, then the roundhouse kick to level Reigns for a close 2 count. Bryan can’t believe it but Reigns is still down. Heyman looks on worried. Bryan is confident as he stomps away on Reigns’ face while holding his arms. Bryan applies the Yes Lock now as fans cheer him on. Edge and Heyman look on from ringside. Bryan tightens the hold but Reigns starts moving for the bottom rope. Bryan stops him and re-positions in the middle of the ring, applying the hold again. The referee checks on Reigns as Bryan pulls back.
Reigns finally manages to break out of the hold. He mounts Bryan on the mat and unloads with big punches and forearms to the face. Reigns powers up with a powerbomb for a close 2 count. Reigns runs into a kick. Bryan flies with the big knee but he accidentally knocks the referee out of the ring. Reigns delivers a big Spear to Bryan. Reigns covers but there is no referee. Edge slides in and counts but Bryan kicks out at 2.
Edge looks down as Bryan and Reigns recover. Reigns has words with Edge from his knees. Edge tells Reigns to worry about the match. Reigns has words for Bryan before unloading with big bombs. Bryan pulls Reigns into the Triangle. Edge checks on the submission. Reigns powers up for a powerbomb but Bryan hits him while up in the air. Bryan keeps hold of Reigns and takes him back down, then goes into the Yes Lock. Edge is right there in front of them. Bryan clubs away while Reigns is face-down on the mat. He tightens the Yes Lock now. A concerned Heyman looks on.
Jey Uso rushes in the ring out of nowhere and superkicks Edge. He then frees Reigns by taking out Bryan. Fans boo as Uso checks on his cousin. Uso brings a steel chair in. Edge starts to get up from the superkick but Uso rams him shoulder-first into the ring post. Uso swings the chair but Bryan ducks and comes right back to level Uso with the flying knee Bryan is the only one getting up now. He grabs the chair as fans cheer him on. Bryan unloads on Uso with chair shots while he’s down.
Bryan backs up and waits for Reigns to get up now. Bryan swings he chair but Reigns ducks and Bryan levels Edge with a chair shot. Reigns comes right back with a Superman Punch to Bryan. Reigns waits in the corner now. He goes for a Spear but Bryan counters and takes him down into the Yes Lock. Heyman looks on but there is no referee. Bryan tightens the submission as a wide-eyed Reigns yells out. Bryan yells at Reigns to tap out. Reigns is tapping out but Edge doesn’t see it as he comes and smacks Bryan with a chair to break the hold. Edge then delivers a chair shot to Reigns while he’s down.
Edge turns and hits Bryan with the chair one more time to keep him down. Edge yells out that this is his, his! Edge shows some frustration but also anger as he exits the ring, walking up the ramp to a mixed reaction. A referee returns to the ring as Reigns starts to move. Reigns drags himself over and lays on Bryan for the pin to retain.
Winner: Roman Reigns
After the match, Reigns lays on the mat face-down and tries to recover as his music hits. Heyman raises the Universal Title at ringside as Reigns starts to get up. We go to replays. Reigns gets to his feet and raises the title in the air as the announcers hype Edge vs. Reigns at WrestleMania 37. The 2021 WWE Fastlane pay-per-view goes off the air with Reigns standing tall as Bryan lays face-down on the mat.
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